Who doesn’t like to have a cozy corner anywhere in the world? For me and Paulo, comfort, cleanliness and a good location are essential characteristics in any place we stay and these were definitely points that caught our attention at the Hotel Covell, in Los Angeles.
This was not our first trip to the city, but it was for sure the time we spent the most time inside the hotel room. That’s because we took a few days out after VidCon to reflect a little more about our business model – something we forget to do with the intense routine of trips, events and recordings.
And let’s agree that when the hotel room is cozy it is really difficult to leave, right? 😉
Despite not being close to classic LA sights, the hotel is in the Los Feliz neighborhood which is the most charming and has easy access to East Hollywood and Silver Lake; two regions that we love in the city. The neighborhood itself is full of thrift stores, cool restaurants (like the delicious HomeState), bars, has a very tasty and not so touristy vibe.
Like the neighborhood, Covell has a unique and very welcoming atmosphere. The boutique-style hotel has just 9 suites and each one tells a different story. The Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison project is based on a fictional character, George Covell: a young boy born in Oklahoma and who becomes an author in New York.
Each of the rooms reflects a phase of the character’s life, or rather a chapter. We stayed in the 9th suite, which shows George’s most current phase. The bedroom is the most minimalist of all and is inspired by Japanese culture – the bed itself is on a carpet-covered platform.
In addition to the super special decoration of the rooms, with multiple textures, more delicate colors and a vintage touch, we were impressed with the care in some details. You don’t find a vintage record player with vinyl records available in any hotel, do you?
The Facilities and the selection of food was also excellent! Not to mention the size of the living / dining room that we love, after all, we could work there with plenty of space.
The service is also another differential of Covell. Anyone who has stayed in boutique hotels should know that it is not common for a concierge service to be so good. The reception is open until 8 pm and it is super worth talking to the staff to ask for directions to restaurants and interesting points in the neighborhood. In fact, hotel guests have special discounts at some establishments and I think it’s nice to check before leaving.
One of the discounted establishments is the Covell Bar, which, by name alone, you may already imagine has something to do with the hotel. Both belong to Dustin Lancaster and of course we needed to know. The place has no less than 150 wine options and 8 varieties of craft beers. On Saturdays and Sundays they open for brunch at 11 am, but on other days they open from 5 pm.
Another very positive point of the hotel is the roof full of sofas and outdoor puffs perfect for relaxing after a whole day of sightseeing! Is there a better common area than this?
This is the kind of hotel that makes you want to come back several times to see each of the rooms, you know? I can’t wait to go back to LA next year – or even earlier, who knows? 😉