Where to stay near LA Union Station?

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  1. Sep 10, 2019 #1

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    DH and I just booked a round trip LAX-OKJ because CS is diverting through the Tehachapi loop this weekend. We need to stay the night in LA since there are no trains homeward after 9:00pm. Any suggestions for something safe and close to Union Station?
     
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    It's hard to guarantee safety, but I've been happy with two different places in Japantown:

    Kawada Hotel
    200 South Hill Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 621-4455

    Miyako Hotel
    328 East 1st Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 617-2000

    In neither case were taxi drivers happy with the short trip. With less luggage I might have walked.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2019 #3

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    For the benefit of the original poster (and anyone else who might be looking for hotels near L.A. Union Station): that particular neighborhood is actually called "Little Tokyo."

    The closest hotel to Union Station is the Metro Plaza Hotel, which a number of people on this forum have stayed at.

    As far as I can tell, the two closest "name brand" hotels to Union Station are the Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn (in Chinatown), and the Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown, which is near both of the hotels mentioned by Willbridge.
     
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    I have stayed at the Doubletree Los Angeles and felt very safe. Because I arrived at night, I did not walk to the hotel when I arrived. I seem to recall the hotel had a shuttle that picked us up. In the daylight, I walked from the hotel to Union Station several times, including once with luggage.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 #5

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    Thanks so much, everybody! I chose the Metro Plaza hotel, nice to know others have stayed there. I may try one of the others on another trip.

    By the way, I tried to join the forum, but got an error message (twice) saying I seemed like a robot. I'll try again...
     
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    We used the Metro Plaza and although it's not particularly nice nor modernized, it was clean and safe and easily walkable.
     
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    We stayed there too. Liked the hotel and was very walkable in the daytime. Taxi at night.

    Liked the “Little Tokyo” area also.
     
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    we absolutely LOVE the Millenium Biltmore...just a short uber from Union Sation.
     
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    I’ll be staying at the Westin Bonaventure next week, I’ll let you know how that goes.
     
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    Easy, quick and cheap to get from the Biltmore to Union Station using the Red/Purple Line subway from the Pershing Square Station.
     
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    Ever seen the movie "True Lies"? There's a major action scene that was filmed on the Bonaventure's elevators.
     
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    Great movie. I was involved in the approval process for the environmental bond which was needed to cover any potential environmental damage caused by the filming in the keys.
     
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    I stayed at the Westin Bonaventure on my last trip to LA, and will stay there again on an upcoming visit. The room was fine, the view was spectacular, and the restaurant was acceptable (at least for breakfast). Here's a photo from my room and a view from the elevator.

    IMG_7515.jpg IMG_7524.jpg
     
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