The Rodeway Inn Convention Center is an older building around a mile from LA Live, the LA Convention Center, and the Staples Center. It was easy to walk downtown in the daytime and bus tours for tourism stopped in the hotel. Fast food restaurants were close by for convenience with nicer sit down restaurants closer to the downtown core.
Despite its older outwards appearance, our rooms were very clean and recently renovated with new furniture and beds. I stayed in a king bedroom which had a full desk available to work on. Wifi was free, although not the fastest. Staff was excellent and helped print out boarding passes or tickets to events when I needed them. The outdoor pool looked nice and clean, although the weather did not cooperate for our visit so I did not use it. Lastly, complimentary continental breakfasts were an unexpected touch, although the food really was limited. Still, the fresh oranges, bananas, cereal, and bagels got me by until lunchtime elsewhere.
At 1/2 to 1/3 the price of hotels only a mile away, I would recommend the Rodeway Inn and would stay there again in the future. You can't beat its value.More