Though designed for business travelers and conventions, this 17-story tower crowning historic Bunker Hill is ideally situated for sampling Los Angeles’ greatly improved cultural offerings. The Museum of Contemporary Art is right next door, and the L.A. Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels are a short walk. The two-story atrium lobby is a work of art in itself, with a sculpture by Davd Stromeyer and art by the likes of David Hockney and Jim Dine. Expansive guest rooms with tasteful traditional furnishings have such luxurious touches as feather and foam pillows, triple-sheeted beds, and oversized desks with desktop connections. West- and north-facing rooms have an impressive view of the Disney Concert Hall. The OmniKids program provides a “Kitchen Kids” backpack at check-in and use of a rolling backpack filled with toys, books and games. You’ll find one of Downtown’s biggest disparities between weekend and weekday rates here; weekenders are sometimes more than $100 a night lower.