The country chic Farmer’s Daughter hotel welcomes guests with good ol' southern hospitality and charm. The blue-and-white checkered facade greets you like Daisy Duke in a plaid button down and the friendly staff, accessorized with suspenders and bandannas, is a refreshing change from the typical try-to-hard LA uniform.
The lobby sets the country-kitsch scene with a painted china rooster, brass rabbit, two pet parakeets and a stuffed sheep guarding the coveted BBQ flavored potato chips and lemonade. It’s a playful place where you can pick up a game of ping pong, read a book from their lending library, relax by the rubber-duck-filled pool, ride a single or double seated bike around town or brunch at the attached Tart restaurant with southern style dishes like the Haystuck Hussie and Cowgirl Cutie.
Although you could stay entertained without leaving the hotel, it is surrounded by plenty of walking distance attractions that are worth the wander. The simple rooms, accented with farm-life flair such as lattice fence headboards and denim bed covers, are a comforting hideaway after a day of exploring and the waterfall showerheads are a luxurious surprise.
On your way out make sure to pay homage to the Polaroid shrine of guests on the Wheel of Fortune (filmed across the street), use your complimentary token at the “Art-O-Mat” (a cigarette machine that dispenses painted cigarette containers), and try not to smile as you drop your business card in the bright magenta watering can.