Where to Stay in L.A: Best Boutique Hotels from Hollywood to Downtown

Our four favorite small, design-minded properties in Los Angeles are bringing charm and sophistication to the city's newly reinvigorated hotel scene.

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The Line

L.A.’s Koreatown is having its moment, and the lobby at this design-forward hotel by the Sydell Group (The Nomad, Freehand, and the Saguaro) is proof. On any given weeknight, you’ll see well-heeled hipsters and locals milling around the spacious lobby bar, sipping on cocktails while swaying to throwback hip hop. Upstairs, guests rest in the minimalist, California cool rooms with stripped concrete walls and custom platform beds that look out to sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the Hollywood Hills and the Griffith Observatory.  Food truck phenom Roy Choi crafted a Korean-inspired room service menu, where congee sits alongside typical brunch items like eggs benedict and pancakes. His restaurants on the property—POT, Commissary, and the Cafe— are also on point, and there’s a new 90’s themed cocktail bar by the Houston Brothers (La Descarga, Butchers and Barbers, No Vacancy) and karaoke lounge to enjoy. K-town is known for staying up all night, so rest assured that when you do return home, there are blackout shades waiting. Before you check out, be sure to swing by Poketo for some shopping, where you’ll find design-driven wares from local and international artists. This is the new K-Town at its best. 

Rooms from $249; 3515 Wilshire Blvd.; 213-381-7411; thelinehotel.com.