4 New Hotels in the West, Perfect for a Staycation
If your dream weekend consists of eating out, shopping, and doing a little urban exploration, check out these four new hotels around the West
1. Hotel Normandie, Los Angeles In an item we did about the reopening of Cassell’s Hamburgers (“the gold standard of post-war L.A. burgers”) in the May issue of Sunset, we mentioned in passing that it’s now housed in the Hotel Normandie (605 S. Normandie Ave.), in Koreatown. But we didn’t have space to show the hotel itself, which is a shame, as it’s an atmospheric slice of pre-war L.A. noir that’s been updated skillfully enough that now you’d actually want to stay in one of its 91 rooms, not just peer in the windows. From $179.
What happens when an L.A. rocker-turned-filmmaker returns to his hometown, Tucson, and rehabs a 1947 motel in its historic Five Points ’hood? “A dude ranch in the middle of the city,” says Clif Taylor, with 10 retro-groovy rooms. 485 S. Stone Ave.; from $110.