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“Great value, location, and service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jerry's Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   285 Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Great value, location, and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is great! The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Even got a little bag of treats when we checked in! Great value and is only a 20min walk from the heart of downtown LA. Would definitely stay here again! Booking early is a must so you don't miss out :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Jerry's Motel in early August. They have good rooms for the budget price which were clean.

Unsatfisfacory elements were noise at night (car noise, honking, sirens, people yelling, people fighting, people banging on our door, people vomiting outside our room and other room noise) and location (which was the major problem). If you are on a bugdet and have a car then this is a solid option. Otherwise you are in a very sketchy area and it feels unsafe to walk places (plus the distance is quite long). The actual downtown area of LA is over a Freeway which is a very deserted walk and public transport is minimal.

The staff were lovely, super helpful and provided a bag of snacks on arrival. They made checkout incredibly easy and were available whenever we needed them.

It would be a great budget option but ONLY if you have a car.

Otherwise walking is dangerous and long distances to 'happening' places.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hello and thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to hear you liked our property and understand that the neighborhood was not to your satisfaction. We are located in a densely populated urban neighborhood in downtown and are hence prone to city noise from time to time. However, we have many international guests without cars that walk around freely and without any problems.

As many past reviewers have mentioned, there is a local bus stop right across the street from our hotel that takes you to both downtown and the west side of Los Angeles. There are intricate bus lines throughout the entire city, and our guests without rental cars get around well with pre-planning, reviewing the provided public transportation guide found in each room, or by simply asking our front desk for assistance.

Since you did not contact the front desk to report any of the incidents mentioned such as banging on your door or vomiting, we ask that you please contact us directly at info@jerrysmotel.com with additional details so we may review our surveillance video and investigate the matter further. We are a very small 10 room family run property and have a very hands-on management approach, and since we did not receive any other such complaints, nor did we find any evidence of such events, perhaps you may have heard noise from a neighboring sick guest or someone knocking on a neighboring room door.

Please email us directly with the dates you were our guest, as we take this feedback very seriously and wish to review our surveillance video.

Thank you!
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Lady Lake, Florida
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Thank you Trip Advisor for helping us find Jerry's. We couldn't have been happier. Great location, safe convenient parking, clean and friendly. An unexpected bag of snacks upon arrival. It was not as convenient to public transport as we had hoped. We ended up using our car every day to get where we were going and for dinner as well. Had hoped to leave it parked and save parking lot fees. But when I compare what Jerry's cost us vs. the other hotels on our 2-week California trip, I am absolutely delighted.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you very much for being our guest! We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. You were all a pleasure and we hope your entire California trip was a great success! Hope to see you again during your next trip to sunny California.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent welcome with snack package and outstanding local tourist guidance/info. Come here BEFORE YOU TOUR.
Would return anytime. That is an accolade from us.
Great value. Local food limited at 9pm.
The room was good, wifi fine, fridge ok, shower good. Safe off street parking.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thanks for your feedback! We're happy to hear the local information provided was useful and helped make your stay a great one. We look forward to providing you with another great stay in the future!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

What can you saw about Jerrys. Firstly the staff are amazing, super helpful with directions booking us taxis and offering really good help and advice. for the money you pay this place is an absolute bargain, decent size tidy / clean rooms. free parking and free wifi. if your wanting to stay in a place with loads of shops and restaurants in walking distance this might not be the one, however you are only a $10-$12 cab ride from plenty to see and do. the only tricky thing is the location of the hotel on the corner intersection, if you driving come England (other side of the road) and driving to pull in during traffic it can be tricky so be careful. overall 4/5.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thanks for your review! Happy to hear your week long stay worked out very well with all of the places you wanted to visit. We strive to provide clean, tidy rooms for our guests, and are really glad this helped provide you with a comfortable stay. Your feedback is very much appreciated.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed in Jerry's Motel for 5 nights in June/ July 2013. I had a wonderful stay there. The staff is so helpful!! e.g.: Our check-in time was 3:00 p.m but we arrived a bit early (like 12:00). They told us they would clean our room first and it would be ready at 1:00 p.m at most. We just went to eat something and when we came back the room was there to us. And they also gave us a bag with groceries. :)

In addition, the bed is great, Cable TV is available. Also Iron, hairdryer, mini-refrigerator, digital safe and free local calls...

Just take Bus 16 in the nearest corner to go to Farmer's Market. Or go down to 6th Street and take bus 720 to Santa Monica. It's easy!

I didn't felt unsafe there or towards downtown area. Just avoid going towards MacArthur Park area during the night, it's OK during the day but it is bit abandoned and dirty. It really needs improvement.

Room Tip: If your are not handicap, ask for a room upstairs, they seen to be more quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I've stayed here twice on difference dates. I enjoyed the simple but outstanding stay. This hotel met all my spectations during my stay: price, quality and awesome service. The bed was firm and the shower water was hot, I can't complain! I will stay here again and it is quite the hidden gem in LA.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Jerry's Motel

Address: 285 Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#11 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#14 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
#53 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Jerry's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jerry's Motel is less than a 5 minute drive to major attractions like the Los Angeles Convention Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Live, Staples Center, Grammy Museum and much more. We are also nearby major public transportation hubs and a short 15 minute commute to tourist hot spots like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Citadel shopping outlets.Guests at Jerry's Motel in Los Angeles CA will enjoy a great place to wind down after a day out on the town with over 100 satellite television channels. Business travelers will also appreciate access to Copy, Fax and Wireless Internet Services. Jerry's Motel in Los Angeles, CA provides a great location and price that is perfect for those who have meetings in Downtown or at the Convention Center and don't want to pay $200 or more at a major hotel ... more   less 
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