The AES 141st Convention hotels are all very convenient to public transit. They are located near three Metro stations: the Pico Station (nearest to the LA Convention Center, served by the Blue and Expo Lines), the 7th/Metro Center Station (seven blocks from the LA Convention Center, served by the Blue and Expo Lines as well as the Red/Purple Lines), and the Pershing Square Station (served by the Red/Purple Lines).
The JW Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, and Luxe City Center Hotels: Metro Blue + Expo Lines to Pico Station
Four convention hotels are close to the Pico Station of the Blue and Expo Lines:
- JW Marriott Hotel — 900 West Olympic Boulevard
- Courtyard by Marriott — 901 West Olympic Boulevard
- Residence Inn — 901 West Olympic Boulevard
- Luxe City Center Hotel — 1020 South Figueroa Street
Walk toward the downtown skyline to exit the station platform going toward 12th Street. (See map above.) Turn left on 12th Street and walk northwest to Figueroa Street, then turn right (northeast).
The entrance of the Luxe Hotel is on Figueroa Street.
The lobby of the JW Marriott can be entered from Olympic Blvd. or the LA Live Microsoft Plaza.
The Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn coexist in the building on Olympic Blvd. across the street from the JW Marriott. The entrances are on Francisco St.
The Sheraton Grand, O, Westin Bonaventure Hotels and the Los Angeles Athletic Club: Metro Blue + Expo Lines and Red/Purple Lines to 7th/Metro Center Station
Four convention hotels are close to the 7th/Metro Center Station of the Blue and Expo Lines and the Red/Purple Lines:
- Sheraton Grand — 711 South Hope Street
- The O Hotel — 819 South Flower Street
- Westin Bonaventure — 404 South Figueroa Street
- Los Angeles Athletic Club — 431 West 7th Street
For the Sheraton Grand, use the Hope Street exit, accessed from Platform 1 of the station. Most Blue and Expo Line trains arrive at Platform 1; there is a crossover between Platforms 1 and 2 at one end of the platforms. Red/Purple Line riders need to go up one level to reach Platform 1.
The Sheraton Grand, 711 South Hope Street, is immediately across from the Hope Street exit from the 7th/Metro Center Station. It is on the corner of 7th and Hope Streets — you will see it to your right as you exit the station. The shopping mall surrounding the hotel is under construction, but the hotel is open.
For The O Hotel, 819 South Flower Street, use the Flower Street exit from the 7th/Metro Center Station.
Walk southwest on Flower Street. The O Hotel is 1½ blocks on your right.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, is three blocks northwest of the 7th/Metro Center Station. Use the Flower Street exit and turn right on Flower. You will pass Maguire Gardens and the Los Angeles Central Library on your right.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, is two blocks from the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Use the Hope Street exit and continue on 7th Street in the same direction.
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel: Metro Red/Purple Lines to Pershing Square Station
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., is one block from the Pershing Square Station on the Red/Purple Line, as shown on the map above. Use the 5th Street exit from the station, cross Hill Street (behind you as you exit) and walk along the northwest side of Pershing Square.
The main hotel entrance is 1/2 block past Olive Street, through the archway next to the exit driveway for cars and taxis. This entrance is also accessible from Grand Avenue, next to the driveway entry.
The lower lobby entrance is on Olive Street between 5th and 6th Streets. The elevators to the upper lobby and the checkin desk are in the alcove between the two staircases at the far end of the lower lobby. The lower lobby entrance is closed after 10 pm.
Metro Elevator Access
The entire LA Metro system is fully accessible by disabled riders (ADA compliant). All elevated and underground stations have elevators in addition to escalators and stairs. Directions to the elevators are clearly marked within the stations, but elevators are not always close to the main platform exits.
There are two elevators at the 7th/Metro Center Station:
An elevator entrance/exit is on the east side of Flower Street, just north of 7th Street.
Another elevator is on 7th Street between Figueroa and Flower Streets.
The area near the 7th/Metro Center Station has a good variety of restaurants and shops. See our 7th/Metro Center Attractions page for information.
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