Since its opening in 1927—and as the birthplace of the first Academy Awards in 1929—the Hollywood Roosevelt has been an exemplar of Old Hollywood elegance and excitement. Experience high-quality room facilities to help you recharge after a long day. Recreational facilities include a garden, outdoor pool, fitness center, massage centre, and spa.
Insider Tip: TCL Chinese Theatre, The Dolby Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe and many other legendary Hollywood attractions are within a walking distance from the hotel.
Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel
Top features of Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel include meeting facilities, laundry service, family room, tours and valet parking. Choose from 138 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as a garden, golf course (within 3 km), sauna, outdoor pool and steam room.
Insider Tip: Hotel is within walking distance to Rodeo Drive, the ultimate shopping haven in Hollywood.
Montage Beverly Hills Hotel
Business and leisure pursuits are equally at home, thanks to Montage Beverly Hills Hotel's coveted location, unmatched ambience, and highly personalised service. Guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker, laptop safe box, bathtub and DVD player. Facilities include spa, kids club, steam room, hot tub and fitness center.
Insider Tip: Take a dip in the majestic pool or jacuzzi, opened 24/7, while enjoying the best view of Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel and Spa
Step into one of 116 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as satellite/cable TV, in-room safe and Wi-Fi. Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel and Spa's recreational facilities, which include spa, golf course (within 3 km), massage, fitness center and outdoor pool; are designed to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
Insider Tip: Hop on a taxi and head to the Santa Monica and Venice beach only minutes away.
Petit Ermitage Hotel
Petit Ermitage Hotel is located near the infamous Sunset Strip and is only a short distance from the city's top attractions. Experience high-quality room facilities, including in-room safe, mini bar, interconnecting room(s) and kitchenette. The hotel's recreational facilities which include massage, outdoor pool, garden, fitness center are designed for escape and relaxation.
Insider Tip: Head to the cosy Firedeck for an outdoor movie night or chill with friends under the moonlight.
Just over a kilometre from busy Sunset Boulevard, the Bel-Air is in a place –and a class – by itself. Cross the swan pond into the large, lush landscaped property and you may well forget that you’re in America’s second largest metropolis. The Bel-Air reopened in 2011 after an extensive renovation, matching its Spanish Colonial exterior with a French Art Deco look in the 102 rooms and suites.
Insider Tip: The in-house restaurant, by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, is a destination in its own right.
Hotel Casa Del Mar
If Santa Monica is the belle by the beach, this oceanfront hotel is the jewel in her tiara. The old-world design of the rotunda lobby bar with lots of palm trees makes for a majestic entrance and perfect viewpoint for those famous LA sunsets. The pool deck is hidden from the bike path below. The rooms are done in modern California mission style with hydrotherapy bathtubs and a color scheme borrowed from the views of the sea from its windows.
Insider Tip: The hotel offers surf lessons and yoga on the beach.
From Howard Hughes to Natalie Wood and John Belushi, much of Hollywood history was – and continues to be – made at this hotel above the Sunset Strip. Beneath the turrets and sloped slate roof of a French manor, no two of its 63 rooms, suites bungalows and penthouses are alike; yours might have a kitchen, formal dining room or balcony. Rub elbows with the rich and famous at Bar Marmont over classic cocktails and creative concoctions.
Insider Tip: Not a light traveller? The hotel offers packing and unpacking services.
Palihotel Melrose Avenue
Opened in 2012, this moderately priced, compact 32-room hotel feels like a hunting lodge for hipsters with its green walls, mismatched furniture, military-style blankets and minibar stocked with Red Bull. The Hart and the Hunter restaurant offers contemporary country style American cooking like smoked trout with pickled onions or shrimp and grits. It’s all a good fit for trendy Melrose Avenue just outside, or just a short hop to the design and nightlife districts of West Hollywood and Hollywood.
Insider Tip: There’s no gym or pool here, but there is a Thai massage studio.
The Standard Downtown LA
The 1950s building in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles was the headquarters of an oil company before hotelier Andre Balasz (of New York’s Mercer) turned it into a hipster-chic melange of mid-century design with 21st century flair. The marble lobby and vintage elevator doors give way to minimalist rooms with a plate glass wall between the bathroom and the bedroom (and a curtain for privacy).
Insider Tip: Staying here gets you preferred access to the rollicking parties that often take place on the rooftop pool deck, which has great views of Downtown skyscrapers.