Los Angeles, United States

Soho Warehouse

Price per night from$282.15

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD282.15), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Tagged and swagged

Setting

Unvarnished DTLA

LA’s cultural landscape has been caught and beautifully curated at Soho Warehouse. A 1916 art deco factory in the scuzzy to scene-y DTLA, it’s been a recording studio for Off-White records and a semi-legit art gallery with years of graffiti colouring the walls; during restoration, artists snuck in to add tags which were kept as part of the building’s DNA. Now it has work by hundreds of creatives; live music is its lifeblood, with recording and events spaces (plus a content booth); drinks are taken in a Med-style garden; and rooms have design elements from all decades. So, tag in, because this paint-splattered crashpad is very much ‘it’. 

Please note, if you are not a Soho House member, you have the option to add a 12-month Soho Friends membership to your booking for $130. Public rates are also available.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

48, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability on the day. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £218.43 ($282), including tax at 14 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast.

Also

There are some accessible rooms for guests with mobility issues, and the original service elevators are still in play.

At the hotel

Health club with gym, steam room and sauna; roof terrace; warehouse studio space for events; content booth; drawing room; sitting room; indoor and outdoor lounges; free wash-and-fold service; boutique; free WiFi. In rooms: Smart TV, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, Roberts radio, minibar with house cocktails, coffee-maker with Grind capsules, tea-making kit, homemade cookies, free bottled water, Cowshed and Soho Skin bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Design in rooms ties all the threads of the building’s history together (although they aren’t as graffiti-splattered as the public spaces); there are art deco touches from when it was built in 1916; Seventies colour palettes and suitably throwback furnishings from its time as a recording studio; and industrial touches (exposed piping, painted brick) from its use as a factory. All types, from Cosy to Large are as rakishly stylish as you’d expect for an SH property, but the Large feels most like your own LA crash pad, with a kitchenette, sizable lounge and dining area.

Poolside

Soho Warehouse’s might be the most desirable of Downtown’s high-rise pools. The views travel out across LA to the mountains beyond, giving a spectacular backdrop to revels (especially from the stadium-style tiers), and on a more intimate level the considerations for coolness and comfiness are impressive. Cheery yellow deckchairs sit side by side, cabanas have been upholstered in a custom-print fabric by LA artist Ethan Lipsitz (on eco-friendly hemp fabric, no less), and cocktails, beer and wine chill in vintage baby-blue coolers. The pool itself has plenty of room (the house held a synchronised swimming display in it when it opened), and if there’s any doubt about how special it is, well, this is the only Soho House outpost in LA with a pool.

Spa

Well, of course this wasn’t going to have an ordinary gym; here you hit the state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, Peloton bikes, climbing ropes and Olympic rings under Italian-glass chandeliers, over two floors which feel more like a Berlin nightclub than a work-out space. Boxing classes are also offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Packing tips

When Soho Warehouse was being renovated, the original graffiti was kept as part of its ‘narrative’ and taggers would sneak into the construction site after hours to add to it; this sense of creativity is still very much appreciated here, but we think the decor is done, so leave the spray-cans for Venice Beach’s legal wall and maybe bring a sketchpad instead? If you’re planning to get some work done, be mindful that laptops are allowed till 6pm, and if you download the Soho House app, it’ll make all elements of your stay (inviting guests, booking tables…) seamless.

Also

If you have purchased a Soho Friends membership through Mr & Mrs Smith within the past year, please call our travel team directly to book your Soho Friends member rates. Please note, existing Soho House members should book directly through Soho House.

Children

Little ones can stay, but – despite its pre-scrawled walls and colourful demeanour – this is much more of an adults-drinking-cocktails kind of place. Ask at the reception about babysitting if needed.

Sustainability efforts

It’s reassuring to know that Soho House are working to deliver an environmental impact strategy across their sites. With 2030 goals set to enhance and standardise recycling programmes and responsible food-waste management at every outpost of the member’s club globally. They also work with local suppliers selected for their like-minded responsibility. In the kitchen, there’s scrutiny around how Soho House sources coffee, cocoa and palm oil, as well as sustainable seafood and responsibly reared meat. Expect greater choice of meat-free dishes and seasonal ingredients whenever practical. Measures to assess Soho House’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions are ongoing.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

DTLA’s Minecraft-esque skyline looks at its finest from the roof terrace.

Dress Code

Suits are basically banned; go as colourful and creative as a rogue street artist.

Hotel restaurant

The House Kitchen carries some SH favourites (the dirty burger and Taiwanese fried chicken are always a win); try the heart of palm ceviche with watermelon, yuzu and wasabi peas; crunchy salads with ginger and ponzu, herb-y branzino or one of the artfully topped wood-fired pizzas (the sausage and hemp-seed-cream, perhaps? Or the truffle, squash blossom and goat cheese). And plates to pick at are served by the pool. 

 

Hotel bar

The sixth floor is the hotel’s socialising hub, with the long club bar; various lounging spaces; the music room with its glittery fireplace; events space for workshops, live gigs, stand-up comedy and more; and a cosy ‘content booth’ for recording music, podcasts and more. There are classic house cocktails (a mule with a kick, gin- or vodka-heavy Eastern Standard), and some local picks, such as the Junglebird Revisited with mezcal and tequila, Martini bitter, pineapple, lime and coconut. Or, you can pull drinks from the coolers around the pool, or sip something Med-inspired in the taverna garden.

Last orders

Breakfast is from 8am to 11.30am and lunch and dinner runs until 10.30pm Monday to Friday, from 4pm till 10.30pm on the weekends, and till 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday brunch is from 11.30am to 4pm.

Room service

Food can be delivered to your door from 8am to 11pm.

Location

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Address
Soho Warehouse
1000 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles
90021
United States

Soho Warehouse sits on still-gritty Santa Fe Avenue, close to both Downtown LA’s Arts and Fashion districts.

Planes

LAX (Los Angeles International) is the closest airport to the hotel, about a 30-minute drive away. The hotel can help with booking transfers.

Trains

Union Station, where Amtrak cross-country services stop, is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Its Mission Moderne building is a destination in its own right, with art exhibits, festivals, live music and more.

Automobiles

DTLA’s cleaned up its act a lot over the past decade, and has actually become one of the city’s most walkable neighbourhoods. However, the hotel is a 40-minute walk from both the Arts and Fashion districts, so if you don’t want to be beholden to Uber, you’d best hire yourself some wheels, especially if you want to hit Hollywood or the beach.

Worth getting out of bed for

It’s very Soho House of Soho Warehouse to not choose an obvious neighbourhood, but one that’s steadily climbing to coolness. DTLA is very much that, but even then the stay has swerved from more established districts for edgier Santa Fe Avenue, whose star is on the ascent after the Warner Music Group moved in next door. But, before you explore further, take a swim in the rooftop pool, try your hand at boxing in the health club, and get well acquainted with the hotel’s walls. Collabs with over 100 largely local creatives has turned this into a gallery with an original Shepard Fairey on a loading-dock door, a sprawling LA scene by Paul Davies, a monochrome feminist mural by Blanda on the roof, paintings by Sissòn, abstracts by Christina Quarles, and a wallpaper installation addressing themes of race and gender by Genevieve Gaignard among many others. For yet more edifying visuals, the Good Mother, Vielmetter, Night and Luis de Jesus galleries are within walking distance; and in the Arts District (a 10-minute drive away) there’s a whole artist community under one roof at Art Share LA, insightful graffiti tours, the Institute of Contemporary Art and Hauser & Wirth, whose beautiful former-flour-mill space has a leafy courtyard, top SoCal restaurant Manuela and a very cool shop (hello, Louise Bourgeois cashmere blankets and Cindy Sherman skateboards). The Broad, a little further away, is a fascinating spot too; after, swing by the temple to reading – and records – the Last Bookstore, and hop on (and pretty soon, off again) the short and sweet Angel’s Flight Railway. For souvenirs, the Fashion District’s Santee Alley has more than 150 shops; and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to music too. There’s the LA Phil at the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Music Hall; Crypto.com Arena for megastars, musicals and sports games; the laidback Lexington; jazzy Rhythm Room and punk joint the Smell. Closer to SH, there’s also electro club 1720 and the Acey Deucey, a curious, submarine-themed tiki bar.

Local restaurants

Downtown is now one of the most exciting places to grab dinner, with the birthplace of the French dip, wildly diverse cuisines that reflect the wider communities and a brace of James Beard nominees. Bestia (just steps from Soho Warehouse) was one of the restaurants that gave oomph to the area’s gastro clout, and in its brusque interior of raw copper, industrial brick and wall-coverings printed with weaponry, is served roasted marrow bone with spinach gnocchetti, sourdough quadretti with chicken liver and pork sausage in brown butter, or Kurobuta pork chop with toasted sesame, lemon and honey. Bavel’s brick-walled space with gravity-defying greenery is only half as attractive as its Middle Eastern menu, where quail comes in a sticky date and cardamom sauce with blobs of labneh; wagyu oxtail tagine is an unctuous muddle of cherry, cardamom and cinnamon; and the hulking plate of lamb-neck shawarma has been slathered in spice and caramelised in onion purée. Damian is also a flavor-bomb from the chef behind Mexico City’s Pujol; ribs slick with mole come with kimchi-fried rice, fish-tartare tostadas are sprinkled with furikake, and desserts include hibiscus meringue with pomegranate, and apple, amaranth and cinnamon tamales. And, Korean and American flavours play nicely at Yangban Society, where pot pies are filled with comforting congee and topped with abalone, biscuits are smothered in Korean curry gravy, and shinko pear is served in a vanilla-y crumble. For that OG French-dip sandwich (the beef is traditional, but you can get various meats here), hit Phillipe the Original

Local cafés

If you need a loud wake-up call, drag yourself to Boxx Coffee Roasters Co, whose founders hail from Turkey and keep things teeth-jitteringly traditional, but there are other global brews to try too. And, for two-tone soft-serve swirls in multi-coloured cones, and flavours such as cinnamon French toast and Earl Grey tea, head to Bae & Co.

Local bars

Let’s drink to death – Death & Co, that is, the stylishly sombre cocktail bar with seriously talented barkeeps. Yes, the name might be doom and gloom, but the drinks lists are divided up into sections such as ‘light and playful’ or ‘bright and confident’, with happy-making choices: try the Petal Dance with Japanese whiskey, sakura vermouth and cherry eau de vie; or the Featherweight with sherry, Pisco, honeydew melon, aloe and yuzu. And, just along the road from the hotel is the Here and Now, which partly resembles a vintage train carriage. Cocktails change seasonally, but tend towards the unusual: brandy with butternut squash and thyme, or vodka with pine liqueur).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this stylishly paint-splattered stay in Downtown and unpacked their playschool-bright picks from Poketo and reading material and records from the Last Bookstore, a full account of their hang-outs and happenings with the city’s coolest crowd will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles…

The cycle of coolness whirls speedily in Soho Warehouse; its DTLA setting on Santa Fe Avenue was once a no-go zone, now it’s actually very cool, and small yet aesthetic acts of vandalism (people sneaking in to graffiti tag the building during its restoration) have become part of the hotel’s cultural offering, giving its otherwise sleek lounges and events spaces an urbane edge, toughening up the art deco flooring and vintage furnishings, velvet couches and lush plant life alongside the exposed piping and brick, and steel girders that formed the bare bones of the 1916 factory. When the space became less industrious in the 1960s, it became a recording studio for Off-White records (the Red Hot Chilli Peppers later recorded here, adding a further layer of LA-ness to the stay) and artists’ lofts, so it got a jump on creative sizzle, but now the hotel is a hot bed of artistry. More than 100 artists have been called on to craft large-scale murals (a Shepard Fairey emblazoned on a loading-bay door greets you), feminist wallpapers, sculptures and more; a warehouse space hosts live music and workshops; DJs play in the various lounges; and a ‘content booth’ lets you make your own podcast or lay down some tracks. Add lavish parties and a lively rooftop pool with views, and there’s fuel aplenty to keep that cycle revved. 

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Price per night from $282.15