When I arrived at the hotel, I was wary of the neighborhood. It was an urban, downtown location that I don't associate with Los Angeles -- more like Philadelphia. But once inside, I entered a historic, old hotel. The lobby was not impressive but it did have free copies of the Wall Street Journal and LA Times -- much preferred over USA Today.
The best part was the spacious, nicely appointed room and the free, full breakfast. The hotel is located one mile from the convention and Staples center, and not too far from the Opera House and museums. Good restaurants were close by.
The hotel service was quirky. One morning, I found that the maid never replaced coffee in the room. When I went to get some at the front desk, I was handed a single packet for one cup. The weekends have a skeletal staff so things do not get cleaned up very quick. And although there is a big gym with a basketball court, running track, exercise equipment and more, the opening hours were limited.
Overall, I was satisfied with the four-night visit.