Howard Johnson, Los Angeles
603 South New Hampshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
My motel was the Howard Johnson Los Angeles. While not particularly fashionable and somewhat fearsome looking on Google Maps, it was comparatively clean, seemingly safe, reasonably-priced, and perfectly located.
The motel had the benefit of being around the corner from an inexpensive Chinese place and there are numerous fast-food options to the east on Vermont. The Korean places in adjacent Koreatown tend to be pricey, and the one Korean barbecue I tried to visit would only take parties of two or more. That's my people.