We've now stayed in Los Feliz Lodge twice: once in the Red Casita and once in Villa 1503. I've also seen the inside of the Green Casita when a friend stayed there. Overall, the location is excellent--walking distance to Sunset Junction and pretty convenient to everywhere in East and Central LA. The decor is fun, modern, and hip, and the keyless gate system, free Wi-Fi, and fairly reliable street parking (just be sure to read the signs about street cleaning!) check all the major boxes. As many other reviewers have said, you feel like you're staying in your own, well-decorated apartment in one of LA's nicest and loveliest areas. I have gone for jogs around the neighborhood on both of my visits and always felt safe and enjoyed checking out the real estate and scenery along the way. And best of all, the price is right--very reasonable for LA.
Contrary to what the pricing suggests, though, I'd recommend you go for one of the casitas. Villa 1503, while HUGE and decorated thoughtfully, just felt a bit more worn-out than the casitas did. It smelled really musty, and the air conditioner struggled (LOUDLY) through dusty vents; the towels were stiff and smelled mildewy; the sugar in the kitchen was caked into a solid chunk in the container; the shower drained very slowly; the fridge had clearly not been cleaned; the informational binder was falling apart; the iron's steam function was broken; and when we moved the bedside table to plug in our chargers, it was pretty grimy and dusty back there. None of these things were deal-breakers by any means, but added up, they were an indication of less attention to detail overall. I kept feeling reminded that I wasn't paying a lot for my accommodations.
I'll definitely stay there again for the location alone, but I will request a casita (the Red Casita was our favorite). A solid 3.5-4 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect Hotel Alternative! Los Feliz Lodge is located in the charming Los Feliz neighborhood, just a short stroll to Los Feliz Village and the hip Silver Lake Sunset Junction area. Very close to the Metro, and just few stops to the Hollywood touristy areas, Downtown or Universal Studios. The "lodge" is a 1920's Spanish-style courtyard apartment complex. Offering detached bungalows with fully equipped kitchens, a/c, wireless internet, cable & telephone, mini-bar, robes and slippers, tea and coffee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Los Feliz Hotel Los Angeles