The Los Angeles Athletic Club

The Los Angeles Athletic Club

8.711 reviews
Ranked #18 in Los Angeles hotels
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431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of Los Angeles, this hotel is close to Los Angeles Central Public Library and U.S. Bank Tower. Additional attractions include Staples Center.

Recreational amenities include

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an indoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Los Angeles property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Room service is available. A complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and a snack bar/deli. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2009.

There are 72 guestrooms at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads. They also offer bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer direct dial phones, iPod docking stations, and voice mail. 36 inch flat panel televisions have premium satellite channels. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, welcome amenities, and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Minimum Spring Break check in age: 18 years old
  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking: USD 12.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Free Breakfast
Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Menlo Park

Old fashioned traditional historical hotel. Service I nice but a little slow. I was missing n

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Menlo Park

Loved this hotel. This is a historic building right in the middle of downtown - Charlie Chaplin used to live here. The building itself feels like you are stepping back in time, with dark wood paneled walls and lounges. But the best part is the club itself - guests get access to 4 floors with a full sized lap pool, running track, gym and spa. I didn't get to talke full advantage, which was a shame, because it was nice. The rooms are large and comfortable, wifi is free and the breakfast was included. The location is also great - tons of good restaurants are In the area, and its a short walk to the metro station.

Recommended for:Business TravellersFamily TravellersHistory BuffsAdventure Travellers
Local from Los Angeles

One of the best experiences I ever had. Staff was friendly and even made great recommendations about local restaurants

Local from Los Angeles

I'm a member of Equinox but recently had an opportunity to check out the LA Athletic Club. It doesn't compare to Equinox honestly. But it is a good gym and is better than 24 Hour Fitness and LA Fitness. It's nice that they've opened it up and allow anyone to join.

Recommended for:Wellness
Local from Los Angeles


With LA Athletic Club designating 5 floors to those of us looking to get fit, I can say that it's sufficient. I like that the different floors offer different things:

5th: Men's Locker / Spa & Sport Shop

6th: Women's Locker Room / Spa & Sports Shop
Men's & Women's Skin Care
Swimming Pool
Basketball Court

7th: Running Track / Physical Therapy
Gym / Fitness Center (Cardio, Machines and Free Weights)

8th: Aerobics / Courts
Fresh 8 (Food & Relaxation Lounge)
Squash Office
Court Reservations

9th: Babysitting
Yoga Studio
Cycling Theater Room
Boxing Studio

The only things I'd ding them for is how close they put the machinese together and the fact that the women's locker room isn't updated like the mens. It's got this gross high school from the 80's feeling to it.

Recommended for:Wellness

In the midst of all the traffic, this athletic club is a great escape for those who want to squeeze a workout as part of your work day or while you're visiting. There are ample machines for cardio and strength workouts as well as free weights. Feel free to bring headphones to plug into the machines to watch a variety of channels. If you prefer to swim or play sports, such as basketball, then you have these options too.

I like that it's never crowded or stuffy given sufficient ventilation. Moreover, an endless supply of towels are provided during and after your workout in case you want to shower. The shower heads spray with power to help massage the body with fragrant shampoos, conditioners and body washes without drying our skin. A giant mirror with blow dryers at each station enables you to clean up with cotton swabs and puffs as well as wear make-up in case ou need to head out directly to an engagement. Finally, you can relax with lemon water and coffee in the lounge.

The staff is friendly. Moreover, the place is clean and brightly lit to help motivate you to exercise without feeling trapped in a cage like a gym rat. Parking can be tough on the street, but there are plenty of garages nearby priced at reasonable rates.

Local from Pasadena

A hidden gem downtown or anywhere, this outstanding hotel within the LAAC is open to all despite the "members only beyond this point" sign. Beyond the small non-descript lobby, it’s like stepping into “The Great Gatsby” with historic elegance plus all the modern amenities. Spacious luxurious rooms are filled with refined design features. If you want your own recumbant bike, just ask. From the furnishings to the artwork, there’s nothing generic here or trendy. Just classy.
The Olympic size swimming pool features beautiful tile work with a running track above, and a full-size basketball court next to it. Of course, there's a fitness room. The bar, game room and restaurant as well as the entire facility requires "business casual" attire so this is for grown-ups not flip-flops, t-shirt clad kids. Though the “members only” sign may be a bit off-putting, the hotel is open for business to all. I want to move in just like Charlie Chaplin did decades ago.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersBusiness Travellers
Local from Los Angeles

I had always heard about how nice the Athletic Club was. But originally it was open to members only. In fact at one point it was an upscale apartment building that Charlie Chapman called home. This year they are celebrating their 100th anniversary and are open to non members visiting Los Angeles.

Walking into the lobby today you feel the quiet and elegant presence of the place.The decor is beautiful, lots of wood and rich dark colors. There is a lot Brass and every small detail is perfection. There is a dress code, business casual.

The rooms are beautifully appointed with all of the perks you would expect in a place like this including, ipod stations and flat screen TV. The beds are dressed in very nice linens and pillows and look very inviting .

There are two very good restaurants on the premises as well as a ballroom and meeting rooms. There is also a very nice sports bar. Breakfast is served buffet style.

Patrons get free access to the athletic club which features work out stations, a swimming pool and indoor running track. There is also a skin care salon available.

There is a terrific lounge area up on the roof where you can have a drink and enjoy the excellent view of the Los Angeles skyline. Very well located in the middle of downtown L.A. I would recommend it to anyone that likes traditional quiet luxury.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersBusiness Travellers
Local from Los Angeles
First to Review

While I have been inside, I have never stayed here so I can't comment on the quality of the rooms. I give it a high rating because of its historical value. Established in 1880, the Los Angeles Athletic Club was the city's first private club. Its current home, completed in 1912, was designed in the Beaux Arts tradition. The location of its 100-foot swimming pool on the sixth floor rather than in the basement was unique for its time. Today, in addition to its club membership, the club operates as a hotel, available to the general public.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Local from Los Angeles
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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Snack bar/deli
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Health club
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 72
  • Number of floors - 12
  • Year Built 1912
The Los Angeles Athletic Club

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