You sure love those big city lights, but you’re a country kid at heart—which is why the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, with its gingham pillows and down-home farm decor, is your favorite little slice of the South in L.A.
A boutique hotel with a country twist, the former 1960s strip motel was reinvented as the hip Farmer’s Daughter in the 1990s and is fresh from a 2017 renovation courtesy of Meg Joannides from MLK Studio.
You wake up under a Pendleton blanket, still dreaming of Charlize Theron (legend has it she stayed here with her mother when she first arrived in Los Angeles).
You’re fixin’ to try out the hotel restaurant Tart, and someone told you if you jump in the pool with your clothes on, you’ll get 50% off brunch—so you head downstairs in your pajamas and dive right in among the charming resident rubber ducks. Tart’s delicious selection of hush puppies, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken & waffle splashed with bourbon maple syrup and tabasco butter make the fully-clothed soaking well worth your while.
In the courtyard, you linger over a few cups of sweet tea before you grab one of the complimentary Farmer's Daughter bikes and head out over yonder.
You don’t have to go far to find the action—soon, you hear the immortal phrase, "Come on down!" as you fulfill a lifelong dream of being a contestant on The Price is Right. TV's longest-running game show tapes at CBS Television City across the street from the hotel.
Less than a mile away, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—the largest art museum in the West—invites you to skip around its famously Instagrammable Urban Light sculpture by Chris Burden.
A quick stop at the La Brea Tar Pits—where more than 3.5 million fossils have been discovered in the murk—and the sun is already starting to set, which can only mean one thing: Happy Hour.
Your country heart longs for those $6 shrimp tacos back at Tart, where discounted food and beverages are on offer from 4-6pm.
After a few games of foosball and ping-pong with some new friends who witnessed your impressive pajama dive this morning, you wind down the night curled up with your favorite Flannery O’Connor novel and a cup of hot cocoa. This may not be grandma’s front porch, but it’s a close second. Night night, y’all.
Farmer's Daughter Hotel
115 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036