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Live it up at L.A.’s best luxury hotels

Treat yourself to a decadent stay with no expense spared at one of the best luxury hotels in Los Angeles

Photograph: Courtesy Terranea
By Alex Schechter |
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Let's be honest, there’s no such thing as too much luxury in Los Angeles. Especially when you’re sleeping in Liz Taylor’s honeymoon bungalow (or at least, one of her honeymoons).

From tropical beach cottages to high-style penthouse suites (and all the gourmet, 24-hour room service your taste buds can handle), these landing spots showcase the best of L.A. opulence. With lavish rooftop bars, pools and some of the best spa services in town, the offerings of these luxury lodgings can’t be beat.

Oh, and while you’d be correct to assume that the highest concentration of five-star properties exists in and around Beverly Hills, our lists proves you don’t have to be limited to the Westside when you’re after some white-glove service at L.A.’s best luxury hotels.

The 10 best luxury hotels in L.A.

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Hotels, Boutique hotels

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

icon-location-pin Beverly Hills/Bel-Air

Warm and luxurious, the high-end Viceroy L’Ermitage creates the perfect spa retreat with its tasteful interiors, gold accents and acclaimed French bistro, Avec Nous. There’s special attention given to pets and children, too, so no part of the family goes untended. Plus, if you need a little assistance planning on what to do in and around the city, they offer customized excursion planning - so you can say goodbye to late nights spent searching for deals online. 

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terranea, terranea resort, palos verdes
Photograph: Courtesy Terranea Resort
Hotels, Boutique hotels

Terranea

icon-location-pin Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates

Welcome to paradise. Situated on an oceanside bluff in posh Rancho Palos Verdes, the picturesque resort is a Shangri-la of relaxation and resort life. The 102-acre resort boasts a nine-hole golf course, spa, four pools (including adult-only), and eight restaurants, as well as access to paddleboarding, snorkelling and horseback riding, so getting bored isn't really an option.

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London West Hollywood
Photograph: Courtesy The London West Hollywood
Hotels, Boutique hotels

The London West Hollywood

icon-location-pin West Hollywood

A discreet, sophisticated vibe permeates The London West Hollywood, which sits on a quiet side street and maintains a healthy distance (geographically and otherwise) from all the action on the Sunset Strip. Heavily focused on design and VIP amenities, the hotel makes a great choice for out-of-towners looking to be pampered.

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Shutters
Hotels, Boutique hotels

Shutters on the Beach

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Formerly a cool retreat for hot Hollywood stars and now a sister to Casa del Mar, Shutters has a relaxed but decidedly upscale style. Filled with comfortable sofas, club chairs and prints by modern masters such as David Hockney, the lobby mirrors the beach-cottage ambience of the rooms and suites. Guests who prefer gentle pampering to the myriad outdoor beach activities can spend a day at the spa or sit poolside sipping wine and taking in the ocean views.

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Peninsula Beverly Hills
Photograph: Courtesy Peninsula Beverly Hills
Hotels, Spa hotels

Peninsula Beverly Hills

icon-location-pin Beverly Hills

In addition to the A-listers you’ll encounter while staying here, this 5-star haunt actually lets you pretend to be one. The lush, secluded Beverly Hills property is designed like a glamorous French chateau and attracts a roster of celebs, jetsetters and bon vivants with its destination spa, 60-foot rooftop pool and signature Afternoon Tea program.

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Photograph: Courtesy The Beverly Hills Hotel
Hotels, Spa hotels

The Beverly Hills Hotel

icon-location-pin Beverly Hills/Bel-Air

With its tucked-away location at the foot of the Hollywood Hills, in one of the nation’s most well-known zip codes, the Beverly Hills Hotel is a bucket list item for Hollywood elite and starry-eyed travelers. More than a century since opening, the hotel still manages to keep up it's legacy with an aura of glamour, thanks to discreet pink bungalows and the timeless Polo Lounge café.

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Hollywood Roosevelt
Photograph: Courtesy The Hollywood Roosevelt
Hotels, Boutique hotels

Hollywood Roosevelt

icon-location-pin Hollywood

With 1950s-style cabanas and a refreshingly chilled-out pool culture, the retro-fabulous Hollywood Roosevelt offers glamor minus the cheap thrills. There’s also a library-themed cocktail bar, a swank, two-lane bowling alley and a 24-hour burger bar, so despite all the temptations along Hollywood Blvd, you never really have to leave the building.

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Hotels, Boutique hotels

Mr. C Beverly Hills

icon-location-pin Beverly Hills/Bel-Air

This bespoke hotel located around a mile from Rodeo Drive oozes Beverly Hills luxury. Timeless and sophisticated, Mr. C evokes a sense of old school Hollywood glamour in the hotel's communal areas, which jubilantly mixes with contemporary-style decor in the living spaces. From complimentary cocktails upon check-in to in-room spa treatments, life is good–and expensive–when you stay at Mr. C. After all, this is a Leading Hotel of the World with the accolades to prove it.

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Beverly Wilshire
Photograph: Courtesy Beverly Wilshire
Hotels, Spa hotels

Beverly Wilshire

icon-location-pin Beverly Hills

With its gas lamps, cobblestone driveway and 1920s exterior, the Beverly Wilshire is easily one of Beverly Hills’ most recognizable—and certainly most historic—luxury addresses. For those attracted to culinary thrills, this is the spot to be: a Michelin-starred restaurant occupies the ground floor (CUT by food maestro Wolfgang Puck), with views out to Rodeo Drive across the street. 

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Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and Lounge
Hotels

Hotel Bel-Air

icon-location-pin Bel Air

This elite and quietly decadent Mission-style ’20s hotel, a deamy getaway on 12 fairytale acres of lush landscaping, reopened in 2011 after a major two-year overhaul. The additions—which include lofts and hillside suites, a spa and fitness center, plus upgraded room features—are impressive, but thankfully the overall vibe hasn’t changed much: Guests still enjoy spending long afternoons by the pool, meandering through the gardens or subtly trying to spot which Hollywood player is sitting at the next table in the Wolfgang Puck restaurant.

Perhaps you’re looking for a beachside stay?

Casa del Mar
Photograph: Courtesy Lisa Romerein
Hotels

The best hotels on the beach in L.A.

At these spots you’ll find ocean breezes, crashing waves and relaxation galore. From secluded spots along the prettiest shores in L.A. to swanky suites in Santa Monica, these are the best hotels on the beach.

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