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Kawada Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed in room #413 on Wed, Sept 5th. Went for a nice dinner at Perch Restaurant and got in around 130am. Around 230am, my gf got up to turn down the a/c. She woke me up when I heard her scream..."there is a bug on my pillow". When she turned on the lights, we proceeded to kill 10 bed bugs. When we squeezed them, blood would come gushing out. I went down and talked to the front desk clerk and he said he couldn't refund me but would have the manager contact me in the morning. He offered to have us change rooms but we decided to check out at 325am. No call from the manager in the morning. I called and left a voice mail and no response. I emailed the hotel and no response. So instead of me going to LA to feast, we were the main course for the bugs at the Kawada Hotel!!

We liked their renewed room. The bad was super comfy and we liked the room. The shower was not new but still nice. The pillow cases and towels were clean. One block behind the grand market. You are able to eat lots of delicious things while you are staying there

Don't put too much into what the others are saying. Stayed here with 5 friends and found the room regular size to any other hotel. No one came in unexpected. Yes the shower is lower in height, but still useable. Those that are expecting the biltmore Hotel fancy rich style, this is not your place. For any traveller that needs a place to stay, this is a great place. You are in downtown Japan town, which we toured and loved.

Located in downtown la, it felt really unsafe walking around, the hotel itself has 1 lift, the rooms are very small two people with large suitcases is not practical. The beds are also quite short. I wouldn't suggest staying here for your first time or a long time

Great Hotel. This isn't a place for large people because the rooms are small. Very small. If you could deal with smaller rooms, then this is a great location to stay. The rooms look great, in nice modern overtone in the room. The view was great for us because we had one of the front rooms, although the headboard block most of the view. The place was clean and the staff was very friendly. The valet parking was a little pricey, but the valet was on his job. He did a great job as we were in and out of the hotel all night. Great places to eat around there like Grand Central Market, and all the cultural venues you could want. All around A great experience.

Bare bones hotel, no iron, housekeeping cleans despite “do not disturb” sign (a policy that I was not told about), and actually stole a specialty washcloth that I travel with for a skin condition. No hot water from tap or shower for 30 minutes at night or for 1 hour at 7 A.M. Really terrible experience that I can’t recommend at all; this is what $200 a night can buy you!

Hotel was a little on the pricy side. Location was average. Close to the metro and food market, however there wasn't much else around in terms of food/restaraunts. Room was clean, and bathroom was okay. Hotel receptionist was friendly and helpful. Would recommend for a short stay only.

Not the largest room but clean and tidy. Good for a short city break. The receptionist was helpful and friendly and allowed us to check in early. There isn't much around the hotel but were very happy with the room and service.

The Kawada hotel is not the most fancy place to be in LA but if you want to stay down town then you won’t find a better location for the money. The rooms are small and so are the bathrooms. But everything is clean and functional. People are friendly and valet parking is available for $22/day. There are plenty of parking options right around the hotel if you fancy to self park. Some probably cheaper than $20 but I haven’t compared prices and took convenience over price anyway. The hotel is so close to everything down town, you won’t need your car at all. Easy walk to central market, Angels Flight, concert hall, art gallery and skyspace, all within easy reach. The place sits right on the corner of 2nd St/Hill St you will clearly get traffic noise but you didn’t book down town LA for serenity and peace now, did you? The Queen Beds are a good compromise vs King. Because the rooms are all the same sizes so you gain space by not having a King bed in there. Storage is limited to an open wardrobe and a few shelves but you also have a microwave and mini fridge. Bathroom is small but functional and water pressure in the shower probably won’t exactly blow you away but I had worse. There is a little coffee shop right next door to the hotel if you fancy some breakfast without walking. Again, it’s not the Hilton but you don’t pay the same rate either. Perfect for 1-2 nights exploring the midsts of LA.

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.

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 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 Staples Center. 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 Microsoft Theater.


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.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.

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 securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 477 reviews