Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza
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That seemed an awfully long flight, nothing wrong with it just seemed to drag and I've now exhausted the interesting parts of the Qantas August/September movie selection. As with the Singapore stop over I’m glad that I didn’t have to get straight onto another long haul flight.
After getting through customs the next challenge …
Slept for 12 hours, something I can never remember doing before. US & Canadian Hotels always seem to have great beds.
Spent the remainder of morning wandering around downtown. Saw many unusual buildings including the Disney Concert Hall (nice and quirky), the Cathedral (ugly) and City Hall (alright). Also went to El Pueblo, a Mexican …
Drove up to Griffiths Park only to read the message "Due to Government cutbacks the Observatory will be closed on Tuesdays from 14/09" – D'oh. Still had a look around and the views of the city (and the smog layer) are good. Wandered up the Mount Hollywood trail towards the sign, slightly wary of the Rattlesnake and Mountain Lion warnings. …
Firstly, we had an interesting 14 hour direct flight from Sydney International Airport to LAX. After listening to our neighbour's entire life story we were not sure how we'd fare upon arrival at Los Angeles. 'Deloris' as we named her (the only thing she didn't tell us was her name) was a crazy red headed Art Teacher from …
Spent a good trip catching up with Ging's relatives. The property market is still depressed with many people in negative equity.
We visited Universal Studio waterworld with a cousin and his children where we got thoroughly wet. We had Mexican style lunch - sorry but not a favourite for me. However for the second night our hosts booked …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOmni Los Angeles at California Plaza
This hotel is modern and well located in the banking and cultural centre. Free classical guitar show outside theatre. Good and entertaining
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I enjoyed my stay at the Omni Los Angeles. The staff was terrific and friendly. The hotel and rooms were spotless. I requested a room with the view and was provided one on the Grand Ave. side with a view of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows. Bathroom was clean with a walk-in closet and and seperate bed. Metro rail station is nearby.
Only complaint was the windows were very dirty on outside and in need of a washing.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza
Best hotel for the price
I searched for hours comparing hotels and finally decided on the OMNI Los Angeles. I wanted to stay at a nice place but didnt want to spend more more than $150 a night. The OMNI was listed at $109 a night and it was well worth it. Great view, spacious rooms, near freeway, excellent guest services, many other ammenities that I did not utilize...gym, roof top pool, etc.
I would definate stay at the OMNI again. Oh yeah, beware of OVERNIGHT Parking....its bank!
I found an amazing $90 internet fare right on omni's web site. it made up for the $22 i had to pay to park my car. i have stayed there twice and both times the staff was very accommodating with my requests for specific views. the rooms are spacious, luxurious, and have interesting views of downtown buildings.
Close to the Ballet
We stayed at the Omni because of the closeness to Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. We saw Romeo & Juliet performed by ABT. The absolutely closest hotel to the pavillion, & the dancers even stayed at the hotel which was an absolute thrill for our girls. The hotel is very clean, beautiful bathrooms, easy check in & out. We did not like the swarm of valets when you pull up (beware of $24 charge for car parking)or the prices in the bar & restaurants. My advice is to eat elsewhere for breakfast or even just order room service! Much cheaper! But, we would absolutely stay again.
I actually got this place via direct website booking. The Omni was running a one night free program and I took them up on the offer (total $75 night tax included). I checked in Sunday and the front desk had everything set, check in time less than two minutes. Up to the 14th floor and it seemed quiet. Seemed was the word as later that evening, more people must have been checking in and getting the 14th floor. I had a king room with one of those connecting doors to the other room.
Well, it was the adjoining room bedside where I could hear the slams of the bathroom and closet doors. I thought I would not hear anything at a 4*, but I guess I was wrong. Maybe thats why I carry ear plugs. The room was large and clean. It had all the amenities including robe. I used the fitness center and housekeeping put fresh fruit in the center.
There was a steam and sauna room in the locker/ restroom of the center.
Parking wise, parking meters are not enforced from 6pm to 8am. There were some parking lots one short block away which charged $5 to $10 no in and out privileges. I would ask the front desk for a quieter room and I am sure they would accommodate.
Couldn't believe the beautiful king room we got for just $81.99. We were just steps away from MOCA, the new Walt Disney Concert Hall, Music Center and courts. The staff was exceptionally courteous. Even got a phone call from the front desk shortly after we checked in to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Courtesy car took us to the train station. Would gladly stay there again.
Definitely the nicest hotel I've stayed in for that price range (paid $89 a night). Most important to me was that it was very clean. The room was large, so was the bathroom. The customer service was fantastic.
Parking was a bit pricey at $25 per night, but that is expected in downtown LA. I'm a picky person, and I would highly recommend this hotel.
Omni was Outstanding!
What a treat. My wife and I went to see the new Disney Concert Hall and found the area around the hotel to be safe and very romantic. The entire hotel is beautiful and the rooms are very nicely appointed with seperate showers from the tubs. The best part was the staff. From the minute they opened our car doors, they were there to please but in an unobtrusive way. We will definetly be back.
I have stayed at the Omni LA many times and have had an excellent experience. The downtown area (as with most downtown's) has a problem with homeless people and hookers so the hotel may have had good reason to keep out a single woman milling around the lobby for a long time. Last time I was there (on a weekend) for a gallery visit and a little theater, we were upgraded to a suite on the club floor! The location is great for the music center, contemporary art musieum and sight seeing around downtown. I highly recommend it.
Great Hotel, Very Quiet
I don't know what happened to the lady who felt she was disrespected at this hotel (if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...), but I have stayed at this hotel a couple of times when I have had late meetings in downtown and find it to be very pleasant with the best part being the attentive staff.
Maybe I am old school, but I like my service to be seamless and unobtrusive, which the hotel does very well. Eager to please yet not Disney-clone. Of course, the couple of times I have stayed, I chose the Club Level (about $35 more per night).
The public areas are beautiful and if you have time check out the museum next door or the concerts in the plaza.
All-in-all an above average hotel (certainly the best in downtown), unless, apparently, you look like Audrey Hepburn, have an affection for pearls and drive a volvo.
The Worst Experience in a Hotel Lobby Ever
My first foray into Internet dating ended in a decision to meet a CPA from San Francisco for dinner, beginning at the lobby of The Omni. I'm a low-key single mom who hardly ever goes out. So I pulled out my Audrey Hepburn black dress, some black shoes and pearls. No stockings or make-up; not my thing. Think near-prim.
I get there and can't find my would-be beau. So I ask at the front desk. No luck. I proceed to the restaurant, the bar, the VIP lounge and back to the front desk. Then I try to reach the fellow via cellphone from a payphone. While I'm struggling to connect to him, the short guard escorts me from the premises as I was "not a paying guest", off to my beat up blue Volvo stationwagon with a carseat in the back -- the obvious conclusion being that I was an, er, working girl.
Friends, I've travelled in Europe and up and down the East Coast and have NEVER experienced such a bizarre thing.
The atmosphere over there is somewhere between icy and outright nasty and the mentality is of a fort under siege. I can think of no more unpleasant way to get introduced to the city of Los Angeles!