The Historic Mayfair Hotel

1256 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California, 90017, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $69.00

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A day you can't miss!

A travel blog entry by nathantorpie on Jul 22, 2014

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Today was the day I was most excited about, going to Disneyland! I took the elevator down to the buffet and made sure I had a big feed because I knew I was going to need the energy. I scoffed down bacon, eggs, hash browns and some toast. It was time to make my way to Disneyland.

I got to the front gates of Disneyland and there was a bit of …

Having a ball at the studio.

A travel blog entry by nathantorpie on Jul 21, 2014

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Today was the first day in L.A and the first attraction on my list is the Universal Studios. I got a taxi and made my way to the studio.The Studio was massive!, it was well designed and there was so many friendly staff. I went into a tour group and was given a list of all the rides and attractions we were going to see for the day.

It …

The Long Plane Trip

A travel blog entry by nathantorpie on Jul 20, 2014

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I started the morning pretty early because my flight was at 6:35 am. I had to get there 3 hours before we boarded, so I was pretty tired. I got into the airport and went to go show my passport and weigh and load my baggage. I was so lucky I was just under the maximum weight! I then walked down the airport to the x-ray scan. I put my phone,watch and …

Eleven hours to kill at LA International Airport

A travel blog entry by lilmont


... kids and Mother were seated in front of us was standing in the aisle continually talking in a loud voice to them for I don't know how long. The Head Attendant knew her so we had the Cabin Crew also coming over and talking to her and the kids plus the other kids around us.

We were so tired we just wanted to sleep but there was so much noise with kids crying and the woman in front I had to see one of the Flight Attendants to get some paracetamol my head was splitting. ...

Exploring more of LA

A travel blog entry by colinhardcastle


... The drive along Mulholland is pleasant, and we stop at several points where there are lookouts to stretch our legs and look around. It is *hot* again today, so we limit our exits if we cannot park in the shade, either that, or keep the engine running with the air conditioning on, which means Lavinia and I have to take turns to explore. LA itself is largely hazy, though we cannot tell if this is from the fog we saw two days ago around Carlsbad, or ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Downtown/Wilshire area of Los Angeles, is near Macy's Plaza, Macy's, Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Brooks Brothers.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Historic Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles

    Reviewed by nathantorpie

    'Exceptionally clean and professional hotel'

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2014
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The Mayfair Hotel was a very nice surprise, for only being a 2.4 stars it was actually very good. The hotel room was exceptionally clean and very well looked after. I would recommend anyone in the down town area to visit Mayfair Hotel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by timothy2012

    Not Was I Expected!

    Reviewed Feb 5, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Newcastle , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great images online, but once I arrived there, the rooms were not what I expected. Never staying here again :(

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    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.

    Nice place to stay, but ride the bus


    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.

    Beware of Neighborhood and Water


    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.

    Not too bad at all, if with a group


    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.

    Quite a shock


    I went to LA for a conference recently and booked this hotel for a week using an online service ( 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.

    I got what I paid for and a little more......


    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.

    Worst experience


    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...

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Historic Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles

    3.00 of 5 stars Good