Price From $129
This 68-room hotel sits in the heart of newly hot downtown L.A. Built in the 1920s, the steel-and-glass structure was recently renovated and now has a modern feel (mood lighting shines from under the beds, and there are ergonomic desk chairs). The on-site O Bar & Kitchen serves tapas and martinis until 11 p.m. on weekdays and until 2 a.m. on weekends; a 7,000-square-foot underground lounge opens next spring. Breakfast is included in the rate.
Plus A resident DJ spins in the lobby on Thursdays from 9 P.M. till 1 A.M., combined with drink specials on cocktails, beer, wine, and sangria.
Minus The minimalist motif is mostly nice, except when it comes to things like cramped shower stalls.
Free WiFi? Yes, in the lobby.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Visa, MC