1 Hotel West Hollywood

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Why we love it: A Sunset Strip retreat that blends high design with sustainable practices

The Highlights:
- A sustainable design that employs reclaimed timber, recycled carpeting, and lush native greenery
- Healthy extras like yoga mats, kombucha, and local snacks in every room
- Four separate dining options serving California cuisine and craft cocktails, plus a lobby farm stand with fresh fruits

The Review:
After a brief stint as The Jeremy, this Sunset Strip property opened as L.A.’s first 1 Hotel in May 2019 with a strong focus on sustainability. As soon as you drive up to the valet (which offers electric charging stations), you’ll feel immediately enveloped by lush plants, reclaimed wood, and rough-hewn granite—essentially, L.A. disappears, and nature takes over. The reception desk is made from a massive tree that fell in Mendocino last year, while the cozy lobby is filled with wood and linen-covered furniture made locally by J. Alexander. Also on the ground floor is a farm stand with fresh produce for the taking; 1 Kitchen, which serves sustainably sourced California cuisine among tables that resemble sliced trees; and Goodthings, a retail shop selling Earth + Element pottery, organic cotton clothing, and a selection of all-natural face serums and tonics.

The 285 rooms feature earth tones, floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple plants in volcanic rock planters, and unfinished wooden wardrobes filled with hangars made from recycled paper. Guests can also look forward to extras like yoga mats, comfy cotton robes, and minibars stocked with local snacks like Vegan Bob’s Probiotic Cauliflower Puffs and Fat Uncle Farms Cajun-Flavored California Almonds, plus all-natural dog bones and candles with the hotel’s signature scent. There’s even kombucha in the fridge. Bathrooms have deep marble tubs and full-size bath products—no single-use plastics here. Elsewhere in the hotel, the heated pool boasts a plant-filled deck with plenty of loungers and views of downtown, while a fitness center by Performix, a rooftop bar, and an organic garden with a beehive provide further places for guests to gather.

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