The Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Boutique Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown, Los Angeles, California

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Pros

  • Great rooftop space with bar and pool
  • The Roof restaurant features a menu from celebrity chef Eric Greenspan
  • Expansive views of downtown L.A. and Hollywood Hills from the rooftop and upper-level rooms
  • Free nightly wine reception
  • Contemporary rooms and stylish bathrooms with luxury toiletries
  • Chic, eco-friendly design and a Silver LEED certification
  • Free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch members (a free-to-join loyalty program)
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • Not in a main tourist area (a pro for some)
  • Valet parking only, for a daily fee
  • No gym

Bottom Line

The Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Boutique, is a chic, 74-room business-oriented hotel located near (but not in) Beverly Hills. Rooms have a modern design and up-to-date technology, and bathrooms shine with contemporary fixtures and Lather bath products. The hotel may not have much as far features -- there's no fitness center or spa -- there is a rooftop pool area with restaurant and bar, ample lounge space, and panoramic views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills. Since its transition to a Kimpton property in 2012, the hotel has added a bevy of new extras, including a nightly wine reception, animal print robes, in-room wellness services, free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch members (a program which is free to join), pet-friendly practices, and the Kimpton EarthCare program, which garnered the hotel a Silver LEED certification.

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 Location

In Los Angeles' Miracle Mile District, not far from Beverly Hills

The Hotel Wilshire is in the densely populated, affluent Miracle Mile District. This area has a number of impressive museums, as well as plenty of shops and restaurants, but it's not a main destination for tourists. Beverly Hills, however, is just a short drive away.

  • 11-minute walk to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • 7-minute drive to Beverly Hills
  • 9-minute drive to the Wiltern Theatre
  • 18-minute drive to the Staples Center (where the Lakers play)
  • 19-minute drive to the Los Angeles Convention Center
  • 19-minute drive to Universal Studios Hollywood
  • 20-minute drive to the Disney Concert Hall and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • 20-minute drive to Santa Monica Beach
  • 24-minute drive to Dodgers Stadium
  • 15-minute drive to the Santa Monica Airport
  • 24-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

 Rooms

Modern rooms and luxurious spa-style bathrooms

The Penthouse
The Penthouse

The hotel's 74 rooms start at 280 square feet and are decorated in a subdued color palette of beiges, browns, and light blues (only the bright yellow accent pillows stand out). They have light wood furniture and up-to-date technology, including flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Bathrooms are luxurious with deep soaking tubs and spa products.

  • One king- or two queen-size beds with bedding by Valley Forge
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium cable and media ports for hooking up laptops or cell phones
  • iPod docks
  • Stocked minibars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lather bath products
  • Plush robes, towels, and slippers
  • Coffeemakers
  • Some rooms have walk-in showers, while others have shower/tub combos

 Food

Rooftop dining from a celebrated chef

The Rooftop on Wilshire is the hotel's main hangout space, and includes a pool lounge, bar area, and fire pit. The rooftop restaurant is helmed by former Iron Chef contestant Eric Greenspan and has excellent city views.

Breakfast is served on the mezzanine floor every morning with food from the Rooftop kitchen. Room service is also available.

The hotel hosts a free nightly wine reception in the lobby.

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Boutique, is a chic, 74-room business-oriented hotel located near (but not in) Beverly Hills. Rooms have a modern design and up-to-date technology, and bathrooms shine with contemporary fixtures and Lather bath products. The hotel may not have much as far features -- there's no fitness center or spa -- there is a rooftop pool area with restaurant and bar, ample lounge space, and panoramic views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills. Since its transition to a Kimpton property in 2012, the hotel has added a bevy of new extras, including a nightly wine reception, animal print robes, in-room wellness services, free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch members (a program which is free to join), pet-friendly practices, and the Kimpton EarthCare program, which garnered the hotel a Silver LEED certification.

Things You Should Know About The Hotel Wilshire, a Kimpton Boutique

Address

  • 6317 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048

Room Types

  • Junior Suite
  • King Guestroom
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Queen Guestroom

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 74
Pool: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, Los Angeles
Address: 6317 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048
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