Just completed a quick 1-night stay at this newer JW, as we were attending a concert at Staples Center that night. What a great hotel. Very convenient to Staples Center, the Nokia Theater, and the L.A. LIVE entertainment/dining complex in this revitalized part of downtown Los Angeles. We had an excellent dinner at the hotel's main restaurant, LA Market. (Chef Kerry Simon, Hell's Kitchen winner) Excellent service, and reasonable prices. We also took advantage of the MR Platinum Member offer of "buy one get one free" entrees. Our waiter ended up comping the most expensive entree, as well as our first round of drinks, as they arrived just after our appetizer. Valet parking is a bit steep ($40/night), but the service is quick and efficient. The valet waiting area is carpeted, with chairs and TVs while you wait for your car! We were also upgraded to a great room with a view.
Bottom line, I can't recommend this hotel enough, especially if you are attending a concert or sporting event at the Nokia or Staples Center.