You guysss, listen to this (especially all my fab girlfriends from back home, who I know are faithfully reading, and will potentially need somewhere to stay at one point or another)! After work last night I stopped by the Hotel Angeleno and let me tell you, I’m loving this place for so many reasons. First of all, the structure is a complete cylinder so right off the bat you know you are about to walk into a unique experience [plus, we always award bonus points for creativity]. Next up, it has the perfect location between UCLA, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills – super convenient regardless of wherever you’re coming from. With that being said – it is right off the 405 and is there really anything worse than sitting in bumper to bumper? Well, WEST Restaurant, the hotel’s very own penthouse lounge, feels your pain and they’ve created an entire Happy Hour around the traffic that starts at exactly 4:05pm and includes clever cocktails like “brake lights” and “road rage”. Take my word for it, you’re not going to find anywhere else that has the out of this world, 360 views of LA’s city skyline quite the way they do. So you might as well grab a bite to eat and save yourself the aggravation of the highway. (Plus it’s totally satisfying looking down from the 17th floor and knowing that could be you down there but you ain’t playing). The vibe is adorbz with several cozy booths donned with brightly colored throw pillows and marble coffee tables. This is the sort of environment you’re going to want to bring your friends to. The bar is stacked with anything you could ever ask for and the chandeliers provide a really romantic ambiance! But don’t fret sports fans, there was definitely some football action taking place on TV.
Although I could have stayed there all night, WEST is not the only reason I’ll be coming back to the hotel. If you’re an out-of-towner (or even if you’re not), this has to be where you book your accommodations! They think of everything here, just so you don’t have to. For example, when you are a guest and you feel like venturing out, odds are you have some exciting plans to attend which may or may not involve a drink or two. Well feel free to let your hair down and make that a drink or seven because Hotel Angeleno hooks. it. up. The front desk will actually call you your über and just charge the bill to your room. What other hotel is going to do that for you? It’s the little things, people. Also, this is major: am I right or am I right when I say – it’s 2016, and no one carries cash on them these days? I know I for one am totally loyal to my debit card, and I feel so awful when I run into a situation where I haven’t even had a few ‘ones’ on me to hand the valet. Naturally, since they are so ahead of the game, this past July H.A. initiated this “skip the tip” deal which means they are a gratuity free environment. Employees all the way from the bellman to your waitress are already compensated so you don’t have to run into any issues here! HELLO, how easy!!
Would you even believe me at this point if I told you all the basics are pretty mind-blowing, too? They’ve got a heated outdoor pool and a top of the line fitness center plus each room is beautifully decorated in earth tones to get the full vacation effect, but also equipped with complementary WiFi and 24/7 room service for any late night workaholics. It’s like your own slice of pie! Literally, because that’s how each room is shaped. It is all one big circle after all. Alriiiight, if you are still looking for more you are just going to have to see for yourself. Give them a call, tell ’em Tracy sent ya, and book your next trip to L.A. there – or be square 😉