All images courtesy of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
Hollywood is having a second. One of Los Angeles’ most iconic neighborhoods has seen a slew of recent boutique lodge openings, and with town’s sights set on the 2028 Summer Olympics, extra are positive to comply with. But, for now, if a shocking rooftop, pool deck and cocktail bar combo (at 12,000 sq. ft, it’s Hollywood’s largest) appeals – to not point out glam guestrooms and eco-friendly initiatives – then welcome to The Godfrey.
The first California outpost from the Chicago-based hospitality model is positioned one block beneath Sunset Boulevard, making it an important jumping-off level for exploring town or reservations at new white-hot haunts like Mother Wolf and Desert 5 Spot, each strolling distance across the nook. Much like its sister properties in Chicago, Boston and Tampa, The Godfrey Hollywood is all subtle structure, smooth restaurant ideas, and a high-touch visitor expertise (pet pups included) from check-in to check-out.
From the ‘I Love You’ sculpture to a seven-piece sculpture spelling out ‘Godfrey,’ the lodge’s artwork assortment provides to the customized journey expertise – and make nice photograph alternatives. Eco-friendly initiatives are championed right here, too, for sustainably-minded vacationers – there is a bike valet and bike parking for locals and electrical automobile charging stations for out-of-town friends. In addition, lodge operations get a inexperienced enhance with rooftop photo voltaic panels and energy-efficient sensible thermostats.
Hollywood’s glittering previous and current will get a retro-chic aesthetic nod throughout the 220-room, seven-story property because of excessive contact luxe supplies (suppose tufted velvet headboards and brass end fixtures) and a smoky inexperienced and blush pink shade palette. With their retro-style black-and-white classic tilework and rain showers, loos are fairly opulent affairs too. Hollywood rooms face town’s well-known signal whereas a number of second-floor courtyard patio guestrooms characteristic Juliette balconies that open to a non-public area with lush foliage and lounge furnishings – someplace beautiful to sit down in your gown with a morning espresso courtesy of the in-room Illy espresso machine.
Head to rooftop hangout I|O for postcard-perfect sunsets the place near-panoramic views sweep throughout Hollywood, Century City, and Downtown LA skylines. Take your decide from two bars: the 25-seat possibility on the west aspect, which options cozy seating areas and match pits, is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers (gentle bites like poke bowls and sushi rolls grace the menu) or weekend nightcap earlier than final orders at 2 am. Downstairs, ALK is the lodge’s chef-driven gastropub-meets-steakhouse idea (though there are plant-based and vegan choices too) is open for breakfast, lunch dinner and weekend brunch. A small collection of room service menus are additionally provided all through the day till 10 pm.
Summer programming features a new Taco Tuesday on the rootop and weekend pool party with stay music, meals, and drink specials, plus the lodge’s ongoing and (uber-popular) pleased hour, which runs Monday by means of Thursday from 4 to six pm. Themed brunches at ALK embody a Drag Brunch on Sundays. Overnight and staycation packages embody Hollywoof! (suppose all the things from comped bowls and canine chaise lounge beds, to luxurious goodies The Boxdog Box, amongst different pet perks) and the Stay, Breakfast and Valet, which incorporates breakfast for 2 at ALK.
Located at 1400 Cahuenga Boulevard, go to godfreyhotelhollywood.com for room charges, reservations or extra info.