Situated between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, just 1½ miles from UCLA, the W Los Angeles – Westwood is a pet-friendly boutique hotel housed in a former university dorm. Redesigned by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum Thom Filicia, the 258 guestrooms are bright and spacious by W brand standards and include mother of pearl, Manzanita wood, and turquoise accents. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a spa that provides manicures in conjunction with movie screenings. The Whiskey Blue bar specializes in handcrafted martinis, while the Ninethirty restaurant serves seasonal American cuisine from former Top Chef contestant Dakota Weiss.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.