The Best Hotels In Los Angeles
Have guests coming into town and don't have room to cram them into your apartment? Or maybe you just want to spare yourself the hassle of dealing with the in-laws 24/7. Either way, there's a solution. We've scouted out some of the city's best hotels suitable for every budget. Mind you, these are not motels. These are local properties that give great service with style. Here are our favorites.
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Surf culture and street art create an eclectic urban aesthetic at the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach. The Rim Hospitality-operated property boasts one of the best rooftop bars in the city, High, where your out-of-town guests can catch one of the epic Southern California sunsets while sipping on craft cocktails. Head down to Barlo for dinner, where you'll find modern American classics kicked up to meet the standards of the booming Silicon Beach crowd. Rooms are similarly tech-friendly; the cheery, colorful modernist decor is accented with techie amenities like a digital media docking stations and HDTVs.
The Hotel Erwin is located at 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice Beach, (310) 452-1111, rooms from $149
The Standard Downtown L.A.
The Standard's sleek mid-century property really pops. From the colorful rooms reminiscent of the swingers era to the hipster-friendly nightlife venues and unrivaled rooftop views, staying here really is and experience within itself. Lounge in one of the waterbed pods that surround the rooftop pool and listen to DJs as the winter sunshine beams down, head down to SPIN's ping pong club for a drink and a round of table tennis, or dine at the retro-inspired American diner downstairs with friends. And never fear if you've forgotten to pack your hipster gear for the weekend; there's a Warby Parker kiosk and a Rudy's Barbershop on property to get you sorted.
The Standard Downtown L.A. is located at 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, (213) 892-8080, rooms from $148
Located right above the industrial chic Churchill bar, The Orlando Hotel offers boutique accommodation without flashy pretense. The dog-friendly property just received a $6 million hotel-wide renovation, adding amenities like rich dark wood furnishings, modern bathrooms with raised sinks and sunken tubs and a sleek marble room entrance. Take a dip in the salt water pool, or ask the friendly concierge to point you in the direction of some of the area's hip restaurants and shops that are just a quick walk away. Who said you had to have a car to enjoy L.A.?
The Orlando is located at 8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles,(323) 658-6600, rooms from $189
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The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Step back into the old Hollywood glam era at this Thompson property, which also happens to house some of the best bars and nightlife in the city. (The Library Bar, Spare Room, Teddy's, and Beacher's Madhouse are all here.) Designer Dodd Mitchell revamped the historic property originally built in 1927, integrating the existing Spanish and art deco architectural elements into new contemporary digs. If the weather permits, which it usually does this time of year, spend some time lounging under the palm trees at the Tropicana pool with the city's beautiful people. If you dare step off property, you'll be right in the thick of the Walk of Fame and all of the other Hollywood attractions, but you're also just a quick car ride away from Downtown L.A., Koreatown, and Silver Lake.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 466-7000, rooms from $220
Photo courtesy of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena
Loew's Hotel Hollywood
If you're a pet person, then the newly-renovated Loews on Highland is the place to stay. There are specialty pet menus, gifts upon arrival for your furry friend, and dog-walking services. There's plenty in the area for owners, too. Rooms have views of the iconic Hollywood sign, and the heated outdoor pool on the 5th floor showcases sweeping panoramas of the city. The hotel is adjacent to the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards are held. It's actually built as the main attraction at the Hollywood & Highland Center, where there's shopping and eating galore, as well as bowling lanes and cocktail bars.
Loew's Hotel is located at 1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, (323) 856-1200, rooms from $250
The Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena
Over the years, the Langham has become our ultimate staycation property here in the city. Sure, it might seem pretty far-flung from the city center, but it truly feels like a getaway. It's also only 15 miles away from Downtown L.A. and is situated close to all if the excellent shopping Pasadena has to offer. Situated on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the ultra-plush, Victorian-style rooms look out onto the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains. The hotel has a quite pool for relaxing and an excellent steakhouse, The Royce, on property as well.
The Langham Huntington Hotel is located at 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, (626) 568-3900, rooms from $259
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Four Seasons Beverly Hills
Rub elbows with some of Hollywood's elite at this Beverly Hills hideaway, which has recently gone through a $33 million renovation. The 16-story contemporary property boasts plush beds, which you'll melt into after a Swedish massage treatment from The Spa. Each of the 285 rooms have French doors that open to a step-out balcony with iconic views of the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles or Beverly Hills. You wouldn't want to miss out on modern Italian eats from Culina, but save room for dessert. In addition to a vegan ice cream bar, they also serve "the kitchen sink," a giant bowl piled high with seven scoops of gelato, marshmallows, sprinkles, meringue, chocolate caramel sauce, and fresh berries.
Four Seasons Beverly Hills is located at 300 S Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, (310) 275-5200, rooms from $435
SLS Beverly Hills
Philippe Starck designed the food and beverage locations as well as the whimsical guest rooms and suites at this ultra-modern hotel. Spaces are equally as elegant as they are imaginative. There are bold, sexy statement pieces throughout the property, but there's never an element of clutter or classlessness. Bose radios, waterfall shower heads, and pillow top beds are just a few of the luxurious touches to be found throughout the spacious guest rooms. Be sure to dine at Jose Andres' modernist kitchen, The Bazaar, for a totally tripped-out tapas experience.
The SLS Beverly Hills is located at 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, rooms from $459
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