Los Angeles sure seems to be in the middle of a hotel boom. Trendy new properties are popping up in different areas of the city and room rates remain reasonable, compared to other major cities like New York or London. It’s possible to get a cool room at any of these three for around or under $250 per night.
Ace Hotel – Downtown L.A. Almost since the 1960s, downtown Los Angeles was a forgotten, somewhat neglected yet beautiful time capsule. Historic old buildings sitting half empty, many only occupied by ground floor retail. In the past ten years, the area has undergone a renaissance and after residential and retail development, we are now seeing hotels move in. My son lives down there and each time we visit him we see a new restaurant, bar or store. The newly opened Ace Hotel was developed in an old theater on Broadway, downtown L.A.’s main retail street and joins The Standard as a great funky hotel destination in what’s known as DTLA. Room rates from $219.
The Ace Hotel (929 Broadway, Downtown L.A.)
The Redbury – West Hollywood The Redbury has brought some sophistication to Hollywood and sits in the core of the nightlife scene in that area right at the legendary intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Cleo, the hotel’s restaurant is also becoming a hit with the Los Angeles foodie crowd and the hotel offers a lot of luxury and comfort with an ideal location. The Redbury features “flats” not rooms and they are spacious (at least 750 square feet) and feature a lot of amenities. The hotel’s association with Los Angeles nightclub operator SBE allows guests VIP access to the company’s popular venues. Room rates from $263.
The Redbury (1717 Vine Street, Hollywood)
The Line Hotel – Koreatown This new hotel is still in the middle of their soft opening, with a formal opening date coming in Spring 2014. It’s a renovated 1964 office building, on Wilshire Blvd. in the heart of Koreatown and has undergone a total transformation. Rooms are modernist in design with faux concrete walls and very contemporary furniture, but they come with all the cool gadgets and some great views of the Hollywood Hills. Foodies will be at home here at the hotel’s restaurant (not quite open yet), which will be run by Chef Roy Choi of the famous Kogi BBQ food truck. The hotel will even have it’s own magazine called Here, which will feature local culture. Rates from $215.
The Line Hotel (3515 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown)
(Room rates quoted above are based on searches on the hotels’ own websites for a stay 90 days in the future.)
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