Los Angeles, United States

The Line Hotel LA

Rates per night from$152.10

Price information

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

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD152.10), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Concrete and karaoke

Setting

Mid-century mod tower

Built in 1964, The Line Hotel LA in Koreatown has mid-century bones and urban, modern style. Locally-designed citrus-coloured furnishings pop against a background of industrial-chic exposed concrete, and guestrooms have sweeping city views from their floor-to-ceiling windows. Famed food-truck chef Roy Choi blends the flavours of the neighbourhood in the hotel’s two eateries, and the circular lobby bar is a welcome sight for travelled-out guests and locals alike. Up on the rooftop, a pool-with-a-view offers respite from the heat, and the karaoke suites of the 1980’s-themed club give guests an opportunity for (belting out) ‘California Dreaming’.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

384, including 10 suites.

Check–Out

1pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, noon.

Rates

Double rooms from $152.10, excluding tax at 15.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 0.195% per room per night on check-out and an additional resort fee of $17.35 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates generally exclude breakfast (Continental options from $15, full American-style breakfasts from $23).

Also

The hotel’s boutique is curated by local art collective Poketo; stock up on Koreatown-ready market bags, sleek Scandi-style watches and delicate gold jewellery.

At the hotel

Club with two private karaoke rooms, boutique, free WiFi throughout, 24-hour fitness centre, Linus bicycles to rent (first four hours are free). In rooms: free WiFi, Baxter of California bath products, minibar with American and Korean drinks and snacks, iPod dock.

Our favourite rooms

We love that most rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and particularly favour those with views of the Hollywood Hills. For extra lounging space, spring for a spacious suite, which will have an extra-large bed in its bedroom.

Poolside

The heated outdoor rooftop pool is open from 10am to 7pm; the surrounding pool deck is lined with citrus trees, deck chairs, sunloungers and sweet-smelling flowering plants. Order from the Commissary menu directly to your poolside perch any day of the week, and saunter over to the satellite pool bar on the weekends.

Packing tips

Bring your stylish yoga kit; at 10am on Saturdays, Silver Lake-based studio One Down Dog holds free flow yoga sessions in indoor and outdoor spaces around the hotel.

Also

The common area and many rooms are fully accessible.

Children

Littles of all ages are welcome; the hotel can arrange babysitting.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

It’s hard to go wrong in the glass-walled Commissary; practically every seat has a view of the Los Angeles skyline.

Dress Code

Keep it sleek and stylish, channelling just a bit of K-Pop meets Hollywood.

Hotel restaurant

The restaurant is currently being remodeled, but will reopen in Autumn 2018. But first, coffee… the Alfred café dishes out freshly baked pastries and juices, waters and coffees. Sip your morning cup of joe in the lobby, or order your goodies for takeaway.

 

Hotel bar

Pot Lobby Bar is set at the back of the lobby; sidle up to the circular bar to order your drinks, then retreat to one of the banquettes in the lobby. The lobby bar does a very tempting happy hour, with old fashioneds on tap, draft beers and wines. Eighties-themed Break Room 86 hosts live performances and guest DJ nights. Order Rum-DMC cocktails and boozy push-pops, then book a karaoke suite and party like it’s 1986. 

Last orders

Alfred café is open from 6am to 6pm; Pot Lobby Bar serves drinks until midnight.

Room service

Chef Roy Choi’s award-winning room service arrives to your door in neatly parcelled packages; order anything from the restaurant menus directly for bedside delivery from 6am to 10pm.

Location

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Address
The Line Hotel LA
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
90010
United States

Planes

Los Angeles International Airport is about an hour away by car, depending on the whims of LA traffic. Our Smith24 Team can arrange your flights and transfers.

Trains

There’s a Metro Purple Line station directly across the street from the hotel; the Purple Line travels through Downtown Los Angeles, passing the Civic Center, Pershing Square and the Financial District, and connects with the Metro Silver Line at Civic Center Station.

Automobiles

If you’re up to braving LA traffic, on-site valet parking is $41.80 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

The art-deco, emerald-green Pellissier Building towers above the adjoining Wiltern theatre, a short walk from the hotel; check out what’s on the calendar at the latter, which has hosted Bob Dylan and Big Lebowski festivals. Follow the locals to immense Wi Spa, a multi-level traditional Korean spa with salt, clay, jade and ice saunas. Choose from a range of massages, acupressure treatments and facials, and make your way to the spa’s sprawling lounge for multigrain misutgaru shakes and udon soup with pickled vegetables. Catch a game at the Dodger Stadium – with a beer or hot dog in hand, naturally – or peruse the exhibits at local museums; the Japanese American National Museum, the Geffen Contemporary, and the Broad are all on your side of town. 

Local restaurants

With a bright orange-painted concrete floor, live salsa band and a serious list of agave liquor, Oaxacan restaurant Guelaguetza serves up southern Mexican cooking with gusto. We’re talking mole-covered dishes of chicken, pork and even grilled cactus; they do a mean egg-based brunch too. For French-inspired fare with a view, rooftop bistro Perch has you (un)covered; start with a sharing plate of saffron-infused mussels or charcuterie before mains of boeuf bordelaise or scallops on a bed of parsnip purée. Book well in advance for blowout dinners at Bestia, where sharing plates reign supreme and bar-room-brawl weaponry hangs from the halls. Don’t skimp out on spicy ’nduja pizza, stuffed ravioli or clams, and wash it all down with the brandy digestif served in an empty bone (yes, really). Over in Silver Lake, health-conscious Botanica has a menu starring local produce, rainbow-coloured grains, Californian olive oil, wild seafood and sustainably-raised meat. The menu changes monthly; past offerings have included ghee-toasted banana buckwheat bread, tortilla Espanola, and king salmon with seared radicchio and citrus.

Local bars

Freehand Los Angeles’s rooftop bar Broken Shaker has dizzyingly spectacular panoramic views of Los Angeles; expect beach-inspired style, carefully-crafted cocktails and light bites. For local micro-brews, make your way to nearby Beer Belly and sample IPAs, amber ales, stouts and ciders; the very indulgent, modern American-style bar snacks menu has you covered for salt and sustenance. 

 

Reviews

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This bordering-on-Brutalist hotel, smack bang in the heart of LA’s Koreatown, knows how to perfectly mix the seemingly dissimilar. Mid-century architecture? Let’s add a dash of all-mod, locally designed furniture. Mexican-inspired meals? Slap some kimchi on that. Classic cocktail? Put it on tap. Combine all of that with rooms that survey the city’s skyline and Hollywood Hills, a rooftop pool and an Atari-era nostalgia-laced club complete with karaoke rooms, and you have the Line Hotel LA. The sooner you unpack, the sooner you can shimmy to Tupac’s ‘California Love’, belt out Petty’s ‘Free Falling’, or croon along to ‘Hotel California’; don’t worry though, you can check out, you just may never want to leave.

 

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