Every month there’s a secret password to be given to the Palomar staff at check-in. If you get the password correct you’re destined for free gifts that will probably amount to a free glass of vino. Check their Facebook or Twitter page for the most recent one.
Close to: UCLA, Westwood Village
Lively daytime pool scene? Yes, but the pool is small and gets crowded easily. Get there early if you’re not into standing creepily over the pool with a drink.
Good place to party? If you’re anywhere near Westwood, and you like a chic, stylish locale at which to consume a few fruity cocktails (i.e. cocktails with fruit in them) and then a few more fruity cocktails and then fall into the arms of a 26 year-old nursing student who thinks alcohol poisoning is exciting, then this is most certainly the place for you.
Good place to drink at night? Hotel Palomar is the center of Westwood’s nightlife. Please consider that UCLA is right down the street.