Kawada Hotel is an excellent budget hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The lobby is simply gorgeous, with warm lighting and impressive decor. I loved how centrally located it was just a block away from the Grand Central Market, which is a must-visit for foodies. I found the hotel’s café and restaurant on the ground level very convenient for a quick and easy breakfast.
For tourists, the hotel is close to several LA icons, such as the Angels Flight railway, which takes you up to the Broad and Walt Disney Concert Hall. And if you’re on the hunt for a good dive bar, Rosewood is just around the corner, while LA Cita is only two blocks away.
My room had a city view, and while it wasn’t luxurious, it was clean and had everything I needed, including a comfy bed, microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. The work desk and fast Wi-Fi made it the perfect space for digital nomads or casual travelers.
The bathroom was stocked with high-quality towels, and the shower pressure was excellent. Everything was spotlessly clean. While the hotel offers laundry and parking facilities, they come with a steep price tag of $45 per night. However, I was able to find parking for only $20 across the street.
For movie buffs, the hotel is situated right in front of the 2nd street tunnel, a location that has been featured in countless movies and commercials, including the iconic Blade Runner.