From Art Deco architecture to a vampy, romantic bar scene, the Sunset Tower is a well of Old Hollywood luxury. After a night on the Sunset Strip, take advantage of luxury amenities like 300 thread-count bedding and deep soak tubs to recover like a rock star.
A Hollywood landmark since 1929, the Sunset Tower Hotel is a design aficionado’s dream. Sporting Art Deco architecture that landed the building an appearance in a Raymond Chandler novel and retro details like pinstriped furniture, deep soak tubs and powder rooms, the hotel is a throwback escape high above the hustle of the surrounding Sunset Strip. Of course, the hotel has been updated with a few thoroughly modern amenities: you’ll find Kiehl’s products in every shower, for instance, and personal flat-screen TVs throughout the 24-hour fitness center. While business travelers can certainly take advantage of the complimentary wifi, Sunset Tower is particularly well suited to those looking for a glamorous sojourn. During your stay, you’re invited to indulge in lobster tacos while you lounge poolside, up your wellness routine with a soak in the onsite salon’s Turkish hammam, and sip classic cocktails in the walnut-paneled Tower Bar.
Location: Located smack in the center of the Sunset Strip, the Sunset Tower Hotel is within stumbling distance of all West Hollywood’s cheeky-seedy charm—from velvet-roped nightclubs and celebrity-owned restaurants to tattoo parlors and the Hustler Store.
Sushi Park: Arguably the most local spot on the Sunset Strip, this traditional sushi house proudly denounces takeout, tempura and all rolls in favor of classic sashimi and nigiri. Opt for the omakase—yes, it’s pricey, but sushi happens to be one of those you-get- what-you- pay-for cuisines, and Sushi Park’s is exquisitely crafted.
The Griddle Cafe: This diner slings designer pancakes (think brown sugar-baked bananas, butterscotch chips, and red velvet batter) in a comfy, casual setting.
Pearl’s Liquor Bar: Bring a date to make to most of beautiful-people- watching in a glam environment, plus perfect cocktails and sweeping views of the Strip.
The Church Key: A seemingly endless stream of dim sum-inspired carts glide through this spacious mess hall, carrying international treats like edamame hummus and crispy pork belly. At brunch, invest in bottomless mimosas, or round out your meal with a delightfully boozy alcohol-infused ice pop.
Good for: A romantic, lazy getaway with your significant other—or an upscale spin on the lost weekend with your squad.
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, pet friendly, sauna, room service, free Wi-Fi, minibar, restaurant, bar, gym, concierge, spa
Time Out tip: Rose gold lighting and intimate nooks make the Tower Bar an ideal date spot, but locals know that the real meal to enjoy here is breakfast. Nibble on mimosas and breakfast tacos by the pool, accompanied by plenty of celebrity sightings. The industry is practically built from breakfast meetings, after all.