Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Top choice historic hotel in Hollywood

Roosevelt heaves with Hollywood lore: Shirley Temple learned to tap dance on the stairs off the lobby, Marilyn Monroe shot her first print ad by the pool (later decorated by David Hockney) and the ghost of actor Montgomery Clift can still be heard playing the bugle. Poolside rooms channel a modernist, Palm Springs vibe, while those in the main building mix contemporary and 1920s accents.

All rooms and suites come with cushy beds and super-plump pillows, large flat screens, Davines amenities and bottled cocktails. Thoughtful touches include power sockets by the nightstand. Optional room wi-fi is charged at a cheeky $15 per day. The hotel puts you in the heart of the Hollywood action, though the property itself harbors a number of standout venues, including cocktail den Teddy's Bar. Parking is $42.