I'm not easily impressed by hotels, but The Palomar has easily impressed me. Checkin was smooth, the room is great, the bathroom even better, and the small touches go as far a the big ones. Travel isn't just about the destination but also the people you meet along the way. The hosted wine hour is a great concept - it allows like-minded travelers (often those who have booked after reading TA reviews!) to meet each other :) Nothing has been too much trouble, and the level of service by all staff has been exceptional. The surrounding area is lovely and has a "safe feel" about it, and there's plenty of eateries and cares in the nearby Westwood Village area. I would happily return here next LA visit!