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The room had a Nice firm bed with a large tv and cable. The plumbing fixtures seemed to be new and nice quality and plenty of hot water. The room was clean and it had a mini fridge and microwave. The manager was nice and very attentive, great location The room had a slight musty smell like a smoker had been in there,room was a little small and the bathroom fan and a/c unit were a little noisy. The Door had old style key locks not self locking and with no saftey chain or bar and didn't self close.
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The Friendship Motor Inn surpassed our expectations. It was extremely clean. The Manager was great, and extremely intentional with his services. He called to ask if we wanted breakfast before closing. The area was quiet. Great Mattress. Would Recommend!!. If I had one complaint it was their super hard soap.
The owners are really friendly and the rooms were clean and cool. For the price of this place, I felt like I scored big time. Great value, great room, great experience. 10/10 would stay here again.
Best hotel for the money in LA, period. Can't say enough good things about it. We stay in LA a lot and good, inexpensive hotels are hard to find. Staff is super friendly and the room was well kept. This place is a definiately stay again hotel.
It was brightly lit when we got back at night. It had continental breakfast (good hot chocolate). Workers were friendly and about at night. It still had room keys - actual keys, not the card type. There was a window between the front desk and guests (similar to a bank teller window).
Staff was friendly and accommodating, room was clean and bathroom was better than expected. Easy to walk to Koreatown from motel. Bed was like a slab of concrete and pillows were fluffy but squished down into paper thin pillows with no support.
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comfortable room no swimming pool
It was nice and peaceful!
The room was large and well set up for comfort. The desk staff was courteous and helpful. My room (106) was next to the microwave, so people were talking and beeping outside my door at all hours of the night. The door to the room was not hung well, so there were large gaps for critters to enter at their will and that kept the room chilly. The light over the sofa was nonfunctioning for our entire four-night stay, even when I asked for a new light bulb. The free breakfast, although appreciated, was a scant offering, and could have been extended until 10:00; at 8:30 there was never any milk left, so our only options were doughnuts and juice. People in the parking lot were obnoxious, honking for the other guests and playing music so loudly that the room actually vibrated.
I liked the option for 3 beds in one room. The room was kinda funky. Soso with cleanliness. The bathroom looked like someone had a fight in there and broke the toilet and tp holder.
Th hotel was fine... nothing fancy for the quoted 89.00 a night but not for an extra 30.00 was not worth it we could have paid 10.00 more and staid at the embassy suits you had to pay for ice local calls were 10.00 to open phone line .50 a minute. there was not much hotel service or friendliness My son asked what time the pool closed he was told now he was disappointed well people were in there for another 45min to 1hr he could have been in and out and been happy but we didn't go
easy to access public transportation, comfort stay
only the location I will neither stay there again nor recomend this place to anyone
Clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was actually ok. Cable was good. Wifi Codes had to be printed to you every 24 hours. Got annoying. And then the wifi wouldn't load or do anything at peak times.
I loved the price of the hotel room! My girlfriend and I split the room for a concert we were attending in la, and the location/price was perfect! Loved the parking situation, so convenient :) The room was not furnished (shampoo, towels, etc.) and seemed a wee bit on the dingy side. but other than that it was great!
The location is a nice central location to several sights in the area. The price is inviting. Arrived at 3pm and despite the 4pm checkin time we were allowed to check in. Most discouraging thing was the bed was rock hard. I was simply using the hotel for sleeping and showering. We spent a lot of time out seeing sights. The shower was very short and had low water pressure. It took along time to get warm water. The shower curtain was bent and it would continually slide open while showering. We never ate at the breakfast. There was one type of cereal and donuts available.
Good parking place,convient location
Our room had 3 beds. Sinks were outside of bathroom, convenient. Microwave available downstairs. Modern furnishings. A/C was great. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast. Room was gross. Moldy ceilings in bathroom, you can smell it. After walking on the carpet, our feet were black. There were stains on our sheets and there may have been bed bugs, my friend had bites. Only able to have one car per room. You have to pay for ice. A little too far from Hollywood blvd area. Really hard to see oncoming traffic when pulling out of the driveway.
Nothing Everything was just horrible the rooms were dirty the blankets had holes the towels were dirty also so was the bathroom not enough soap or shampoo breakfast was nasty .. really bad experience for me and my family!!
only the location is good. the rooms and even the lobby smells. it looks like this hotel has never been renovated/refurbished since the 70's , i cant believe they still use those kinds of toilet bowls and sinks, its like in motels in old movies where people get robbed.
it was close to the venue that i was trying to visit and i could park right next to my room the staff was very unfriendly at checkout
Location, Price, and Kind Service. 1) I booked 2 queens and they didn't have anymore left so I was left with 1 King 2) The TV and Refrigerator AC socket was un-usable. 3) The windows were dirty and unkept 4) The bathroom looked disgusting.
Nothing Everything big disappointment
The location is beneficial. I would have liked the room to be clean.
Nothing The wall is dirty with non-professional paint, the facility is terriblly old and ugly, the bathroom is dirty and haven't been updated for centuries, sheet might not be washed or changed with some obvious stains....
i liked the recepcionist and tv restroom and bed was ok
Lo mejor del hotel es la ubicación, ya que está cerca a la estación Metro Center donde se puede coger el metro e ir a diversos sitios de la ciudad... Las instalaciones no son buenas, están descuidadas, no realizan la limpieza de la habitación de un día al otro
much cheaper than the other alternatives, location in the city center good, owner was helpful with directing towards local sites of interest, parking within the walls allowed me to feel my car was safe looked a little run-down, pool looked undesireable to swim in
Good location Just 2 words bed bugs!!!!!! Im all bitten
The room looked dirty, the Wifi in the room didn't work, staff didn't always understand us very well and didn't make us feel welcome.
Good locaion. poorly painted / maintained. Says breakfast included but saw nothing. would recommend for location.
good price, kind staff. air conditioner, bed.
Giant spider in room. I am scared of spiders...but didnt hold it against this place, rest was clean. I just hate spiders! So clean is good, spider sounds bad...but good...was clean. Pay for ice...I paid over 100$ for a night, and no free ice...which is cold water...I guess I'm spoiled from living in vegas where hotels/casinos give a lot while you stay there. Seemed expensive. TV was fuzzy for 100$.
The free parking was probably the most useful thing for us as we were travelling with a car.
I like the proximity to down town Los Angeles and the convenience of taking the Metro bus. It is close to restaurants.
It was very cheap and the pictures were honest, the maid cleaned daily and replenished toiletries, the staff were pleasant and helpful and let us into our room as soon as it was ready, room has fridge which was very useful, king room is big with table and chairs, good transport links and lots of shops and fast food restaurants within 5 minutes walk. Good hotel for budget travellers. Noisy residents in numerous rooms late at night and early in the morning, traffic noise and sirens heard from room, the surrounding area has lots of homeless people, bathroom towels are very small, no pool, breakfast or room safety box available-but we knew this when booking
Well-lit parking lot. Blankets had cigarette burn holes (non-smoking room) Curtain had cigarette burn holes (non-smoking room) Doors and walls were dirty. Carpet was frayed in large areas.
Good location. About 20 min work or 5 stops bus ride to the convention center. Subway, McDonalds, El Pollo Lico, a small market, a coin laundary are near-by. Two Mexican and Two Korean restaurants are also nearby. Easy to find it. I got about fifteen bug bites. It may be flea, bed-bug, or roach. I cannot find what the exact bug is. Anyway, I cannot recommend this hotel. Ah, anothe thing. there is no coffee machine or pot or microwave in the room. You have no tools at all to make warm water.
The hotel itself is a bit dated and shows signs of age, but it does seem like they're trying to fix things up. Our room was small and the furniture was a bit rinky-dink, but very clean and very inviting despite limited space. We wanted a place to crash after a day of exploring the city and for the price, it suited our needs just fine. The staff we interacted with during our stay was incredibly polite. I've seen a lot of complaints in reviews, but honestly, I feel like this was one of the nicer places I've been for the price. The club below was quite noisy and I could feel the vibration from the fourth floor, but it was tolerable for both me and my 16 year old who can pretty much sleep through anything. You may want to avoid this one if you are a light sleeper.
i didnt like my stay!i have made a reservation 2months ago.first when i have arrived.they didnt give me the correct room.it was reseved for an other!ervrything was bad.i dont advice people!
Nothing They gave us the choice of a room above a club and the front desk person told me "it's going to be loud. You won't sleep." Or a smoking twin room. The twin beds aren't even true twins. They're tiny. The room is so small that only one person can walk to the bathroom, one person must be in a bed in order for the other to walk. I was stunned at how small the room was. They wouldn't cooperate when I told them I had a big audition the next day and my choice was between not sleeping or sleeping in a tiny room and breathing the harsh smoking room air. Instead I paid more for the hilton the same night because it was that bad. Never again.
Very basic hotel, but for the area, jt was an economical place to stay. It was clean, staff was friendly, and location was very good. As a grad student traveling for a conference 1/2 mile away, it fit the bill pefectly. It was a very basic hotel (pay for wifi). Few amenities nearby, but for the price, its hard to complain.
Probably the cheapest option next to Disney Hall and other Grand Avenue cultural attractions. The hotel is really basic. Don't stay if you like nice amenities or want to use the room for anything but sleeping.
The hotel is near The Broad, MOCA, Disney Hall, downtown and Little Tokyo. It's comfortable and reasonably priced. The small size of the rooms makes it feel urban and right for a stay in LA. The lobby needs an update.
Location was excellent FAXed hotel a month before stay to request a quiet, non-smoking room. Was put on third floor but noise and vibration from nightclub below was unreal. Thankfully it all died down at ~ 2am but it made for an unpleasant stay and a poor night's sleep.
Price was decent for a 2-Star hotel. It's good for a crash pad which we used for. Great valet, always attentive. Hallway and small stuffy room.
Close to the courthouse. No place to get food at this hotel.
It's cheap and centrally located. It's a a crash pad. Small stuffy rooms. Windows don't open.
Hotel would not issue refund even though I had not spent the night not left the room in worse condition than when I had entered. Five minute wait for elevator and no stairs. Hotel situated on top of night club with no sound proofing. Cramped.
Victor the valet was very friendly and helpful. Other than that the room was tiny and plain but it worked as a place to crash for the night. Surprised that I had to pay for parking. TV stand was broken but made do. Bed needs to be replaced soon. You can tell it's been used a lot.
Very helpful staff and great location. Quick access to Universal Studio, Hollywood walk of fame, Koda and Chinese theatre, and just 5 mi from LA downtown. Also, free parking is a bonus.
Good location, with free parking.
This motel offers a good ratio value / price. Very well located (not far from Hollywood main points of interest). Free parking for our car. Excellent croissants for breakfast.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Great location a block from hollywood blvd and the underground station. Very spacious room with nice floors, tv etc. Towels chlorine smell rathwr than fresh detergent
Very friendly/professional staff. Quiet location. Room was clean. Great working AC unit. Free breakfast. 5 minutes from Hollywood Blvd. I always choose to stay here when I visit LA. Highly recommend! No iron/ironing board in room. Not enough parking spaces. That's about it.
I liked the location and the friendliness of the staff. The room and the bathroom were outdated, but it wasn't a real problem, everything worked fine.
large room, cozy beds, sofa also! internet connection was too bad
Location, next to Hollywood boulevard. Roses round the pool. Facility. The description of the hotel in booking was false. There are no facilities, that were mentioned in the description. There are no any plate, fork, pot or anything of the kind to cook, only plastic glasses, though there is a microwave oven.
We are a family and really enjoyed our stay at the HCI. The staff was everytime helpful and friendly. The location is close to all attraction of Hollywood. What my wife liked most, was the arrangement of roses around the pool, a small oasis. we were totally satisfied and would come back to stay there.
The excellent proximity to Hollywood tourist sites and very close to metro train station. Friendliness and help of staff.
in the first room we found little bugs in the beds after the 1st night. Could change room, 2nd one was okay but our confidence was gone. Old room was given to tourists the same day. When did they put some chemicals to kill the insects???
The service are excellence. Mr Paco is the most helpful. Na
larger space in the room as comparing to other Super 8. Free breakfast includes made-yourself waffle (some other Super 8 don't) the neighoring area wasn't as bad as we thought (downtown LA) bit smell in the room, but manageable.
close to the area we needed to be in
front desk was helpful. room was clean.
I liked the location of the Super 8. We went to a Dodger game. No.
nearby chinatown, It's easy to find chinese food. It's very near street and nosey.
Reasonable prices for quality stay
The price is quite reasonable for the condition of the room. The room was strongly scented, which gave me a bad headache every time I got back.
Very close to Dodger stadium. Easy walk to the game and a neighborhood bar.
Happy with value, location, cleanliness and comfort. Also with inclusions such as fridge, microwave, coffee maker, ice machine etc. Breakfast was OK. The desk staff could have made a better effort at friendliness and helpfulness. The neighbourhood seemed a bit low class left us feeling a bit uncomfortable.
Smelly and there are cockroaches...
Cheap, has cable tv, quiet, sink and bathroom was clean. The bed was completely the worst. Don't even know what it was made of but it was the hardest bed I've ever slept on. Could barely get any sleep. Also the internet definitely was too slow to even be considered "free wifi". No extra sheets/pillows.
We were looking for a cheaper hotel room because we were only staying one night and wouldn't be in the hotel much. America's best value was the most affordable in the area, and although the surroundings weren't ideal, the hotel was clean, smelled good, and the bed was comfortable. The room cooled off quickly with the AC, and I got to catch up on one of my shows with the cable on-demand. All in all, no complaints. It was not in the area we wanted to spend most of our time in, but it was just a quick drive (only a few miles, as quick as it gets in LA) to all the attractions/hot spots. We would have liked a later check out, but were told they could only extend us by 30 minutes without charge due to bookings. And like I said the street and immediate surroundings didn't appear to be very inviting, but it was good enough for us for a one night stay.
Appeared clean. There was no running water in the morning so couldn't take a shower, brush teeth, or flush the toilet. I put my parents up for the night and they are in their seventies. When I asked for some compensation or at least bottled water for my parents they could't help. Very upset that my parents had to endure such conditions.
Basic but cheap
Cleanliness refrigerator parking
nothing neighboorhood- i come out to my car at 3a random guy walking down the street sees me and follows me around the motel i had to ask the staff to escort him off premises. homeless people down the street. no soap and towels were thin and hard. FINALLY i am a frequent traveler so im familiar with payments and deposits especially with debit cards. At checkin there is a 100 DOLLAR deposit!! i can see 50 dollars but for this establishment isnt worth it as the night before i stayed at the HILTON with a 50$ deposit. i was fine with the amount of deposit but something told me to check my bank account online after my stay which i rarely do. most hotels just hold the deposit...ABVI actually took the money off my card i called the motel and they claim the money will be refunded within 5-7 business days. Wait..WHAT?! the woman on the phone stated ABVI is independently own and every establishment is different. i responded..thank you for informing me as i will NEVER stay here again!! WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!
C leanliness, staff very courteous and helpfull. Breakfast started very late,, 730 , for an early riser. Also had problem with tiolet. Bar to handle rusted and broke off chain. We were told had to wait for a man to arrive to go see what needed to be done. After 2nd complaint, lady at front desk came and checked. She ended up finding another hole further up the bar to fix. Soda vending machine out of order.
The staff. Needed some help and staff went all out to provide. That's the best I liked about this Hotel. A bit away from the main activity street.
Good location, 15 min drive to Downtown, Hollywood, Venice Beach, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills and most other tourist attractions. Clean and well equipped (microwave, fridge, hair dryer, free wifi) The neighbourhood looks pretty bad especially at night
Breakfast should not be called "breakfast". It consisted only of sweet cake, cold coffee with whitener, tea and a not working orange and apple juice dispenser.
It was clean close to Hollywood and other attractions good price for being that close to places Not very many parking spots once it's full you have to find one on the street. The room was a bit small felt stuffy.
For a quiet, low-budget place to stay, the room was fine (size and cleanliness) and the staff tried their best when sollicited. The parking was open spaced and on first-come, first served basis. We had rented a car and were a bit worried about leaving it at the back of the hotel in a small street (the "rest" of the parking...) Oh and the breakfast? hahahaha.....
I would say the staff was extremely helpfull and make you feel happy they are always say yes, The location is poor if you dont have a car
Very friendly staff, good breakfast and the coolest sign in Hollywood!!
The complimentary breakfast was very good & the reception are helpful.
Very poor breakfast.
Close to everything, easy to find, very friendly & helpful staff Clean but shabby, no water pressure/bad showerheads, very very firm beds were uncomfortable, a/c worked well but very loud
The location was nice and it was the only reason why we even considered this restaurant. Misleading website! If we knew what we know now about this place we wouldn't have made reservation even if it's at the best location. There is nothing to like about the stay.
Our room was given to someone else but at least we still got a room with a King size bed for the same price. neighborhood around the hotel was dilapidated
proximity to Metro Rail station to get to the tourist parts of Hollywood Blvd and very easy to get to Universal Studios. There is a breakfast included and free parking and wifi Towels are small and very snug parking in back, would not recommend parking an SUV, and there is no elevator and breakfast is a bit lacking
The full breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Walking distance to shopping and tourist attractions. You can also catch the metro right across the street. Could hear sirens several times through the night. Not the best area of town but we felt safe.
One of the best things is that this hotel is very close to the metro. The room was very good also. no.
customer service was friendly Beds were uncomfortable. Bathroom mediocre
The price and location are great! Free parking was offered and there is good Wi-Fi Connection in the rooms for free. The breakfast has really improved from my last stay. Ground floor rooms are quite not sound proof, and noises from the outside could be somewhat disturbing.
Near to the Hollywood center and Metro Station
Nice people and very kind plus I'm disabled and was treated like a king perfect handicap room Everything perfect
location the sealed window not allow fresh air in
Room space could've been bigger
The staff here was very nice. Check in and check out were very quick. Location was very convenient to the Greyhound station. Was a little noisy.
The staff was nice...but that's the only positive thing I have to say. It was a sh!thole! Sheets were stained, TWO tiny towels, NO washcloths, no closet, no smoke alarm AND there were exposed wires hanging from where it should be. No toiletries, either.
nothing The Motel is operating unethically. The rooms we booked were never cleaned. I delivered roaches to hotel staff daily. They responded to our concern by giving us a can of bug spray. The manager told us to book more expensive accommodations.
The Price Area is not the best but did the job.
The room was well maintained and clean. Horrible customer service, also kind of a bad area.
You get what u pay for but still this could have been cheaper Where it is at, the location is horrible
nothing good they were mean and woke me up at 7am just to say we didnt pay when we reserved the room 2 days earlier and it took me 2 Hrs at help desk at that early in morning all for them to find out i dÃd pay. Horrible service dont stay
When asked to have my room cleaned they did a very good job. At one point in the night there was no parking other then that everything was ok.The staff was nice.
It was relatively inexpensive. There was no deadbolt or additional latch on the door. As a female traveling alone, this is a big deal.
Great location, the staff has been real friendly and helpful and the rooms are good.
The location was convenient to where I needed to go for the time I was there. There was nothing in the room to tell me about wifi, and I just never bothered to ask at the desk. Parking is very tight, but free. The motel is in a bad part of town. Several cars of homeless people camping out on the side street below my window. Lots of street noise and in the morning a s-load of trash strew about on the sidewalk. I just kept my shutters closed so I did not have to see. Rooms need new furniture, light fixtures and paint. Really looks run down. Pool area surrounded by bright orange fencing makes it appear to be a construction zone. Worth less than $100 a night for sure.
Rooms and facilities were clean and well-kept. The pool at the center of the hotel looked inviting. Front desk staff was incredibly unfriendly (but that's just one person). The location of the room on a very busy and loud street was unfortunate - no sleep without earplugs, and you had to crank up the volume on the TV all the way just to hear over the street noise. I assume the rooms on the other side of the building are not as loud.
I liked location and generally it is cute hotel to stay. I would like the toilet and bath facilities to be cleaner. Some hair were found there when we arrived. Not so nice. Breakfast was good. But may be some variations in meal would be great.
It was a very fine hotel for a few days of travel. The first room we were given had fresh stains on the mattress. When we called down, we were accused of "touching stuff." But were then given a nicer room, despite the absence of an apology.
Very central to get to places of interest ie Hollywood Boulevard A bit of traffic noise as the hotel is on a busy road
room was clean, basic, staff was OK but not informative. street noise at all hours of the day
The Sahara is in an excellent location, offered many amenities and represented great value for money.
Staff was very friendly. Location is good.
Very helpful reception staff. Extremely reasonable for the centre of LA. Not in the best part of Sunset Boulevard, although it's fairly close (20 minutes walk) to the main tourist attractions. Breakfast is served in the lobby with nowhere to sit.
Room was comfortable and clean, people were nice and helpful. Location was good if someone wants to to see Hollywood. The bathroom was rather tiny and the AC noisy
Nothing really Location was not good, the place was dirty, smelled of weed
the people were as nice as the price :) well .. they don't have a fridge nor do they have an ice machine
SMOKING ROOMS AREA AND DIRTY
No bed bugs. Ac worked. Holes in the walls, no hot water once, no hair dryer, no toilet roll holder, TV would shut itself off when air cycled on, million years old carpet and comforter, plastic still on mattress and box spring.
A/C worked. clean sheets very dirty floor, bedding comforter filthy , paint unfinished on walls, toilet seat scrubbed through paint. Took 5 minutes to get hot water at shower head. No toilet paper roll holder.One damn cable T.V. station in spanish. ETC...