i would say the #1 question we get from friends and family traveling to LA is where should we STAY?! it’s an important question, especially when it comes to los angeles because this town is so spread out. you can’t just hop in a cab across town, or jump on the metro. LA takes strategic planning when it comes to location. here are some of our favorites, places we’ve stayed the night on staycations or with visitors. we know there are a lot of options when it comes to los angeles lodging but these are our personal recommendations.

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THE LINE HOTEL | koreatown
this place is hip but laid-back. the rooms have huge windows, so splurge on a hollywood hills view room if you can. the pool is small but if you get there early in the day you can get a seat. they have a cute coffee shop in the lobby, a great bar in the back and a good korean restaurant too. but one of the best things about this place is that it’s close to a metro stop and also very walkable to all of the korean bbq places that have impossible parking.

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THE ACE HOTEL | downtown

i’ve stayed here for a weekend staycation and it’s perfect. you almost don’t have to leave the hotel at all. between the fun rooftop bar, the great breakfast downstairs, the photo booth, and the cool rooms…you’re all set. and the price won’t break the bank. sure, the pool is more like a giant fountain, but hey, sometimes you can’t have it all.

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THE PALIHOUSE | west hollywood

if you find yourself in los angeles for an extended period of time the palihouse is the perfect place to make your home away from home. apartment style suites have kitchens and the walkable location make it easy to feel like a local. and if you’re ever not in the mood to cook the restaurant offers reliably good food and service in a picturesque setting and the cocktails are not to be missed.

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this iconic los angeles hotel will cost you a pretty penny but it is certainly a classic. the pool and bungalow restaurant are strictly for hotel guests so it doesn’t feel overly crowded. if you’ve seen pictures of a hotel that is almost entirely pink and green, this is the one. also, if you are looking for another spot with an old hollywood vibe, check out the bar or restaurant at the chateau marmont! (you’re bound to spot a celeb if you hang out there long enough)

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HOTEL COVELL | los feliz
this tiny little gem of a hotel almost feels like you’re staying at your coolest friend’s house. 5 suites to choose from this place is perfectly situated above bar covell which happens to be one of our favorite wine bars. you can stay the night in one of their rooms and have breakfast from the next door tex-mex place, home state, delivered to you. and in the summer their outdoor roof top patio is the perfect place to hang.

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    Just the list I’ve been looking for! I’m a huge fan of staycations and I’ve been searching for some interesting places to stay in for a night in LA. I’ve actually been to The Line Hotel to eat at The Commissary and I love it!

    Xo Melissa

    Autumn says:

    I LOVE this series Bri, and now I am dying to see LA! (Now that I know where to eat, and where to stay ;)!).. I am actually the new kid on the block in the blogging world, just launched last week- but I have a great post on boutique hotels in Ontario if you ever make your way to Canada! http://www.autumnhachey.com/stay-here-5-boutique-hotels-in-ontario/

    Amanda says:

    I love these posts. I’m actually a 3rd generation Los Angeleno, but hardly venture out of my zones. I want to try all of these places!

    Linda says:

    I plan on visiting LA next year or hopefully sometime this year. This is such a great post! Thank you for this; it was so helpful!


    rechelle says:

    thanks for sharing informative piece loved your views will definitely visit one of them very soon.

    Angela says:

    Merci pour cet article 🙂

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