The Orlando Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is hidden treasure of sorts. This European-style boutique hotel is centrally located, and immaculate. It’s not surprising when you stay there to learn they recently underwent a $6 million renovation of the hotel. Trendy but not pretentious, The Orlando offers so much for its guests. The Lobby Lounge is hip cool to hang out at. Wifi is available throughout the hotel, which really came in handy for this journalist. There is also a full service spa and fitness center, and a salt-water pool outside which had the weather been better, I would’ve taken full advantage of. Location-wise, it’s hard to do better. It’s easy to walk around downtown L.A. from the hotel (I had breakfast at Ralph’s) and it’s fairly close to The Grove, The Staple Center, and other L.A. landmarks. Affordably priced, attentive staff, and clean, spacious rooms propel this above other area hotels. I highly recommend.