LA is always a difficult city for tourists because you really do have to drive to go places or use taxi's. This hotel, situated in Downtown has excellent access on and off the key freeways which makes it a real bonus. The hotel is very modern , has an excellent coffee shop, a nice restaurant, a wonderful swimming pool and spa and helpful staff. Located at LA Live there is a good choice of places to eat close to the hotel and lots of places to drink. So while downtown LA isn't great the immediate area is good if you are not familiar with Downtown. The hotel has a Hertz office so getting a car is easy. The rooms are very nice. We found it possible to get to all the places we wanted to visit (The Getty, Disneyland, Santa Monica, San Diego) with ease (and the helpful staff who printed out the directions) and we also found it easy walking into the larger downtown area.