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“Perfect Stopover For Amtrak Passengers”
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Metro Plaza Hotel
Ranked #150 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

This modestly priced hotel is a short walk from the LA Amtrak Station. It is near Chinatown and an area with Mexican themed outdoor shops and Mexican restaurants.
Our hotel room was large, with a comfortable bed, a desk, and a small table with 2 padded chairs. The included breakfast featured cereal, bagels, English muffins, small sweet muffins, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.
There is nothing fancy about Metro Plaza, but it is functional, comfortable, and well located. The staff was helpful and cheerful. I don't think there is a better choice for train travelers.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I'm Local, coming from The South Bay near LAX. I decided a while ago to create a solution against having to battle the Monday morning commute getting to L.A.'s Iconic "Union Station" to catch Amtrak's famed long distance train "The Coast Starlight" (L.A. to Seattle) which departs at 10:00am daily. My friend from The Sacramento Delta region was joining me here by taking "The San Joaquin" down to Bakersfield then "Amtrak Thruway Bus" to L.A.'s "Union Station" late Sunday night. Our solution was to have a room at this hotel, which offers us a three minute walk over to LAUS. The room I received was fairly priced at $109 with Two comfy Double Beds, but being Grammys night at Staples Center the hotels nearby were outrageously priced and really - the main reason was to be near "Union Station". I'm pleased this particular hotel was so close, it truly gave me 'peace of mind' that we didn't have to worry about being late for Amtrak's "Coast Starlight". For locals who don't like to worry about morning traffic (From Redondo Beach To DTLA it can be ONE HOUR by taking 405 North-105 East to 110 North) Trust Me, if you are taking an early morning Amtrak train, please consider staying here. It's worth it. Four Claws Up!!!! Joe the Bear - typing this from Metro Plaza Hotel Room #404

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank goriajk
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The Metro Plaza in not the Four Seasons, but you're not paying for the Four Seasons and there's no Four Seasons near Union Station. Convenience was more important than amenities to us. The Metro Plaza is clean and comfortable in a grittier part of L.A. Olvera Street and the Spring Street Barbecue are short blocks away, and Union Station is a very short walk, even with luggage.

My "Good" rating is on an absolute scale. Based on the location, it's "Excellent."

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank SidMonge
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This was a great little hotel, at a great price. I had a workshop scheduled across the street, and I couldn't have been happier with the location and cost of this hotel. The room was comfortable, clean, and had good airflow. I like it cold, so kept the window open.

Only two detractors were (1) the so-so neighborhood. I was traveling alone, and was not comfortable going out after dark to explore nearby Chinatown and Olvera Street. A lot of homeless people in the area. And (2) the breakfast was mostly refined carbs (pastries, muffins, bread, bagels, cereal) and fruit. The coffee was great.

Walked back and forth to Union Station to catch the FlyAway Shuttle Bus to LAX for only $14 round-trip. Extremely convenient, fast, and care-free. Will stay here again if I have cause to be downtown LA.

Room Tip: Rooms are on 3rd and 4th floor. Rooms facing north hear the LA Recycle Plant and LA Foundry noise. I...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I was in town for a quick trip and needed access to public transportation, so I chose this place.

The location was solid, near Union Station, which gives you access to the metro (light rail) lines, as well as the FlyAway Bus to LAX. This allows you to travel all over the city at a low cost.

The staff were all good people, but I could sense a lack of motivation from them. They just didn't seem happy to be there, but they were not rude at all.

The room was visually clean, but it definitely had a moldy basement smell to it. The bathroom smelled like a wet basement since there isn't any proper ventilation to it.

If you just need a place to sleep, and need easy access to public transportation, stay here. If you want to feel comfortable, relaxed, and stay in a safe neighborhood, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Neat Hotel close to Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Downtown LA. Rooms were clean, decent bathroom and spaces. Good breakfast included. Great indoor parking for cheap prices and good overall price. Really recommended if you want to stay near dowtown.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

This is my 3rd stay in 15 years. Was cold this time (Dec.) of year for LA. I carry a thermometer with me and was 59 degrees in the room. The AC/Heater unit under the window is hard to regulate. I woke up an hour later and was 87 degrees. I turned the unit off and that was enough heat for the rest of the night. Breakfast is very basic but beats what I had last time.. Last time they didn't offer a breakfast. For AMTRAK riders this is a perfect location with a SUBWAY shop right next door.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Metro Plaza Hotel

Address: 711 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3357
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £87 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Metro Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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