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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Ranked #22 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

This will do nicely, thanks! A warm, inviting, even chic hotel steps away from the Staples Center and L.A. Live, the JW is teeming with, well, newness. Everything here looks and feels clean and fresh, from the sprawling lobby to the elevators to the doors of the rooms.

The rooms themselves aren't otherworldly, as they actually seem a little small for a JW, but the AV equipment in the room is outstanding and among the best I've ever seen in a hotel room. Shower's a little quirky, but very comfortable and got the job done.

Security was a little weird; normally, you have to swipe your card to get to your floor (something which people weren't realizing, since I could hear the sound of elevators buzzing with failure everytime I walked over to the lifts), but because I was staying on the fourth (I think) floor, which is shared with the spa and pool, anyone could come on my floor without even having to show ID. That was a little disconcerting and might be a reason to ask for a higher floor.

Service was efficient and reliable. I didn't eat or drink at the hotel, but there are multiple restaurants and bars in the lobby to go along with room service.

All in all, this was a really pleasant experience. Definitely worth shelling a little extra out for the next time you're going to be in this area of LA. I haven't stayed at the Four Seasons, so I can't compare, but this blows away the Sheraton and Luxe.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Our family of 4 really liked the start of our La to San Fran road trip at LA live. The cool style of the hotel and area made you feel the heartbeat of the city. The rooms were modern,comfortable and clean, and the public areas/pool were well designed and chic. The outdoor area of La Live was also fun to just look around and have a bite to eat. Staff was friendly and helpful, except for breakfast where they were a bit aloof. Definitely think it would be a fun spot for a nite or 2 if coming in for a concert or sporting event. One more note...our kids really enjoyed the Grammy Museum, right next door, and so did we.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

We stayed at the JW Marriott Live the night before leaving LAX for an overseas trip. Very comfortable and clean. The staff was very friendly as well. Hotel seemed to be somewhat of a hot spot in this particular area of L.A. Another plus are the two nice lounges on the lobby/main floor.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I LOVE this hotel. It is right smack dab in the middle of downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live where everything has been refurbished and transformed into a mecca of entertainment. The lobby is beautiful with a very cool bar serving high-end cocktails and a restaurant....these venues WILL hurt your wallet.

Check-in is very warm and welcoming and efficient and the staff are all friendly and eager to help.

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable and decked out in retro decor. They come equipped with an iPod doc which is a must in my opinion. The bathrooms are good size with nice toiletries and a rainforest shower which is a great way to wash away a hangover.

They have an awesome outdoor saltwater infinity pool with awesome views of downtown and a bar in case you get thirsty.

The location is great.....I would recommend avoid any of the venues at L.A. Live. I didn't travel from Phoenix to Los Angeles to hang at The Yardhouse after all. But you can walk just a few blocks in safety to Figueroa or Hope streets to find lots of cool places to have a drink away from all the touristy crowds at L.A. Live. Once you're sufficiently smashed, you can retreat to your comfy room at the JW Marriott.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

I spent two weeks at this hotel and received excellent service from friendly staff. This is a very busy hotel and can be a little noisy in the evenings but it certainly is vibey and all the L A Live offerings are on your doorstep.
One observation is that the concierges were very busy or at times only one person was on duty which resulted in a lengthy wait to get service.
The free wi-fi in the lobby area was somewhat unpredictable and the alternative - wi-fi in your room was pricey.
Rooms were comfortable if rather ordinary. I noticed the white bathroom towels looked a little tired and greyish, not as fluffy or large as I would have liked. I did however enjoy the toiletries provided!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

The check in was perfect. The desk clerk remembered my name over my two day stay. Room was upgraded to a corner "suite" due to Marriott elite status. Very clean with great views of LA Live. $40 overnight parking plus LA taxes spiked the cost, but overall outstanding. The offerings in the executive lounge meant you really did not have to pay for dinner elsewhere. Very nice!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I thought this hotel first and foremost screamed "I am in Downtown Los Angeles!". And that's a good thing! I like hotels that have a little bit of character. :-)

Hotel room was very comforable -- great climate control, comfortable bed and linens, plus bathrobe and towels, great black-out curtains, and a nice layout and design overall.

The hotel common areas were all designed with both the business traveler and those seeking a Los Angeles "experience" in mind. A nice cocktail lounge, a wine bar, and a coffee bar along with a posh gift shop were located lobby level. Hertz car rental available on-site, and a great gym. There is also a 4th floor rooftop pool and bar as well although the hotel is more than 4 floors.

The area around the hotel is a great place for nightlife and you will not have any trouble finding food! Great atmosphere inside and out of this hotel.

Service was fantastic during the entire stay. Everyone was friendly and helpful that I encountered - front desk, bell staff, concierge, and housekeeping. My room was spotless and on the one occasion that housekeeping knocked before I had checked out -- I was minutes from leaving -- I was offered towels or water before she stated that she'd come back later.

I loved this hotel and would definitely stay again if I need to be in the downtown area. Great atmopshere outside the room and quiet tranquility for a great night's sleep inside. Can't ask for more than that!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Address: 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1338
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range: £212 - £493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE 4.5*
Number of rooms: 877
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