If you're looking for the best downtown Los Angeles hotels, you're in the right place. Up-to-date visitors may not the absence fo the new Ritz Carlton from this list, but its initial ratings don't justify its high price.
- Downtown Los Angeles hotel tax is 14%
- $=$99 or less
- $$$$=$200 up
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The Hilton Checker 1920s-era hotel with European-style furnishings and decor. Two-thirds of its guests rate it very good or excellent. Most complaints seem to be about customer service. Their rooftop pool is a plus.
Sometimes even the pros get fooled. Lured in by their low prices and high tripadvisor ratings (20 of them averaging 4.5 in October, 2010), we made a reservation. Sadly, by the time we got into the parking lot and peeped in the window of an empty room, we lost the will to stay. However, if a cheap price is more important to you than what your room looks like and you can tolerate the downtrodden neighborhood, you might like it.
It's the best-rated hotel in the LA Live complex, close to Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre.
The former Holiday Inn City Center is 1 block from Staples Center and Convention Center. Difficulties during renovation and name change lowered its Tripadvisor ratings below our normal 3.5-star cutoff, but the trend is upward since it was finished. We suggest you re-check their ratings and reviews before staying here.
The Millennium Biltmore was built in 1923, and has been a hallmark of elegance ever since.
The Miyako is an Asian-style hotel in the Japantown section of downtown Los Angeles, close to Union Station. More than half of its guests rate it average or better, with most complaints being that its location is a little far the center of downtown and we read few complaints about comfort or cleanliness.
One of our favorite Los Angeles hotels, the Omni offers superb service and a convenient location, especially for theater-goers.