Libra Hotel is a high quality budget hotel in the heart of Koreatown Los Angeles. Although it was a little tricky to locate, since it’s part of a building with multiple stores and only has a sign over the door, the address, and a keypad out front. There isn’t a lobby, and the downstairs area only consists of a sitting area with a vending machine. To check-in, I had to go upstairs and down the hall to the office. Luckily, most of the time, there are codes for the front door and rooms, so I didn’t need to check in with the office. Despite being a little dated, the hotel was kept very clean and tidy, and Sunny the manager was exceptional in being helpful and accommodating.
The hotel’s location was perfect as it was situated in the heart of Ktown, with restaurants, nightclubs, bars, grocery stores, the metro, buses, ice cream shops, coffee shops, and even CVS all within walking distance. The rooms were large, clean, and comfortable, equipped with AC/heater, refrigerator, and microwave. The hotel also provided extra blankets and free indoor slippers. For a quiet stay, I requested a room away from the street as the walls were thin, and noise from the neighbors could be heard.
Sunny the manager is amazing, she is very helpful and accommodating. Libra Hotel also had a laundry room available for guests. The office staff provided quarters for the machines, and soap could be purchased from the vending machine or the store downstairs. The WIFI was excellent as multiple routers were located right next to the rooms, making it perfect for remote working or digital nomads. However, I had to note that running the water for a long time may be necessary to get hot water, which may not be fully hot.