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“No AC. Worst experience experience.”

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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No AC. Worst experience experience.”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

The rooms look nothing like the pictures. It's a very old building with no AC. Do not stay there when it's hot!!! The bathrooms are just disgusting. They Are not even clean. I've never experience such an awful looking hotel. And mind you, I stayed in the most expensive room they have. The employee said was the best room they had.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I know it's not the hotel's fault, but my credit card was cloned by an employee. It's the only place that I used my credit card. So watch out. Other than that, for a 2 stars hotel, it was ok. Be aware that the toilets/showers are not in the rooms, they are in a separate common bathrooms.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed two nights there, the reception is really cool, the people at the front desk were super friendly, but the room are.. ok. Small, no view (of course), the bed weren't very clean. But we didn't expect something amazing, it was just for the night so it's ok.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

well It's clean, conveniently located in downtown if your plans are going to buy clothes on fashion district which it's just a few blocks away but after 6:00 PM the nearby area becomes full of homeless people and that could cause concerns regarding security due to the fact that the hotel don't have safety boxes available on rooms or front desk and no other solution is provided by them forcing you to carry your valuable items (passports or money) all the time with you. Not so cheap at USD89 per night the twin beds room with private bathroom.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

When I saw the photos the entrance looks like a great hotel ...but when I got into the rooms...it just was like a typical hostel...really run down...not modern like the pictures at all...couldn't even open or close the door properly...this place is more of a hostel than a budget hotel...the photos I've just seem on trip advisor just now does not match to all of the rooms...or even the queen room we stayed in...very deceiving indeed! The continental breakfast was fine but again...not that much choice....they need to decide whether they should be a hotel or a hostel not both...doesn't work that way....

They only have one valet so expect to wait to be served but they were nice people...the place is surrounded by great restaurants...just need to walk a bit further to get to them...but again the stay on main is not a hotel...it's more of a hostel with a hotel grand entrance...don't be fooled...

  • Stayed June 2014
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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The hotel is located in a great place and close to everything
Access to it is very easy
They have some good Entertainments
The rooms are not good, but not bad compared to the price
In general a good hotel compared to the price

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Terrible staff, they have no sense of customer service. Rude security. Disgusting rooms. We were not told that there was a two person policy during check-in (there were 3 of us). After getting back from a late night, that's when they decided to tell us and not let us go back to our room. The staff was unhelpful and the "security" was instigating the situation. So we were left roaming around the streets of downtown Los Angeles at 3am looking for another hotel. Worst experience ever.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Property: 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 #44 of 86 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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