Boutique Hotel Just Outside Los Angeles Offers Fine Dining and Heated Pool
Coast Anabelle Hotel in Burbank provides visitors to the Los Angeles area with the best of both worlds. Thanks to the hotel's proximity to downtown L.A., you've got easy access to Hollywood Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, and the studios where Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres tape their award-winning talk shows are just down the street. Yet you're far enough away from the epicenter of La La Land to avoid the hassles of big-city traffic, crowds, and high prices.
With its red-and-white-striped awning and enormous sign as big as the hotel's marquee, it's hard to miss Olive's Bistro, Coast Anabelle's onsite restaurant and lounge. Accessible via the grand atrium lobby, Olive's serves expertly prepared American cuisine such as alder-planked salmon and bacon-wrapped filet mignon. With this Getaway, you're entitled to a complimentary appetizer, such as a blackened-chicken quesadilla. While the sun is out—and it nearly always is in southern California—you can head to the heated outdoor pool next door and christen your inner tube with a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Burbank, California: Iconic Production Studios, Live Movie Shoots, and Vintage Shopping
Located 12 miles north of Los Angeles, Burbank is home to production studios for such entertainment titans as Warner Bros., the Walt Disney Company, and Nickelodeon. For a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of TV shows and movies, take the VIP tour at Warner Bros. During this 2.5-hour experience, you'll get to walk through such sets as Merlotte's Bar & Grill from True Blood and the Central Perk coffee shop from Friends. You can also snap green-screen photos that put you in the middle of celluloid classics, and pay a visit to the Property Department, which houses more than 10 million movie props.
Beyond the media district, Burbank has many quaint residential areas. Situated on the western edge of the city, Magnolia Park is dotted with funky antique shops, vintage-clothing boutiques, and 1940s townhomes. And in the Rancho neighborhood 1 mile south of the hotel, zoning laws permit residents to ride their horses right down Riverside Drive.