In Koreatown residential neighborhood, near Downtown Los Angeles, this 4-story corner hotel is 2 blocks from Wilshire businesses and restaurants and 3 blocks from the Los Angeles Metro Station and buses to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hollywood.
LOVED THIS PLACE!! CLEAN, UNCLUTTERED, FRIENDLY!!Pros: Everything! Room was clean, spacious and bright! Staff was very friendly and welcoming!Cons: NA
Decent hotel with bad parking situation Pros: The hotel was clean and cute. Its not in the thick of things if you are there to site see but its also not far from things like the Griffith Observatory. Its not a bad hike to Santa Monica either. Cons: The parking situation sucks! There aren't enough spots so at night cars get blocked in. The staff expects you to give them your keys so they can move your car if needed, however, if you are a tourist, like we were, you likely have a rental car. In your rental agreement, no one else is allowed to drive the car. The parking lot if very tight with concrete beams so there is a very large margin for error. If the car is damaged YOU will be held liable by the rental company because you do not have an agreement with the hotel. The alternative is for you to drive 20 minutes looking for a parking spot or just keep your keys and if it needs to be moved they will call you. At 2:30 am, the gentleman (I use that sarcastically) at the front desk our first night kept threatening us with phone calls should we not give him our keys. Fortunately a non-guest who had parked in the parking was leaving and we took her spot. Not the best customer service and there is no disclosure regarding the parking situation.
Mediocre boutiquePros: Free parking but not centrally located so had to drive everywhere. Cons: Bathroom was not clean: hair and dirt all over walls. Walls also were poorly constructed and caving in or puffing out in multiple spots. Seemed cheap despite nice fixtures, tile and touches of marble. Also had two yippy dogs barking a few doors down that ruined stay. No fridge in room also disappointing.
Pros: The cleanliness and locaction.Cons: No breakfast.
Cons: Cock roach in the bed, blood stain and pubes on the pillow. Extremely rude front desk. I hate confrontation already and she was so rude I wanted to cry.
TerribleCons: For 2 of the three nights I got almost no sleep. There were other rooms around mine where numerous ( 5 in one room?) people were loudly yelling, partying, and who know what else. The management was unable to handle this.
Also, I had a truck which is $30 per night extra, not $20. I found this out as I left. It wasn't a great experience all around. But that said, the staff was really nice, especially the parking lot guys.
Friendly and helpful staffPros: Rooms were nice and better than expected. Parking easy and free.
The staff were very helpful and even mailed an item I left behind free of charge. I've been in much bigger and more expensive hotels who would not do such a thing.
Pros: Comfy beds, pleasant staff, clean room, big TV. Amazing Koreatown location one block from main Korean mall and super great BBQ.Cons: Ping pong room is dreary and had pest issues. Pool was dirty.
Pros: very cozy and comfortableCons: no reception on direct tv
Great Place to StayPros: The hotel was very clean & very accommodating!Cons: The price for parking is a little absurd, but hey it's LA!
Great locationPros: The location of this hotel is right in koreatown and walking distance from many great restaurants and stores. Cons: The towels were a bit rough and the room smelled a bit musty but the bed was comfortable and the room was big and modern. Wish the elevator was faster or maybe had another since it was the only way one could exit the hotel as well as the only one for going up to the rooms.
Perfectly fine place to lay your head, but don't ePros: Very early morning and check-in time staff were friendly and helpful. There is a fee for early check-in, which surprised me. Bed is very comfortably and room was a nice size. The AC is a window/wall unit, which means the AC may not be as quiet and cool as some wish. I'm used to it because I live in an old building and have a window unit, but I can see how someone who lives in a newer building might find this odd for a hotel. Nice toiletries in the bathroom with shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash. Nice location in walking distance of coffee shops and eateries. Basically, this is a no-frills hotel that is a perfectly decent place to lay your head. Cons: One night staffer barely looked up or acknowledged me when I went to ask a question.
When I asked for an iron and ironing board, they were in poor condition. I'm not sure if the iron was working properly and it water spilled out from it when I got it. Ironing board was old and stained.
Some of the upholstery in the room was stained. Didn't bother me, but might bother some people.
Why is there not even a vending machine to get water? I had to resort to just filling several small glasses of water from the lobby.