Sleeping with the Stars at Los Angeles' Top Hotels

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.

Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles
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To stay at one of the prettiest hotels in L.A., head for the Langham Huntington in Pasadena. Just 9 miles from the heart of downtown, the Langham will make you feel a million miles from the madding crowd. Lush grounds (make sure to wander in the...  Read More



The venerable Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel sure looks good for her age. Built in 1928 and the home to the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, it is still a mecca of cool, from the suite that Marilyn Monroe lived in to the Tropicana Bar perched...  Read More

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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The Loews Hollywood Hotel is right in the heart of the beast – the Hollywood beast, that is. Located just behind the Hollywood & Highland retail complex that houses the Dolby Theatre (where the Academy Awards are awarded) and steps from...  Read More

Sunset Marquis
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There are plenty of posh hotels along the Sunset Strip, but there is only one that combines a serious rock 'n roll sensibility with a very private, very luxurious feel. Yes, this is the place where Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Tyler...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
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If you love sea, sails and salt air, then the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey should be your L.A. home away from home. Just a few miles north along the beach from LAX, the Ritz is a classically beautiful hotel overlooking the massive marina that...  Read More

Hotel Casa Del Mar
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When it comes to fabulous beachfront living, look no further than Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Here you'll find a room (or a suite) with a view – of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica pier and Ferris wheel, and the glistening Strand....  Read More

The Beverly Hilton
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The Beverly Hilton Hotel was the jewel in the crown of Conrad Hilton's hotel chain when it was built in 1953. Situated at the bustling corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, the recently renovated hotel is the home of the Golden Globe...  Read More

Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel
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Still known as the "Pretty Woman" hotel (as memorable scenes from that classic film were shot here), management of the Beverly Wilshire was recently taken over by the Four Seasons Hotels and it shows. Impeccable service and beautiful rooms...  Read More

Montage Beverly Hills
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The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel is a gem, located steps from Rodeo Drive and the rest of the BH shopping district. Boasting 55 suites, 201 rooms and Spa Montage (20,000 square feet of bliss), the hotel was the first in Southern California to...  Read More



The Four Seasons is the undisputed king of L.A. hotels. For this is where the staff prides itself on knowing the clientele personally and catering to every guest's specific needs. You'll know you've made the "A" list from the moment you enter...  Read More


Meet Jenny Peters

Jenny Peters – aka Jet Set Jen – is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, editor and party columnist specializing in travel, entertainment, film, food, wine, fashion and the other good...  More About Jenny