Line Hotel: A Great Base For Your Los Angeles Trip
Now that I don’t live in Los Angeles any longer, it was fun to meet my girlfriend from Portland in LA for a quick getaway. We chose the Line Hotel in Koreatown to be our home base for our two-night stay. It can always be a huge gamble in Los Angeles with traffic but the hotel’s location was central to all the places we planned to visit while we were in town.
My friend and I shared a double suite on the fourth floor. There were two double beds and just enough room but I don’t think the room is big enough where you would want to spend a ton of time in the room and lounge. There was a little “living room” area (see below) where you can chill but not sure I could sit comfortably or lounge here for long. The bathroom was pretty small. There was just enough counter space counter space for our two toiletry bags but not enough for our lady things to be sprawled out. The bathroom amenities were by Baxter of California which was cool.
A double room configuration
Snapping from our lounge/living area
There are several common areas in the Line Hotel. On the ground level, there is a large lobby area with tables by Pot Cafe and Pot Bar. In the day time, I saw people working here on laptops and their smartphones. Upstairs on the fourth floor, there is a small fitness room, a ping pong table, and a swimming pool. Check the hotel’s social media for announcements because there are always events or parties happening at the hotel. The Stones Throw Crew have been throwing a pool party every Saturday afternoon and previously, DJ Ali Shaheed Mohammed was djing on Thursday nights in the lobby.
Herbs are grown on property which is used by the restaurants
Love these loungers by the pool
The swimming pool
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Pot Cafe is located in the lobby of the hotel. Here they serve La Mill coffee, pastries, Juice Served Here cold-pressed juices and other snacks. There aren’t any coffee makers in the room so this is your best option if you’re like me and can’t function in the mornings without a cup.
This space is absolutely gorgeous. If I’m at the hotel, I can’t help but come in for a cocktail and a couple of photos. The menu is very confusing to people as there isn’t really a common theme or direction. I’m not saying the food is not good but it’s a common comment people tell me after dining there.
Such a gorgeous space!
I’m a fan of Roy Choi’s POT. All the food here is Korean and it’s very delicious. The atmosphere is fun and loud so if you’re looking to have a serious conversation, you may not hear your friends over the acoustics. I’ve eaten here several times and I can eat 10 servings of their uni on crispy rice. It’s best to go with a bigger group of friends and eat family style. Sharing is caring!
A spicy squid dish
Uni on crispy rice. OMGGGGGGG
Kalbi (short ribs) and a tofu and veggie side dish
Other Things To Note
Parking at the hotel is valet and costs $38. Parking in LA is atrocious and I spent about $50 for the day parking at places like the Grove, LACMA, street parking, etc. I know parking is a premium around Koreatown and I don’t know if I was lucky but I scored parking in the block or two beside the hotel. The meters turn on at 9 am and turn off at 6 pm. Street parking was pretty easy. If we had to go back to our room during the day, I plugged the meter for the time we were back at the hotel. Definitely not $38 worth in parking. Sorry, Line Hotel but I just couldn’t do it.
Overall I liked the hotel and would stay again. It’s definitely more of a trendy place and a younger vibe. If you are planning to spend a lot of time in the hotel and a group, I don’t think it’s the most comfortable room for more than one person. The restaurants are fantastic. The location is excellent if you’re spending more time on the east side of LA or need to get to downtown easily. Please remember in LA it’s all about where you’re spending most of your time and traffic. We went to LACMA, Little Tokyo, Larchmont, and DTLA while we stayed and getting there was relatively pain-free. We even went to Studio City and it only took us about 30 minutes in the morning because we were going opposite traffic.
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
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