Rooftop terrace garden, courtyard, private dining area, lobby lounge, free WiFi throughout, on-loan bicycles (for a $25 hire charge each), laundry, valet parking. In rooms: fitted kitchenette (residences have kitchens) with washer dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge; flatscreen TV; DVD/CD player; stereo; bathrobes.
All the Suites and Residences have fitted kitchenettes (or kitchens) and spacious white-and-grey Carrara marble bathrooms with rain shower heads; most have a private terrace or balcony as well. Pretend you’re at home in the Corner King Suites, which have large windows that you can fling open, a kitted-out kitchenette and a washer and dryer. (You might have to be grabbed kicking and screaming, come check-out.) If you don’t want to hear any noise from the courtyard restaurant, request a higher-floor room.
If you have an addiction to a particular coffee brand or condiment, you can indulge yourself in your own kitchen. You can sunbathe on the rooftop or private terrace, and you’re not far from Santa Monica, so bring swimwear.
The lobby is wheelchair-accessible, as are some bedrooms (on request). The obliging front desk can provide free water bottles, toothpaste, toothbrushes and detergent for the washing machine and dishwasher. Local calls are free.
Oh yes – you couldn’t ask for better family-friendly accommodation in LA. Cribs are free; extra beds (US$40) can added to the residences for little or large Smiths. Babysitting can be arranged (on request).
Oh yes – you couldn’t ask for better family-friendly accommodation in LA. Cribs (free) and extra beds (US$40) can be provided in any room type.
Since all the residences and suites are designed to be a home from home, and have fitted kitchens, they’re all suitable – it’s more a question of how big your family is and how much space you need.
There are a couple of bicycles to borrow but there are plenty of fun things to do outside your door: popular family attractions include the La Brea Tar Pits, Santa Monica Pier, Graumann’s Chinese Theatre and Warner Brothers Studios. Pinks Hot Dogs or Barneys Beanery are good child-friendly eateries nearby.
No, although there is a roof terrace for lazy sunny days.
Since you’ve got your own kitchen, you’re free to indulge your kids’ every crazy Cheerios-with-chips whim. Or just order take-out or dial up room service. Children are welcome in the hotel restaurant, where there are high chairs. Packed lunches can be made, and the kitchen’s happy to heat up milk or baby food for you.
Nannies can be arranged locally, although prices vary depending on availability – ring ahead for details.
No need to pack
There’s plenty of flatware, cutlery and kitchen paraphernalia, so no need to bring special spoons unless you really want to. High chairs and cots are available on site. Kitchens have a microwave and blender, so you can rustle up your own baby food.
A Studio is fine if you’re used to sleeping with your littl'uns beside you, but you might prefer a Suite if you want some undisturbed shut-eye. For maximum comfort with older kids, choose a two- or three-bedroom Residence to give you maximum flexibility and privacy.