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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I stayed in a room with a queen bed but w/o bathroom. My first suggestion: try to get a room with a bathroom if you don't want to wait for a vacant public bathroom. If you will use public bathroom, don't forget your bathroom slippers. Room was nice and clean. I asked help on different things from staff. (information, service, tours, etc.) They helped with all their efforts and never turned me down. IMHO only downside of this hotel is being in downtown. Shops are mostly closed after 7-8 PM. There are some places nearby to go out for in evening, but I suggest you to be careful in this area. (No, nothing happened to me)

Room Tip: get a room with bathroom
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We enjoyed our time at the Stay on the Main Hotel. It is a hostel based theme, but feels more like a hotel. We booked a room with shared facilities which was fine. However, in future i would book a room with ensuite so that i am not competing with others for the bathroom. All areas were clean. The Stay offers you a continental breakfast, which includes a selection of teas and coffee. Cereal is available. Reception is open between 7.30am and 11pm but if you have to go out before or after reception opening hours, you can access your room via Hotel Cecil which is immediately next door.
There is four computer terminal which is free, Wifi is also available.
The Stay is accessible to many of the attractions including Hollywood and Universal by bus or subway. Make sure you get the TAP card (similar to London's Oyster card) and buy a $5 day pass which will take you all over LA . Good value if you going to make several stops during the day.
There is a high level of homelessness in the area which may be daunting to some, but they generally leave you alone. Enjoy the Stay because it is excellent value for money.

Room Tip: May benefit from ensuite facilities, but shared facilities are always clean.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank debsmillen66
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days and I have to say it was one of the best I've ever stayed at, not to mention the price is unbeatable! Everyone was really great especially the people at the front desk. The day of my check out a young girl names susie asked me how my stay was and seemed to really care about my experience. Genuine service is always best. Thanks everyone!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank LovelyJess
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

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Reviewed 25 August 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Lili-in-LA
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

I have never experienced such a low quality and bad smell in an hotel room. The location is ok, the lobby is fine but the rest is disappointing. If you don't want to be disgusted by the smell in the corridors and in the rooms, do not go this hotel ever.

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17  Thank Matti P
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

This hotel is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in...the lobby looks nice but as soon as you leave the elevator the reality will hit you. The room was OLD, DIRTY, THERE WAS A TERRIBLE SMELL, THE SINK WAS FULL OF MOLD, YOU DONT HAVE WIFI IN THE ROOM, AND NOOOO AIR CONDITIONING AT ALL !!!

we have seen many hotels and motels so far and this so called hotel is not worth the money, I'd rather pay some more dollars, but then you wont be absolutely disgusted of your room.

PS: The "continental breakfast" is actually just a bowl of cereals with milk and coffee and juice - Nothing more...

FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, NEVER COME HERE !!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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22  Thank Jonathan1904
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Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2004 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range: £30 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 138
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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