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640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend booked 1 room for me and my partner. Only stayed here for 1 night. Couldnt take it for more. This hotel sucks. The front lady at the desk she doesnt smile and kinda rude. When we were about to go to our room from the elevator til we get to our room disgusts us. Me and my boyfriend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here twice in 2012 (June and July) and it was okay quality for the price. Rooms were cute and there were fans so it made it a little pit easier to cope with the heat. Shared bathroom wasn't that bad as I first thought. The neighborhood was a little bit scary and you have about 10min walk to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't Describe how bad this place is! Was that bad I nearly couldn't be bothered writing this! Stayed for half an hour then left! Although me and my mate where laughing our heads of at the room the Women on the other hand looked like they had witnessed a crime scene! The Pictures are a set up! The bathroom was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a keeness to help. Any issues (a blocked toilet) were resolved quickly. Central location great. Baggage lock-up useful. The website booking was cheaper than phone booking. Free breakfast was appreciated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap rates for the location. The room had very eccentric decor to say the least. As an older building you must expect to do without the modern amenities. This place is perfect for short visits. No AC in the room so ensure to open the window and turn the fan on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in the foyer to check in, the place looked good. Unfourtunetly when we got to our room it was a big let down and not like the photos online. Wifi was excellent. Bathrooms were very grotty! The saving grace was the amazing front desk staff, so helpful! We found it a tad exspensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really do enjoy this hotel for so many reasons. It has a fantastic location. If you book a room with a private bath, while spartan, it serves every purpose. The included breakfast and entertainment amenities (including people watching) is pretty damn good. The only downside is parking, but that's a problem with many DTLA hotels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with a friend in one of the private rooms, we were expecting something really bad but it was surprisingly nice. The common areas looked clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. I had a few problems with the Reservation system so you may call before your arrival and make sure that everything is ok. Don't expect something... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blunder of my life to stay in this property.... No AC room available in this hotel... Was not aware about it, while my agent asked me to book this property.... Very expensive room.... They charged me around $100 per night for this non ac room..... What to do... Somebody help me....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love old buildings as I think they have so much character and I was not disappointed with this place when my husband and I spent the night here for his birthday. The entire place was very clean and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Yes, the rooms are a bit small without a fridge or microwave but it... More 

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