Out of all the hotels I've stayed at around the world, this hotel may be the one with the longest review that I will ever make. It made a big impression on me.
The good thing about Stay on Main is the location - it is in the middle of downtown LA with easy transportation access, restaurants are everywhere and some attractions can be reached by walking. The downside... the hotel is too old and has not been refurbished well but the website showed pictures of rooms which are modern/refurbished but those are only a handful and located on just a few floors. Majority of the rooms are still old, creaky and musky - I was disappointed as I felt the website gallery was misleading. The hotel has an interesting history which some people may find exciting but getting random knocks on the door at night was creepy, walking on poorly lit and uninviting corridors was madness. It's good that they have a security desk at the lobby but I observed for 5 days that I stayed that they never did check who comes in and out, whether they're hotel guests or not. Anyone can just go up and down inside the hotel using the easily accessible lift. I just hope they read this and beef up their security - please.
Breakfast is inclusive on the rate but will be the same everyday - waffle, instant oatmeal, 3 cereal varieties, boxed orange juice, coffee, tea. It's good coffee though.
All the staffs I've encountered were friendly and helpful. Service request when the ensuite bathroom and sink clogged was really fast, he came for repair in less than 5 minutes and I was pleasantly surprised.
Overall, my suggestion to my fellow travelers going to Downtown LA is to consider booking early at some other place so as to get fair rate and better value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay on Main is the hippest boutique hotel and hostel in downtown Los Angeles. We are located in the heart of LA’s Historic Core, surrounded by many of the newest and hottest restaurants, bars and night- clubs in downtown Los Angeles, California. We are located one mile to LA LIVE, minutes by Metro to famous Hollywood, short walk to the fashion, toy, jewelry districts and flower mart. Also, minutes by bus to China Town, Little Tokyo and USC…or hop on the bus right outside the front door for a unique site seeing ride to Santa Monica beach.Our location, style accommodations and vibe offer our guest the best value in Los Angeles. Stay on Main offers a menu approach to accommodation selection. Depending upon budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities at stay on main hotel, from private rooms with private baths to shared rooms with shared baths down the hall.Stay on Main is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. our rooms are simple stylish and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spend thrifty traveler.In-the-know 18-30 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stay On Main Hotel Los Angeles