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!
Our friendly staff is always on hand to help you have your best possible LA getaway.
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.
Rest easy on a plush queen bed in this charming hotel room in Los Angeles, CA.
Perfect for families or groups visiting LA, our family room can accommodate up to four guests comfortably!
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!
Enjoy state-of-the-art shared restrooms on each floor of The American Hotel.
Hop on a bike at the Metro Bike Station to explore the Arts District!
Our hotel in the Arts District, Los Angeles brings our guests closer to some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants, and attractions. As you step outside the hotel, make your way through the numerous studios and galleries surrounding the Arts District, or explore Little Tokyo! Grab an Uber or use the metro to explore neighborhoods like Hollywood and attractions like the Griffith Observatory, USC, and the California Science Center.
Need help planning your day out in the city? Ask one of our local staff members for the advice!
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Featuring 3 pieces from LA artist Augustine Kofie, along with stunning murals of famed pop artist Ed Rusha and Andy Warhol, the American Hotel is draped in iconic artwork. When the hotel was purchased in 2015, it was covered in graffiti. The new owners then commissioned murals from local artists as a tribute to the neighborhood in which it stands. Today, the American Hotel features 7 murals placed throughout the hotel’s exterior. Want to learn more? Ask one of our front desk staff for info on the art outside our hotel!
While we do not offer on-site parking at The American Hotel, there is off-site parking available down the street. Check out this helpful parking guide when driving to the American Hotel.
Hewitt Street, located in front of the hotel, is a favorite filming location for many directors in Hollywood because of its similar look and feel to a New York City street. Throughout your stay at the hotel, you may see filming taking place right outside your hotel window.
LA is notorious for traffic, but planning your route in advance will allow you to explore the area with minor hiccups. Our best tips for driving around the city include:
It’s important to note that Los Angeles also has carpool/HOV lanes, where cars require a minimum of 2 passengers to be able to drive.