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Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown)   |  
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“Great location of business!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were there for a conference, and it could not have been more ideal! We have stayed in Omni hotels previously, and have always been able to expect fantastic service, comfortable and updated rooms, and a great location! The price we paid from Hotwire, was really very good, and i would have paid more at similar locations without any additional benefit! I always forget to put the Omni properties as a "go to" , I usually look for Starwoods, but after this stay, it is a reminder to put it right at the top of my list!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stay at the Omni frequently for work. It took me a few trips to find this place, previously I tried the Westin which I would not recommend. This hotel doesn't look like much from the outside but is nice and updated on the inside. All rooms are fairly large and some come with a couch which is especially nice when staying for more than a few days. The fitness center is adequate and up-to-date. The pool is small and is a lap pool rather than a place for kids to play. The restaurant and hotel bar are also nice. I think the Omni has one of the best rewards programs especially for someone who doesn't travel excessively...you essentially get benefits immediately just for signing up. e.g. free coffee, free wifi, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Our staff is delighted to know that we have your loyalty and commitment. We appreciate your comments, and hope to welcome you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

After carefully reading reviews here and on other websites we decided to stay here rather than other pricier hotels nearby. It was really ideal. . .by joining their free club we had a full breakfast included for three, free parking and free internet access. We were in SoCal to visit LA colleges for our younger son and also to visit my older USC sophomore so the trip was hectic (7 colleges in 4 1/2 days) and the Omin extras made it much easier. It is also centrally located to all the colleges we visited. We are not fans of the pillow top mattresses, but we were able to tolerate this one because it was not sunken in the middle as we have found at other hotels. We would have liked full, rather than a lap, pool and a jacuzzi (either public or in the room) would have been one more desirable upgrade!

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  • Stayed April 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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OmniMgrLosAngeles, Executive Office at Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We were happy to serve as your "home away from home" during your busy trip in Los Angeles.
We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to future visits.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The Omni Resort was a good place to stay, the staff where friendly, the bell boys where brilliant, they'll arrange a taxi for wherever you want to go plus they'll give you advice, if they think you need it or if you ask for it.

Two downsides is the breakfast was a bit expensive for my liking and the double beds are far too small but on the plus side the girl who was the waitress in the bar on Sunday 7th April is stunningly beautiful and a credit to the company, polite and cute not getting why us English couldn't handle the cold.

Andy

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgrLosAngeles, Executive Office at Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Los Angeles, and that we were able to be a part of it. We appreciate your feedback. While we do have guestrooms with two double beds, we also have rooms with two queen size beds available. We hope that you will remember us the next time your travels bring you through LA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This review is from some years ago, so things may have changed, but I think not. I've never stayed at a hotel with this level of customer service, period! EVERYONE was wonderful, from the manager to the housekeeping staff. How much else do I need to write? This is the best hotel experience I've ever had and I've stayed at HUNDREDS of hotels, including places like the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley. You can NEVER go wrong here!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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OmniMgrLosAngeles, Executive Office at Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on your past stay with us! We continue to strive to exceed our guests' expectations, and hope to have an opportunity to extend that hospitality to you again soon. Our hotel has undergone renovations in our guestrooms and public areas since your visit, so we hope you will return to enjoy.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a good location for business travelers or Contemporary Art Museum, but the best thing about this hotel is the bar and restaurant. Bartenders were friendly and new their jobs well. Live piano player during prime time hours. Expect a couple of beers on tap, one local, craft brew. Mixed drinks are prepared with care. Street food menu, in addition to the normal menu, was a plus. The desert sorbet was a very good deal. There were several TVs for the sports fans, and fireplace for the atmosphere seekers.

Rooms have been updated. Not much noise coming from other rooms. Internet is available for free if you are a member of awards program. Flat screen TV was big, maybe 42"? No ipod radio hookup. Everything was clean. Bathroom was large for hotel rooms. I had a King size room, and it included a bathroom with both a stand-up shower *and* a separate bath tub. Windows were dirty, definitely a slower cleaning rotation than neighboring buildings. But, it's LA, so not much to look at except the office building across the street. Newspaper is at your door every morning, even if you tell them to save the paper.

Workout room was well stocked with both free weights, bikes, treadmills, and weight machines. Pool was 3'6", not deep enough for flip turns, but is longer than most hotel pools at ~10 meters. There was a ladder for attaching a band for stationary swimming.

Walking distance to downtown restaurants in Old Bank District, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, or LA Live. (In order of my preference, and proximity). Closest grocery store is City Target, but not close. Convenient stores are available on Broadway street. During the day, there are plenty of eating places open in the plaza or across the street in WF center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OmniMgrLosAngeles, Executive Office at Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Your feedback is truly appreciated. Your comments will no doubt be helpful for guests traveling to Los Angeles. We hope that we will also have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future as well.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here last year during the 4th of July. L.A. you sure put on a good show and I'm talking about just the ILLEGAL fireworks displays! Lol.

This property is located very close to the downtown central area. The surrounding neighborhood is just ok, but the business center it's nestled in is nice with some decent convenience shopping. Starbucks, etc.

The parking roundabout area can get pretty hectic, but once you get through the entry way doors you are greeted with a spacious lobby and excellent appearances that I've come to expect from Omni/GHA properties. Check-in was a breeze and so was getting to our room. All support staff were very friendly and helpful. Concierge people were very attentive when approached.

We had a standard room that was nicely appointed and had a decent view of the surrounding sky-line. King sized bed was great. Our bathroom was fine though my wife preferred the San Francisco Omni's bathroom layout more. On-site gym is very nice. They have a smallish pool that we didn't have a chance to use.

We used their town car one way service a few times and when it wasn't available immediately the valet was able to give us accurate times for when we could expect it to be available. Huge plus.

Anytime we are back in the LA area we will use this hotel again! Thanks Omni LA!

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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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OmniMgrLosAngeles, Executive Office at Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
It was a delight to host you and your wife, and we hope you will stay with us again this coming 4th of July! We appreciate your comments, and will share it with our team.
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Address: 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#3 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#3 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#3 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
#3 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza 4*
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