April 27, 2014 – Stay at Los Feliz Lodge

This is quite the find, a nice convenient location in the hub of what I would call the new “artsy Los Angeles”. Nestled in the Franklin Hills lies a small paradise, not what you would expect from this tiny microcosm really know as Los Feliz.

The Los Feliz Lodge provides a home away from home with a modern 1970’s vibe. These Spanish Courtyard-Style buildings were originally built in the 1920s to house the Hollywood film elite. You could be on the set of Madmen, only here in L.A.

The decor is part lodge, part groovy 70’s furnishings, a lot of which I remember growing up. Can you imagine all of these great retro-things only fully modern. The kitchen has everything you would need to make a nice dinner or throw a cocktail party. There is a washer dryer, a back porch, and a nice sitting area in the front as well as on the balcony. They have not missed anything in this modern day hotel.

There are so many throw back elements to this great Lodge. I stayed in one of the larger Villa’s, with its own entrance and security code to get in. So there is no front desk check in, they simply supply you with the gate and door codes and your good to go.

The mini deer antler plaque when you first walk into to the villa, the avocado and sunflower interior colors are reminiscent of the late 60’s early 70’s. Also, there were a lot of owl themed accessories scattered around the place. Wood den chairs and a newly upholstered modern sofa, accented the living room where even the burl redwood coffee table brought back lots of childhood memories. But everything is done with taste and is nicely appointed.

This is really a little compound; there are quite a few buildings, which make up this enjoyable property. There is a small courtyard in the middle of complex, complete with a Tee Pee tucked away in the corner.

At night you can see the twinkling Los Angeles stars, as well as the Franklin Hills lights, and it gets surprisingly quiet in this active community. You kind of feel like you could be somewhere in the Bay Area, or even Pasadena, but nowhere in Los Angeles is quite like this.

Owner Jacob Jurado and his siblings, Candace and Joseph were born and raised in Lomita in the South Bay Area, they are all equal partners in this endeavor and some of them live on the property.

I was just thrilled with my over all experience, not only did I get some much needed relaxation, but was also feeling like a hipster in this exciting neighborhood. I would highly recommend The Los Feliz lodge and would stay there again.

Los Feliz Lodge
1501 N. Hoover St. (Corner Hoover and Sunset Drive.)
Los Angeles, CA. 90027


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