Beverly Hills, famous for being one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the United States, is known for featuring possibly the best high-fashion shopping district in the US; Rodeo Drive. Beverly Hills is also known for its high-end lounges and eateries, many of which are some of the city’s top fashion and entertainment industry hotspots. As you might expect, the hotels in Beverly Hills match its reputation for class and luxury. The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons property), L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, and the Peninsula Beverly Hills are great five-star lodging options in the area.
Hollywood is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, known as the epicenter of the entertainment industry in LA. Neighboring West Hollywood features the legendary Sunset Strip, famous for being the central hub of LA rock culture in the 1980s, and is known for its thriving hipster nightlife and gay scene. For four-star lodging in Hollywood, you might stay at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Redbury at Hollywood and Vine, or the W Hollywood, all conveniently located in the midst of all the Central Hollywood action. The Hollywood Historic Hotel and the Hollywood City Inn are great budget choices for those looking to stay in Hollywood. West Hollywood is one of the coolest places to in the country when it comes to lodging, known for its swanky and classic hotels which are dripping with old Hollywood character and culture. For the best of the authentic West Hollywood experience, you might consider staying at famous hotels such as the Chateau Marmont, the Standard Hotel, or the Mondrian Hotel.
Venice Beach is one of the top tourist attractions in Los Angeles, known for its free-thinking bohemian attitude and it’s legendary boardwalk which is lined with a colorful assortment of street performers and vendors of any imaginable variety. The Hotel Erwin is a great choice of lodging for those looking to stay in Venice Beach, featuring a rooftop lounge overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an excellent farm-to-table restaurant on the premises. The Venice Beach Suites and Hotel is another great choice, as is the Inn at Venice Beach.
If you are looking to experience the poshest of the posh that LA has to offer, you may want to stay in Malibu. Not only will you find an ample selection of world-class shopping boutiques and some of the most prestigious restaurants and lounges in the city, but you will also bare witness to the most beautiful beaches in So Cal along the coast of Malibu. If you want to pamper yourself with a relaxing beachfront getaway in the midst of the hustle and bustle of LA, Malibu may be your destination of choice. The ocean-front Malibu Beach Inn is the premier high-end Malibu resort property and is likely where you will want to stay if cost is no object. The Malibu Motel is another great option; a quaint, 18 room retro-styled boutique property that will appeal to those with a taste for unique and interesting aesthetics.
Downtown LA is home to Los Angeles’ Financial District, some of the city’s most prominent music/performance halls and museums, Little Tokyo and Chinatown (two of the US’s most important Asian-American communities), and historic Dodger Stadium. Whether in LA for business or pleasure, Downtown is definitely one of its most relevant neighborhoods. Four-star accommodations in the area include the Westin-Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, and the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown. If you want to stay Downtown on a budget, you might consider lodging options such as the Cecil Hotel, Stay on Main, and Knights Inn Los Angeles.