What we like to do is “rough” for a week or two and then one or two nights before going home, staying in a luxury hotel. Take a warm shower, and let yourself be pampered. We did it in Alaska, Las Vegas, Peru, London and Los Angeles. Los Angeles has some really high-end high-end places and there’s always a chance to see someone famous. Located in a wide basin of southern California and surrounded by mountains, desert, valleys and the Pacific Ocean, the city of Los Angeles is world famous. The city is huge, both in size and population, with more than 15 million people from around the world inhabiting Los Angeles. The city remains one of the most important centers of the country for trade, energy, aerospace engineering, agriculture, etc.
Los Angeles has been almost in a constant state of “boomtown” since the 19th century. When the transcontinental railway was completed in 1876, people could suddenly travel across the country safely and quickly, but even before that time the area was inhabited by indigenous peoples, then the Spaniards, and finally as a part of Mexico. Since the late 19th century, people have come to Los Angeles for some reason, either to try to find oil in the 1800s or to make it famous in modern-day movies. Whether you’re here to stay for a while or just passing through on business, you want to stay somewhere with a bit of that Los Angeles style the city is known for. So why not take a look at some of these coolest hotels in Los Angeles.
If you are going to stay in the city of the rich and famous then why not live as one for a day or two. The Sunset Marquis is deeply rooted in the music industry and even has a bit of a legendary backstory to go along with. In the summer of 1960, George Rosenthal, a hotel owner and real estate developer, sat in the lounge of the Playboy club in Chicago to discuss with Hugh Hefner the opening of a Playboy Club and hotel on the illustrious Sunset Strip. The catch, however, was that to get the funding, the only person to advance the money to them was Jimmy Hoffa, and unable to pay Hoffa was often detrimental to health. After having the courage to reject Hoffa’s offer, Rosenthal was able to get funds elsewhere, and in 1963 the Sunset Marquis opened its doors.
The hotel is also home to some of the interesting places of interest, such as the Morrison Hotel gallery, which includes fine art, photography, rock legends, and is named in honor of the Doors album of the same name. Nightbird Studios – a recording studio is located in the basement of the hotel where people from Katy Perry to Drake to Miley Cyrus have recorded albums. The recent addition to the hotel is bar 1200. Built in 2005, the bar seats only 60 and is often a meeting place for musicians and celebrities from John Mayer to the Rolling Stones.
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Formerly known as The St.James Club and the Argyle, the Sunset Tower Hotel is an icon of the Sunset Strip. Built in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant the building is an art Deco style model that was popular in the Los Angeles area of the 1930s and 40s. during its early years, the building was sold to Hollywood’s elite as a hotel and apartment, including residents like Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marilyn Monroe, While the penthouse apartment is in the home of Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, John Wayne, who reportedly kept a cow on the balcony for a night of “fresh milk straight from the source for his morning coffee.
In the 1980s, the building was in decline, but a movement to have it renovated and return to its former glory began to occur. The building has been added to the National Register of Historic Sites and now not only do modern stars choose to stay here, but the new and legendary Tower Bar is almost always filled with celebrities.
There are 81 rooms and suites available that attempt to retain the classic art-deco feel of the building’s past while being modern and new with its amenities and features. Large floor-to-ceiling windows are a must and limestone bathrooms with deep soaking tubs provide a relaxing experience. Guests can also take a dip in the pool or try their luck at a table in the Tower Bar.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (see our main photo)
At the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard is the majestic and beautiful Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. The name Waldorf Astoria stands for luxury hotels and before it was bought by the hotel brand, it was known as the Beverly Hilton. The hotel was opened in 1955 by Hilton hotel owner Conrad Hilton, and since 1961 the hotel’s luxury ballroom has been the venue for the Golden Globes awards ceremony.
The rooms here are beautiful with many of them with luxurious views and designed with class in mind. Worktops and Italian marble floors are paired with elegant furniture and modern amenities. Head to the rooftop lounge bar for some of the city’s best views, or book an afternoon at the Waldorf Astoria Spa.
Shutters on the beach
While many iconic Los Angeles area hotels are full of Old Hollywood history and glamour, there are certainly a few modern ones that are some of the best places to stay in the Los Angeles area. One of these luxurious hotspot is the beautiful shutters on the beach. Located in Santa Monica, Shutters on the Beach is right on the beach and was actually the first hotel in the area with direct beach access. The area was first used as a beach club area already in the mid-1920s, but it was not until 1993 that the luxury beach hotel, shutters on the beach was built.
What sets beach shutters apart from many other hotels in Los Angeles, is not only is it right on the beach, but the entire aesthetic of the hotel has been designed to feel like a craftsman-style cottage resort while maintaining a high-quality stay. Essentially shutters on the beach is the West Coast idea of an East Coast beach house. In fact, it fits so well that in 2003 should give something that the hotel was a stand-in for the Hamptons in New York.
Despite the luxurious beach vibe, the atmosphere here is relatively laid-back with a mix of vacationing people, business people traveling for work, and of course the odd celebrity here and there. Rooms have a clean palette design of neutral colors such as sand, wood, and stone, while offering private balconies with ocean views and large, spacious bathrooms with TVs. Jazz concerts and seasonal cocktails are offered regularly and if you are not swimming in the ocean, you can lounge in the pool or jacuzzi and admire it from your lounge chair.
Owned by Hyatt hotels, the Andaz is chic, modern, romantic and, of course, steeped in history. The hotel was opened in 1963 and has long been the center of much musical chaos. Located in west Los Angeles, the hotel is literally a few blocks from most of Los Angeles ‘ major landmarks such as the Laugh Factory, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, and the Viper Room. The proximity to notable clubs and concert halls is why so many bands have had remarkable antics here since the 1960s. ; Jim Morrison is evicted for hanging outside his window, Led Zeppelin rents 6 floors and drummer John Bonham rides a motorcycle through the hallways, and Who’s Keith Moon drops a TV outside the window.
The modern-day Andaz is a little less brash, but remains a pay to the brash roots of rock’ n ‘ roll with art installations decorating the hotel. During the summer, there are DJ shows, a bar, a rooftop pool, and an iconic L. A. hotel, and it’s relatively affordable, with prices starting at 2 200 a night.