Happy Hour. A full 60 minutes without a moment of sadness. A great concept, and perhaps we should start electing happy days to act in the same manner.
Oh wait, that would be Saturday (or whatever day you have off of work to do whatever you want).
Happy hour at Hotel Angeleno’s West Restaurant lasts 180 minutes during the week—4pm-7pm. Great drinks, great food, and great views looking South from the top of the building. My one complaint? The couple times I’ve been in there’s only been a single server for the entire lounge area, and she’s been hard-pressed to keep up with our rapid-drink-guzzling/refill-needing rate of alcohol imbibement. The staff is always super friendly, just been a little slow to get our happy hour accoutrements to us.
This is fortunate, because looking North would be a mountain and The Getty. Which wouldn’t be too bad, but… yeah, South is the good view.
Especially gratifying is watching traffic and thinking to yourself, “I’m not sitting in that. I’m sitting in a comfy chair enjoying a cocktail and munching on sliders/hummus+pita/sopas/etc.” There’s nothing that has me appreciate my bicycle and bus-pass more than looking at the snail’s pace of traffic heading down Sunset, or up the 405. Well, maybe appreciating it with a drink in my hand while eating… you get the point.
Also, if you’re looking for an ATM or a cup of coffee and a snack, there’s a little hotel shop downstairs just off the lobby. Across from it is the business room which has an ATM. I’ve stopped in to grab bus fare for the Big Blue Bus (stops just outside the hotel or across the street), as well as a cup of joe. Consistently, the person working behind the counter is awesome.
I haven’t stayed here, but if the rest of the hotel is anything like the shop or the West Restaurant, I’m willing to bet it’s a pleasant stay.
Great Stay in LA
5 Stars - Reviewed Sept. 1, 2013
In LA for a wedding last weekend. Loved the Hotel Angeleno. Great location near the 405. Very close to Westwood area. The staff was awesome. Very welcoming and helpful. Valet service was wonderful. How nice to have the car door opened for me! Exercise room right near the pool was great. The pool area was very relaxing. Chicken BBQ at the pool on Saturday for lunch looked yummy but we opted for IN and OUT in nearby Westwood. Our room was immaculate.
Brunch on Sunday morning at the restaurant (part of the wedding weekend festivities) on the 17th floor was delicious…especially the French Toast.
We would definitely stay at the Hotel Angeleno again the next time we are in LA.
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