I stayed at Stay on Main for two nights in November as a stopover on the way to New Zealand. I was staying on my own and had a double room with a wash basin.
The staff at the hostel were very helpful at check in although they do ask for a pre payment on a credit card for security which I overheard one lady complaining about very vocally!
The room was clean and had been refurbused in a modern style, there was a plasma screen with cable channels. The room was cleaned every day although I would have liked more pillows. There were complimentary tolietries I hadn't expected from a hostel.
There was unfortunately only one shower room and toilet for the whole floor of the hotel. It was clean - ish but very cramped and did see some people queuing to use it. I have defineletly experienced worse hostel facilities however.
The area the hotel was in was in central downtown and admittedly it did get a bit scary after about five or six pm with lots of groups of homeless people hanging around. It was fine during the day however and the hostel had good security. Also felt like a proper experience of the city rather than a standard chain hotel in a more touristy area.
On a positive note it was really near all of the downtown attactions (Olvera street, Disney concert hall, cathedral etc.) and there was an excellent diner a few buildings down which did an amazing breakfast. (Nickel Diner). Also there was a really posh bakery/cafe nearby which had to best macaroons I have ever tasted! (Bottega Louie).
Overall good value for money, better than expected if you have stayed in hostels before and a realistic impression of Downtown LA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay on Main is the hippest boutique hotel and hostel in downtown Los Angeles. We are located in the heart of LA’s Historic Core, surrounded by many of the newest and hottest restaurants, bars and night- clubs in downtown Los Angeles, California. We are located one mile to LA LIVE, minutes by Metro to famous Hollywood, short walk to the fashion, toy, jewelry districts and flower mart. Also, minutes by bus to China Town, Little Tokyo and USC…or hop on the bus right outside the front door for a unique site seeing ride to Santa Monica beach.Our location, style accommodations and vibe offer our guest the best value in Los Angeles. Stay on Main offers a menu approach to accommodation selection. Depending upon budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities at stay on main hotel, from private rooms with private baths to shared rooms with shared baths down the hall.Stay on Main is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. our rooms are simple stylish and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spend thrifty traveler.In-the-know 18-30 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stay On Main Hotel Los Angeles