THIS PLACE IS HELL. THEY BREAK THE LAW AND USE LAPD TO DO THIER DIRTY WORK! RUN OUT PAYING TENANTS.
TOO LOW TO RATE--lower than poor! besides the roaches, this hotel consists of the shadiest people on earth! one of the manager pestered my friend for weeks, to set up prostitutes to work in the room for him.
another clerk held her entry card and $200, (all the money she had) groped her, tried to shove his hand down her pants and told her he had the power to kick her out for paying late and demanded sexual acts! when she refused protested, he told her if she called the police, he'd tell them she was a crack addicted hooker who offered HIM sexual favors in lieu of rent, that she never gave him money; that she got mad bcos he refused.
when she told him she was not a hooker, he said he knew--but said the police would be inclined to believe him. she felt trapped and could very well see the police believing him; she had nor car, or friends nearby; by now, it was close to midnight, so she calmed and tried to reason with him--saying she was on her period, that she really wanted to have sex with him, but not like this by force--bcos he held her cash and key and essentially, HER hostage! he tried to rape her several times and she fought him off, then threatened that it was almost 28 days--that when that day came she'd have to ''service'' daily, or be kicked out.
indeed, by day 27, the manager told her she had to check out on day 28*. when that day came he got inordinately hostile and tried to force her out--when she said she was waiting for a ride, he told her to check out of her room and put her things by the swimming pool and refused to accept rent from her. he got really vicious when she said she thought it was unlawful to force guests to check out on day 28. next day, she had a friend show him the california statute about hotel tenancy, so he took her rent.
after that, they made it hell for her--refused to put her calls thru, called to harass her, shout obscenities at her for being late; leave the office whenever she approached to pay for her room (to force a default) she liked paying for 2-3 days at as time, but they'd only take payments for one day at a time--even after she was a tenant. finally on her 83rd day there, they turned of JUST HER internet, but told her it was the entire complex--causing her not to work, then refused to take her payment.
on her 86th day, the manager told her he would serve her 3 day notice in an hour, but instead called the police--who pushed their way in w/out probable cause--told them she'd only been there for 45 days--still made her a tenant--meaning, it was a civil matter.
they went thru her stuff without permission--opening drawers, unzipping bags, yelling at her, telling her nothing would keep her in that room--that she was getting out, or going to jail and that's exactly what happened. she was jailed--after staying there for 86 days and paying about $7,000 IN CASH!!! the police and the manager lied in court. i have never seen such misconduct in my life!!!
if you've had a bad experience with them, post it, and if any hotel's ever told you to check out on the 28th day post it online and report it to the dept of consumer affairs who don't do a thing. shady landlords and hotel managers are getting away with murder unchecked. make noise about it--they count on our silence--shrugging it off. that's why they keep doing it. let's stop them!
THIS IS WHY THEY WANT YOU TO CHECK OUT AND WHY YOU SHOULDN'T
*It is unlawful for the proprietor of a residential hotel to require a guest to move or to check out and re-register before the guest has lived there for 30 days, if the proprietor's purpose is to have the guest maintain transient occupancy status (and therefore not gain the legal rights of a tenant).8 A person who violates this law may be punished by a $500 civil penalty and may be required to pay the guest's attorney fees.