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O Hotel
Ranked #141 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Thousand Oaks, California
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good stay”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here two weeks ago so we could walk to the LA Beer Fest and be close to the Shrine Auditorium. The hotel was super clean and modern. Parking is next door in a parking structure for about $16 (I think the hotel website tells you it's $11). They had a cool restaurant downstairs, free wifi, and the room was a pretty good size. The location was great for what we were doing and it was pretty quiet at night. The only downside was that the room was pretty dark. There were a lot of lights, but they were in weird places so the room didn't get that bright, but I would definitely recommend this hotel for a short stay in LA.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was at the O for a week for work. We were given several hotel options with discounted rates. I selected the O because it looked like a fantastic, chic, boutique hotel in downtown LA. While the staff was nice and the location convenient, the room was below an acceptable standard. Everyone else I know who chose the O also complained about it not being up to be up to their expectations.

CONS:
The furniture was scuffed and carpet seemed moldy - all of which I probably could have dealt with if the bathroom had not been so awful. The shower door didn't shut properly and the water (shower, sink, toilet) had a terrible sulfur smell. The room literally filled with a horrible smell every time water was run.

PROS:
Again, nice staff, good location.
Convenient parking lot next door.
Free continental breakfast in the lobby was a nice touch.
The restaurant is FANTASTIC! I had a wonderful dinner there.

Overall, I got the impression this was a very run down property that was taken over by O. Hopefully, they are still in the process of improving it and it will become a property worth trying again down the line.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 Lakers games. Boutique hotel. Super friendly and helpful desk clerks. 1 block from metro, 3 blocks from staples centre/LA live. Hotel small. Redone rooms. Lobby modern feel. Funny smell when you enter lobby. Nice free continental daily breakfast. Room ok size for 2 people. SMART TV. Free water bottles in room. Free phone calls in US and Canada. Fridge was not cold enough. Sink In bathroom poor drainage. Double sized shower nice, but we didn't like the removable shower head (too short and wouldn't stay pointed to correct placement). Lots of placea to eat at various price points around O hotel. Noise from night club (thump thump) until late, but I was able to fall sleep. Picked this hotel for location and price and would stay here again and recommend it to others.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Estacada, Oregon
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Avery dary entry and registration. Others labeled it a vampire hotel. Very small rooms with no closet but a "cubbie hole" to hang my suits up. Bathroom so small that I had to turn side ways to shave and the lighting was not very good in front of the mirror. The towels were the best ever. In my opinion this location is not worth the price. Second day they cleaned the room and didn't replace towels or floor mat.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Jesse F, Manager at O Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay! I have passed along your housekeeping questions to our housekeeping manager. Again thank you and have a great day!

Regards,

Jesse
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed here one night on a business trip. The rooms are small, but they are comfortable. The size is just fine for one or two people. The bathroom is also small, but how much space does one really need? I really liked the décor. I loved the bed- so soft! My room was very quiet.
The staff were very friendly. The breakfast was fairly simple but good- bagels, pastries, cereal, coffee, and juice.
The location was very convenient to other downtown attractions. However, at night it can be a little sketchy.

Room Tip: I was upgraded to a King Room, which had a decent view of the street
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thorndale, PA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I recently stayed at the O Hotel for a business trip. The hotels that were assigned for my conference were booked and my assistant booked me at the O Hotel. The hotel has a chic lobby that has a nice fireplace and sitting area. The lobby is loud as it is near a bar and lounge however my room was quiet. The room was stylishly decorated with nice light fixtures and a distinctive headboard. The room was tiny but I felt that the space was used well. However, the hotel has the small dorm-sized ironing board, which makes ironing challenging (I did not like that).

I don't think that this is a bad hotel but it's not ideal for a business trip. And, I don't think that the hotel was meant to target business travelers. I will say that the staff is extremely accommodating. I would go to the hotel again if I was visiting on leisure but not for a business trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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San Diego, CA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Typical of "boutique" hotels, the room and bathroom in my room at the O were quite small but efficient. The hotel had a European feel to it (hand-shower head only in the shower, for example) and was certainly not fancy. I did like that they had large bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel in the shower - seems so much less wasteful than the minis! The bed was very comfortable and the hotel was quiet. An additional bonus is that parking at the garage next door is only $15/day, which is an incredible value in any city center!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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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:
#18 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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