The star-studded appeal of Los Angeles never fails to wonder. With stunning beaches on its doorstep, a ritzy line-up of entertainment and an undeniably lavish foodie scene to tuck into, it's no wonder LA is one of the staple USA holiday spots. Don't miss these top places to stay in Los Angeles once it's time to explore it all for yourself.
Loews Hollywood Hotel, 4-Star
Hollywood glitz and glamour come as par for the course at this hotel next to Dolby Theatre and TCL Chinese Theatres. Cool off in the rooftop pool, while away an afternoon on the sun terrace, or book a massage in the full-service spa. Gourmet coffee and tea in the rooms is a nice touch. For food with locally-grown products, H2 Kitchen & Bar makes amazing entrees, as well as excellent signature cocktails. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is right outside.
The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 4-Star
Three blocks from Rodeo Drive, this sumptuous Beverly Hills hotel is great for those with shopping on the mind in Los Angeles. The outdoor pool complete with a movie screen makes for a refreshing respite, and there’s delicious on-site dining at Circa 55, which offers Californian dishes in a 1955-inspired restaurant. Polynesian inspired food and drinks can be had at Trader Vic’s Lounge and burnt off in the 24-hour gym.
Huntley Santa Monica Beach, 4-Star
Just 10 minutes’ drive away from Venice Beach and a mere three minutes from Santa Monica Beach, the Huntley Santa Monica Beach is a modern beachside choice for sun-lovers, featuring a stunning rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge. Some rooms come with ocean views, while each one boasts a spa bath, white linens and spa toiletries. A happy hour menu is a drawcard for many, Monday-Friday in the bar.
Garland Hotel, 4-Star
After a hectic day at Universal Studios or, shopping at over 50 shops in Universal City, this welcoming hotel in North Hollywood offers several relaxing options. Go for a swim in the cool outdoor pool, hit the gym or soak your cares away in the hot tub. The on-site restaurant, The Courtyard Canteen, offers Californian specialties, while for drinks, the Lobby Bar has a sun-kissed outdoor patio.
Andaz West Hollywood, 4-Star
Sunset Boulevard is on the doorstep here at the Andaz West Hollywood, and people watching is particularly good from the rooftop pool. Rooms offer guests complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, plus free WiFi and an electronics docking station for all your music. The in-house restaurant RH serves up seasonal California cuisine on a market-to-table principle, while RH bar mixes great cocktails in a chic environment.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 4-Star
This hotel in Downtown Los Angeles impresses all the panoramic views from its 35th floor. Close to the Grammy Museum, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center, it makes a convenient base for most. The LA Prime Restaurant serves gourmet seafood and steaks while American food is offered at Lakeview Bistro and BonVista Lounge. Interactive cooking classes make for something different.
W Hollywood Hotel, 4-Star
Located right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you couldn’t be closer to the action than at this boutique Hollywood hotel. The offers a rooftop pool and full-service spa make for appealing additions to your stay, and fans of organic eating will love Delphine restaurant, serving up California-inspired contemporary American cuisine. The pool deck has downtown views.
SLS Beverley Hills, 4-Star
This stunning hotel is just 15 minutes by car from downtown Hollywood and close to the Beverly Center Mall - great for shopping. The state-of-the-art gym and a rooftop pool deck are tempting throughout the day, as is the full-service bar at luxury restaurant Trés by José Andrés, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For cocktails by the pool, Altitude’s talented barmen know their stuff, and for spa treatments, guests can head to the SLS Hotel’s Ciel Spa.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 4.5-Star
This modern hotel on Bunker Hill is close to the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as both Walt Disney Concert Hall and Pershing Square metro station. Guests can take advantage of the shuttle service when they need to travel further out in the downtown area. Rooms are sophisticated, as is the international restaurant. The gym and business centre are both open 24 hours.
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