Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
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- Kyoto Grand Hotel and GardensAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at the Kyoto Grand! Gorgeous views from the room. There is a lot to do in the area such as exploring Little Tokyo and even at the hotel itself. The lobby is pristine and has a gorgeous lit-up bar. Also a nice garden outside, very zen, but of course! The staff was fantastic and helpful with accommodating vans/taxi rides.Recommended for:
- Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
I was pretty surprised that this hotel got terrible reviews considering prior to looking at the reviews I had stayed here almost two years ago and had a great time at this hotel. The staff was friendly and despite my hiccup at this hotel this time around I still think it's a great place to stay.
First the location of this place is unbeatable. You can come here, stay here, and walk to Japantown and if that's all you did the entire weekend you would be completely entertained by all the stores, bakeries, groceries, random trinklets and sushi restaurants (as well as others) that Japantown has to offer. It's literally one block away! Parking here can be a little hefty ($30.00/24 hours) self parking but I got in on a pretty sweet deal for $9.00 per 24 hours which was far better than most places in the area.
The lobby is very nice, well decorated and pretty elegant. They have quite a few restaurants and bars although surprisingly most of them close early except for the Genji Bar which closes at 12:00 AM. The rooftop garden is pretty sweet and you can get some fantastic views of downtown LA from the garden. The rooms are nice, clean, beds are comfortable and the multitudes of pillows are ALWAYS appreciated. I especially love their dark decor which makes the room seem modern. The only complaint was that when we first checked in, they sent us to a room that hadn't been cleaned at all.
However, the huge 42 (46?) plasma made up for that. Great!
- Kyoto Grand Hotel and GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
The hotel rooms are a little bit older, but opt for a deluxe room rather than a standard to get a recently renovated room, which is much better. The rooftop garden is a great place to relax and have some drinks while enjoying the the view of downtown. The rooftop garden is closed though if there are weddings going on.
- Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
The rooms are slightly small but the hotel itself is absolutely beautiful. The hotel is very easy to find with large signs that show you where and how to enter the hotel. The hotel has valet and self-parking options but the valet parking is very expensive. The valet parking staff members were helpful and able to direct us where to go.
The lobby is all decorated in red and black and is very impressive. There was a piano and plenty of lobby seating for guests and socializing while enjoying cocktails. There is a bar in the lobby and signs showing you where everything is located. The lobby has a couple art galleries that are accessible by room key. We were also told that we could get the full restaurant menu at the bar as well as the restaurant.
The registration staff members were friendly and accommodating and helpful in locating facilities and telling us about the hotel and the amenities.
The gym was small but had all of the features you would need if you wanted to work out.
There was no pool but we were told that the deluxe suites had Jacuzzi tubs in them. We were also told about an upcoming remodel and told about the changes that would be taking place.
The rooms were clean and had everything you would need, including a mini bar and huge tv. There wasn’t much space in the rooms, just enough for the bed, dresser, desk and mini bar. The bathroom was also small. The door to the bathroom opened in which further limited the space available in the bathroom. The bathtub and the shower were incorporated in one. The closet was standard size and right at the entrance of the room.
Overall, the hotel was very nice and somewhere I would enjoy staying on any trip to LA.
- Kyoto Grand Hotel and GardensMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureWellness+ 4
Kyoto Grand offers an average stay for guests visiting and/or doing business in downtown Los Angeles. The Asia influence ascertains the elegance of the hotel, though the setting is rather dated and rigid (as of 2009). The standard room with double twin beds was small and needed upgrade. Internet must be purchased and valet around $20. The website photos are overstating the condition of the hotel.
Dining options at Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair salon. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Los Angeles property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.
There are 434 guestrooms at Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary weekday
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Self parking: US$ 24 per day
- Valet parking: US$ 30 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Data Ports
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Video Check Out
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker