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T+L's Definitive Guide to Los Angeles

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Seeking a beach escape? Or a Beverly Hills hideaway? L.A. has a hotel for every type of traveler.

Buzz Factor

Fashion photographer Matthew Rolston curated the design of Hollywood’s The Redbury, adding English upholstery and Suzani bedspreads. $$

At the new W Hollywood, you’ll find shiny white minimalism in a steel-and-glass complex. $$

The Philippe Starck–designed SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills houses chef José Andrés’s equally imaginative Bazaar. $$$

Just steps from Rodeo Drive, the Montage Beverly Hills has a courtyard setting that pays homage to Mediterranean architecture. $$$$

On the Beach

Built using only sustainable materials, the Shore Hotel is outfitted with glass showers that look out over the ocean. $$

Cape Cod style reigns at Shutters on the Beach, with interiors by the Obamas’ decorator, Michael S. Smith. $$$$

Movie-Star Romance

The Art Deco Sunset Tower Hotel has killer city views and an A-list clientele. $$

A hideaway for L.A.’s hip set, Chateau Marmont evokes the noir glamour of Sunset Boulevard. $$$

From the pink exterior to garden bungalows, the Beverly Hills Hotel is a longtime celebrity favorite. $$$$

Urban Contemporary

The stylish new Hotel Wilshire includes a sceney restaurant run by Iron Chef contestant Eric Greenspan. $$

In a 54-story glass building near L.A. Live, you’ll find the modern JW Marriott ($$). On floors 22 through 26, there’s also a Ritz-Carlton ($$$), offering jaw-dropping views.

Beige tones are the standard at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, a five-star addition to the Viceroy Hotels Group. $$$$

Grandes Dames

The 1946 Hotel Bel Air was just revamped by designer Alexandra Champalimaud and the Rockwell Group. $$$$

Renovated rooms at the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills have private terraces and marble baths. $$$$

Indulge in unsurpassed elegance in a whitewashed mansion at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. $$$$

Hotel Pricing Key
$ Less than $200
$$ $200 to $350
$$$ $350 to $500
$$$$ $500 to $1,000
$$$$$ More than $1,000


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