Need a place to rest your head in the City of Angels? These “heavenly” hotels offer you a truly glamorous experience, whether you’re looking for fun nightlife in the heart of downtown or easy access to the beach.
Ace Hotel

Downtown L.A. was once considered by some an unremarkable part of the city, but its image has done a complete 180, thanks to the Ace Hotel. The popular hotel chain is at top-form when it established itself in the former United Artists Theater. The rooftop bar has become an icon of L.A. nightlife.

Westin Bonaventure

You may recognize the Westin Bonaventure from photos of its iconic glass facade even if you didn’t know it’s one of L.A.’s top hotels. Its elevators offer incredible views of downtown Los Angeles with a completely different vibe during the day compared to the night. Last but not least, you just can’t beat the panoramic scenery from the rotating cocktail lounge on the 34th floor.

Château Marmont

Arguably the most well-known property on this list, built in 1927, the Château Marmont is the epitome of Old Hollywood glamor. Its heritage hasn’t stopped it from being a Hollywood mainstay, though; dozens of parties, from the Golden Globes to elaborate celebrity birthdays, are thrown here each year. Although it’s not exactly cheap – with rooms starting at a handsome $450 a night, but for a chance to sleep in a room once possibly occupied by your favorite singer or actor, we think it’s worth it.

Shutters on the Beach

If you’re looking for a beachside hotel, look no further than Shutters on the Beach. Each of the 198 rooms in this Santa Monica property has its own balcony to provide you an undisturbed view of the ocean. Imagine looking out the balcony listening to the comforting sound of waves as the summer rays shine on you. Just don’t forget to slip-slop-slap!

Beverly Wilshire

Not convinced that this Four Seasons property represents the pinnacle of luxury? What if we told you that icons such as Elvis Presley and even the former President of the United States Barack Obama have stayed here? The Beverly Wilshire boasts a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, a gigantic fitness center, and guest list of celebrities that we cannot keep track of.

Hollywood Roosevelt

Hollywood is imbedded in the very fabric of this hotel; not only does it sit along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it also hosted the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929. You wouldn’t be able to tell its age by looking at it, though, since the hotel was fully renovated in 2014 and continues to transform itself with new restaurant openings.

Petit Ermitage

For those who want a true boutique hotel experience, Petit Ermitage is the way to go. This West Hollywood property offers a Mediterranean touch, with a whimsical collection of art and curios scattered throughout the rooms. It’s a little hidden, though, which makes it even more alluring. The rooftop pool offers a spectacular view of the Hollywood Hills.