A Nature Lover’s Dream in the Concrete Jungle of Los Angeles

Gulf Insider’s Charlie Cooksey checks into 1 Hotel West Hollywood, LA

If you’re visiting Los Angeles, feeling a bit glam is all part of the experience, isn’t it? You want to be kissed by the sun and surrounded by leafy palms, good vibes, and an urban atmosphere. The stunning, 5-star 1 Hotel West Hollywood provides just the right effect. With a rooftop pool and lounge bar, sprawling Los Angeles views, and natural elements at every turn, here’s why I recommend 1 Hotel West Hollywood when looking for a hotel in downtown LA.

This luxury Los Angeles hotel is nestled right on the famous Sunset Blvd, located in West Hollywood, which is well positioned between Beverly Hills and Hollywood. It’s hard to miss it as you drive up to this leafy, rich-in-nature building. While surrounded by restaurants, shops, and celebrity influence, 1 Hotel West Hollywood feels like a secret escape.

You walk into the cosy lobby and are greeted by friendly staff and natural elements of wood ceiling beams, hardwood floors, leafy plants, and exposed brick. The hustle and bustle of Sunset Blvd. begin to fade. It’s seriously a true nature lover’s dream, and you don’t even have to get outside the city for it.

During my two-night leisure stay, I booked a bright room with floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out over downtown. Plants fill the space and those natural elements from the lobby trickle into the headboard display, modern bathroom details, and in-room furniture alike. As expected, the room’s comfy king-sized bed provided a good night’s sleep, especially after rounding out 25,000 steps each day or the long 20-hour trip from the Arabian Peninsula.

Despite my LA visit being one of leisure and involving lots of walking, I still kept up with my morning gym routine. The hotel offers state-of-the-art weight training and cardio equipment at its 24/7 gym. There are also complimentary group classes available and personal training sessions.

The Pool Deck is easily one of the best amenities at the hotel. Sunkissed, scenic, and with a touch of luxury, this is a great place to catch the sunset over a cocktail or two, simply take in LA views with a relaxing swim or, as I did, check into emails whilst battling the 10-hour time zone difference between California and Bahrain! While the pool isn’t exactly large, it still evokes that Hollywood glam factor. Plus, it’s an ideal spot to mingle with other guests and enjoy some essential sunshine.

Needless to say, I loved my stay at this 5-star hotel in downtown LA. If you are looking for a chic hotel in LA with an urban, nature-focused, youthful atmosphere on your trip to the city, I would recommend 1 Hotel West Hollywood. This is the second time I’ve stayed at a 1 Hotel location, firstly at their NYC property, and the 1 Hotel brand its quickly becoming my go-to choice when I’m travelling. If I see this brand in the next city I visit, you can be sure I’m going to check in for a night or two.

For more information, visit 1 Hotel West Hollywood’s website or call +1 310-424-1600


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