Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Athletic Club

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This hotel dates back to 1880, and stars like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford stayed here
  • Includes access to four floors of athletic facilities with Olympic pool, basketball courts, fitness classes and personal trainers
  • In the heart of downtown just steps to the metro, Pershing Square and bustling bars and restaurants
  • Free perks include Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet 

"Every bit the bastion of gentility" -- Los Angeles Times

Map & Directions

The Los Angeles Athletic Club is approximately a 30- to 40-minute drive from LAX. Cab fare is about $65-$75 one-way. To save money, you can take the LAX FlyAway ($8 one way) from LAX Terminal 1 to Union Station, then take the Red or Purple line from Union Station to 7th Street/Metro Station, which is three blocks from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in a private athletic club dating back to 1880, the elegant Los Angeles Athletic Club takes guests back to an era when stars like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford graced the halls. 

“Think of it as stepping into a work of film noir, and you’ll be right at home,” says Frommer’s; rooms are cozy and inviting, decorated in rich, dark hues and custom furniture.

The location is on-point for those looking to be in the midst of the downtown bustle – it’s steps from buzzing restaurants and bars, the 7th Street/Metro Center rail station and Pershing Square, and just a 20-minute walk to the Staples Center/L.A. Live and Convention Center.

Free perks include Wi-Fi and a full American breakfast buffet, but the pièce de résistance is the Olive Club membership extended to all hotel guests, allowing access to private club amenities. Get free rein of all 88,000 square feet of the four-floor athletic club, which features an Olympic lap pool, fitness classes, personal training and basketball, squash and volleyball courts.

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From the press:
  • "The hotel’s graceful stone and woodwork are legacies of its 1912 architecture, and the building oozes history... but the best perk is free rein in L.A.’s most extensive athletic facility, including its classes and personal trainers" -- Frommer's
  • "Seventh Street is home to some of downtown's top restaurants" -- Los Angeles Times



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 1pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in the Deluxe King rooms only; $25 + tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The Los Angeles Athletic Club is a historic private club. When staying in the boutique hotel, you will receive exclusive Olive Club Membership, which allows you to enjoy privileges throughout the 12 floors.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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