15 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

Known around the world as the home of Hollywood, Los Angeles is an incredible tourist destination with many famous and iconic attractions. In addition to the Hollywood Hills, Sunset Strip, and Universal Studios, the City of Angels boasts a warm climate and many stunning beaches.

Since the second most populous city in the United States is so large, it’s well worth it to decide what you want to see and do before booking any accommodation. Thankfully, Los Angeles has an amazing array of world-class hotels for travelers to choose from, whatever their interests. Whether you want to explore Hollywood and Beverly Hills or Santa Monica and Venice Beach, these hotels are not to be missed.

1. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Fairmont Miramar, Los Angeles

If you are looking for luxurious oceanfront accommodation, look no further than the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Located across Ocean Drive from Santa Monica Beach, this 5-star hotel boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable and guarantees a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

While the rooms are beautifully decorated, guests can also choose to stay in any of its 31 residential bungalows. In addition to first-class service and location, the hotel also features a fitness center, outdoor pool, and on-site spa for visitors to enjoy.

Location: Ideal for oceanfront accommodations and those wishing to explore Santa Monica, the Fairmont Miramar hotel is less than one kilometer from the beach, marina and aquarium. Otherwise, downtown Los Angeles is approximately a 25-minute drive away.

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2. Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

The Millennium Biltmore is an absolutely gorgeous, charming and elegant hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1923. Since then, it has appeared in many movies and TV shows, such as Ghostbusters and Fight Club.

The newly refurbished rooms are sleek and modern, while the Ballroom, Lobby and Rendezvous Court are as splendid and regal as ever. The undoubted highlight is its stunning Roman-style indoor pool.

Location: Due to the hotel’s central location in Los Angeles, there are many restaurants, bars and tourist attractions nearby. Otherwise, Pershing Square Station is just a stone’s throw away for long journeys.

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3. Sunset Tower Hotel

Sunset Tower Hotel

This extraordinary five-star hotel on Sunset Boulevard has been attracting the rich and famous since it opened in 1931. The iconic and elegant Art Deco Tower is one of Los Angeles’ most recognizable landmarks. From the upper floors, you can enjoy stunning views of the city.

The newly refurbished Sunset Tower Hotel has chic and sophisticated rooms equipped with all the latest amenities. Add to that the superb Tower Bar restaurant to try, as well as a superb rooftop pool and full-service spa.

Location: Perfect for exploring the Sunset Strip and West Hollywood, the Sunset Tower Hotel is located four kilometers from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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4. Bel Air Hotel

Bel Air Hotel Los Angeles

Bel-Air is another great 5 star hotel if you want a relaxing and romantic stay. Set in lush and landscaped gardens, the hotel has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with hummingbirds and brightly coloured birds flying around.

While the hotel’s peaceful and secluded setting is sure to guarantee a magical stay, the guest rooms and a range of stunning wellness facilities are top-notch. Bel-Air is part of the Dorchester Collection, one of the most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles.

Location: As it is located in the Bel-Air residential area, guests will most likely need a car to get around Los Angeles. Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard are both about ten minutes’ drive away.

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5. SLS Hotel

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

As a Luxury Collection hotel, SLS is a great place to stay, with very stylish and cool decor. Its modern rooms are beautifully decorated and are equipped with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations.

While its artistic design has won rave reviews from guests and critics alike, its excellent facilities also have many admirers. Among them, the state-of-the-art gym, rooftop swimming pool and luxurious restaurant are among the standouts.

Location: The SLS Hotel is an ideal location for exploring Beverly Hills, 20 minutes by bus from Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip.

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6. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Towering above its surroundings, the 12-story Waldorf Astoria definitely stands out from the crowd. Its glamorous Art Deco interior shines before your eyes, attracting only the most stylish of guests.

While its rooftop pool and bar offer stunning views of Los Angeles, its rooms are equally impressive in size, style and sophistication.

Location: The Waldorf Astoria is within a 10-minute walk of the best shops, restaurants and bars on Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills.

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7. LA Live, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Even though the Ritz-Carlton is in downtown Los Angeles, it feels like a million miles away. Its gorgeous interior is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The hotel’s guest rooms are tastefully decorated with all the latest amenities, and many of them have stunning views of Los Angeles.

In addition to its great location, excellent service and sophisticated ambience, this 5-star hotel also features a superb Wolfgang Puck restaurant, wellness centre and rooftop swimming pool.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton is one block from the Staples Center, providing easy access to Los Angeles’ business, financial, cultural and fashion districts.

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8. Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Governor L'Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills

If you’re looking for star treatment, then Viceroy L’Ermitage may be just right for you. In addition to luxurious suites with private bars and walk-in closets, guests can also enjoy a first-rate complimentary chauffeur service to drive them around Beverly Hills in their Maserati.

Equally impressive are the other services and facilities at this 5-star hotel, with its stylish lounge, excellent Avec Nous restaurant and relaxing rooftop swimming pool topping the list.

Location: Viceroy L’Ermitage is just a 10-minute walk from Rodeo Drive, with many shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment nearby.

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9. Los Angeles Nomads

Los Angeles Nomads

Opened only in 2018, NoMad has already earned rave reviews for its delightfully decadent design and decor. For example, each of its rooms presents its own unique style and is decorated with original artwork and refined furniture.

As it is located in the historic Giannini building (once the headquarters of the Bank of Italy), there is a very Italian feel to the place; its lobby is particularly striking. With a variety of on-site dining options, as well as a rooftop pool and bar, NoMad is sure to stay here.

Location: Located in downtown Los Angeles, NoMad is a short walk from the Los Angeles Theater and surrounded by many bars and restaurants. For longer trips, the 7th Street/Subway Center is only a 10-minute walk away.

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10. Kimpton Lapierre Hotel

Kimpton Lapierre Hotel

Located in West Hollywood’s Design District, Kimpton La Peer is decorated with ease and sophistication in a sleek, cool Scandinavian style. Equipped with all the latest equipment and facilities, the hotel’s rooms are as stylish as its lobby, lounge and public areas.

In addition to its attractive design, the hotel also features a stunning outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy, a spa and wellness centre and a divine Italian restaurant.

Location: Kimpton La Peer is located on Santa Monica Boulevard, a short bus or car ride from Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip and the Farmers Market.

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11. Beverly Wilshere, Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Wilshire

An iconic Los Angeles institution, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel has welcomed the rich and famous—celebrities, royalty, presidents and more—since it opened in 1928. Its grand exterior is complemented by an ornate interior that you can recognize from movies, such as Pretty Woman.

A stay at this first-class 5-star hotel is sure to be a treat, with its spa, wellness centre and swimming pool, as well as its magnificent Michelin-star steakhouse.

Location: Just a 5-minute walk from Rodeo Drive, Beverly Wilshere is about a 20-minute drive from Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach.

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12. InterContinental – Downtown Los Angeles

InterContinental - Downtown Los Angeles,

Since it sits atop the tallest building in Los Angeles, the InterContinental has arguably the most breathtaking cityscape imaginable. Notably, its rooftop bar, Spire73, is actually the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere.

While the panoramic views are stunning, the hotel’s stylish and sophisticated rooms are equally appealing, and guests can dine at any of its excellent restaurants.

Location: Within walking distance of the Staples Center, the InterContinental is also next to 7th Street/Subway Center if you want to travel further afield.

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13. The Irving Hotel

Irving Boutique Hotel Los Angeles

The Irvine Hotel is a laid-back and lively place in a superb location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just a stone’s throw from the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Perfect for a beach getaway, this 4-star hotel has a stunning open-air rooftop lounge, and an excellent restaurant serving California cuisine.

Its modern rooms feature HDTVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi.

Location: The Irving Hotel is situated in a perfect location just minutes from the Venice Beach Boardwalk. In addition, it is also close to many bars, restaurants and shops, as well as several museums and art galleries.

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14. Los Hollywood Hotel

    Los Hollywood Hotel

If you love all things Hollywood, this is the place to stay because it’s right in the center of the action. While life is bustling outside, its peaceful and stylish interior is sure to guarantee a relaxing stay.

Its luxurious rooms are complemented by a wonderful outdoor pool and wellness center, while its kitchen and bar serve delicious California-inspired cuisine.

Location: The hotel is located on Hollywood Boulevard, close to all major tourist attractions such as Walk of Fame, Wax Museum and TLC Chinese Theater.

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15. Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotels

Long a playground for the rich and famous, the Beverly Hills Hotel is one of Hollywood’s most iconic places, home to rock stars, royalty, celebrities and movie stars. Myths and legends circle around the Pink Palace; that’s part of what makes it such an alluring place to stay.

Legends aside, the five-star Dorchester Collection Hotel boasts beautiful gardens, gorgeous rooms and a signature outdoor pool overlooking palm trees.

Location: Located on Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly Hills Hotel is just a five to ten minute drive from Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

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