Newly Opened Los Angeles Hotel…
Honestly, this area near the Grove in Los Angeles needed to usher in some new, updated spots! Short Stories Hotel just opened up right across the street from the outdoor shopping mall the Grove and it is really a breath of fresh air.
With only 66 rooms, it is truly boutique and masters that old-fashioned hotel hospitality, welcoming you in with a delicious drink (mine was fresh-squeezed grapefruit, orange) at check-in and an adorable Short Stories little black notebook inviting you to “write your own short story.”
Stepping into the lobby really takes you back to an era of old-fashioned Hollywood but with its own modern twist, of course. A bright blue curved couch sits on gorgeous black and white marbled checkered floors with a variety of terrazzo planters.
You’ll find yourself facing a ground-floor pool with a greenery-filled wall and suddenly, a gorgeous urban oasis in a chic courtyard. It’s super quiet and perfect for lounging and dining.
My favorite part of my stay was the restaurant and just sitting on my laptop working underneath the trees.
The menu offers simple, flavorful dishes from Peruvian-American chef Ricardo Zarate and feature ingredients sourced at the Farmer’s Market right across the street. The food is fresh, healthy, colorful and just really good. My fave dish is the “Create Your Bowl” with salmon, green rice + market veggies.
The rooms have such a peaceful palette, a nice curated selection of alcohol spirits and complimentary filtered water that’s refilled everyday. No more $10 waters, thank you! Btw, if you forget reading material, every room is filled with Taschen and Phaidon books.
Up to two pets are welcome. $150 per pet, per stay. Pet amenities: dog bed, dog bowls, dog treats.