My daughter and I recently stayed at the Hotel Angeleno while visiting colleges in the Los Angeles area. The location is GREAT--unless you encounter a lot of traffic on the 405--then you SEE the hotel for a long time before you can GET to it!! :) It's located just between Brentwood and Bel-Air, adjacent to the 405 and Sunset Blvd. We were able to zip over to UCLA in minutes and Beverly Hills and Hollywood are also just a short drive down Sunset.
Rooms are nicely decorated with a cosmopolitan modern flair, although on the smallish side. We had a flat-screen tv, two phones, a desk, fridge (stocked with mini-bar stuff), coffee pot (with Wolfgang Puck coffee), blowdryer, iron, ironing board and plenty of drawer space.
The bathroom was VERY small, but they'd gotten creative with shelving and managed to fit everything in there nicely. Our blowdryer didn't work, but I'd brought my own so that wasn't a problem. The bathtub/shower was on the smallish side and had an almost-attacking shower curtain--the curved rod kept it from being too annoying.
Our fridge wouldn't get cold, so we called the front desk and had a replacement fridge (thankfully UNSTOCKED) in very quick time. I also had to ask the front desk several other questions (restaurant hours, pool location and hours, workout room location and hours, internet service options, etc.) because there was no information booklet in the room. The front desk person told me that they were in the process of re-doing those, so many rooms didn't have them. I found that a little frustrating, but I got over it! There was also no notepad, and only one pen (after a thorough search for THAT) in the room, so I don't know if that was part of the same problem. Internet service was free, although the signal was a little weak in our room.
The pool area was lovely, with cushioned lounge chairs and a fireplace and very cool lighting, but there was no hot tub. :( The workout room was very cool, with colored lights and a big screen tv. It almost had a nightclub vibe to it!
The hotel is circular with small balconies on all rooms. Ours overlooked the freeway, but I didn't notice any freeway noise--probably because the A/C unit was so loud! These units could use replacement, as they're noisy and not very effective. I was way too hot for most of the night, even with it set on the coldest setting.
Parking is valet-only and costs $20/night. Typical for L.A., but still pretty steep when you're paying $159 (at the very LOWEST) for a room.
The lobby is cool and sets the mood nicely. The elevators are FAST and we never had to wait long for one. We ate breakfast at the top-floor restaurant (The Wave) and it was VERY good, and the view is amazing. I went up at night to check it out and it would be a very nice place for a romantic dinner or drink in the bar with all the lights of L.A. below you.
This hotel is nice, and could be even NICER (bordering on lush) if a few more improvements were made. To be fair, it's WAY more affordable than the Hotel Luxe which is just a block away, and the price is very reasonable considering the location. I would recommend it without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in June 2016 Hotel Angeleno, is centrally located at the crossroads of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood, Hotel Angeleno offers complimentary daily wifi to all guests along with stunning views of Los Angeles. Easy access to UCLA, Century City, The Getty and Skirball Center and West Hollywood. Our new affiliation with Uber allows guests to request Uber from our Front Desk and have Uber charged directly to your room. The landmark circular design sets the tone for the relaxed ambiance. Experience our We are NOT Square independent culture and sign up for our Inner Circle rewards program for more benefits and amenities including Complimentary Parking when booking direct. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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