Must see hotels in Los Angeles

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    Terranea

    Nature trails wrap this 120-acre property, skirt the wild coast and are open to the public at LA’s best five-star beach resort. Rooms are flooded with…

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    Petit Ermitage

    Bohemian-chic environs with Turkish rugs, old-world antiques, rooftop bars and fine booze set apart this intimate, one-of-a-kind hotel. No two of its 79…

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    Palihouse

    LA's grooviest hotel brand (not named Ace) occupies the 38 rooms, studios and one-bedroom apartments of the 1927 Spanish Colonial Embassy Hotel, with…

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    Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

    At the heart of the action, the Roosevelt heaves with Hollywood lore: Shirley Temple learned to tap dance on the stairs off the lobby, Marilyn Monroe shot…

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    Montage

    Drawing on-point eye candy and serious wealth, the 201-room Montage balances elegance with warmth and affability. Models and moguls lunch by the gorgeous…

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    Malibu Beach Inn

    This intimate, adult-oriented hacienda was recently given a four-star upgrade by Waldo Hernandez, celebrity designer who has done work for the likes of…

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    Mondrian

    This chic, sleek tower has been an LA showplace since the 1990s. Giant doors facing the Sunset Strip frame the entrance, opening to a lobby of minimalist…

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    Bissell House B&B

    Antiques, hardwood floors and a crackling fireplace make this secluded Victorian (1887) B&B on ‘Millionaire’s Row’ a bastion of warmth and romance. The…

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    Hotel Indigo

    This freshly minted, 350-room property celebrates Downtown's colorful backstory: wagon-shaped lobby lights pay tribute to the Fiesta de Las Flores, blown…

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    Hotel Maya

    West of the Queen Mary, this boutique, waterside property hits you with hip immediately upon entering the rusted-steel, glass and magenta-paneled lobby…

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    Mama Shelter

    Hip, affordable Mama Shelter keeps things playful with its lobby gumball machines, foosball table and live streaming of guests' selfies and videos…

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    Line Hotel

    Behind the Line is Roy Choi, the man who sparked the LA food-truck revolution and became a celebrity chef. Interiors are sleek and industrial: think …

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    Chateau Marmont

    The French-flavored indulgence may look dated, but this faux castle has long lured A-listers with its hilltop perch, five-star mystique and legendary…

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    Pavilion Hotel

    This low-slung, sweet but not swanky resort feels much more intimate than its 71 units would suggest. Rooms have attractive rattan furnishings, comfy beds…

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    Shutters on the Beach

    Bringing classic Cape Cod charm to the Pacific coast, the 198 rooms here have a beach-cottage feel with marble baths, wood floors, spectacular ocean views…

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    Beach House at Hermosa Beach

    This upscale beachfront inn epitomizes California’s laid-back lifestyle. Open the balcony door of your lofty ocean-view suite to let in the ocean breezes,…

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    Dream

    This 179-room complex is inspired by mid-century style and designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group. It's a hip, sceney spot, with a massive rooftop pool…

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    Langham

    Opened as the Huntington Hotel in 1906, this place spent several decades as the Ritz-Carlton before recently donning the robes of Langham. But some things…

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    Shade Hotel

    Look for cool, subdued craftsman-inspired design with splashes of color. All rooms have outdoor space and marble bathrooms with spa tubs big enough for…

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    Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

    The stats alone are impressive for DTLA's newest showplace (opened 2017): tallest building west of Chicago, 889 guest rooms, 38 elevators, 7,000 sq ft…