Hotels throughout Los Angeles offer unforgettable views, from panoramic cityscapes to the Santa Monica Mountains and stunning coastal sunsets.
15. THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL & SUITES
Located in the heart of Downtown LA, the landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is instantly recognized by its 35-story, cylindrical glass towers. Each of the five towers offers deluxe accommodations with unforgettable views, including Grand View Suites (floors 27 and above) and Tower Suites, which feature a living room area, workspace and flatscreen HDTV. Perched on the hotel’s 34th floor, the BonaVista Lounge slowly rotates, completing a full revolution once every hour. While you admire the constantly changing view from the floor-to-ceiling windows, you can nosh on bar bites like peel-and-eat Cajun boiled shrimp, or tuck into a grilled hanger steak on ciabatta roll. The city lights beckon as you sip classic cocktails like the Manhattan, Gibson and Sidecar.
14. THE RITZ-CARLTON, LOS ANGELES
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is one of LA’s most visible hotels, located on floors 22-26 of a sleek 54-story tower that soars above L.A. LIVE in Downtown LA. The luxury property features 123 rooms, including 13 suites and the 3,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite. On the 23rd floor, the Ritz-Carlton Club Level offers a “hotel-within-a-hotel” experience, including a Club Lounge with a dedicated concierge and panoramic views to the west of the Hollywood Sign, the Santa Monica Mountains, and sunsets to the ocean. Located on the 24th floor of the hotel, the WP24 Restaurant & Lounge features legendary chef Wolfgang Puck’s modern interpretation of traditional Chinese fare. Coveted seats in the lounge offer front-row views of Downtown LA from floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Ritz Carlton is a favorite amongst basketball players and celebrities because of its close proximity to Staples Center and LA live.
According to Travel + Leisure magazine, the pool at The Standard Downtown LA is one of the top 10 hotel swimming pools in the world. Filmmakers love it as well – the rooftop pool has starred in numerous movie and TV productions, offering a cinematic backdrop of spectacular city views and contemporary design. Guests have numerous options to enjoy one of LA’s hottest hotel pools, from DJ parties to movie nights, a cocktail lounge, an outdoor biergarten, and funky waterbeds.
12. HILTON CHECKERS LOS ANGELES
Designed by Charles F. Whittlesey and built as The Mayflower hotel in 1927, the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles features a historic Spanish-style façade and restored interior. Located a short walk from The Music Center, the AAA, Four-Diamond boutique hotel offers 188 guestrooms with 42” flatscreen TVs, marble bathrooms, and plush bedding. Enjoy the views of Downtown Los Angeles from the hotel’s open air rooftop deck, then sample the award-winning cuisine of Checkers Downtown Restaurant, which offers both patio and private dining. Checkers serves an eclectic menu of California cuisine with French and Asian influences, and offers a special dinner/theatre package.
11. W HOLLYWOOD HOTEL & RESIDENCES
Located near the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences brings together Tinseltown’s Golden Age with modern style and glamour. Accommodations are aptly named for the views, such as the Wonderful Room – with its expansive window-side lounge chair – and the Fabulous Room, with picture window views to Downtown. The hotel’s WET Deck offers stunning views of Los Angeles and Hollywood, and the scene ranges from laidback weekdays to high-energy, adult-oriented summer weekends.
10. ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD
Once a landmark West Hollywood hotel famous for the antics of rock gods like The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin, the Andaz West Hollywood is a modern urban oasis with a touch of vintage glamour. Meaning “personal style” in Hindi, Andaz offers guests modern lifestyle amenities like a complimentary minibar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, complimentary wi-fi throughout the hotel, and coffee served in the Andaz Lounge in the mornings and wine in the evenings. The 239-room boutique hotel boasts spectacular panoramic views of the legendary Sunset Strip, Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles. The stunning rooftop pool and sundeck that overlooks West Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills on one side, with views from Downtown LA to the beaches on the other.
9. THE HOTEL WILSHIRE
The Hotel Wilshire is a stylish, 74-room boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of the Miracle Mile district, near the famed cultural attractions of Museum Row. The rooftop pool is a destination in itself, featuring panoramic city views, private cabanas, and the innovative American comfort food of The Roof on Wilshire. The hotel’s 1,100 square-foot penthouse offers a luxurious retreat, including a private terrace with daybeds and a dining area for ten.
The Sixty Beverly Hills is a modern luxury hotel that blends 1960’s cool with Beverly Hills elegance. The 107-room hotel features a striking interior design by Dodd Mitchell, with signature touches like exotic materials and custom furniture. Guests can dine at Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room, which features a menu of New American cuisine and farmers market small plates, paired with craft cocktails, artisan wines and beers. Above Beverly Hills is a striking rooftop bar and pool lounge that offers guests and members sweeping views of Downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.
7. HILTON LOS ANGELES/UNIVERSAL CITY
The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is a AAA Four Diamond Award and Green Seal Silver certified hotel, conveniently located just steps from the entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood and minutes from the heart of Hollywood. Families and business travelers alike will appreciate amenities that range from children’s activities and a multi-lingual staff (including Mandarin and Spanish) to the 24-hour business center and a complimentary shuttle to Universal Studios Hollywood. From its hilltop location, the 24-story hotel offers panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, the San Fernando Valley and the mountains beyond.
6. HOTEL ANGELENO
The Hotel Angeleno rises 17 stories above the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and the I-405 San Diego Freeway, conveniently located minutes from the world-famous Getty Center, Skirball Center and UCLA. The hotel offers 208 rooms – including three one-bedroom suites – each with private balconies and views that encompass the LA skyline, Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Every room includes complimentary valet parking, free wi-fi, courtesy shuttle service, and a complimentary wine hour each evening in the lobby. Located on the hotel’s 17th-floor penthouse level, WEST Restaurant & Lounge offers 200-degree views and a menu that celebrates the best of California, from seasonal ingredients to boutique wines.
5. CASA DEL MAR
Restored to its former grandeur after a $50-million renovation, the historic Hotel Casa del Mar offers an elegant and sophisticated European lodging experience on the sands of Santa Monica Bay. Unforgettable coastal views of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Santa Monica Pier can be enjoyed from floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the lobby, luxury guestrooms and suites, and the Palm Terrace pool deck. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Catch, offers panoramic oceanfront views to go with an array of fresh seafood dishes, including a daily raw bar, rotating seasonal veggies, small plates for sharing, and live music every Sunday afternoon.
4. HOTEL ERWIN
Hotel Erwin is the only boutique hotel in Venice Beach, located just steps from the world-famous boardwalk, Muscle Beach, and the Pacific Ocean. Brightly-hued, modern guestrooms reflect the eclectic Venice Beach community, and offer views of the city or the ocean. Relax on the hotel’s High Rooftop Lounge, where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, nosh on bar bites, and admire unobstructed 360-degree views of the ocean, Venice Beach, and the mountains.
3. THE PORTOFINO HOTEL & MARINA
Perched on a lush private peninsula on King Harbor near the Redondo Beach Pier, The Portofino Hotel & Marina offers an oasis for business and leisure travelers alike. The oceanfront property emerged from a multi-million dollar renovation with an ocean-themed lobby and a nautical-chic design for the guestrooms and suites. The Portofino boasts quintessential Southern California coastal scenes, from sunsets and sailboats to dolphins and pelicans, framed in the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies throughout the beautiful Redondo Beach resort.
2. TERRANEA RESORT
Situated on 102 acres that overlook the Pacific Ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort is a spectacular coastal property that features 582 guestrooms and suites, including spacious bungalows, casitas and villas. Guests are surrounded on three sides by tranquil waves, with Catalina Island across the channel. Terranea’s coastal setting inspired the resort’s Mediterranean-style design, which offers incredible views throughout the property, from the lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces. Ocean views can also be enjoyed from an award-winning nine-hole golf course, the soothing oceanfront Spa at Terranea, three ocean-view pools, and on-site restaurants such as mar’sel and Nelson’s. Explore hundreds of hiking trails and discover secluded, scenic views along the Palos Verdes Peninsula.