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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Hi, it's nice hotel not far from the center of Downtown. Free bus to the more interesting places, clear rooms, everyday cleaning. I think it's good for the people who need to see the LA. By the way, when you order room breakfast is complimentary!!! Very cheap price for the rooms if you book on the easy to book!

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2Thank Kuznets_71
Offenburg, Germany
Reviewed 6 August 2014

IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE STUDENT OR A PERSON STAYING HERE WITH MULTIPLE FRIENDS DO NOT COME HERE!!!!!!! I stayed here for my trip to Hard Summer. if you are a person trying to share one or two rooms with multiple people to save money it will not work. the security guard is an jerk who would rather put people...

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7Thank 371dan
Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel is great when visiting LA. The area is a little bit shady after midnight, but just walk a few blocks and you're at City Hall or Staples Center where there are a lot of great restaurants and stuff.. The hotel itself is nothing fancy, but you get everything you need. The rooms are rather small, but for this...

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4Thank MatthiasG90
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Google this hotel! It says it all! The hotel was called Hotel Cecil. It's been the stay for many serial killers. Some people died. Just recently a canadian student. There's even a You Tube Video. Didn't let anybody make the room! TV worked, bathroom was creepy! Not comfortable at all! BUT you get what you pay for. This is probably...

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11Thank Denis V
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hotel is fine, the room is too small, it does not have air conditioning and the bathroom is too small, the shower and the sink are in the same place, it is very uncomfortable. for the same money you could find a better motel in the hollywood area.

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2Thank Jaime C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The only thing we liked about Stay on Main was location. It was close to public transport to all the main LA attractions. Very easy to get the train anywhere, and a very close bus stop for Santa Monica/Venice Beach. That being said, the actual area of the hostel, is NOT a nice one. We really didn't feel very comfortable...

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3Thank 145gemmal
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed here on my last night in America, and it was a bitter way to end my trip. My problems were not with the room itself, as I had low expectations considering the reasonable rates. My main concern was with the staff and service. I arrived at the hotel and waited in line to check in for 45 minutes,...

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4Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This place was a pleasant surprise. The movie theater, game room, breakfast, exercise area and old but quaint room made for a great stay. No AC in the rooms but the fan and cool evenings in Cali made the room comfortable.

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2Thank Manika G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2014

As you enter the Stay on Main Hotel, the reception area is lovely. There's a film room with free popcorn, a table tennis area and vending machines. At the time we stayed only one elevator was in use so at times the queues were quite long. There is a security guard near reception which made me feel quite safe. Our...

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1Thank xxxScampxxx
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2014

When I arrived at SOM I thought it was a nice enough place. Staff where friendly and helpful and enjoyed my stay there. However when I returned home I realised through my bank that my car had been cloned at the hotel, Knowing that the only person to see my card was a member of staff behind the counter. I...

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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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 

Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2004 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Price Range: ₹ 2,606 - ₹ 9,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 138
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