From beach homes to boutique hotels, there’s no shortage of sleeping beauties in the City of Angels. Stretch your wings beachside at Santa Monica, or dream of the lifestyles of the rich and famous in a classic Hollywood or Beverly Hills hotel. New and innovative chic designer digs are opening all the time; and you’re sure to find something Downtown, close to the action.
Dating back to 1928, this Four Season luxury hotel is in the heart of the action on Wilshire Boulevard across from Rodeo Drive. Some suites feature kitchenettes and formal dining rooms, but with steakhouse ‘Cut’ by chef Wolfgang Puck on site all your needs will be well catered for. One of LA’s most elegant hotels.
The hip, artsy Ace Hotel has a new location downtown on Broadway. Originally built as the United Artists Building in 1927, the re-modelled building includes a 1,600-seat three-floor entertainment venue and a very cool rooftop bar. Wall murals show the early movie industry, topped by a dazzling ceiling dome with hundreds of crystal pendants.
The LINE Hotel
This new and contemporary hotel draws its inspiration from Los Angeles culture. Each modern room features floor-to-ceiling views of the city and its restaurants represent the multicultural flavour of LA, especially the delectable Korean BBQ at ‘Pot’. Breakfast by the pool at Commissary will make you feel like you’re part of a private club.
The London West Hollywood oozes glamour, with luxuriously large open floor-plan suites and a stylish rooftop lounge retreat. Located moments from Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard, and an A-List lifestyle.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
The A-list party scene here centres on the massive pool area around the Tropicana Bar, which serves drinks until 2 am. The venue that hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929, ‘The Roosevelt’ is still the spot where “new Hollywood” comes to party. To get past the door at the exclusive Teddy's nightclub you'll have to dress your celebrity best.
Loews Santa Monica
This 347-room luxury resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and its spacious suites are among the finest in Santa Monica. It’s the perfect setting for the Ocean & Vine restaurant which serves locally caught seafood and fresh farmers’ market produce. Indulge with an exclusive Beachcomber Massage, which uses warm tiger clam shells, and feel your cares drift away.
With 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Malibu mountains, Los Angeles cityscape, and even the Hollywood Sign, this modern designer property is a tranquil oasis in a residential pocket of Santa Monica, just two blocks from the sand and one block from Santa Monica’s famous shops. Make sure to book for rooftop dining at The Penthouse.
There are some incredible private homes you can stay in all regions of the city including beach homes in Santa Monica, Malibu, and Venice; plus private residences in the Greater Hollywood area and West Side including Bel Air and Beverly Hills. From its perch above Marina del Rey, Admiralty Way is a fully self-contained private family home offering a retreat away from the big city lights – as an example.