Melrose Avenue, one of the best dining and entertainment destinations in the City of Angels, hosts a number of incredible attractions including Paramount Pictures, one of the oldest film studios in the world and a true gem of the Old Hollywood. Nowadays, the area between the West End through West Hollywood and Hollywood has turned into a major artsy hangout – and that’s exactly where the Palihouse Melrose gets its vibe.
Welcome to Hipster Heaven! At the heart of this dynamic L.A. district, this cool boutique hotel is all about design, mixing up old and new through a great mix of colors. The service is great and you can really feel part of this trendy location when staying at the Palihotel!
1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 4
2. Room & Other Facilities: 4
3. Food & Drinks: 4
4. Service: 4
5. Location: 4
Design & Boutique Feeling
The Palihouse definitely has the boutique feel down! Focused on a trendy and hipster design, the environment is colorful and well thought-out, mixing styles to create its own and very characteristic vibe and the service has the personal touch that we just love!
Room & Other Facilities
The hotel offers 32 rooms in total, but since it’s in the middle of a super lively district, it’s really important to check out the location of your room when you’re booking it. When you’re booking here, make sure to go for an upstairs room with a terrace, as the standard room faces the avenue, and it’s very noisy at nights.
As far as the actual rooms are concerned, the design is really cool, with colorful walls. There’s a plush sofa and a very, very cosy bed. Downside: the AC is controlled centrally, and the rooms can get a bit hot.
The reception is also very cosy, and there’s even a small yard that’s perfect to hang out in!
Food & Drinks
While there’s no food served directly at the hotel, the place does have a pretty cool eatery: The Heart and the Hunter, a very hip and popular restaurant, is located right within the premises. Much like at the Palihotel, the design is cool and hip, although the cuisine is a bit limited. Still, the menu is pretty interesting, mostly inspired by South American food and serving other international flavors. The restaurant’s terrace is really great for brunch and dinner, and you might be inclined to make a reservation beforehand, as it’s fairly popular and always full of people.
The service is really friendly and personalized. The staff is really gracious and there’s a real feeling of joy at the front desk. They’re also very supportive regarding reservations and everything you might need to know.
A fantastic locations for those looking to really embrace the Melrose Avenue lifestyle: the hotel is surrounded by a large number of vintage stores, cafés and restaurants. The Palihotel is also very close to some of the major tourist attractions in the area, particularly The Grove, one of the most iconic shopping malls in Los Angeles, as well as the Farmers Market, the large and historic L.A. venue that started the big worldwide outside market trend.