Nothing is more quintessentially L.A. than sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills from a swanky hotel rooftop. (Can you hear the clinking glasses and splashing pool in the background?) This covetable combo is just part of what makes boutique hotel The Line the city’s newest must-stay spot.
The 12-story hipster paradise situated in L.A.’s treasured Koreatown features 388 guestrooms that are far from your typical lodging. Outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows (many rooms face the picturesque hills), The Line has emerged as one of the best places to catch the view and lay your head in style.
Debuting in spring 2014 after a full renovation of its mid-century building originally erected in 1964, each of The Line's rooms is furnished with plush beds, custom-built desks and bedside tables made of bleached ash wood, and state-of-the-art electronics, as well as watercolor artwork and photography prints commissioned specifically for the rooms’ modern cement walls. It's an interior design dream that’s sure to make you want to re-decorate your own space.
When you’re ready to break from your meticulously designed room, grab a lounge chair on the citrus tree-lined pool deck. If shopping is more your speed, then visit Poketo at The Line, the hotel’s elevated take on a gift shop, stocking everything from apparel, to books, to apothecary items and super-cool tchotchkes you won’t find anywhere else. And perhaps most importantly, the food situation here is major! Restaurant options include the gorgeous greenhouse Commissary, and celebrity chef Roy Choi’s new concept, POT.
If you’re visiting L.A. sans car (or just looking to take a well deserved break from the city’s notorious traffic), the hotel sits directly across from the city’s little-known hero, the L.A. Metro Purple Line. That means you can easily bop around to Hollywood, Downtown, Union Station, Culver City and everywhere in between, without the pain of inching along on the 101 freeway.
The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd.; 213-381-7411; thelinehotel.com.