Usually, when I stay in LA I stay at the smaller, trendier hotels like The Standard or The Roosevelt or even the W up in Westwood. I like 'em, in the main, except for The Standard's which are both just too loud to be really successful as hotels (doesn't anyone need a hotel to sleep in?).
This time I couldn't get in at the Roosevelt (which has become my latest favourite) so I'm at the Renaissance. First time I've stayed at one of the 'big' chain hotels around here. And it's kinda odd. It has everything I expect in a chain hotel but instead of being full of business people it's full of teenagers. Lots of them. No idea why. Just is.
This hotel is quiet though... slept like a crazy beast.