Angelenos are a luxury-loving population, and their hotels—and levels of hospitality—show it.
The Best Los Angeles Luxury Hotels
It’s not always easy to distinguish between the wide array of Los Angeles luxury hotels, but we’ve whittled down the city’s long list of posh properties to 10 of the very best hotels in Los Angeles.
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Since its opening in 1946, Hotel Bel-Air has been a celebrity magnet, attracting regulars like Marilyn Monroe (who lived here for a stint), Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey. Here, hospitality is elevated to an art form, and the grounds are reclusive, romantic, and relaxing—the 12 acres of gorgeous gardens include an actual swan lake. Truly one of the best hotels in Los Angeles, Hotel Bel-Air also has a full-service spa, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and beautifully designed suites.
Amenities: Marble bathrooms, rain showers, in-room fireplaces, Bang & Olufsen televisions, in-room iPads, garden patios, courtesy car transportation, full-service spa, beauty salon, swimming pool, fitness room, business center, onsite gift shop, dog beds and bowls.
Chateau Marmont Hotel and Bungalows
Of all the luxury hotels in L.A., Chateau Marmont is home to the most famous—and infamous—moments in Hollywood history. Since 1929, much drama has unfolded within the walls of this legendary hideaway, and its hard-partying status as the pinnacle of rock ‘n’ roll cool remains unchallenged. Still, this castle-like hotel on a West Hollywood hill has always maintained its French-styled sophistication. Like its clientele, it looks like it’s right out of a movie; make one of its 63 apartment-like suites home for a spell, and you’ll feel transported, too.
Amenities: Ensuite kitchens, Frette linens, personalized stationery, iPod docks, a robust DVD and CD library, 24-hour concierge and room service, 24-hour shoe shine service, packing and unpacking service, heated outdoor pool, well-tended gardens, a fitness room with personal trainers, limousine service, an indoor-outdoor restaurant, and the inimitable Bar Marmont.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
This knockout hotel (price tag: $200 million) opened in 2017 and carries with it the legacy of the Waldorf Astoria name—it was built with no expense spared. Yes, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is relatively new, but it’s already right up there with the very best hotels in Los Angeles. With posh Art Deco interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon and the Michelin-starred cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichte, plus expert staffers who know how to spoil guests to the max, this 170-room Hilton family hotel exudes pure elegance.
Amenities: A personal concierge with whom you can text, floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent views from every room, Italian marble bathrooms, private balconies, 24-hour room service, an en suite espresso machine, the Crestron smart system to control in-room tech via an app, fresh flowers throughout the hotel, a see-and-be-seen rooftop pool and hot tub, private cabanas with VIP poolside service, babysitting services, a 24-hour business center, shopping boutiques, a La Prairie spa, the Jean-Georges Beverly Hills restaurant, and a rooftop bar.
Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
The “pink palace” is the reigning queen of Los Angeles luxury hotels, sitting pretty on Sunset Boulevard since 1912. This well-preserved property, now part of the Dorchester Collection, has tasteful decor with touches of quirk and charm. Classic and classy and embodying old-school glamour, it regularly hosts a who’s who of Hollywood royalty, both in guestrooms and bungalows, as well as in its beloved Polo Lounge restaurant.
Amenities: Marble bathrooms, designer linens, 42-inch HD Bang & Olufsen TVs, 24-hour room service, city or garden views from every room, a spa and beauty salon, a swimming pool with private cabanas, the al fresco Cabana Cafe, the legendary Polo Lounge dining room, Bar Nineteen12, the 1950s-style Fountain Coffee Room, free transportation around town, pet-friendly policies, and teddy bears and chocolate chip cookies for kids.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
No one should visit Los Angeles without visiting Disneyland—and Disney’s own Craftsman-inspired Grand Californian is the best hotel in Anaheim. This is Disney-style luxury through and through, from the impressive grand lobby down to the smallest details, many of which only children might notice. Staffers are cheerful and attentive, the newly renovated guest rooms are super comfortable, and Disney’s inimitable brand of magic is infused throughout.
Amenities: Balcony with views of the Disneyland Resort, 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers, USB ports, H2O Plus toiletries, three swimming pools (including one with a 90-foot water slide), upscale Napa Rose restaurant, character dining at Storytellers Cafe, a coffee bar, a Disney gift shop, the Mandara Spa with sauna and fitness center, an arcade room, a business center, dry cleaning service and 24-hour laundry room, merchandise delivery from the theme parks, valet parking, EV charging spots, airport transportation service—and exclusive early-morning access to theme parks via the hotel’s special no-line entrance.
Montage Beverly Hills
If you’re looking for Los Angeles luxury hotels, look no further than the palatial Montage Beverly Hills. With eminently tasteful decor, kid-glove service, and an unbeatable location within walking distance of Rodeo Drive, this elegant hotel draws the pickiest travelers from all over the world.
Amenities: Complimentary champagne on arrival, marble and mosaic bathrooms with soaking tub, Turkish cotton bathrobes, monogrammed pillows, 42-inch flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player, in-room tablet for access to all hotel services, rooftop pool with private cabanas, Georgies Restaurant, a garden bar, a whiskey bar, 24-hour room service, a luxury spa featuring L. Raphael Geneve products, a beauty and barber shop, onsite boutiques, and a children’s program.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Around the world, the Four Seasons brand excels at capturing the essence of a destination. Its Southern California properties are no different. In Beverly Hills, near Rodeo Drive, the 285-room Four Seasons is up there with the best Los Angeles luxury hotels: its expansive pool area, palm trees, and life-sized Marilyn Monroe statue at the entrance are all so very L.A. Guestrooms are plush and provide expansive views of the sunny city.
Amenities: French doors that open to private balconies, 24-hour room service, in-room iPad and DVD player, marble bathroom, walk-in closet, open-air gym, fourth floor swimming pool with cabanas, complimentary local car transportation, full-service spa, the Italian Culina restaurant, special kids’ amenities, pet-friendly policies and amenities, complimentary morning pastries and coffee in the lobby, 24-hour business center, overnight shoeshine service.
Peninsula Beverly Hills
A gem among the luxury hotels in L.A., the 195-room Peninsula Beverly Hills is a regal option that features personalized service, full-on glamour, and a central location that allows guests to easily get anywhere in Beverly Hills. Enjoy afternoon tea with a live harpist, wander the tropical gardens, or just relax in your luxurious room. Optional activities here include cooking lessons for kids, private piano lessons, or a red-carpet experience that lets you feel what it’s like to get ready for the Oscars and Emmys.
Amenities: Monogrammed pillowcases on very comfortable beds, private balconies, marble bathrooms, electronic room controls, a 40-inch HDTV, special amenities for kids and pets, fine dining at Belvedere restaurant or the alfresco Roof Garden restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center with yoga and Pilates classes, a heated 60-foot swimming pool, an excellent spa, and a whiskey and wine bar.
London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
Befitting its WeHo location, the London is as hip as they come, with a touch of quirk and a subtle British theme throughout. Even while retaining its coolness, it manages to be one of the best hotels in Los Angeles, offering large guest rooms (every one of which is a suite), attentive service, and easy proximity to the legendary nightclubs of Melrose Boulevard and the Sunset Strip.
Amenities: Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, large luxury bathrooms with a Waterworks soaking tub and dual showerheads, iPod docking station, LG flat-screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, complimentary continental breakfast buffet, fitness center, 110-seat screening room, beauty salon, the Boxwood restaurant and London Bar, a rooftop pool and bar, kids’ amenities including a book-lending library, pet-friendly policies, two resident bulldogs (Winston and Churchill), and free calls to London, England.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
The Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with out-and-out elegance and service, and this Los Angeles luxury hotel is no exception. Within the vibrant L.A. Live complex—home of the Staples Center, where the Lakers play—this Ritz-Carlton is in one of downtown’s most striking skyscrapers, lending high-rise views over the beating heart of Los Angeles.
Amenities: TV in the bathroom mirror, bath butler, deep soaking tub and rain shower, terry robes, 400-thread-count linens on feather beds, iPod docking station, Panasonic HD flat-screen TV, 24-hour room service, express laundry service, complimentary shoeshine service, rooftop pool and cabanas on the 26th floor, 23rd floor Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, luxury spa with eucalyptus steam rooms, a hair salon, a fitness center with yoga classes, Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 restaurant, Espressamente Illy cafe, gLAnce Lobby Bar, Mixing Room cocktail bar, and limo service or luxury car rental upon request.
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– Original reporting by Avital Andrews
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