Stay on Main Hotel
Also known as The Cecil Hotel, this budget-friendly inn's 700 rooms are spread out over 15 floors. It was built in 1924 and has garnered quite the macabre reputation. Opened within a few years of the Great Depression, the once luxurious hotel was the scene of suicides and murders. Within the grips of the country's financial meltdown, The Cecil went into rapid decline. Among its more ghastly associations are serial killers Jack Unterweger and Richard Ramirez, at least 13 suicides, 16 murders, and a spate of other violent or disturbing events. The latest unsolved mystery is that of Elisa Lam whose body was found in the hotel's rooftop water cistern in 2013. A video recording of her odd behavior in the elevator shortly before her death went viral. Stay on Main is a spooky experience in the midst of DTLA, within walking distance of landmarks such as Chinatown and the Fashion District.