The Line Hotel is the official host hotel for the Hello Kitty Convention. The hotel is located in the heart of bustling Koreatown, just three miles from Downtown. The Line Hotel is a Los Angeles collaboration between The Sydell Group, chef Roy Choi, Houston Hospitality, designer Sean Knibb and the art collective, Poketo. The Line’s 388 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV, large work desk, docking station and a media hub. The hotel features an outdoor pool, 24-hour room service, 24-hour fitness center, International Newstand, design boutique, and complimentary Linus bicycles for guests. Roy Choi oversees the hotel’s three dining concepts, which express distinctive aspects of his culinary philosophy. The Houston brothers bring their craft cocktails and their knack for creating atmospheric, nostalgic spaces to the hotel’s discreet lounge bar. Hop on the Metro at the nearby Normandie stop to make a quick trip to the convention's Downtown venues at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the Japanese American National Museum.
Experience the unique flavor of Japanese hospitality at the Miyako Hotel, where you'll find a karaoke lounge, sushi bar and even a spa so you can unwind after a day of checking out all things Hello Kitty. Rooms also include complimentary WiFi. The hotel is located in the heart of Little Tokyo, just a block from the Japanese American National Museum and within walking distance of public transit.
Ideal for visitors on a budget, the Kawada Hotel offers urban European-style rooms at affordable rates. You'll find some comforts of home courtesy of in-room kitchenettes and laundry facilities on premise, and be within walking distance of both Hello Kitty Convention locations: the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the Japanese American National Museum.
From first greeting (with a fresh chocolate chip cookie, no less) to serene rooftop Kyoto Gardens, the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown is a perfect retreat after the hustle and bustle of a long day. Since it's located in the heart of Little Tokyo, it's no surprise that here, too, you'll find unique Japanese touches throughout the interior décor and a zen oasis of ponds, waterfalls and greenery on the rooftop.
Opened in January 2014, the Ace Hotel Downtown features 180 rooms, the popular L.A. Chapter restaurant, and a rooftop bar and pool with spectacular panoramic views of the city. The hotel was originally built as the United Artists Building in 1927 and includes incredible architectural detail throughout. Named one of the world’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2014 by CNN Travel, the hotel is the second Ace property in California. Interior design includes a lobby by local firm Commune Design, and a “larger-than-life” mural by the Haas Brothers that tells a visual history of Hollywood.
The Best Western, located in Downtown's Chinatown, is a three-diamond property at affordable prices that features contemporary rooms with artful Chinese accents, an array of shops, a full-service beauty salon, pharmacy, the Hill Street Cafe and jewelry stores. Complimentary continental breakfast is included with guestroom rates.