Hotel June Los Angeles – Hotel Review
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- Proper Hospitality, a group renowned for design-forward properties, recently opened Hotel June, a more affordable offering near LAX in Los Angeles.
- Rooms start at $130 per night, but during the pandemic, there are day rates to use guest rooms as workspaces from $99.
- The inviting pool and restaurant, as well as the sophisticated decor, make it a COVID-safe destination for a local getaway.
- I booked a standard Spacious King Room to see what it was like to stay here, and also previewed the work from hotel deal.
- Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and hotel reps all share what you should know before you check-in.
Although I have yet to board a plane in the time of COVID, I have loosened my rather rigid self-quarantine in recent weeks to ease back into travel.
First, I booked a socially distant staycation in a private Airbnb in Palm Springs where I didn’t leave the vacation rental for the duration of my stay. Next, I took a calculated risk to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary with my first hotel visit at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, where I gained confidence thanks to reassuring COVID policies. Because of our positive experience, me and my husband then took our family to La Quinta Resort & Club, where we reacquainted ourselves with a larger resort setting.
With these trips under my belt, I felt more than comfortable booking a one-night staycation at the new Hotel June near LAX. I’d long known this hotel by its former name, the Custom, and was curious to check out this new incarnation, which reopened in June in the midst of the pandemic. Not only is the hotel brand new, but the booking system automatically books a buffer night between all guest room stays, which I also appreciated.
It’s the first Hotel June property for Proper Hospitality, which designs and operates high-end hospitality experiences under the Proper Hotels & Residences and Avalon Hotels nameplates. June is meant to be a breezy, coastal-feeling venue with the same highly-curated design as other hotels under the Proper umbrella, but priced much more affordably.
I was also interested in staying here to observe their work-from-hotel deal, a popular new promotion that many hotels in the US are offering as a result of COVID-19’s impact on hospitality and travel.
Hotel June and other Proper Hospitality properties now have a partnership with the workspace location provider Industrious to offer guest rooms that may be used as remote workspaces during the day, starting at $99. It’s certainly convenient considering many offices are closed and working from home can be distracting, lack resources, or just feel like a downright drag after so many months.
At Hotel June, professionals receive a room with a private bath that is outfitted with office chairs and stocked with snacks and coffee.
Because I planned to stay overnight to review the property, I booked the basic room, a Spacious King Room, which cost $197.65, before taxes, and included overnight parking. There is no additional resort fee.
However, I booked last-minute on a weekend. Midweek prices start as low at $130, which is an incredible value for such a style-minded room, plus pool access. In fact, it makes for a compelling argument to just extend that office space day rate to an overnight stay — just make sure to log off at 5 p.m. and take advantage of the standout on-site amenities.