Hotel Spotlight

How to Make Yourself at Home in West Hollywood

by Jeralyn Gerba
All photos courtesy of Paligroup.

Palihouse West Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
Modern Classic, $$$ (From $300)

If you're the kind of person who goes weak in the knees for checkerboard floors and sun umbrellas with fringe, always has a fresh red lip, and prefers an LA visit with Hollywood nostalgia, you'll find your place among the carefully curated objects and furnishings at Palihouse West Hollywood, a sunny and sophisticated urban hotel with rooms and residences for long-term stays. Over the years, the Pali Society has built up a quite a neighborhood empire — a half dozen local hotels and additional outposts in San Francisco, Miami, and Seattle — with clubhouse-y places that feel like home-away-from-home, particularly for people who need it to be their home for a week or more at a time.

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Rates start at $300. Click here for reservations. Or contact the Fathom Concierge and we can book your trip for you.

At a Glance

The Vibe: Your home in an alternate — very stylish — universe.

Standout Detail: The design object mash-up, from contemporary lighting to French flea market chairs, Persian rugs to preppy throw pillows. It works.

This Place Is Perfect For: Discreet entertainers, bohemian business types (only in LA!), design junkies, travelers who consider a Moroccan tile floor to be a creature comfort.

Rooms: 37 studio, one- and two-bedroom guest suites and loft-style residences with fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, open floor plans, and outdoor terraces. Nightly or monthly stays.

On Site: It's the city of exclusive events. The Palihouse West Hollywood has tons of flexible spaces for cocktail parties, intimate dinners, big bashes in smart and stylish rooms — or the outdoor dining room or rooftop. There are many pet-friendly amenities, including beds, toys, organic treats upon arrival, and dog walking services arranged by a pet-loving staff.

Food + Drink: Mardi Restaurant is a charming outdoor brasserie. Then there's Sunset Cocktail Lounge (and its fringed umbrellas) located on the rooftop.The industrial bohemian Palihouse Lobby Lounge & Bar has Moroccan tile flooring and distressed leather furniture.

What to Do Nearby

The city is made up of a zany number of highways, coastline, mountains, and valleys. Where you decide to stay has a big impact on your trip — and the amount of time you sit in traffic. Want to be near Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip, with easy access to Santa Monica and Venice? Here's what else the Westside has going for it for visitors: Hollywood institutions like Musso & Frank. Vintage shopping destination Decades. Local landmarks like the power crowd's Tower Bar and famed gay watering hole The Abbey. New-school classics are a stone's throw away — the plant-based Mexican cuisine at Gracias Madre is just a mile from the hotel; Jon & Vinny's all-day Italian joint is less than half a mile away. The closest cultural institution is LACMA, which is currently killing it with their contemporary curatorial choices.

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