Any description of the city of Las Angeles would be incomplete without direct reference to the several palatial hotels which, as place of temporary residence, form a special feature in the city's attractiveness. In the matter of entertainment, for either casual or permanent guests, there is no city in Americas which affords a greater variety of high-class accommodations or institutions which reflect more directly its progress or prosperity.
The cars upon which this "auto" tour of "The City of the Angels" is made call regularly at every one of these great hotels, which have made fame among the world's most exacting travellers. As the journey of every one of our patrons will be commenced at one or another of these temporary dwelling places, a brief description will tend to recall pleasant memories of your stay in the "Southland."
The latest addition to the Los Angeles' list of splendid hotels is the "Alexandria," located at the corner of Fifth and Spring streets. In this new and elegant structure the famous hotels of the world have a most important rival. Erected and furnished solely by Los Angeles capital, the "Alexandria" is a monument to the wonderful advance made by this city in the few years since she entered that stage of her transition which permitted of her being termed "city" instead of "pueblo." as one gazes upon the towering walls of the "Alexandria," it seems hard to believe that its site was occupied less than a decade since, by clumsy one-story structures which marked the southernmost business suburbs of Los Angeles. To go back a second decade would bring us to a period when this location failed to attract even as modest business property and a third look backward would bring us to the time when this very corner was an orchard and considered "well out of town." Yet in spite of these realities in reminiscence, the corner of these busy streets is today occupied by one of America's most attractive hotels which forms in its ensemble a fitting parallel to such famous houses as the "St. Francis" of San Francisco, the