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Kawada Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very small rooms - a king-size bed would not fit in one. Small TV, cheap furniture. Hardly anywhere to put a suitcase. Small shower. Very strong pot smell during the night like a party was going on. Not recommended

Hotel staff, kind. Walls, floor, ceiling, very very NOT sound proof. You hear everything. Thankful for two pillows, so we can place them on our ears. I got very little sleep. Our room very small, limited space for luggage. Beautiful entrance to the hotel, room is clean, hallways slanted

For litigators this is a cherished find. A 3 minute walk away from the Stanley Mosk Superior Court, no traffic worries, no anxiety and a comfie solution that won't break the budget. Their remodel was well conceived. Large new beds, pillows, soft towels and a compact tech center with crisp free wifi. The flooring was new, the place was clean and the rooms were small but imminently functional. Why the 3 star??? Its the overlooked details. The bathroom vanity was a peeling, well worn, refugee from 1980 when it was a $39 oak laminate home depot special. The windows were then and powerless against outside noise (fortuitously the neighborhood was mercifully quiet). The buses of 20 something Japanese tourists kept the hallways busy and bustling late into the next morning. With all that in mind, if you are an attorney or a litigant and need to have a place to stay the night before a litigation event then this is your place.

4 stars because Kawada was almost everything I needed it to be .. reasonably priced, perfect location ( Colburn School) - clean + comfortable w/ very accommodating staff. No food over weekend - but Central Market very close... would stay again

We're generally good with budget, especially if the location is right, but this was just a bit too budget for us. Smaller than expected, with the bathroom right at the foot of the bed (and the door didn't close fully). The deal breaker, though, was the hot-cold-hot shower, sometimes a dribble, sometimes more.

Very small room with a most peculiar odour that was at times overpowering. Maybe an option for one night but would definitely recommend looking elsewhere for longer stays. Located in Downtown LA close to good food court but long walk to places of interest.

The hotel somehow has an air of Japanese serenity, and though our room was small it had all the usual amenities. Best yet, it's a short walk to the Grand Central Market with its many ethnic food vendors, and only a slightly longer trek to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the MOCA. The DASH bus stop is only a block away, and the bus will take seniors all over the downtown area for a quarter! We'd definitely stay there again.

The hotel is located at Hill Street on a quiet neighborhood but close to food haven at Grand Central Market which has plenty of options. Rooms are small but we had a king size bed which occupies about half of the room space. Ours was at the closest to the street so we anticipate some noise. But thankfully we had good sleep thanks to the large bed and comfy pillows. One issue I had was the humming heater and the bathroom exhaust fan, but as said it did not matter since we had a couple of good night's sleep. No safe was at the premises so we kept the room from housekeeping (do not disturb sign) during our stay.

We stayed in a room with a king bed. There wasn't much room to maneuver around, but we did okay. The bedroom looked like it had been recently renovated, it looked like they forgot to upgrade the bathroom. There was an old tile floor that looked like it could be nice if someone would re-grout it. Also, even though this was a non-smoking room, I could smell smoke coming from somewhere in the bathroom. Maybe from downstairs? The staff was very nice and we were always greeted pleasantly by the doorman.

Found Kawada hotel a great location for anyone visiting L.A without a car.Trains , Buses both across down and up the road from the hotel to all major tourist attractions (Universal,Hollywood,Santa Monica,Venice,and land marks to name a few).And a nice walk if you don t mind to Staples center, L.A live, you get real feel of the city.Grand central market is 2 minute walk from the hotel to get a variety of tasty foods from around the world such a cool little spot:).My room was small but great for what i needed (1 person) for 5 days as i was out all day exploring. Bed was super comfortable and pillows wer excellent with good size TV with heaps of channels was great just for just chilling after walking around all day.Bathroom was clean bit dated, shower was ok powerful enough took a few minutes to get hot in the mornings tho,hair dryer and plenty of clean towels as well. Room also had a microwave kettle with tea and coffee and a comby air cone + heater.My room was cleaned every day and quaite it wasn't noisy like i have read in other reviews although i think i was staying the far end of the building away from the bar next door.i paid 850 AUD for 5 days here (1 person),i wouldn't say it was budget but more mid range,Bearing in mind L.A is also expensive place to stay .I looked and read reviews on other budget hotels,hostels in area but didn't sound to pleasing.For me it was better to pay that bit extra knowing i was going to get something satisfactory and comfortable nights sleep.Staff was helpful and great little cafe next door to the hotel too:)

200 S Hill St Los Angeles CA

Located in Downtown Los Angeles 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 116-room hotel has conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. It's in central Los Angeles and also close to University of Southern California and Staples Center.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, 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.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 414 reviews