Book your stay at our historic hotel to enjoy the best of downtown Los Angeles! Our charming and well-appointed hotel rooms offer everything you need for a relaxing stay, while our ideal location brings you closer to all the area’s top attractions.
With an on-site corner store, pie restaurants, a clothing store, and stunning murals decorating the exterior, The American Hotel is a central hub of culture and history in downtown LA. Check out our gallery and book your stay today!
The hotel originally opened in 1905 as the first quality hotel for African Americans in Los Angeles, and as time wore on, the space below the hotel acted as a haven for musical artists.
Today, our hotel in the arts district of Los Angeles has stayed true to its reputation as a hotel for the other, dedicated to honoring the neighborhood that has allowed it to thrive.
Check out the murals surrounding the property, or ask our front desk staff for more information on our hotel’s rich history.
The American Hotel has been a staple of the Los Angeles Community since it opened its doors in 1905.
After Al’s Bar closed in the 90s, the hotel fell into disrepair. In 2013, Mark Verge purchased the decrepit building and worked to create the stylish, modern property we have today. In 2015, artists were commissioned to create murals for the property that would reflect the property’s artistic neighborhood.
Each room of our hotel features a concert poster by the famed street artist Shepard Fairey, a nod to the famed venue that once existed on our main floor and to the street artists of the Arts District.
Our hotel rooms and suites in Los Angeles, CA provide affordable options for guests who are looking to make the most of their visit to the city of angels without blowing their entire vacation budget on accommodation.
Rest easy on a plush queen bed in this charming hotel room in Los Angeles, CA.
Perfect for young travelers visiting the area, our double room features bunk beds alongside amenities like a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, air conditioning, and more!
Perfect for families or groups visiting LA, our family room can accommodate up to four guests comfortably!
Guests will enjoy modern furnishings and amenities, including a flat-screen TV, all with a beautiful view of downtown Los Angeles.
Rest easy in a selection of room setups, including: single rooms, double rooms, suites, and family-style rooms. Shared men’s and ladies’ restrooms are available on each floor.
Enjoy state-of-the-art shared restrooms on each floor of The American Hotel.
Enjoy stunning views of downtown LA when you stay in any of our charming guest rooms.
Guests will enjoy a plush mattress, stunning city views, and a host of additional amenities designed to make each stay comfortable and convenient.
Please note that our hotel was built prior to 1991. We are pleased to inform our guests that we have ADA-compliant bathrooms on each floor, with amenities like adjustable showerheads, portable show chairs, and roll-in showers available. For more information on our hotel’s accessibility standards, please give us a call at +213-545-4695 or visit our accessibility page.
Featuring murals by famed muralist Kent Twichell, and street artists Austine Kofie & El Mac, the American Hotel is draped in iconic artwork. When the hotel was purchased in 2015, it was covered in random graffiti. The new owners then commissioned murals from local artists as a tribute to the neighborhood in which it stands. A corner of the building, at Traction & Hewitt is available for local street artists on a rotating basis.
While staying at the hotel You may see a new mural being created. Want to learn more? Ask one of our front desk staff for info on the art outside our hotel!
Our friendly staff is always on hand to help you have your best possible LA getaway.
This jack-of-all-trades store has everything you need to enjoy your stay at the American Hotel. The store offers cold drinks, snacks, convenience items, beer & wine.
The corner store is open daily from 8 AM – 12 AM.