Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza Review

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251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
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Editor’s Review of Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza

For a long time, downtown Los Angeles has languished under a bad reputation as being a wasteland of office buildings, shunned by tourists in favor of sexier neighborhoods like West Hollywood and Santa Monica. In the past few years, however, the area has undergone a renaissance of culture, with the construction of Disney Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and most recently, The Broad Museum; slowly but surely, the neighborhood has come alive with new upscale restaurants and hotels. Riding the wave of this resurgence, the Omni Los Angeles provides the perfect centrally located home base from which to explore the city.

Everything about this hotel exudes luxury, right down to the silhouettes of women and men in evening
... more wear in place of the usual cut-outs of ladies and gentlemen on the bathroom doors. All of the décor is done in a classy, elegant, and understated style of beige, grey and slate. In fact, in some ways, it seems like the kind of place where you'd want to bring the CEO of a firm you were trying to merge with rather than your family on vacation.

That said, the Omni Los Angeles upholds high levels of luxury and service a cut above an ordinary chain, along with a number of features that make it very comfortable for families with kids. Rooms are large and plush, with views of downtown, and come equipped with large TVs and bathtubs. Some even allow pets to stay for an additional fee. Kids, meanwhile, are treated to special touches including a backpack of activities upon check-in and cookies and milk upon turndown. The hotel also has an outdoor pool along with a comfortable patio area to soak up the California sun, and an attached shopping mall with stores catering to travelers.

Not everything about downtown has gone upscale -- after all, the hotel is located only a few blocks from a neighborhood literally called Skid Row. Still, for the convenience of being across the street from museums, and for its high standards of luxury, the Omni Los Angeles is an exquisite beacon for what central Los Angeles is becoming. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Deluxe rooms and excellent service
  • Rooftop pool area
  • Central downtown location
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Deluxe Rooms
The standard-size rooms at the Omni Los Angeles are just under 400 square feet, done up in a classy color scheme of slate blue and bronze, with polished wood and understated contemporary art. They include a choice of a king, two doubles, or two queen beds with headboards inlaid with mother of pearl. Bathrooms are a good size, and include marble tiles and a granite vanity, with a stand up shower and small bathtub.

Other amenities include a large flat-screen TV, iron, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, and nice touches like extra outlets in the nightstands. These rooms also include a small desk with padded leather desk chair. The mini-bar is customizable with advance notice.

Club Rooms
Identical to Deluxe rooms in terms of size and amenities, these rooms include breakfast, as well as a complimentary cocktails and hor d'oeuvres nightly in a special club lounge.

Premier View Rooms
Again, identical to Deluxe rooms, these accommodations are located on upper floors with spectacular views of Disney Hall and the Broad Museum, framed by the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains.

Premier Rooms
Designed for business travelers, these rooms are slightly larger than standard rooms, and include a personal fax/copier/printer. They also have a separate sitting area with couch in addition to a king-size bed.

Executive Suites
Twice the size of standard rooms, these suites include a large sitting area with couch and cushioned arm chairs, along with an extra bed that folds down from the wall. The bathroom is also substantially larger, with a marble vanity and spacious bathtub.

California Suites
The hotel's three suites are three times the size of regular rooms, with a separate bedroom with its own whirlpool tub. They also include a living room, dining table and wet bar, along with the option of connecting a second bedroom.

Presidential Suite
The ultimate in luxury, the hotel's prime suite is nearly 3,000 square feet of living area, including a large bedroom, living room, dining room, and "powder room." The bathroom is also spacious and well-appointed with a marble vanity and large bathtub. A second bedroom can also be connected.


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