Kyoto Grand and Gardens Hotel, Los Angeles
Reviews - Kyoto Grand and Gardens Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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What an Experiencefrom allycin76
We checked in after a day at the convention center, we were worn out, hungry, and a bit disheveled. We quickly went down to the restaurant floor in search of some dinner. We perused the menus quickly learning that we couldn't afford to eat at the hotel. The restaurants seemed rather upscale and the entrees appeared very pricey. We were there on a $79 rate after all. So it was time to venture out into the neighborhood. The neighborhood was filled with curry houses, bakeries, gift shops, and sushi joints. We found a market that had bento boxes and specialty items in a shopping area connected to one side of the hotel. We settled on an inexpensive sushi/bento joint and then wandered over to the infamous pnkberry which we brought back to our room to enjoy. As the evening became darker, a few beggars did start to come out, but overall the neighborhood was very well populated with groups of people hanging out and eating out.
We may have just been extremely tired, but we had no problem with noise. We had a great night sleeping on a futon (who would have guessed). We woke up early the next morning and checked out around 7 am. We had a fantastic stay and would love the opportunity to do it again. The room was well appointed, beautiful, and very clean.
One note about parking: the self parking garage was crazy! The hotel seemed at pretty high capacity that night-touring groups, a wedding, regular guests, etc. There were no more parking slots available so they had attendants who would park your car for you once you reached the bottom level of the structure. They handed you a ticket and took over the driving. They were parking cars anywhere there was space. Since it isn't valet, there isn't a valet stand or an organized way to get your keys and car back. Luckily, we found a parking attendant on his break who was very helpful and ran all over to find our car for us. In about 10 minutes or so, we were on our way.
Dont consider for weekend stays...from jcjc
Kyoto-Not So Grandfrom BostonBernie
The carpet had several stains.
Construction noise started before 6am
I did not schedule a wake up call, however I received 3 phone calls with hangups from 7:25am through 7:45am.
I was in a non-smoking room, however I found a cigarette butt on the floor.
On the positive side:
The room was clean.
The staff was friendly.
Several television channels were available that usually are not available in other hotels.
An easy to use safe for valuables was avaiable in the room.
Great retaurant choices within walking distance
Great Downtown Hotel in LAfrom brownman
The hotel was clean. As someone else noted, the higher floors have better rooms. My friend was on the 15th floor and I was on the 19th. Apparently, my room was better though I didn't check out his room.
The staff were friendly brought extra towels right away. We locked ourselves out of the room safe and they came within 30 minutes to help us out.
The business center has free internet but only for 5 minutes. No problem, we went in a few times :) There is also a hotspot at the attached Starbucks (you have to go from outside)
The area looked pretty safe though we didn't venture out much at night.
Would definitely recommend this place again for the price. However, parking is definitely not worth it. Interestingly, anything you order in the café must be consumed there and cannot be taken to your room.
free garage parking but bathroom sucked!from sylAtlanta
Good for the price.from akhtark
Great hotel and nice stafffrom richman006
I travel 45 weeks a year and when I come to LA I will stay at the Kyoto Grand. There is something to be said about good service, a clean room and staying with people who care!
Good Valuefrom travlinfamilyof6
Nice hotel but nothing specialfrom Torquay1
The hotel is in downtown LA mainly in Chinatown and the business area. It is about 10 miles away from the touristy areas. I asked one of the staff where we should go to eat locally and he could not advise but did say to keep away from the missionary area which is not too far away from the hotel.
I found that a car with a sat nav is a must to get around as I would have found it quite difficult to get around. Those of a nervous disposition on motorways should stay clear of the freeways as it is bedlam!
As for the hotel, it is classified as a 3.5 star. I would give it a 3 star rating as I would have expected more from an american hotel.
It primarily caters for Japanese tourists and business people.
It is clean but was quite dated, the room was also fairly small. I would recommend you take some filter coffee and milk with you as we were only supplied one one sachet of coffee aday. Although when asked they did supply another one!
We did not eat in any of the a la carte restaurants as it seemed fairly expensive. Instead opting for the restaurant on the ground floor where the food was adequate but still quite expensive.
Nice Location!!from KYELA
Anyway, I had a good time at this hotel. The room was clean, staff was nice and friendly, they had fitness, museums are close... I think the hotel will be nice for most of people.
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Other names for Kyoto Grand and Gardens Hotel
- kyoto grand los angeles
- Address: 120 South Los Angeles Street - Los Angeles - California - 90012 - United States
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