Los Angeles has some seriously slick hotels – from a new generation of modern, hip hotels to the historic places that Hollywood legends have been staying at for decades.
The traffic really is as bad as everyone says it is, so figure out which neighbourhood you want to base yourself and plan your trip from there. We’ve rounded up Los Angeles’ best hotels to give you a head start…
Best hotels in Los Angeles
1. The Standard Downtown LA
Smack-dab in the center of Downtown Los Angeles, this stylish 207-room hotel has massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of LA, an intimate rooftop garden bar, and a 24-hour restaurant. Plus, it’s super pet-friendly.
2. Hotel Wilshire
With a handy location on Miracle Mile next to LACMA, Pedersen Museum and Academy Museum, Hotel Wilshire is an ideal choice for culture vultures. The pretty boutique hotel has a rooftop restaurant/lounge, swimming pool, and an impressive Penthouse Suite.
There’s also free bikes for guests to use and an in-room yoga program. How very L.A.
3. Chateau Marmont
The fabulous fairy-tale Chateau Marmont is about as legendary as a hotel can be and the romantic restaurant is a prime A-Lister hangout in tinseltown. Each of the classic rooms and suites are pure luxury – think cashmere throws and Kiehls bath products. After hours, the Bar Marmont turns into an intimate place for a cocktail or two.
4. The Belamar Hotel
This Manhattan Beach hotel is ideal for a break from the madness of the city. Room have coastal-chic décor and some suites even have jetted tubs for long soaks, living areas, and terraces that overlook the sunny courtyard.
5. The Beverly Hills Hotel
Opened in 1912, the hotel affectionately known as the “Pink Palace” has long been the go-to for the rich, powerful and famous who were looking for a secluded haven from the world; most likely why it inspired The Eagles’ hit song, Hotel California.
From the moment you step onto the red carpet at the entrance to the hotel you’ll feel like you’re a star.
6. Hotel Casa del Mar
Inspired by the grand villas of the Mediterranean and the beachy vibe of Santa Monica, Hotel Casa del Mar is a beautiful place to stay that’s right on the beach. Originally built in 1926 as a luxury beach club, it’s recently been renovated and looks better than ever.
Rooms have marble bathrooms, Italian bed linen and ocean views.
7. Petit Ermitage
Petit Emitage is a beautiful hideaway in West Hollywood that you’ll never want to leave. Book one of the Master’s Quarters for a suite with a balcony and original art by Miro, DeKooning, Erte, Rauschenberg and Dali. There’s daily yoga on the firedeck, a heated saltwater pool and live music.
Plus, the garden restaurant is officially recognised as a Hummingbird & Butterfly Sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation. The ideal spot for summer cocktails.