The Historic Mayfair Hotel has featured prominently in Los Angeles' history. Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the hotel was the site of the first Academy Awards after-party and has been used as a setting in a number of films. Today, it retains its old-school, upscale charm while offering guests all the modern amenities they need.
Stepping into the marble, pillared hotel lobby is like going back in time. The Historic Mayfair Hotel was built in the 1920s, modeled after the grand European hotels of the era. Of course, the beds have gotten much more comfortable over the decades, free Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected, and a fitness center means health-minded guests don't have to break from routine. On-site parking is available for a fee, and public transit runs right outside. The in-house restaurant, the Celebrity, offers a very affordable full breakfast.
Located in downtown L.A., the Historic Mayfair Hotel is near Bunker Hill and Pershing Square, while the metro outside will quickly take guests to Little Tokyo, Chinatown, or Koreatown. The Nokia Theater, L.A. Live, and the Staples Center are all nearby. The Page Museum, home of the La Brea Tar Pits, is within short driving distance. For families seeking out classic California pastimes, Universal Studios is 12 miles away, while Disneyland is a little farther, at thirty miles away.
Aesthetically/ mechanically challenged. Duct tape in elevator, multiple stains on carpet, huge amounts of cardboard hiding pipes.
The inside of the hotel was very Nice, except for the remodeling areas. Room was very nice, but small. Staff was very nice also.
The ghetto neighborhood
This hotel is old, the elevators dont work, and the decor and ambiance are depressing. I walked into my room for 1 minute and walked right out. I went to the lobby to hand in my room key and go to another hotel. I had a difficult time getting my money back for a room I didn't stay in because the guy at the front desk was rude. Ridiculous.
Rooms was clean
Outside of building looks horrible, parking A bit over price.
The location was great and in the center of downtown. Convenient to get to from freeway. (Skid Row at night though. Security at the door wouldn't hurt.)
-Holes in walls -Ceiling looked like it was about to cave in -Waited for front desk attendant -Walls torn out in hallway -Had to pay for parking -Rooms and rest of hotel not clean enough -Stains on walls, floors, and furniture -Hot lobby -Towels had holes in them/were torn up -Carpet had a large portion melted/burned -You know its bad when you insist on looking for bed bugs and feel gross about even getting in the shower.
The location was convenient and safe. The price was reasonable for the area.
The appliances in the room were old, the bed was not the best quality and the carpet looked very aged. It was very clear that the hotel had not been updated in some time.
This has to be the worst hotel since I've been to Africa. The place is falling apart, they had cardboard covering the holes in the walls and the ceiling was falling down. I'm not usually this hard on hotels but this has to be the worst in years.
I liked the location and the service, they were very friendly also the hotels architecture was nice
Location. Very close to downtown / Staples Center. Very little to like other than location of the hotel.
Cardboard covering holes in the wall. The smell of the room, the color and wear on the carpets and bathroom floors. The wierd slippery, dangerous shower tub, the lack of water trickling from bathroom sink. Smelly bed and sheets, pillows.
The beds were tiny and the sheets smelled smokey. Also the cold water was hot making the shower scolding hot.
The architecture inside was nice
Good for the price, not the worst location, 7/11 nearby, got a fridge, moderately priced parking, and pretty friendly staff. Overall, an ok stay. Favorite part was the "useless door".
Rooms were a tad small, and the shower also wasn't great for taller people.
There was a lot of floor space in the room
Bathroom was tiny Hallway had random boarded up sections Bathroom fan wasn't working