Best Hotels in Los Angeles, California

This is a list showing the best hotels in Los Angeles which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you can see given to these hotels are aggregated from several platforms and are always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
The city of Los Angeles or just simply LA is the second-most populous city in the United States. The city is the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California, making it one of the most important cities in the country. The city is nicknamed “the City of Angels” partly because of its Spanish meaning, and it is hugely popular in the US for its Mediterranean climate, sprawling metropolis and ethnic diversity. The city has a broad range of professional and cultural fields making it one of the most visited and diverse cities in the whole of US.
Los Angeles is also famous for being the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. It is ranked highly on global indexes; it is ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index.
Los Angeles is often billed as “the Creative Capital of the World” due to the fact that one in every six resident works in the creative industry. As a matter of fact, there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors and actresses, dancers, musicians living in Los Angeles than any other city in the world.
If you like our list of design hotels in Los Angeles, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in San Diego or luxury hotels in San Francisco.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is an expanding city in southern California and is the center to Hollywood – the American cinema and television industry. Studios such as Warner Brothers, Universal and Paramount Pictures offer behind-the-scenes tours. Some of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles are:

Atwater Village
Atwater Village is a neighborhood located northeast of Los Feliz and south of Glendale and its Glendale Boulevard is lined by restaurants, bakeries, and shops. It is the home to the trendy Golden Road Brewing Company that is popular among beer lovers.

Culver City
Culver City is a neighborhood that is quiet, walkable, and is the home to Sony Pictures Studios, The Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Kirk Douglas Theater. The area is replete with busy bars, a movie theater, and casual and upscale restaurants.

Downtown area of the Los Angeles city is far removed from the beach areas and is full of skyscrapers, markets, gyms, bars, museums, restaurants, coffeeshops, and lovely parks. It is home to stylish areas such as the Arts District and Little Tokyo.

Koreatown is a walkable and diverse neighborhood that is centrally located and has numerous coffeehouses, shops, bars, and restaurants. It is the home to the city’s historic venue – The Wiltern. The public transport is solid and makes it a great neighborhood.

North Hollywood
North Hollywood is a neighborhood that has numerous bars and theaters with live entertainment and some new restaurants. It is the home to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and California Institute of Abnormal Arts.

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Los Angeles Hotels
4.5 Terranea Resort LA

Terranea Oceanfront Resort, Los Angeles


“Just south of Los Angeles, atop the Palo Verdes Peninsula, Terranea offers ocean view guest rooms decked out with luxurious perks such as deep tubs and rain showers.”

4.4 Shutters on the Beach Hotel

Hotel Shutters On The Beach Santa Monica, Los Angeles


“If you ever wondered what an East Hampton mansion would look like if it were conveniently placed on the Santa Monica coastline, this would be it. Shutters is a secretive hideaway, tucked behind the busy streets of Santa Monica.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Los Angeles.

4.3 Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Mama Shelter Hotel, Los Angeles

New York Times

“For a nontraditional Los Angeles hotel, you really can’t go wrong with Mama Shelter. The friendly staff was a huge plus, as its infectious enthusiasm set a welcoming tone throughout the property.”

4.5 Montage Beverly Hills

Hotel Montage Beverly Hills, Los Angeles


“Smack-dab in the center of the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, a credit card’s throw from Rodeo Drive, this resort has it all: beautiful rooms, top-notch service, an excellent spa, and a rooftop restaurant and pool with sweeping views of the city.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Los Angeles.

4.7 Peninsula Beverly Hills

Resort Peninsula Beverly Hills, Los Angeles


“If regular old five-star luxury doesn’t cut it, there’s always the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Just don’t expect a raucous party. Discretion is the order of the day here. Quiet elegance abounds, with conveniences including complimentary around-the clock-check in.”

4.3 Chateau Marmont Los Angeles

Hotel Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles


“Rumor has it The Eagles Grammy Award-winning ‘Hotel California’ was inspired by this iconic chateau at the eastern edge of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. You’ll feel like a celeb yourself as you ride the elevator straight from the garage to your room, avoiding the front desk staff and the paparazzi.”