Silver Lake is one of the hippest destinations in Los Angeles with a dynamic dining scene, quirky boutique shopping and some of the best independent music venues in the city. With so much to discover, you’ll need a well-located place from which to base your explorations. Here we’ve collected the best hotels in and near Silver Lake, which provide easy access to the trendy east-central LA neighborhood.
Silver Lake Pool & Inn
Found in central Silver Lake, this is one of the best-placed hotels for exploring the vibrant neighborhood. Each of the 54 guest rooms comes bathed in natural light and features creature comforts such as complimentary wifi, a walk-in rain shower, and a gourmet snack-filled minibar. Although the hotel has plenty of fantastic eateries nearby, their in-house offering, Marco Polo, offers guests a delicious Italian menu made entirely with Californian ingredients.
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Opened around 100 years ago, the Millennium Biltmore has welcomed celebrities, presidents and even a king or two during its lengthy tenure. Located in the heart of LA, this Silver Lake hotel is just an eight-minute car ride away from its namesake neighborhood. Each room and suite is lavishly furnished and the hotel features a fitness center, spa and indoor heated swimming pool. Added to this is a rich Hollywood heritage – having been the venue of Oscars ceremonies – so it’s easy to see how it earned the nickname “the host on the coast.”
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Among the secluded Bel-Air residences, the Luxe Sunset Boulevard gives guests an upmarket, boutique option just 20-minute car ride from Silver Lake. The hotel has several facilities for a relaxing stay, including 24-hour concierge service, outdoor cabana-fringed pool and a tennis court on which you can perfect your backhand. The rooms offer a refined, luxurious experience and the suites are perfect for those looking for an extended stay.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Found on Bunker Hill in downtown LA and overlooking the vibrant California Plaza, the Omni is a contemporary hotel near Silver Lake filled with classic touches. When you’re not in Silver Lake, which is less than 10 minutes by car, indulge yourself at the two in-house restaurants, in the spa which offers a range of treatments, or in the private club floor and lounge. If you’re looking for a romantic night in, check out the Noé restaurant, which features a French-inspired menu based around seasonal ingredients. Ramp up the romance by dining on the outdoor patio where you’ll enjoy downtown views and flickering fire pits with your meal.
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Established in 1960, the Loews Hollywood hotel offers guests the same glitz and glamor that made the city famous. Found between Hollywood and Highland Ave, it’s in the perfect spot for exploring Silver Lake (just 10 minutes by car) plus other LA attractions such as Universal Studios and the Hollywood sign. If you’re heading into Silver Lake, look your best using the traditional shoe-shining service at the hotel or get the inside track from the expert concierge.
Slightly removed from downtown LA, Hotel Angeleno is one of the top independent hotels in the city. The slightly longer trip from this hotel to Silver Lake (20 minutes by car) is compensated for by hi-tech hotel room gadgets including a Bluetooth-connected media hub, in-built mood lighting and an Uber service with trips charged straight to your room. A pool and fitness center, top-floor restaurant and bar, and daily wine hour should also make that journey easier to handle.
The Standard, Downtown LA, Los Angeles
Formerly an office building for the Superior Oil company, today it houses more than 200 rooms with a modern, minimalist look. Perfect for business trips, the rooms come with extra-long work desks and complimentary wifi but don’t let that put you off using it as a base to explore Silver Lake. The design will make any Silver Lake hipster jealous, while the rooftop restaurant and bar offers unparalleled views over the sun-soaked LA cityscape. Silver Lake itself is just a seven-minute car ride away.
The Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles
One of the most storied hotels in LA, the Hollywood Roosevelt has welcomed the best of Tinseltown, including Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. This hotel is ten minutes from Silver Lake by limousine, it makes a classically stylish base for your hipsterish escape. When you’re not out exploring, spend your days by the David Hockney pool, which features a mural by the British artist on the pool floor. In the evening, take drinks in The Spare Room, a Prohibition-inspired speakeasy with a vintage two-lane bowling alley and wooden board games.
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