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Hotel Description

At Hilton Checkers you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Walt Disney Concert Hall and Microsoft Theater. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 193 rooms, and you can enjoy MP3 docks, WiFi, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding and down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. 24-hour room service, free weekday newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a rooftop terrace. Additionally, you'll find a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in a common area. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown Los Angeles hotel, attractions include Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$170 per night

2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 King Bed Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hilton Checkers ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Lovely hotel downtown LA

This was a smallish (compared to typical hiltons), lovely, historic hotel right in the middle of fun, walkable neighborhood). Front desk staff, Joanie, was especially welcoming & helpful. Service was great & staff was friendly & professional. Our room had a great view. The rooftop terrace with whirlpool was beautiful. This will be our go-to hotel from now on!

Posted by , from San Diego on Feb 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2016 by eddie_andre

Thank you for sharing your experience - you have us blushing! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed everything from our staff to the rooftop terrace. Thank you for crowning us your go-to hotel, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the LA area and until then we wish you safe travels!

4 out of 5

In the middle of it al

Pros: Staff
Cons: restaurant. It was a very limited menu. We chose to leave the building and eat somewhere else..
Location: downtown, It is close to everything.
We stayed 2 nights and were headed to the Rose Parade and Bowl Game. Staff was friendly and helpful. Valet service was great, a bit expensive but good. Hotel is old but well kept. We walked to the sixth street bar one night and had the best hamburgers ever! Not far from freeways etc.

Posted by , from Pa. on Jan 3, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 12, 2016 by eddie_andre

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and are delighted to read that you enjoyed the location and more importantly, that you found our staff friendly. We will share your feedback in regards to the restaurant's menu with our F&B team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next trip to Los Angeles and until then, we wish you safe travels!

2 out of 5


Pros: Beautiful surroundings.
Cons: Service
1. Elevator in parking ramp did not work. Had to carry luggage up several flights of stairs. Not a pleasant experience. 2. Room key given did not work. Had to get another one.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

A very comfortable hotel.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, nice bar and restaurant on property
A very nice small hotel the center of downtown LA. We will without a doubt say there again.

Posted by , from Palm Desert, CA, USA on Jun 20, 2012

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5 out of 5

it is one of the best hotels in terms of value for money

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, no free (or cheap) parking space neat the hotel
i had great experiences there.. bed, cleanliness, most everything is on great condition except the soundproof. the people next door were very drunken and loud.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Very pleased

Staff courteous. Well maintained. Quiet.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2009

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3 out of 5

Hilton Checkers Downtown

No fridge in standard suite, parking too expensive on weekend, NO Free internet access!!, overall cleanliness was ok, but not great. Hot tub and pool were really nice on 13th floor. Front Desk personnel were very helpful. Vallet parking staff was quick to get your car.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2008

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1 out of 5

Hilton Checkers San Fransiscco- Overbooks!!!

I booked and received confirmation through the travel website for 1 night, March 29,2008 at the San Fransisco Hilton Checkers Hotel. Upon my arrival and check-in, I was informed by the Checkers Hilton staff that the Checkers Hilton had overbooked that night. I was then told my reservation would be honored at another hotel some distance away. No explanation was given for the overbooking excuse. I booked the Checkers Hilton to be within walking distance from an event we were attending that night and a second event the next morning.. I now had to pay cab fare to the events and back to the hotel for events that was supposed to be a short walk away. I find this to be totally unacceptable behavior for a major hotel chain. When I tried to explain to the desk clerk that the second hotel had a less expensive room rate, I was told that the room at the second hotel was paid for, but no refund was offered.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2008

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5 out of 5


For our honeymoon, we reserved a suite for only one night with plans to stay at the Peninsula for the remainder of our stay. We loved it so much, that we canceled our reservation at ""the other hotel."" Yeah-baby...can't wait for our 2nd honeymoon!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2007

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3 out of 5

Not bad

I chose this hotel because it is in downtown LA where I was gonig to be at the end of a day of business meetings. I read the reviews and though they weren't sparkling, they weren't bad. It's safe, clean, has a restaurant/bar. Not great rooms but not horrible. Nothing fancy and not badly priced.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2006

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Property Features

Hilton Checkers offers its guests a spa tub and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 2275 square feet (211 square meters) and includes conference space. A rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Checkers. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 193 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 2275 sq ft of conference space
  • 211 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1920
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) (28.4 km / 17.7 mi)
  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Pershing Square Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Checkers offers 193 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Los Angeles hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Hilton Checkers has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 75 lb


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 47.00 plus tax per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Checkers Hilton
  • Hilton Checkers
  • Hilton Checkers Hotel
  • Hilton Checkers Hotel Los Angeles
  • Hilton Checkers Los Angeles