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Holiday Inn Express - Los Angeles Downtown West
Ranked #137 of 350 Hotels in Los Angeles
Calif
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“If they gave me a room free ...No way”
Reviewed 16 July 2009

Please if you value your life, do not stay here..Go elsewhere,save the extra money whatever, it's DANGEROUS..and should come with a warning !!! Very scary location. We were up all night watching drug busts etc....Can't go to eat anywhere because it's so unsafe.We had to call the front desk 3 times to make certain the front door was closed..We put furniture in front of our door and stayed up all night ...No we are not paranoid pussys !!! It's just plain " Horrible" Some of the staff was nice,bit of a language barrier..If they supplied me with mace, and a gun,i still wouldn't stay. We had a meeting at the Consulate downtown the next morning.we were so tired from the nights events it made it very hard to concentrate..Would love my money and nerves back!!! Hey,if you want to experience the pounding sound of Police Helicopters,sirens,drunks screaming, go for it but again,bring the pepper spray and weapons...

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Canada
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2009

This hotel was absolute crappola! The pictures are not representative of the actual building, as it currently looks more like a construction site than a hotel. The first night we got there, our toilette flooded, the front desk person asked us for a cigarette, and told us that the neighborhodd was safe to walk in, eventhough we learned quite quickly that it was very dangerous. To get to the restaurant for the "continental breakfast" you have to dodge through a swarm of bugs! Buyer beware!!! It may be cheap, but you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Smith10Canada
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Taichung
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2008

We were suppose to stay for a week, but we ended up staying only for 3 days. We had to ask for new towels every morning and would get them after about an hour later. The free internet connection sucks. Weak or limited signals all day long. When I asked them to fix it, they say that they are not the internet company and there's nothing that they could do (from a male staff). The boss / manager is from Taiwan, and she is really nice to us. The location is alright since it is near downtown LA, but not really a safe environment.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — service
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Thank i_zeman_8
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London
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2007

I stayed there for 1-week as it is very close to St Vincent medical center. Considering that is more expensive than Motels in the area ($100 vs $60-80) and the brand RAMADA, I would have expected better quality. The personnel is friendly but the Hotel is old and would need a refurbshment. The sensatio is not of a clean Hotel

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Thank VV1London
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switzerland, uk, usa, singapore
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2007

I always stay here when I have a flight out of LAX either early morning or late at night. They let you park your car there as well while you are away. Rooms are clean, TV, air con, big bathrooms, laundry room , will give you a cot for your baby,etc.. I am very suprised this is listed as a 1-2 star hotel. I would think it was a 3 star.

  • Liked — not to far from airport
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled on business
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Thank my3gifts
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2007

A great hotel overall to stay at. The lobby is very nice-looking, and the hotel staff were extremely helpful in helping us finding our way around LA. Our room was clean and beds were very comfortable. My only problem with this hotel is concerned with one aspect of the location. It is convenient as it is close to the metro station but the neighbourhood is dirty and lower class. I would return to this hotel if I visit LA again.

  • Liked — Helpful Hotel Staff
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Thank syy89
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San Diego
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2007

I booked my reservation for the Ramada Limited - S. Westlake on triprewards.com. It was a choice between that hotel and the Ramada Wilshire Center. Unfortunately, after seeing the 2 hotels in person it was pretty much a catch 22. Neither one is worth the price of stay but the S. Westlake location is completely horrible. As we drove up Westlake to the hotel, there were a few police cars directly in front of us that ended up blocking the entrance to the hotel. A bunch of cops then proceeded to run into the hotel to do God knows what. Needless to say, we did not stay and had to argue with the staff to get our reservation cancelled without get charged for it. I then called the next day to make sure that the reservation was cancelled without charge and had to argue with the manager because "regardless of what is happening on the street, we require 48 hours notice for cancellation without charging you."

Now, what kind of establishment, let alone a chain like Ramada, would treat their customers like that? Whatever you do, please heed my advice and do not stay at this hotel OR the location down the street on Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown. They are completely run down, despite the pictures you may see online. You are much better off staying somewhere else.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Cleanliness, lack of customer service, bad location
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank ultramar23
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Property: Holiday Inn Express - Los Angeles Downtown West
Address: 611 S Westlake Ave, Wilshire Blvd./6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057-3501
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #137 of 350 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express - Los Angeles Downtown West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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