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Jerry's Motel
Ranked #10 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“An honest hotel”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Jerry's Motel is exactly as described....truth in advertising and no hype. It is for the weary traveler who wants to bed down for the night and get an early start in the morning. It is reasonably priced, clean and a great location. If you want all the amenities forget it. Pay three times the price at the nearby Hyatt. The Internet is fast. Upon arrival you are greeted warmly and given a bag of snacks. It is very informal. The area is somewhat industrial but a block or so away, residential. Five minutes away by car are many good and funky places to eat. If you want to stay in downtown Los Angeles, consider this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thanks for taking the time to share your recent experience here at Jerry's Motel. We really appreciate your review since we are a small, family run business and do our best to provide a clean, comfortable place to stay in Downtown Los Angeles. Hopefully we'll see you again when you're back in town. Take care!
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We've been to LA many times & it's not easy finding a clean, safe, affordable place that's close to downtown. We used to stay at The Highland Gardens, but decided to try something different this time. I was very pleased with the cleanliness & comfortableness of our room. It is small, but still accommodating enough. The bed was comfortable & the bathroom was modern. A nice closet with a safe and a desk with a chair. Also a refrigerator & microwave that I always find handy. I read some of the unsatisfied reviews and so I'm trying to temper my excitement at finding this value. It's not anything like a hotel so you can't have those expectations. I liked that you could open the windows for fresh air, but when it got too warm, the air-conditioning worked just fine & wasn't gross like some other motels we've been in. There was also an interesting fan that I've never seen before that fit on a small shelf under the T.V. I found it worked really well if you didn't want the AC on. I did not detect any smoke smells whatsoever. The snacks in our bag were actually welcoming, as the manager has said, it was nice after a long road trip to have something to nosh on while unpacking & figuring your plans for the rest of the day. We had some granola bars, fruit juice & Cheez-its. No, it wasn't the healthiest snack bag in the world, but it wasn't the worst either. I already pack healthy snacks anyway when I travel because I don't want to be at the mercy of someone else's idea of snacks. And when we got back to the room at 12:30 am after partying & seeing the band we came to see in the first place, I didn't really care if they were healthy. I'm sure my body can process a small half of a bag of Cheez-it's without wrecking my health! Anyway, I never heard a peep out of our neighbors in the room next to ours so sleeping in was fine for us. And there's free parking right in front of the motel which is hard to come by in LA. We were also provided with a long list of food, grocery stores & restaurants nearby, a lot within walking distance. We we will definitely stay here again as long as it stays this great.

Room Tip: We had the room on the first floor all the way at the end.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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JerrysMotel, Manager at Jerry's Motel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your review! We hope you had fun at the concert you were in town to see. We really appreciate you taking the time to address past reviews and provide your input. As you mentioned, our rooms are small but we try to make them as comfortable as possible, and we are glad you liked the free "goodie bag" with snacks that we provide in order to help our guests settle in. We try to provide a balance of healthier options such as granola bars, but also include more indulgent treats to try to include something for everyone. Thanks again and see you next time!
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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Comfortable rooms with comfortable beds, a TV, fridge, bathroom with shower (which has good pressure) and a walk-in robe. The motel advertises that all rooms have an in room safe, however our room (room 2) did not have a safe. WiFi is complimentary and has a strong connection.

Staff are very friendly and were happy to hold onto our luggage until we left town at 10pm. While we did not receive the welcome pack a few other reviewers received, the staff do provide you with a list of restaurants, shopping malls complete with addresses etc.

If I needed to stay in downtown LA without being in the middle of downtown, I would stay again. Be aware that LA Live etc is about a 30min walk, but it's only a $10 cab ride.

TIP: If you are driving - make sure you enter and exit the driveway diagonally or you WILL scrape the bottom of your car on the sidewalk.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

As the other reviews have said Jerrys is excellent, from making the booking, to check-in to the stay, rooms perfect and staff v friendly & helpful!If you need a bite to eat we found the staff at the nearby pizza planet (just round the corner) helpful & the food good.i've marked it 4/5 because the location really isn't the nicest, definitely not somewhere for a night time stroll, a car is really essential.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2013

After reading numerous reviews on trip advisor, my boyfriend and I did not hesitate to book our stay at Jerry's. We stayed at Jerry's at the end of June for a week and we were extremely impressed! Rosalyn checked us in, and she was quick, helpful and friendly. She provided us with information on all the tourist spots and public transit, in addition to a bag full of treats and water for the room. The washroom and the room were super clean, and the room was spacious enough for two people and two luggage. The bed was also very comfortable and the wifi connection was very good.

The location was so convenient, as it was walking distance to the downtown core and close to public transit. We are so glad that we booked Jerry's, it really is excellent value for the money and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed at Jerry's motel last week for 2 nights. We were greeted by Sunnit, who was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Had a very easy, quick check in, stayed in room number 6, lovely room, very comfortable bed, nice modern tv, good wifi connection, nice shower, modern bathroom. Area didn't seem great at first but we walked around and it was perfectly safe. Caught a taxi down to LA live which is a good place to eat. Great snack bag on arrival and a good tourist guide which was really useful. Everything was thought of - you won't go wrong at Jerry's!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Super value for money motel! Very clean and space is just right.
The owner was really thoughtful to prepare the tourist-guide for us.
It contains all the places of interest info such as address, cost, opening hours etc. :)
Even if we come unprepared for the trip, that piece of paper can easily help us out a lot. Really appreciate it Jerry's Motel! thumbs up for that.
When we checked in, we also got a small paper bag each which consists of some snacks and water. Small gesture over there but once again, we were thankful and surprised by the small gesture :)
I am glad that I selected Jerry's Motel. Thanks to all the honest TA reviews which I have read :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jerry's Motel
Address: 285 Lucas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026-6144
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#27 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#75 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Jerry's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jerry's Motel is less than a 5 minute drive to major attractions like the Los Angeles Convention Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Live, Staples Center, Grammy Museum and much more. We are also nearby major public transportation hubs and a short 15 minute commute to tourist hot spots like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Citadel shopping outlets.Guests at Jerry's Motel in Los Angeles CA will enjoy a great place to wind down after a day out on the town with over 100 satellite television channels. Jerry's Motel in Los Angeles, CA provides a great location and price that is perfect for those who have meetings in Downtown or at the Convention Center and don't want to pay $200 or more at a major hotel. We also offer all our guest free parking and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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