The Five Best Hotels With Electric Car Charging Stations in Los Angeles

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The electric car movement is in full force throughout California, with chargers popping up in parking garages, grocery stores, museums, and more. It’s no surprise that hotels have caught on too; some even offer special discounts for their electric vehicle driving guests.

While we ordinarily go the car-free route, we know that sometimes it’s just easier to have wheels, especially in Los Angeles. And since energy-efficient, low-emission electric vehicles are the way to go when those times arise, we’ve the found five best LA hotels that offer electric vehicle charging to guests.

1. The Hotel Wilshire | 6317 Wilshire Blvd. |
hotel wilshireWhy: Like the fashionable boulevard for which it is named, the year-old, LEED certified Hotel Wilshire is all things de rigueur, offering sleek, airy rooms (from $185) and an eco-friendly ethos. Make sure to go for a drink (or a dip) among fabulous views at the sceney rooftop restaurant and pool, The Roof on Wilshire.
What’s around: The Wilshire is literally in the thick of it on LA’s legendary “Miracle Mile,” a packed and popular stretch with historic intrigue, Art-Deco pizazz, and myriad attractions. You can easily check out the L.A. County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits, or the “original” Farmers’ Market at the Grove (open every day)—all without unplugging your car.
Bonus: Guests with electric vehicles receive complimentary overnight valet parking and use of the hotel’s electric charging stations.

2. Hotel Palomar LA Westwood | 10740 Wilshire Blvd. |
Why: Boasting a seven-year-old EarthCare program with roots in (where else?) San Francisco, the Hotel Palomar LA Westwood maintains Kimpton’s high environmental standards and chic, quirky style. Rooms (from $240) are swanky and pet-friendly, and the hotel offers tons of Kimpton perks, like a complimentary wine hour (5-6 p.m. nightly), free bike rentals, and a “Guppy Love” program.
What’s around: Home to many a movie premiere and UCLA’s campus, Westwood hosts glitterati and college students alike. Tour UCLA and visit one of the vintage theaters in town, or take a shopping day on Santa Monica Boulevard, just around the corner from the hotel. Read about more things to do in Westwood.
Bonus: Guests with electric vehicles can receive a 50 percent discount on the nightly parking fee (ask at check-in), and the Palomar offers complimentary transportation to destinations within a three-mile radius (drop-off only). The hotel often offers a “Walk This Way” package, which provides guests with a pedometer, water bottle, power bar, and soothing foot lotion—plus 50 percent off your next stay if you clock 10,000+ steps (see website for dates and details).

3. Hollywood Hotel | 1160 N Vermont Ave. |
The first hotel in Hollywood to install EV charging stations, the Hollywood Hotel offers modern luxury and elegant rooms (from $199), plus a gorgeous pool, complimentary hot breakfast, and the swanky Casablanca-style 1160 Bar, great for an evening tipple or some laughs over Monday or Thursday night comedy shows.
What’s around: 
The Hollywood Hotel is located a short distance from the heart of Hollywood, just a few blocks from the Barnsdall Art Walk.
The hotel provides easy access to the metro, as well as DASH shuttles to the major Hollywood attractions and to the Griffith Observatory.

4. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel | 1700 Ocean Ave. |
loewsWhy: Offering elegant ocean-view rooms (from $272) just a short walk from the lively Santa Monica Pier, this luxurious hotel will breathe fresh air into your otherwise-frenzied LA vacation. It’s also got great dining options, an eco-friendly spa, and an oceanfront pool.
What’s around:
 As if the beaches weren’t enough, Venice Beach (just a five-minute walk down the sand) and Santa Monica offer all varieties of amusement, from the oddball scene at Muscle Beach and the countless boardwalk characters to the Americana amusements, trapeze school, and outdoor concert series on the pier. Book a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum or peruse one of Santa Monica’s four farmers markets. Read about more things to do in Santa Monica.
In addition to an EV charger, the Loews Santa Monica offers bike and roller blade rentals to make getting around easy. Pets are also welcome for a $25 one-time fee.

5. Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel | 9620 Airport Blvd. |
Why: Sure, airport hotels generally conjure last-minute, just-before-the-flight stays, but Marriott delivers style comfort with sophisticated design (from $99) and luxurious features including pool, sauna, and classic California cuisine at the onsite restaurant, 96th Street Bistro.
What’s around: Just three miles north of Manhattan Beach and six miles south of Marina del Rey, this hotel has beach time written all over it.
Bonus: The hotel provides easy access to the metro, as well as DASH shuttles to the major Hollywood attractions and to the Griffith Observatory.

Rent electric cars at LAX with MPG Car Rental. Hertz also rents electric vehicles at LAX.

Photos: The Hotel Wilshire, Palomar Westwood, Loews Santa Monica

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