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Cecil Hotel

640 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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    Nina Harada
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    2 Sep 21, 2013

    The Cecil Hotel definitely has a lot of character when you first walk in giving you the feeling of going back in time to old-school LA. However, this is one of those cases where old-school needs some updating. Their gym was under construction when I visited. The breakfast nook upstairs was okay, but could also use a facelift.

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    Tara De Lis
    2 Aug 05, 2013

    The Cecil Hotel is an impressive, 15-story building in the Historic Core area of downtown Los Angeles. Walking through the grand lobby is like being transported to another era. And the location is about as perfectly central as you can get for exploring all the great bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. There are 600 rooms here – some have private bathrooms and others have shared baths. The price tag is pretty attractive, though the rooms themselves could use an update. They are clean, but a bit worn out. Be sure to take advantage of the free continental breakfast each morning. Also, note that there’s no parking on site (but plenty of nearby lots) and WiFi is only available in the lobby (it’s free!) – not the rooms.

    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersStudents
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    Roberta Cruger
    2 Aug 01, 2012

    A grand lobby entryway with columns, marble and an amazing Tiffany glass skylight show this historic hotel has enjoyed an opulent past when built in 1927. The gilded staircase rises to a lovely mezzanine for Internet access and free continental breakfast. Unfortunately, the rooms are tiny and look a bit shaggy without an apparent upgrade in a while. That said, I noticed some sprucing up of hallways and rooms happening. If on a serious budget and not spending much time in your room, this could work. There’s also a little fitness room and it shares the building with Stay, which takes up the fourth through sixth floors.
    A little cafe between the two entryways serves guests.

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  • Cecil Hotel
    Greta Grigorian
    2 Jul 23, 2012

    As we walked into the lobby the hotel seemed pretty nice. The lobby looks like it was designed and built in or around the 1920's. It features a nice check in area as well as some nice public seating areas.

    We asked to see a room and were lead to a typical room for this hotel. It was old , the carpet clean but threadbare. Although you had interesting views from the windows I couldn't help noticing that the windows where dirty and the screens damaged and broken. The beds looked functional and clean but not very inviting. The bathrooms are decent and looked newly redone.

    Although located in a fun to be in area downtown, I think that the only thing to recommend this place would be the price. You can get a room for about $84.00 or so. In all fairness this place is in transition. There was a lot of remodeling going on on one of the floors that we visited. So who know maybe down the line it could be pretty nice once it's been redone. But for now, it's relatively inexpensive and very well located to have some fun while visiting Los Angeles.

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    Leroy Tom
    1 Jul 05, 2012

    Worst Hotel in LA !! I wanted to give it 0 stars but just for bed it gets 1 star !!

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Description

The Cecil Hotel is a budget European-style hotel in a 1927 historic building located in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles near L.A. Live, Staples Center, the L.A Convention Center, the L.A Flower Mart, MOCA, Olvera Street, Union Station, and the Orpheum Theater. There's easy access to Hollywood via the Metro. Guestrooms include a variety of accommodations such as American-style rooms with ... read more
a full bath, bachelor units with sink/vanity only, and shared bathrooms. There is an on-site café and a small fitness center, and Internet access in common areas. Parking off-site is available. Laundry is available and tour booking.

Amenities:

  • Fitness Center
  • TV In Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Wake Up Service
  • Non-Smoking Rooms

Reviews Summary

Mediocre1294 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 100%.
  • Location
    Near to public transport, according to 100%.
  • Hotel Building
    71% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Food
    66% found the breakfast to be acceptable.
  • Hotel
    53% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
  • Internet
    Internet is average.

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