Hotels in Los Angeles

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This hipper-than-thou hotel chain has spiffed up the former United Artists building, a 1927 Art Deco masterpiece, on a gentrifying stretch of Broadway.... Read More

This Craftsman-inspired hotel is situated on Santa Monica’s residential interior. The property features four floors, 77 guest rooms and is a short drive... Read More

Known as the “Riot House” in the 1960’s and 70’s, this hotel was a notorious party spot for touring rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Who, and the... Read More

Hidden down a tree-lined street, this hotel’s three separate buildings are all decorated in quirky, Nixon-era style: Lucite tables in the... Read More

Popular with outdoor adventurists, this Best Western branch is within a five-minute drive of the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski areas. The 80... Read More

The rooms at this North Hollywood hotel are ultra family-friendly, with the option of twin bunk beds for kids and suites equipped with dining nooks.... Read More

Also known as the “Pink Palace,” this landmark hotel is housed in a pale-pink stucco building surrounded by tropical gardens. Originally... Read More

The city of Beverly Hills was literally built up around this sumptuous 1912 resort, whose Mission Revival architecture and pink facade are synonymous... Read More

Fans of Pretty Woman will recognize this as the hotel where Richard Gere's character wooed Julia Robert's character, and the opulence here is certainly... Read More

It should come as no surprise that everyone from Elvis Presley to John Lennon and the British royal family have stayed at this over-the-top luxurious... Read More

This beachfront Santa Monica property, ensconced in a beach club from the 1920s, delivers lavish pampering just steps from the sand. Plush rooms feature... Read More

Housed in a converted apartment building, this all-suites hotel is located on a quiet side street just off the Sunset Strip. Marble steps lead up to the... Read More

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... Read More

Possibly one of Hollywood’s most iconic hotels, the Chateau has been the hideaway for celebrities and the entertainment elite since it officially... Read More

Shopoholics and traveling film-industry execs choose this hip boutique hotel, just three blocks from Rodeo Drive and around the corner from major... Read More

Los Angeles–area painters and curators have transformed the industrial spaces of Culver City into a thriving art colony, and the metamorphosis at... Read More

"The airport stay is now officially cool," claims this 1960's-style boutique hotel not far from LAX and the beaches (3 ½ and 1 ½ miles... Read More

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

Straddling the line between Hollywood and West Hollywood/Beverly Hills, the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel offers travelers a bit of Southern hospitality... Read More

Lavishly decorated with exotic North African tile work, iron fixtures, and rich fabrics, this downtown hideaway conjures Casablanca. Details like... Read More

The $38 million facelift this Beverly Hills classic completed in 2012 may just be the best cosmetic work to come out of La-La Land. The complete... Read More

By pairing a luxury hotel with a state-of-the- art medical facility, this collaboration between Four Seasons and the California Health & Longevity... Read More

This posh property pampers little ones with child-sized bathrobes, baby bath amenities, complimentary crayons and coloring books, and children's menus... Read More

With its bright turquoise Art Deco facade, it's hard to imagine this 1933 Santa Monica hotel ever wanted to keep a low profile. But during Prohibition,... Read More

Located in a mostly residential neighborhood and within walking distance of Hollywood Boulevard, the tidy exterior of this longstanding value motel is... Read More

It’s shocking that this hip, upscale hotel dating to 1927 is so close to the touristy Hollywood Walk of Fame and across the street from the buzzing TCL... Read More

This opulent hotel, opened in 1927, is the stuff of Tinsel town lore. Marilyn Monroe was once a resident here, and legend has it that her spirit still... Read More

Secluded in the posh hillside neighborhood of Bel-Air, this luxe hotel was formerly a private estate in the 1940s. Starry-eyed couples can wander... Read More

What sets the Bel-Air apart is its sense of sanctuary; despite the property’s relatively large size (12 acres), the warm staff, the cozy Spanish Mission... Read More

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... Read More

Unlike its sister property, Shutters on the Beach—which feels more like Cape Cod than SoCal—Casa del Mar’s opulent, Mediterranean... Read More

Dustin Lancaster’s first b&b-style hotel is feels like a real retreat for writers and creatives. Offering stylish accommodation for the first time... Read More

Located within a block of the lively Venice boardwalk, the look of this hipster hotel is one of uncluttered, new-styled retro. Accommodations include... Read More

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

Centrally located in downtown Avalon, and within walking distance of the beach, this upscale hotel is a mix of guest rooms and mini-suites, plus its two... Read More

Celebrated architects Walker & Eisen (the duo behind the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and downtown's United Theater) designed this eye-catching 1926 hotel... Read More

Located across the street from the beach in downtown Avalon, this hotel has Mediterranean touches like green-and-white striped awnings, a terra cotta... Read More

Attached to the L.A. Live sports and entertainment complex, the JW Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of downtown just minutes from ... Read More

The L.A. Live dining and entertainment complex hosts the Nokia Theater, The GRAMMY Museum, and the Staples Center, and this glossy Marriott puts you... Read More

Minutes from Rodeo Drive, this sleek, residence-style hotel is a favorite with visiting fashionistas (no less than Giorgio Armani stays here when he’s... Read More

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

Dating back to the Gilded Age, this sprawling hotel set on 23 acres in Pasadena offers sumptuous guestrooms, grand ballrooms, and pristine gardens born... Read More

This Pasadena property is just a few miles from The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the Rose Bowl. The traditionally... Read More

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... Read More

The surf-side location of this Santa Monica property makes it popular for families with kids. The tots will be more than occupied with the beach, pool,... Read More

Plant-lined arches line the outside of this British-themed hotel, which is located just south of the Sunset Strip. The interior has gilded accents... Read More

The black-and-crimson color palette at this converted Beverly Hills mansion sets the stage for a sultry getaway. Choose from deluxe Mandarin rooms or... Read More

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... Read More

Opening their first property in the U.S. in Hollywood was a wise choice for the ultra-hip, yet casually quirky, Mama Shelter, a hotel chainlette based... Read More

Opened in 1923, this downtown grand dame boasts exquisite public spaces, including a Spanish-Italian Renaissance lobby with hand-painted carved ceilings... Read More

This octogenarian grande dame has never looked more beautiful—although, like many L.A. ladies, she’s had some work done. The hotel’s... Read More

This fashionable property from the Morgans Hotel Group has endured on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip since 1996. Designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz... Read More

On a prime swath of Los Angeles real estate, this Spanish-style 201-room hotel mixes old-Hollywood touches with modern glam. Mediterranean elements skip... Read More

Inspired by Beverly Hills estates of the 1920s and '30s, this posh property evokes the Mediterranean with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and... Read More

This boutique hotel near the Beverly Hills shopping corridor is aptly named; its lobby lounge is decorated in mosaic-tile accents. Out back, palm trees... Read More

"Mr. C" refers to Ignazio Cipriani and his brother Maggio, fourth-generation descendents of the family behind internationally acclaimed Cipriani... Read More

Lime green, eggshell blue, and canary yellow compose the punchy palette at this retro-beach-style boutique hotel. Books and chess/backgammon tables,... Read More

Though this slick downtown property is a business-traveler favorite, it caters to families through the Omni Kids program. Upon check-in, kids receive a... Read More

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.... Read More

With just 32 rustic-eclectic rooms, this petite boutique's amenities are surprisingly robust. Onsite Thai massage, Dean and Deluca-stocked minibars, and... Read More

This quaint, quiet boutique beach hotel has been open continuously since 1927, welcoming travelers with their lush courtyards and ornate Mediterranean... Read More

Inside the 80-suite property, you’ll find handwoven Turkish carpets, Roman and Dutch tiling, and art from de Kooning and Rauschenberg on the hand... Read More

This fanciful WeHo boutique makes for a très grown-up getaway, with plenty to delight the senses. Their garden is a registered hummingbird and butterfly... Read More

This luxury retreat in the Santa Monica Mountains is focused on exercise, nutrition, and a tech disconnect from everyday life. Ten hours of daily... Read More

Set on the waterfront of a small-craft marina, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the more traditional hotel spaces in Los Angeles. Public spaces, such as... Read More

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

This sprawling beach-house-style inn looks like it was airlifted from Nantucket and dropped on the Santa Monica shore. Inside, the common areas (like... Read More

Combine Philippe Starck’s exuberant interiors with the genius for tapas of chef José Andrés and the retail vision of design curator Murray Moss, and you... Read More

One of Catalina Island's first luxury hotels, Snug Harbor Inn, was built in 1997. Its six Cape Cod-themed rooms have views of Avalon Bay, and are named... Read More

Adjacent to a man-made trout lake where old Hollywood celebrities like Clark Gable used to fish, this five-story, country-style hotel was built in 1962.... Read More

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,... Read More

Terranea is the ultimate stay-cation for L.A. locals. It's just a quick drive from the central city, and the sprawling 102-acre oceanside property... Read More

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... Read More

The original austerity boot camp incorporates lengthy hikes and 1,000-calorie vegan days. Famous guests: Oprah Winfrey, Ashley Judd, Cindy Crawford. Read More

One of the city's most iconic hotels, the Beverly Hills Hotel draws everyone from Hollywood big wigs to families looking to escape the pulse of the city... Read More

Ensconced in a nondescript 1970s apartment building, this unassuming boutique hotel is a peaceful retreat from the hard-partying Sunset Strip nearby.... Read More

Koreatown is arguably one of the city’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, and now it has its own design hotel courtesy of the Sydell Group. If you don’t... Read More

On a prime swath of Los Angeles real estate, this Spanish-style hotel mixes old-Hollywood touches with modern glam that pays homage to Mediterranean... Read More

When it comes to luxury, the opulent Peninsula Beverly Hills has it honed in. The five star property is right in the heart of all of the high end... Read More

This chic, all-suite boutique hotel on Vine is a little oasis in the heart of Hollywood. The Redbury's secluded, red-painted rooftop is lit by strings... Read More

Stretched through a sleek glass high-rise, The Ritz-Carlton is the pinnacle of Downtown luxury. The rooftop pool deck affords panoramic vistas; Wolfgang... Read More

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.... Read More

There’s nothing standard about what’s on offer at this DTLA property, with its minimalist-yet-retro design and popular rooftop bar and pool scene. The... Read More

It's difficult to pinpoint the coolest amenity at this chic boutique set in the former Superior Oil headquarters. Could it be the rooftop pool with... Read More

The contemporary Standard Hollywood is set on L.A.’ s famed Sunset Boulevard, with spare, retro-chic rooms similar to its Downtown sister. Features... Read More

The spherical, reflective towers that comprise this hotel are icons of the Downtown skyline. Encompassing an entire city block in the business district,... Read More

Within walking distance of historic old town, restaurants, and museums, the Westin Pasadena offers 350 rooms, just 12 miles north of Los Angeles. From... Read More

Manhattan hotelier Jason Pomeranc couldn’t have picked a more incongruous spot—a former Best Western—for his third West Coast outpost.... Read More

Actress Cynthia Foster and her environmental economist husband, Karel Samson created the hotel and have pledged a percentage of their profits to local... Read More

Venice Beach is one of the most iconic spots on the West coast, and there are few ways to experience it better than by biking or skating. This small... Read More

The most fun of the four California hotels designed by Kor Hotel Group with Kelly Wearstler, the 162-room Viceroy seems like an extension of the nearby... Read More

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills mixes classic Beverly Hills luxury with a lush sense of California cool. From the green velvet chairs in the rooftop... Read More

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