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Omni Los Angeles Hotel At California Plaza

251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, California
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1 Review for Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

January 23 2012
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"Hip, Relaxed, Luxury Hotel that even thinks of your kids!"

The Omni Hotel at California Plaza is conveniently located in Downtown Los Angeles amidst beautiful tall buildings, hip sculptures, art and culture and is downtown’s only four-diamond-resort.

Despite the urban location and close proximity to all of Downtown’s major attractions, the Omni possesses a relaxed, hip and amazingly natural ambiance.  Your first impression of the Omni will be the cascading waterfall at the valet stand; the sound of running water forcing you to take a slower pace despite the busy surroundings.  Inside the lobby, natural light floods in through an atrium like ceiling through a beautiful sculpture and on to a massive display of fresh and beautiful flowers.  The flowers give off a sweet aroma, and the natural light descends on two matching staircases framing the entrance.  

Right away, my kids were made welcome at the Omni.  Upon check in they received their very own Omni Sensational Kids backpacks—they had to restrain themselves in the elevator ride to not tear them open right away.  The backpacks were stuffed full of maps and activities, crayons, a ball, Frisbee, magnifying glass and more that they are still in fact playing with here at home.  In all honesty, my kids were hooked on the hotel from this simple gesture alone.  They donned their backpacks the entire trip and the packs provided literally hours of entertainment for my kiddos, a mom tired of hotel TV programming was thankful for the diversion!  Although my kids stayed well occupied, guests of the Omni can request additional kid’s games, books and toys to enjoy during your stay free of charge.

We had the privilege of staying in one of the Omni’s Club rooms; although just slightly larger than the standard Deluxe Room, the Club rooms offer free access to the Club Lounge featuring a continental breakfast, evening appetizers, drinks and desserts.  I was a little hesitant to bring my kids to the Lounge in the evening, thinking that they might be an annoyance to other guests.  I checked out the scene solo first and was assured by an exceptionally friendly staff member named Sunday that our kids were more than welcome.  In fact, even the appetizer selection was kid-friendly and featured freshly battered chicken & even french fries!  The kids hopped on a large sofa, sat comfortably snacking on chicken fingers, fries, veggies and of course, Shirley Temples.  The staff even changed the TV programming from basketball to a kid-friendly station without asking.  I snuck back later while the kids were already sleeping for dessert:  chocolate covered strawberries, lemon tarts, cookie bars and fudge!  

The rooms were beautifully appointed and amazingly mixed both the urban vibe with a relaxed and comfortable ambiance.  The walls are full of beautiful photography highlighting the city of Angels from the nearby Walt Disney Concert Hall to close ups of flowers or artistic gardens.  The beds were comfortable and luxurious; even my two year old wiggled down against the soft bedding and pillows with a grin.  The room featured a stocked (and thankfully locked) mini-bar/fridge, a large flat screen TV, sitting area, and large bathroom with separate shower and tub.  The bathroom was full of not only your typical soaps and shampoos, but also generously provided, without request, an extra toothbrush, toothpaste and razor just in case.  

The hotel boasts two restaurants: Noé and the Grand Café, in addition to a Starbucks coffee shop snack area stocked full of travel necessities.  We had the privilege of dining at the Grand Café; it was an incredible breakfast full of traditional favorites and refreshingly healthy alternatives.  Read my review at:  http://www.trekaroo.com/restaurants/the-grand-cafe-los-angeles-california

As part of Omni’s goal of catering to the littlest guests, our children received organic milk, cookies & fresh fruit as an evening snack in our room!  What a treat!

The hotel is directly adjacent to many numerous downtown attractions, two within view from our window perched on the 16th floor: Angel’s Flight and the Watercourt at California Plaza.  Both activities were well worth the very short walk to get to.  The Museum of Contemporary Art is next door as well; kids interested in art (or just amazed at large sculptures) can get a free preview of the museum right from the hotel grounds.   So much to see and do is literally a walk away from the hotel.  If you do feel the need to travel a bit further, you can arrange for free transportation using the hotel car; I was impressed with the prompt service we received using the car to travel to Chinatown.  It was perfect to not have to pay for additional parking or cabs.  

Although it was an unusually cold, wintry day during our visit, the Omni does have a great heated outdoor lap pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center.  A full service spa is on site.  Check in begins at 3pm and checkout is at a late 12pm, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hotel and nearby attractions.  

Overall, the Omni at California Plaza provides an exceptional value:  luxury accommodations, fresh amazing food, thoughtfulness & perks directed toward even the youngest of customers, and a close proximity to all things downtown LA has to offer.  

Disclosure: This review is based on a complimentary stay at the Omni at California Plaza.  I received no other compensation besides the hotel stay and meal at the Grand Café.  The hotel did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view.  All opinions are my own.

updated: 05/02/13 by filmdncr
 
Description

Location.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is located close to Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and University of Southern California. Additional points of interest include World Trade Center Los Angeles and Los Angeles Central Public Library.

Hotel Features.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. There is a full service health spa on site. This 4 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
453 air conditioned guestrooms at Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza feature minibars and laptop compatible safes. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, triple sheeting, and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, windows that open, and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake up calls.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per room, per stay
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Fee for wireless Internet in all public areas: USD 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for in room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

 
Property Information

Check-In: 3 PM
Check-Out: noon

Number of Rooms: 453
Number of Suites: 0
Pets: yes
Recreational Facilities:
Pool
Fitness Facility

Services:
In house Restaurant
In house Bar
Room Service
High Speed Internet

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