Called first for availability to assure they had rooms before I purchased from a third party; they had availability. When I asked about buying from a third party the guy said “I would still have to charge you full price when you arrive” I stated why would it be listed on third party sites like Trip Advisor if it won’t be honored. Then, I attempted to pay with cash and insisted I pay with card. It was late night and honestly didn’t feel like continuing to argue with the guy. So basically be careful if booking a room for the deal posted on Trip Advisor and Booking Buddy and assuring it will be honored to avoid a double charge.
The list is long... Sooooooo dirty, small room, small bed, noisy, bugs, big opening around the door (you could see in from the hallway), and not possible to close the windows properly so it was really noisy. The AC was so loud, but it actually made the noise outside less ;) The daily "cleaning" is a joke!! No locked doors either to the parkinglot or into the hallway, so it did not feel safe. I read in a review here that this place would ruin your LA stay, and it was not far from it. We stayed out the entire day, because we wanted to be in this room as little as possible. As my husband said it: "It would be better to sleep in a hole in the ground"!
I'm pretty easy going and I've stayed in some pretty scabby hostels/hotels/motels throughout my travels, It's all part of the experience. Not once have I ever felt the need to leave after one night and write a bad review.
DO NOT STAY HERE!
The experience starts with checking in through a lovely sheet of what I'd assume is bullet proof glass. It made me feel super welcome and assured me that the area must be safe. We entered the room. It was small, it smelt musty, the furniture and tv were junk, the bed was collapsed and filthy underneath, there was graffiti on the walls, the smoke detector was sealed up in a plastic bag (which I'm pretty sure would not comply with state law). I could deal with all of this for a cheap place to sleep. If I could sleep!!!! There was constantly people congregating on the stairs outside our room smoking and talking loudly, vehicles with loud music coming and going throughout the night, a couple of arguments or possible fights, a lot of yelling, a domestic dispute which continued in to the next day with the woman screaming help and a whole bunch of other stuff for about 10 minutes. It was at this point we decided to bail. Thankfully we were able to get our money back for the next two nights we had booked, which I would say is the only positive thing about this place.
Bed bugs & take your own cleaning gear air freshener & insect spay!
Don't expect a perfect nights sleep.. very noisy from upstairs people and hallway open at both ends with noise of people walking talking at all hours! With the smell of Mary Jane! Wondering around I was beginning to think it was made into a new perfume.
Staff was ok not good at picking up the phone when overseas family want to contact!
When found bedbug we got moved to s different room that was bigger and cleaner... after I spray daughter still got bitten on the last night!
Good location to get transport to trains buses etc.
just close eyes to old man that pisses every morning against the wall from bus stop 10 steps away and across the road near school bus stop man touching himself in front of all that traffic and kids going to school. Yuk yuk lucky I didn't case him with a stick !
This hotel is in a great location. The room we had was nice and tidy. Pool area wasn't anything fancy. Good for a short stay (eg. 6 nights) anything more find something a bit better. Certainly good value for money.