From its gorgeous beaches to its highest hills, Los Angeles sprawls for miles and miles and boasts some of America's best hotels, places where luxurious living is par for the course. If you're traveling to the City of Angels, first choose the part of town that suits your fancy, for as everyone knows, the traffic in this town can be brutal. Which means you'll want to stay near the people and places you've come to visit and to see. Be it Hollywood, Beverly Hills or by the beach, there's plenty of top-notch choices where the beds are perfect, the food divine, the service exemplary and the scene by the pool an experience that takes on a life of its own. Know that these truly are the best in town, which means elevated prices commensurate with the high quality of service, amenities and prime locations that each hotel offers. Expect to pay extra for valet parking your must-have rental car as well, for that is the norm everywhere in this city. No matter which of these gorgeous properties you choose as your L.A. home base, don't be surprised if you find yourself rubbing shoulders with a famous celebrity in the hotel's lobby, bar or elevator. After all, this is Tinseltown.