Silver Lake is one of the buzziest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and for good reason. Modern architecture sits alongside charming Spanish-style bungalows, while top bars, restaurants, and boutiques ensure locals never have to leave their pocket of the city. It’s no wonder that for years, the lure of the “east side” has pulled artists, actors, and musicians away from the hustle of Hollywood.
However, the neighborhood has been missing one key element: a great boutique hotel. Avi Brosh’s Palisociety and the development firm Timberlane Partners saw this hole in the market, and Silver Lake Pool & Inn was born. Just south of Sunset Junction, the location couldn’t be better for visitors and locals alike.
The property has 54 rooms, ranging in size from 250 square feet to 1,440 square feet and offering a mix of queen, king, double queen and king suite options. Electric Bowery, a Venice-based design and architectural studio, helped with the design. Decked out in local art (Block Shop Textiles and photography by Laure Joliet) and plenty of natural and vintage elements, each room really encompasses the spirit of Silver Lake. The sweeping views of L.A.’s famous sunsets, with Griffith Observatory and Hollywood in the distance, are a nice bonus.
The elevated pool deck is also unique to the neighborhood, with plenty of chairs and room to lounge with a cocktail in hand. Downstairs is Marco Polo, the property’s coastal Italian-Inspired restaurant. Chef Casey Lane leans on fresh California ingredients for a seasonal menu full of pasta, seafood, and canapés. A highlight for locals is the daily aperitivo hour (from 4-6!) and weekend brunch.
Speaking of, it’s actually the hotel’s awareness of its neighbors that makes this such a special spot. There’s no need for a room reservation to enjoy the restaurant, bar, or pool deck, and they’ve got a robust events calendar for hotel guests, locals, dogs, and kids to stop by and enjoy. Cheers to that!
Silver Lake Pool & Inn, 4141 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026