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The Los Angeles Athletic Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   431 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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“Weekend Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We wanted to be close to the Nokia Center, and it definitely is! Cool hotel Nice vibe and great health club amenities since it actually is an athletic club. Rooftop access is cool. It is not too close to the touristy stuff like Hollywood and Sunset Blvds, so we ended up paying $30 cab rides to those places. The area of the hotel has some restaurants and Walgreens, and everything you need. Be advised there is no room service on the weekends though. Bed was super amazingly comfy, and when we first walked in, the room seemed small, but by the time we left it didn't at all. They could use a bathroom renovation and a full length mirror. I would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Positive place: different from big LA hotels, abundant complimentary breakfast with good omlette (though bad coffee), quite large rooms (with dark brown color), entire building-size roof-top to view LA (and possibility to take sunbath if weather ok), good size pool to swim, nice small steam-bath, many opetion for workout (from yoga to basket as well as the normal stuff). In the early mornings you meet really old time LA people in the gym. Evenings, as everywhere, outside many poor pople but they do not make hassle. Staples about 15 minutes walk away.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Being able to swim in a 25 yard pool and get some good swimming time in was amazing. I come to LA for the fashion district so it is walking distance ( just walk on the right streets as there are some sketchy areas very close by). I am a triathlete so i did not miss any workouts doing a great cycling class in the morning. There are loads of classes (no charge) and machines and an indoor track that is well laid out.The rooms are comfortable and overall the place feels masculine and clubby like worn in leather chairs, sports memorabilia. I would give athletic club an excellent but the food could be better.
I will stay here every time i come to LA for market in the fashion district.

Room Tip: I think the rooms are only on two floors.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Right downtown! Great staff....friendly and helpful! Room was comfortable for downtown. Very masculine color and furnishings. Great breakfast at Dukes with omelets made to perfection. Helped me store my stuff for a day out and getting a car to the next destination. Would certainly return here.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a clean, spacious, extremely friendly/welcoming hotel in a central downtown L.A. location. Parking is reasonable and very convenient. The use of the somewhat outdated gym is a huge bonus! The bathroom was roomy and clean but due for modernization. The bed was unusually comfortable with excellent quality linens. I plan on making this my "go to" hotel whenever I need to stay in Los Angeles.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street have a better view but much more early morning noise
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel surprises you with a great roof top deck and great breakfast. The staff from the front desk to maids are very nice and helpful. A 15 minute walk to the Staples Center. If you need to stay downtown, stay here. Only negative is getting coffee at breakfast. Dukes has a nice happy hour with little bites to graze on or a nice bar menu.

Room Tip: Rooms have a mini fridge and free WiFi.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Los Angeles Athletic Club for the first two nights of our stay in Los Angeles and also on the last night of our visit to the USA. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful at reception. The Lobby and Reception area was very pleasant and welcoming. Our bedroom was clean and comfortable and good internet connection. However the décor the bedroom was extremely dark and dull and very depressing, with dark chocolate colour walls and very dark furniture. The bathroom in both rooms that we stayed in were extremely small and old and need immediate upgrading.

This is not a cheap hotel to stay in and breakfast, which was included in our rate was very average.

However the location of the hotel is Excellent and very close to restaurants and shops and this is what we liked very much.

When we booked this hotel and read other people comments, about the neighbourhood, we were very uneasy, even thinking about cancelling our reservation. However we can assure other guests that this was not a problem.

It is correct to say that from 10.00 pm onwards there are a lot of people begging in the vicinity of the hotel, but this did not cause us any problems. We were able to get to where we wanted to and did not feel threatened in any way and there was also plenty of Police in the General Area.

We also took normal precautions and did not stay out very late at night.

So, our overall experience (despite the dark rooms) was very positive and we also felt safe and comfortable staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 431 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#34 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Los Angeles Athletic Club 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you need a private getaway after a long day at work, a hideaway for a romantic weekend, or accommodations for your V.I.P. guests, our 72 elegantly appointed rooms atop The Los Angeles Athletic Club await you. Guest have full access to 88,000 sq ft of athletic facilities, 3 restaurants and a rooftop lounge. Breakfast and discounted parking are also included. ... more   less 
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