In a city as star-studded as Los Angeles, it’s not surprising that there are so many beautiful hotels competing for your attention. There’s certainly no shortage of luxurious places to stay, but that can make it a little harder to choose the best hotel for you. We’ve put together our E&V list of the top ten hotels, to help you decide on your number one.
Located on the fabled Walk of Fame, this hotel offers an authentic taste of Old Hollywood. Financed by two early superstars, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, the first ever Academy Awards ceremony was held here in 1929.
Originally designed as a luxury apartment building back in the Twenties, today this Sunset Strip hotel has 74 guest rooms with spectacular views out over Hollywood.
If you plan to spend the majority of your stay on the beach, this is the hotel for you. This Santa Monica hotel sits right on the sands, and all the rooms have balconies, whirlpool tubs and gorgeous Pacific Ocean views.
The “Pink Palace” on Sunset Boulevard has been welcoming Hollywood stars for over a hundred years, with former guests including Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. It’s not hard to understand why the hotel has such a devoted following – the retro-glamorous suites are gorgeously furnished, and the pool is the ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon.
From bright pink to bright turquoise, the First Lady of the Santa Monica coastline is an Art Deco landmark with a stellar cocktail list and a guestbook full of illustrious names dating back to its 1933 opening.
Another beach hotel with stunning views, the seafood restaurant at Casa del Mar is a particular highlight, as is waking up to the sound of waves crashing on sands just below your bedroom window.
Sleek, stylish and contemporary, Ian Schrager’s West Hollywood hotel is filled with quirky furniture and unique modern art. Underwater music plays in the pool, and the Skybar boasts some of the best views in Los Angeles.
This 1930s steamship was once one of the greatest ocean liners in the world, and is now a Long Beach landmark and exclusive hotel. The first class staterooms and suites retain a nautical Art Deco style, with polished wooden panels, original artwork and operable portholes.
This peaceful, contemporary hotel is just a short walk from Rodeo Drive and has a relaxed, indulgent atmosphere. The rooms are bright and modern, with breathtaking views over LA from the poolside terrace.
Located in the heart of the cultural district, this is one of the grandest hotels in LA, with five fairytale ballrooms, detailed frescos and ornate fountains. Ideally located for business travellers, the Biltmore is within easy distance of every attraction from the Museum of Contemporary Art to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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