This hotel is protested every morning by paid union protesters at 7am. The staff lies about it upon check in. I understand the hotels position, either they lie about it or they go out of business (which is unfair because they have done nothing wrong by declining to be part of the union). However, Le Meridien as a company needs to employ some sort of counter measures and comps.The hotel itself is great.
Great location in the heart of Little Tokyo. Rooms are clean and have a tasteful, minimalist aesthetic. It's a little older and you can see some wear and tear. The a/c is a little louder than I'd want but works well. There was no exhaust fan in my bathroom so keep the door open when you shower or your things will get damp. Bed is firm, pillows get quite flat and lumpy. There's room service, a gym, coin laundry, and a restaurant and cafe.
The customer service was excellent. The surrounding area was quiet and full of great authentic Japanese noodle restaurants. There's also a family mart just across the street for some cheap snacks and instant noodles. The room was great. I only didn't give it a full 5 stars because I wished the thermostat controlled the temperature better. It's warmer in the room than anywhere else, but not to the point of being uncomfortable. Overall, our stay was great and I have no major complaints.
Stayed here for one night.
Room is spacious and very quiet. Bed is comfortable and there is a Japanese style toilet.
There is a tiny fitness room with few machines but one of the treadmills is broken (there's only two treadmills).
Overall I would come back again as this is cheaper than the doubletree nearby.
P.S. You can park next door at Little Tokyo mall for 10 dollars a night.