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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

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9.0

Excellent (9,813 ratings)

Los Angeles, United States - 

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Nearby L.A. Live

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210 m Microsoft Theater

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280 m Crypto.com Arena

Hotel Overview

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Los Angeles, offering guests upscale accommodations and a variety of amenities. Reviews from guests highlight both positive aspects and areas for improvement.

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  1. Exceptional Location: Guests rave about the hotel's central location, perfect for exploring local attractions and entertainment options.
  2. Comfortable Rooms: Many reviews compliment the spacious and comfortable rooms, equipped with modern amenities.
  3. Professional Staff: The hotel staff are frequently praised for their professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond for guests.
  4. Amenities: The wide range of amenities, including a fitness center, pool, and on-site dining options, receives high marks from guests.
  5. Views: The stunning views of the city from various parts of the hotel are a highlight for many visitors.
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Area for improvement

  1. Price: Some guests feel that the hotel's pricing is on the higher side, especially regarding additional services and parking.
  2. Noise: Due to its central location, noise from the surrounding area can sometimes be an issue in the rooms.
  3. Extra Charges: Guests have mentioned displeasure with extra charges, such as for Wi-Fi access and parking, which they felt should be included in the room rate.
  4. Room Service: There are occasional complaints about the speed and quality of room service.
  5. Check-In Delays: Some visitors have experienced delays during check-in, noting that it could be more streamlined.

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Total 9,813 Reviews

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2,710 Reviews

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Property was mentioned 1233 times

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Natalie Aguirre2 months ago
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Dennis at the front desk made this stay absolutely AMAZING! We flew in from Palm Springs and celebrated for my 21st birthday at the Sendero rooftop. Dennis made our stay memorable and exceed every expectation. He was kind and made us feel welcomed (remembered our names). This property is extremely fortunate to have an employee like Dennis - we will book again simply based on his positive interactions with my family! Thank you for the hospitality!

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Matthew G4 months ago

I recently stayed at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE for two nights while attending a conference at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center. While the hotel was perfectly situated to attend the conference, I was not very impressed by my stay. Despite being a higher-end brand within the Marriott family, this JW felt more like a basic Marriott to me, which is not helped by the fact that it has a generic, large business hotel vibe. My stay was perfectly fine, but it certainly didn’t feel as nice as it should at its price point.||||Trip Planning:||||I booked my stay through a room block associated with the conference I was attending, since the blocked rooms were a couple hundred dollars less than the $600+ per night that the hotel was charging otherwise. This meant that I didn’t have much control over my reservation, and I was blocked into an unspecified ‘run of house’ room. However, once I received a confirmation number from the conference organizer, I was able to link it with my Bonvoy account and was advised I would receive all benefits I’m entitled to as a Platinum member. When I called the hotel in advance to put in a request for a king bed, they refused to confirm a king in advance since it was part of a group booking, which was a bit annoying. However, I ultimately had no trouble getting a room with a king bed when I arrived.||||Arrival:||||I received a notification from the Marriott app on the morning of my arrival day to let me know that my room was ready. I saw that I had been assigned to a basic City View King, but was hoping for something more upgraded, since the Marriott website and app showed wide open availability that night in virtually every room type (including suites), and Platinum members are entitled to upgrades to those rooms.||||I knew I was going to be arriving at the hotel very late after a long flight from the East Coast, and wanted things to be as easy as possible when arriving. I messaged the hotel in the Marriott app to see if it would be possible to get upgraded prior to arriving later that night. I knew from experience that the Marriott properties that treat Bonvoy members the best would easily offer an upgrade to one of the larger rooms or suites, while the more mediocre properties tend to deny the upgrade or make you wait until check-in and make a lot of effort to try for it. This hotel was in the more mediocre category, and basically just said that I had to wait until check-in to inquire. ||||When I did ultimately arrive late that night around 1:00 am, I was greeted nicely by one of the doormen despite it being late, and went right into a very desolate lobby where I was able to check-in with no wait at the elite member check-in desk. The staff member was generally nice, and despite it being late, he gave me a good overview of the hotel and pointed out the location of things like the Executive Lounge, gym, and pool. However, when I initially followed up about an upgrade, his only response was that the City View King I had been given was an upgrade (which is a stretch, since that’s just about the most basic room type). When I mentioned that the Marriott website showed many higher room types available, he agreed to take another look and see if another room might be available. After several minutes of looking, he claimed there weren't any available rooms in the hotel that were better than what I had. I found it very hard to believe that not a single upgraded room shown on the website was actually available. When I expressed this again, he took one more look and finally came across a junior suite, with the only caveat being that it was handicap-accessible. I was happy for the extra space, so I took that room and was on my way.||||The clerk at check-in was nice, and did seem to actually want to help once I pressed a little bit on the upgrade. He spent several minutes perusing his computer and trying to find a room until he had success, and he was never rude about it. However, on the whole, it was just more of a struggle to get an upgrade at this hotel than it should have been, so it didn’t feel like a Marriott property that treats elite members all that well. ||||I wanted to use the mobile key feature in the Marriott app to access my room, but when my room had changed at check-in from the one initially allocated to me, the mobile key never updated. I sent a message in the Marriott app the next day to see if this could be updated, and was told a new mobile key for the correct room would be sent shortly, but that never happened.||||Room:||||My room on the 17th floor was a very large junior suite, much larger than the photos of junior suites on the hotel website depicted. I’m not sure if this was because it was a handicap-accessible room or because it was in a corner (or both), but it contained a ton of space, to the point that it felt a bit cavernous. However, I’ll take too much space over a small room any day.||||Being in an out-of-the-way location at the very end of the hallway meant that the room was very quiet, and I never heard any noise at all. It also had nice views, with windows on two sides. In one direction, I could see other buildings in Downtown LA, along with beautiful sunrises, and in the other direction, I could see the Hollywood Hills and even the Hollywood sign in the distance.||||Otherwise, I found the room to be perfectly acceptable in terms of its furnishings and condition, but not particularly exciting or luxurious. The room didn’t feel dated, but it was generic enough that it could have been any unmemorable hotel room I’ve had over the past decade. Everything was just plain and sparse, in basic tones of white and gray with a busy carpet featuring lots of overlapping circles that was annoying to look at after a while (especially in combination with other busy patterned carpet in hallways and hotel common areas).||||Some pluses were that the bed was comfortable and the wifi worked well. However, there were several little things about the room that could have been better. There were no outlets by the bed or on the nightstand, so I had to charge my phone several feet away, which is annoying when traveling and waking up in an unfamiliar place. Housekeeping also did not replace the complimentary water bottles in the room after I used them the first night, which was frustrating.||||Additionally, the bathroom wasn’t in pristine condition. It was clean enough, but I noticed some dirty grout and just a sense of wear in the shower in particular. The bathroom did not feel like it had been renovated anytime recently, and the mismatch between older-looking tan tile on the floor and newer-looking black and white tile in the shower shows a piecemeal approach to bathroom renovations in the past. The shower also had very weak water pressure and didn’t get very hot, even at its highest setting. It was fine enough to take a quick shower, but it wasn’t a luxurious shower experience by any means. I also found the towels to be quite thin, and combined with the lack of robes, it was hard to see how this JW Marriott really differed from a basic Marriott. ||||Overall, the room was fine, and I really appreciated the generous size of my upgraded junior suite. However, it simply felt kind of basic, and not luxurious at all. If I had been paying the full cash rate those nights, which started at over $600 per night on my dates, I would have been very annoyed. Since the rates at this hotel seem to fluctuate a lot, I’d only consider staying here when the rates are in the $200-$300 range, not when they’re as high as they were during my conference.||||Dining & Bars:||||I didn’t actually try any of the hotel restaurants to have any comments about them, but there are a few to select from, in addition to lots of dining in the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex that the hotel is part of. The lobby, which is a cavernous lobby that you’d expect in a meeting/convention-focused hotel, contains the main Italian restaurant, Savoca, which serves all meals. This restaurant looked nice for a hotel restaurant. Glance, the lobby bar, takes up most of the lobby, and is the sort of standard nondescript hotel bar you’d expect to find at a Marriott, and is the place where most business travelers seemed to congregate. There is also a second lobby bar advertised, called the Mixing Room, but it didn’t seem to be open at all during our stay, and instead seemed to be used more as a private event space. There is also an Illy coffee shop on the lobby level (there’s also a Starbucks steps away out the back of the hotel in the next building over).||||The restaurants in the Ritz-Carlton, which shares the same building as the JW Marriott, but has its own entrance, elevators, etc., also seemed interesting. I’ve read several good things about Corteza at Sendero at the Ritz in particular, but again, I didn’t check it out myself.||||The only real dining venue I did visit was the Executive Lounge, which I had access to as a Platinum Bonvoy member. This is located on the 4th floor, basically right outside of the elevators, and was generally fine, although not all that exciting. I never had any trouble getting a table in the morning, and there was also some extra outdoor seating in a drab patio area with no view of anything. I thought the lounge had a good variety of food items for breakfast, even if quality was a bit average. Cold items included things like fruit, yogurt, and underwhelming pastries, and the mix of hot items always seemed to consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and oatmeal, with some other things that rotated, like breakfast burritos one day and bagel breakfast sandwiches the next. I did appreciate the separate fridges with plenty of beverages you could take with you, in addition to a machine to make cappuccinos, lattes, and other coffee drinks. The staff in the lounge was very friendly and efficient at clearing tables. While the lounge itself was sort of dated and boring, I still thought it was pretty good for a standard Marriott lounge and appreciated having it.||||The problem with the Executive Lounge, however, is limited hours. It is only open for breakfast, and only on weekdays. It’s standard for lounges to be open all day and in the evening, so the limited hours were disappointing and felt stingy. It worked ok with my schedule, since breakfast was the main time I wanted a lounge anyway, but it would have been nice (and standard) to have access later in the day to grab snacks or drinks, along with appetizers at night. ||||Other Amenities:||||The hotel also offers an outdoor pool on the 4th floor, along with a gym. I checked out each of them, and the gym seemed to be well-equipped from a quick look, while the pool was sort of basic and uninteresting. It doesn’t have any view to speak of, and I wouldn’t really want to spend time there unless the weather was particularly conducive to a pool day. ||||Location:||||The hotel is located in Downtown Los Angeles in the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex. L.A. LIVE features things like the Grammy Museum, the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Crypto.com Arena, a lot of chain restaurants, a movie theatre, and a bowling alley, and has a bit of a mini–Times Square feel with a lot of lights and stimulation. Since some parts of Downtown LA feel a bit desolate and rough, being in L.A. LIVE certainly has a more revitalized, safe feel, with more people around. It was perfect for the attending a conference, since it was a convenient five-minute walk out the back door of the JW. However, I wouldn’t stay in Downtown LA unless I had an event to attend or reason to be there like in this case.||||Service/General:||||I didn’t have a ton of contact with staff members at this hotel, but those I met were generally nice enough. It felt like basic service you’d have at any standard Marriott. I did notice, however, several areas where there just needed to be more attention to detail around the hotel in general.||||In one of the elevators, there was some sort of sticky beverage spilled on the floor in the corner of the elevator. I got on that elevator several times and the spill was never cleaned up at all during my stay, so there clearly wasn’t any attention to detail from staff to notice and clean this.||||Similarly, the hallway on my floor was littered with room service tables and used plates and glasses almost all the time, which gave it a messy/dirty feel. All they needed was for room service staff to do a sweep of the floor at some point each night to tidy things up, but this didn’t occur. ||||I also called the front desk one night because I had ordered dinner from outside the hotel, and it came without any silverware. I called to see if I could either come downstairs and grab a set of silverware and a napkin, or have one sent up to my room. I was told that they could deliver plastic silverware to my room for free, or if I wanted actual silverware, there would be an in-room dining charge to have it delivered. I ended up going with the plastic, and it was delivered to my room very quickly. However, it just seemed tacky to refuse a guest something as simple as silverware without an extra charge, especially at a hotel that espouses to be a more “luxury” Marriott brand. Little things like this are what made me feel like this hotel was rather average overall.||||Overall:||||Overall, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is a fine enough hotel, with a convenient location for events in Downtown LA. I just found, however, that it leaned too far into being non-descript and too far away from offering a luxury stay, especially at its price point and for its brand. I think the Ritz-Carlton that’s in the same building would have been a much better fit for me, and I’d look there first if I need to stay in this location in the future.

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Total number of rooms 878

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Number of floors 21

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2010

WiFi Quality

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11

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L.A. Live

Nearby

Microsoft Theater

210 m

Crypto.com Arena

280 m

Los Angeles Convention Center

280 m

Walt Disney Concert Hall

1 km

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Getting around

Los Angeles Cal State Station

4.5 km

Pico Station

770 m

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Airports Nearby

Los Angeles Intl. (LAX)

14 km

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Restaurants

Buss Stop Bar

350 m

Yard House

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Tom's Urban

280 m

Fixins Soul Kitchen

210 m

Starbucks

140 m

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Daytime safety

66 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

43 out of 100

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Safety

Crime

76

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An average rating of the six safety categories

76 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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66

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80

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40

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Safe

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69

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Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Very Safe

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Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

53 out of 100

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High

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Mugging or robbery  47/100

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Car theft  47/100

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Car break-ins  56/100

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Home break-ins  47/100

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Moderate

55

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  35/100

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Moderate

60

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Insult or harassment in public  49/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  65/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $3.6

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Coffee

$3.2 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.6 - $45.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.8 - $3.1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$68 - $226.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.3 - $22.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.1 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.3 - $131.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39 - $126

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$26.3 - $181.3

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PM2.512

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Very Heavy

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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