The LINE Hotel
Even from the outside you can tell that The LINE Hotel is more modern than its 1960s structure might have you think, thanks to the bright pops of colour in the windows. Head inside, past the giant Peace Tree mural from American street artist Shepard Fairey, and your tingling design suspicions are confirmed. The interiors here are all stripped-back concrete walls, bright pops of colour in the soft furnishings, and eye-catching artwork from local LA artists.
Every guestroom here has floor-to-ceiling windows meaning that the chic, pared back rooms get as much natural light as possible, and some amazing views. Opt for one of the Hollywood Hills rooms to get a view straight across to the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory. Back in the room, guests will find Buckler’s products in their gilt-enhanced bathrooms, pale blonde wood furniture, and chairs draped in Mexican serapes. And, in a nod to The LINE Hotel’s location in Koreatown, Korean snacks in the mini bar. Suites, meanwhile, provide extra square footage in the form of airy living rooms, and Apartment Suites throw in a dining area for good measure.
But it’s hard to see why anyone would stay in their room to eat, even in such sleek surrounds, when The LINE Hotel has restaurants and cafes from celebrity chef Roy Choi on-site. The Commissary restaurant is one of the major headliners, housed in a greenhouse and found a few steps from the chic second floor outdoor pool. But Mark and Jonnie Houston served up bright and boozy cocktails in Break Room 86, which doubles as a great place to dance, and Pot Cafe is the place to go for coffee, congee, and custard buns.