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Kawada Hotel

200 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3503
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#282 of 414 hotels in Los Angeles
The Kawada Hotel is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of public transportation. All of Los Angeles, from the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica to the rich culture of Hollywood and Highland to the thrills of Universal Studios is available to our guests through the Civic Metro Stop and Union Station. The Kawada Hotel offers urban European-style rooms with all the basic amenities at affordable rates. With in-room mini refrigerators, microwave and laundry facilities on the premises, Kawada understands the need for the comforts of home while on vacation or during a business trip. Our affordable hotel in downtown Los Angeles is perfect for visitors on a budget looking to spend their money on a memorable city experience.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Japanese


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Grade: 100 out of 100
136Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
41Attractionswithin 0.5 km
531Reviews19Q+A60Room tips
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mitones wrote a review Oct 2021
Austin, Texas6 contributions
The rooms in this hotel are small and depressing - don't be fooled by the photos that show this place as bright and apparently spacious! The rooms also smell of some unpleasant cleaning fluid. The manager is unfriendly and unhelpful. Traffic at night was noisy, making sleep difficult. Sincerely regretted booking this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Curtis L wrote a review Sep 2021
Mountain View, CA11 contributions7 helpful votes
If you have encountered bed bugs in this hotel, please file a complaint with the LA County Health Department. Probably my worst hotel experience ever. I awoke three hours after arrival to itching all over my body which was likely an allergic reaction to bed bugs. I had three regions on my body where I found bed bug bites after my hives subsided: back of neck, collar, and forearm. After reporting the issue, the head housekeeper was rude and the general manager (John Marco) was downright hostile and abusive. Completely unprovoked, he told me he would refund my money, I would leave the hotel, and if I didn't leave he would call the police. I was absolutely floored! Not one to be bullied, I refused to leave since they would not return the live bed bug specimen I captured. He followed through on his threat to call LAPD. Meanwhile I warned other guests in the lobby about the experience (and the hotel staff HATED this). The police officer arrived two hours later, was very friendly, and basically told me that I was welcome to stage a protest in front of their building if I wanted to exercise my First Amendment rights. I returned to their front door and spent a few hours warning guests checking in about my bed bug experience. One of the guests who I warned returned shortly after to report that they also found bed bugs in their room, two floors down from where I stayed. They said that the staff were extremely rude about the issue. The staff called the police on me again, but the friendly LAPD officers simply let me know that they educated the front desk staff on what constitutes protected speech. You will find many other reviews on many other sites with similar complaints about the aggressive, abusive behavior experienced from John, the general manager. This is a chronic issue with this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Thin walls and floors lets noise through
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2 Helpful votes
Love-On D. wrote a review Jul 2021
Nassau, New Providence Island40 contributions51 helpful votes
My best friend and I were staying in Vegas for a week and a half. We decide at random to rent a car and go to LA. We booked at this hotel before we left because it was a good price, the reviews were good, the pictures were nice, and it was close to a location we needed. Let’s just say we never made it inside. In pulling up to the hotel, the area felt very unsafe. We looked where to park and there was no free parking in sight. When we pulled up at the hotel entrance, and she went inside to check for parking, the valet told her $40 to valet park the car. That’s as far as we made it. The area around the hotel was dirty, ghetto, and definitely felt like the car would be stolen the minute we parked it. We never even made it inside and decided to drive back to Vegas. Downtown LA is not the place to stay at all so avoid the area and choose another hotel just to be safe. Our friends that were meeting us were staying at the Omni 8 mins away. It’s still downtown LA but definitely less ghetto! More expensive but free parking, nicer rooms, good location, and safer.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Only paid parking or $40 valet.
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4 Helpful votes
Michael Star Club wrote a review Jun 2021
Los Angeles, California8 contributions16 helpful votes
This was my 15 stay at the Kawada. The hotel is indeed super clean, accommodating, and unbelievably affordable. But what makes this property my home away from home, is the staff. Every member of the Kawada team is friendly, accommodating, and COMPETENT. The hotel management has done an outstanding job of empowering each staff member to make decisions that are advantageous to the guest. Additionally, the staff are crossed trained in various aspects of the operation. This promotes efficiency and low incidents of "not my job". Long story short, I'm looking forward to my sixteenth stay later this month.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3 Helpful votes
arare wrote a review Feb 2020
Kaneohe, Hawaii31 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel during the week of New Years Day. It has a great location near public transportation, Little Tokyo, and right in the midst of the New Years non-alcoholic block party. The rooms were clean and surprisingly quiet. It was definitely not a luxurious hotel, but served our purpose. We took the rail to the Coliseum, Rose Bowl Parade, Trader Joes, and other shopping areas near Downtown LA. The area seemed safe, as well towards the outskirts of Downtown LA.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
US$109 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawada Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kawada Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Broad (0.3 km), Walt Disney Concert Hall (0.3 km), and Bradbury Building (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kawada Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Kawada Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kawada Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kawada Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kawada Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maccheroni Republic, Redbird, and Eggslut.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kawada Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kawada Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (0.4 km), El Pueblo de Los Angeles (0.7 km), and Hollyhock House (6.7 km).