Don't book this hotel. Really. Spend 2-3 $$ more to stay elsewhere and spare yourself an hour of frustration.
The room wasn't there when I arrived. I looked up previous feedback: they do this all the time. Although I have called and e-mailed in advance to ensure that my room would be available, by the time I arrived there was no room for me, even though the reservation was double-confirmed and prepaid. The receptionist was extremely rude. Despite my complaints, I have been bumped to some other dodgy motel down the road which was extremely dirty and not as advertised when I was booking at all. Moreover, I had to walk there, dragging my luggage at 1am (unfamiliar place, single girl - not a nice feeling).
I have been picked up in the airport by the hotel's shuttle which cramped 13 passengers into bus with 9 seats (is that even legal?), 8 out of whom we picked up from a restaurant on the way back; we had to wait for them to pay the bill and, of course, the party that came in was loud, drunk and wanted to smoke in the bus.
The motel I have been bumped into had an incredibly dirty bathroom and the towels were so dirty that I didn't dare using them. Not sure they've been properly washed.
The Adventurer itself is NOT a hotel, as is claimed in the description: it's a hostel (see the photo of the entrance). I had a look around in the morning: it might appeal to you only if you are a youngster looking for an adventure. Completely unsuitable for any sober traveler, esp. with kids.
I tried to get a refund for this disaster of a stay, but the hotel manager stoutly refused to give it because "I did not refuse to stay overnight in the other hotel". As if I had a choice at 1am! Thankfully, I booked via Expedia, and the Expedia staff completely agreed with me that this sort of service is utterly unacceptable; therefore, Expedia refunded me themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two story, brown building with tropical garden theme. The hostel has three on-site restaurants. Many fast food restaurants are located nearby. 3 kms to the nearest airport (Los Angeles), 10 minute walk to the nearest metro station (Hawthorne), 12 km to Union Station. Combines an all suite hotel (Tradewinds) with a campus setting for cottages and International youth hostel on five wooded acres. ... more less
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