The Élan Hotel is a no-frills boutique that provides a lower cost option to customers in a higher cost neighborhood. Here guests are treated to top-notch service and a location that’s ideal for walking to bars, restaurants, and shopping areas. A favorite among the LGBTQ community, this hotel is welcoming to all and does everything they can to ensure you have a great LA vacation.
Browns and beiges are standard colors for the rooms that all come with free coffee/tea and chocolates with turndown service. Nearly every room has a balcony, and in-room tablets help guests with everything from local area suggestions to room service.
The coffee in the rooms is by Wolfgang Puck--so stock up!
Every bathroom is equipped with a shower/tub combo, shaving mirrors, and Lather products.
A comfortable lobby is the hangout for the hotel with woven leather chairs and wicker-backed couches splayed throughout. Hardwood floors are a nice touch, as is the water feature. This is also the breakfast area with both indoor and outdoor seating that looks over Beverly Blvd.
The Élan doesn’t have a gym, but down the street is Muscle Mechanics (2-minute walk) and the hotel can arrange day passes for you.
A continental breakfast is included with the room and is fairly robust with waffles, pastries, cold cuts, cereals, and more.
There’s no bar here, but every evening there’s a complimentary wine and cheese reception in the lobby. The super friendly staff will be there to meet and greet and help you with tips for the neighborhood.
You won’t need a car here because the area is ideal for walking. Additionally, if you do want to get further away, Lyft and Uber are rides are readily available and super cheap. The Élan is in one of the best and most bustling areas of LA. You don’t need a car here as you’re walking distance to two shopping centers, three grocery stores, hundreds of boutiques, restaurants, and bars, in addition to comedy clubs, theaters, and more. The area is perfectly safe and central, and moving around at night isn’t a problem either.
Cute and popular Kings Road Café (2-minute walk) has perfect coffee and great sandwiches for lunch. Son of a Gun (4-minute walk) is a trendy eatery for dinner serving up incredible fried chicken and inventive dishes.
If you’re into craft cocktails, check out the tightly packed The Roger Room (4-minute walk) before or after a show at Largo at the Coronet next door. For pizza and beer lovers, try The 3rd Stop (10-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Élan hotel knows what it is and does those things well. It’s a small boutique and makes the most of a guest’s stay with stellar service, small but efficient amenities, and a welcoming vibe for all kinds. While there’s no pool, spa, gym, or restaurant, the location combats those issues with major arteries leading to some of the best food, drinks, and shopping in the entire city.