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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

2.0 of 5 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a 5 star experience with excellent service. Employees were extremely helpful and available to meet requests. Room was exactly as shown in pictured and had a mid-century charm in the architecture. We choose the shared bathroom which was extremely clean. The waffles in the morning for the complimentary breakfast was a unique idea and delicious. I will be staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed with my friend in a twin room. We didn't have our own bathroom but the shared ones were very clean. We had breakfast which was very nice and extremely good value for money. I think we paid around £23 each which we think was very good value for money. The hotel is a distance from the center but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a wedding. It was a 10 minute walk to the venue. Right in the heart of downtown. Walking distance to clubs, restaurants and farmer's markets. The charm and beauty of the hotel are timeless. While the rooms are small, they served their purpose and met our needs. We recommend this hotel to anyone looking to "ball... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was much cheaper than the other LA hotels I saw online. And I guess you get what you pay for. The room was dark, smelly, gross and noisy, I didn't even want to take my shoes off. To be fair, we had booked one of the cheaper rooms, maybe the pricier ones are better. But the corridors were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel was sort of fine for its purposes but it was not an overall good experience. Especially the fact that my booking was almost declined because I had some problems with my credit card (and couldn't pay the 50 dollar deposit by card). I offered to pay cash but this was impossible at first. Then, luckily, the woman offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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). 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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.

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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
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