We had 10 days booked for our stay in Los Angeles and although we have seen a lot of people online hotel hopping (which looks fantastic), we wanted a great all rounder.
Somewhere that would tick all the boxes and involved minimal effort on our part so that we could fully enjoy the time we had. After searching all the holiday websites (and of course, many blogs) we decided on The Line Hotel in Koreatown.
You will have no doubt seen pictures of this hotel doing the rounds in many bloggers recent LA posts, but..it is totally justified! If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary but still with that luxury feel – This is the place for you.
We made the decision early on that if we were travelling all that way, we wanted to stay somewhere special. Not just comfortable and clean. We wanted a view. We wanted to have that WOW factor.
How To Get There
You can book an Uber from the airport, which admittedly is the easier alternative. A door to door service with no fuss.
Do remember that LA is a HUGE city.. so this can work out costly over the duration if you working to a budget.
We decided to make our own way. Which was just as easy and a fraction of the cost. Bear in mind that this was our first time to America and we had no prior knowledge of the travel system.
We hopped on the LAX Flyaway bus to Union Station (bus stop just outside LAX and well signposted) We then purchased a TAP card for $1, topped up $6/7 for a metro day ticket (or top up a couple of dollars for only one journey) and jumped on the red line until we reached Wilshire/Normandie..and the hotel is just across the road! This journey costs less than $10!
It does take approximately an hour but it is a great opportunity to take in your surroundings.
The Line Hotel
The hotel is as much a part of the holiday experience as the things you do while you are away. As we were travelling all the way to America from Scotland for the first time, we decided not to scrimp on the hotel room. We wanted a great experience.
With this in mind, we paid a little extra (and I mean a little!) for the Hollywood Hills View King room. Waking up to this view each morning was incredible and completely worth the added cost. A view I won’t forget.
The Line Hotel has a lot to offer internally as well despite being so central.
There is a rooftop pool, a number of cafes/restaurants, foosball table and a fantastic little shop called ‘Poketo’ which sells some stationary/clothing/homeware.
This isn’t the usual style of hotel I imagine families would choose to visit. Not that they wouldn’t like it, but I do see it as more of a couple/friend choice of hotel.
With it’s cracked and filled cement walls, floor to ceiling windows and original artwork, it really draws on that cool LA vibe.
I love that the blinds are opened by a button on the bedside and you get to enjoy this magnificent view without having to leave the comfort of your bed!
The bed was comfortable, the room warm and with plenty of space for living (along with all the new shopping bags and of course, luggage).
The bathroom, unlike the rawness of the room is warming and has a touch of glamour with lots of gold details.
The area felt very safe. I didn’t feel any unease in the slightest.
There are also some great restaurants nearby. We had food at a local Korean barbecue which was one of the best meals we had over our stay!
There is also a Mcdonalds, Starbucks, Halal food place and mini mart in the immediate area for some added familiarity. CVS, Dennys etc available at a 10 minute walk.
As mentioned earlier, the metro station is just across the road from the hotel which connects you to all areas of the city. It is such an easy method of transport and a great money saver (although I gather not the first choice of transport for locals).
I really enjoyed our stay at The Line Hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Los Angeles!