The in-room wellness programs, including yoga sessions on television, that are a Kimpton feature
Poolside dining at The Roof restaurant, helmed by celeb chef Eric Greenspan
Free tea and coffee in the lobby every morning
The free bikes for guests—ask reception about popular bikes routes in the neighborhood
What To Know
Parking is valet only, and pricey
WiFi is only free for Kimpton Karma Rewards members, although it’s free to join the program
The hotel doesn’t have a gym, but guests get complimentary access to an L.A. Fitness a half mile away.
Parking on site
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Trendy Kimpton property just steps from Beverly Hills and the heady nightlife of the Sunset Strip
The Wilshire became a Kimpton property in 2012 and now it offers all the signature Kimpton amenities, like evening wine receptions and funky zebra and leopard print bathrobes. Its location—far from the touristy parts of Los Angeles, like Hollywood—is a main draw for business travelers and those seeking a more “authentic” LA experience, but not ideal for anyone whose idea of a top LA hot spot is Madam Tussaud’s. The rooms themselves are spacious and modern, with plenty of charging ports, and include a $10 credit towards the mini-bar, which is a nice touch. The rooftop pool (which has great city views) is heated, which can be a necessity even in sunny La La, but it’s just three feet deep, so better suited for selfies and gazing at that view than swimming laps. The Roof is (all) al fresco poolside dining, with a fire pit for chilly evenings.
In the Area
The Wilshire is within walking distance of some prime destinations (a Los Angeles rarity), as well as lots of businesses—business travelers especially will find the location convenient. Just strolling along the Miracle Mile and admiring the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture is a pleasure, especially in a city where you spend so much time on the freeway. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, one of the world’s best art museums, is just a few blocks away from the hotel, as are the La Brea Tar Pits. Shoppers can hit The Grove shopping mall, a retail mecca and top location for spotting movie stars, or empty their wallets on Rodeo Drive. For more restrained shopping, try the LA Farmers Market, a sprawling marketplace of gourmet food stands and shops, where it’s easy to while away an afternoon sampling all the ice cream, tamales, and sushi you can eat.