Palihouse West Hollywood is a charming 95-key boutique hotel in one of Los Angeles’ trendiest heartthrobs. The slightly quirky design imbues California sensibility all over, from corridors to communal spaces, and guestrooms.
At the entrance is a lobby sporting a patterned décor, with a busy white- and green-checkered floor, one stout dog statue on each side, plus vintage furniture. A spherical pendant lamp imprinted with the letter “P” hangs from the ceiling and hovers atop a centerpiece table supporting two potted plants. The walls showcase neat millwork. To the back is a check-in desk.
Jetted off the lobby is the Lobby Lounge Café & Bar, which, if you ask us, is the perfect place to get work done (with a cappuccino in hand and a dish from their California-centric menu, of course). An olive-toned banquette hugs a curvilinear white-brick wall punctuated via five tables with blue-plaid chairs on one side. Sitting on the charming outdoor patio here is optimal for soaking up the Los Angeles sun.
The second-floor pool deck freckles with striped-blue lounge chairs shaded under umbrellas with multi-foil trims. Furnishings populate three sides of the pool, while the fourth is a wall in a green-white-green pattern.
Comfortable guestrooms pack each of the hotel’s four floors, some with balconies. An earthy palette of orange, rusts, deep greens, plus wood tones and textures, are mixed with bespoke details and custom features throughout, while well-appointed bathrooms are a beautiful display of mahogany wood, detailed tilework, and custom vanities. We love the Dyptique bath amenities, plush robes, and enormous rain showers.
From its central location to its California-tinged design, and its overall boutique hotel essence, Palihouse West Hollywood makes for a great LA stay.
Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
The vibe: A well-decorated California-quirky stay in LA’s best neighborhood.
Food + Drink: Lobby Lounge Café & Bar has an all-day menu — you’ll love the patio during sunny days. Plus, the Lobster Tacos here are exceedingly delicious. There’s also the guest-only Pool Lounge, which serves treats such as lemonade and candy.
Amenities: Pool, Wi-Fi, fitness room with Peloton bikes, facilities for disabled guests, restaurant, pet-friendly
Any personal neighborhood recs? Yes, West Hollywood is full of cool boutiques — check out our guide surrounding where to find them here. We love a damn good bookstore and West Hollywood’s Book Soup, in our opinion, is one of LA’s best places to search for your next novel. Find your next laugh at the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, which hosts myriad comedians and celebrity guests.
Our favorite thing about the hotel: The all-day Lobby Lounge Café — I’m a workaholic, and this is one of my favorite places to post up and write an article in LA.
What’s nearby? The Sunset Strip, The Grove, Melrose Ave, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Abbey (one of the world’s most iconic gay bars).
Pricing: Rates start around $250/night
Closest Airport: LAX