America's Best City Hotels
Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air
No. 2: Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
uniquely decorated rooms all have luxurious, understated touches like Alicante
marble tiles and Pratesi linens; many of its 45 suites include fireplaces.
Those with private patios are tucked behind walls covered with cascading
bougainvillea, flowering shrubs, and giant California oaks. (Note: the hotel is
undergoing renovations and scheduled to re-open in July 2011.)