• Palihouse Vintage-hipster chic blocks from Santa Monica beach.
  • Chateau Marmont Old Hollywood glamor in ever-cool West Hollywood.
  • Hotel Indigo A fun, new pad with playful takes on Downtown LA history.
  • Terranea Resort LA’s best five-star beach resort in Palos Verdes.
  • Petit Ermitage Boho elegance and in-house art in West Hollywood.

By Budget



  • Mama Shelter A cheeky, smart-casual hangout in hip-again Hollywood.
  • Hotel Maya Mid-century-meets-Mexican cool in Long Beach.
  • Line Hotel A cool, minimalist hotel in the heart of food-obsessed Koreatown.


  • Montage A sceney rooftop pool and five-star spa steps from Rodeo Dr.
  • Hotel Bel-Air A sophisticated, rustic-chic hideaway in salubrious Bel Air.
  • Malibu Beach Inn Coveted art, ocean views and interiors that make interior designers rave.
  • Shutters on the Beach A New England–style retreat in Santa Monica.
  • Dream Hollywood's latest designer slumber hot spot.

Historic Digs

Hip Hangouts

  • Ace Hotel Cashed-up hipsters and rockers party on at this Downtown hot spot.
  • Dream Vikram Chatwal's clubby chain for fashionable peeps in Hollywood.
  • Mama Shelter Tongue-in-cheek design details and rooftop games in Hollywood.
  • Hotel Indigo A brand-new Downtown pad with blown-up paps waiting by the elevator.
  • Hotel Shangri-La Waterfront digs with a Studio 54–style rooftop bar in Santa Monica.

For Kids

  • Loews Hollywood Steps away from Hollywood attractions and one metro stop from Universal Studios theme park.
  • Casa del Mar A beachfront property within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier's amusement rides.
  • Montage High-end luxury with a dedicated kids' activity center in downtown Beverly Hills.
  • Terranea A top-notch Palos Verdes beach resort with action-packed activities and a 140ft water slide.