Stylish but not especially distinctive, this all-suite hotel’s unusually large junior and one-bedroom units are well-endowed with living rooms, balconies, fireplaces, kitchenettes, two HD TVs, spacious bathrooms with vanities, and desks equipped with outlets. All got new carpets, paint and earth-toned furniture in 2012. The leafy residential street is a short drive from Hollywood’s attractions, Los Angeles’ Museum Row and Farmers Market, and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Because it’s close to the Pacific Design Center, you might spot some big-name designers here, and music industry celebrities looking to stay out of the spotlight show up at times. But vacationers make up the bulk of the clientele; it’s one of L.A.’s better choices for families in need of elbow room. The bistro-style Knoll is adequate but won’t keep you from seeking out some of the area’s more interesting restaurants. The rooftop lounge has a pool, tennis court and the hotel’s only skyline views.
- Frommer's Staff