Situated above local-favorite Bar Covell (and owned by the bar's founder, Dustin Lancaster), Hotel Covell offers nine well-appointed rooms, each meticulously curated with reading nooks and record players, clawfoot tubs and statement furniture, and adorable Smeg refrigerators stocked with locally sourced offerings. There isn't a pool or gym, but amenities come in other forms: an attentive concierge, an intimate rooftop deck, room service from Home State and Bar Covell (not to mention a bottle of wine from the downstairs bar upon arrival), and miraculously soundproof rooms that make Hollywood Boulevard seem miles away.
Time Out tip: All Hotel Covell guests receive 10 percent off at a handful of Eastside establishments; just present your room key when it's time to pay. Make sure to ask the concierge for a list of participating venues, which include some of the top spots in the city, like the Hermosillo bar and brewery in Highland Park and L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake.
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