One of the world’s most famous cities, Los Angeles is the focal point of Southern Californian style, offering the dream of success in the movie industry, with the riches that go with it on display wherever you look. Whether it is to sample the beach life of Venice, the shopping of Beverly Hills or the excitement of Hollywood itself, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Of course, any trip to Los Angeles needs somewhere special to stay to make it truly memorable, we have found the finest hotels in the city for you.
Whether it is to sample the beach life of Venice, the shopping of Beverly Hills or the excitement of Hollywood itself, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Of course, any trip to Los Angeles needs somewhere special to stay to make it truly memorable, we have found the finest hotels in the city for you.
From the outside, it is a magnificent looking building, projecting a grandeur more reminiscent of the early 20th century than the 2008 creation it is, but with the fountains and marble, you cannot fail to be impressed. The design throughout makes this a special place, classically elegant with touches of modernity throughout, everywhere you turn, from the impressive murals to the winding marble staircases, you feel you are in a Hollywood classic, and yet the comfort and facilities remain very much of this century, and somehow the two blend perfectly.
With 201 rooms, there is a vast choice on offer, right up to presidential suites offering a truly massive 2000 sq. ft. Service here is perhaps the very best, not just in Los Angeles, but simply anywhere, and for all the grandeur and opulence, it is the service you will remember the most and return for again.
195 rooms of classic renaissance style located near Rodeo Drive bring all the luxury and comfort you could wish for, but the incredible service is where you really understand why this is a hotel that has been at the top for so long. From the white uniformed bellmen to the personally monogrammed pillowcases they encourage you to take home, it is an experience that puts you at the center of the hotel’s world. A truly personalized service that provides everything you may need.
No less than 4 restaurants and bars provide a variety of dining options, including the roof garden that is perfect for breakfast in the morning sun. This is a hotel that provides a complete experience, the archetypal modern luxury hotel.
Arriving at the Bel Air, one of the wonders of the place is that anyone, even me, instantly feels like a star. Every guest walking through the door gets the full VIP treatment, it is service that few others match, and it makes a stay at the Bel Air a must. Housing 103 rooms of various sizes, from a regular room to a 7,000-sq. ft. presidential compound, all share impeccable deign, the finest materials and, although some may object, those hi-tech computerized toilets from Japan.
With a Michelin starred chef at the helm, the food is exquisite, with a choice of restaurant, bar or room service, the standard remains the same, and the service second to none.
With 285 rooms, all with provided iPad to use the various digital features of the service, there is a varied choice of sizes, although the standard of presentation and décor is excellent throughout. The whole hotel is built around a floral theme, and this is enhanced with marble, and opulent materials in subtle colors. As with other Los Angeles hotels, the level of luxury on offer are unlike few others, you feel indulged from the minute you arrive.
Fresh floral displays are everywhere, and create a somewhat unique ambience that so many love, and the hotel itself has several dining options to cater for any mood or appetite. The spa at the hotel is famous around the world, and often plays host to celebrities, for pampering and a relaxing day, it couldn’t be bettered.
If there is one hotel that is soaked in Hollywood mythos, this is it, and at every turn you find a nod to times, and people, gone by. One of the legendary bungalows is inspired by Marilyn Monroe for instance. All the rooms exude the opulence of their inspiration, and service is always excellent, but luxury is something taken for granted in Los Angeles. It is the extras that make a special hotel here. This one has plenty, sit by the pool that has played host to movie stars and celebrities throughout the years, and even appeared in a few movies itself, or relax in the spa for a bit of pampering. The Beverly Hills is Hollywood brought to life, and it is simply intoxicating
A glass and steel skyscraper, there is no real architectural interest here, but inside the theme is modern with clean lines, subtle colors and a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of activities are provided, with a fitness center, spa and exceptional restaurant. It is a little soulless compared to some, but provides the service and luxury you expect.
There are 400 rooms, and they do live up to the reputation, with beautiful furnishings, luxurious fabrics and service to match. The restaurant and steakhouse on site offer some of the best dining in the city. Luxurious living is the name of the game here, and they play it well.
Service is, as it has to be in Los Angeles, excellent, with the spa and rooftop swimming pool being particular favorites. It is real luxury living, but with a slightly more restrained approach than most alternatives.
While the European edge may give the design some restraint, they have gone overboard on the luxury and service, everything feels special, and with views across the Hollywood hills from many rooms, you can’t help but fall in love with it.
Interiors were designed with a significant London influence, and that staid elegance runs through the rooms, providing beautiful rooms to match the views across the hills outside. A rooftop pool gives an even better view, and the restaurant offers a Californian twist on the New American cuisine.
Within its 125 rooms you find real style, with Italian furnishings and in-room bars, they feel like a private apartment more than a hotel room, it is intentional, and it works really well. The restaurant offers a New York style menu, and again, style and quality come to the fore.
The 80 suites follow the same design, pairing Venetian Plaster walls with exquisite linens to create a mix of styles that should not work, but somehow does. The rooftop garden offers a wonderful dining experience, using fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in the garden itself.
Spread over 54 floors, the hotel is the epitome of a modern chain, efficient service and excellent, comfortable rooms, spacious even by LA standards, that feature a clean, modern style that fits the ambience of the hotel well. With an ergonomic work desk and marble clad bathrooms, there is the touch of elegance and thought that sets this hotel apart in every room. There are no surprises here, but it does the expected very, very well.
Inside, with marble floors and cascading lighting, the lobby provides taste of the laid back, modern luxury that this hotel provides. Rooms are spacious, with nice use of quality materials throughout. However, it is the view that dominates, looking out over the marina provides an ever-changing backdrop that proves incredibly relaxing. With outside dining to really enjoy the waterside setting, it is a hotel with just a little extra, and that extra is the view.
Inside, each feature elegant décor, with touches of that golden Hollywood era thrown in to bring the history of the place to life. With a complete kitchen as well as a washer and dryer included, it is a home from home, not just a place to stay. Quiet, tucked away from the cords despite being right in the middle of West Hollywood, The Charlie offers a unique experience, with great service and a sense of history brought to every apartment.
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