Hotel Check In: Tommie Hollywood

The sister property of the Thompson Hollywood (reviewed here) is Tommie Hollywood. Tommie is described as being a new classic Californian hotel which has “re-imagined the guest experience to include only the most elevated essentials”. This means small, basic rooms, nice communal areas and a truly excellent restaurant adjoined.

As Globalists we were ‘upgraded’ to a King Bed Hollywood Hills View. But in all honesty, the room really was tiny (under 200 sq ft) and quite basic, although comfortable.

The size and efficiency of the bathroom reminded us of hotels in Europe, or on board cruises.

But hanging around in your room isn’t why people stay here. They come to Tommie for its vibe and to meet people and hang out. The rooftop bar Desert 5 Spot is reminiscent of classic Palm Springs. Live alternative country bands some nights and a relaxed feeling and good cocktails always, make it a fun place to chill.

But for us the real draw was KA’TEEN, a gorgeous outdoor dining spot that pays homage to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula’s rich culinary history.

Operated by Angeleno chef Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, the food was as innovative as the restaurant is gorgeous.

We like Tommie Hollywood. Having last minute access to KA’TEEN is a huge plus and it was comfortable to hang out in and take a meeting. But to be honest the room size would get to us after more than one night.

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