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1160 N Vermont AveLos Angeles, CA 90029
Imagine a place where you can be carefree and have a great time while doing work in a different place, this is the place where you can go for that …
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This place was definitely an experience I'll remember. If you're ever lucky enough to check this place out, you're in for a treat! When you first pull up to the Magic Castle, the valet greets you and you wait in line to enter. I went on a Saturday with my wife and our brothers and sisters. The place opened at 5PM and we got there a little after that. I would recommend getting there on time or even earlier as it did get busy even though they just opened up. When we finally got in, there was a lobby and a really small gift shop. We paid for admittance and then said the magic words "open sesame" to enter. Our dinner wasn't til 6PM so we got drinks at the bar. They had a lounge with some parlor magic tricks going on but it got full. That's why I would recommend going as early as you can to get the most out of this place. DINNER: Dinner was surprisingly better than what I expected after reading the reviews on here. We got the truffle fries for appetizers. It was okay. Not the greatest. I ordered a 14oz steak. I can't remember the name but it was pretty delicious. The dinner was pretty pricey, but since this was a rare occasion I guess it was worth it. We were celebrating my birthday as well so they offered champagne or a slice of cheesecake to me. I got the cheesecake and it was pretty good and a nice addition to the meal. The service was really good and the food was better than expected. Because we ate dinner here, we got a ticket to the 8:30PM magic show. Since it was a busy weekend, at least we were guaranteed a seat. After dinner, we walked around to go see some of the different areas and shows. Because it was so busy and packed, the wait times were really long and you needed to be in line way in advance before the show even started. This was the only thing I didn't like was the wait and being so crowded. I thought it was a more exclusive place but it didn't seem like it from the inside. We got to watch a few magic shows and up close magic tricks. The shows were really good and an experience I'll never forget. If you ever get the chance to be invited here, make sure to come and experience this for yourself!
My friend and I were staying at the Downtown LA Sheraton as part of a large group participating in the Inaugural LA Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon. We arrived at the hotel at about 1:30 pm, hoping for an early check-in, but more importantly hoping to arrange a late check-out the next day, as we were in the "back of the pack" and likely would not make it back before the 12 noon check-out. The first person we encountered at the front desk was polite and tried to help get us a 1pm checkout; however because our room was not ready yet, she could not make the change on the computer and suggested we come back at 3 and try again. The next person we encountered was, in a word, horrid. She explained, rather rudely, that all hotels have a standard 3pm check in and 12 pm check out. Um, really? And then she had the nerve to tell us "Well, your room isn't ready anyway, so you'll have to come back later." So it's OK for us to have our check-in delayed, but we couldn't check out late? Go figure. Furious but determined to make the best of our race weekend, my friend and I headed out to find a late lunch. Upon returning to the desk, we encountered yet another staff member at the desk - Gustave - and explained our situation again. At first he was concerned that there were no double rooms available - a pity because our accommodation arrangements had been made months in advance. At that point we were about to completely loose it, but Gustave saved the day. He made sure that we had the best accommodations available and granted our late checkout request, allowing us to completely enjoy our race day getaway. Our room was comfortable and clean, the beds slept well, and though short, we had a good overnight stay. I'd honestly have to say that while the hotel website boasts of a recent remodel, the room wasn't as nice as other hotels I've visited. However, because of the exemplary service we received, I had to throw in another star for good measure. Thank you Gustave for a wonderful stay!
I have been meaning to review The Lorenzo for almost a year now, but nothing has ever pushed me to until now. If you would like to here about the MILLIONS of awesome amenities offered at this hotel like "student housing" arrangement there are plenty of reviews beneath mine that detail them. However, I really want to write this review about something much more important to me living on my own for the first time...THE SECURITY HERE IS AWESOME!!! I do not want to make this a novel by going into details, but on a recent Game day-when there was tons of people all over the surrounding area of USC- a non resident followed me on to the property and essentially tried to assault me, then immediately ran off of the property. I notified security, even though I assumed nothing could be done since, he was not at the Lorenzo, and there were so many more people in the surrounding area. To my surprise, I got a call within 30 minutes saying they needed me to come make a positive ID. Officer Torres and the other guards acted right away, and ironically, I feel so much safer after this incident knowing how seriously security takes their jobs. Also, this was weeks ago, and Katrina, who hasn't seen me since, just came up to me to ask me how I was doing. Maintenance is amazing (how they turn the messiness from parties at 3AM on a Saturday, into squeaky cleanness on Sunday mornings is beyond me) and I can always count on Jerome (one of the shuttle drivers) to ask how a midterm went or to talk about the Lakers. Right now, the shuttles are pretty crowded, but I see them slowly adding more shuttles and they leave when full so I haven't been late because of it. Obviously this isn't some magical land where nothing can go wrong, but everyone I have dealt with here has been genuine with their attempts to make it one. I could not see myself living anywhere else in the are around USC and will definitely be renewing for the second time thanks to the awesome security!
I've been living at The Lorenzo for almost a month now and I have zero complaints. Weekends are noisy which is a no-brainer at student housing, but as far as the management goes I can honestly say that they have been nothing but hospitable and accommodating. Members of the staff are always out and about in case of any problems and they are prompt to consider and act upon their tenant's requests. For example, upon moving in I had a less- than- ideal situation roommate situation, after approaching the Housing Maintenance with my concerns, I was given multiple rooming options and settled into a new apartment within one hour. Not only is the management beyond warm and friendly, but you can also always count on the security or maid service to put a smile on your face upon walking into the building. The whole complex has been clean since the day I first walked in and I am very pleased with the amount of space in my apartment. Definitely recommend The Lorenzo. Special shoutout to Dijon from Housing Maintenance and Robert in the Leasing Office. Thank you!
I went to visit the lorenzo with my son who is moving in this fall. From the moment we went in we were greeted by security and leasing agent nelson. He was so cordial with us, answered all my annoying questions and gave us very honest helpful insight into his living experience in here. It was a very solid perspective. We are from Arizona so we are not very familiar with LA and nelson was very informative and very knowledgeable about the facility and the city. He helped me see how conveniently lorenzo was located in the city and how to get around town in the train. He even offered to show us how to buy a tap card; he just made me feel so much more comfortable about leaving my son here. My son will attend Los Angeles city college so it was nice taking the train with him and knowing how my son is gonna get to school was very important for me. He also familiarized us with the move in process and we are just excited for our son and know he is in good hands. Thank you Nelson!
I was stunned by the variety of facilities and infrastructures of this student housing when I visited my friend here. I can tell that the staff put a lot of effort to make sure that the place is comfortable and functional to their residents. The place is also guarded by many securities personnels and cameras. There are definitely a lot of people living here, so you will always be able to make friends, especially during regular events held on site (they have yoga classes every week too ). I also got to know the staff who work here, who are professional and genuine. They do work diligently to ensure that their residents are taken care of. The building itself is also conveniently located next to a metro station and is in vicinity of a selection of restaurants (mostly fast food). I do highly recommend living here if you want a comfortable living experience.
so i moved to L.A. and after trying a bunch of places i decided to take a chance on the Mayfair Hotel...and was I very happy that I did..the rooms are clean..the location is excellent..the staff is excellent...AND WOW THE PRICE IS VERY GOOD...I don't think you can beat this hotel for the price and location..hey this is L.A. ....does not matter where you live..it's a wild city...and the area around the hotel might look unsafe..BUT IS IS VERY SAFE...there is a nice laundry next door ...and you get to meet the locals there..as you do with the nice folks who sell fruit from their trucks parked on the street...all in all it will be fun staying at the Mayfair hotel...if you complain..about the place it is because you are too lazy to really check it out.. it's not the Hotel..it's YOU...!!!
My son is a USC graduate student. I have to say that the pictures of the Lorenzo on the website accurately reflect this beautiful complex. Security appears more than adequate; my wife and I felt comfortable leaving our son here and heading back to the East Coast. The shuttle service to USC is working out great, as is, very importantly, the Central Kitchen; our son is not terribly at home in the kitchen. I was worried about the noise factor given the size of this facility--our son's program is very demanding--but thus far there have been no issues whatsoever. Edgar Lopez was very helpful in the signing on process, easily available by email or phone to field my numerous questions. At this point, I suspect my son may be sad to have to leave at the end of his year.
I'm actually an independent contractor at The Lorenzo and I really love working with the staff here. The Property Manager Laura, and Events Manager Nick have gone above and beyond when it comes to helping take care of our professional relationship, always making sure to be fair and follow through. It's really nice and important to have management care for their employees and work hard to take care of them. I think this really trickles down and reflects upon the general care and overall experience of the whole company. On a side note, this residence is gorgeous and the perks you get are incredible! Perfect for students- I would have LOVED to live here when I was in college! It's everything that luxury apartment life in Southern California should be.
Love living here! I was in FIDM housing and it was probably the worst experience of my life. Fidm has you move every three months (per quarter), also every time they moved me into a new apartment, it would take them 2-3 days to send a cleaning crew. So after college finals, and moving everything into a new apartment, we had to spend hours cleaning out that apartment, (trash, hair balls, etc from that wasn't even our mess to clean up). My point is, for FIDM students this is a really good option! I recommend making an appointment and meeting with a leasing agent to discuss the type of person you are. They did a great job at pairing me with awesome roommates in a great location. My leasing agent was Dave, but I'm sure they're all wonderful! Good luck!