The Hotel Wilshire

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Average rate: $228 - Hotel class: 4 stars
6317 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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The Hotel Wilshire Los Angeles Reviews

kaydub kaydub
2 reviews
Jul 01, 2012
Beautiful modern suites, fantastic rooftop pool/lounge with great brunch and gorgeous views. A little removed from the "action" but still close enough (5 min drive) which was perfect for getting in/out quickly.
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austin37335 austin37…
62 reviews
A tale of two rooms.... Jun 23, 2011
For us, the Wilshire Hotel was a tale of two rooms. We checked in to the hotel for 7 nights after leaving the car with the compulsory valet service (one of my pet hates, especially when the garage is right there on the premises). We were given a room on the 7th floor with a view of Wilshire Boulevard and the room was ok. Average size, average condition and average cleanliness, no complaints. The problems began after dark when trying to get to sleep, the noise outside the window was terrible, a constant flow of traffic, horns blaring and general passers by making a din. I know we were in one of the biggest cities on earth and it was never going to be tranquil, but really, this was ridiculous.

The next morning after a sleepless night we asked if we could be moved to the rear of the hotel, and the receptionist duly obliged. What a difference, chalk and cheese! The room was much, much, quieter and we had a fabulous panoramic view over LA including sights such the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Observatory, the Capital Records Building, and the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. From then on our stay improved dramatically although we did question to ourselves why we hadn't been given a rear facing room in the first place given that we were there for 7 nights and most guests on the rear aspect seemed to stay just one or two.

The location of the hotel, in Koreatown, is also a little dubious, and on more than one occasion locals questioned why we had chosen that part of town as though there was a safety issue. To be fair we didn't feel threatened in any way and most of the time we travelled to the hotel by car so we didn't have to walk the neighbourhood. Without the car transport may have been more of an issue although the hotel is on a bus route and opposite the Normandie subway station.

Amenities at the hotel were good, with a Starbucks on site, a small general store, a decent pool and a small but adequate gym with that amazing view of LA to gaze at as you work out.

One thing of note is that there were always a friendly bunch of travellers at the bar each night. The friendliness seemed to radiate from the barmen who engaged in conversation and encouraged mingling of the clientèle. One particular night we sat into the wee small hours with a group that included Australians, Americans from all over the US, English, and Germans all enjoying each other's company.

This isn't a bad hotel but the one thing I would stress to anyone considering staying here is to demand a high floor, rear facing room, I promise it will make such a difference to your stay.
The Wilshire Hotel
Chilling at the Wilshire Hotel pool
Wilshire Hotel pool
Wilshire Boulevard room view
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Chokk says:
Great review and thanks for the advice ;D
Posted on: Oct 04, 2011

The Hotel Wilshire Overview

The world-famous Wilshire Boulevard has a new addition! The Hotel Wilshire, a stylish, LEED-certified, 74-room boutique hotel designed by award-winning Killefer Flammang Architects, and KNA Design. The hotel is located just blocks from the citys best shopping on Rodeo Drive, The Grove/Farmers Market, Melrose Avenue, and Robertson Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, entertainment venues and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Our guests will enjoy their stay with an emphasis on comfort, convenience, and attentive service with in-room, and open air dining, concierge services, complimentary high speed internet access and WiFi, an executive boardroom, business center, a rooftop pool with a bar and restaurant that boasts of spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills. All of the thoughtfully designed and well appointed 55 guestrooms and 19 suites feature: flat screen HD LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, clock radios, media hubs that support cell phones, laptops, and personal devices, Lather brand spa bath products, laptop-compatible safes, mini-bars, and luxurious beddings. Complementing the chic and contemporary vibe of its host city, The Hotel Wilshire provides plush accommodations highlighted by a private-access, top floor, Penthouse Suite that offers 1,100 square feet of living and entertaining space, custom designed furnishings, state of the art audio and video systems and much more. Beautifully landscaped and with 360-degree views spanning the L.A. skyline and Hollywood Hills, “The Roof on Wilshire” restaurant will serve creative Californian/French cuisine al fresco by celebrity Chef Eric Greenspan, as well as specialty libations that can be savored in the warmth of the intimate fire pit, or under the protective shade of the poolside cabanas. Whether you are in L.A. for business or leisure, The Hotel Wilshire is your gateway to Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.

The Hotel Wilshire Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Excursions
  • Laptop
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Poolside Bar
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Paid Parking
  • Pillow Top Mattress
  • Doctor on call

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