Meet Hotel Covell, A Creative Haven In Los Feliz


Traveling for a living means that I get to see some pretty incredible properties around the globe, so you can imagine my sense of hometown pride when I heard about the happs at the brand spankin' new Hotel Covell in Los Feliz. This itsy bitsy boutique hotel is technically a B&B by official standards, as it only has 5 rooms. But man oh man, are they stunners.

Owner Dustin Lancaster is a first time hotelier, but he's also one of my favorite restauranteurs in L.A.; he owns L&E Oyster Bar, Covell, El Condor, Hermosillo, Sidebar and Highland Park Brewery, which I adore. So when I caught wind of him opening above his great little wine bar on Hollywood Boulevard, I knew I was in for a treat.

I had major apartment envy touring the space while chatting with Dustin, and it gave me some inspiration for my own dream home. (Someday I will move out of this itsy bitsy 1920s Spanish apartment. My kitchen is just plain teensy, as you can see here.) For now, though, I'm setting a goal to just have a little staycation at this dreamy little property.

I plucked a few of my favorite detail shots from my feature on the hotel that I did for LAist below.


Like the Ace Hotel properties, each room comes decked out with a record player and some amazing vinyl.IMG_2312

The hotel's theme is based off of a fictitious author named George Covell, and most rooms have great writing nooks. This one was my fave.


I mean this kitchen! The Heath Ceramics, the Chemex, copper strainer, the Bronner's. I can't even!

For more photos of this amazing space, and the full story on this stunning new property in one of L.A.'s coolest neighborhoods check out my story here.