A bastion of style amid giant downtown skyscrapers.
One of downtown's most comfortable hotels, this property is set amidst a sea of high-rises. Its crowning jewel is the chaise-lounge-endowed rooftop sundeck and pool, which offers dazzling views of the city lights during pleasant Southern California evenings. This stylish boutique hotel was renovated in 2003. While the rooms are not large, they are nicely appointed in California contemporary style, with furnishings such as flat-screen televisions and leather chairs. Beyond the regular amenities, which include a Jacuzzi, fitness room and spa, there is an elegant restaurant, also called Checkers, serving fine contemporary cuisine with international influences. The property is located just steps away from major downtown office buildings and within comfortable walking distance of the Music Center and Museum of Contemporary Art.