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“When all the homeless shelters are full.” 1 of 5 stars
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Ambassador Hotel
817 North Fries Avenue, Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 90744 (Harbor)   |  
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Ranked #246 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“When all the homeless shelters are full.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

I moved out my nice apt due to domestic vioence and found myself calling 211 Los Angeles for assistance but all the shelters were full, having just a limited income of EDD unemployment I was looking for a cheap hotel to stay at. This was the most reasonable one I could find. The neighborhood is real real bad, there was no TV so I just look out my window everynight where there is alot of entertainment, gun shots all night, fires, gangs, fights, drugs deals and people arguing all night from my window view. I just turn off my lights and look out the window. There is a shower and restroom in the hallway that you share with everyone else in the building. It's not comfortable, most of the people are on SSI mentally ill, drug addicts or people down on their luck who just had no where else to go. The price was right but I fear for my life in this neighborhood and I don't dare go outside at night. Plenty of fast food places to eat near by and a Food 4 less across the street is helpful but not worth it, if you have some extra money go somewhere else. This is the last resort place to go but hey it's here for those of us going through a crisis and dont' have much money. There is a locked room with a bed and faucet and a window to look out of and that's about it.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    1 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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English first
LONG BEACH. CALIFORNIA
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

If your looking for a place to end your life then this is the place. My wife and I stayed there as a low cost last resort. It's not a HOTEL in the modern sense of the word. It's just a place to shack up until you can find a better place to live. It's no frills in every sense of the word!!!! You can pay by the week (about $160.00) or you can pay by the month (about $640.00) What do you get for your money? You get to share a bathroom with 60 other people that live on the same floor you do because there are no bathrooms or showers in any of the rooms. There is a kitchen on the second floor for you to cook you dinner with the 200 other people that live in the building. Good luck with that!!! There are many places(Hope your Spanish is good) to go out and eat but Wilmington, California is not the kind of place you want to be after dark. Rough neighborhood if your not Latino.Bueno Suerte! Also if you have a complaint don't expect to get any help from the manager. Usually the management is not the HELPFUL kind of people you'd expect. You'll get better service from the roaches that climb your walls.

As you enter the halls and climb the stairs you sense an overwhelming feeling of impending doom, isolation, loneliness and despair that can be only found in this country's worst prisons. GUESS WHAT? That's who your neighbors will be. The former populace of the penal system. RAPISTS, CONVICTS, DRUG DEALERS, CHILD MOLESTERS AND WIFE BEATERS. OH HAPPY DAYS!!! :D The smell of puke, crack and marijuana filling the air throughout the building lets you know that your in the wrong neighborhood. Children that are unwanted by their parents run around without supervision. The children are usually hungry and unwashed. Best of all the parents don't give a [--] about them. It's the HOTEL that HELL FORGOT!!! Not even the devil would stay there.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 817 North Fries Avenue, Wilmington, Los Angeles, CA 90744
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Harbor
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Ranked #246 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles

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