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The L.A. Hotel Downtown
Ranked #32 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2007

This is a great location right in heart of downtown close to disney concert hall and central library. It has grandiose looking lounge with extremely large and spacious room. But the highlight is the bathroom - huge clean and plenty of granite.

The only drawback is that hotel has valet parking only for $16.50/day. The valet service is very poor . We waited for about 30mins in lobby even after we had called in from our room to have the car fetched from garage well in advance. The valet ticket gives about 10mins max time.

Overall I would recommend this hotel if you are not driving.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 11, 2007

This is a clean, well-designed hotel with helpful staff and good-sized rooms. A pleasant surprise was that the hotel wasn't huge, like the Bonaventure across the way. I actually felt like I was in a boutique hotel.

Some people aren't comfortable in downtown LA, which lacks charm to put it mildly. But it's an easy walk to good food and to entertainment (museums and Disney Hall within walking distance, 3 movie theaters on the hotel premises). A fabulous Gold's Gym (complete with pool and boxing ring) is just 3 blocks away.

LA's public transportation system is underrated, yet it has received recent rewards, and deservedly so. From the hotel, 25 cents during dayltime hours on LA DOT's shuttle will get you to Little Tokyo and to Chinatown, just a mile or two away, with a neighborhood feel and lots of moderate-priced restaurants.The LA Metro takes you to the center of Hollywood in 20 minutes. I even managed to get to the Getty Villa in Malibu on two city buses, in just over an hour.

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed August 2, 2007

The Marriott is a fantastic hotel with great amenities.
It is clean friendly and very accommodating. The only
problem is the location. This hotel is ideal for business
travellers, but for tourists there is very little you can do in
Downtown LA. The underground and taxis are very convenient,
but we would suggest stay North Hollywood if your on holiday
otherwise you will spend a great deal of time and money in
cabs or on the tube.
This is definately the best Marriott we have stayed in in
any country. Thanks

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2007

excellent service, rooms big enough and very clean, some noise from freeway, although we preferred this view and spent 8 nights overlooking it, so def no problem. pool ok, but tending to the shadey, so not muchgood after 5pm.

weekends cheaper by a long way and included breakfast buffet which was awesome ( if free) but could be beaten for value in a million LA restaurants if not!

valet parking excellent service and well worth it here, with the valets very knowledgeable about routes and distances to attractions/malls etc.

Not too far from anywhere....theme parks (incl 6flags), hollywood, restaurants as its straight onto Wilshire blvd and also the i5. Go to the Ivy from here, superb night out. watch the traffic on the 5 and 110,101 esp in rush hour and tak an alt route thru the boulevards and save hours!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2007

Rooms are clean, and staff is polite. Beds are very very comfortable. Lobby is inviting for lounging and having a drink. As of 07 the whole hotel is non smoking. Hotel is centrally located in downtown, and accessible to all major freeways. Although mostly labeled as business hotel, it’s also good for vacationers. The hotel is close to little Tokyo, which has some great cuisine. Try Sushi Ghen & Shabu Shabu. Jump on the freeway, and Dodger stadium, Pasadena, Hollywood, Santa Monica are close. Yes downtown is desolate at night, so do not go walking. However during the daytime it’s ok. For the more curious, walk through the historic core on Broadway Blvd. This is the historic theater row district. Also try Spring Street, the historic financial district. If your stay is strictly business, you will find the hotel meets all you needs. Parking is valet only, $16.5 per day.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 16, 2007

Great place to stay, even for a local. Attended a two-day seminar – so I got to see quite a lot of this hotel. Great service, excellent amenities, terrific location, fantastic room. Even the food from the little patio place was very nice – especially given that it was from a hotel. The breakfast buffet is a great deal! And I absolutely fell in love with the onion soup – not many places make a great onion soup. Cool lobby painting too! I highly recommend this hotel for business stay-overs. Felt very safe there too.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 7, 2007

My husband and I stayed here from June 1, 2006 to June 3, 2006. The hotel was very easy to get to from LAX airport. Although we were told that the Metro not far from the hotel takes you into Hollywood and all the sites there, we did not take it. We drove from our hotel to Hollywood Blvd to see all the touristy sites. It was only a 10 minute drive and very easy! The hotel and downtown/finacial area was like a ghost town on the weekend. There is a movie theatre right next to the hotel which was very convienient! Also, the hotel recommended many restaurants all within walking distance from the hotel to eat dinner at. (between 2-5 blocks) We ate at the restaurant Engine something or another. It was fantastic! Definitely recommend the meatloaf dinner! Casual setting. The hotel had a nice pool outside, great breakfast buffett ($19.99 per person) and a great bar night life! The room was clean and large! We paid $143 a night on the weekend and thought it was very reasonable in comparison to other hotels in the area. The bathroom was really impressive and nice for a Marriott! We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1001
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#82 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: $200 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The L.A. Hotel Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 469
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. 400 Guest rooms and 69 suites are among the most comfortable and spacious in the downtown area. The L.A. Hotel Downtown offers a beautiful outdoor heated pool, a restaurant and one lounge. Close proximity to many attractions including Staples Center, LA Convention Center, L.A. Live, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cathedral, Dodger Stadium, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal Studios and Disneyland. ... more   less 
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