Why we love it: An upscale Kimpton with a focus on art and wellness
- Large-scale lobby art and an outdoor piece by Retna
- The Viale Dei Romani restaurant, with food from Venice favorite Casey Lane
- Complimentary wellness classes like yoga, meditation, and sound baths
Decidedly more upscale and art-focused than other Kimpton properties, the La Peer takes fitting into its surrounding neighborhood very seriously. Located off Sunset Boulevard on the quiet and walkable La Peer Drive, the hotel is in the heart of West Hollywood’s design district, surrounded by galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and more. While there’s a separate entrance for celebrities, the property is actually quite welcoming to all. The lobby feels like your artist friend’s cozy but consciously designed living room, with little nooks for reading and working, as well as large-scale art pieces sprinkled throughout. Step out back to the indoor-outdoor bar, patio, and small but serviceable pool area to peep a piece by Retna and grab a drink and snack. For something more substantial, there’s also lobby restaurant Viale Dei Romani, an Italian trattoria that’s garnered critical approval for chef Casey Lane’s fine cooking.
Rooms have a touch of industrial-chic style with plenty of art, like hyper-detailed string works hung on the walls. Bathrooms feature a chic mix of gray, patterned tiles, and some even have standalone soaking tubs. In addition to a good-sized fitness center with perks like infused water, guests have access to free yoga, meditation, and sound bath sessions. There are also bikes to borrow and complimentary Uber Select within one mile in place of a house car. On weekends, the hotel livens up considerably with a DJ at the pool and various rooftop events like cabaret shows and live music.