The LINE Hotel
With its groovy midcentury architecture and colorful nightlife, the Line Hotel is a Koreatown hotspot. It’s worth checking out The Speek, a block of retro-styled rooms designed by hospitality veterans Mark and Jonnie Houston, of No Vacancy and Good Times At Davey Wayne’s fame. The pool is only open to hotel guests during the day, but once the sun goes down, locals all of residences flock to the deck for cocktails, sweeping aerial views, and games like foosball and ping pong.
The Line Hotel in Koreatown dates back to 1964 and originally served as a mid-century office building, but in 2014 was transformed into a modern, chic hotel with a strong emphasis on its artistic design and cultural elements. Guests can spend time on-site admiring local makers' custom paintings and art installations that embellish the property’s public spaces or step off-site to explore this walkable neighborhood. The property is perfectly placed between the up-and-coming neighborhood of downtown LA and the buzzy shopping and dining mid-City area. Guests must spend some time at The Line’s well-known rooftop restaurant, Openaire, which is run by a prominent chef and set in a flourishing plant-filled greenhouse that’s acted as a filming location in multiple movies and boasts sweeping views of the city.