If I had a specific reason to stay close to downtown and the Wilshire District, I might stay here. I wouldn't walk around the neighborhood at night. In a short time, you can be at Olvera Street, Phillipe's, the different districts; and with a little further drive, you can be in West Los Angeles or Santa Monica. I didn't like the required security deposit which I have never ever been asked for at a BW in forty years of being a customer. Our phones would to connect the their wifi network because it unsecured.
Best Western Plus LA Midtown was great. Especially if you doing for a short trip. The price is affdorable. Room is so clean. I would definitely stay here again in the future. I had a problem when I was there, other guest made really loud noise and cause the problem. But the hotel acted really fast by called the security and cops.
Great location in Korea town, nice clean rooms, walking distance to a Metro stop and good restaurants all around the hotel. Need to upgrade some room features like shower heads, but otherwise very good hotel for a short or long term stay.
Front desk clerk took ten minutes to check in me, because he could spell neither my last or first name correctly. I had to give him the confirmation # so he could look up my reservation. Then he miraculously found my reservation which matched my name on my driver license exactly. IDIOT !!!! Stay away. The parking sucks, the rooms are antiquated and small. Not worth the money you think you're saving. They also charged me $100 incidental fee just in case. Just in case what? I steal the F'n microwave??? They have my credit card on file!!! WTF !!!! I'm a BW elite member and they are typically very good. Not this one !!!
This location visually looks nice and appears like a good choice considering downtown can be really dangerous and sketchy at night. My overall stay was fine, and my room was relatively clean. However, there were some major problems with my stay that soured my on ever coming back here. 1. The website says there is free parking. What they don't say is that there are 90 rooms and only 40 parking spots. The desk clerk told me that it was first come first serve. It was only 830 and the lot was full, with zero chance of any spots opening up since they give up passes for the entire night. I had to find street parking in downtown LA on a weekend and risk my car being broken in to. 2. I paid for a king-size bed. I wasn't told until after I checked in and was leaving that they did not have any king-size beds and instead I would have a room with two queens. I should have been told this while I was checking in, not as I was about to get on the elevator. 3. I used the restroom while getting settled into my room and discovered the toilet was clogged from a previous guest. I went downstairs and informed the desk clerk of the situation. The desk clerk informed a manager, who went into a closet and brought me a used plunger inside a poop-stained plastic bag. The manager told me I would have to fix it myself. I asked the manager if she seriously expected me to unclog the toilet of a room I just checked into. She didn't respond and just stared at me. I had no choice but to use this gross plunger to make my toilet usable again. Given these three things, I will never be staying at this location again, nor will I be staying at a Best Western again. I can look past the first two occurrences, but the third is completely unacceptable.…