The Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Los Angeles: A Local Guide

The Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Los Angeles: A Local Guide

Los Angeles is a city that exudes glitz, glamour and luxury. If you're planning a trip to LA and looking for a luxurious hotel stay, you have plenty of options. In this comprehensive guide, we'll share our picks for the top 10 luxury hotels in Los Angeles. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood, LA is home to some of the top luxury hotels in the world. In this comprehensive guide, we'll share our picks for the top 10 luxury hotels in Los Angeles. We'll cover their location, amenities, room details, highlights from reviews, and why they make the list. Whether travelling for business, a special occasion or just a vacation, these hotels offer first-class service, elegant decor and indulgent amenities to make your LA visit unforgettable.

How We Chose the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in LA

With so many high-end hotels, narrowing it down to just 10 was challenging! We considered the following criteria when making our selections:

  • Location: Hotels in prime spots like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Century City and downtown LA. Close to top attractions and entertainment.
  • Amenities: Pools, spas, fitness centres, fine dining, bars and lounges. The full luxury experience.
  • Rooms: Details like high thread count linens, rainfall showers, soaking tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Service: Concierge, 24-hour room service, valet parking and attentive yet discreet staff.
  • Reviews: We looked at recent guest feedback on the overall experience using sites like TripAdvisor.
  • Style: From historic Hollywood glamour to sleek and modern hotels with refined decor and ambience.

Considering these factors, we chose the top 10 luxury hotels that consistently impress travellers with their indulgent experiences, convenient locations and beautiful design.

Location: Downtown LA

Rating: 4.5 stars

For travellers who want a modern style in downtown Los Angeles, Moxy Downtown LA fits the bill. It is located on Figueroa Street, steps from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Arena.

This high-end boutique hotel blends industrial chic with playful details. Guest rooms feature modular furniture you can rearrange, peg walls instead of closets and glass-enclosed rain showers. There's also a fitness centre, a rooftop and an all-day cafe.

"The hotel has a beautiful exterior, and the front desk agent was very welcoming. Our room offered great views of downtown." – Tripadvisor review

Location: Hollywood

Rating: 4 stars

As the hotel where the first Academy Awards was held, The Hollywood Roosevelt oozes old Hollywood glamour. Marilyn Monroe once lived here, and the hotel has hosted stars from Charlie Chaplin to Brad Pitt over the years.

Following renovations by designer Yabu Pushelberg, The Hollywood Roosevelt blends vintage style with modern luxuries. Guests can sip cocktails beside the iconic David Hockney-painted pool or indulge in posh amenities like rainfall showers and soaking tubs. There's also a steakhouse, nightclub and cocktail bar onsite.

"The elegant lobby is a true Hollywood masterpiece. The rooms feel fresh and new after the renovation. It's also the best pool scene in Hollywood." – Tripadvisor review

3. Dream Hollywood

Location: Hollywood

Rating: 4 stars

Another ultra-hip hotel in Hollywood, Dream Hollywood, opened in 2019. It's located in the Hollywood Hills, close to attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the hotel is sleek and modern, with subtle Hollywood Regency-style details throughout the decor.

Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, rainfall showers and luxurious Maison Margiela bath amenities. The Highlight Room is also a rooftop restaurant and lounge with panoramic Hollywood views. It's a stylish spot for sunset cocktails and mingling.

"The rooms are upper-scale with perfected bathrooms. The exquisite lobby adds to the upscale atmosphere and relaxing vibe." – Tripadvisor review

4. Hotel Per La

Location: Downtown LA

Rating: 5 stars

Situated in the heart of downtown, Hotel Per La brings Italian-inspired luxury to the LA city centre. Set in a historic building from the 1920s, the hotel has ornate tile work on the facade and a romantic Italian courtyard.

Inside, the design is sleek, minimalist and very modern. Rooms have lavish bathrooms clad in Italian marble and soaking tubs. Guests also love sipping craft cocktails in the chic Bar Per La. An intimate library lounge offers stunning views of the city at dusk.

"Hotel Per La is a true luxury boutique hotel with exceptional service and intriguing, gorgeous decor. The AC Library is a favourite spot to unwind before dinner." – Tripadvisor review

5. AC Hotel Downtown LA

Location: Downtown LA

Rating: 4.5 stars

For those who prefer contemporary style, AC Hotel Downtown LA delivers. This modern hotel has 347 guest rooms featuring clean lines, artful lighting and skyline views. Touches like rainfall showers, Nespresso machines and premium bedding make rooms feel luxurious.

In the lobby, guests will find a European-style cafe and upscale bar serving craft cocktails and Spanish tapas. There's also a 24-hour fitness centre. Thanks to its downtown location by Arena, AC Hotel DTLA places you near concerts, games and LA's vibrant food scene.

"The lobby is gorgeous. The rooms are so smart and fresh. From the in-room experience to the lobby bar, this hotel has it all." – Tripadvisor review

6. Downtown LA Proper

Location: Downtown LA

Rating: 5 stars

Downtown LA Proper brings pure luxury loft living to its trendy downtown location. Housed in a landmark building, LA Proper combines industrial-chic design with Hollywood glamour. Rooms designed by Kelly Wearstler have interesting textures and patterns for a bohemian and sophisticated vibe.

LA Proper also scores points for its rooftop restaurant serving seasonal California cuisine and a pool lounge with panoramic views. Guests give high marks for the elegant on-site restaurants started by award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.

"This is a beautiful property with tons of character. The restaurants are amazing, and rooms are so comfortable and spacious." – Tripadvisor review

7. Fairmont Century Plaza

Location: Century City

Rating: 4.5 stars

Located in Century City, the Fairmont Century Plaza underwent a $2.5 billion restoration to transform it into one of LA's premier luxury hotels. The mid-century building got a contemporary facelift while paying homage to its iconic history. Guest rooms now have floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms and balconies.

At nearly 400 rooms, it offers plenty of space and amenities. Relax in the Turkish Baths at the spa or dip in the rooftop pool while admiring panoramic city and ocean views. With a French brasserie and stylish bar onsite, it's a worthy splurge for your LA stay.

"The elegant lobby and fresh, new rooms are gorgeous. The bathroom with Le Labo products is just perfect. Service is first-class." – Tripadvisor review

8. Loews Hollywood Hotel

Location: Hollywood

Rating: 4.5 stars

Experience Hollywood glamour at Loews Hollywood Hotel. Conveniently located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios, the hotel's facade resembles the golden age of Hollywood. The property remains fresh with designer decor, open spaces, and indoor/outdoor restaurant seating.

Guest rooms fuse Hollywood hipness with functionality, offering sleek furniture, rainfall showers and bar seating. Loews also impresses guests with scenic views of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. An outdoor heated pool, gym and complimentary Wi-Fi are the top amenities.

"Loews Hollywood has amazing views of the LA skyline and a beautiful entrance and lobby. The clean, comfortable rooms are a highlight." – Tripadvisor review

9. Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza

Location: Downtown LA

Rating: 4.5 stars

Rising 17 stories above LA's historic Bunker Hill district, Omni LA oozes luxury from when you arrive. This 4-star hotel impresses guests with its polished and modern decor. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city views, marble baths, plush robes and slippers.

Beyond the posh accommodations, the Omni offers an outdoor heated pool, full-service spa and 24-hour fitness centre. A trendy lobby restaurant and bar also serves hand-crafted cocktails and California cuisine. Thanks to the central downtown location, popular attractions like Disney Concert Hall are just a short walk away.

"The Omni Los Angeles provides luxury accommodations, impeccable service and variety. It's a fabulous hotel through and through." – Tripadvisor review

10. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Location: Beverly Hills

Rating: 4.5 stars

Sofitel Los Angeles immerses you in Beverly Hills luxury, from the lobby decorated with chandeliers and French furnishings to the rooftop pool. Guests love the spacious bathrooms with glass showers, soaking tubs and Hermès bath amenities.

The hotel's location at the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills border offers easy access to Melrose Avenue shopping, restaurants and world-class entertainment. Within the hotel, you'll find LA's only French brasserie, steakhouse dining and artisan cocktails at the bar. It's perfect for a quintessential Beverly Hills experience.

"Sofitel Los Angeles has elegant luxury rooms, great dining options and amazing service. They make you feel special when you arrive." – Tripadvisor review.

Honorable Mentions

Choosing just 10 hotels took a lot of work. We also love these luxury hotels that just missed making the main list:

  • Mondrian Los Angeles: Rooftop pool, skyline views, chic rooms
  • Beverly Wilshire: Old Hollywood glamour, corkscrew staircase, suites with balconies
  • Palihouse Santa Monica: Boutique hotel, charming decor, cocktail lounge
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills: Rooftop pool, lounge, amazing spa
  • Beverly Hills Hotel: Iconic luxury, poolside cabanas, Polo Lounge
  • Viceroy L'Ermitage: Beautiful rooftop pool, spacious suites, deck with city views
  • JW Marriott LA Live: Downtown luxury high-rise, rooftop bar, walking distance to LA Live

Luxury Hotels in LA: FAQs

Which part of LA has the most luxury hotels?

The greatest luxury hotel concentration is in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Century City. These areas are close to top attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping and entertainment.

What is the most luxurious hotel in Los Angeles?

Several LA hotels can claim the most luxurious. Still, top contenders include The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Hotel Bel-Air, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica.

What are the newest luxury hotels in LA?

Some of the newest high-end hotels in LA include Pendry West Hollywood, Kimpton La Peer Hotel, The Maybourne Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles.

What LA luxury hotels have great pools?

Hotels like SLS Beverly Hills, JW Marriott LA Live, The London West Hollywood and Sunset Tower Hotel offer stylish pools and poolside lounging. Check out the Standard Downtown LA, Dream Hollywood and Mondrian Los Angeles for rooftop pools.

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