Little Tokyo/Downtown LA room #201

Apartment - Private room · S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

Best value in most exciting part of downtown Los Angeles! Walk to the Gold Line, Arts District and Little Tokyo. Near easy public transport, great restaurants. Private rooms with shared bath and kitchen cleaned daily. Friendly international vibe!

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Best value in most exciting part of downtown Los Angeles! Walk to the Gold Line, Arts District and Little Tokyo. Near easy public transport, great restaurants. Private rooms with shared bath and kitchen cleaned daily. Friendly international vibe!

The Space

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Live in in the heart of Little Tokyo and the Arts District with other international travelers and visitors! Clean, convenient, and inexpensive. You won't find a better deal in LA.

Furnished dorm room available for minimum four days, long term stays encouraged. Rooms come with closet, sink, bed, desk, chair and mini fridge. Unfurnished rooms are also available, please see our other listings.

LENGTH OF STAY - We generally accept reservations of 30 days maximum length. If you wish to reserve for a longer period you may discuss that with the apartment manager after you check in for your initial stay.

ROOM DESCRIPTION: Private rooms are for one individual, have locks on doors, and come with a sink. Kitchen, toilet, shower rooms are shared, and professionally cleaned each day. This is a dorm-style atmosphere with great long-term tenants, international travelers, and a friendly on-site manager. Please bring your own towel. This room is similar to the others I have listed, that's why I am just using the same photo. For views of the premises look at the other properties. Thank you for not requesting additional photos of the rooms.

INTERNET: Free wi-fi is available in the living room and dining area, but due to usage it can be VERY slow. If you rely upon wi-fi for work you should arrange your own wireless modem or you can go to starbucks nearby.

PARKING: Free street parking is available nearby (but it goes quickly), otherwise it is $4.00/day at the meters or $4.00/day at the nearby lot. Metered spots are enforced from 6 am - 4 pm and they also cost $4.00 per day.

GETTING THERE: From LAX take the FlyAway bus ($7.00 one way) to Union Station, then take the Gold Line to the Little Tokyo stop. The building is two short blocks away.

WEEKEND ARRIVAL: Please keep in mind that if you are arriving on a Saturday or Sunday the manager may not be there in person to let you in, but there is a lockbox from which you retrieve your keys.

CHECKING IN: Check-in is at 3 pm, Check-out is at 12 noon. Once your reservation is accepted you will receive a phone number for the on-site manager, Alex (different from the one currently listed). Please contact him immediately to discuss check-in details. Please do not wait until the last minute to call. Thank you!

SECURITY DEPOSIT: Because most of our tenants are long-term guests, our security deposit is the equivalent of one month's rent. The deposit is held by Airbnb through your credit card and they will return it to you after your stay. We have had a couple hundred individual reservations with our building and have only had to make deductions for damages a couple of times. If you are a responsible guest, you should have no worries.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Additional guests are not allowed without prior notification and prior permission given by the host. Unless agreed to otherwise, any additional guests who stay past 10 pm will be charged an additional $10 per night. If an additional guest is brought without prior permission and paid for in advance, you may lose your security deposit or have your reservation cancelled. Thank you in advance for not bringing overnight guests without prior permission.

Guest Access

Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily, as is the shared kitchen. Laundry facilities are on site. We have a communal, international atmosphere.

Interaction with Guests

Alex is the on-site apartment manager and can answer all of your questions.

The Neighborhood

LOCATION: Live in the heart of Little Tokyo, in downtown Los Angeles. Located on First and Hewitt, the Sogo Hotel is only two blocks from the Little Tokyo Gold Line metro stop and on the same block as the downtown Dash A line. Major freeways are very close.

Getting around

TRANSPORTATION: From the Gold Line you can explore the rest of Los Angeles City, and from the Dash A you can explore downtown. Little Tokyo is the most vibrant area of downtown Los Angeles, with authentic Japanese eateries, markets, and stores. The Arts District is nearby as well, with plenty of cafes, art galleries, and street art to view, as well as some of the best restaurants in LA. The (phone number hidden), and other freeways are all nearby.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $265 /week
Monthly Price: $722 /month
Security Deposit: $450
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • great stay....very relaxed and easy check in / check out. Alex is very helpful, house is nice, not a fancy hotel, nor a busy hostel atmosphere there....more of an ideal starting poit for searchers or people who need some solitude to collect oneself..maybe think about new horizons if you will....

    great area, all walkable also to downtown, trains are close, also main station, and its easy to get around to all parts of the!

    April 2014
  • A nice little room with all the essentials in a quiet and peacefull neighborhood. Alan that takes care of the place is a friendly guy, and he's just around the block if you need help with something.
    The japanese village with its surroundings gives you all need for your stay.
    Great place for long term stay. For the price I would defently recomment it to others.

    April 2014
  • The place was nice and quiet and very centrally located; I had no issues with parking or any amenities one would expect while traveling, definitely would book again!

    February 2014
  • Great place!

    January 2014
  • Was there in december 2013. The Sogo Residence is a solid, spartan, well kept space in a good area. It was quiet enough that i could get some writing done. Alex was pleasant and helpful. Jay was prompt and professional in setting up the room there. The pictures are good representations of what to expect. I would stay there again.

    December 2013
  • I was in town for a week to visit friends and decided to stay in Little Tokyo. The area is great, lots of Japanese restaurants and stores to visit. The building is on a very quiet street which freaked me out a little at first but I never saw any shady characters or homeless people around at night so I felt safe. The rooms are very basic, perfect if you plan to be out and about all day. Everyone I ran into in the building was friendly although it does get extremely quiet at night. Proximity to public transit was great. All in all I enjoyed my stay.

    May 2013
  • Jay and Alex were very helpful because I had a changing schedule and they were able to accommodate changes. The location is very cool since Little Tokyo is gem many LA visitors miss out on. And the closeby train in key!

    May 2013
  • Alex was an excellent manager, very helpful and friendly. The price of the place is unbeatable. Access to public transit is excellent - a Dash bus stop is two short blocks away and for 50 cents it is possible to get all over downtown LA.

    April 2013
  • totally great, perfect, easy, affordable LA stay. fell in love with little tokyo. look forward to my next trip.

    April 2013
  • This was my second time staying here. I like the location which is perfect if you need to be in downtown, also there are a lot of places to eat nearby in Little Tokyo. The building seems like an old boarding house with individual rooms and shared bathrooms and kitchen. I'd recommend it to single travelers (twin bed) and for short term stays. Great place in the center of the city in this price range.

    February 2013
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