The Wayfarer Downtown Los Angeles hotel

The Wayfarer DTLA | Los Angeles

district: Downtown

Pacifica Hotels, the creative team behind The Wayfarer Santa Barbara, has opened The Wayfarer DTLA with 156 private and shared guest rooms and suites, flexible venues, and lively communal areas in Downtown Los Angeles.

The hotel is set in the nearly century-old former Ritz Milner Hotel. The historic building has been modernised while celebrating its roots – highlighting the cultural intersection that is Downtown Los Angeles. Eclectic accommodations include 10 shared rooms and 146 private rooms each styled for the urban adventurer with standup workstations, app streaming, and rainfall showers.

Several artists were commissioned for pieces throughout the property, including Dave Lovejoy of The Last Bookstore for the LA library installation, Cheyenne Randall from the Shopped Tattoo series providing visual interest in unexpected locations including guest room art, Mosstika’s striking moss greenery sculptures, and Derek Gores for the front desk collage.

Dining and entertainment experiences include The Gaslighter Social Club – featuring shared seating, The Tap Wall with 16 self-pour taps showcasing local brews, wine and kombucha, plus an all-day café serving American bistro fare with local coffee partner Groundwork. The focal point of the property’s ground floor is The Kitchen – a fully equipped community-centric cooking and dining experience that allows guests to play chef and host friends by preparing a meal utilizing fresh and responsibly sourced ingredients. Guests will order from a seasonal menu of dishes with ingredients pre-portioned and delivered for their custom preparation.

In the evenings, Lilly Rose located in the basement of the hotel turns into a vibrant hideaway with a spirited atmosphere featuring handcrafted and barrel-aged cocktails complemented by light fare with vintage game machines like Zoltar, and local live entertainment ranging from stand up to performance art and anything in between. For those looking to take in the famed skyline, the Rooftop, an open-air bar located 12 floors up, boasts a highly eclectic vibe from the design to signature tiki cocktails, sustainable seafood, and street-style fare.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 146 individual rooms (16-33m2) (172-355 sq ft), 10 shared rooms • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Rockefeller Kempel Architects (El Segundo) • interior design: The Gettys Group (Chicago), Pacifica Hotels (Aliso Viejo) • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk

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