We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

2.0 of 5 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
Write a Review

579 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    80
    168
    143
    79
    109
See reviews for
30
173
138
51
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (82)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (579)
  • Mar-May only
    (135)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (197)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (155)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (92)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location, beautiful place, perfect staff, little bit better than your usual hostel. Rooms are clean. Good location for buses and metro. Downtown LA is now perfectly safe and welcoming. Next door, there's a fine foods organic restaurant (very cheap). 👍

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I booked this hotel, all my friends that lives in LA said this will be a dangerous area. However, the streets and people near this hotel are very nice and friendly. This location is golden for its low price. the hotel is right in downtown, next to the 7th street metro station and only one stop away from Staples... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I googled the Cecil Hotel (previous name of this hotel) before we booked here, so I was preparing for the worst! Notorious serial killers and the unfortunate/mysterious death of a girl in 2013 who died in the water tank...needless to say I wasn't the one who hit the 'confirm booking' button - that was my boyfriend as he decided it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well. What can I say, the girlfriend was scared then place was haunted after reading the sordid past of this hotel, and despite staying on the fourth floor (room 440) where the ghost was sighted on the famous photo.. We did not see any hint of the paranormal, the area where the hotel is located is pretty central but is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Varpalota, Hungary
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was average, but the the localization of hotel was great. I missed only own bathroom of the room. Breakfast was enough in the warm summer. :-) It was easy to find parking place nearby also, it was just a couple of minutes to go to a metro station or Union Station.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is almost perfect - Main street in San Francisco. Although the neighborhood is not pleasant, it is the downtown itself. The lobby looks very nice, like in a 3-4 star hotel - you would expect the same room quality. The bad part are the rooms - they are tiny and probably could use renovation... The bathroom (if you pay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok let's be frank this hotel is not the Ritz. It is an older style hotel which has a flashy entrance and lovely staff, but if you wanted the Ritz you'd be paying for it right? We got this hotel as a special on Expedia and paid around $50 a night for a double bed room (the rooms are small,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a reservation on line on behalf of a friend visiting La. The room rate quoted on line and paid with my credit card was $89.00 per day for three days. When the guest arrived at the Hotel she was informed that no charge has been made against my credit card and that she will have to pay $300.00 for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only 3 of the 12 floors look like the picture, the rest "have not yet been renovated" and they are like a scene out of the saw horror movies. They charge the same for the new and old rooms, so be sure to get something on floors 3 to 6. House keeping is minimal and cleaners don't read the "do... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location, 10 mins (bus 733, that also goes to Santa Monica) from central transport station (Union Square) and Little Tokyo isn't far either (15 mins walk). Very impressive interior as if it was a posh but somewhat old hotel (as it were actually). While the receptionists were professional they weren't too friendly (had the same experience in most of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A , Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 138
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, getaroom.com, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Venere, Odigeo, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Agoda and Tingo so you can book your Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Stay On Main Hotel Los Angeles

456 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (158)
Viewed
Room/suite (38)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (37)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (69)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (259)
Viewed
Amenities (19)
Viewed
Dorm Room (21)
Viewed
Double Double Room with Interior View (19)
Viewed
Double Room with City View (23)
Viewed
Penthouse (44)
Viewed
Queen Room with Private Bath (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (100)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (40)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay