Cool and Crafted
One of LA’s coolest boutique hotels, it’s named after fictional writer George Covell, and its five rooms are themed as chapters in his life: mid-century Oklahoma (Chapter one) followed by pre-Mad Men New York (two), Sixties-Seventies Paris (three), Morocco and India (four) and back to Eighties New York (five). The largest is the lavish two-bedroom and two-bathroom Chapter four, with its own sunroom. All have eclectic vintage furniture, original artworks, Parachute linens, Brendan Ravenhill lighting, kitchenettes with retro Smeg fridges and access to the rooftop sundeck. Downstairs is local favourite, Bar Covell, where walls are decked with vintage cameras and an ancient moped, and shelves are stocked with Californian and South American vintages and a variety of craft hops. There’s no grape list: instead, guests get recommendations from Matthew Kaner, Jenna DeRobbio and team, and a healthy pour. Next door is Tex-Mex diner HomeState, and the neighbourhood – one of LA’s most walkable – also includes Umami Burger. Wacko Soap Plant gift shop. Figaro Café and the restored Vista Theatre, one of the city’s last surviving Twenties cinemas.