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Review: Hotel Per La

May 23, 2023

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ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: The Hotel Per La experience begins by walking through a long, arched hallway completely covered with mirrors and lights, transporting you from the busy streets of Downtown Los Angeles to a cozy and elegant space. The lobby is the first reminder of the building’s history, with framed walls, crown molding and a continuation of the mirrors and lights first encountered in the entrance. After I received my room key, three elevators awaited to take me to my eighth-floor room.

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GUEST QUARTERS: Bright, airy, eclectic and vibrant. On first walking into the room, I took a moment to understand this was no ordinary guestroom. Hotel Per La arranges each room according to the original shape of the space to best highlight the views of the city and the amenities within the room. Hanging and dimmable retro lamps flank the bed, with a colorful assortment of framed images and paintings adorning the back wall. Pops of deep blue, golden yellow and forest green accentuate each detail, from the colorful couch to the wall divider separating the bedroom from the shower and sink. Unique to the space is the stand-alone, vintage-style tub located diagonally from the bed, overlooking the city, with a tray of bath essentials. A retro-style radio, separate room for the toilet (which maintains the same forest-green aesthetic) and closet with a sliding door complete the room. Despite being in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, a night in the hotel promises peace, quiet and relaxation.

SERVICES/AMENITIES: Hotel Per La’s cocktail lounge, restaurant and bar, rooftop pool, and café and coffee bar comprise just some of the upscale amenities found at the property. In the morning I went down to the café and enjoyed a freshly made hot latte with a flaky, orange pistachio pastry. The hotel’s restaurant, open for aperitivo hour and dinner, blends ornate, Moroccan-style flair with modern Los Angeles accents, serving Italian bites and dishes with a coastal Californian touch. On warm days the rooftop pool features daybeds and cabanas to enjoy endless hours in the sun and water. Valet parking, complimentary WiFi and a modern fitness center are also available to guests.

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TOP TAKEAWAYS:

  • The stand-alone tub is a must-use when staying here. A floral bath bomb featuring real flower petals and essential oils enhances the experience, proving not only relaxing but also filling the room with a beautiful scent.
  • The café roasts its own coffee, and breakfast options are all fresh. Offering both takeaway and in-house dining, the café invites you to begin your day the way you want. You can even purchase something from the grab-and-go section or peruse the curated selection of wines.
  • The rooftop’s heated pool will have you wanting to stay all day, with a variety of daybeds and cabanas, stunning views of the city and a food and beverage menu featuring craft cocktails and delicious wines.

HOTEL PER LA
649 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
tel 213 358 0000
hotelperla.com

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