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“Overrated”
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O Hotel
Ranked #140 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Southern California
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16 reviews
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“Overrated”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I heard some good things about the O, but it didn't really live up to my expectations of this "really cool boutique hotel". It was average and overpriced. I did like the dim lighting throughout and the staff was very friendly. We only had a standard room and with tax and the ever-present and annoying resort fee it was $300 for the night, and I have certainly stayed in way nicer places for that type of price. It is in a good location to Staples, which is why we stayed there and it is less expensive than some surrounding properties, like the JW Marriott and Ritz, but still, I can't say it is worth the money. The on-site restaurant is good but not stellar like some reviewers have said. Bottom line, good if you can't find a better deal nearby. Also, the hotel is way overheated and didn't just feel hot but humid, yuck.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

I was traveling to LA for Christmas and stayed here. The service was spectacular from the concierge . Special thanks to kriss he is perfect.
Room was comfortable, The breakfast was nice.
All in all, the hotel is a great choice if you are looking to stay downtown and the LA Live area has plenty to do in your down time.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The O is a good option, however standard rooms are quite small, bathrooms minuscule, and there are some details that revail a bit of need for maintenance. The restaurant, however, is really cool, amd the bar has a great atmosphere and even better cocktails.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My partner and i stayed here in December and this is by far the best value for hotel in downtown LA. The last time we stayed at the Sheraton downtown, room were crap and service was bad. We stayed for 2 days in the deluxe queen room and loved it! The decor in the hotel is classy and tasteful. The rooms were spacious, modern and comfy. The hot shower in the bathroom though a tad bit complicated was something to look forward to after a long tiring day of shopping! The location of the hotel is also perfect cause if you decide to rent a car, there is a parking right next to the hotel and a I-hop right across the hotel. Breakfast is served with fresh pastries and coffee. The front desk staff is extremely helpful and welcomes you with a smile anytime of the day. All in all, we had a good stay and would definitely return to stay here some day.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The staff was great! Everyone was kind and helpful. The room was a bit pricey, but it was New Year's eve. ONE COMPLAINT: the shower head/nozzle is not easy to use and extremely difficult to maneuver! Otherwise, we had a great stay and would return.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Erin_O_Hotel, Director of Sales at O Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hello,

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. I hope you enjoyed your New Year's Eve in Downtown! I hope you have another opportunity to stay with us in the near future.

Warm regards,

Erin Holness
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

For a hotel on a main street the rooms are quiet. Both my friend and I were allocated rooms which looked out to a brick wall which was depressing however better this than a noisy front room I guess. Decent selection of pastries and even fresh fruit (!!!) at breakfast. Reception staff are great, couldn't be more helpful. Great location if visiting Staples Centre (we booked to see a basket match which was great)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Erin_O_Hotel, Director of Sales at O Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hello,

I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts in regards to your stay with us. We try to be as upfront as possible in regards to the view from our queen rooms - advertising them as "no view", and using photos that show the buildings outside. I apologize if you were expecting something different upon arrival. These rooms are geared toward the budget traveler, and the design focus is placed on the amenities inside the room, such as the flat screen TVs, top of the line bedding and mattresses, and luxurious bathroom amenities.

We do offer upgraded rooms on the front of the building, facing Flower Street. These rooms have King sized beds and large bright windows.
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast offering, the staff, and the location. I look forward to welcoming you back to The O Hotel soon.

Warm regards,

Erin Holness
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great modern hotel - nicely desgined lobby and pretty good complimentaty breakfast. Rooms are small but nicely decorated. The bathroom shower design is a little weird....I understand the design was to be very contemporary and open concept helps make a small space appear larger but leaving a door off the shower is silly. Water sprayed everywhere if you didnt hold the shower wand just right and you need to hold the wand in order to rinse. Aside from that its a nice hotel. Parking was $12 at an attached garage (not operate by the hotel)/. you can get ot the Staples Cente by foot and its a short drive to Rodeo.... I would go again.

Nice perk was the daily pass to Gold's gym which was just around the block.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Erin_O_Hotel, Director of Sales at O Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast offering, and the hotel design, as well as the Gold's Gym pass. We enjoy reading feedback like yours as it gives us an opportunity to improve our product and offering.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Warm regards,

Erin Holness
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Property: O Hotel
Address: 819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4607 (Formerly Orchid Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — O Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The O Hotel is an independent boutique hotel, featuring 67 modern rooms in a unique, historic setting. Built in 1925, The O was completely renovated in 2007, and now presents a warm, sophisticated experience, with a bit of vintage flair. ... more   less 
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