The London is the best choice if you want to stay in the Hollywood area. It exudes a cool elegance, and the rooms are huge and beautifully appointed. There is plenty of closet space, a separate sitting area with sofa (although truth be told the sofa was not all that comfortable), good lighting for reading in bed, and coffee/tea making facility. The bathrooms, however, steal the show! Whether you enjoy a soak in a great tub, or prefer to be bombarded with different shower jets in a huge separate shower stall, you won't want to leave the bathroom! You can believe all the raves you've read here on TA. For some of you, however, the balconies might even upstage the bathrooms - make sure you get a view over the LA basin. It is spectacular, (and I mean REALLY spectacular) especially if you can get a higher room. There are rooms on the Sunset side of the hotel which would prove quite disappointing, I think, so if you want that phenomenal view, make sure you request it.
Of course, you can always partake of the view up on the roof of the hotel, and you MUST do this, if only to have one of the cocktails on offer up there. But trust me, you'll never want to leave, once you settle in with one of their really creative drinks. There is a lot of comfortable and varied seating all around, and they even have heat lamps to heat the area once the sun goes down, (and it can get cold in LA in a hurry once the sun sets!). Service was quick and friendly.
In looking for a hotel in the Hollywood area, I found the London to consistently offer the best value, especially once you factor in the terrific breakfast that comes with the room (make sure you get this included with the rate you book). I found the offerings to be quite upscale, beautifully presented, and with enough choice to please any palate - much more so than the usual fare in a casual breakfast buffet. However, that restaurant is small, and on at least one morning we had to wait about 10 minutes or so for a table to open up before we could eat.
All in all, you will not be disappointed in the London! The location is convenient for Sunset, but overall quiet; and there are a number of lovely restaurants/shops within 10 minutes walk, and best of all, a Peet's coffeeshop just around the corner!
We booked a package that included a spa treatment, and even though the spa itself is inconveniently off-property and difficult to find (and NOT walking distance), everything else about that experience was top-notch, from booking it to the choice of services from which we could choose, to the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. We were treated like honored guests, and the massages and facials were wonderful. I highly recommend it!
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