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FutureStarrStaycation los angeles
One weekend, my girlfriend and I swear off of work. We call it a “staycation LA” to speak of our actual plan. What we didn’t expect was the mayhem it would cause in our local and social circles. After a few weeks, the trip was a rare counteractive gesture to the digital work culture. Will you be stayingcations?Los Angeles, my favorite place on earth, is a must have during the summer. But I’m not going there all that often, so I thought I’d share some of the best places that I love to stay all year long.
Take a look at what’s happening in Santa Monica these days, for starters. The historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has long enjoyed its status here as a beachside hideaway for locals and tourists, alike. This year the property is celebrating its centennial with the addition of Soko—an intimate sushi pop-up helmed by chef Masa Shimakawa. The 8-seat venue is tucked away in a secluded corner of the hotel’s lobby and will showcase a concise combination of fresh fish specialities including nigiri a la carte and a shareable platter of bluefin tuna. Later in the year, the lobby bar will introduce a martini cart so that you can cherish the ritual of the classic cocktail’s preparation tableside. All of this adjoins an already-vibrant food and beverage scene anchored by FIG, which is lowkey firing up some of the better oven-roasted pizza in the city. And, of course, The Bungalow—a scene unto itself. Room rates start at $409 during the summer season.This summer the property welcomed a duo of culinary offerings, meant to emphasize the al fresco charm of dining poolside, under the skyline. La Casita and Driftwood Pool & Sundeck are each offering food and drink inspired by the coastal traditions of Baja Mexico—by way of the Mediterranean. Confused? Pair a grilled shrimp taco alongside an ice-cold negroni and it will all make sense. Live music enhances the mood further still. And even if you’re not staying overnight, you can snag your spot under the sun with an afternoon “daycation pass” starting at $55. Hotel Bel-Air is a top-notch hotel staycation option that is a sanctuary in the wooded hills and an elegant place to stay since 1946.
The pet-friendly LA hotel has a spa, gym, and restaurant with a terrace and outside seating. There’s a pool and room service here too. Come here to feel like Hollywood royalty on a 12-acre paradise that feels like a private residence. Enjoy the views of swans on the lake, more than 4,000 plants and 483 specimen trees on the hotel grounds, and afternoon tea with an organic focus. To really treat yourself and have more space to spread out and relax, look into the luxurious suite options at Hotel Bel-Air.
The LA-based hotel chainlette Palisociety now has nine hotels under its belt, but this 54 room Silverlake one feels the most significant, as the white-hot hipster neighborhood had yet to have its own boutique hotel. The desert retro decor throws some major Palm Springs meets Baja energy, which is perfect for this Eastside area. One way the hotel quickly ingratiated itself to its neighbors: offer free pool access to locals. Eastsiders just need to spend $30 at the bar—a task that's all too easy to do on a summer afternoon lounging at the pool. The largest boutique hotel in Silverlake and its surrounds, you'd be hard pressed to find a hotel that embodies the area quite as well, and at such a reasonable price. (Source: www.cntraveler.com)