As part of the Concept Fashion Week crew – I had arranged for our five official bloggers to get a complimentary night's stay at the newest hotel in town, The Hotel Wilshire. Of course, I couldn't let them have all the fun, so I dragged Mr Style away from Glendale for the night to join them.
The Hotel Wilshire, on, you guessed it, Wilshire Blvd (and Crescent Heights) was mere blocks away from all the Concept Fashion Week festivities, making it the perfect home away from home for us runway weary bloggers.
Situated in the middle of Wilshire Blvd, close to all the museums (LACMA, Petersen Auto, La Brea Tar Pits, countless galleries and my favourite the Craft and Folk Museum) it makes it the perfect hotel for out of towners looking to get the most cultural experience from Los Angeles. Plus, the Wilshire location and speedy transit options makes downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and even Santa Monica, easily accessible.
We were situated on the 6th Floor and I wouldn't recommend this floor to families or those looking for restful nights. The rooftop elevator lets out here and drunken groups were heard past closing time (it was a Saturday night) and closing time was 1am.
The room itself was both spacious and cosy. The shower featured a rainfall shower head, a cozy robe and Lather (one of my favourite lines) products. Our room featured a king size, and ridiculous comfy bed, a desk, a closet and mini fridge (though the fridge did not seem to work) and a flat screen TV (with USB port – this is exciting for us digital aficionados)
Also perfect for us bloggers was the access to free WiFi – why doesn't every hotel do this? Drives me nuts!
The hotel rooftop boasts an extraordinary view of Los Angeles and was absolutely packed – not a table to be had – believe me we tried! We supped on beer (they had some pretty decent craft beer offerings) and prosecco that wasn't outrageously priced. We also snacked on their roast fingerling potatoes – the portion was a wee bit stingy – but they were delicious.
The rooftop also has a lovely pool, and during the day become a much more serene haven.
Over all I highly recommend (and have been recommending) The Hotel Wilshire – not only for out of towners, but those seeking a staycation or an evening on a very happening rooftop.