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The L. A. Hotel Downtown Review: Formerly a Marriott, and before that a Sheraton, this massive high-rise complex is just across the street from the World Trade Center. As well, it's near numerous post-meeting entertainment venues, such as Dodger Stadium, the Music Center and Staples Center. The Laemmle's four-plex next door is one of the city's best-kept movie-theater secrets, as it features comfortable seats and is rarely crowded. Guest rooms in this gleaming building are spacious and comfortable, but lack élan. The hotel also offers a complete business center and a whopping 23 meeting rooms that provide 25,000 square feet of space.