About This Listing
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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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.
UNFURNISHED dorm room available for minimum four days, long term stays encouraged. You will need to arrange your own bedding. Rooms come with closet and sink only. Fully furnished 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.
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.
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.
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.
No smoking, drinking, drugs or loud music. Roof access is for emergency use only, and additional guests are not allowed without prior notification and express permission, and additional guests must pay a $10 per night fee. Having an overnight guest without paying for the overnight fee in advance, or walking on the roof, can result in forfeiture of your security deposit and/or cancellation of your reservation. If you are arriving on a weekend you may need to pick up the key from the lockbox. Thank you for being considerate of house rules and other guests.
Jefferson's place was exactly as described. The location was terrific! within walking distance to Little Tokyo and The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.
I stayed for here 4 weeks (1 week in one room, 3 on another) and was very satisfied with my experience. In general the online description is accurate in relation to the actual place. In other words, no surprises (which for me is a good thing). The building is in a calm and very pleasant location. One of the highlights is the metro station, barely 5 min walking distance!
Alex, the manager of the facilities is always on point with his job and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and has a great disposition when your in need of info about the area or what to do around LA.
If I visit LA in the future I would definitely like to stay here again. All in all, a pleasant experience.
Great place to spend a few weeks or months when first arriving in LA and getting on your feet. Made some wonderful friends here and Alex the manager is incredibly helpful and friendly. As many other reviews note, the internet is spotty and sometimes quite poor. With 40+ units in the building, consumer grade internet just doesn't cut it. Other than this, it was a terrific stay. The next time I need a place to stay for a month to month period, I'll certainly be back.
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