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Kawada Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This had some convenience for me as it located in close proximity to Stanley Mosk courthouse. However, it has some shortcomings.. Cons - The smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in and I've been to Europe. - No hot water for the shower ( I let it run for 5 min just to be sure ) - Hill and West 2nd are extremely noisy and the windows transmit all the sound. - fire escape door was left open so flies were swarming the hallway - TV signal dropped several times Pros - clean room/ decent decor - mini fridge and microwave - close to a few decent eateries Overall, this is a budget open for lodging in DTLA. I thought it to be a little overpriced based on the cons. Probably would not stay here again even if looking for a budget option.

Ill start with the good: the bed is super comfy, vallet parking they have is super good. They also had a microwaive and mini fridge in the room. Friendly front desk and good location. The not so good for me: didnt feel so safe, starting with the mesage on the key pouch, it says to lock yourself down to be safer... first time I saw that in a hotel. Second I didnt like the bathroom, it was so tiny but it was clean. Didnt like they dont have food offers at the hotel, so if you travel w kids .. well you know how it is. Reason why I give a 2 star is because my pijamas got lost after I forgot them in the room. I went back 2 days later and they just "didnt find them". Didnt like how housekeeping dropped the ball. I also didnt like all the noise that is around from the streets you literally can hear everything.. fof a $200 night I was really expecting more. For one night with no kids and if you are not so demanding this will work.

Zipping through LA I needed a warm bed and a shower. I found them both at the Kawada in downtown. The staff were very helpful and friendly. This place is non-smoking which suits me fine. Don't expect to swing all but the smallest cat here though. Cheers

My wife and I spent two nights at this hotel, which had been refurbished. Don't know how it looked before but we were pleased with the modern decor. Our room was comfortable and complemented the rest of the hotel. The simple rod to hang clothes was sufficient for our needs.The room included a microwave oven and fridge. The location was perfect: within walking distance to Angel flight (a trolley that takes you up a hill) Grand Central Market, Historic Olivera Street, Phillipe's restaurant where the French Dip sandwich was invented,The staff was courteous and attentive. Would definitely stay here again!

Stayed at the Kawasaki on business for a week. It is a clean no frills hotel that appears to cater to Japanese tourists. The room is a small box with a decent bed and a combination desk/open closet. The bathroom was tiny. Something you might find in some European hotels with a corner shower stall. I kept hitting the shower walls while showering. The location was close to our meeting point. It was also close to the Grand Central Market and J-town for dining. The only downside is that the water took some time to heat up in the early morning. Ended up taking one or two cold showers since I couldn’t wait. Would stay here again due to its location. Oh yeah valet is $22 per night.

I tried this hotel because it had a kitchenette. The room was tiny, but it did have a microwave, fridge. I had my own electric jug. It kept costs down. Close to all transport, walking distance of the markets, and shopping streets. It also had a laundry room, really appreciated when you have been travelling a while. I would stay here again in the future when in LA.

Spent a night there, it’s just few steps from the subway and the top on top off bus pass in front of the hotel. It has clean rooms with a very good location. You can hear the conversations in the corridor..but calm and silent in general.

Small rooms, noisy from the Hill street and from backstreet. Very basic. There are more hotels in this area with much bigger space and lower price. I love the Cherry Pick cafe in the same building. Highly recommended. If you look for the old architecture and old city stuff, the Kawada Hotel gives you the good time :)

We needed a very centrally located hotel for one very short night. The hotel is very clean, bathroom just fine. Room was ok too, except the bed is way too small for 2 grown people. In retrospect, should have just asked for two twins. European standards applied in the heart of LA. But the staff is helpful, they had a valet for a reasonable price, and were very accommodating in general. Overall, for what we paid, it was a good deal.

The staff was very friendly, the hotel was clean, but the best parts are the location and the price! You can pay a LOT more at other downtown hotels there. This one was priced right and the location can't be beat. If you can, take the Metrolink as valet is $22 per night. (Very friendly valets though if you need them!) We stayed on a Friday night and Saturday morning we felt like we had the city to ourselves. People definitely sleep in on Saturdays - we were walking around at 9:30ish and it was practically empty. So many good breakfast places to try, so little time... we will need another trip to Kawada to try another. :)

200 S Hill St Los Angeles CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Bunker Hill within a short walk of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kawada Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Microsoft Theater. This 3-star hotel has 116 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. It's in central Los Angeles and also close to University of Southern California and Staples Center.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


All of Kawada Hotel's 116 recently renovated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Phones, desks, and free toiletries are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Kawada Hotel offers a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is available for USD 22 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 465 reviews