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“Great for LA Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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Jerry's Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   285 Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Central L.A)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 339 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great for LA Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great small hotel in a great location. Very close to downtown, and close to all the popular tourist spots. The person at check in was helpful giving some great tips about getting around town. The goodie bag upon arrival was a nice touch and very much appreciated. The room was comfortable and clean. One of the best features was the free parking. We were able to park right in front of our room which was a great plus. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Hi mlarr98,

Thanks so much for your feedback. We're so happy to hear you found our rooms to be clean, comfortable and centrally located. Free parking is definitely a plus in the downtown area, and we are very glad it is something we are able to offer to our guests.

We hope to see you again sometime!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I booked Jerry's Motel because it had great reviews, looked like a decently renovated motel-hotel, had free parking, was close enough to downtown L.A., and because they give you free candy on arrival! And I wasn't disappointed - this is a well-maintained, nicely renovated, clean, friendly and convenient motel. I was delayed 2hrs and didn't arrive till 2:30am, but there was still a friendly guy to check me in and it wasn't so much 'candy' that they gave me but snacks like granola bars, etc. which I prefer - who doesn't want to tuck into some food after delayed travel and a long night? The parking lot is a little tight, but there's space for each guest - just be careful on the way into the driveway as there's a steep bump that I almost scratched the front of the car on. The hotel is very close to main areas of Downtown L.A. and not too far a drive from Hollywood, and while the area is not very posh, it's not super rundown either. I went for a run 2 days while there and just 10 minutes down the road there's a beautiful park with a fountain 'Echo Park', and barely anyone around to bother me. It was fairly quiet all the time, too, even at night, and the beds are really comfortable and clean. There was enough space in my room to do a little workout in the mornings, and checking out was easy (just leave the key in the room). From reservation to departure this motel was everything I'd hoped for, and made my few days traipsing around L.A. solo great fun. Would go back again!

Room Tip: No elevator but short staircase up to 2nd floor - and is removed from where everyone parks so I'...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi nomeknight,

Thanks so much for taking time to provide your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we were more than happy to welcome you in the early hours of the morning after a long, delayed flight. Our staff is available 24/7 and does their best to provide friendly, helpful service. We also like to make things easy and convenient for our guests, hence the super easy check out process.

It's great that you made your way to the Echo Park lake, which is extremely popular with locals from throughout the city for running, meeting up with friends, picnics and dog walking! It was recently renovated and the entire area has been enjoying it. It has been a great additional to the downtown/Echo Park area.

Hopefully we'll see you again if you are back in LA!
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place thats only minutes away from Chinatown, downtown L.A & Staples Center. Only 20 minutes from Hollywood & 30 minutes from Venice beach & Santa Monica pier. Owners give you a gift bag with goodies upon arrival as well as a list of nearby restaurants, grocery stores and site seeing attractions along with the direct addresses. Makes it so easy to just enter the address into your gps and go! The room I stayed in was modern, always kept clean & the area felt safe. I WILL be staying there again whenever I return to L.A!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi cindee10,

Thanks for your positive feedback! It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope you had a great time in Los Angeles. We are really glad to hear our location in the downtown area was a great base to explore other places like Hollywood, Chinatown, and the beach cities of Venice and Santa Monica.

We hope to have you as a guest again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. This is the perfect LA motel as a base for exploring the city and surrounds, or for starting and ending your western USA trip. Its an easy walk to downtown, including access to the LA metro system. The staff are friendly and a great source of advice on transport and dining options. They stored some excess luggage between visits and on my day of departure - all done with a minimum of fuss. This motel is great value for money.

Room Tip: I stayed in three different rooms on the top floor and all were good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi Matt C,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the TA community. We enjoyed having you as a guest on 3 separate occasions during your recent trip to the US. Hopefully your nice, long trip exceeded all of your expectations!

We are glad our location made getting around LA by both rental car and public transport easy. The nearby 7th St/Metro Center and Pershing Square stations are great hubs to connect to other areas of the city like Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, and in the near future, even Santa Monica!

Thank you again for all of your stays!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What a lovely surprise. The motel doesn't look like much from the outside, but the room was neat and clean. The staff was friendly. I loved the little bag of snacks. I was a wary of the instant coffee, but even found that surprisingly good. The bed was comfortable, too. I would recommend.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi Rooper,

Thanks for your feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your free snacks as well as our instant coffee. Although coffee enthusiasts are often not fans of instant coffee, we have tried MANY different types and flavors, and our current selection is a really good blend that is not overly sweet. We find that most guests who try it really enjoy the taste and oftentimes receive calls back from guests asking for the brand name.

We hope to have you as a guest again when you are in the the area. Thanks!
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London UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is not a standard USA motel. It is just as described on its website and most definately worthy of the tripadvisor awards. Rooms are comfy, quiet and well equipped. Location is perfect for the up and coming downtown area of LA. No shady characters or late night noise. Off street parking, local shop next door and some great places to have breakfast or evening meal within 5 mins drive, all with valet or approved parking. The area is pretty much like Canary Wharf in London - city tower blocks and cute places to eat. Try ihop for breakfast and the Engine Co. No. 28 or next door at Cucina Rustica for dinner - wonderful !

Room Tip: small motel - all rooms good, only ground and 1st floor (stairs) but has a disabled ground floor roo...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi Claire M,

We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are also happy to hear you explored the many areas in and around the popular downtown LA. Indeed, there are several food options in the downtown area, and Cucina Rustica is actually one of our favorites as well! Hopefully we are able to welcome your family back in the future!
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The location was good, if you want to stay in downtown L.A. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Rooms were clean and didn't feel old - all though maybe not to the highest interior standards. However, considering the low cost, this was a great hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Hi insats,

Thanks for writing about your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our budget oriented hotel in the downtown area. Although not luxurious, our staff works hard to keep rooms clean and comfortable for all guests. Thanks again and we hope to see you again sometime in the future!
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Address: 285 Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
#15 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#62 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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