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Ace Hotel Downtown 182 rooms from $127Downtown Los Angeles
Trendy hotel in the renovated United Artists Tower in the heart of LA. The rooms blend contemporary minimalism with hipster-chic features, prioritising comfort and character over luxury. The rooftop pool and terrace offers spectacular views, and the 1920s-style restaurant draws foodies from all overLocal exploring - In the heart of the LA city centre, it is very well connected. 5 minutes from the Staples Centre and Fashion DistrictCity Style - Runner-up in Best Newcomer, Smith Hotel Awards 2014, boosted by its rooftop pool and loft-like rooms.Value chic - For such a central hotel, these chic and modern rooms aren't too expensiveSwimming Pool - A plunge pool surrounded by loungers and has fantastic views of the LA skyline- the perfect spot to relax with cocktail in hand
Palihotel 32 rooms from $165Los Angeles (California)
In the heart of LA is this contemporary, intimate boutique hotel for nightlife lovers, city explorers and food enthusiasts. Modern and spacious rooms and all are welcome in the communal dining, lobby and sitting areas. The Hart & The Hunter restaurants are both enjoyed by locals and guests alike.Great walks - Sunset Strip, to just below the Hollywood sign or simply exploring the local haunts.Full of character - Intimate and contemporary in style, it oozes character and charm.Local markets - Great for the 'modern urban explorer'.'Sights nearby - Universal Studios is a must!
The Chamberlain West Hollywood 114 rooms from $165Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Striking suites-only hotel in the heart of West Hollywood with a rooftop pool and terrace with spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA. The modern-luxe rooms are unusual but sleek, each with a gas fireplace, evoking 1960s era LA. An exclusive bistro serves great food and drinks.City Style - Chic suite-only hotel in West Hollywood: luxurious, a fantastic rooftop terrace and pool, well connected to the sights of LA.Local exploring - The 4-star hotel is just 2 blocks from Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunset Strip, and Universal Studios is 15 minutes away.Total relaxation - The heated rooftop pool and terrace offers spectacular panoramic views and pamper sessions like yoga and massages.Swimming Pool - The heated rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA, with loungers and a private cabana.
The Charlie from $178Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Unique set of 13 standalone cottages, once home to Charlie Chaplin and friends such as Marilyn Monroe, minutes from Sunset Boulevard. The English-style cottages are beautifully furnished, each named after it's namesake celebrity resident, with a private patio and kitchen, and communal lush gardens.Local exploring - Less than a mile from Sunset Boulevard and many local shops and restaurants in central West Hollywood.City Style - This historical hotel was once home to Charlie Chaplin, and is centrally located in West Hollywood.Full of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Palihouse West Hollywood 36 rooms from $216Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Weekend guest or long-stay resident, this contemporary, airy and sophisticated luxury home stay with kitchen and private rooms is a fantastic find. Foodies love the Open Table and fabulous rooftop views. All this, just a stone's throw from Hollywood's finest night life hangouts. Check it out!Sights nearby - 5 minute walk from Sunset Strip and the famous nightlife spots of the Hollywood stars.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Views - Great views from hotel
Petit Ermitage 80 rooms from $216Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
Eccentric suite-only hotel just off Santa Monica Boulevard with a rooftop pool boasting spectacular views of LA. The charming rooms and communal spaces are luxurious, decorated with a blend of antiques and artworks with colourful, contemporary features. The garden, pool and firedeck are all stunningLocal exploring - 1 mile from the Sunset Strip, 5 miles from Santa Monica Boulevard and Pacific Design centre, 15 minutes from Universal Studios.City Style - Spacious, suite-only 4-star hotel ideally located, luxurious rooms with in-room spa services, and rooftop pool and garden.Swimming Pool - The heated outdoor saltwater pool is beautiful, with kumquat trees and striped loungers surrounding it, with spectacular views.Lively - Hip and happening.
Mama Shelter 70 rooms from $190Los Angeles (California)
This 1930s gem sits between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards and welcomes all. Rooms are supplied with hi-tech kit and offer city views, while the beds are luxuriously comfortable. Coffee shop, communal table and benches add to the French chic, family-feel. Location is spot on to discover LA.Sights nearby - Hollywood Wax Museum is close by, as is a handful of theatres so make sure to see what is on during your stay.Surfing - The vibe of Venice Beach - along with skateboarding, windsurfing and everything with a board.Great walks - Along the sea front on Venice Beach or Hollywood Walk of Fame to see the stars.Full of character
Amarano Burbank 132 rooms from $190Los Angeles (California)
In the heart of Burbank this contemporary hotel offers rooftop views of LA, in-house dining and areas to relax by the pool. Rooms are spacious, modern in decor and facilities. Privato restaurant offers regional cuisine and an impressive wine list. Free shuttle to Universal Studios are a must!Sights nearby - Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.Lively - Hip and happening.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Hotel Normandie 94 rooms from $195Los Angeles (California)
Restored and contemporary, this owner-managed hotel in Koreatown offers business facilities, gym and a buzzy bar. Comfortable rooms are simple in design and spacious. Casell's Hamburger offers up American dishes and reservation-only Le Comptoir is Californian. Location is perfect for nightlife.Sights nearby - Walking distance from the Normandie stop on the Metro Purple Line.Lively - Hip and happening.Full of character
Farmer’s Daughter 66 rooms from $210Los Angeles
Kitsch but fun hotel with modest rooms and bargain prices. Modern 'farm' decor - denim duvets, plaid curtains, custom-made wood upholstery. A hip and lively destination.Foodies - Tart restaurant serves up gourmet comfort food and spectacular cocktails, plus the iconic Farmers Market is right down the road.Value chic - Achingly cool, wonderfully located, with vibrant feel and modern amenities- all for a fairly reasonable price.Artworks - Quirky features such as the Art-o-mat, a former cigarette vending machine that now dispenses art.Local markets - Just down the road is the sprawling Farmers Market, boasting a range of trendy shops, restaurants and gourmet food producers.
The Line Hotel 384 rooms from $215Los Angeles (California)
A modern hotel with spectacular views in Koreatown, known for its high concentration of restaurants and bars. Rooms are modern chic, airy and comfortable. Pot restaurant offers Korean-American cuisine. The cafe is perfect for an after dinner sweet bite. A foodies dream, location and choice!Great walks - Along Venice Beach or up Santa Monica Pier.Sights nearby - Universal Studios Hollywood.Views - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.
Los Angeles Athletic Club 72 rooms from $225Los Angeles
Housed in a downtown private athletic club, dating to 1880, this urbane hotel will not disappoint. The decor is sophisticated, classic yet modern. Members only athletic facilities, restaurants and bars lend a touch of class. Glamorous, grown up and chic.Great walks - Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours and Downtown LA Walking Tours run regularly throughout the day.Sights nearby - TCL Chinese Theatre, a cinema palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, is only 15 mins away.Swimming Pool - Year round indoor pool.Full of character
Crescent Hotel 35 rooms from $230Los Angeles (California)
1926 villa turned luxury art-filled hotel in the heart of Beverley Hills. Cream rooms have natural light, all the mod-cons and White Company complimentary soaps. The Terrace Cafe is casual dining and is a hot-spot for locals catching a bite. Location is key for Rodeo Drive, Hollywood and more.Great walks - La Cienega Park for community activities and jogging track.Sights nearby - Electric Fountain is quite the light show in the evenings.Lively - Hip and happening.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard 161 rooms from $250Los Angeles (California)
In 6 acres of Brentwood Park and on Sunset Boulevard this contemporary, brilliantly situated hotel has its own spa, gym and outdoor pool. Rooms are spacious, contemporary and sleek with designer bathroom features. Restaurant and bar are both noteworthy and perfectly located for exploring LA.Great walks - Spot the stars on Hollywoods Walk of Fame.Sights nearby - Getty Museum is 10 minutes drive away.Lively - Hip and happening.Four poster beds - For romantics.
Le Montrose Suite Hotel 133 rooms from $264Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
State of the art luxury hotel, just around the corner from Sunset Strip, West Hollywood. Contemporary chic rooms feature stylish furnishings, comfy beds, expansive seating areas and funky fabrics. Centrally located for all L.A. has to offer and with a rooftop saltwater pool to boot! Opulent and fun!Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - Explore West Hollywood’s 1.9 mile stretch of Historic Route 66, an inspiring walking exploration of Los Angeles culture.Sights nearby - One of California's most exciting theme parks, Universal Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles.Swimming Pool - Rooftop pool.
Sunset Tower Hotel 81 rooms from $275Los Angeles (California)
A 1929 Art Deco apartment block in prime location on Sunset Strip. Formerly home to Marylin Monroe and Frank Sinatra, this chic and contemporary hotel has pool, spa, restaurant and a lively bar. Rooms are modern and elegant. Tower Bar and Restaurant is all Hollywood and swanky. A taste of glamour.Great walks - Take a stroll and spot the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Lively - Hip and happening.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
Mondrian 237 rooms from $279Los Angeles (Hollywood)
Revamped famous Sunset Boulevard hotel in Hollywood. Avant-garde interiors have been replaced with a low key refined Californian vibe. Skybar on the roof is a notorious destination. The Mondrian is all about being seen by the pool, eating in Herringbone or chilling in the Lobby Lounge.Sights nearby - Close to Fox Studios, Paramount Pictures, Dodgers Stadium, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive and Getty Museum.Swimming Pool - Underwater music, flickering lanterns at night, fragrant flowers, blooming vines and stunning panoramic city viewsSuites - Standards, Studios, Balcony Suite, Penthouse, wickedly luxurious and all rooms have stupdendous city viewsRestaurant - Ocean to table cuisine, try the seared diver scallops, fish ceviche or fried sea urchin
Terranea 582 rooms from $287Los Angeles (California)
102 acres of oceanfront more Mediterranean in feel than South California. Stunning spot, activities for all and only 30 minutes away from LA. Rooms are light, spacious and capture the spectacular view. In-house restaurants and bars are inside or by the pool or ocean. Great retreat for all the familyLocal markets - Seaport Village is worth a visit if you are interested in seeing the daily fishermans catch.Hideaway - In 102 acres of oceanfront.Kids Club - Fully staffed.Secluded setting - For escaping.
L'Ermitage 119 rooms from $382Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)
Sophisticated suite-only hotel in Beverly Hills within walking distance from Rodeo Drive. The spacious rooms are luxurious, lined with gilded silk and rich fabrics and featuring expansive marble bathrooms. The rooftop pool and terrace boast breathtaking views of the city and the Hollywood Hills.Local exploring - In Beverly Hills, walking distance from Rodeo Drive and a short drive from the LA County Museum of Art and the Convention CentreCity Style - 5-Star hotel located on a residential street in Beverly Hills with a rooftop pool and seconds from Rodeo Drive.Swimming Pool - The rooftop pool boasts 360-degree views of the city, and private cabanas in which to enjoy those views.Views - Great views from hotel
Sunset Marquis 152 rooms from $315Los Angeles (California)
Tucked behind Sunset Strip, this private, celeb hangout is an exclusive hotel. Rooms are contemporary with all mod-cons and access to a spa, two pools and a gym. The restaurant prides itself on locally sourced produce and the 1200 Bar is popular with the stars. Not forgetting the recording studio!Surfing - Venice Beach is where everything to do with a board happens.Fishing - Santa Monica Pier offers fishing.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
Sixty Beverly Hills 107 rooms from $330Los Angeles (California)
A sleek, smart and sophisticated hotel in prime location. An outpost of decadence and 60s cool in the heart of Los Angeles. Modern rooms are comfortable with great views of the city. Stunning rooftop lounge and bar offer exclusive views. A lively destination.Foodies - Caulfield is equal parts industrial design and Art Deco aesthetics, serving up beautifully prepared inventive American cuisine.City Style - Top notch post code, within reach of all Bevery Hills has to offer- plus stylish interiors, chic bars and glamourous crowd.Views - Excellent views of downtown LA from the rooftop terrace.Swimming Pool - Rooftop pool
The London 226 rooms from $330Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
The London is a hot spot in West Hollywood with a rooftop pool, a plethora of dining choice and a lively bar. Rooms are generous in size with all mod-cons. Restaurants serve all meals, with a complimentary continental breakfast. Fitness centre, press junket rooms are for all to use. Great location.Sights nearby - Universal Studios, Walt Disney Centre and many other film-lover 'must see's'.Fishing - Santa Monica Pier.Surfing - Venice Beach.Lively - Hip and happening.
Andaz West Hollywood 239 rooms from $345Los Angeles (California)
A modern, luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard offering rooftop pool, bar, gym, in-room spa treatments and views of LA. Stylish rooms feature striking artworks and some have floor to ceiling windows to maximise the views. Riot House, serves Californian Cuisine. A superb hotel in a fantastic location.Sights nearby - Visit the Hollywood sign or for Family Fun: Universal Studios, Disneyland and Los Angeles Zoo are all gerat day trips.Fishing - Off Santa Monica Pier.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotel
Avalon 83 rooms from $349Los Angeles
Low-key 1950s-style elegance at LA's first boutique hotel. A relaxing pool with terrace inspired by Southen California's 'patio-lifestyle.' This hotel provides relaxation, fitness, and gourmet treats in droves. Modern interiors with a retro feel.Value chic - Quirky and glam 1950s-style boutique hotel in an ideal location, boasting yummy food and a reasonable price tag (for LA)!Lively - Hip and happening.CityGourmet
Sunset Tower 81 rooms from $349Los Angeles
Magnificently renovated iconic Art Deco Hollywood landmark. The Crown Jewel of Sunset Strip. Fantastic facilities blend glamour, luxury and wellbeing.Hotel Entertainment - The hotel bar provides healthy lashings of old-school glamour with vintage cocktails and live jazz musicians.City Style - An iconic 1930's art deco hotel on Sunset Strip with stylish suites and a hip poolside bar.Historic - A Hollywood landmark since its inception in 1931.Swimming Pool - Rooftop Pool
Mr C Beverly Hills 138 rooms from $350Los Angeles (California)
A Beverley Hills contemporary boutique hotel decorated with imagery of bygone stars in a Venetian style. Chic rooms are modern and spacious with noteworthy comfortable beds. Restaurant with Mr. C is renowned for its European dishes and Sunday brunches. All guests have access to a pool, spa and gym.Great walks - Hollywood Walk of Fame for some star spotting.Lively - Hip and happening.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
The Redbury 57 rooms from $359Los Angeles (Hollywood)
Family friendly, The Redbury offers luxurious studio style suites and with views of some of LA's most iconic sites and buildings, the Hollywood Sign, Capitol Records Building and Griffith Observatory. Strong designs and colours. In-flat spa, in-flat pilates/yoga, in-flat dining/chef and car serviceParking - Chauffered car available in a three mile radiusRoom service - In-flat dinning from Katsyu and executive chefSpa - In-flat massage, yoga and pilatesTown
Shade Hotel 38 rooms from $419Los Angeles (Manhattan Beach)
A sophisticated hip hotel with modern, cutting-edge monochrome designs. A lively coastal oasis just off Manhattan Beach. Somewhere to chill out and unwind after a day of watersports.Beach Life - Once a sleepy surfing town, Manhattan Beach has revamped and upscaled- but managed to maintain that quintessential vibe.Designer - Interiors by celebrity decorator Christopher Lowel.Surfing - Manhattan Beach originated as a surfing town, head down and check out the wicked waves!Seaside - Three blocks from Manhattan Beach.
Hollywood Roosevelt 305 rooms from $423Los Angeles
Beautifully restored Spanish colonial-style hotel in the heart of Hollywood. Impeccable facilities ooze glamour. Its bars and restaurants, including an award-winning burger joint, are nightlife hotspots. A lively destination.Lively - Two hip restaurants and no less than five bars, ranging from happening poolside to classic library lounge.City Style - On Hollywood Boulevard, with old school credentials, contemporary design and undenial able swag.Hotel Entertainment - The hotel boasts a game parlor with two vintage bowling lanes and a celebrity-haunt nightclub.Sights nearby - Right across the road from the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Chateau Marmont 63 rooms from $450Los Angeles
This Loire château replica is a regular haunt of the glitterati. Expect to dine on gourmet cuisine and relax by fantastic swimming pools next to A-list celebs. An iconic American hotel.City Style - Without doubt LA's most stylish hotel, chic suites, private bungalows, beautiful gardens, and a certain unexplainable glamour.Writing a novel - Throughtout the hotel's history it has been a hub for the Bohemian creative set.Historic - An iconic hotel in Hollywood, expect to dine with A-listers.Restaurant - Fine dining and gourmet cuisine by renowned chefs.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills 195 rooms from $575Los Angeles (California)
This luxury, contemporary hotel is in the heart of Beverley Hills with spa, pool, fitness and business facilities. Natural light floods the large, modern rooms. Balconies and marble bathrooms are on tap. With Mediterranean cuisine or a more casual affair at the roof garden. The world is your oyster!Sights nearby - Griffith Observatory for telescopes, planetarium and views of LA.Fishing - Head to Santa Monica pier.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - CN Traveller
Hotel Bel-Air 103 rooms from $645Los Angeles (California)
Heart of Bel-Air in 18 acres of garden lies this 1946 Mediterranean inspired villa known for its famous clientele, spa facilities and European fusion restaurant. Rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable. Guests have access to an outdoor pool, gym and Turkish bath. A prime and beautiful location.Pet friendlyHideaway - On 18 acres of land in the heart of Bel Air district of LA.Great walks - Hollywood Walk of Fame for some star spotting.Views - Great views from hotel
Montage Beverly Hills 203 rooms from $885Los Angeles
A sublime urban retreat in an unbeatable location just steps from Rodeo Drive. Effortless elegance and timeless glamour come together in this luxury hotel. There are a number of excellent dining options, a lively bar, pampering spa and a rooftop pool. The epitome of Beverly Hills chic.City Style - An elegant hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills representing the Golden Age of Hollywood elegance, with a modern flourish.Total relaxation - A chic choice with plush 500-thread count Filli d'Oro sheets, extensive spa treatments, rooftop pool and lovely gardens.Sights nearby - Take advantage of your central location and visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a must for any visit to the city.Great walks - If you feel like a breath of fresh air there are stunning hiking trials above the city.
About Los Angeles
More than Hollywood starlets, bronzed skin and bikini-clad bodies, Los Angeles is a hub for everything creative and inspiring. From the music and movies to the clothes and food, L.A. has an energy and promise it's impossible to duplicate. This is a great place for dreamers and go-getters. Different areas of the city are like separate villages with their own distinctive personalities, and our selection of the best places to stay in Los Angeles reflects this.
Head out to Venice Beach and sun bathe under the electric blue sky, beside a bikini-wearing 60 year old with skin like a handbag. Cruise up and down the beach a few times, then dodge bodies up to the boardwalk where you might catch the next big thing in music, magic or street performance - all for free!
Yes, in L.A. the inexpensive sits comfortably beside the expensive. Little old delis and hot dog vans beside super clubs and Michelin starred restaurants. Markets beside big brand boutiques. Museums beside cinemas - but then this is L.A..
Here you'll find plenty of sunshine, plenty of preening, but also plenty of fun. Some of L.A. takes itself too seriously, but that's one of the reasons why it's so much fun for the rest of us!
Taken one at a time the bits of this metropolitan jigsaw seem friendlier, more appealing to explore and easier to get to know and it is worth putting almost as much thought into where you want to be based as which hotel you want to stay in.
Top choices for the best places to stay in Los Angeles are the newly revamped Hollywood with its film studios and Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills with its shops and the Santa Monica and Malibu beach areas. Wherever you decide to stay, there is easy access to other areas and no shortage of things to do, from celebrity spotting, visiting Universal Studios, the huge Griffith Park or the Getty Center, checking out the vibrant nightlife or just watching the spectacular Pacific sunsets.
- For a proper Hollywood experience one of the best places to stay in Los Angeles is the Hollywood Roosevelt. This hotel hosted the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, and was a favourite of big name stars like Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Plenty of the original 'Spanish Colonial' style remains, but with a modern take added during the hotel's complete restoration in 2005.
- The Mondrian is another re-vamped Hollywood classic, close to Fox Studios, Paramount Pictures, Rodeo Drive and the Getty Museum. The vibe is Californian low-key.
For the movies - West Hollywood
- Gorgeous Art Deco icon, Sunset Tower, was once the Hollywood address. Errol Flynn, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe were all residents during its glorious heyday as an apartment building. A careful restoration has retained all the charming details, and has added all the 21st Century essentials, including a spa and restaurant.
- For something a bit different try Château Marmont. Because this is Hollywood you might think it is a set, but no, this wonderful reproduction of Château Amboise is a hotel. To match the setting, the cuisine is gourmet, and favoured by A-listers.
For the museums - Central L.A.
- For something fun and inexpensive in a super central location, try the Farmer’s Daughter, a 'farm' themed hotel with crowing alarm clocks, denim duvets and inflatable farm animals in the pool.
For shopping - Beverly Hills!
- The Avalon's name might not be familiar, but as the Beverly Carlton, this boutique hotel has been an L.A. institution since the 1950s. They've kept the 50s, patio chic style - this is one of the best places to stay in Los Angeles if you're looking for a taste of vintage glamour or Mad Men chic. Expect excellent food, a long cocktail list and furniture by George Nelson and Charles Eames.
- If you're looking for sleek and smart, with the kind of roof terrace made famous by music videos, book the Thompson, Beverly Hills. Only a few blocks from Rodeo Drive, you're right in amongst the action, and you can see it all happening from, and on, the roof terrace each evening.
- Check into the Montage Beverly Hills if you're looking for real Rodeo Drive opulence. Just back from 'the drive', this hotel has its own boutiques and a 20,000 square foot spa.
For the beach
- The Viceroy is a glossy beachside hotel with sea views, a colonial atmosphere and cutting edge design.
- Shade Hotel is a sophisticated hip property with cutting edge monochrome designs, just off Manhattan Beach.