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The Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel
Ranked #84 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

?t was a surprize. There is an ongoing renevation at the hotel lobby. Disappointed at first. Then it turned out a fancy hotel with nicely decorated rooms. Worst thing about the hotel, it is not easy to find with navigation. Dont trust your gps. Get ready your map.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

My son and I spent 10 nights in mid January 2013 whilst staying in downtown LA to watch Lakers games at Staples Centre.

Our room was spacious and well-designed. The bathroom was rather small and plain, but sufficient. Access to a world-class gym, swimming pool, and indoor basketball court was a huge plus. However, numerous restaurants and clubs surround the LAAC.. Make sure to visit the ballroom, bars etc, it is so beautiful, like an old English Mansion.

This hotel is a gem right in downtown Los Angeles. The facilities are well kept. My son said it felt like being in your own private club – has that 1930’s feel / glamour. The L.A. Athletic Club was founded in 1880 and it plays its history throughout the hotel with many old photos, posters and memorabilia.

The bed (room 1210) was very comfy. The room is equipped with a small fridge, coffeemaker, free WiFi (bonus!). Another bonus is the breakfast is included in the rate and is very good. Continental b/fast or a cooked - eggs, bacon, waffles, plus an omelette station.

We loved the hotel, some people say the area isn't particular great, especially at night, but we didn’t feel bit uncomfortable, but note there are many homeless people around... but during the day, it's fine. Oh, as someone else said - do not miss going to Bottega Louie, just a block over on 7th Street. The bakery is amazing !

Great location approx 6 blocks (20 min walk) from Staples Centre. I would really recommend anyone staying in downtown LA not to miss this delightful experience. What a great hotel with all the history of Los Angeles behind it. This hotel is a MUST.

Room Tip: Room 1210 great - quiet
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Spent a couple nights at this hotel, as a couple, for business. There were little "issues" constantly: difficulties getting help with the luggage (car to hotel elevators), the in-house bar and restaurant closed over the weekend, half the elevators closed for repair, the water was out for one afternoon.
The available staff was helpful, but it just didn't seem staffed sufficiently for a downtown hotel. We were not there to avail ourselves of the athletic club (majority of the facility), but I just got the feeling this location needs to decide to take the hotel part of its business more seriously.
The room was very dark, and the bathroom not really clean (corners, crevices). What I really missed was much in the way of shelf space for our bathroom stuff. A pedestal sink and one wire rack just doesn't cut it for us...hate to count the toilet tank top as a horizontal surface!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights at the LA Athletic Club (LAAC) while enjoying a wedding weekend in downtown LA.

Our deluxe room was spacious and well-designed. The bathroom was rather small and plain, but sufficient.

Access to a world-class gym, swimming pool, and basketball court was a huge plus, but the wedding activities did not afford us the opportunity to partake. And be warned - downtown LA is no NY or Chicago as far as urban aesthetics. However, numerous restaurants and clubs surround the LAAC

Parking at the hotel was $14 daily with in/out privileges.

Room Tip: Stay on the top floor to enjoy easy access to the roof!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This hotel is a gem right in downtown Los Angeles and we have stayed there twice and have not been disappointed. The facilities are well kept and are very clubby and from the staff to the management we have received nothing but our fullest attention. We will definitely be back at the LAAC again when in LA. Congrats to the LAAC team and thanks for looking after us.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been staying at LAAC weekly since September as I need to be in downtown LA. Notwithstanding the reasonable price for stay plus a full breakfast, the staff service, across the board--from front desk, bellmen, waitstaff in the grill, gym staff, trainers, housekeeping--is absolutely the best I have ever experienced, anywhere--friendly, efficient, courteous. And as we travel a lot and stay in great places, that's saying a lot. Rooms and bathrooms very clean, if a bit dated and dark. Breakfast delicious and extensive. Athletic facilities are also superb and vast. Yes, like one guy said, the pads in the sauna room could be changed or refreshed, but that's a small criticism--the heat will kill all the germs anyway.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

A flash back to the end of the 19th century private club! The L.A. Athletic Club was founded in 1880 and it plays its history throughout the hotels with many old photos, posters and memorabilia. The hotel rooms are on the last 3 floors and are modern and comfortable. The bed is ultra comfy. The room is equipped with a small fridge, coffeemaker, free WiFi, and a plate of fruit and cheese awaits you. Breakfast is included in the rate and is very good. Cereals, oatmeal, yogourt, eggs, bacon etc. plus an omelet station. Parking is just around the corner, with access from the inside and only 12$ a day.

The sports facilities are amazing - swimming pool, basket ball court, etc. Make sure to visit the ballroom, bars etc. It's so beautiful, like an old English Mansion... feels like your going to run into Captain Mustard or Miss Scarlett from the Clue game!!

We had 2 rooms - 1222 and 1224, connecting and 1224 was much bigger. We loved the hotel, but the only thing is that the area isn't super, especially at night, we were a bit uncomfortable to walk amongst the many homeless and ladies of the night... but during the day, it's fine. Do not miss going to Bottega Louie, just a block over on 7th. The bakery is amazing !

Room Tip: 1224 and 1222 are connecting rooms, with 1224 being slightly bigger with more room, and more seating...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 431 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1601
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#50 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: $246 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you need a private getaway after a long day at work, a hideaway for a romantic weekend, or accommodations for your V.I.P. guests, our 72 elegantly appointed rooms atop The Los Angeles Athletic Club await you. Guest have full access to 88,000 sq ft of athletic facilities, 3 restaurants and a rooftop lounge. Breakfast and discounted parking are also included. ... more   less 
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