We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
303 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2567
Lowest prices for your stay
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Booking.com
US$101
View deal
TravelocityUS$101
Expedia.comUS$101
Hotels.comUS$101
Vio.comUS$101
PricelineUS$101
Etrip
View all 14 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (20)
Room & Suite (2)
View from Room (2)

About

#20 of 394 Specialty lodging in Los Angeles
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

Full view
96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
70Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
15Attractionswithin 0.5 km
47Reviews2Q+A6Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 11
  • 24
  • 7
  • 1
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
Yama wrote a review May 2022
Japan84 contributions5 helpful votes
In Art District. Pie Hole is in the same bldg.
This area used to be insecure but now is relatively safe, surrunded with fashionable shops or middle-classed residence. Suitable for exploring in AD.
Shared showers and restrooms were clean and maintenanced well. The building itself is old but the hotel had new interiors.
I don't wonder.. they have kitchens.
There was a kind receptionist.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021
Value
Rooms
Service
Room Tip: Accept shared showers and restrooms
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Mike W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Toronto, Canada27 contributions74 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.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Lucia S wrote a review May 2019
Padua, Italy57 contributions66 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!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
nyc_and_10003 wrote a review Feb. 2019
New York City, New York18 contributions25 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!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: ask for a second floor room if you have heavy luggage.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Kalale Nadaddur Srivathsa wrote a review Dec. 2018
Bengaluru, India26 contributions7 helpful votes
The good thing --------------------- The room itself was clean with a double bed, small table and two chairs. There was a flat TV and had most channels subscribed to. There is a maid service every day who does your bed and removes trash. Two water bottles are replenished every day. Thre is a small open hanging facility for your clothes. Two drawers and a safety box. Wifi was good and functional throughout our stay. On the flip side --------------------- The room was small as compared to the perception we get from the photos. The location is quite a walk from the nearest Little Tokyo metro station. The rooms are on the upper floors and it can be quite an effort to lift your luggage to your rooms. Quite a job if you are not used to it. Vegetarians and Vegans will find it difficult to find a decent eating place. SUBWAY was our only choice, which was quite a distance from our hotel. We had a big concrete wall (2 feet away) as our view from our window which was quite a disappointment. The hand shower was not functional in two of the shared bathrooms on the floor we stayed. We had a missed maid service on one day. In the whole the stay left us with a sense of unfulfilled feeling for the money we paid. We should have hunted more for a better accommodation the money we paid.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2018
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
José Gómez wrote a review Aug. 2018
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain64 contributions113 helpful votes
Good location if you want a downtown place. Arts district. Difficult parking in the street, but 10 bucks in a close parking not guarded. Close to the financial district. Chinatown, MacArthur park Lake, Staples Center, LA park or Dodgers Stadium is not too far if you like running. Long distance to the beaches, the observatory, Hollywood sign, Paramount studios, Rodeo dr, beverly hills or sunset blvd among other tourist places. Without lift and without bathroom in the rooms, so be noted if you travel with big suitcases or you like visit the restroom very often... Eclectic premises. We booked 2 rooms, one triple, and it was quite big, but very bad smell. Noisy street, even worse because of near rebuilding of premises. Bad views and very noisy AC. Indeed they put in every room free earplugs. So imagine... The service is not really nice, but I guess that normal for this kind of hotel in LA. Guard at night. Meals are not available in the hotel. At the corner there is a bar specialised in pies and other products.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: first floor because of the lack of lift. Try to avoid rooms bad smelling. Ask before U take the key,
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
KateyOB wrote a review Aug. 2018
Chicago, Illinois160 contributions96 helpful votes
This was not our "typical" hotel for my friend and I, but after searching hotels in the Los Angeles area we realized that even the most basic ones were a small fortune. We knew we would be out and about most of the time so we thought we'd take a chance on this one. We were happily surprised. The good- The place was super clean! The staff were very helpful and friendly. (All shifts) The location is excellent. The neighborhood is in transition and on it's way to becoming very cool and trendy. Lot's of local places to eat and several breweries nearby. The bed was very comfortable. The bad- You have to go down the hall for the bathroom. Think old time boarding house style. This being said, though it's a bit inconvenient when you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, there was a woman's, man's and an individual bathroom on every floor and they were very clean. The rooms are very basic, again think boarding house. The Ugly- Although the neighborhood is going through a positive transition, if you head out the door and to the left, on route to the mall (Which has some cool places to eat) you have to go though a fairly seedy section for several blocks. There were 2 of us (women in our 50s) and we did not feel unsafe, but I wouldn't walk it alone.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018
Value
Rooms
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: No Elevators.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
roses21452 wrote a review Jul. 2018
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is a horrible hotel - do not give them your money!! They ripped me off and would not offer a refund when I booked this by mistake online. I immediately spoke to someone there to cancel and to this day, they still claim I never cancelled my reservation. I was charged a lot of money for a place I never stayed in! I even went to my credit card company to complain and they fought the dispute the entire way. Horrible and the absolute WORST customer service... only stay here if you are desperate.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2018
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesCentral L.A / Downtown
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

American Hotel (C̶$̶1̶6̶2̶) C$124 - UPDATED 2022 Prices, Reviews & Photos (Los Angeles, CA) - Hostel - Tripadvisor

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).