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45 M
Los Angeles, California

Member Since: October 16, 2014

  • October 16, 2014

  • Ugh
    Big Mistake. Gruff reception on arrival. Bad omen. Room was so small and narrow and dark, completely ruined my trip (I prepaid for 6 nts) and left the hotel after just two nts. Getting to the room is depressing - up a narrow spiral of stairs reminiscent of being on a boat (so narrow I could hardly bring my suitcase up - no kidding). Leaving hotel, back down stairs. Ooops, forgot umbrella, climb back up the narrow stairs up two flights. Can't stress enough how depressing my room was. Asked for a fridge - no expectation, just asking if it was available - and got a small plug-in box big enough for a single soda can (yes, that's right, - I'm not exaggerating- about 8" tall - you still think I'm exaggerating right?). Bottom line, thought I'd go for some friendly gay atmosphere over another hotel site - but lobby was always deserted. Thought I'd shave some $$ with this choice as well (shared bathroom) but that was a BAD decision (I'm glad I brought sandals). I really don't understand the rave reviews here . . .Just my two cents.

    October 16, 2014

  • Good Base for SOMA Exploring
    Not a bad choice for exploring the Soma nightlife (powerhouse, hole in the wall, eagle) - hotel is about 0.4 - 0.7 mi from all or a $8 cab ride. Dennys 0.03 mile away for late-night munchies. 4-minute walk from the Metro. All very convenient. Booked my rate on priceline for 35% discount. So, the room - comfy bed (think Starwood quality) which I very much appreciated - and rm was good sized with desk. Good internet and breakfast was fine (boxed for pickup at front desk) - (1) croissant/tasty, (1) yoplait yogurt (1) oj (1) banana - always the same every morning I was there. Room faced 7th street but no noise really. Elevator needs a key so you have to meet visitors in lobby. Downside, room design is garish/quirky (hurt my eyes) and the bath update was done at a budget (kept the old faucet but new countertop that was cracked and bubbled, ugly).

    October 16, 2014

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