Stay on Main hotel's Downtown Los Angeles location allows for quick access to the city's hotspots, from Pershing Square (featured in the movie 'Speed') to an array of hip bars, restaurants, and clubs. The boutique hostel/hotel even offers free shuttle service within the Downtown area to make it easy for car-less guests to get around.
The hotel's bilingual staff offers a few types of accommodation, including rooms with private bathrooms ideal for couples, and hostel-style bunk rooms for friends traveling together. Stay on Main offers amenities associated with more expensive digs, including ambient lighting, complimentary Wi-Fi and computers for guest use, flat screen TV's, and a community kitchen and games center. The free continental breakfast, 24-hour coin laundry, movie lounge, and Ping Pong station are a hit with younger travelers. Larger groups are welcome and business meetings can also be held at the hotel.
If you feel like exploring the city on foot, take note that the fashion district and flower market are in walking distance of Stay on Main, while Chinatown and Little Tokyo are a bus ride away. Hollywood is easily accessible by metro. Saving time and money in L.A. is less difficult than it seems, particularly with a stay in an affordable boutique hotel in the heart of the city's historic core.
The staff was nice and they had a yummy breakfast in the morning. The lobby is impressive.
The room was tiny and made us feel dirty/gross. We wouldn't walk on the carpet with bare feet. The shared bathrooms are disgusting and so small. You couldn't pay me to use the shared shower. To get your own bathroom its $60 more which is ridiculous!!
the lobby will make you think it's nice but the rooms are so disgusting this place is a joke and shouldn't be allowed to be a hotel
the staff was not friendly and our whole hallway smelled like mauriana and there were sirens going off all night and seriously who wants to share a bathroom with someone else how disgusting
I liked the ambiance of the foyer and the presence of the security guard was nice. The front desk people were friendly and helpful. I ended up check out about 15 minutes after checking because I realized that the event I was in town for was no where near the hotel. The checking out and refunding went smoothly and they were very understanding.
I didn't stay here, but from what I seen while I was there leaves me nothing to complain about and would probably stay there in the future.
I liked the fact that there is free breakfast and at least there is cable tv.
THE CITY IS AT FAULT. THERE IS NOWHERE TO PARK AND WHEN YOU FIND SOMEWHERE TO PARK YOU HAVE TO PAY 15-50 DOLLARS FOR OVERNIGHT AND HAVE TO WALK THROUGH THE DIRTY STREETS FILLED WITH PEOPLE ASKING FOR MONEY. THE HOTEL NEEDS TO MAKE A GOOD DEAL WITH THE LOCAL PARKING LOTS AND MAKE IT HOTEL EXCLUSIVE PARKING, INCLUDE IT IN THE BILL OR SOMETHING, BUT PARKING IS A BIG DEAL TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. OTHER THAN THAT, THE HOTEL IS TINY BUT I UNDERSTAND IT IS OLD AND L.A. IS VERY HARD TO WORK WITH, UNIONS KILL THE CITY. IT WAS CHEAPER THAN THE OTHERS, SO THATS WHY I CHOSE IT. WHEN YOU RENT, REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO PARKING AND GOING OUT A NIGHT DOES NOT FEEL SAFE IF YOU ARE A FAMILY MAN.
El cuarto pésimo, e Baño sucio, sin papel. Realmente muy malo.
Great price and great value for the money....at least if you're not going to spend any time there other than to sleep. But for downtown LA, it's a definite bargain. It is an old art-deco building ("Hotel Cecil") that has a classic lobby. Importantly, the bed was decent: contemporary (I think it was a futon), firm, and clean. The room had contemporary light fixtures.
(1) The room didn't have a closet, a drawer, or even a hook to hang anything. The least they could do is have a hangar-holder that goes over a door or some hooks on a wall, but there was nothing. (2) The cable TV was a joke (only a few channels, most of which did not work or were distorted or buzzing, were not broadcasting the channels that were on the list of channels, and didn't even include basics like CNN or ESPN....but it was great if you like infomercials!). (3) The staff was fine for checking in, but for anything else, they seemed to not want to be bothered. (4) The hotel touted it as a "refurbished room", and that may be fair because it did have a contemporary bed, light fixtures, bed-end-tables, card-swipe door-lock, and sink. But otherwise, the room was just a tiny (very tiny) 1920s economy room (e.g., pipes, peeling paint, window, floor, radiator, nowhere to hang clothes). But it was great value for the price.
My family and I enjoyed our stay.
The location was perfect for me as I had an early morning run in Downtown and they have a noon checkout which gave me time for a shower after the run. The lobby is gorgeous. Rooms were the best value for Downtown and breakfast was included. Rooms have been updated with nice accessories like flat-screen TV, wash basin fittings, bedside light etc.
Unfortunately, it was hard to sleep because it was hot (no aircon) and my room on the 6th floor seemed to be on the same level as a next door comedy club that got going with open mike at 01:30. Really. And the shared bathrooms, although I could see they had been nicely tiled etc. were not particularly clean, and I think this was not due to the hotel staff at all, but rather just the number of people sharing the showers/toilets. It looked like about 2 toilets and 2 showers for a floor with 30 or 40 rooms. Of course, I could have had a private bathroom if I had paid more than I did, and it was fine for the price.
I liked the fact that they try to keep everything clean and it looks like a room from home
Loud, no A/C, shared bathroom and shower, and the fact that anyone who has a key for their room can enter the shower or restroom.
Its in downtown, that's Nice
It's a very old building and the rooms are very small. It is a place where they have hostel-like rooms where you need to either pay more and get a room with a bathroom, or use facilities in the hall. The price is very low for the down town Los Angeles area, but you are getting a small, no frills room. If you want to get even cheaper, you can have shared accommodations. So you need to be careful in booking. You need to specify private room or not and private bathroom or not. Also, the bathrooms are very small. The shower is part of the wall and you have a curtain to keep it from splashing the whole bathroom. It's okay for a night or two but any longer would have been tedious to me.
The only complaint I have is the parking valet stole a pack of gum out of my car - even though I tipped when dropping off and picking up the car from them but $15 / night with in& out in DTLA is still a bargain. Just make sure nothing you like is in your car.