I do not recommend staying at this unit. It is neglected and damaged.
The hosts seem to be well-intentioned and reasonable, but they do not run their business well.
From what I understand, units in the Entertainment District can be an overpriced crapshoot. They are all in towering high-rises with similar layouts.
Here is my tip for figuring out which units are in the best condition: do not rent one from a host who runs several units. These hosts do not have time to monitor them all, do not show any training in property management and fill these units with cheap materials to make profits -- an understandable but disappointing feeling if you are the guest.
This specific unit is not awful, but it should cost HALF the advertised price. I paid $127 per night.
The unit's damage: the bed broke when I laid down the first time; the window handle is gone, so the window is permanently open, which is not egregious but seems like something they should fix; the sliding doors of the bedroom are off their sliding tracks, so the doors do not be close; a lightbulb in the bathroom was out, and was not replaced after repeated notifications about it; the washer is spotty and requires very firmly pushing the window of it closed, to the point where you have to hit it shut; and WORST OF ALL THE CLEANLINESS: three towels and a bedsheet had yellow/brown stains.
The stained towels and bedsheet was appalling.
When I raised all of these issues within the first 7 hours of my stay, Sam blamed the previous guest for not speaking up. Deflecting blame on a previous guest is shameful and a bad business practice. Sam had Rakesh come by the next day to "fix" the bed. It was not fixed. It was still fragile and eventually broke again. They use cheap wood to shoddily hold up the mattress--and the wood, of course, broke. It wobbled, it waned and it cracked. As a result, half of the mattress sank nearly to the floor.
I can only speak to the bad conditions of this unit. Sam and Rakesh are respectful, and they may have units in better care. They were responsive when I reached out and they were generously accommodating when I had to make last-minute changes to my itinerary. However, indicative of the half-attention spread across several units they run, they did not reach out to me when I made my reservation or neared my arrival. I had to initiate all communication, repeatedly ask for directions and, of course, inform them of the multiple damages to the unit.
As a matter of good business, Sam should be open with guests about the neglect tot his unit. Or Sam should not post the unit until its been repaired.
My entire experience was not awful. It was unsatisfactory and overpriced. I did not get the experience or service for which I paid.