Thanks Tricia. Glad you enjoyed your stay. However I take great issue with you saying, "It's just not an area where I would recommend venturing out on foot." I rarely drive when I'm staying at the loft, aside from grocery shopping at Whole Foods/Ralphs or a Target run, because other wise I ALWAYS walk, just not south on San Pedro St. (the one exception being the Downtown Women's Center Cafe, literally the next building south of mine on San Pedro) because that IS toward skid row, as I mention in my area guide and also was mentioned in a prior guest review. When going to Little Tokyo, or over to the Arts District, or the Historic core, walking is the norm and that's why I and my guests prefer being downtown. Walk north on San Pedro, then east (towards the Arts District) or west (Historic Core, Bunker Hill, etc). on 3rd street, or continue to 2nd and 1st to Little Tokyo. Venturing out on foot is the reason I bought the place. That's not just my opinion, but also ALL previous guests. The homelessness problem in Los Angeles is tragic, unprecedented, and nearly unavoidable. However, you may enjoy a less urban neighborhood for your future visits to L.A. It's the second largest city in the country and there are plenty of other less populated parts where you can walk for miles and not see a soul, all within city limits.