Downtown L.A's first independent boutique hotel, the O Hotel welcomes visitors with its extravagant architectural facade that was originally constructed in 1925.
Downtown luxury redefined
The O Hotel's 67 modern rooms are lavishly decorated and include modern amenities such as Google Smart TV’s, ergonomic designer chairs, hypoallergenic bedding, a personal safety deposit box and high-speed Wi-Fi internet. The in-house Bar | Kitchen is a typical American restaurant that celebrates the essence of fresh produce, local fine wines and craft beers. The in-house Oasis City Spa offers Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, multi vitamin facials, satin body scrubs and more. The O Hotel is also equipped with cutting-edge technology and elegant spaces to host meetings, conferences and private festive events.
Attractions in the vicinity
A location in the heart of the Financial District is hard to beat especially when a number of downtown attractions such as the Staples Center, L.A. Live, the Convention Center and Pershing Square are within walking distance of the hotel. Slightly further afield but easily accessible by metro, visitors will find the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Universal Studios and USC. Details of local attractions and how to reach them are found in the complimentary "Compendium" written by the hotel's front office team, a copy of which can be found in every guest room.
The location was perfect for what I needed access to.
Staff were condescending and dismissive (particularly Javie) with very poor customer service skills. In the middle of my completely calm discussion with Javie about why he tried charging me twice for my stay (with an outrageous incidental hold charge), I was on the receiving end of the rudest "hold on" finger gesture when he decided that was the appropriate moment to take a phone call. Dark, stuffy hallways, dark rooms (the few lights that were in the room were dim and poorly located), broken down mattress, SPIDERS (killed three during my 7-day stay), and breakfast was weak (OJ, bran cereal, coffee/tea, instant oatmeal). Neighboring rooms were noisy beyond belief. I was awakened in the middle of the night several times throughout my stay to a screaming child, elephants upstairs and neighboring rooms blasting loud music on the featured Samsung Smart TVs. While on the way to the hotel prior to my stay, I was excited to see I could text the hotel to check in and ask questions. Microwaves available? No. This made leftovers from restaurants wasted. Could you provide me service and price information for your spa? No, here's the phone number so you can call them yourself. Truly disappointing and put a big damper on my first trip to LA. BUT, if you need a hotel that is centrally located, and the Milner and Biltmore are too pricey for you, then O Hotel is in a good spot.
The room has multiple sources of soft indirect lighting, including a switch for mood lighting circling the bottom of the bed. So it's very romantic, although maybe a little dim near the entry area. I really liked it. We slept great on the beds and the shower is really strong. It was a very refreshing stay. There was a continental breakfast included but we skipped it to stay in bed. Parking is literally next door, and 18 bucks per 24 hours is better than in a lot of places in downtown LA.
My fifth floor room's view was the featureless brick wall of the next building, almost close enough to reach out the window and touch it. Not kidding. Like some kind of urban planning mishap. You get a little sunlight in the morning, like being at the bottom of a well. I was amused, but it might shock others. The AC unit had a temperature control feature, but it seemed to run too long before shutting off. The hallways leading to the rooms are not air conditioned at all, so when it's 100F in LA (like it was when we were there), it's 100F in the hallway. Housekeeping needs to obey the DND hangtag, seriously. -_-;
Water wasn't running. Elevator wasn't working.
I really liked how friendly they were and how helpful they were.
Elegant and fashionable hotel. Nice rooms.
Breakfast was the same everyday. Not an european style breakfast. Fridge didn't work. Bad room view on a wall. A bit problem with parking.
It is very centrally located and clean
I booked a taxi to pick us up from the airport through the hotel and it wasn't there which was annoying. The room was dark and a bit smelly and very small. The website is much to flash for the hotel.
The Complimentry Breakfast was a Joke
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel was decorated really well and the bar/restaurant served good food and had a great atmosphere and decor. some great restaurants/bars/LA live in the vacinity. parking lot was right next door $10 a night. i would definitely recommend staying here, as in LA everything is so spread out no matter where you stay you'll need a car to get around and from here you can get on the freeway in 2 minutes....would suggest GPS if you are driving in LA!!!