When you step into the Palihotel Westwood Village you feel like you’ve entered a completely different world. Its calming gray walls, crown moldings, and herringbone parquet feel more Paris than LA. But the mid-century touches and contemporary comforts remind you that you’re dealing with a West Coast brand.

For starters, there’s a communal-style kitchen in the lobby where you can satisfy your caffeine needs day-round with their Nespresso Bar. Then, you can lounge on one of the custom modernist sofas, basking in the glow of their in-house designed lighting with a specialty magazine in-hand. The overall feeling of staying at the Palihotel Westwood Village is that you’ve just stepped into the super-stylish home of a close friend (maybe one that has spent time in Paris).

The beauty of the hotel is in the small details that have been designed and restored with care. The original structure was built in 1939 and has been the neighborhood’s first hotel, operating continuously since its inception. Besides the careful restoration of the building’s details, owner Avi Brosh and his design team have infused it with memorable moments filled with personality. Take for example the closets in each guest room – wallpapered with scenes of landscapes and wildlife, as you go to the closets to hang up your things, you’re met with a touch of whimsy. On each bed rests a custom tartan pillow with the letter “P” for Palihotel to bring in a retro accent to the space. With so much great design happening inside, it’s hard to decide whether you’d prefer to dive into one of their plush beds or sit outside in the courtyard with a glass of rosé to enjoy LA’s notoriously spectacular weather.