Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Stay on Main

2 stars
640 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
187 reviews
amazing hotel for very cheap price

great location, staff and cleaning crew were great, lobby very beautiful. Nice clean rooms. See full review

  • Anastasia R
  • May 27, 2014
First time in LA? You could do a lot worse. Good value

Straight off the bat, was very impressed with room. Cool deco and lobby facilities were excellent.... See full review

  • Dr. GonZo
  • Jul 3, 2014
Dynamic downtown hotel is city's gateway with affordable comfort

Sporting a cool, colorful style, Stay appeals to all travelers looking to save money on accommodations without compromising on comfort. A variety of guest-room and pricing options fits any budget, while handy amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod dockings stations in each room add to the appeal. The downtown location means many of L.A.'s prime attractions are walkable or easily accessible via the nearby Metro or freeways. The trendiest downtown eateries and bars are also short walks away.

Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areas
  • Convenient downtown location means an abundance of nearby dining, shopping and recreation
  • Metro Stations, Union Station and freeways all nearby
Location

Guests will find a wealth of attractions, from downtown L.A.'s heritage buildings, Little Tokyo and Chinatown to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Walt Disney Concert Hall, all within walking distance. Two Metro stations are only blocks away, putting Universal Studios, Miracle Mile and Hollywood within easy reach, while the nearby 110 and I-5 freeways allow connectivity to all of greater L.A.'s destinations.

Rooms

Stay's 138 guest rooms come in various types. Guests can choose from rooms with private baths and with queen, twin or bunk beds. The same bed options are available for rooms with shared baths located down the hall. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Guests enjoy 300-count bed sheets and European bath and body essentials.

Features

This boutique hotel caters to anyone looking for friendly, functional accommodations at a budget price. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. To satisfy every hunger and thirst, there is an abundance of the trendiest bars and restaurants within walking distance. The nearby fashion and arts districts offer fantastic shopping and gallery-hopping opportunities.

Transportation
  • Closest Metro Stations: Pershing Square (5 blocks) & 7th Street/Metro Center (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (19 mi/30 km)
  • Bob Hope Airport (15 mi/25 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Griffith Park & Observatory (8 mi/13 km)
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (8 mki/13 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (11 mi/18 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/26 km)

Stay on Main Rooms

Queen Bed With Shared Bathroom
Room offers Queen Size Bed with alarm clock radio, 27" Plasma TV with Cable,non-smoking rooms,telephone, voicemail. The room has vibrant combination of colorful and comfortable bedding sheets. Contemporary artwork and light fixtures.
Twin Size Bed With Shared Bathroom
Room offers 2 Twin Size beds with alarm clock radio, 27" Plasma TV with Cable,non-smoking rooms,telephone, voicemail. The room has vibrant combination of colorful and comfortable bedding sheets. Contemporary artwork and light fixtures.
Queen Bed with Private Bathroom
Room offers Queen bed with Air conditioning, alarm clock radio, 27" Plasma TV with Cable,non-smoking rooms,telephone, voicemail. The room has vibrant combination of colorful and comfortable bedding sheets. Contemporary artwork and light fixtures.
Queen Bed With Private Bathroom
Room offers 2 Twin Size beds with Air conditioning, alarm clock radio, 27" Plasma TV with Cable,non-smoking rooms,telephone, voicemail. The room has vibrant combination of colorful and comfortable bedding sheets. Contemporary artwork and light fixtures.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Game room
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

34.0445 -118.2508
Area served
Los Angeles.
Nearby airports
Los Angeles International Airport.
Area description
Located in downtown Los Angeles, the very first Stay is situated near the Los Angeles Convention Center, The Staples Center, LA Live, the Fashion District, the Jewelry District, the Flower Mart, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and the new Broadway Theater district. All of LA's famous tourist attractions, from Hollywood to Disneyland, are easily reachable from the hotel.

Nearby points of interest

  • Pershing Square: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 0.3 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 0.5 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 0.5 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Staples Center: 0.9 mi
  • Music Center: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 2 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Galen Center: 2.3 mi
  • California Science Center: 2.8 mi
  • Pershing Square: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 0.3 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 0.5 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 0.5 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Staples Center: 0.9 mi
  • Music Center: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 2 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Galen Center: 2.3 mi
  • California Science Center: 2.8 mi
  • Koreatown: 3 mi
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 3 mi
  • Holyland Exhibition: 3.6 mi
  • Heritage Square Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Amoeba Music: 5.8 mi
  • Griffith Observatory: 5.9 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 6 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 6 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 6.1 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 6.2 mi
  • The Grove: 6.4 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Kodak Theater: 6.5 mi
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 6.5 mi
  • Farmers Market: 6.6 mi
  • Magic Castle: 6.7 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl: 6.9 mi
  • Autry Museum Of Western Heritage: 7.4 mi
  • Hollywood Sign: 7.4 mi
  • Kitson: 7.9 mi
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center: 8.7 mi
  • Westwood Memorial Park: 11 mi
  • University of California: 11.1 mi
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: 11.1 mi
  • Pauley Pavilion: 11.4 mi
  • UCLA: 11.8 mi
  • J. Paul Getty Center: 13 mi
  • Getty Center: 13 mi
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag: 13.7 mi
  • Getty Villa: 18 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (187)

Ratings and reviews for Stay on Main

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
187 out of 187
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.4

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr. GonZo
UK
Jul 3, 2014

First time in LA? You could do a lot worse. Good value

Straight off the bat, was very impressed with room. Cool deco and lobby facilities were excellent. Didn't know brekkie was thrown in! Choice of waffles or cereal. Hotel close to Greyhound and metro. Staff helpful. There is a communal kitchen but we didn't get to use it. But it's there! On the downside, light and noise pollution can be an issue. Plus the showers and restrooms can get messy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tired after a long journey? After check-in, try the 5 cent diner. Best beef stew and mashed potatoes ever.

Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cplwill2011
Baltimore, MD, USA
Jul 2, 2014

Not as advertised

I didn't care for this hotel because it didn't have air conditioner and it wasn't nothing like the pictures described. It was in a good location but the valet service was terrible as well

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Whocares now
San Francisco
Jun 30, 2014

Not bad

I stayed at two twin beds with shared ba/shower for around $85. I think the building itself is pretty old, not to mention my room and it didn't have enough outlets or not all of them were even working. But the location is sweet because it's close to the metro and some buses. Getting food and drinks wouldn't be a problem. The staff is friendly and I can see that they try to keep it nice and clean. I guess for the price in downtown area, wasn't a nightmare experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ChgoGirl
Dallas,Tx
Jun 19, 2014

great bonding time with fiancee

Had a few Minor complications, but overall we were accommodated properly and fairly, the only thing that i didn't like was that there is no parking for this hotel! They had valet, $15.00 a day,front door service till midnight...had to take it because it's a very busy area at all hours, didn't want to be looking for parking late at night! That's not good that it was not at all mentioned on the website! But we had a great time in town, that all that was easily forgotten and worth the time away from home and work!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

A block or two away from alot of convenience stores(clothing,jewelry,food,liqour,bars) fashion district and farmers market as well.

Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Young traveler
UK
Jun 15, 2014

Nice Break

Location great for downtown LA. Not a 5 Star hotel but great if your not looking to spending a fortune. Free breakfast, computers to plan your day, laundry room. I would of liked a room safe but did have 2 locks to lock you door. I stayed in a double private bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ewhite20
Salinas, CA
Jun 15, 2014

Not bad

This hotel seems more like a college dorm. The room had a sink and toilet, but the showers were shared. There was a small continental breakfast with cereal and waffles. The lobby had several computers which were free to use, as well as a ping pong table, and a fitness center. There was also a shared kitchen on one of the floors. I would recommend finding parking elsewhere because there is no parking on site. There is a private valet company set up out front for $15, but don't leave and krispy kreme donuts in your car, because the valet ate ours.... Overall, I was satisfied with the hotel, it was inexpensive and provided a clean place to lay our heads.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leah Ferdinand
Raleigh, North Carolina
May 28, 2014

Great place if you're passing through!

I was in LA for a concert and was leaving the next day via LAX, so I was only in the hotel for about four hours total. Nonetheless, it had everything I needed (a good shower with toiletries, clean towels, and a comfy enough bed). Some of the items in the room (the electronics in particular) were a bit dirty, so instead of setting the alarm clock I requested a wake up call. It was a great value, accessible off of public transportation, and met my needs for a short stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anastasia R
Rockville, MD
May 27, 2014

amazing hotel for very cheap price

great location, staff and cleaning crew were great, lobby very beautiful. Nice clean rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

if you turn right when you walk out of the hotel on the corner of that block the cafe is incredible, and they have amazing baked goods

Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Poppypopp
Goleta, California
May 22, 2014

Not what I was expecting

I checked in really late because I didn't want to make the drive home and the staff was very polite. The rooms were super small and the bathroom was super small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out the LA Live building across from the Staples center

Review of Stay on Main

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hadrons
Business
New York City
May 21, 2014

Good value, if your eyes are wide open about the place

If you come in knowing that this is a hostel and you'll have to make some compromises with the fact with the limited amenities then I believe you'll be happy with your stay. It's the location that most important and if you need a place to 'hang your hat' while you're out most of the day then this is a good bargain. Downtown LA was the 'skid row' of the city and most of the homeless are there (because the services are there and not in Beverly Hills,) so you'll be in contact with them on the street. Also the area is in the growing stages of revitalization, so there will be trendy bars, chain store drug stores and empty stores. It's getting better, but the area still has a lot to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a weekly Metro pass and don't be frightened by LA's rep. as a "car city". Getting around using public transit is fun and surprising fast ... to figure out how to work the system concentrate on the boulevards since the major ones have metro and/or bus service on them.

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