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Address: 4225 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011-3000
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+1 323-231-0333

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Friends Birthday

pretty cool hotel , stayed here to celebrate our good friends birthday , close to everything , Bars are excellent

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2017
JR D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

pretty cool hotel , stayed here to celebrate our good friends birthday , close to everything , Bars are excellent

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have been in this hotel in the past but to be quite honest the place has never looked better the rooms look a lot nicer now and as well new tvs jajaja I spent all my day in my room!

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Thank anniehilts
Inglewood, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Every time I go to the Dunbar, I feel the great energy of musicians that passed through. It's hard to believe that I stand in the place where greats once mingled and created and convened and jammed. I'm so glad that someone saw the jewel in the dust, picked it up, and dusted it off. Julio H.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

I went to a reading of an original play entitled "The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel" produced by the Robey Theatre Company at the restored Dunbar Hotel on Central Ave. The play features historical characters including Paul Robeson, Joe Louis, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, W. E. B Dubois, newspaper editor Charlotta Bass as well a Jan Perry who was the councilwoman who... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Jefferson High Jazz band played yesterday in the lobby of the restored Dunbar Hotel during the 19th annual Central Ave. Jazz Festival. The hotel restoration included cleaning the 3 murals & maintaining the fountain in the lobby entrance, The interior of the entrance was however redesigned. The magnificient, glass & iron chandalier that hung in the entrance of the Dunbar... More 

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1 Thank lmmla91
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

In honor of the historical Dunbar Hotel built in 1928 , a street festival is held annually on 42nd and Central Ave in Los Angeles. This celebration is close to a Nawlins Mardi Gras celebration with a mixed crowd of young and old dressed in colorful attire, food vendors and dancing in the streets. The Dunbar Hotel is being renovated... More 

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3 Thank MsDeb60
Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2010

I remember living across the street from this building back in the 70's. ( 1046 E 42nd place ), obviously not knowing how great it was. I do remember sitting on the curb as a kid admiring all the trucks and equipment of the movie crews which blocked the street while filming scenes of 'Petey Wheatstraw' with XXX comedian Rudy... More 

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4 Thank sammie3369
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2007

The Dunbar Hotel was built in 1928 by John Alexander Somerville in order to afford African Americans with elegant accommodations during their stay in Los Angeles. It was named after African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. The hotel often hosted famous guests like Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and other jazz legends. Nowadays the Dunbar is an apartment building,... More 

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