I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a hotel opening, but the Conrad Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles was easily one of the best new hotels I visited in 2022.
From the Jose Andres restaurants to the stunning design, the new Conrad Hotel is a welcome new addition to our neighborhood. I had the fantastic opportunity to do a little staycation over the summer, and I’ve been back a few times to visit the spa and restaurants on-site over the past few months, and it’s one of my favorite hotels in all of Los Angeles.
If you’re visiting Los Angeles anytime soon, here’s why the Conrad Hotel should be on your radar.
Conrad Los Angeles Hotel Review
The Conrad Hotel Los Angeles is one of the newest luxury hotels In the area, located in Downtown Los Angeles. The design of this hotel is breathtaking — it was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, who also dreamed up the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is located right across the street from the Conrad.
What I love about the Conrad Hotels brand is that they offer the ultimate modern luxury experience — from the dining to the wellness programs and the incredible design and architecture; staying at a Conrad is always luxe and memorable.
What I love most about this hotel is the location. The Conrad is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance of attractions like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad, The Last Bookstore, and much more. You’re also a quick Uber ride away from the Arts District, which has some of my favorite restaurants in the city.
The Conrad is located in a mixed-use development, The Grand LA, and below the hotel, there are some other retail spaces and shops that you can enjoy as well.
The Food & Beverage Program
I’ll get into more of the hotel’s dining options later in this post, but acclaimed chef Jose Andres curated the food and beverage program, which is phenomenal. So much so that my partner and I have gone back multiple times for dinner and drinks.
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Check-In And Lobby
One feature that I love at the Conrad is its 10th-floor lobby. Here, you’ll enjoy incredible views at check-in and even at the lobby bar as well.
Entering the hotel was a bit confusing for us at first, but we quickly figured it out — even though our GPS failed us! The entrance to the hotel is on 1st street, between Grand Avenue and Olive Street. You can valet your car, head up to the 10th floor, and get situated here.
I honestly could have spent hours in the lobby — there was plenty of seating here, great areas for coworking, and you can also soak up beautiful views of the Walt Disney Concert Hall across the street.
Rooms And Suites
For our stay, we opted for a Premium View One King Bed and found it very spacious and luxurious. We got a great view of the Walt Disney Concert Hall right outside our window, but surprisingly, we found the room pretty quiet despite being in the middle of downtown.
The beds were very comfortable, the design was modern and chic, and it was the perfect place to rest and recharge.
During our stay, we had the opportunity to tour the Presidential Suite, and if you’re looking to indulge a little, this could be a fantastic option for you. Some standout features of this suite include the large terrace that overlooks the city, the huge soaking tub, and the dining and living areas that make this space perfect for entertaining.
The Beaudry Room
This isn’t your average lobby bar — The Beaudry Room is a fantastic cocktail bar and restaurant that offers tapas, sandwiches, and a few classic entrees. The steak frites and the avocado sandwich were highlights for me; the food here was well done, yet the atmosphere was a bit more casual and approachable.
If you’ve seen an Instagram photo of the Conrad Hotel Los Angeles, you probably saw this stunning outdoor concept. Agua Viva serves seafood and tapas-style dishes in a beautiful, open-air restaurant. Get the nori handrolls and piña borracha; you won’t be disappointed!
We got to try San Laurel for breakfast, but we’re itching to try their acclaimed dinner menu. Ambience-wise, this dining room is striking — here, you can enjoy great views of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and breathtaking dining space. The menu was inspired by classic Spanish dishes but uses fresh, local California produce and ingredients. For breakfast, the tortilla el camino and toast montaditos were standouts.
My favorite part about the Conrad Los Angeles? You can enjoy food from Jose Andres’ dining concepts in your own room! We took advantage of the in-room dining on a slow morning for breakfast, which was one of the most memorable in-room dining experiences I’ve had. Even though there’s a lot to explore in LA, it was a luxurious way to enjoy the hotel room for a bit longer before checking out.
If you’re looking for a spa in Downtown Los Angeles, look no further. I loved my spa experience so much during my staycation last summer that my partner and I have booked treatments as locals a few times since that stay.
One standout feature of the spa for me is the unique recovery cabins. I like to add this to a massage or facial, but a recovery cabin experience includes high-tech wellness therapies, and here, you can customize your wellness experience.
The Conrad offers other unique spa experiences, including Rose Quartz facials, jet peels, LED light therapy, and more, in addition to the more traditional menu of spa services.
Amenities And Services
Some of the other amenities and services that the Conrad Hotel Los Angeles offers include:
The Pool Deck
The Conrad Hotel Los Angeles has a heated rooftop pool to enjoy the best city views. I’d highly recommend renting a cabana and enjoying the excellent food options from Airlight on a beautiful afternoon. The pool is only open to guests for now, so it wasn’t super crowded. However, as a local, I’d buy a day pass if that ever became an option in the near future!
If you’re into wellness, this is the hotel for you. The Conrad Los Angeles also has a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.
- Business Center
- Digital Key
- EV Charging
My Conrad Los Angeles Hotel Experience
The Conrad Hotel Los Angeles was indeed one of the most stunning urban hotels I’ve ever stayed at. And as a local, I love that I can keep coming back for one of Jose Andres’ incredible dining concepts or indulge at the spa. The service was top-notch here, the staff was incredibly attentive and kind. And it was a fantastic, modern luxury experience.
I will be candid and say that the rates for this hotel can run a little high when there is a special event in town, so keep that in mind while booking. Overall, I’d highly recommend the Conrad if you’re looking for an exceptional, high-end hotel experience in Los Angeles.
Have you ever visited a Conrad hotel? Let me know in the comments!
Photos by Tom McGovern