The 5 trendiest hipster hotels
1) Ace Hotel
In 2014, the hip hotel came to LA by renovating the historic 13-floor United Artists building. Sleek but homey rooms offer an acoustic guitar or a record player with a selection of vinyl curated by Amoeba Music. Every night, the rooftop bar features DJs, bands, and more.
2) Avalon Hotel
This mid-century modern oasis offers a secluded escape in the middle of bustling Olympic Boulevard. Kelly Wearstler-designed rooms invite you to West Coast chill, and the stylish Viviane Restaurant features California cuisine. Of course, a 1950s-style cocktail in a poolside cabana is mandatory.
3) The Line Hotel
Finally, a hotel as interesting as the neighborhood it’s in and meant to inspire community. Stripped-down concrete-walled rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and handmade furnishings reverberate artistic style and LA’s casual, laidback culture. Chill by the pool or take in delectable offerings of food-truck pioneer chef Roy Choi.
4) Hotel Covell
This five-room boutique hotel nestled above the Covell Wine Bar offers an upscale-yet-feels-like-home vibe. Order food from downstairs, watch the sunset from the rooftop deck, head downstairs to enjoy a variety of wine and beer, stumble upstairs to your room and put on a record, fall asleep. Wake up, repeat.
It’s a bar and a boutique hotel and so rock ‘n’ roll, you can even record an album while staying here (really, there’s a full recording studio on the property). The highly individualized rooms include handselected vinyl and vintage cassettes, as well as a complementary 12” vinyl mix for you to take home.
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