THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills
+1 310 276 2251
The “Pink Palace” has been around for over 100 years, and while it’s been renovated, it still remains faithful to the old Hollywood Glam it’s so famous for. Yes, it’s located on Sunset Boulevard, in the heart of Beverly Hills, but it’s also surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens, making it a true haven.
8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
+ 1 323 656 1010
Another old school, Hollywood institution, this one by Hotelier extraordinaire Andre Balzac. It’s on the smaller side with only 63 rooms, (well, rooms, cottages and bungalows) but almost all of them are tricked out with full kitchens, living rooms and balconies or terraces, making them feel super homey. Oh, and it’s quiet – the Chateau was built as the first earthquake-proof building in LA, so each room has soundproof walls.
FAIRMONT MIRAMAR HOTEL AND BUNGALOWS
101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
+ 1 310 576 7777
From the location (across the street from the Pacific and walking distance to all Santa Monica has to offer) to the rooms (clean and comfortable), to the Bungalows (perfect LA glam) to the service (gracious and friendly), this just might be one of my favorite places.
3515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
+1 213 381 7411
The Line is new on the LA hotel scene and can only be described as uber-hip and very cool. Built by the same group responsible for The Nomad in NYC and Freehand Miami, everywhere you turn loos like a Pinterest post. The interiors are by Sean Knibb (all handmade in his Venice Beach studio), the food by LA darling Roy Choi, and the hotel shop by Poketo. It is truly boutique hotel heaven.
THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD AT BEVERLY HILLS
1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
+ 1 866 282 4560
It’s all about space here: The rooms are all suites, and the smallest clocks in at 725 square feet – that’s almost double the size of most standard hotel rooms. It’s also in a fantastic location and the concierge service can’t be beat.
THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills
+1 310 551 2888
Yes, you can walk to Rodeo Drive from here. And to Century City. But really, it’s all about the rooftop pool, which has the most incredible views of the city skyline. The Peninsula is also home to The Living Room, famed for its afternoon tea service.
REGENCY BEVERLY WILSHIRE
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
+1 310 275 5200
The Reg Bev Wil as we like to call it, has been catering to the Glitterati since 1928. Such luminaries as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Warren Beatty the Dalai Lama have all stayed at this Four Seasons hotel. And while it’s everything you’d expect from the chain, the hotel might be best known for being the place where Richard Gere and Julia Roberts played house in Pretty Woman.
SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica
+1 310 458 0030
The most famous of the Santa Monica beachfront hotels, Shutters on the Beach is a quintessential beach resort. The rooms are on the smaller side here, but they aren’t the reason you book – you stay here for the views, the location and the beautiful pool with direct beach access.