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“Old, but reasonable.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Stillwell Hotel
Ranked #216 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old, but reasonable.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

We got what we paid for. Basic room with a bathroom. We stayed during New Years Eve and it was not bad (a bit noisey, but we were able to sleep well). The building is old, but for the price, you can't expect the hotel to look and feel like the Hilton. If all you want is a room to sleep, shower and close to downtown LA ($14.00 taxi cab ride), then this may be for you.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Celaya97
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights so that we could attend some events at the Staples centre and surrounding places. We were a bit cautious due to the cheap prices and lack of photos but we very pleasantly surprised. Very short walk to everything, Staples centre, Ralphs supermarket, Denny's etc. Room size was good and there is paid parking next door if you need it. Staff were helpful too.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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venice, ca
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2011

I object to it being called a flophouse. Ok, there are long term guests. And, ok, the guests were not all that well bathed. But to be in Downtown LA, 6 blocks from the Staples Center, and the LA Convention Center, and with a price just a fraction of the Ritz-Carlton, I enjoyed having a place. The room was very clean. I would suggest this hotel to anyone who asked.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

Contrary to the previous reviwer, this hotel is neither filthy nor dangerous. It is no-frills but that is reflected in the price. It is very clean although slightly dilapidated.This area of Downtown is perfectly safe. Frankly, I think the previous reviewer is either insane or workiing for a rival operator.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2010

This hotel is nothing more than a flophouse which preys on unwary tour groups and degenerate transient tenants. It is difficult to imagine the intelligence level (or hygiene consciousness) of anyone who would recommend it. It is filthy and dangerous.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank groidness
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126 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2009

The room was presentable, the TV/AC/lights were all fine, water temp and pressure was great. The neighborhood is so-so at night. For the price, it was a great deal, and saved me $$$$ over other name-brand hotels in the area. Front desk service is a bit blah.

PS: a co-worker staying at the Wilshire at the same time found a large bug in his $190/night room!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jwolfgang9
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Seattle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2009

I agree with the other positive reviews - it's a great value. It's a 10-15 minute walk to the Convention Center, the hotel is clean, the staff is courteous, the wi-fi is fast. I really don't know what those hateful reviews are all about, except perhaps they are exposing some insecurities about a different culture (the entire staff of the hotel appears to be Indian). For that matter, Gill's - the Indian restaurant in the hotel - is quite good - I even brought my boss (who's staying at an "official" convention hotel out by the airport!) and a couple of co-workers there for dinner, and they were all impresssed with the food.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank centerisl
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Additional Information about Stillwell Hotel

Property: Stillwell Hotel
Address: 838 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #216 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stillwell Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 250
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