When you’re visiting LA, not just any roadside motel will do. This glitzy, glamorous city is home to the bold and the beautiful – and, now, it’s your turn to hit the scene. Step off of the train, and see the City of Angels in style when you stay at one of the best hotels near Los Angeles Union Station – bookable with Culture Trip.
Spy the buzzing Broadway right from your window or the rooftop pool at the Hoxton. Artisan ceramics, handmade bathroom tiles and custom bathroom amenities adorn the space, while the closet sits empty with plenty of room for your spoils from the Fashion District. Share coffee and small plates with new friends at Sibling Rival, or head to Pilot on the roof for a solo sampling of chilled seafood and hot pizza.
In town for a series with the Kings, Lakers or Clippers? Spend the homestand living like a local in the apartment-like suites of Level. The in-room kitchens and laundry facilities cater to home-living, but the housekeeping services and views of LA from your balcony will constantly remind you that you’re living the good life on vacation. Yoga, art and culinary classes are on the monthly calendar of events at Level, filling your schedule between every puck drop and jump ball.
LA’s playful spirit collides with Italian pomp at NoMad, particularly in the RWB Suite. A terrazzo floor in the walk-in shower and a freestanding pedestal bathtub make the bathroom alone worth the overnight. The separate library, dining room and living room have ample space for entertaining guests who won’t stop gawking at the sweeping views of downtown. Such a view deserves a bottle-popping toast, and NoMad just so happens to have more than 750 bottles of champagne to set the mood perfectly.
The Metric was made for the modern traveler hoping to explore LA with lavish comforts and a smart budget. Rainfall showers, sleep sound machines and luxurious mattresses are in every minimalist yet magnificent room. You’re welcome to the free coffee, tea and baked goods in the lobby any time of the day or night. Planning to spend every moment possible living it up in LA? Luggage lockers are ready to use before you need to catch your train at Union Station.
At Miyako, Japanese hospitality is but a half-mile (0.8km) from Union Station. You’ll be relieved to find a Japanese-style bath and heated water bidet in your executive guest room. You’ll be equally pleased when you realize that a sushi bar is right below your room. No need to make plans for the night; the karaoke and saki at Lounge Ohjah will keep you rocking until 2am.
Omni, only 1mi (1.6km) from LA Union Station, will embrace you in the sophistication and convenience you desire. The heated outdoor lap pool and river rock massages at the Spa keep you relaxed when you aren’t cuddled up in your suite’s plush robe. Bottomless mimosas await you at the Grande Cafe in the morning, bookended by late-night cocktails at Noé Bar. Though, with glamorous views of the City of Angels right outside your window, you may not want to leave your room.
Merely stepping into the Millennium Biltmore offers a walk through LA’s history. You’ll stroll the same hallways as Al Capone, six US presidents, a renowned Italian painter and countless partiers secretly indulging in Prohibition Era libations. High tea in the afternoon, relaxing swims in the indoor pool and fine Italian dining in your classically furnished suite will continually amaze you. Your kids might not share the same appreciation for over a century of history, but the Ask Alfred Children Programme will keep them plenty entertained.
The Standard in downtown LA is anything but. There are no “cozy” guest rooms here, only massive spaces where you can sprawl out. The rooftop only offers more room for you to play, with its pool and garden bar. No need to settle for prepackaged munchies at the minimart either; the Standard has a 24/7 restaurant ready to serve up classic comfort food, no matter the time of day or state of mind you find yourself in.
It’s not a stretch to find your fit at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Whether you feel more at home in the Yacht Club, the Country Club or the Polo Club, there’s a luxury suite ready for you, all with custom window treatments, luxurious beds and access to the athletic facilities. Keep your game tight with rounds of handball, basketball or racquetball. Look and feel like an A-lister, with a haircut, body treatment and massage at the Neptune Spa.
Stand seventy stories high in the InterContinental, and feel like you own the city. VIP is the only way to be in this hotel. From your private Starlight Booth at La Boucherie to the high-level Executive Suite boasting views from the mountains to the sea, every moment in the InterContinental will feel elevated beyond belief. Would you love a curated private tour of the city, reservations at the finest restaurants and a night on the town you’ll never forget? The concierge is at your service.