We stayed one night at this "hotel" because we were boarding a cruise the next morning. A) This place is in a seedy part of town. B) The hotels reservation system consists of lost emails and mis-placed phone calls between the owner and staff. C) The decor consists of stickly floors and dust both in the hallways/common areas and the suites. D) The towels are not much thicker then napkins. E) The shower is part of the main room area, not a seperate room to itself, it's a closet with a curtain. F) The toilet CLOSET is so small that even a anorexic midget would have to back in and rotate 45 degrees to close the door. I honestly think roaches would have higher standards than to infiltrate this place. If you need a place to pass out, this might be it. If you care at all about staying in something even remotely close to clean.... this isn't going to be your cup of tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- `1800's Historical Hotel, one of Los Angeles Last Bordellos, 3 blocks from the ocean, Industrial/Commercial (beautiful dock) peaceful, 10- 15 minutes from the beaches in both directions. Good ocean air, we are on a vaccum belt the air is pretty much from the ocean, sometimes from the city, we are 10 degrees cooler then downtown los angeles, and Hollywood only because of the ocean, and us being on it. (closes beaches cabrillo beach/point fermin north/ south Long beach pike/ or North Shore/Seal Beach. Park with view area walking distance good for bicycling, skateboarding, meditating, sunning, skating. The Ext, is 1800's simple, the lobby looks 1800 and simple, (Friday, Sat, Sunday) Continental Breakfast, but remember the prices are fantastic so you have money for breakfast at Trumps. The history is vast, this hotel was establish predating the oil rush in los angeles and water surrounded this very hotel, so that when you enter it's different to find that you would be standing years ago in water, they have photos to prove it... Bordello, nope don't worry the beds are from 4 and 5 star hotels, their not from the 1800 the room decor is modern much like the everyday hotel simple nice and clean, we are allergy friendly and a green hotel and received awards, special amenitieskitchenettes, refrigerator, stove, some with microwaves, sinks, private bath,120 movie channelsfuture bicycle rental, and scooter, or segway, and paddle boats, kayaks, etc, and the reopening of the restaurant which is under renovationNoted Tourist attractionsThe Port of Los AngelesThe bridgeBanning LandingBanning Museum The Fort (civil war museum)San PedroPort of CallLong BeachQueen MaryLast place Dan Aligator man visitedOil RefineriesThe location of Barbwire, walking distanceLocation Man apart across the streetDonald Trumps Golf course 15 approx minutesgolf course 5 to 10 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Hotel Los Angeles