What are the best places to stay in Los Angeles?

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The city’s finest hotels have a long history of catering to the most discerning travelers and the most demanding guests, so it’s doubtful you can present them with a challenge they haven’t passed before with flying colors.

The historic Five-Star Beverly Hills Hotel is famed for its private cottages, not to mention its pale pink color and the legendary Polo Lounge, still a power-broker spot after all these years. A parade of movie junkets at Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills attracts all kinds of entertainment industry professionals, from journalists to actors, who also like to visit Four-Star The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for its excellent treatments, as well as Windows Lounge for cocktails. Five-Star Montage Beverly Hills, a Spanish Colonial-Revival style luxury property, features 201 rooms and suites designed to bring to life the glamour of the glory days of early Hollywood. Five-Star The Peninsula Beverly Hills recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, adding cutting edge technologies to rooms that were already some of the plushest in town. And speaking of renovations, look for a refreshed design at Five-Star L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, known for its spacious rooms and excellent service, as it transitions to the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The recently reopened and renovated Five-Star Hotel Bel-Air is tucked away in the leafy confines of the exclusive Bel-Air neighborhood, and has elegant, spacious guest rooms, beautiful flowering gardens, and a restaurant and room service menu overseen by star chef Wolfgang Puck.


If you’d rather rest your head near the beach, head to Santa Monica where you'll find your fill of locals hanging out at Four-Star Shutters Hotel on the Beach, for seaside brunches and cocktails to poolside basking.
Four-Star Casa del Mar is also a popular spot in Santa Monica. The hotel offers 129 guest rooms and suites, many of which offer views of the Pacific coastline.

And if you’re looking for a more urban-feel, stay amidst L.A.’s few skyscrapers downtown. Part of downtown’s glitzy new entertainment complex, L.A. Live, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is a welcome new addition offering luxurious rooms, a new Wolfgang Puck restaurant, a lavish spa and gorgeous views of the city.

The best place to say in Los Angeles is at any Montage hotel.

Sandy Murphy

There are several Four- and Five-Star hotels in Beverly Hills, including the Beverly Hilton, the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air, the Montage, the Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons Hotel), the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, and The Peninsula.

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