The best thing about Cecil Hotel is probably the location downton, right in th center. Still, for the approx. 100 dollars you pay per night, the service is very poor, rooms are old and terrible. Breakfast contains of waffles on one-way-plats - every day! I found staff unhelpful and unfriendly. They would probably let you die in front of reception, if you don't show all your credit cards in advance - and then call the ambulance.
I'm a traveler going round the world since several months now - and I`m not complaining generally. I had much better stays in th US, Asia, Africa, whatever... The Cecil Hotel is just TERRIBLE! Just don`t go there. It`s probably a bette option to stay at the beach right away. Happy to help :-)More