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Whitewaller Los Angeles 2020: Where to Stay

Traveling to Los Angeles and not sure where to stay? Whitewaller has you covered with this list of top accommodations throughout the city.

The West Hollywood EDITION
Marking the tenth EDITION property and the brand’s first on the West Coast, The West Hollywood EDITION captures the stimulating energy of Sunset Boulevard for the modern age. With a holistic approach and a focus on inner health, the hotel features 140 glamorous guest rooms, 48 suites, two penthouses, 20 luxury residences, a signature restaurant, a lobby lounge, a basement club, a rooftop pool, and a stunning six-treatment room spa. On the ground floor, visitors are welcomed to a 375-square-foot retail space filled with curated health and wellness goods, featuring brands like Allswell, Fiele Fragrances, Odacité, Osea, and The Lost Explorer—all inspired by the California coast. And down just a short flight of stairs is the spa, welcoming guests to a co-ed relaxation lounge outfitted in a neutral palette of Siberian larch wood and Venetian plaster.

Courtesy of Palihouse Santa Monica.

Whitewaller recommends: Booking the EDITION Custom facial at The Spa.

Petit Ermitage Sunset Strip
Inspired by the bohemian lifestyle, Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood offers guests an intimate sanctuary from the bustling city. The 80-suite boutique hotel shines with in-suite fireplaces, a private art collection, and a private rooftop—complemented by a heated saltwater pool, cabanas, an outdoor sunken fireplace, and a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary.

Courtesy of NeueHouse Bradbury.

Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the private art collection.

The Beverly Hills Hotel Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel, a member of Dorchester Collection, opened in 1912. Ever since then, it has evoked an ambiance of a relaxed resort with lush gardens, a palm-lined pool, beautiful guest rooms, and The Pink Palace. Just steps away from Rodeo Drive and about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the hotel welcomes socialites and vacationers to Hollywood glamour galore.

Whitewaller recommends: Staying in one of the 23 bungalows.

Four Seasons Los Angeles Beverly Hills
This iconic five-star hotel pays homage to Hollywood and recently underwent a complete interior redesign. In addition to its 285 rooms and suites that reflect the elegance and charm of the city’s glamour, the hotel also offers the Doheny Suite Experience, planeside pickup, Jeff Leatham floral arrangements, and more.

Photo by Daniella Midenge
Courtesy of Petit Ermitage.

Whitewaller recommends: Trying the JetSet Refresh facial.

The Standard Hollywood
A true original since day one, The Standard, Hollywood is located in the heart of West Hollywood on the legendary Sunset Strip. With a blue AstroTurf pool deck and a floor-to-ceiling shagged lobby, the hotel abounds with curious, unexpected touches at every turn (like The Box). The laid-back public spaces include restaurant Croft Alley, the beloved top-top-secret nightclub Mmhmmm, and the desert backdrop Cactus Lounge.

Courtesy of Sunset Tower Hotel.

Whitewaller recommends: Booking a Pool View room.

The Standard Downtown
Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil in 1956, The Standard, Downtown LA is midcentury California architecture par excellence. The 207-room hotel greets guests with a marble lobby and offers massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles, an intimate garden bar, and a stellar 24-hour restaurant. There is also a quarry’s worth of marble on the facade and covering the lobby, which is, well, very impressive.

Photo by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls
Courtesy of Santa Monica Proper.

Whitewaller recommends: Booking one of the two penthouse suites.

Santa Monica Proper Hotel Santa Monica
In June 2019, luxury lifestyle hit Santa Monica with this elegance-at-ease hotel, featuring 271 guest rooms and suites. Throughout the Kelly Wearstler—designed space, guests can explore Palma, a lobby bar lounge; Calabra, a rooftop pool restaurant; and Onda, the neighborhood restaurant.

Whitewaller recommends: Downloading the Proper App.

Hotel Covell Los Feliz
In 2015, Hotel Covell opened as an independent, boutique property above the bar Covell. Its nine suites feel more like curated apartments—complete with an array of amenities ideal for hosting short- or long-term guests. Each room is visually inspired by the life of two fictional characters, and guests can follow their chapters by way of handpicked art and design.

Whitewaller recommends: Having a drink downstairs at Covell.

Palihouse Santa Monica Santa Monica
Palihouse Santa Monica’s Moorish-influenced architecture evokes charm and uniqueness upon arrival. Built in 1927, the property was designated a historic landmark in 2001, furthering its iconic reputation. With 38 rooms and The Lobby Café, visitors can relax and enjoy exceptional amenities including an on-property bocce ball court.

Whitewaller recommends: Hiring Linus Bikes.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is a remarkable urban respite that epitomizes the ease of a California lifestyle with unparalleled amenities. With 119 rooms and 51 suites (including three Villa Suites and a Presidential Suite), the hotel is set over 12 floors, including a rooftop pool exclusively for guests, a fitness center, garden spaces, a La Prairie spa, two restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and more.

Whitewaller recommends: Indulging in the signature La Prairie facial at the spa.

1 Hotel West Hollywood West Hollywood
In July 2019, 1 Hotel West Hollywood opened—the brand’s fourth property, and its West Coast flagship. Formerly The Jeremy hotel, the property underwent a total transformation for world-class, mission-driven amenities, including 285 guest rooms and suites, dual penthouses, a plunge pool and lounge deck, and the bar and lounge Juniper Tree.

Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the flavors at 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary.

Sunset Tower Hotel Sunset Strip
Known as the epicenter of Hollywood, the Sunset Tower landmark, created in 1929, was reinvented just over a decade ago by owner Jeff Klein. In addition to a gym, a Joanna Vargas Spa, The Tower Bar, and a pool, the hotel welcomes visitors to an array of stunning guest rooms and suites.

Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Townhouse Suite.

NoMad Los Angeles Downtown
Designed by the architect and designer Jacques Garcia, and created by the Sydell Group, the 241-room NoMad Los Angeles hotel is set in the historic Giannini building. The Neoclassical landmark’s roots as the former Bank of Italy inspired its design. The hotel is accompanied by a café, rooftop pool, and /THE LAB/—an art space and concept shop by PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.

Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the art program curated by be-poles.

The LINE Koreatown
The LINE is situated in a midcentury building constructed in 1964, and now draws inspiration from the distinct Korean culture of its surrounding neighborhood. Guests of the hotel can enjoy 12 floors of serenity, including Café, lounge Break Room 86, shop Poketo, and 387 guest rooms—with artworks by Claire Oswalt in each.

Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the photography prints by Kevin Hanley and ACME Gallery.

Freehand LA Downtown
Freehand LA
is a gorgeous hotel with 226 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, the award-winning bar The Broken Shaker LA, the restaurant The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea, Café Integral, and a Flowerboy shop. The hotel’s quaint feel invites to make yourself at home.

Whitewaller recommends: Picking up fresh flowers and poetry from Flowerboy.

NeueHouse Bradbury
NeueHouse—the private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators, and thought leaders—opened its first location in Los Angeles in 2015 in Hollywood. For its second West Coast expansion, Design Agency has revived the iconic Bradbury Building—an architectural landmark completed in 1893 that was L.A.’s first-ever commercial office building. Dubbed the biggest architectural movie star in L.A., the five-floor structure features ornate ironwork and a sky-lit atrium, harnessing accessible walkways and birdcage elevators. Available to NeueHouse’s creative community is 25,000 square feet of shared gallery workspace, atelier desks and private studios, a bar, café, conference and meeting spaces, a meditation room, and curated weekly cultural programming.

Whitewaller recommends: Being on the lookout for new programming.





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