A former residential hotel, the O has been completely cleaned up and redone in a minimalist, Zen-modern style complete with an on-site restaurant and the Oasis City Spa's array of massage and body treatments. A glowing, granite-faced fireplace heats up the two-story lobby, dotted with low seating. Ergonomic work desk and chair, designer lighting, and platform beds occupy the compact rooms also outfitted with flat-screen TV; stone-floor bathrooms are found behind a space-saving
pocket door. Close to L.A.'s convention center, the Nokia Theatre, and L.A. Live at downtown's southern edge, numerous new hot spots are also within walking distance. Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and tapas are the specialties of Bar & Kitchen, where guests receive a continental breakfast. Convention-goers and downtown business types will appreciate the convenience, low-key vibe, and amiable staff.