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Why Stay At The Orlando
This just-renovated Los Angeles boutique hotel, on West Third Street between the Beverly Center and The Grove, is ideal for travelers who want to experience the best of the city's shopping and dining options—without fighting traffic.
Los Angeles is hardly a walking town, and yet the Orlando Hotel—post a $6 million 2011 facelift—is right in the middle of a neighborhood that's easy to navigate on foot. Just south of West Hollywood, east of Beverly Hills, and tucked between L.A. landmarks the Beverly Center mall and the farmers' market on Fairfax, this enclave is the setting of some of the city's most stylish restaurants and boutiques. After a dip in the hotel's small saltwater pool, guests can walk to cupcake spot Magnolia Bakery or to clothing shops such as Satine, Milk, and Hillary Rush for almost guaranteed star-sightings. Back at the hotel, all 95 rooms are appointed with 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs, cotton robes, and mini-bar snacks from the chic market-and-café Joan's on Third, just down the street.
The neighborhood is filled with coffee options, but true espresso aficionados will prefer King's Road Café just two blocks away on Beverly Boulevard. Of course, L.A. staple Coffee Bean is also just one block away, if you're craving a signature Ice Blended.
In the evening, head to the new hipster gastropub The Churchill, attached to the hotel (but unaffiliated). Arrive when the crowds descend on Saturday evenings and try—if you dare—the bacon-infused Cedar Room cocktail and the Churchill Burger with caramelized onion, duck-fat fries, and house bacon.
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is approximately 14 miles from the hotel. Anticipate 30 to 45 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.8384 West Third Street, Los Angeles, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Fitness Room
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
- iPod Connectivity
- 40" HD flastscreen TVs
- AM/FM CD Radios
- In-room Laptop Safes
- Egyptian Cotton Linens
- Designer Bath Products
- Cotton Robes
- Gourmet Honor Bars
- Coffee Makers with The Orlando blend
- Bar + Lounge
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Why We Love Los Angeles
Only a few years ago, L.A.'s Third Street was known for a smattering of independent boutiques and its central location. Now the neighborhood has become a culinary destination too, with some of the city's best restaurants.
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Where to Eat: The newest addition to the area's culinary scene is Son of a Gun, a new southern seafood riff from the restaurateurs behind bacon-heavy eatery Animal. Reservations are tough to get, and walk-in lines can be long, so plan accordingly—or arrive sans reservation and eat at the communal table before 6:30 p.m.
8730 W. Third St.. 1-323-782-9033
Dinner for two $80.
Best Day Trip: Head to the Pasadena area to wander beautiful Huntington Gardens, then spot into authentic Chinese restaurant Din Tai Fung for juicy pork dumplings and Shanghai rice cakes.
Huntington Gardens: 1151 Oxford Rd. 1-626-405-2100
Admission from $15.
Din Tai Fung: 1108 S. Baldwin Ave.
Dinner for two $28.
Where to Drink: Southern California has become a true hot spot for craft breweries. Though you'll find a smattering of local options in the neighborhood, the best choice is the Surly Goat (just a five-minute cab ride away in West Hollywood) for the variety of unusual sours and rich stouts.
7929 Santa Monica Blvd. 1-323-650-GOAT
Drinks for two $16.
Why Go Now
Sun and Snow
During winter in L.A., you can spend the days without warm coats and then drive 90 minutes north to Big Bear or Mount Baldy, where you'll find enough snow for skiing.
Through January 1, 2012
Monet/Lichtenstein at LACMA
The new Monet/Lichtenstein exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. 1-323-857-6000
Spork Foods Cooking Classes
The sisters behind new vegan organic cookbook Spork-Fed are offering healthy cooking classes through winter.
L.A. Food Truck Tour
Spend 1.5 hours on a guided walking tour ($45 per person) with Ready to Nosh food tours; you'll sample snacks from the city's best food trucks, including Flying Pig and Rebel Bite.
23rd Annual Santa Monica Festival
Offers an eclectic mix of live music and dance as well as DIY art workshops with recycled and repurposed materials.
Clover Park, Santa Monica.
June 7, 2014
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race + Ocean Festival
An all-day family-friendly featuring ocean swims, SUP and paddle-board races, dory competitions, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddle-board "museum for the day."
Around Santa Monica Pier.