Best hotels in Los Angeles, California

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Los Angeles which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

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.”

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 Palihouse Santa Monica

Aparthotel Palihouse Santa Monica, Los Angeles


“It’s easy to feel like a local at the Palihouse, a elegant boutique hotel tucked away in a leafy, residential corner of Santa Monica. Its roomy, apartment-style residences make for a glamorous home away from home.”

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.”

4.1 Line Hotel Los Angeles

The Line Hotel, Los Angeles

New York Times

“The Line Hotel retains some of the stripped-concrete walls and industrial-chic aesthetic. This new hotel is shaping up to be the “it” location for night owls and adventurous omnivores. Its biggest accomplishment is introducing visitors to the gems of little-known Koreatown.”

4.3 Hotel Indigo LA

Hotel Indigo Downtown, Los Angeles

Lonely Planet

“This freshly minted, 350-room property celebrates Downtown’s colorful backstory: wagon-shaped lobby lights pay tribute to the Fiesta de Las Flores, blown-up paparazzi shots around the elevators nod to vaudeville and early movie days.”