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i already gave the report i did not book a handicap room it was uncomfortable i don't know what else to say except that the bath situation was not comfortable and should not have been not what we booked
We stayed here to be close to the Staples Center as we were planning to attend a concert there. Walked to the concert and back without issues. Seems like there is a lot of growth going on around the hotel. The hotel seemed historic and regal.
"I'm running out of synoyms for 'Okay'"
The hotel was certainly not the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in and it certainly was not the worst. It was just, okay, acceptable, all right, average, decent, fair, etc. My room was a corner king room on the 8th floor (I think). First off, I like the room number panels on the side of the door. Keeping with the hotel's name, the panels were done in stone and carried a checkers theme. However, the room proper itself didn't quite run with the theme. Things I noticed -- -- Having windows on two sides was nice. However, the windows facing the bed are of limited utility if you want to actually gaze out to the street and neighboring buildings since the table and the cabinet containing the TV and the mini-fridge were shoved right up there. At least with the side window, you could open the curtains and gaze out with your face (in my case, it was a camera) pressed right on the glass if you wanted. -- by the way, I asked for an in-room min-fridge when I booked and it was there when I got in. - the compact fluorescent lights on the lamps and recessed lighting gave out white (a.k.a. hospital like) light. This in a "fine" hotel! That alone costs the hotel one star. - the room was inadequately lighted overall - this was my fault, not the hotel's, but I first thought the closet door was a door to the adjoining room. Must have been the tiredness. It took a good night's sleep before I found the closet, which also contained hangers, a luggage rack and the in-room safe. - being a street side room, street noise crept in. But this is the middle of downtown and city noise is to be expected. Other than those details, nothing else about the room stands out in my mind's eye. The bath was fine (another synonym for good). It had a stand alone shower with very good water pressure and okay towels. Truth be told, the bath was just about the same as in every other Hilton Hotel I've stayed in, down to the brand of the toilet, the water fixtures and toiletries on offer. The breakfast room and onsite restaurant on the ground floor (Checkers) is a lovely enough space. The breakfast was fine for what it was (I only ate there once, choosing to make my way to Grand Central Market and Egg S**t [TripAdvisor says it's profanity] on other days). However, I found the waitstaff at Checkers to be somewhat gruff. Welcoming they were not. Location wise, unlike say, Manhattan, downtown LA doesn't quite feel safe at night. I know I wouldn't walk the streets alone after 10 pm. In terms of what's close-by, Grand Central Market is very walkable, as well as the Pershing Square Metro station. The LA Public Library is literally your next door neighbor. Go down South Grand Avenue (towards 7th) and you'll hit a good variety of restaurants from cheap to moderate to expensive. Overall, it was an acceptable stay, a lower 3.
Nice and quiet room. Staff was great. Very nice in light of my extremely late arrival. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. Next morning woke up to unexpected rain. They provided me with an umbrella too. Very clean and close to everything needed.
"Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles best avoided if you want a sleep !!"
I didn't get 'christened' Old Git for no reason !!! Well here goes Hilton - 'our' future business hangs in the balance !! The Hilton Checkers in Downtown LA has the noisiest air conditioning in any hotel anywhere !! Buyer beware or be deaf ! Checked in and (within 15 minutes !!) checked out of the hotel and went to a Doubletree down the road. Complained to management about the noise who were unsympathetic at best ! My first car as a financially poor (ok - maybe academically poor) student was a third hand 12 yo Fiat Strada, built by disinterested Italian Robots on a Friday evening in Milan, had quieter 'shoogles' than the AC unit in any of the 3 rooms we tried !! But, to show loyalty I stuck with the 'brand' and went to another Group hotel which was perfectly fine. And what did I get for my loyalty '' Hilton took my 120,000 HHonors points for my 15 minute stay and charged me for the Doubletree stay as well !! Lots of points for 'hee haw' !! Hilton - this 'Scottish Old Git' is seriously unhappy !!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM