Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

4 star

Rooms: 453

251 South Olive Street - Los Angeles - California - 90012 - United States 213 617-3300
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from lisaleiny
My husband & I were in LA for 4 nights and stayed here our 1st night in LA. The valet parking is $24 with in/out priviledges, self park is $19 -- we did the valet, which was nice after hours of travel to get there. Very nice hotel. We stayed on the top floor and had clubroom priviledges which was very nice -- complimentary drinks 5-8pm, and free breakfast -- the view up top is really nice. We took the Metro to Hollywood Blvd -- to save time and headache with the car -- glad we did. The Metro station is a short walk (2 blocks) -- be sure to have singles for it. The area of the Pershing Metro is not in the safest area when it's dark, so I'd recommend only using it if you're back before dark. The entire staff was very nice, and helpful. I would stay again, but only if we were doing more activites that were located in the downtown area.

Quiet at Weekends

from wednesday
I stayed here for 5 nights and some of the over a weekend in september.. THe hotel was lovely but the 'mini bar' was v expensive!! and we arrived late and there was no where open to eat at all..Around the hotel at weekends there is nothing open but there is a metro station nearby and for $3 you have a day pass and can visit most touristy places.. I would recommend this hotel but definately do your homework before you stay!!!

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from Nuitcchi
I stayed for one Sat. night with my BF, and I, occasional traveller, say you'll have a present stay at OMNI. My BF, who is a RE developer, also, a frequest traveller, says, "High quality & good service." Along with other comments, I'd like to add five things about OMNI. 1, if you go there at night, it's hard to find (do not go thru the tunnel). 2, around the hotel there aren't many homeless so that you can take a little morning walk to check out a Latino market near the hotel; they have eateries, cafes, vegetables & meat shops. On the way back, you can come back in the hotel from 2nd floor where you see other shops (sorry, I can't explain exactly how or where). 3, drinks & snacks in the room are costly (like other hotels), e.g., M&M for $4 ($.50 or less at SFWY). 4, there're some fruit you can enjoy, near the front desk, & in the exercise room. Five, if you register for special membership, & want your complimentary drink, let them know, or won't get it. Have a nice trip! Oh, did I mention we paid under $100 with parking ($24)?

Great service, super clean and well appointed

from 70Degrees
I frequently have to stay in LA for one or two nights at a time - and the OMNI is excellent. Great service, very calm hotel envirement. Super clean rooms, safe and an excellent value. Location very central and the use of the hotel town car for close drops is nice.

Disappointing hotel, great location

from emmajane7
Travelling on business, I was booked at the Omni. The hotel itself is rather disappointing; the carpeting is elderly and stained, the bathroom not user-friendly. Separate shower, which is fine, but NO PLACES in the shower to put anything but soap. The public spaces are nice, and the restaurant was quite good, if noisy, but the rooms and the small, concrete-surrounded pool were a disappointment. Location near Disney Hall and Dorothy Chandler great, but if you are walking back to the hotel from a performance at night you can't get back in the Grand Ave. door after 10PM, which means you're walking around, looking for an entrance in the dark with no-one else around. A little disturbing. LA isn't NY, with an active street life, and the area is really dead at 11 PM.

Great for the rate!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband, 5 year old son and I stayed here on the evening of 8/14/04. We booked through priceline for the rate of $55 per night so I have to say the price was right. We checked in and they vey nicely accomodated our request for a double room which had a nice view on the 8th floor. The room was a "standard business" layout. It was nice but not over the top deluxe. It did not have an in room safe.

The hotel is well located in downtown and is about a two minute walk to the Disney Concert Hall/Dorothy Chandler/Ahmanson, etc.. It would be ideal for dinner and an evening at the theater concert.

We went to Olivera Street for Mexican food on saturday night and ate at Los Golondrinas, a classic but touristy destination. Dinner for the three of us (with a couple Margaritas and tip) was about $60. The little shopping area on Olivera Street is alot of fun, especially for children, with lots of toys for under $5.

The pool at the hotel was well heated but did not get direct sun because of all of the tall buildings near by. It is also a small lap pool but was not at all crowded on the weekend. The three of us had the pool to ourselves for pretty much all of Saturday afternoon between 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

All in all, Downtown LA is pretty dead on the weekend and if this is your "Big Vacation" you could well be disappointed. However, if you get it for the right price and have the right expectations it is quite a find.

Very nice hotel

from mckinfam
Stayed July 30 thru August 1. Beautiful room for the weekend rate I received. Large bathroom with separate shower. If you join the Omni Hotel Select Guest Club, you receive complimentary morning beverages which we enjoyed. I agree with the previous poster who noted a car in LA is a must, so staying downtown was not much of a problem for us. Would definitely stay here again if I got the same excellent rate.

Great price- conceirge was a rude

from A TripAdvisor Member
I'd stay here again. But the concierge lady and some of the staff were pretty rude (funny- I thought they were there to serve you?)

Downtown LA is a ghost town on the weekend (there is more to do in downtown Fresno or Lodi), especially at night. There is only a Burger King, a California pizza place (I don't think they deliver) and a koo koo chicken (?) that was opened after 8:00 PM!!!

You can drive or take a cab to Little Tokyo or Olviera Street, which are both really nice and really close. Or I would suggest just bringing in food before you arrive.

The rooms were nice and the beds were comfortable. It is close to a museum and the new Disney music hall. And it has a nice courtyard to walk around.

There is a shopping center on the property, but it is closed on the weekend.

I would definitely go there or any of the 4 star hotels in downtown LA again for the price we paid (60 bucks). In fact, if I stay the weekend again anywhere in LA (including Disneyland) -- I will book a hotel in downtown LA. You think about it: You have to drive in LA anyway. Might as well live the high-life at one of these ritzy (if not empty) hotels.

nice hotel. thats where the story ends

from A TripAdvisor Member
We got a good deal on the internet, and agree that you do get what you pay for. Our first impression on arriving on a Saturday was " this place is deserted" and it was.

Los Angeles downtown is just that, its downtown, and unless you are there on busienss do not bother going as there is nothing to do.

We were without transport and reading various websites etc it advises that there is a good metro link from the hotel etc. Which is true yes there is, if you dont mind the "gypseys tramps and thieves".

It does not feel safe to walk around at night, and the courtesy car is there if you can catch it but they wont actually offer it to you.

We thought for a nice change we would visit china town for some dinner, the sad thing is no body else had the same thought and the place was shut before 9pm.

Over the road form the hotel is the california pizza kitchen, this is nice and inexpensive, and after 9.00 its your only choice.

Hotel rooms are very nice, pool is small, reception staff are courteous and efficient, if sometimes they give misleading info, and the door staff are pushy hunting their tips.

If you could pick the hotel up and puty it in a less dodgy area it would be great.

We would not stay downtown again. Its just not worth it unless you are there for business, even the guide books are now saying theres a lot to do downtown....BULL !!!

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from happycamperNewYork
The only reason to stay at this hotel is to be able to walk to the music center for opera and symphony performances. The staff is misinformed about hotel policies, the food is truly awful, and the pool furniture is dirty and broken. The former Intercontinental Hotel had no delusions of grandeur.

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  • Address: 251 South Olive Street - Los Angeles - California - 90012 - United States
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