The 105-room hotel was practically empty (operating at 25% occupancy, max). The neighborhood was a veritable ghost town, which felt oddly dystopian since this corner of West Hollywood’s Design District (on the edge of Boystown) is known for its vibrant nightlife, restaurants and shopping. As a result, the hotel was operating with minimal crew and amenities. The restaurant and gym were closed, but the pool and outdoor bar were open. The lobby, while open, was off-limits for indoor gatherings of any kind. Masks required, of course.
Our room was very nice, a minimalist palette of grays with French doors opening onto a private terrace and a view of the Hollywood Hills in the distance. Despite everything being two years old, the bed and linens all felt brand new.
Bottom line: A great first-impression despite the circumstances. I look forward to coming back when the pandemic is finally behind us.
Rates from about $310; 627 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, 855-239-4324, lapeerhotel.com