You’d be excused to think that this Century City hotel is used strictly for business travelers--it is, after all, on top of the 21st Century FOX Studio Lot and across from the biggest entertainment talent agency in the world. But you’d be missing an architecturally-unique hotel that prides itself on great service, an incredibly welcoming vibe and top-rate amenities in a location that’s minutes from anything you could want.
YOU SHOULD KNOW If you're bringing a pet with you, there is a $100 one-time, non-refundable fee for animals with a 40lb maximum weight. Sorry--you cannot bring your extremely large animals here.
It’s worth noting that every room in the hotel features either a patio or terrace and the views can stretch from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean. Accommodations also come with Keurig coffeemakers and workstations, but Wi-Fi is only free for Intercontinental Status members.
Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shoe shine!
A granite-surfaced Italian-marble bathroom comes complete with separate shower and sunken soaking tubs. Bath products are by Agraria.
The hotel’s grand lobby has high ceilings, soaring skylights and square marble columns. A grand piano is situated in the middle of the space and guests are greeted by the hotel’s main bar directly in front of the entrance.
A long pool is great for swimming laps, while cabanas and deck chairs are perfect for relaxing away the day. Guests also have access to a full bar for sipping while they swim and a piping hot Jacuzzi for chilly LA nights.
The Intercontinental Spa is fully equipped with steam/sauna rooms, couples massage areas, private lockers and a bevy of treatments from facials to body wraps.
Open 24-hours, the fitness center has cardio machines, free weights and a ready supply of apples and water for workout warriors to stay hydrated.
Mari is a starkly-white dining space that serves a global-inspired menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On warm days (most days), the doors open to an outdoor garden space where guests can dine with the morning sun.
The Copper Lounge has a busy after-work scene with a boozy happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day and a rare selection of fine whiskeys. DJs spin smooth tunes on Wednesdays and Thursdays to get guests loosened up for a night on the town.
This isn’t a great walking area, even if you can walk to the Century City Mall. But Century City itself is central in terms of LA geography and is an easy drive to Beverly Hills and major freeways to get you around town. Cabs and Uber/Lyft rides won’t be hard to get, but it’s probably better to rent a car if you plan on staying here (even with the hotel’s complimentary car service that will drive you within a 1.5-mile radius). Just know that parking is $38/night.
Craft (10-minute walk) is a new-American restaurant by chef extraordinaire Tom Colicchio. Westfield Century City (15-minute walk) is a recently renovated mall with better than average mall-food options including Din Tai Fung for out-of-this-world dumplings and Eataly, a massive Italian market by famed chef Mario Batali. (NOTE: Westfield Century City is currently being renovated and new restaurants are being added throughout 2017)
There aren’t any bars in the immediate vicinity, but if you make your way to Beverly Hills, you’ll find multiple hotel bar options like The Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire or £10 at the Montage (both 9-minute drives).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Architecturally-stunning, a top-level of service, and a full array of amenities make this hotel a delight for family vacations in the summer and business travelers year-round. While you’re not walking distance to most things, the hotel will drive you into Beverly Hills in their house Tesla (!!!). Mainly, the hotel’s restaurant and bar are both worth visiting (even for locals), the views from the spacious rooms are stunning and being in the center of the city is incredibly convenient.