If there was a hotel made for Instagram, it might just be The Garland in Los Angeles. Boasting a bohemian retro-chic vibe with sleek accommodations and one of the area’s best restaurants, The Garland just begs to be photographed and shared.
Location is undoubtedly a big draw for those staying at The Garland. The North Hollywood hotel is near Universal Studios, even offering a trolley service to cart families to and from, and the famed Brady Brunch house. However, any guest will soon realize that The Garland itself should be the destination.
First, The Garland has a room option for any type of traveler (the hotel has everything from the swanky James Suite with Universal Studio views to Wellness Suites with a Peloton, Bowflex Adjustable Weights and Mirror fitness system to Family Suites decked with bunk beds for the kiddos). And each boasts a super-chic look, with The Garland’s signature orange accents in the form of lamps, throw pillows, accent chairs, curtains and more.
The good looks extend to the lobby, where guests will spot an eye-catching lighting centerpiece, an arched fireplace and quirky artwork, like a golden hippo sculpture and a wall installation made of racquets. There, thirsty guests can pop in The Lobby Bar for a selection of small bites and even the fun Flower Power Hour, from 3 to 6 p.m., for specially priced botanical-inspired cocktails. (We recommend the spicy Orchidding Yourself with lime-charred jalapeno syrup.) And be sure to pop in The Store, just off the lobby, for a curated collection of SoCal-inspired goodies, from skateboards to greeting cards to locally made spirits.
Poolside is another top spot to grab a refreshing cocktail. Though smaller than the pool areas you’d find at a sprawling resort, The Garland pool has an exclusive, boutique-y feel. It is family-friendly, even playing Dive-In movies for the whole gang every night during the summer. In the chilly evenings, couples should find a spot on the cushy benches and cozy up by the pool’s large fireplace, made even more dreamy by the twinkle-lit trees that surround it.
The most important must-do at The Garland, though, is a meal at The Front Yard. The Front Yard dishes up breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, as well as for weekend brunch, in a fairytale setting. The outdoor dining area is expansive, with thoughtful touches throughout, while the interior is a lovely, jewel-toned cross-section of glam and bohemian. As beautiful as it is, the fare is just as memorable, offering an elevated spin on traditional dishes.
To book your summer stay at The Garland, visit www.thegarland.com.