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5 of the best hotels in Los Angeles

3 min read
November 22, 2023
Type of trip
City breaks

The largest city in California and the second-largest city in the USA after New York, Los Angeles is home to some of the best places to visit, eat and play in America. It’s the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California, with close to 4 million residents.

With so many great (and, let’s be fair, some not so great) hotels to choose from in L.A., finding the right accommodation for your trip to Los Angeles can be a bit of a challenge, so we’ve done a bit of searching to bring you our list of the five best hotels in Los Angeles for every budget. Read on!

1. Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is known as the place where ‘grit meets glamor’. Here you’ll find the city’s more cutting-edge restaurants and bars, renowned art museums and some well known landmarks such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the city’s birthplace, El Pueblo. Ace Hotel channels the edgy coolness of the area with its industrial-style decor and effortlessly chic minimalistic interior, relaxed pool area and rooftop bar.

Its rooms feature vintage furniture pieces and offer a full range of facilities such as WiFi, minibar, flat screen TV and Revo radio. If you opt for a loft – Ace’s low-key version of a suite – you might be lucky enough to get a roll top bath, refrigerator, private wet bar, Martin acoustic guitar, turntable and a vinyl collection curated by Amoeba Music.

The restaurant – Loam – serves home-grown and locally-sourced delights such as market greens with crispy shallots and a tarragon dressing, hanger steak with eggs and chimichurri, scallop crudo and farm-raised roast chicken. Alternatively, pop upstairs to the rooftop bar for lighter bites and a killer view of downtown.

2. The Hollywood Roosevelt

Situated on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and dating back to the golden era of Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt embraces the area’s glamorous past and present to bring you luxury right in the heart of Los Angeles.

Built in 1927, the hotel has hosted big names such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. Today, this ‘reinvented classic’ lets travelers experience a little celebrity indulgence, with its deluxe rooms, Penthouse and Cabana Suites. Mid-century modern with a dash of Spanish influence sums up the interior of this accommodation, and rooms boast plush bed linens, a rain shower, hardwood floors, work desks, bluetooth connectivity, smart TVs, WiFi, bathrobes and posh toiletries. Each with its own signature style, some of the rooms and suites include canopy beds, day beds, balcony, private cabanas and more.

The Tropicana Pool is something to behold at The Hollywood Roosevelt, with its retro ‘60s styling and David Hockney commissioned mural. With no less than seven places on-site to eat, there’s plenty of choice whatever mood for food you’re in at this hotel. Opt for a Michelin-starred Italian steakhouse, poolside-dining, all-night burger bar or an underground basement eatery.

3. Hotel Indigo, an IHG Hotel

Another downtown winner, Hotel Indigo is located on Francisco Street, close to many of downtown’s most desirable haunts such as the Microsoft Theater and The Arts & Jewelry District, and just two blocks away from the Arena, one of the world’s busiest entertainment venues. Oozing quirkiness and character, this boutique hotel combines modern styling with distinctive design features that reflect the local area.

It features a whole list of facilities including bar, fitness center, nightclub, business services like meeting and event spaces, concierge, valet services, WiFi and rooftop outdoor pool with sun loungers. The sleek and chic bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms add a touch of luxury to this all-round great accommodation.

4. Mr. C, Beverly Hills

A visit to the Mr. C, Beverly Hills is right up there with the most elegant of hotel stays. Promising a personalized experience that gives a modern take on old-world simplicity, think American service alongside Italian-inspired glamor.

The rooms and suites are spacious, bright and classy, decorated in clean white linens, with leather and wooden accents and simple, modern furniture. The facilities at this flagship Mr. C hotel are second-to-none, with a teak-decked pool area boasting day beds, cabanas with TVs and refreshment areas, and pool attendant services. The 1000 square foot fitness center means you can keep up your health routine while staying at Mr. C. You can even bring along your pet dog – the Beverly Hills Pup service includes pet beds and bowls, and in-room dining for your furry friend. Now that’s service!

5. Oceana Santa Monica Retreat, Los Angeles

Nestled along Santa Monica Beach and just a mile from the vibrant Third Street Promenade, the boutique Oceana Santa Monica Retreat offers spacious rooms with plush amenities, including plasma TVs and Italian marble bathrooms. Enjoy the outdoor pool, complimentary yoga classes, and beachside biking. Delight in innovative cuisine at the hotel's restaurant by acclaimed chef Raphael Lunetta. With its prime location near Santa Monica Pier and Penmar Golf Course, this is your gateway to L.A.'s coastal charm.

Start planning your trip now! Search for flights and car hire options to explore the city. If you’re interested in alternative accommodation options, take your pick from a range of vacation rentals in Los Angeles.