Los Angeles

Hotels in Los Angeles

Given the size and variety of the metro area itself, the hotels in Los Angeles reflect a huge amount of diversity, from mainstream business hotels to hip boutique properties and over-the-top luxury hotels. To spend less time driving around, choose your own hotel based on where you want to spend—say, along the coast if you want to explore beaches.

Beverly Hills Hotel is an icon and one of the best hotels in Los Angeles: the “Pink Palace” opened in 1912 and has 185 rooms, 23 bungalows and the celeb-magnet restaurant the Polo Lounge. The Beverly Wilshire is famous with some people for being the setting of Pretty Woman (even if the film was not actually shot here); this chandelier-accented Los Angeles hotel, in the heart of Beverly Hills, was built in the 1920s but is now run by Four Seasons. If any hotel in Los Angeles harbors the most secrets and escapades of the stars, it’s this castle-like Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard, which has cottages, bungalows, suites and penthouses. If you want a plush and relaxing place to stay during a trip to Disneyland, it’s hard to beat the stately Grand Californian Hotel & Spa right in the Disneyland complex, with its own entrance to the California Adventure park.

Desert Nights at the Standard hotel is a great way to check out bands in a casual—yet very Hollywood—setting. Wednesday nights.

Located in a mostly residential neighborhood and within walking distance of Hollywood Boulevard, the tidy exterior of this longstanding value motel is flanked by palm trees, while the rear overlooks the pool area.

Located near the beach in downtown Santa Monica, this motel is an alternative to larger, higher-priced neighbors like Shutters on the Beach or the Loews Hotel. The ivy covered, two-story building has California touches like palm trees and surfboards mounted on its cream exterior.

By pairing a luxury hotel with a state-of-the- art medical facility, this collaboration between Four Seasons and the California Health & Longevity Institute—located in a San Fernando Valley suburb only 17 miles from Malibu—introduces a new level of service (and seriousness) to the spa experie

Located across the street from the beach in downtown Avalon, this hotel has Mediterranean touches like green-and-white striped awnings, a terra cotta roof, and a quiet sun deck for guests.

Unlike its sister property, Shutters on the Beach—which feels more like Cape Cod than SoCal—Casa del Mar’s opulent, Mediterranean design feels right at home on the Santa Monica shore.

Since the 1920s, privacy-seeking Hollywood starlets—among them Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe—have found refuge at this bluff-perched resort overlooking Santa Monica beach.

Located in West Hollywood, this extended-stay boutique hotel is a mix of 36 studio, one- and two-bedroom guest suites and loft-style residences.

A retro façade and otherworldly interior distinguish this 1925 Spanish-Moroccan-style hotel just blocks from the Staples Center.

Straddling the line between Hollywood and West Hollywood/Beverly Hills, the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel offers travelers a bit of Southern hospitality in the City of Angels. This boutique hotel combines chic style with down home comfort in its 66 rooms.

Located in the upper San Bernadino Mountains, this lodge overlooks Lake Arrowhead and is within walking distance of a number of village shops and restaurants.

This sprawling beach-house-style inn looks like it was airlifted from Nantucket and dropped on the Santa Monica shore.

Luxury yachts were the inspiration for star interior designer Christopher Lowell when he decked out this boutique hotel two blocks from the sand in easygoing Manhattan Beach.