0.19km from DAISO(Little Tokyo)Having stayed mostly in Hollywood & DTLA on previous trips, this time I opted for the Arts District & the American Hotel. And it turned out to be a pretty great find. Located on a fairly chill block at the northern end of LA's so-called Arts District, the American Hotel is a low-rise walk-up above a pie shop & convenience store, and down the street from a couple of craft breweries. The Metro Gold line to Pasadena is six blocks away, and the Red line to Hollywood is about 11 blocks west. Overall, the neighbourhood has a neat, non-tourist vibe which I appreciated, with decent opportunity to explore on foot. As has been noted in other reviews, the hotel/neighbourhood are within close proximity to the north-east corner of LA's skid row tent cities & social services. I have to imagine that unless you're out seeking trouble, it's unlikely you'll encounter any, as was my experience. After-hours noise on the block through the early part of the week was never an issue for me, although I did have the A/C running at that time. The room itself is rather plain, as expected, but the mattress was firm-enough and the bed comfortable overall. The bathroom situation was actually quite good, and I never experienced a line-up or cleaning issue. One suggestion for management would be to include a robe & slippers to go to & from the bathrooms, because it's a bit of a challenge to walk down the hall, soap/shampoo/etc in-hand, while keeping your flimsy towel on! An easy/cheap fix that would go a long way to making the experience better. In terms of price, and with the way DTLA hotels & AirBnBs have increased over the years, I hope the American Hotel remains an option for me, because I would likely return.