This post was contributed by Lisa Crovo Dion, photos by Dan Dion
Melrose Avenue is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, and Palihotel not only claims an address on this famed strip, but also embodies the Melrose spirit.
Dubbed “Melrose Avenue’s first boutique hotel,” this newish (2012) spot has 32 (small) guest rooms and is known for it’s groovy, cool design. You’ll leave here armed with inspiration and ideas to spruce up your own pad. Rates range from $185 for a double (two twin beds) to $350 for the suite. Amenities include a minibar stocked with goodies from Dean & DeLuca.
The rustic bohemian is achieved with a colorful palette on the walls, exposed wood, mismatched prints and paintings, and stacks of vintage books. Private areas as well as communal spaces are well thought out, with cool, surprising touches.
The location is unbeatable for trendy dining, shopping, and entertainment. Within walking distance (or a short drive—c’mon this is LA, who walks anywhere?) is the Pacific Design Center, CBS Studios, The Grove, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Center and the Sunset Strip.
Insider Tip: Even if you don’t stay at Palihotel, make sure to pop into The Hart & Hunter, the hotel’s restaurant. One word: biscuits. Trust me.
7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046