I travel a lot with business, and after some early experiences, I tend to avoid hotels that are not well known. This time my trip needed to be altered and I was looking to find a decent hotel near to where I had meetings. I found the Hotel Angeleno on a booking website and after checking all other options decided to risk it. The hotel itself is clean and well looked after. I read a lot about the noise of the freeway and small rooms, but I honestly found the room no smaller than any other room I've stayed in, and the traffic noise not so bad at all as long as the door was closed. The one small complaint I could make was the in the wall heater/air conditioner unit was very loud, to the point I couldn't run it at night. It still got quite cool in the evening so I made sure to get an extra blanket.
The staff are really great. Everybody from the shuttle driver to the bartenders and wait staff at West were friendly and good at what they do. Special shout out to Courtney and Josef at the front desk for making me feel very welcome and helping me to find locations/events that were nearby.
The afternoon wine social time was quite unique and I found myself, to my surprise, engaged in some interesting conversations with other guests.
The jazz band that was playing on the Thursday night at West was very good, as was the food.
All in all, from low expectations came this gem of a hotel that I would definitely stay at again if my travels take me that way again