Los Angeles

Hotels in Los Angeles

The chic and breezy 14-room Rose Hotel, located just off the oh-so-trendy artists enclave of Abbot Kinney Ave., is the epitome of minimalist beach chic.

Dustin Lancaster’s first b&b-style hotel is feels like a real retreat for writers and creatives.

The rooms at this uber-hip hotel might not be particularly spacious, but what they lack in size, they make up for in swoon-worthy eclectic California style courtesy of Commune Design.

The contemporary Standard Hollywood is set on L.A.’ s famed Sunset Boulevard, with spare, retro-chic rooms similar to its Downtown sister. Features include art installations, mood lighting, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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.

Gorgeously revived in 2006 by hotelier Jeff Klein, this 1929 Art Deco landmark was once an apartment building to the stars (John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra all had crash pads here).

Named one of the nation’s top seaside inns by Travel + Leisure, this quiet B&B is housed in a blue-shingled Colonial Revival building less than a block from Santa Monica Beach.

In Los Angeles, there’s no better place than Malibu to rub shoulders with film-industry elite, whether on the beaches (all are public) or at nearby hot spots. Perhaps that’s why media mogul David Geffen stepped in and reopened the Malibu Beach Inn in 2007.

This beachfront hotel is located near the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica’s Ocean Front Walk. Each of the 173 rooms have canary-yellow walls and come with private balconies and marble-tiled bathrooms.

The most fun of the four California hotels designed by Kor Hotel Group collaborator Kelly Wearstler, the 162-room Viceroy seems like an extension of the nearby amusement park on Santa Monica Pier .

Actress Cynthia Foster and her environmental economist husband, Karel Samson created the hotel and have pledged a percentage of their profits to local charities. The three solar-powered bungalows are just a five-minute walk from the ocean and the boutiques of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Terranea is the ultimate stay-cation for L.A. locals.