Best Design Hotels in LA
More than just Mid-Century Mecca
Los Angeles has deep roots in architecture and design. Of course, the city is the poster child for the California Mid-Century Modern movement, but countless other designs fit nicely against their mountainous backdrop and sunshine as well.
Today, some of LA’s best boutique hotels pay homage to the greatest designers across the spectrum. There’s plenty to choose from, but we rounded up our true favorites for this shortlist:
As a reflection of The Standard culture, their Hollywood hotel is the perfect conduit for social engagement. Fresh design, retro vibes, and their electric blue pool deck blend seamlessly with Los Angeles. The spacious, neutral rooms–with custom textiles and soft lighting– strike just the right balance to set the mood. It’s The Standard touch: playful, hip, and fit for a special stay.
Available for nightly or long-term stays, the Palihouse properties were designed to be home away from homes. They’ve created an environment that feels contemporary, comfortable, inviting, spacious, clutter-free, and drop dead gorgeous. Good thing they allow extended stay!
The Line can best be described as modern and sharp, but never overdressed. This Koreatown hotel is a 1964 mid-century building that’s been redesigned by Sean Knibb to reflect the culture of the surrounding neighborhoods. Natural materials, floor-to-ceiling windows that let the sunshine in, hand-quilted furnishings, and original artwork make The Line a top contender for design geeks.
Placed somewhere in the middle between country charm and city sophistication, Farmer’s Daughter hotel shines in its welcoming, warm touches and overall ambience. The large rooms are finished with playful details, denim duvets, mood lighting, and cheerful throw pillows. We like to think this hotel summarizes the vibe on Fairfax District, placing emphasis on hyper-local, conscientious style.