The Most Iconic Hotels in Los Angeles

If the star treatment is what you seek, consider these City of Angels hotspots absolute must-stays.

If you’re going to Los Angeles, you’ll have no shortage of lodging options. But to get the most out of your getaway, don’t be hasty in your hunt. If you can swing it, why stay in any run-of-the-mill hotel when you could book one of these 13 dreamy hotels in Los Angeles.

From the most historic spots in Hollywood to the most exclusive suites on Earth, these are the most iconic hotels in all of Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Roosevelt, Hollywood

facade of famous historic Roosevelt Hotel

Since 1927, the Hollywood Roosevelt has been one of the most popular and prestigious hotels in the City of Angels. These days, guests pay a pretty penny to stay in this Golden era gem.

Whether you stay in the Marilyn Monroe Suite or one of the coveted cabanas, you’re in for a glittering old Hollywood experience. Take a stroll down the walk of fame for some shopping and sightseeing. Then glamourous-ly lounge by the palm-shaded pool. No matter what you do, you’ll be taking part in Hollywood history in the most iconic of ways.

The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Hotel facade

The Beverly Hills Hotel has been giving its guests the star treatment since 1912. And its sign is one of the most recognizable logos in cinema history. Surrounded by 12 acres of tropical garden, you’ll have your pick of a suite or bungalow.

Make sure you dine at the pool lounge — you may very well be dining next to Hollywood royalty. This hotel is famous for hosting A-Listers who lunch.

The Ace, Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles containing the United Artists Theatre.

The Ace is a happening hub for artists and creatives staying in Los Angeles. Unlike some of the other iconic spots, this one has more rate flexibility. And you won’t have to travel far for a good time.

If you’re any kind of art enthusiast, you’ll be booking the right place. The Ace is attached to a theatre hosting concerts, festivals, and film screenings. You’ll also get to attend exciting events at the rooftop bar.

The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

Beverly Hilton Hotel logo sign side angle close up with hotel facade logo in background

The who’s who of Hollywood have been checking into The Beverly Hilton since 1955. And you’ll get what you pay for in this remarkable tinsel town relic.

No matter which standard, tropical-inspired cabana room, and/or suite you stay in, you’ll likely cross paths with someone famous in the past or present, especially during awards season. So keep those star-studded eyes wide open.

Hotel Bel Air, Bel Air

Hotel Bel-Air exterior wall and logo surrounded by palms.

Nestled in the canyons of Bel-Air, this timeless hotel is as lavish, legendary, and exclusive as Hollywood estates come. Secluded and swanky, the rooms come with wood-burning fireplaces, limestone floors, and private gardens. And you never know who you might see wandering the gorgeously green 12-acre property.

This five-star hotel has undergone a full overhaul to become even more luxurious. However, it remains reminiscent of Old Hollywood in the heart of Bel-Air.

W Hollywood, West Hollywood

Hollywood Walk of Fame. Big Red W. Hollywood|Vine Metro Red Line Station sign.

If you and your friends want to stay in a forever fun skyrise, you can’t go wrong with The W. It’s located at the famous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine.

Most notably, you’ll be staying in the lively heart of Hollywood. So get out and about and relive all the movie magic and crowd-filled madness.

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Nobu Ryokan, Malibu

view of Malibu coast line from hotel
Nobu Hotels Official Website

This Japanese-inspired, oceanfront boutique hotel is one of the most sought-after spots to stay in all of Malibu. In part, that’s because it’s next door to the ritzy coastal community’s most famous sushi restaurant, Nobu.

While the Nobu Ryokan only has 16 accommodations, it packs a luxury-loaded punch. If you’ve ever fantasized about soaking in a teak tub while watching the sunset set over the pacific from your patio, now’s your chance to live the dream. Many of the celebs who hang out here would likely agree it’s worth the price.

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Low angle shot of the facade of the highly anticipated and newly opened Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

This urban oasis may be one of the newest hotels on the Beverly Hills block, but it’s made quite a name for itself. While The Waldorf Astoria in New York is a notably tough act to follow, the Beverly Hills location has won some highly coveted awards, including the Forbes Five Star Award.

And if you’re looking for “the best in California lifestyle and luxury,” this elegant hotel is the one to book.

The Intercontinental, Downtown Los Angeles

view across South Park area of Downtown at Sunset with Wilshire Grand/Intercontinental Hotel in foreground, Staples Center in midground

If you think this world-class hotel in the 73-story-tall Wilshire Grand Building is a sight to see, just wait until you lay eyes on the view from your room. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll be staying in the height of modern, British elegance.

And you won’t be the only one welcomed into the lap of LA luxury. This premier hotel offers pet-friendly packages, so bring your pet along!

The Line LA, Koreatown

outside of The Line LA in Koreatown
The Line LA Official Website

If you’re looking for some of the best food you’ll ever have the luxury of eating, do yourself a favor and head to Koreatown. To really get your authentically LA fill, stay at the LINE LA. This industrial-chic hotel was once the home of iconic writer Hunter S. Thompson and other famous figures who graced its corridors.

In this truly one-of-a-kind find, each room boasts a distinctly cool and cozy vibe that’ll help you feel right at home. And after a dip in the sun-soaked, year-round pool, you might be tempted to extend your stay too.

Viceroy, Santa Monica

pool at the Viceroy
Viceroy Official Website

There are a lot of pricey places worth booking in Santa Monica. The Viceroy is just as luxurious as many of them. However, it’s way more fairly priced and frequently offers deals.

Just minutes from the beach, your stay at this ultra-chic and comfortable hotspot will prove that it’s worth every penny. And it’s remained a beloved LA icon for around twenty years.

Beverly Wilshire

A view of Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wilshire Blvd

Nothing says “I’m living the high life” quite like a night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Located across from Rodeo Drive, the best of Hollywood shopping and five-star dining will only be a few steps away.

This iconic hotel is famed for balancing contemporary elegance with timeless approachability. It’s also been the temporary home of legends like Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty, and Steve McQueen.

Chateau Marmont, Hollywood

The Famous luxury hotel Chateau Marmont located in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

You’ll find very few photographs of celebrities hanging at the Chateau Marmont. But that’s why stars continue spending so much time here. In fact, this legendary hotel is more frequented by the rich and insanely-famous than any other hotel in Los Angeles. And it’s been a haven for the Hollywood elite since 1929.

Dubbed the gateway to the Sunset Strip, this classic California dream was built to be earthquake-proof. Almost 100 years later, its ability to charm the masses remains intact. You’ll not only be mingling with tinsel town’s biggest names, but you’ll also be eating dinner next to them on a nightly basis and lounging near each other at the pool. Before you know it, you’ll start to feel like a star yourself.

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