Hilton Checkers Hotel - Los Angeles
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Now I realize that I probably should have been writing while actually ON this trip, but unfortunately the availability of wi-fi connections was anything but plentiful (especially if I wanted it for free). It is my humble opinion without naming names (Hilton Checkers Hotel, LA) that if a hotel is charging you upwards of $150/night, they should not …
... how when introducing his new far too huggy friend April to us that I was introduced as “this is Sherry” with no mention of “my wife” hmmm. Luckily she didn't look like a Pussycat doll so I wasn’t too concerned!
Next we attempted entry at the Redbury but there was a queue and something going on and we so don’t do queues darlink so we were off to another local hotspot – “Beso” owned ...
... above in mind, it's easy to see why the steaks I remembered and duly ate for dinner on Saturday and Sunday, even though unaccompanied and only partially defrosted by the time they hit the saucepan, were such a succulent change.
Sunday morning I woke up to Raul, the Guatemalan handyman, sorting out the house. He speaks practically no English and my Spanish wasn't great, but I tried to mask my bungled conjugation with (what I considered) a ...
We left Vegas early and managed to reach Los Angeles in time to see Codie perform at Knotts Berry Park. She was so surprised to see us and it was great to see her perform the Glee dance routines on stage. We then drove to Santa Paula and camped out in a Teepee ...
... I am happy to only have it once every year or so. It is very filling.
Finally, to cap off my six days in L.A. was a reunion of several people who worked at John M. Kemper & Co., an insurance company I worked at in Torrance for over four years in the late 70s and early 80s. It was wonderful to see some of the people who I have ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Checkers Hotel - Los Angeles
Ok this was our most expensive hotel we stayed at in our week long adventure in LA and SD. We figured it was worth it for two reasons: the wonderful views of LA supplied by the rooms and the gourmet breakfast meals which were included in the Travelocity rates we booked.After a grand day of victory at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, we retired to this hotel, anticipating the amenties awaiting us.We were welcomed with a view of a wall. Upon our protests, we granted a visit to another room with a quite a different view of a very different wall. Finally, we settled upon a smoking room (we have a son) with a view of half a wall and the Citigroup sign.A couple of hours later, I began to wonder what we would do about our breakfast we had booked through the web-site and called the front desk. They told me I would need the tickets and I asked where the tickets were? They said they would send the 2 tickets up now (And if I hadn't called...what then?). I told them I booked 2 adults and a child through the website, why were there only 2 meals?
Whenever I travel to downtown L.A., I always stay at the Checkers.
An absolutely beautiful hotel in an old 1920s building. First class, white glove service the whole way (excellent employees). Our corner room had 2 walls that were nothing but floor to ceiling windows, affording great views of the city. Top of the line furnishings (ivory silk bedding, granite top tables, mahogany finished furniture with matte polished silver handles, cd / clock radio, flat screen tv, art deco lamps) and super-comfy soft pillows and bed! The windows actually open fairly wide to let in fresh air. Big bathroom with only 1 sink.
Now Our Favorite in LA!
Good location, close to Chinatown and LACMA, etc. The staff was excellent and the Bell Capt. was super helpful. Room service is prompt.
If you stay on the weekend most places to eat within walking distance are closed because this is the downtown business district. The rooftop pool and whirlpool/gym is very cool with excellent views. The old building is in like new condition and the rooms are comfy. On the negative side, the breakfast prices are outrageous, so walk across the street to the coffee shop & the rooms don't have refrigerators. Avoid the room service pizza. All-in-all a good bet for your stay in downtown.
We travel frequently and stay at 3 to 5 star hotels. This hotel is now one of our favorite. It's not large, rather a smaller boutique hotel with a wonderful decor. The rooftop pool and spa are small but quaint and with views of downtown L.A. We found the location convenient to the Staples center - about a 6 block walk (we walked during a business day and felt safe, the bellman said to taxi at night and we'd probably taxi on the weekend as well). We found the service impeccible everywhere. The bell staff, front desk, dining were each exceptional. They accommodated several of our special needs, including a 8:30 am arrival due to businessand an upgraded room request (wonderful view at no extra charge). Dining ends at 10:00pm but there is a nice sports bar with a sandwich/salad type menu across the street at the Biltmore.
Just returned from a 6 night stay at the Hilton Checkers. Very nice boutique hotel. Overall, the staff were very friendly. The rooms were nice but small (mine in partiuclar). I was with a group of 7 and everyone liked the hotel and will stay there again. Close to Los Angeles Convention Center (why we were there). Pool is small but it's the sun exposure and atmosphere that makes the roof top pool/gym/spa/hot tub great. Bathrooms were big but a bit dark. High speed internet access was a value added touch even at $10 per day.
Awesome Spa Experience!
While staying at the lovely Hilton Checkers downtown, my boyfriend and I had wonderful body treatments at Checkers Spa. The practitioner's were truly amazing and the 'Spa for Two' service was so personalized we felt as if we were VIP's. I recommend it to anyone!
Valentine's Day Disappointment
We have stayed at the Checkers when it was the Wyndham and looked forward to our return. We were VERY disappointed in the service that we received now that it is a Hilton Hotel. We had made reservations several weeks in advance for a special Valentine weekend and when we arrived they did not have the type of room that we had requested..and they gave us the "We don't care about you attitude. Our room was not the cleanest and it took several requests to have luggage delivered and we had to wait almost 30 minutes to have our car brought around to us. Checkers has lost alot with it's change in ownership.
A lot of character
A great downtown boutique hotel. We stayed on 12/7/02, it is now the "Hilton Checkers." Rooms were small, but quite nice, with fluffy comforters and lots of extra pillows and fresh flowers in the bathroom and on the beds. The marble bathroom was spacious and turn down service is always a nice touch. The roof top pool is small, but the view from the top of the hotel is great. A Nissan commerical was being filmed in the lobby and front of the hotel on the morning we left, but there were no inconviences. I'd definitely stay again, especially at $79/night.
Checkers -- Lovely Hotel
This is a beautiful boutique hotel. Fantastic service (very smiling and accommodating). The location is fantastic -- we could walk to nearly all downtown attractions (Pershing Square, the Biltmore -- across the street, Bunker Hill, Central Market etc). The room was on the small side due to the age of the hotel, but decorated very elegantly. All marble bath. Loads of charm. Great for someone who does not like run-of-the-mill and mass hotels (aka Mariott etc). The restaurant on site gets rave reviews, but $30 a head for dinner.Lots of eateries nearby that you can walk to. This was a weekend getaway and it was wonderful!