We stayed here for one weekend night while traveling to LA from San Diego. It was a nice JW and very well located. We were able to walk to LA live restaurants and coffeeshop closeby. Checkin was a little crowded since there was a Mary Kay conference going on. There was also some Australian business soiree taking place and there were some celebrity sightings according to a few Mary Kay ladies with whom we spoke. The room was about the same as a regular Marriott. Nice bathroom and shower. I would stay here again if I needed to be downtown. It's not cheap but JWs are higher end so rarely do I find them "cheap" per se. You can walk to the metro. The redline is about a half mile away and it will take you into Hollywood right near the Mann theatre and walk of stars.