Pretty run down in unappealing location
Posted May 17, 2016
About the only positive thing about the location is that it is "freeway close." No decent restaurants, grocery stores, or anything else you would want/need within walking distance. Of course you probably would not want to be walking around after dark.
The Extended Stay Los Angeles looks okay from the outside, and check-in was routine enough. However, once you step into the elevators you realize it is all a facade. The elevators, corridors, and rooms are run-down. My room did not have a handle on the inside of the bathroom door, and within 15 minutes of checking-in the maintenance man knocked on the door and said he had to fix the shower because it was leaking. He said they shouldn't have given me this room knowing the leak had not been fixed, and commented that I should call reception about the missing door handle. He was able to fix the leak without incident, though.
The room itself was okay, but despite the basic kitchen set up (refrigerator, cook top, sink, microwave - no oven) the room does not come stocked with plates, cups, bowls, glasses, silverware, etc. You have to ask for it! Must be a reflection on the type of guests this establishment attracts.
When I went to check out, there was no one to be found at the front desk. I left my card key and assumed they would know I had checked out, but annoying since I could not get a receipt for my stay (which was a business trip).
All in all, spend a bit more and you can get a much better place to stay.