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Kawada Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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. :)

Clean and very basic but so is the price. So you get what you pay for right? My problem was there was almost no hot water in the morning. Had to take an almost cold shower. Not recommended if you expect to have hot water..

A real bargain in a central location close to public transportation in lots of historical buildings. An older Hotel that is freshly remodeled. Very friendly and helpful staff throughout. The only negative is traffic noise at night.

The hotel has had a recent face lift, which you could tell by the lobby and room. Although the bathroom was still dated, it was clean. The staff (front desk, doorman, cleaning staff) are all very friendly and helpful. A welcoming atmosphere. The location is great, very close to a lot of attractions. It is also very reasonably priced! Not fancy, but it checks off a lot of the other items on my list!

This place is simple, clean, basic no frills hotel. It's easy to get to and from here and the parking situation is valet :) perfect for a quick business trip. Affordable, great staff, great location. Blocks away from grand central market which has every type of food too!!!

Stayed at the Kawada Hotel for 4 nights and I was dissapointed at first, however, it improved during my stay. POSITIVES: - Location is the best thing about this hotel, the hotel is next to an amazing cafe, grand central park, central market and Angels Flight. - The silver line and underground metro are just up the street so you have the whole of LA to explore. - Free Wi-Fi is actually good! - Exceptional customer service from the staff - The hotel is quiet and not located next to any busy nightclubs NEGATIVES: - The shower takes ages to heat up, I mean I had a coffee and brushed my teeth in the time it was hot enough. - The lift needs a good servicing, going to 4th floor the first time was pretty scary, the lights flickered and the shuddering added to the feeling of dread. CONCLUSION: - The hotel is all round great! The shower is bad however it works, the lift scares you at first but you get used to it! LA Downtown has so much to do so you won't be at the hotel for long anyway. I had such a blast in LA and having a great hotel added to my complete experience. Thank you Kawada Hotel

We were not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised! Fabulous, attentive and helpful staff, clean and updated well appointed rooms with comfy bed. Also had fridge, microwave and tv with more channels than we could watch. Located close to L.A. Superior Court and the Downtown Market, among other LA attractions. The valet parking was no hassle and prompt car delivery.

We called the front desk to ask the customer who living next door to be quite at 11pm. But the front desk did nothing! Can't even sleep at that night! Room is super small and didn't worth the price at all!

Location downtown is excellent and convenient. Everything was booked so we tried this place for the first time. Room was very small like a child's bedroom or dorm room. Two twin beds and cheap furniture. Does have a microwave and a fridge and had a coffeemaker but it didn't work. Tiny half sized shower with the push soap dispensers. If you want a bar of soap bring your own. Room was stifling hot about 90 degrees when we checked in. In window air conditioner didn't put out much air so took more than a hour to become bearable. Beds are hard. We had a full tank of gas and drove directly to hotel from airport 18 miles. Paid $20 to valet park our car. The next morning our gas tank was literally empty. Like below the empty line. There was no damage to outside locking cap. So only way to open it was with the keys which the valet had. You can make your own assumptions. I'll leave that to you. I complained and my parking was comped. No other explanation or feedback??? Now the good rooms were clean and Livy was nice. Personnel were also nice whom I communicated with. The location is good. Room was about $150 with all taxes and fees etc. A little overpriced for a dorm style room but downtown is expensive so not that unexpected. There is a little cafe open next to hotel called cherry something that was cute and nice. That's our experience. It was mediocre.

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.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Twin 2 | 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 453 reviews