When it comes to finding a place to stay, travelers have never been more spoiled for choice in today’s Los Angeles. From luxurious digs in Beverly Hills and along the coast, to budget boutiques in Hollywood, hotels are stepping up service, upgrading amenities, and throwing in perks like free Wi-Fi, in-room espresso makers, and spa-quality bath products.

The ambitious revitalization of the city’s Downtown has upped the game for hoteliers in one of L.A.’s most walkable neighborhoods. Around the L.A. Live complex, there’s a 54- floor-tower that holds both a Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, together offering a set of grand hotel restaurants and services close to the convention center. Other new Downtown hotels, the Line and Ace Hotels have been erected near California Plaza and in Koreatown to cater to the hipsters who flock to this area to drink and eat on weekends.

Over in Hollywood, it seems every hotel has been getting some work done: most notably Loews Hollywood, Farmer’s Daughter, and the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which all had massive renovations.

This edition brings a dozen new listings, including some under-the-radar L.A. favorites like Culver Hotel, Sirtaj Beverly Hills, Moment Hotel, W Westwood, and Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast—all of which offer a reasonably priced L.A. experience. On the design side the Palihouse empire has constructed three new properties in town to help anchor West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Santa Monica in cool.

Those emblematic luxury resorts popular with celebrities are not to be overlooked either, and this edition does not scrimp on ways to get your bling on. Seems almost every major upscale hotel has a new look, with Peninsula Beverly Hills, Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, Sunset Marquis, and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows leading the pack. For beachfront escapes, Terranea and Shutters still remain at the top of Angelenos’ lists as a choice getaway for staycations.


  • Hotel Bel-Air

    Hotel Bel-Air

    701 Stone Canyon Rd. 310-472–1211, 800-648–4097
  • Magic Castle Hotel

    Magic Castle Hotel

    7025 Franklin Ave. 323-851–0800, 800-741–4915
  • Venice Beach House

    Venice Beach House

    15 30th Ave. 310-823–1966
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