LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2012 – With the Grammys arrived and gone, and with the Oscars fast approaching, Los Angeles hotels have been extremely busy in the midst of awards season.
When visiting LA during this heavily populated period, where are the best accommodations?
Popular LA hotels don’t necessarily guarantee great service, but these hotels have proven that they stay on their toes to provide a warm atmosphere and comfortable stay…
Best Luxury Hotel
For a celeb-worthy LA-experience, visit The Orlando located in the fashionable West 3rd St. district. The boutique hotel is a family owned-business, built right before the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The hotel is chic, modern, and recently renovated, and continues to bring visitors back with its family-oriented charm.
The location is superb, as it is within walking distance to the Beverly Center mall, 3rd Street boutiques and restaurants, as well as The Grove, where paparazzi are known to stalk celebs. The hotel amenities include a salt-water heated pool, fitness room, business center, and spa services (Kerstin Florian organic massage, body, and facial treatments).
The 98-room hotel contains four rooms that were recently renovated into spacious suites. With the TempurPedic mattress pull-out couches; even the kids can’t complain. Visit the hotel’s new the pre-prohibition-themed restaurant, the Churchill, which presents a 1920’s flair, complete with black-and-white photos and rusty antiques and artifacts.
Ranked as one the Top 20 LA restaurants openings in 2011, the establishment usually results in standing-room only space at the turn of night (rooms starting at $200/night).
Best Family Hotel
The 94-room Holiday Inn Express is located “5 minutes walking and 10 minutes in heels” from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, states hotel manager, Armando Sanchez.
The hotel is optimally located in the tourist mecca of Hollywood, which includes the Kodak Theatre, Madame Tussauds museum, Hollywood/Highland shopping center, and the Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge. This makes the destination a perfect retreat for families, with easy accessibility via public transportation.
The Holiday Inn Express contains standard rooms, as well as suites with kitchenettes. Amenities include a free hot breakfast bar, complimentary wireless internet service, fitness center, and pool. The pool is also accessible for the handicap and elderly, as it contains a pool lift for dipping feet.
The hotel is conveniently located 20 miles from LAX airport and 5 miles from Burbank airport. Check out the mural of Hollywood celebrities by Amy Koch Johnson, painted on the exterior of the hotel (rooms starting at $189/night)
Best Boutique Hotel
The Sunset Plaza Hotel is conveniently located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills in the popular Sunset Strip shopping area. The Mediterranean-themed property contains a scenic courtyard with geraniums, bouganvillas, and climbing vines throughout the surface of the hotel to create a French-villa-like experience.
A popular retreat for celebrities and their families, the hotel features suites that offer world-class accommodations, including spacious living room areas, terraces, Jacuzzis, and kitchenettes. Some suites even open directly into the courtyard area. It was voted the “best” Best Western hotel in the USA in 2009.
It is easy to understand why, as in addition to a scenic layout and comfortable living spaces, the hotel contains a fitness center, pool, complimentary breakfast buffet, with a new addition of hot food. Additional touches such as Bath & Body Works toiletries and personalized service puts the hotel in a class of its own (rooms starting at $169/night).
Best Creative Hotel
Located directly across from the historic Farmer’s Market in West Hollywood, the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel is one of the most creative and aesthetically inviting accommodations in Los Angeles. Built originally as a motel, the establishment was renovated and revived into a modern representation of its former look.
The owners, Peter and Ellen Picataggio describe the hotel as a “labor of love”, where every piece of architecture was self-created or selected. The wooden chairs throughout the hotel were built by Peter, and the original paintings created by a family friend. The rooms present a country-modern theme, with yellow walls, gingham drapes, jean throw-covers, and paintings of barnyard stable animals.
The owners added nice amenities to the suites, such as kitchenettes with pots, dishes, and glasses, as well as electric stove tops.
In keeping with the health-conscious and earth-friendly theme, the hotel offers complimentary bikes for guests, as well as 100% biodegradable toiletries. The hotel restaurant, Tart, serves up country fresh meals for breakfast and dinner, which includes choices such as chicken-n-waffles, grits, and mac-n-cheese. Sign up for the free hotel seminars on how to get selected for “The Price is Right”, whose studio is located across the street (rooms starting at $189/night).
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities @ WashingtonTimes.com. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING TWTC CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.