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303 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2567
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#23 of 395 Speciality lodging in Los Angeles
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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Grade: 96 out of 100
80Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Mike W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Toronto, Canada26 contributions73 helpful votes
Having stayed mostly in Hollywood & DTLA on previous trips, this time I opted for the Arts District & the American Hotel. And it turned out to be a pretty great find. Located on a fairly chill block at the northern end of LA's so-called Arts District, the American Hotel is a low-rise walk-up above a pie shop & convenience store, and down the street from a couple of craft breweries. The Metro Gold line to Pasadena is six blocks away, and the Red line to Hollywood is about 11 blocks west. Overall, the neighbourhood has a neat, non-tourist vibe which I appreciated, with decent opportunity to explore on foot. As has been noted in other reviews, the hotel/neighbourhood are within close proximity to the north-east corner of LA's skid row tent cities & social services. I have to imagine that unless you're out seeking trouble, it's unlikely you'll encounter any, as was my experience. After-hours noise on the block through the early part of the week was never an issue for me, although I did have the A/C running at that time. The room itself is rather plain, as expected, but the mattress was firm-enough and the bed comfortable overall. The bathroom situation was actually quite good, and I never experienced a line-up or cleaning issue. One suggestion for management would be to include a robe & slippers to go to & from the bathrooms, because it's a bit of a challenge to walk down the hall, soap/shampoo/etc in-hand, while keeping your flimsy towel on! An easy/cheap fix that would go a long way to making the experience better. In terms of price, and with the way DTLA hotels & AirBnBs have increased over the years, I hope the American Hotel remains an option for me, because I would likely return.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
Penny wrote a review Jun. 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom11 contributions30 helpful votes
If you need a room to stay for a few nights in LA this is the ideal place. Just bare in mind there is at least 1 flight of stairs to climb to the room with luggage, if not 2 or 3. Hotel located a bit out the way - 20 minutes walk to civic centre metro station. Downtown area quite dodgy but hotel in Arts district so not as bad. Room perfectly adequate with a tv, comfy bed, desk and fridge which we didn’t realise was in the room so an added bonus. There is 1 male and 1 female bathroom on each floor with 2 toilets and 2 showers, which were very open with no discreet area to change. There is also a separate bathroom with toilet and shower in which is more private. They provide 2 water bottles every day although on one instant the bed wasn’t made and bottles not replaced, but received 4 the next day! Can request for a kettle. Overall, the stay was pleasant but at little out the way for the LA sites.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Ashley056 wrote a review May 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
Good points: Lovely and very helpful reception staff. Stayed 4 days and didn't meet one that wasn't incredibly helpful. Bed very comfy Good value for money Less good points: Noisy at night though the hotel do provide earplugs. No duvet cover - just a sheet above and below the duvet, and these obviously move when you are turning over in bed etc so didn't feel totally hygienic. Room service not done on 2 consecutive days - reception weren't sure why this was and did come down to change towels etc themselves when I flagged it up - as the cleaners had gone home by the time we got back. The cleaning staff were quick to knock on doors to come and clean the room bang on 11am checkout time, so they obviously knew how long our stay was. Located on outskirts of Skid Row - we weren't familiar with this but it is dodgy area in downtown LA. Not located in Skid Row itself but not far away from it.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lucia S wrote a review May 2019
Padua, Italy51 contributions62 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in this nice hotel.. Wide, cleaned and comfortable room in urban chic style.. We had a room for 4 persons but divided into two separate ones. The bathroom was shared among more rooms but was wide, cleaned and with good showers. Also the extern was charming with colored urban murals. Really appreciated!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
nyc_and_10003 wrote a review Feb. 2019
New York City, New York18 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, and due to the great location and wonderful staffs, I wanted to extend my stay. The room is very clean and modern, with shared bathrooms. There is one big bathroom separately for men & women with shower booths and toilets and another accessible bathroom on each floor. Depending on the hotels guest that night, the bathroom could be clean or dirty- i experienced both. the location is great- in arts district, and walking distance to little tokyo and the arts district. was in a very cute neighborhood. other than that, the front staffs were super friendly and nice and helpful. The staffs truly made my stay here comfortable and pleasant. thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: ask for a second floor room if you have heavy luggage.
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US$97 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about American Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to American Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Angel City Brewery (0.2 km), Hauser & Wirth (0.2 km), and Eightytwo (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at American Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, shuttle bus service, and a concierge.
What are some restaurants close to American Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Gen, Wurstküche, and The Pie Hole.
Does American Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, American Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is American Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Los Angeles.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at American Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to American Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (1.5 km), El Pueblo de Los Angeles (1.3 km), and Avila Adobe (1.3 km).