Hotel Indigo

Top choice hotel in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

This freshly minted, 350-room property celebrates Downtown's colorful backstory: wagon-shaped lobby lights pay tribute to the Fiesta de Las Flores, blown-up paparazzi shots around the elevators nod to vaudeville and early movie days, while the restaurant's tunnel-like booths allude to speakeasies. Rooms are plush and svelte, with city-themed splashbacks and deco-inspired bathrooms that pay tribute to early film star Anna May Wong.

Property perks include a brand-new fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as a sultry lounge bar on the 18th floor. At the southern edge of the Downtown core, the hotel is a block away from the LA Live entertainment complex. Parking is $42 per night.