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This Kimpton property in the middle of all the Gaslamp action offers chic accommodations plus trendy eating and drinking options. Rooms contain luxe linens, spacious work areas, and sophisticated styling. The pet-friendly venue features a 24-hour fitness center, in-room spa treatments, and a few quirky perks such as leopard-skin terrycloth robes, yoga mats (take it to the Sunday morning poolside yoga class), and cool red Public bikes to tool around the lively neighborhood. Guests love the fourth-floor terrace with a heated pool, fire pit, private cabanas, and a stylish bar serving signature drinks; another popular feature is the "SoCal Hour," every day from 5–6pm, which serves complimentary craft beer and cocktails in the lobby. Jsix, the hotel's acclaimed restaurant, just got even better following a massive, $1.5-million overhaul (in early 2014) to its dining room, cocktail program, and seasonal American menu.