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Los Feliz Hotels

Establishment neighborhood
Cara Hotel
1730 N Western Ave., Los Feliz
COVID-19 update: Open—though some amenities may be limited in keeping with restrictions. When it comes to East LA (DTLA aside) hotel options are pretty thin. Cara Hotel is everything a low-key Los Feliz hotel should be—elegantly earthy, minimalist yet warm, functional (the restaurant is fantastic), and comfortable. Located just below Griffith Park, Cara Hotel feels like a friend’s airy home, which is on point given “cara” is Gaelic for friend and the owners are Irish. Rooms come with elevated amenities like Harry Josh hairdryers, silky Frette sheets and robes, plus minibars filled with locally made snacks. The hotel bar is by the small courtyard (reflective) pool, shaded by pretty olive trees with a wine list heavy on French bottles from Chateau La Coste. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant is a hit in the neighborhood—meaning that Los Feliz residents don’t want anyone else to know it’s there. Currently closed for in-room dining, the Cara-at-home menu speaks Los Angeles’s farm-to-table language with a nod to Irish favorites. Tuck into charcoal smoked roast chicken, heirloom carrots, and buttery colcannon (a mix of mashed potato, kale, and cabbage every Irish kid grew up eating). COVID-19…
Hotel Covell
4626 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz
Imagine a hotel that’s more like nine hipster apartments—SMEG refrigerators, Chemex coffee makers, vintage record players, hardwood floors, and if that’s not enough, McClure’s Spicy Potato Chips in the minibars. Where would you imagine such a hotel? Brooklyn maybe? Close. This one is where Los Feliz bumps up into Silver Lake—basically the Brooklyn of Los Angeles. Hotel Covell is named for author George Covell. And the whole places oozes coolness, but not in an annoying way. More like in the way that the coffee is fantastic and the crowd appreciates ironic eyewear. All the rooms are comfortable and inviting, but we have it on good authority that the Parisian Atelier, with its views of the Griffith Observatory, will not disappoint.
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