Fort Self Storage

1651 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
112 reviews
We are experiencing high demand and can’t guarantee availability tomorrow. Reserve today with free cancellations.
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$185.00 - $605.00
Available Units: Show All
5' x 12' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 2, Interior

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $185.00

per month
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7' x 10' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 2, Interior

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $195.00

per month
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10' x 10' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 1, Interior

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $280.00

per month
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10' x 15' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 2, Interior

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $325.00

per month
No CC Required
10' x 23' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 1, Drive up, Outdoor access

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $510.00

per month
No CC Required
10' x 25' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 1, Drive up, Outdoor access

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $555.00

per month
No CC Required
10' x 28' Unit

Roll up door, Floor 1, Drive up, Outdoor access

15% OFF 3 Months

Due to limited availability, this unit group cannot be booked this far out. Select a closer move-in date to book this unit. $605.00

per month
No CC Required
Best Facility near USC on 10 FREEWAY

Our facilities prioritize a clean, safe, and secure storage experience that matches the highest level of customer experience. Our security features range from video surveillance technology to key code-only access gates and managers living on-site. Our site staff are friendly and would love to help you find the perfect sized unit for your belongings. Give us a call today and come to the site for a tour at your earliest convenience!
*Professionally Managed by Trojan Storage
  • Elevator available
  • Fenced and lighted
  • Video cameras on site
  • Vehicle requires insurance
  • Electronic gate access
  • Vehicle requires title
  • Handcarts available
  • Moving supplies for sale
  • Manager lives on-site
  • Spanish speakers on staff
  • Email billing available
  • Rent due on 1st of each month
  • Auto-pay available
  • Vehicle must be running
  • Vehicle requires registration
  • Title must match renter
  • Insurance required
  • Insurance available
  • Homeowners/renters insurance accepted
  • Cash accepted
  • Checks accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover)
  • 10% military discount (active-duty, veterans)
  • 5% senior discount
4.5 out of 5 stars - based on 112 reviews
Customer Reviews
Alaijsha May 30, 2021

Great customer service.

The customer service and attention to detail is unparalleled. Thank you so much.

Recommended: Yes

Devin Tustin Mar 17, 2021

Great Experience! Professional Staff!

Great Experience. Professional staff. Secure and clean facility. Great communication and modern electronic communications to keep you updated.

Recommended: Yes

Stuart Cohen Jul 30, 2020

Location 👍. Service 👍.

It’s right off the freeway. It’s well secured. The staff was informative and helpful.

Recommended: Yes

John Oct 14, 2019

Professional and Secure

Nice facility. Convenient payment options.

Recommended: Yes

GM Acoustic Design Aug 25, 2019

Excellent price, convenient and fast service

The turnaround process took us an hour and we had our storage space! Super easy, convenient, and fair price wise.

Recommended: Yes

Matthew Jul 10, 2019

Clean, safe storage under the 10 Freeway.

Clean, safe storage facility under the 10 freeway. Stronger security than other local options.

Recommended: Yes

Kellye Jul 03, 2019


The girl was nice and very professional. She showed me different sizes and got me the best price

Recommended: Yes

Evelyn Jun 02, 2019

Great service.

Will recommend to other. Great service, clean and good deals.

Recommended: Yes

Shenali Apr 11, 2019

It was convenient and is perfectly located closer to the freeway.

It was convenient and is perfectly located close to the freeway.

Recommended: Yes

Frankie Feb 09, 2019

Friendly and clean

Clean, friendly staff and a super easy move in

Recommended: Yes

Mia Jan 24, 2019

Would definitely recommend

Great service and convenience

Recommended: Yes

Rocky Jan 07, 2019

I would definitely recommend Fort Storage for others

The manager Tina was very professional and explained the processes and payment info great. Our move in and check in was smooth and fast. We got a ground level storage unit for a very competitive rate.

Recommended: Yes

Kal Nov 20, 2018

Good Service

Staff is very attentive. Place is priced well and it is very clean and secure. So far so good.

Recommended: Yes

Edmund Jul 23, 2018

Very friendly and professional!!...😀

Thank You For Storage it was very clean and security was very good

Recommended: Yes

Joi May 01, 2018

Exceeded Expectations

The staff was really nice. I was impressed with the service and the facility.

Recommended: Yes

Chrisanta Apr 16, 2018

Greart price, great location.

Trina the site manager is amazing. She made moving into my storage unit a breeze!

Recommended: Yes

Levi Asuncion Mar 24, 2018

Safe and fast service

Very convenient location to Downtown LA. Ample parking woth close proximity to the freeway.

Recommended: Yes

Kyu Mar 20, 2018

large storage easy to use and friendly staffs

large storage easy to use and friendly staffs

Recommended: Yes

Shane Sep 26, 2017

Quick process!

Was in and out quickly and got a great deal!

Recommended: Yes

Tom Sep 03, 2017

Customer service was friendly, price was exceptional.

My experience with Fort Storage was very smooth and efficient. My storage unit was very affordable and spacious.

Recommended: Yes

Josslin Aug 21, 2017

Quick clean and efficient

It's my first time renting a storage unit. Kevin was super friendly, super awesome, and super nice. It's was a smooth quick transaction. Thanks again!

Recommended: Yes

Genesis Jun 12, 2017

Fast, easy, & reliable !

Was one of the only facilities open on a Sunday with competitive prices and great customer service. Will definitely recommend this place to friends !

Recommended: Yes

lap chun Jun 02, 2017

Everything is fairly good. Customer service can be improved tho

I think everything is neat. The manager did clearly show you the pricing, he makes sure you understand how much you are paying. That's mean no hidden charge.

Recommended: Yes

Carrie May 29, 2017

Helpful and efficient office staff. We were moved in quickly.

The facility is very secure. The staff in the office ate very helpful and knowledgeable. Please be aware they will force you to buy a lock to matter what you do.

Recommended: Yes

June Apr 06, 2017

Wonderful Service

I was really pleased with my experience here! Not only is the staff incredibly honest, kind and helpful but the prices would be hard to beat! The facility is also clean and made me feel really safe about leaving my stuff there. I highly recommend this place!

Recommended: Yes

Ilona Apr 02, 2017

Amazing Service

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Recommended: Yes

Paloma Mar 02, 2017

Efficient, secure, and swift service!

I was in a real bind. Less than 24hrs. I had in order to move, and the stress of looking for a storage company with a reasonable price and distance was what you don't want at such a short frame of time. Thanks to fort storage, I feel a lot better that the convenience of my belongings are held at a location literally right off a freeway exit, and with good service from the front desk on down!

Recommended: Yes

Heather Feb 16, 2017


Very friendly, clean, efficient, clear communication.

Recommended: Yes

Patrick Jan 25, 2017

Friendly and Helpful

These guys made something that's a hassle really simple and easy. Trina, the manager was great and I'd recommend this place to anyone. I know my stuff is safe with them

Recommended: Yes

Patrick Jan 16, 2017

Almost Perfect

Trina the onsite manager was very helpful. Made sure I was informed and helped me through the process. As I expected, there were a few hidden fees and catches that drove the price up more than expected. Got a free month with AAA membership but I moved in the 14th so it only gave me half a month free. Also needed to purchase insurance through a 3rd party. The place was pretty clean, secure, and not too creepy

Recommended: Yes

Juan Jan 08, 2017

Nice place

Everything is ok i like the security

Recommended: Yes

Mackenzey Nov 01, 2016

The manager is wonderful.

The staff was extremely helpful and made me confident that my belongings would be well looked after.

Recommended: Yes

Anne Sep 29, 2016

Affordable storage

Storage is decent. Clean and well maintained, but only flaw is it's hot hot hot inside unit.

Recommended: Yes

Gabe Aug 04, 2016

A Good Surprise

Recommended: Yes

Sam Aug 02, 2016

Professional service and overall clean facility

Bad part of town but good customer service.

Recommended: Yes

Carmen Jul 17, 2016

First time. But overall great.

Customer service was excellent very helpful. We even showed pics of our pets just laughing made me feel ok. Offered water for us as well thanks.

Recommended: Yes

Amanda Jul 01, 2016


Trina was amazing! so professional and quick.

Recommended: Yes

Chris Jun 06, 2016

Great service

Really quick even showed me where locker is

Recommended: Yes

Albert Jun 05, 2016

Great service, fair pricing!

Whole staff was awesome! Very knowledgeable, very considerate. They walked my wife and I thru the whole process, showed us options and made everything clear and understandable.

Recommended: Yes

Stephen May 20, 2016

Clean, secure space with exceptional customer service.

Manager Trina was incredibly kind and helpful. Zero feeling of coercion or deception around costs you sometimes get at a storage space. Place is clean and secure. Accessible hours are 7am-7pm, sometimes I wish I could get there earlier or later but not a big deal really.

Recommended: Yes

Andrew Apr 20, 2016

Recommended: Yes

William Thomas (TOM) Apr 18, 2016

Extremely positive. Managers and employees are top notch

Recommended: Yes

Tanner Apr 03, 2016

Great but be out by 7pm or You WIll Get LOCKED Inside!

The customer service was great but when it came to my moving in I left after 7 pm and was locked inside the facility for nearly an hour! Just what I want to do after I move in.

Recommended: Yes

Diana Mar 30, 2016

Fast & friendly service checking in.

I have no complaints. Very fast & friendly service and affordable prices.

Recommended: Yes

Christopher Mar 24, 2016

I feel that the service was great and the introductory price (for the first 6 months) was fair. But just like switching balances to new introductory 0 rate interest interest cards, I will be looking for an alternative before the rate jumps dramaticly.

Recommended: Yes

Christopher Mar 20, 2016

Very professional and courtious

Thanks for your assistance and caring helpfulness

Recommended: Yes

Constancia Mar 02, 2016

Recommended: No

Marco Mar 01, 2016

Overall great storage facility !

I have had an excellent experience so far with this facility. The hours are good, security system here seems good and the staff is friendly. The only cons to this place are the penalties for staying after the designated times and the tight spaces between the buildings.

Recommended: Yes

Annie Feb 15, 2016

Love it

It help in so mine way thank to you guys

Recommended: Yes

Stephane Feb 10, 2016


Great location easy access a very cool people !!!

Recommended: Yes

Sierra Jan 23, 2016

Was a happy surprise

Manager trina lived up to the reviews. Best one I have met as far as being helpful, personable, and genuine.

Recommended: Yes

john Jan 11, 2016

Maximum storage at a budget price minutes from Hollywood

So far we love FORT. We looked everywhere for a 10x10 locker, and everywhere in Hollywood proper was cost prohibitive. FORT is only 15 minutes from Hollywood, and the cost was less than half of what we were expected to pay closer to home. To save almost $200/mo. is definitely worth the short drive. The guys at the front desk were super friendly and helpful, and the storage unit was clean and seems safe. It's a keypad entry to both enter and exit the storage area.

Recommended: Yes

John Dec 31, 2015

It is ok...

It is OK and close to my apartmeng

Recommended: No

Farrah Dec 19, 2015

The people I've interacted with have been great - very friendly and helpful. They made excellent suggestions based on my situation so that I got the best deal for my needs. The facility is very clean and I'm confident in it's security.

Recommended: Yes

Joaquin Martinez Dec 05, 2015

Superbexcellent customer service & great price too

Manager Trina from 1651 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Outstanding customer service. Deserves a raised in her salary and promotion

Recommended: Yes

juliette Sep 12, 2015

Good experience

Recommended: Yes

Nick Sep 03, 2015

Great Management

Very helpful and courteous staff at this location. The manager offered me a lock with my unit because they are keyed for CalTrans and I couldn't use my own lock. She also offered us water during out move-in. Negatives are, difficult to manoeuver big vehicles in the loading area and accessing the second floor storage is very difficult with big items.

Recommended: Yes

Ryan Aug 19, 2015

Staff is very friendly. Wish the access hours were broader. 7 pm is early.

Recommended: Yes

Stephen Aug 03, 2015


This place was very friendly and accommodating!

Recommended: Yes

Tessa Jul 29, 2015

Friendly and affordable!

I've only had a few storage spots in my life, but unlike other storage facilities, I almost always see a manager walking around cleaning or checking on things. It makes it feel more secure knowing that someone is around keeping an eye out. The staff is also really friendly and helpful. When I was looking for this spot I called all over town and found with their year long discount they had the best price by far! I'm really happy with my choice and would recommend it to anyone, especially someone looking for a spot downtown.

Recommended: Yes

Raul Jul 28, 2015

Great place to store your belongings

The staff is very friendly. It's also located conveniently next to the freeway.

Recommended: Yes

Jim Jul 24, 2015

convenient, clean and friendly plus no homeless issue!

the girl who runs the place is on top of her game, she knows her you know what. love her spirit and energy! place is clean, near my work, the hours are great and price is very fair for what i am getting.

Recommended: Yes

Aaron Jul 05, 2015

The Manager Trina was probably the best Customer Service I had ever gotten, she was so helpful and was very kind.

Recommended: Yes

Jessica Jun 29, 2015

Great storage place

Clean, secure and affordable. The staff was so incredibly friendly and helpful. It was a delightful experience.

Recommended: Yes

Jay Jun 25, 2015

This place is the BEST!!! Save time & money... 5 STAR staff..

The manager, Trina was super nice and incredibly helpful.. She stayed to help me even after they were closed and offered me bottle water.. Awesome customer service!!! Their price is the lowest in the area and no hidden extra charges.. I also received AAA membership discount.. I talked to other renter and they are extremely happy with this place...

Recommended: Yes

C. Jun 20, 2015

It Works

Manager, Trina, was helpful Location is convenient Space for larger moving vehicles, not so much, but is doable

Recommended: Yes

Christina Harrison Jun 16, 2015


Simple check in process, & very helpful - thanks!

Recommended: Yes

Mohammed Jun 15, 2015

Great Place

Very good place and would highly recommend it. The place was very clean and secured.

Recommended: Yes

DanAnh Jun 15, 2015

Straight-Forward & Quick

Service was well-provided, documentation immediately served and staff accommodating with both information, detail, and instruction for placement of vehicles, safety precautions, etc. Hallways managed, other than an accidental small debris within the elevator, the overall site was easy to maneuver. The usual mindfulness of your bearings would be suggested anywhere (as in unloading, small cart size for trim hallways- watch for the off-degree entering the lift) and they will sell you the disc lock which is required specifically from Fort.

Recommended: Yes

Leo Jun 07, 2015

Affordable and conveniently located next to the 10 fwy

Centrally located storage facility, just south of downtown. Very happy with my experience so far. Facility is gated and units are alarmed. I would definitely recommend this facility.

Recommended: Yes

Ezra May 29, 2015

Convenient and secure

I'm very pleased with Fort Self Storage so far. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the facilities are simple and secure.

Recommended: Yes

Richard May 25, 2015

Great security, customer service excellent, for the price it's a quality storage experience.

Very friendly manager, helpful and informed about the property. Fort had what I needed, although being closed on holidays was kind of odd. As with anything, visit in person before committing to make sure it will make the move as easy as possible. Convenience is above average, not great; but service and cleanliness, as well as proper security make up for any difficulty.

Recommended: Yes

Josie May 21, 2015

Friendly Service, Great Facilities

The staff is really friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The facility is clean and secure! I feel comfortable leaving all my belongings there, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Recommended: Yes

Audrey May 14, 2015

Small Price for Great Service

Tina, the manager, was absolutely amazing and helpful. The storage facility and property was extremely clean and easy to understand!!

Recommended: Yes

Henry May 13, 2015

Fast, and efficient

Front desk was very friendly and helpful. Great move-in experience.

Recommended: Yes

Christopher May 04, 2015

Great by not what I asked for

I scheduled a drive up space but they gave me something that you can not drive up to but is outdoors. That was pretty dissapointing and made my move more difficult. On a positive note the manager is super nice and made the process easy..

Recommended: Yes

Andrew Apr 07, 2015

great service

Staff was courteous and able to answer all questions. I went through the move-in process in less than an hour!

Recommended: Yes

Hasan Apr 05, 2015

Lies and unprofessional.

I made a reservation online and had a phone call of the manager to check it with me. When I arrived and they showed me the space. It was way too small. The manager told me that it would be enough for the little things I have. But ok. They offered me a bigger space. The two guys were throwing prices at me over hundreds of dollars. When I told them that online it was much cheaper they had no idea what I was talking about. Also my AAA discount they had no idea from. This all happened the day before I was traveling. So I had to find another place in less than half a day. I was so stressed out by the way they helped me and the way they were not aware of the real prices. Big disaster.

Recommended: No

Alan Feb 07, 2015

Great facility, convenient to 10 Freeway. Very helpful and attentive staff.

Recommended: Yes

Sergio Feb 04, 2015

Great location! Functional !

Quick Paper Work, very functional, great customer service.

Recommended: Yes

Marc B. Jan 30, 2015

Great Storage

Great staff, extremely friendly and very eager to help. Very clean and organized. Centrally located

Recommended: Yes

Spencer Dec 26, 2014

Friendly people jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj.

Recommended: Yes

seung bae lee Dec 20, 2014

Excellent customer service!!

"Excellent customer service, very knowledgeable regarding the property." The staff helped me through the process so quickly and was super friendly. I reserved it online and it was ready for me as soon as I got there! Very pleased with my experience!" I highly recommend.

Recommended: Yes

josh Dec 05, 2014

Great experience, helpful and courteous staff. Good security getting in .. Double doors and sturdiness seem a little flimsy but feel okay about it.. NOT Fort Knox by any means though..

Recommended: Yes

Beverly Calhoun Dec 04, 2014

I really like my storage area

I would recommend this place to my friends

Recommended: Yes

Adam Nov 15, 2014

All in all this place is a good value. The staff was really accommodating allowing me to upgrade to a larger size when my stuff didn't quite fit in the original unit.

Recommended: Yes

Juan Oct 06, 2014

It's great! The two women in the office are friendly and nice!

Recommended: Yes

Oren Tuvia Sep 06, 2014

If you need a storage near downtown LA this is the place.

Everything seems great so far. Only downfall for me would be the hours.

Recommended: Yes

Mashal Sep 03, 2014


The best storage experience. Extremely professional, efficient and curteous

Recommended: Yes

Jennifer Scott Aug 26, 2014

Excellent service.

This storage facility customer service is courteous and helpful. I highly recommend.

Recommended: Yes

Erik Aug 06, 2014

Crazy friendly people. Seems like there aren't a lot of carts.

Recommended: Yes

John Aug 05, 2014

They should have stated that it shouldnt be used with a u-haul trailer. I had to back out of the facility with the trailer and onto a four lane street.

Recommended: No

Christoph Jul 08, 2014

Recommended: Yes

Dawn Jul 07, 2014

Moving College Student from LA to San Fran for summer only

I found the Fort Self Storage online while I was driving to LA. My daughter attended college in LA and had to move to San Fran for a summer internship. She will be back in the fall to finish and we needed a safe, secure, clean storage facility and we found it! The staff was amazing (the manager really took time and helped us out), the paperwork was hassle free, the price was terrific, the location felt very secure and safe and the overall experience was great. I would recommend this facility to anyone in the LA area that needs a storage facility. 5 Stars from me!! :)

Recommended: Yes

Carla Jul 06, 2014

Amazing customer service!

I am impressed with Sandra and the Fort's staffs communication throughout my move from beginning to end. It was a seamless transition for me and I am very thankful

Recommended: Yes

Michele Jul 05, 2014

I absolutely love this facility. Overall: outstanding

Recommended: Yes

Natalie May 21, 2014

Friendly staff and clean facility.

Recommended: Yes

Lorraine Lopez May 20, 2014

Extremely good value, great service and clean facility, feels very safe and secure.

Made my reservation online, received a call from Trina shortly after, confirming and explaining, once I got to the office it was just filling out the paperwork. Great customer service, easy access, very, very clean and extremly easy. Loved the free month special and the 15% discount for a year. Awesome deal, best pricing within a 20 mile radius. I would definately recommend Fort Storage to anyone within LA or Hollywood area to go here first!

Recommended: Yes

Henry May 18, 2014

Very easy move in with a helpful and wonderful staff

Recommended: Yes

Alejandro L. Corona May 04, 2014

Smooth transaction

Excellent customer service, prompt and efficient. Great attitude.

Recommended: Yes

Lindsey Jan 09, 2014

nice helpful staff and got a free month of storage facilities are easy to get in and out of and very clean and good value

Recommended: Yes

Gerardo Jan 07, 2014

It was real clean and customer service help a lot

Recommended: Yes

Ferriss Nov 16, 2013

Good overall experience.

Recommended: Yes

DB Aug 24, 2013

Great facility, easy access, nice staff

The facility, esp the new building, is really sharp. There are only two floors so not too much time is spent climbing stairs or on elevators. Staff stuck to deal made online, decent pricing. I wish they let you move out halfway through the month w/ a discount.

Recommended: Yes

Kwang Aug 08, 2013

Recommended: No

Antonio Aug 03, 2013

This experience went very smoothley

Recommended: Yes

Detreyus Jul 17, 2013

Great Facility

I was helped by Sandra and Alexis very professional and helpful units are clean and I was in and out with no problem I highly recommend this storage to anyone in need.

Recommended: Yes

Gyeng Jul 16, 2013

very easy enterance and elevator but the lock is somewhat feeling unsafe and not enough to secure. Anyway almost satisfied.

Recommended: Yes

Alex B. Jul 07, 2013

I haven't moved in 9 years, and so hadn't had to deal with storing my stuff in a long time. It's been stressful and time-consuming, and the people at Fort Storage were a welcome buffer against it all. It was a great customer service experience, and I'm really grateful for it.

Recommended: Yes

Danielle Jul 02, 2013

Recommended: Yes

Rebecca Jun 25, 2013

Recommended: Yes

Tammy May 22, 2013

Great customer service!

Sandra is the BEST!!!! She helped me find the right size I needed & was great to work with

Recommended: Yes