Ace Hotel's DTLA location has helped to turn the tide on the Broadway theater district. Housed in the former United Artists building, the hotel pays homage to L.A.'s essence—a seamless harmony of California minimalism and Downtown L.A.'s signature art deco style. Plus, the historic United Artists Theatre was restored, and it's now available for events of all kinds. Inside, the hotel has exposed concrete galore with sleek fixtures and furniture, a style that also creeps into the hotel's restaurant, L.A. Chapter. Guests stay in thoughtfully designed rooms with plenty of amenities, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center, rooftop pool and the aptly titled bar Upstairs.
In the past few years, Downtown has transformed from a place where business people were forced to stay to a destination where tourists want to stay. Downtown Los Angeles hotels span both historic high-rises and sleek contemporary towers, with enough rooms to cater to convention attendees and tourists alike. Though it may not fit the palm tree-lined postcard picture of L.A., it's a Metro-friendly destination filled with museums and cultural institutions, not to mention all of the amazing Downtown restaurants and bars. If you're looking for an L.A. experience that's different from the typical Hollywood one, consider a stay at one of these Downtown Los Angeles hotels.
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