The Historic Mayfair Hotel
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One of the highlights from our day in LA was driving by Grauman's Theater and seeing them set up for the premiere of the movie Salt starring Angelia Jolie. It was pretty cool to see what the red carpet looks like from the street.... a lot different from on T.V. Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share...And we saw the Hollywood sign... I was very excited about that! :) Enjoy!!!
day 2 in l.a. has been pretty eventful. well not really, but ya kno. me and chrissy are still struggling to work out their money, so confusing and all the coins are dirty so u cant even read what they are. i just keep using my notes, gunna end up with a huge pile of coins soon. am so close to running out of money! hired a car today, cost so much …
Well after a good nights sleep we set off from downtown LA and we mean downtown. Haydn & Nikki was talking to the shop owner who said not to walk the streets at night. We headed to Grauman's Chinese Theatre to jump on a tour around LA, Hollywood and Beverley Hills. We walked down to the Metro station and caught the train in however the guy at …
Well today we checked out of our hotel in Disneyland to take up residence for 3 nights at The Mayfair Hotel. We had to check out of the hotel by 11am but couldn't check in at The Mayfair until 3pm. So as it was only a 45 min drive to LA we decided to do a little bit of shopping. We went to a shopping centre in Anaheim which has some outlets had …
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Great images online, but once I arrived there, the rooms were not what I expected. Never staying here again :(
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Historic Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
Historical Traveler Reviews The Historic Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
Hotel is fine, neighborhood is scary
The Mayfair was quite nice and I was very happy with all of the service. I really have no complaints on service and amenities whatsoever. Those other reviews are ridiculous about how crappy this place is, the hotel is fine. Its nothing special, but clean and comfortable.
The area it is in is undoubtedly bad. It is not well lit, very dirty and there are bad people all around. I am a 6' 230 pound male and I did not like the idea of walking anywhere. Dont even think about it if you are a woman. I cannot give a better review because of this problem. On the flip side, no one walks anywhere in LA, people will stare in amazement if you do.
The convenience to getting downtown is nice, but I would not stay here for a vacation. For business convenience it is fine.
The Mayfair Hotel has gotten some very bad press in this and other review areas, which I don't think is entirely deserved, though some of it is understandable. Right up front, I should say that yes, you sure don't want to walk around the neighborhood the Mayfair is in, especially at night. Gang bangers, raving maniacs and bag ladies are the rule. This is a shame and not really the Mayfair's fault. If you're going to LA and want to stay at the Mayfair, get the bus or a taxi to go anywhere.
The brick facade on the website does not let you in on a secret. The Mayfair is in a very very unsafe part of the city. The hotel lobby was clean, the staff was attentive, but the room failed miserably.
Just recently took a 5 day trip to LA on a college trip and got to stay here, the location of the hotel is perhaps the most worrying, 4 blocks west of central downtown takes you into Ghetto like areas, but it's generally passable if with friends or a group of anykind, I went on a 40+ people trip and not ONE person encountered any trouble walking to and fro from the hotel.
I went to LA for a conference recently and booked this hotel for a week using an online service (lodging.com). This hotel was also one of the listed hotels recommended by the conference organizer, so I was without hesitation. I also thought I got a good deal.
We just returned from a 2 day stay. This hotel was recommended because if you were looking for a clean room, that's what you were going to get. I went on a business trip and didn't need any more than what I received because I wasn't going to be in my room all that much! With that in mind I wasn't disappointed. The hotel is old and the lobby has a great old charm to it. The service in the restaurant was very good and the staff was friendly. They remembered our likes and dislikes from the day before and catered to us. The room service menu was surprisingly reasonable! It wasn't priced higher because of the extra service of 'room service' but was priced exactly the same as the restaurant menu! I thought was a plus for those of us wanting to just change into some comfortable clothes and watch T.V.
This was the most horrible experience ever! This hotel was perhaps OK about a hundred years ago, now it's old and in a terrifying area of town. The other guests there were maniacs that kept us up all night. A drunken woman kicked her room service tray sitting outside her door and the dirty dishes were all over the hallway, but nobody bothered cleaning it up until the next morning. Then a guy in the room next to us started throwing beer bottles out his window into the street - we were over 10 floors up! You couldn't pay me enough to stay here again!
Was a pleasurable experience
It is an older hotel so it isn't perfect, but it was clean. The service was great. The lobby is gorgeous. It is downtown Los Angeles ALL areas down there are bad at night, you just make sure you go outside with a group - you will be fine. They have covered secured parking and have security in lobby. We never felt unsafe.
What a dump
This hotel is a total dump. Do not stay here!! Outside the hotel is very dangerous and people will mug you. Believe me, we have stayed in some seriously dodgy places but this takes the biscuit!
Horrible Experience... Worst Hotel Ever...
From start to Finish, this was the worst travel experience in my life. The rooms were horrible, the customer service was horrible, and the area that the hotel is located in was life threatening... I have never wasted money on a hotel like I did on this one. E3 EXPO was unbelievable... But, the sleeping arrangements were GHETTO at best... Sleeping at the Metro Station would have been more sanitary than staying in the room that I had at this hotel. Book your reservations for the BATES MOTEL, or just pitch a tent, but, do not waste your time or resources on this TOURIST TRAP of a hotel...