The Wayfarer Downtown LA is a community-centric, boutique hotel in the heart of historic Downtown Los Angeles. With 156 private and shared guest rooms and suites, flexible venues, and lively communal spaces, the hotel seeks to elevate the independent and ever-curious traveler’s experience, highlighting the cultural intersection that is Downtown LA through art with a raw, urban approach.
Hand-selected local and nationally acclaimed artists are displayed throughout the property, bringing to life diverse textures, stories, and points of view. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a monumental, story-and-a-half lenticular portrait, and they will continue to encounter art in unexpected places—including public area restrooms and interior stairwells. The custom lobby library features a dramatic installation of books taking flight by artist David Lovejoy, as well as more than 600 books either set in Los Angeles or written by LA natives.
Strictly unstructured, more than face value, and obsessively local, The Wayfarer DTLA is a place for guests who are driven by self-discovery and a singular appetite to experience the truth of a place.
The hotel’s common spaces are what you make of them—game room, concert hall, meet-up.
Gaslighter Social Club serves SoCal favorites in a communal space featuring build-your-own beer flights and on-tap kombucha. Like the artwork in the space, the food also highlights the district’s unique cultural fusion with fare like vegan chilaquiles, LA street dogs and carnitas dumplings.
The Kitchen is the heart of the hotel—a fully equipped, community-centric cooking and dining experience that allows guests to prepare meals utilizing fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients using a recipe selection curated by the hotel’s culinary team. At hosted events, guests can learn from some of the region’s best up-and-coming brewers, winemakers and chefs.
Private rooms are styled for the urban adventurer—with stand-up workstations, app streaming, rainfall showers and art that continues to pop up in unexpected places, like window shades. Select rooms feature the Houston bed, a proprietary twin Murphy pull-down bed—created to elevate the independent travel experience.
Or, guests can choose to get social, opting for a bed in one of the hotel’s thoughtfully designed dorm-style rooms—each with a dedicated and well-appointed en suite bathroom.
At the Rooftop bar, homages to classic Tiki concoctions and Asian-Latin dishes celebrate the multicultural flavors of LA. The mini-plunge pool is the perfect place to cool off with a fruity Painkiller in hand and stunning city views below.
In the basement parlor, Lilly Rose, guests will find expertly crafted cocktails and limited-edition spirits complemented by plenty of whimsy and color. From her prominent portrait, the lounge’s namesake overlooks a dim, vibey interior with drapery and chandeliers galore.
Exposed ceilings, heavy columns, gold accents, and lush retro seating are accompanied by unexpected touches that add to the space’s sense of whimsical intrigue—lounge seating sourced from a vintage carnival ride, eclectic bar stools, and side tables crafted from animal sculptures and garden gnomes.