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Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
Ranked #57 of 354 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

The hotel was nice - fancy and trendy! The rooms are VERY small but nice. Staff was amazing and very friendly. Roof top pool is really cool! Parking sucks - you need to park next door and walk around the corner and it's around $25-30 a day for parking. The location is perfect though! Walking distance from all the great spots in DTLA.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2011

Thank for taking the time to give us a review of your stay ... this feedback is the best way for us to gauge if we are doing all that we can to best accommodate our guests or make changes when needed.

As in most big cities, parking is one of the unique challenge and similar to most hotels in the area, we do not own/operate our parking facilities. Based on your description of needing to “walk around the corner” you must have stayed with us on a weekend when the office building next door was closed, thereby precluding you from direct access to the hotel. On weekdays, the access is much more convenient. I truly hope that we will have opportunity to host you again in the future and if so, Checkers does offer valet parking at a slight premium, but the convenience may be worth it. There is also a parking structure directly access the street at the Pacific Design Center which may offer a more direct access to the hotel on weekends.

Thank you again for choosing Hilton Checkers … we look forward to seeing you again !

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed here because we wanted a treat from a hard week of work. Usually, I will just Priceline it but we thought we would pay the extra $100 a night for a nice visit. I have stayed at a lot of hotels downtown. The valet didn't open our car door but was friendly. The desk greeted us like a police officer or bouncer when asking for our credit card and "picture I.D.", which was weird especially because we are two women and we were very nice to him. It could not have been less welcoming and it made us feel really bad like we had done something wrong. The rooms were really nice but kind of worn out with dust. Typical downtown hotel charges $38 for parking and $9.99 for internet. The room service breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We take customer feedback very seriously.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food. I agree, our culinary team is amazing !

It is disappointing to hear that you were not greeted warmly. We believe that it sets the tone for the rest of your stay and we strive to make each of our guests feel like we are honored that they have selected us .... especially if they are paying a premium to stay with us.

I hope that if your travels ever take you back to Downtown, I hope that you will give us another opportunity to "warmly welcome" you back.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I loved the Hilton Checkers. The staff is super friendly. The hotel has a nice bar/lounge on the first floor. We had some tasty drinks there. We also took our drinks up to the rooftop pool/lounge area. That was one of the best features of the hotel. While the hours posted indicated that the rooftop closed at 10 p.m., the hotel kept it open all night. While we didn't swim or use the hot tub, it was nice to be able to hang out up there with drinks late into the night. Our rooms were tastefully decorated. My only complain was that there are no small refrigerators in the rooms even though there's a spot for them. I thought the shower was particularly wonderful. Great water pressure. The bathroom itself was well done. If I had to be near downtown again for any reason, I would definitely stay at the Hilton Checkers again.

Also, while the parking is valet only, the valets were exceptionally nice and very quick when retrieving our car.

Room Tip: The rooftop pool hours that are posted say the rooftop closes at 10 p.m., however, the staff allowed...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ardmoreflyer
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2011

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and had an opportunity to enjoy the hotel's rooftop deck, showcasing a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline. It is a very serene location in the midst of Downtown and has been featured on several television shows and movies recently..

We hope to welcome you back again to Hilton Checkers !

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Reviewed 30 October 2011

We used points to stay here in August. It would be good for business downtown. Obviously there is not much else to do downtown, and there was not a lot in the way of restaurants or shopping nearby. We only stayed one night (passing through LA basically) but everyone we interacted with was very welcoming and helpful. The views from the rooftop pool were great, although the ambience was a little weird - I had expected a bar but instead there were two groups of people drinking beer they had purchased at a grocery store somewhere (they were pulling it out of bags). The pool itself was tiny and probably more for looking at than actually swimming in. Gym was really tiny with about three pieces of old equipment.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2011

Thank you for the review !

It is a shame that you were unable to spend more time with us. Downtown Los Angeles is rich with historic architecture, cultural attractions and entertainment .... But, one of the great things about Downtown Los Angeles is that you don’t have to go far for a meal. Ranging from the plethora of new restaurant popping up each day everywhere in the city to unique neighborhood spots. PLUS, the LA Fashion District is a bargain hunter's paradise, with over 1,000 stores that sell to the general public at wholesale discounted prices. Shoppers can expect to find bargains of 30% to 70% off of retail prices on apparel and accessories for the entire family, plus textiles and flowers.

Hopefully next time you will have more of chance to "explore" what Downtown has to offer. It just gets better everything day !

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

The Hilton Checkers was really nice, we went to the Adobe Max Conference and the accommodations were paid for by my company. The beds were so comfortable, I haven't had such a good sleep in decades. The pillows and mattresses were perfect, the heating/cooling was at my fingertips and worked. The room was quiet despite Batman being filmed right outside my bedroom window. The room service was great and so were the hotel staff. Free paper every morning and no complaints about the cleaners. The only thing I'd say they could improve on is giving free internet service. At $10/day it's too expensive and this is the day and age where it's not cool to penny pinch on this service as it's a must for every working person. The internet was iffy at best even though I paid a small fortune for it. The furnishings in my room were very current and stylish and I'm sad I didn't have time to use the rooftop pool. Thanks Hilton for a great stay, at $200/night I would never choose to spend my personal money this way but was such a treat being paid for on business.
There are many excellent breakfast places on the walk to the conference centre and lots of great restaurants and pubs in the area too. I recommend the sushi place Mitaki on 6th for great/inexpensive sushi, Bottega Louie Gourmet Market for breakfast, The Wokano for happy hour and Santee St Alley for the local cultural experience.

Room Tip: The largest rooms are the double queens, I ended up with a double double after she offered me the Ki...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

This hotel was very convenient to downtown and the court buildings. The staff were friendly and accomodating. Everything in the downtown of a big city costs money and the same goes for this area. The hotel was a bit expensive and there were no freebies. I enjoyed my stay as the downtown area has changed and there were pubs and bars to visit in the early evening. Many places to eat and shop as well.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2011

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to be located in the midst of both the financial and entertainment district. You are correct .... the "rebirth" of Downtown Los Angeles is very exciting. So much to do, see and enjoy !

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Reviewed 1 October 2011

Hilton Checkers is a nice and elegant hotel, located in downtown L.A..
Rooms are small but comfortable and quiet.
We really enjoyed this hotel, everyone from the staff was friendly and helpful.
The rooftop pool is gorgeous, as is the view of the city.
The neighborhood had many nice restaurants and attraction. Starbucks is near by.
Valet parking is very expensive, but there are a few cheap parkings near the hotel.
We highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rudolf51
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Checkers02, Director of Sales at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2011

Thank you for the glowing review about our property and staff .... including the pictures from our gorgeous rooftop ! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again during your next trip to the states.

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Address: 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2601
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#22 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#26 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#34 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#50 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £163 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Checkers Los Angeles 4*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Hotel is an historic hotel in Los Angeles that dates back to the 1920s, fully restored to its original splendor. The full service Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Hotel in downtown Los Angeles offers extensive hotel luxuries combined with an intimate ambiance and personalized service unlike any other Los Angeles hotel. One feature not to be overlooked: A stunning rooftop deck showcasing a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline, a perfect setting for receptions or romantic getaways. ... more   less 
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