Just off the historic intersection of Hollywood and Vine and above a busy metro station, the W Hollywood is ultramodern and outfitted for the wired traveler, though party people will enjoy the central location and rooftop pool deck. The soaring lobby glitters with mod accents: there's a dramatic spiral staircase and backlit alabaster bar. Rooms are white-on-white with many mirrors and slick surfaces. Technology is of-the-moment: HD flat-screen TV, iPod docking station,
dimmers on most lights, and easy access to electrical outlets. A cushioned window seat and the super-comfortable low-rise platform bed with petal-soft duvet set the rooms apart from the usual. Delphine, the hotel's airy restaurant, is a friendly brasserie serving California cuisine. The all-white Bliss spa has a small sauna, steam showers, and a well-trained staff. A real treat: Bliss spa products are in-room too.