Hock+Hoof is located in the phantom wing of a building which formerly comprised the now-adjacent Hotel Alexandria. Originally opened on on February 12, 1906 as an 8-story luxury hotel at the southwest corner of Spring and 5th Streets in downtown Los Angeles. It was designed by architect John B. Parkinson and constructed by developers Albert C. Bilicke and Robert A. Rowan. The Hotel Alexandria was the most luxurious hotel in Los Angeles for a number of years until the construction of the Biltmore Hotel in 1923. In 1938, after a disagreement with the owners of the phantom wing, the owners of The Hotel Alexandria bricked off the access between the hotel and the phantom wing, leading to the current layout. The building has served as a location for countless films, including Se7en (1995), A Midnight Romance (1919), Dreamgirls (2006), Water for Elephants (2011), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and Domino (2005).