Stay in the heart of Los Angeles

A peaceful escape amidst the urban hustle and bustle.

Nestled in the heart of the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District, kodō hotel is an urban oasis that marries historic charm with modern elegance. Located within a century-old firehouse, originally known as Engine Company 17, this masterfully designed space by architect Matthew Royce, in collaboration with Gry Space, serves as a sanctuary for spiritual and sensory renewal. The hotel name “kodō,” which means “heartbeat” in Japanese, encapsulates the essence of vitality and cultural fusion.

Once inside, the hotel reveals itself as a haven where design, nature, and hospitality converge to create a unique spiritual connection for its guests.

The kodō experience extends to impeccable service, luxurious rooms, and cutting-edge amenities, making it an integral heartbeat in L.A.’s vibrant Arts District.

A tranquil retreat that embodies harmony and balance.

Choose Your Escape

Welcome to an exquisite experience at kodō hotel, where the refined simplicity of Japanese design merges with the pulsating energy of the Los Angeles Arts District.
Each room at kodō hotel is an ode to minimalist design and tranquil living in our repurposed 100 year-old fire house. Thoughtfully designed rooms with high wood beamed ceilings and open-concept showers provide breathable, tranquil spaces. Our OneButton technology offers intuitive control over lighting, media, and shades, ensuring your environment is always tuned to your preference, ensuring a stay that combines modern convenience with serene comfort.
Immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of kodō hotel, right at the pulsing heart of the Los Angeles Arts District. Here, understated luxury meets the tranquility of carefully curated spaces designed for rest and inspiration.

A tranquil retreat that embodies harmony and balance.

Choose Your Escape

Each room at kodō hotel is an ode to minimalist design and tranquil living in our repurposed 100 year-old fire house. Thoughtfully designed rooms with high wood beamed ceilings and open-concept showers provide breathable, tranquil spaces.

Welcome to kodō hotel, where every stay is a unique and unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the heart of L.A.’s Arts District, and discover a world of serenity, culture, and balance.

A place to find balance in a bustling city.

The Kodō Hotel Experience

Kodō hotel is a testament to cultural fusion, seamlessly blending the elegance of Japanese aesthetics with the vibrant canvas of the Los Angeles arts scene. It stands as a symbol of intention, sustainability, and the celebration of negative space, rather than building anew.

Our Hotel Amenities
Exceptional Amenities for an Unforgettable Stay
Digital Check-In and Entry

Instant Arrival: Digital Check-In for Effortless Entry. Your stay begins without delay.

Daily Housekeeping

Enjoy Impeccable Cleanliness Every Day, so that your sanctuary is always in perfect order.

High Speed Wi-Fi

Our high-speed Wi-Fi ensures you're always connected and ready to stream, work, or connect.

24 Hour Virtual Concierge

Whether you have questions or special requests, our concierge is just a text away.

Premium Bottled Water & Artisan Chocolate

Enjoy our complimentary in-room offering of two bottles of premium bottled water and artisan Nekohama Matcha chocolate.

Morning Beverages & Pastries

Mornings Made Easy with Complimentary morning beverage and house baked pastry from kodō cafe starting at 9am.

Private Parking Space

Secure Parking for Your Convenience. Enjoy the peace of mind with your dedicated parking space.

Welcome Drinks

Enjoy a complimentary drink on us! Arrive before 5pm at our Café for Beer, Wine, Sake, Coffee, Tea, or Matcha. After 5pm (Wed-Sat) at our Restaurant, enjoy all of the above plus cocktails.

LA Arts District

The L.A. Arts District has a rich history, evolving from an industrial area to a vibrant artistic neighborhood. Today, it boasts a thriving art scene with galleries, studios, and striking street art. The culinary scene is equally impressive, featuring innovative restaurants and cafes that reflect the area’s creative spirit.

Travel To Japan
Kodō Cafe

Step inside a tranquil tea garden oasis: for breakfast it offers a limited menu of beverages such as the enticing black sesame cappuccino, complemented by an assortment of delectable pastries. However, as the clock strikes 11 am, a delightful transition takes place. The menu expands to unveil a range of authentic Japanese dishes.

Artisanal Dinner
Kodō Restaurant

On the ground floor is kodō LA, a Japanese American bistro + sushi restaurant by chef Alex Suzuki. The menu features fresh sushi & binchotan charcoal grilled robata dishes rotating seasonally. Enjoy a range of dining experiences, craft cocktails, natural wine, artisanal sake and a highly curated selection of small batch spirits.

Come & Visit us

Nourish Yourself in the Heart of LA

High standards of hospitality

Cultural Fusion in the Arts District

kodō is a testament to cultural fusion, where the graceful tapestry of Japanese aesthetics is seamlessly woven into the vibrant canvas of the Los Angeles arts scene. Every aspect of Kodō pays homage to the rich traditions of Japan, yet also embraces the dynamic spirit of creativity that defines the city of Los Angeles. This harmonious blend offers an immersive experience that captures the essence of two worlds coming together, creating a unique and captivating environment that celebrates the beauty of diversity and innovation.

Local Activities

Discover The Neighbourhood

You are in a city where people are never bored. Immerse yourself in local art exhibitions, neighbourhood events, seasonal activities and much more.

Arts & Culture
Cirrus Gallery

An iconic contemporary art gallery that has been a part of the Arts District’s art scene for decades. Known for its innovative exhibitions and support of emerging artists, it’s a vital hub for art enthusiasts.

Near by Attraction
Luna Luna Art Amusement Park

The world’s first art amusement park: rescued and on view for the first time in nearly four decades, with rides, games, and attractions by visionary artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Salvador Dalí, and David Hockney.

Retail & Dining Experience

This sprawling complex of industrial buildings has been transformed into a retail, dining, and creative space. It’s home to unique shops, restaurants, and cultural events. 

local sightseeing
The 6th Street Bridge

While not located directly in the Arts District, the iconic 6th Street Bridge offers stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline and has been featured in numerous films and TV shows. 

A Piece of Japan in L.A.
Little Tokyo

Adjacent to the Arts District, Little Tokyo is a vibrant neighborhood with its own landmarks, including the Japanese American National Museum and the historic district’s unique architecture. 

Arts & Culture
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

This contemporary art gallery is housed in a historic flour mill complex. It’s known for its impressive exhibitions, innovative programming, and a beautiful garden courtyard.