Wake Up Here: Loews Hollywood Hotel, L.A

Once renowned as a vapid, celebrity-overrun town, California’s chameleon southern metropolis is so much more than what we see in reality TV shows. Crowds have flocked from the world’s hotspots like Hong Kong and London to indulge in LA’s laidback lifestyle. With innovative restaurants, world famous bars, pristine coastline, palm tree peppered boulevards and some of the world’s most iconic attractions, there’s something for everyone in LA.

No hotel embodies this chameleon spirit quite like Loews Hollywood Hotel. Putting travellers in the heart of Los Angeles, Loews Hollywood connects millennials, business folk, families and couples alike in their beautifully cosmopolitan space.

The Loews Hollywood Hotel is probably the most well-located hotel in Hollywood — one block from the Hollywood Boulevard and its Walk of Fame, it’s centred in a heavy tourist area, making it the ideal base for a weekend of exploring, people watching and taking naps between tourist attractions. Staff are incredibly helpful, pointing you in the direction of some of Hollywood’s most trodden pathways, while also letting you in on a few of their own secret hideaways.

Rooms have soft, monochrome interiors, some with floor-to-ceiling windows to show off the envious panoramas of the Hollywood Sign and Skyline View. Walls are decorated with Hollywood photography and subtle mid-century furnishings offer a touch Hollywood Regency glam. Finer touches like luxury bathrobes, an iPod dock and first-run movies make the hotel hard to leave, but one look outside at the sprawling city below will get your adrenalin pumping.

The hotel’s rooftop pool (hello, Hollywood heatwave saviour!) is lined with white shaded cabanas and a swathe of lush greenery, creating an oasis within one of the world’s busiest districts. Sit back with a midday margarita and a side of Hollywood views, as a world of hubbub echoes beneath you. The beauty of Loews Hollywood is that travellers can explore during the quieter hours of the morning, before retreating to this private pool during the midday heat, hitting some of L.A’s best bars and restaurants later in the evening.  

Hotels that try to be something to everyone generally don’t succeed in our books as connection on a personal level is minimal. Loews Hollywood Hotel is the exception to this rule. Offering guests a personal service from check-in to check-out through a suave valet service, the honouring of room preferences, in-hotel amenities such as an on-site Starbucks and a quiet confidence in decor, staff and location that this is Hollywood’s best all-rounder hotel.

For more information and to book your stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel please visit www.loewshotels.com

Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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