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636 S Main St Los Angeles, CA 90014
636 South Main StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90014
(213) 624-4545stayonmain.com
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The Cecil Hotel is the best affordable hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.The Cecil Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the historic district in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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This basic hotel has both en-suite and shared-bathroom rooms, continental breakfast & fitness area.- Google
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Chad Kruger
2 months ago
Over all my stay was questionable. The staff were great, they informed me of where and where not to go ( the black areas and non black). The rooms where nice and affordable. The beds were comfortable and big. The elevators would sometimes not work, at one point I started freaking out but I just took the stairs like any logical human. The food at the hotel was bad to say the least. The Staff directed me to to a small Chinese food restaurant, which was worse than the hotel, Rather soggy. The tap water was pungent, it wasn't the best, I'd bring your own. The weather was pretty awful rainy and dark, so the bad weather could a just made the hotel seem good. Either way, I'd come here for one day or two, never stay more than that.
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Jiadong Wang
3 months ago
seriously, never come. the workers are good, but all others are terrible. u probably heard about that chinese girl dead in water tank. and u may also know that the location is just near one of the worst neighbourhood in la. dont be mislead by the lobby.
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Miguel Campos
a year ago
Stay on Main, the Cecil Hotel, is one of the coolest places I have stayed. I decided to op for the double twin bed with shared bathroom. The room is very clean, and comes with all the amenities that one would expect from a much more prestigious hotel. The shared bathrooms have not been a problem, I simply think that I am taking a shower at the gym or some other place where you might have to share a shower. Although I opted for this option, they do have accommodations available with a private bathroom. I have stayed in many hotels throughout the Los Angeles area and for the money this has been quiet a wonderful surprise. There are only two things that I think could be improved upon, perhaps offer parking somewhere at a discounted or "hotel" rate. The second thing being that perhaps the ownership should consider installing air-conditioning in the rooms, Mitsubishi makes awesome little HVAC systems that are the size of a microwave. Anyway, I definitely will be staying here again!
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Dario Palhares
a year ago
I liked the hotel. I came to LA in september, so the weather was fine. The staff helped me a lot with information about the city, they even gave me a map from a touristic review. The hotel provided nice internet access and it is very beautiful, with decoration of art deco style. The room was simple and efficient. The location was close to greyhound station, to metro station, to sheraton hotel... I could easily ride the city and come back to the hotel. Many young tourists from Europe and Asia, too. Of course, this is not a spa, this is a very unexpensive and efficient place to stay in LA.
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Jacinta Hallinan
in the last week
Had a great time. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Definitely somewhere I will stay again if/when I return to LA :)
Alii Scott
8 months ago
Stay on Main - great location - close to cheap and plentiful buses and trains, close to plentiful eateries from very cheap to not so much. Close to cool fashion boutiques - not the boring chain variety. There are homeless but harmless homeless people downtown but do your research before getting all stewed up about it. Stay on Main is a beautiful marble floored hotel with great service - more a hotel than a hostel. Breakfast, waffles included goes 7 days for 3 hours moorings. I feel lucky I picked this hostel to stay at - it's been perfect.
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Kris Mendez
a year ago
Dead girl floating in the water tank facts aside, I'd never stay here again. Your stereotypical illegal immigrant maids and staff who do not speaka the engrish well and make you feel like an idiot. I am a half white half Mexican raised around English. I am a fluent Spanish speaker and the maids still barely understood my tongue when all I asked for was extra towels. Also, a lot of shady people hang out here on the weekends so be careful. Do not answer your door in the evening hours unless you want to hear some drugged up addict preach to you about his or her beliefs. I was forced to slam the door right in these two girls faces and they continued to pound on my door and window. I threatened to call the police and they finally left. All in all this was a horrible experience and I do not recommend.
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Adrien Clot
a year ago
Scary and dangerous neighborhood. Small room without any A/C, shared bathroom. Breakfast is a joke. Parking in a ghetto spot 15 $ a day. Come here for the price, nothing else.

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