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The 15 Best Hotels in Los Angeles, California

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A sprawling metropolis set among mountains, oceans, and beaches, Los Angeles is an enticing destination. With bright skies and warm temperatures all year round, the city draws visitors looking for a dose of sunshine, culture, (and maybe a celebrity spotting or two.) 

With a city this big, picking the right place to stay can make or break your trip. Do you want a relaxing beach vibe, an urban foodie experience, or a cultural vacation? Los Angeles has it all. These are the 15 best hotels in Los Angeles, California with options for every budget.

Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa

Interior lobby area of the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa (left) and exterior pool area at the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa (right)
Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa

For a truly luxurious Los Angeles stay, treat yourself to a room at the iconic Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel & Spa. The all-suite hotel offers plenty of room to spread out, no matter if you book the Junior Suite or splurge on the two bedroom penthouse suite located on its own private floor. The Plaza’s Le Petit Cafe restaurant serves up celebrity sightings along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. 

Fairmont Century Plaza

Entrance of the Fairmont Century Plaza (left) and the lobby of the Fairmont Century Plaza (right)
Fairmont Century Plaza

Los Angeles’ landmark Century Plaza Hotel reopened in 2021 as the Fairmont Century Plaza. The impressive redesign features a guests-only rooftop pool, a 14,00 square foot spa, and modern Technogym. Book one of the 85 suites, all of which have private terraces, for some of the best views of Los Angeles.  

AC Hotel Beverly Hills

Exterior of the AC Hotel Beverly Hills as seen from across the street (left) and a patio area with couches and chairs under a veranda (right)
AC Hotels Beverly Hills

Looking for a cheap hotel in Los Angeles? You can usually find a good deal on a room at the AC Hotel Beverly Hills. This Marriott property has a great location in Beverly Hills, just a few short blocks from both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Petersen Automotive museums. Head up to the hotel’s rooftop patio for an unbeatable view of the iconic Hollywood sign. 

The Hollywood Roosevelt

Exterior of the Hotel Roosevelt and large rooftop sign (left) and interior of a bedroom at the Hotel Roosevelt (right)
The Hollywood Roosevelt

Experience classic glamor at The Hollywood Roosevelt. Located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the hotel has hosted stars including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Clark Gable since it was built in 1927. Feel like a celebrity in one of the hotel’s poolside cabanas, or by booking one of the suites named after famous actors.  

W Hollywood

Exterior of the W Hollywood (left) and rooftop patio sitting area overlooking the adjacent street at dusk (right)
The W Hollywood

The W Hollywood is set in a prime Hollywood Boulevard location, close to must-see attractions like the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Capitol Records Building. The true star at the W Hollywood? The hotel’s Wet Deck, a famous rooftop pool with incredible views of the city. Reserve a daybed for up to four people or a private cabana for up to 12 (with dedicated food and drink service.)

The Ritz Carlton Los Angeles

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The Ritz Carlton Los Angeles

Visiting Los Angeles for a convention, concert or game? The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles offers five-star luxury within easy walking distance to the convention center and the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center). As soon as you check-in to the Ritz, you’ll want to head up to the hotel’s 26th floor, where you’ll find a heated rooftop pool and soaking tub that overlooks the city skyline and Hollywood Hills. 

The Hotel Wilshire

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Kimpton The Hotel Wilshire

In Los Angeles to soak up the culture? Check out Kimpton’s The Hotel Wilshire, which is located on Miracle Mile near Museum Row. This green hotel is equipped with sustainable features that will make you feel good about staying here, including water efficient landscaping, non-toxic/green cleaning products, and a full building recycling program. In need of a pet-friendly hotel in Los Angeles that doesn’t charge a pet fee? The Hotel Wilshire welcomes all pets regardless of size (“as long as they fit into the elevator”, according to the property) at no extra charge and will even provide complimentary water bowls and waste bags. 

Fairmont Miramar Hotel

Exterior of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and pool area (left) and interior sitting area in front of a large floor-to-ceiling window (right)
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

For a true beach vacation vibe, look no further than the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Set atop the bluffs on five expansive acres overlooking the Pacific, the resort offers amazing ocean views and easy access to the beach—guests are driven down to the sand in the hotel’s jeeps. The guests-only Miramar Beach Club provides free games and activities for both adults and kids, plus chairs and umbrellas. Treat yourself to a pampering day at the beach with the hotel’s butler service, which includes towels, sunscreen, and a full menu of snacks and drinks. 

SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills

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SLS Beverly Hills Hotel

Designed by Philippe Starck, the modern SLS Hotel offers chic rooms in the heart of Beverly Hills. Although all the rooms at the SLS Hotel are beautiful, the Terrace Rooms are our top pick, thanks to their private outdoor space where you can soak up the California sunshine. This is another pet-friendly hotel in Los Angeles if you’re bringing a furry friend along. 

Kimpton Everly Hotel

Glass front entrance of the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles (left) and interior of a bedroom at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles (right)
Kimpton Everly Hotel

With panoramas of the Hollywood Hills or LA skyline from every room, it’s impossible to book a bad room at the Kimpton Everly Hotel. You’ll sleep well here (thanks to the Casper mattresses) but the nearby Hollywood glitz and glam of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and nonstop nightlife may keep you out later than you planned. 

Hotel Figueora

Exterior of Hotel Figueroa at street level (left) and interior lobby area (right)
Hotel Figueora

Built in 1926, the Hotel Figueroa is one of downtown Los Angeles’ longest-standing hotels. The hotel’s recent renovation modernized the property while retaining nods to the original historic architecture. With room rates under $200 a night, the Hotel Figueroa is another great cheap Los Angeles hotel option. The rooms feel much more luxurious than the price tag, with Sferra linens atop Simmons feather-top mattresses, rainfall showers, and local art. 

Thompson Hollywood

Exterior of the Thompson Hollywood (left) and interior dining and sitting area (right)
Thompson Hollywood

Opened in 2021, the Thompson Hollywood is one of the newer hotels in the neighborhood. The hotel’s restaurants and bars attract a mix of locals and tourists who come for the lively nightlife at the rooftop lounge Bar Lis, the French-inspired cuisine at Mes Amis restaurant, or the food with a view at the poolside Terrace.

Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection

Exterior gate entrance of the Tilt Hotel in Los Angeles (left) and interior lobby area and box office at the Tilt Hotel in Los Angeles (right)

Looking for a cheap hotel near Universal Studios? Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood is a great choice. You’ll find rooms here for under $200 a night, plus the hotel is located just a 15-minute walk away from the theme park. Tilt even offers discounted tickets to guests, so you can save even more money. Breakfast is included as well, helping to make your stay a truly affordable one. 

Loews Santa Monica 

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Loews Santa Monica Beach

Perched on Santa Monica beach, Loews Santa Monica is just two blocks from the famous Santa Monica Pier. Make the most of the hotel’s oceanfront location by booking one of the Fire Pit King Suites, which feature a private outdoor patio, easy access to the beach, and your own fire pit. Ocean too cold for your liking? The hotel has an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi just off the sand.

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Interior sitting area at the Millennium Biltmore (left) and interior of a bedroom at the Millennium Biltmore (right)

Built in 1923, the nearly hundred year old Millennium Biltmore is an officially-designed Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument. The beautiful Beaux-Arts building in downtown Los Angeles is within easy access to Pershing Square, Koreatown, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. This kid-friendly hotel offers a fun amenity for families—the Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge, which includes sweet treats, toys, and a special teddy bear. 

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