Hotwire Hotel: HELP! 4.5* in Los Angeles Downtown

By jaffar,

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Hotwire shows a 4.5* in Downtown LA for $77 and I was just about to snap it up (I thought it was the Hilton Checkers) when I realized the amenity icons do not match the ones found in Hotwire's 'vacation packages' - it is short of one 'spa' icon. Does anyone have any idea which other hotel in downtown LA warrants a 4.5* rating other than the Hilton Checkers?

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I spent a lot of time trying to figure this one out and have made a guess that follows, but here is my thinking.

As most services don't offer 4.5* ratings, i looked at 4* above hotels in the zone and came up with the following list: Wilshire Grand, Hyatt Regency, Westin Bonaventure, Marriott LA Downtown, Millenium Biltmore, Omni LA, and Hilton Checkers.

Based upon previously known ratings and amenities, the list narrows down to Wilshire Grand or the Marriott (or Hilton Checkers with one less amenity).

Based upon what i have read about each property, my ranking of guesses (without knowning the properties, maybe somebody local could comment):

1) Wilshire Grand

2) Marriott

3) Hilton Checkers

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thanks so much for helping me with the hotel eliminations!

I can pretty much strike out the Marriott Downtown because it has a full business centre.

Which leaves the Wilshire Grand, and that hotel in my opinion, is NOT 4.5*.

What makes it more frustrating for me is that Hotwire labels this hotel a 'customer favorite'.. I am considering taking the risk because I think the Hilton Checkers warrants it. We'll see .. I guess..

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I ended up booking the Beverly Hilton via Priceline at $85 a night.

I am 99% sure that the hotel offered at Hotwire is the Hilton Checkers now. Reading the latest customer favorite review shows this:

"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The room was very cozy and comfortable, was extremely clean and very "spa" like, very luxurious. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the hotel for the price I received and only wished I had more time to partake of the hotel facilities, particularly the spa."

Also, a previous review said something about the rooms having bathrobes, something Wilshire Grand does not offer.

My 2 cents worth.

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