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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 6 nights recently. I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews and knowing about the history or the hotel but when we were there I was surprised ss everything was just fine. The cleaning of the rooms is done very well. The beautiful Reception area is really handy as there are free wifi computers... More 

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1 Thank Lightwing12Star
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel/hostel looks lovely from the outside. It's not in the most appealing area and as a result it definitely stands out. You definitely get what you pay for here and honestly, for the price paid, one cannot complain. The lobby area looks lovely and the staff are reasonably helpful. Although the options state that you'll receive a continental breakfast... More 

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2 Thank Alaicha
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you like haunted buildings this might be the place for you. It's really creepy with all the mysterious deaths and serial killers who have lived here. But besides the creepyness the rooms are really small and cramped, the breakfast is horrible and you can hear the other tenants doing their business when you are on the loo. I would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My review is based on a number of things. I am realistic and all my reviews take price vs expectations into consideration. As this place was approximately $100 in downtown LA a night and I have stayed in many hostels around the world I had a fairly good idea what to expect. The following is a list of pros and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Room with its own bathroom rather than sharing or having to walk down the hall to do anything is the best way to go.The rooms maybe tiny but your only their to sleep. Pancake,cereal,coffee complimentary for brekky and off you go for the day. Staff very helpful, no matter what time of day or night.

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Alameda, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

WOW! Look up the history of this place AFTER you go! Whether it was our minds playing tricks on us or not, our suite was right under the floor of the serial killers floor and it was spooky. My hair stood on end the whole time! They re-branded the place but you cant take away an imprint of such magnitude... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I stayed here with a friend back in 2013 and it was dire experience. When I arrived my debit card was not accepted for no apparent reason for the deposit and a cash deposit was not accepted either which I didn't understand. I had to settle and call back home to Ireland and get my relatives card over the phone.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights and came home with BED BUGS!!!!! I called the hotel to ask for a refund and restitution and the manager was completely dismissive and rude. They offered no help at all. Now I am stuck with several thousand dollars in costs to remove bed bugs from my home and take my family to a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

the first time i was there i really enjoyed even tehe second time but the third i was dissapointed cos the rates went to the roof and it seems its always packed with that damn herbalife congress group so its hard to book to start with... then when u go downstairs to have breakfast its so crowded that you cant... More 

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1 Thank Caro M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A friend and I stayed here while we were in town for a few days. We read the reviews and couldn't get out of the reservation because it was tied into a package. But it turned out to be a very nice hotel that unfortunately is in a smelly part of town. We walked almost everywhere and people were friendly... More 

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay on Main is the hippest boutique hotel and hostel in downtown Los Angeles. We are located in the heart of LA’s Historic Core, surrounded by many of the newest and hottest restaurants, bars and night- clubs in downtown Los Angeles, California. We are located one mile to LA LIVE, minutes by Metro to famous Hollywood, short walk to the fashion, toy, jewelry districts and flower mart. Also, minutes by bus to China Town, Little Tokyo and USC…or hop on the bus right outside the front door for a unique site seeing ride to Santa Monica beach.Our location, style accommodations and vibe offer our guest the best value in Los Angeles. Stay on Main offers a menu approach to accommodation selection. Depending upon budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities at stay on main hotel, from private rooms with private baths to shared rooms with shared baths down the hall.Stay on Main is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. our rooms are simple stylish and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spend thrifty traveler.In-the-know 18-30 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Price Range: $50 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 138
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