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is filled with hotels of all varieties and price ranges. Whether you want to stick to your budget or you have extra money to splurge on a truly extravagant experience, there is a hotel for you in LA. Figure out which part of the city you want to stay in and which amenities you care most about, then browse the various options. You can find hotels with pillow-top beds, complimentary breakfasts, on-site restaurants or bars, fitness centers, swimming pools, and more.
From major national and international chains to local one-of-a-kind hotels, Los Angeles has every type of accommodation you could want. Out of all the hotels in Southern California, the Peninsula Beverly Hills is the only one to have received a Forbes Five Star rating and an AAA Five Diamond rating each year since 1993. There are 195 guest rooms, which include 17 private villas and 38 suites. The villas are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There are a total of six types of rooms and nine types of suites.
The most basic accommodations, the Superior Rooms, are far from simple with custom-made furnishings, case goods, and carpeting. Choose a room with a king or two double beds. All have marble bathrooms, ergonomic work desks, seating areas, wireless internet, at least 40-inch LCD HDTVs, fully stocked minibars, and in-room safes. Rooms can include kitchenettes, sitting areas, fireplaces, private entrances, and/or Jacuzzis. The property is pet friendly and your pooch can be pampered with beds, treats, and towels that are personalized.
Reserve one of the 12 rooftop cabanas to get a spa treatment, dine, or just relax. Or you can make an appointment at the Peninsula Spa itself, which includes a 60-foot outdoor pool with heating. Dine at the Belvedere, which includes a terrace for dining al fresco, or have a Peninsula Afternoon Tea in the living room or get a drink in the club bar.
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, Phone: 310-551-2888 Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is among the finest luxury hotels in the area, combining the feel of a gracious urban residence and a private club. Complimentary wireless internet is found across the property and guests get free local and toll-free calls. Pets weighing 50 lbs. and less are welcome and will even get pampered.
Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome beverage and amenity, and there is nightly turndown service. Adjoining suites are available. All rooms have custom-designed furniture, a grand lounge and seating area, a runway-like dressing room, curated artwork, marble bathrooms, and private walk-out balconies featuring French doors along with basic amenities such as hairdryers, in-room bars, Nespresso machines, and bedside USB ports. When visiting local landmarks, guests can take advantage of the complimentary car service.
Stay on the property and head to the rooftop pool for 360-degree views or a private cabana. Work out in the fitness center or relax in the spa. Families will appreciate the complimentary strollers, board games, books, bath and pool toys, and available babysitting services. Dine at Avec Nous, the hotel’s contemporary restaurant, which is inspired by a classic French bistro.
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, Phone: 310-278-3344 Grafton on Sunset is West Hollywood's premiere boutique travel retreat, housed on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard. Over 100 guest rooms and suites are available for overnight stay, featuring contemporary design elements emphasizing leather, metal, and illumination elements.
All rooms feature top amenities such as minibars, high-definition televisions, and in-room safes, with pet-friendly rooms available for travel with four-legged friends. The retreat is home to Sunset Boulevard's largest saltwater swimming pool, along with a full-service health club, fitness center, and business center.
Other guest amenities include the hip Bar20, which serves up happy hour dining and drink specials in a guitar-themed cocktail lounge environment. 8462 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069, Phone: 877-561-2350 Cinema Suites is a bed and breakfast perfect for those who want to be pampered but feel as if they are at home. The building has an eccentric and kitschy feel with carefully selected furniture.
The building’s historical feel is complemented by free wireless internet. Each individually designed room has air-conditioning, a private remodeled bathroom, and DirecTV featuring 46 movie channels. Room amenities can include garden views, private patios, custom bathroom tiles, private libraries, makeup tables or writing desks, and/or blackout drapes or blinds.
Alternatively, the Guest House has a spacious bathroom with shower and tub, a quiet garden patio, and a writing desk plus the other amenities.
The backyard is perfect for relaxing and taking advantage of the gorgeous Los Angeles weather. Guests can chill out in the living and dining rooms during the day, where you will find comfortable sofas and more. Cinema Suites is in the middle of Los Angeles, so it is only minutes away from downtown, Hollywood, or Beverly Hills.
A hot breakfast is served each morning between 7:30am and 9:30am and there is also gourmet organic coffee every morning. 925 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 323-272-3160 For a boutique bed and breakfast experience, consider Hollywood Pensione. This eco-conscious boutique is in a historic Hollywood craftsman from 1915.
The rooms are eco-pure and feature pillow-top mattresses, spa-like bath amenities, 1,500 thread count linens, and flat-panel TVs with more than 200 channels. Each room has its own personality with a queen bed and full bath.
You can choose a room with a classic claw foot tub and shower combination for soaking or a stand-up shower. Guests can stroll around the lush private grounds and sit in the sun or shade to read, work, or just relax.
You will find numerous private alcoves or can sit in a communal area to interact with other guests. Upstairs, you will find an outdoor deck off the lounge that is shaded by a 100-year-old avocado tree.
Or sit in the upstairs lounge where you will find large chairs, desks, and couches. The property has free parking and free wireless internet. Guests can use the full kitchen and laundry facilities along with the private fridge. The day begins with a continental breakfast, which starts before 8:00am.
Premium tea and coffee are available 24/7. 1845 N. Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 323-745-5002 The Sunshine LA B&B does everything they can to make sure that your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
There is free wireless internet so guests can stay connected at all times. There is also a mini-fridge for guest use. The room features a queen bed and cable TV along with hardwood floors and room for two people. There is a private bathroom with a shower, towels, fresh linens, fine toiletries, a coffeemaker, a table, chairs, and a microwave. When not in your room, sit in the outside area with a table and chairs that lets you enjoy the gorgeous Los Angeles weather.
Sit at a traditional patio table or relax on a bench seating. Find some shade under a fruit tree or just soak up the sun. Every day begins with a delicious fresh breakfast. It varies slightly every day but includes an assortment of pastries, yogurt, fruit, juice, and more. 1335 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys, CA, Phone: 818-634-3068 More: , , , , , , , , , , This secluded bed and breakfast offers privacy along with the comforts of home without any hassles like cleaning or cooking.
The separate suite has a private bathroom with fresh linens, lush towels, and a basket of complimentary luxury toiletries. The king bed is incredibly comfortable and there is also a table with two chairs, a maker for coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, a microwave, and a fridge filled with complimentary juice, soda, and bottled water.
Other amenities include wireless internet, central air-conditioning, cable TV, a DVD player, a writing desk, and street parking. There is a small private bedroom and private bath in the main house with a queen bed, desk, walk-in closet, armchair, coffee table, cable TV and DVD player, ceiling fan, central air, and fresh fruit.
The suite’s sliding doors open onto the property’s lush garden. There is also a pool to cool off in and a range of seating areas in the sun and shade. There is even a romantic swing for two people and a BBQ. If you want, you can borrow a laptop, GPS, or local cell phone during your stay. There is also a washing machine and dryer you can use. The room rate always includes breakfast and you can opt for a three-course dinner if you want.
15216 Harstook St., Sherman Oaks, CA, Phone: 888-757-1926 More: , , , , , , , The Rochester Mansion is part of Anderson Estates, an estate with five neighboring homes, and offers a range of accommodation types.
Overall, the entire property lets you choose from a shared or private room or even a dorm, giving guests a unique hostel experience. The Rochester Mansion was home of Eddie Rochester Anderson, the very first African American in Hollywood to be nationally syndicated. It combines Old Hollywood charm with wireless internet and other modern amenities. When you want to cool off, head out to the property’s large pool for a swim. Sit in the living room, which has recently been refurbished and includes a bar, antique chandeliers, and an indoor fireplace.
Breakfast is always included in your stay. Guests can access the full kitchen at other times and take advantage of the laundry facilities. Eat meals inside or outside, depending on your preference. 1932 Rochester Circle, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 404-710-0454 More: , , , , , The Sanborn Guest House appeals to holiday travelers as well as those on business trips by offering many amenities of home in one of the most charming residential neighborhoods of LA.
Each of the guest units has private bathrooms, TVs, wireless internet, ceiling fans, parking, private entrances, and queen beds. The guest suite adds a living room and sitting room. The suite in particular is very spacious and beautifully decorated. The guest room is slightly smaller but still more than spacious enough for travelers to relax in and stretch out. The two accommodations can access the guest kitchen, which they share. This is fully stocked with pots, pans, and utensils along with everything you expect in a kitchen like a fridge, stove, oven, and sink plus a small table with chairs.
The building is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted on the grounds or porches. Guests will find the garden to be very relaxing and the property is gated to stop outside disturbances from entering.
1005 ½ Sanborn Ave, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 323-455-3910 More: , , , , , SLS Beverly Hills provides guests with a luxurious experience. This luxury hotel has a boutique style and rooms feature designs from Philippe Starck. The 297 guest rooms and suites are incredibly modern with classic elegance.
There are unique rooms, including six lifestyle suites that feature gym equipment for personal use and the two hypoallergenic Pure Rooms. All rooms have amenities like 40-inch Sony high-definition TVs with On Demand channels, a DVD/CD player, Bose radio and iPod docking stations, pillow-top beds with organic cotton or goose down, and oversized soaking tubs.
When you want to relax and be pampered, book an appointment at the Ciel Spa or go for a swim on the roof-top Altitude Pool, which offers views of the ocean, the Hollywood Sign, and Los Angeles. On weekend afternoons, a DJ plays music at the pool. Use the lounge chairs or reserve a cabana. Guests can use the 24/7 fitness center with its 2,500 square feet of space.
Enjoy a meal from Chef Jose Andres and his team at the Bazaar with its indoor piazza. Or try Tres, also by Chef Andres, with its seclusion and sophistication, including books, fireplaces, and cozy nooks along with comfort food featuring a twist. Extra indulgences are available, including champagne, wine, and sweet treats.
465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 310-247-0400 The Beverly Hills Hotel, also referred to as the “Pink Palace,” has a strong reputation for its legendary service and guests, including Hollywood stars. This five-star hotel has 12 acres of tropical gardens with exotic flowers and has been renovated to maintain its flair and comfort. Guests can stay in a room, suite, or private bungalow. Rooms have bespoke linen beds, full marble bathrooms, 42-inch HD Bang & Olufsen TVs, three multi-line phones, high-speed wireless internet, a gourmet mini-bar, your choice of four daily papers, and complimentary extras.
You can also choose accommodations with a balcony, work desks, separate living areas, and private patios. The relaxing pool is lined with palm trees and has luxury private cabanas. Take advantage of the complimentary poolside delight. The spa staff is ready to pamper guests in the six treatment rooms, which include two couple’s suites. It also has a 24-hour fitness studio as well as separate steam and saunas for males and females plus a beauty salon.
Have a meal and some wine at Cabana Café for al fresco dining or relax with light jazz from live music at the Polo Lounge, where you may spot celebrities. Sip a signature cocktail while enjoying the view at Bar Nineteen 12, along with a light bite to eat. 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, Phone: 310-276-2251 The Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles sits on 12 acres of land, filled with landscaped gardens and the rich and famous.
Everyone who stays at this hotel is treated like royalty in a gorgeous room with luxurious appointments. The contemporary guest rooms have the latest amenities, including iPads, integrated media hubs in the desks, and Bang & Olufsen televisions.
There are 45 suites, including signature options that are one-of-a-kind and include fireplaces and garden patios. The Presidential Suite even includes an infinity pool and private courtyard plus bar. All rooms also have signature limestone floors with natural wood ceilings, high-speed wireless internet, Egyptian cotton bedding, and heated limestone floors in a marble bathroom that also has a spa tub and built-in TV.
Guests can head to the Hotel Bel-Air Spa to get pampered. Treatments include radiance rituals, hot stone massages, and more, and all treatments use the finest products. The spa has seven treatment rooms along with a couple’s enclave and spacious relaxation areas. Dine at Wolfgang Puck for modern California dishes with influences from the Mediterranean and Europe. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 310-472-1211 The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills deserves its reputation as an icon with sun-filled rooms and glamourous luxury.
All rooms have wireless internet along with iPads so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own device along. Rooms have amenities like full marble bathrooms with make-up stools and TV/radios, French doors with step-out balconies, DVD/CD players, down pillows and duvets, hypoallergenic pillows upon request, thick terry robes, irons, housekeeping twice a day, and multi-line phones with voicemail.
You can also opt for a suite with extra amenities such as sitting rooms, full-size sleeper sofas, and multiple rooms or bathrooms. Guests can take advantage of the outdoor pool along with the poolside cabanas for privacy and shade.
Get a snack or drink at the poolside café or head over to the open-air fitness center for a workout. When you want to relax, visit the full-service spa that also includes a nail salon.
Guests have access to a complimentary house car for transportation to local dining and shopping. Every morning, you will find complimentary tea, coffee, and muffins in the lobby along with fresh fruit and bottled water in the fitness center all day long.
Eat at the Cabana Restaurant, Windows Lounge, or Culina. 300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 310-273-2222 The Sunset Tower Hotel provides guests with a comfortable experience in their choice of room or suites.
Each guest room includes fine Egyptian linens, bath products from Kiehl’s, a flat-screen TV, an iPod station, movies and music on command, wireless internet, custom artwork and furnishings, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, in-room spa sessions, complimentary Nespresso, gourmet mini-bars, and 24-hour room service.
Suites have the same amenities but are even more spacious. Pets are welcome for an additional fee, which includes treats, beds, and bowls plus clean-up. The pool has a backdrop of city views and plenty of lounge chairs. Get pampered at the Cure Salon & Spa on an enclosed Mediterranean terrace. There are salon services as well as spa ones. The fitness center at the hotel is open 24 hours and this 1,000-square-foot space has state-of-the-art Cybex equipment, a stretching area, free weights, and a range of cardio machines with personal TVs and headphones.
The Tower Bar and Restaurant provides an elegant meal or casual dress dining poolside. 8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, Phone: 323-654-7100 One of the hotels from the Four Seasons in LA, Beverly Wilshire opened in 1928 and has been a landmark ever since. There are many styles of rooms and suites, with all featuring a Four Seasons Bed that is customizable, hypoallergenic bedding, down pillows and duvets, thick terry robes with slippers, Signature Ferragamo amenities, a make-up mirror, wireless internet, multi-line phones with voicemail, iPod docking stations, high-definition TVs, irons, private bars, and safes.
Guests can also take advantage of the twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service, overnight shoeshine, daily papers, and 24-hour in-room dining. Rooms can also include spacious living areas with sleeper sofas, balconies, and more. The concierge is multi-lingual to assist customers from around the world and will gladly make suggestions for activities or assist with reservations. Guests can take advantage of the fitness center or rent a private pool cabana.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the outdoor pool with its Mediterranean style and adjoining whirlpool. If you travel within 2.5 miles of the hotel, a house car service is included. Families will appreciate the children’s welcome program, while everyone can relax with the spa facilities.
Start the day with complimentary morning coffee. Dine at CUT, the Pool Bar & Café, The BLVD, or CUT Lounge. 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, Phone: 310-275-5200 The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles delivers luxury, serenity, and style in downtown Los Angeles.
It is part of the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex, putting it close to everything. Just some of the room amenities include an iPod docking station, TVs in the bathroom mirrors, Panasonic HD flat-screen TVs, dual-line phones with voicemails, deep full-size baths, separate showers, feather beds, bathrobes, 400 thread count linens, down pillows, and safes.
Guests get housekeeping twice a day, evening turndown service, complimentary newspapers, bath butlers, and fully stocked mini-bars. Guests are welcome to head up to the 26th floor to take advantage of the heated rooftop swimming pool with a Jacuzzi.
For privacy, rent a poolside cabana. From there, you will get panoramic views of the city and mountains. Sanctuary is a relaxing spa that also includes a couple’s suite as well as a hair salon. Schedule your appointment for after a trip to the fitness center, where you can participate in Saturday yoga wellness classes.
Dine at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck or get a drink at the Mixing Room, which specializes in craft cocktails. 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 213-743-8800 The London West Hollywood delivers modern luxury right in the heart of LA. All suites have at least 725 square feet, king beds, private dressing areas featuring mirrored closets, oversized luxury bathrooms featuring dual shower heads and soaking tubs, oversized work desks, high-speed internet, personal wet bars, iHome iPod docking stations, LG flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, and complimentary calls to London.
You can opt for one of the Premier Suite Collection rooms with even more space and comfort plus sitting areas. Relax by the newly renovated rooftop pool or head to the sundeck. Consider renting a luxury cabana or just visit the fitness center. The day begins with a complimentary European-style continental breakfast. Get a drink or meal at Boxwood on the Roof with its weekly programmed nights and use of fresh ingredients.
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, Phone: 866-282-4560 The Garland is distinctively retro with plenty of warmth and a welcoming feel. The hotel began when Hollywood actress Beverly Garland, her husband Fillmore Crank, and their son James took over in 2000.
It maintains its original feel with renovations and modern amenities. Each guest room is non-smoking and includes a single-cup brewer with a range of teas and coffees, a safe, a beverage center and fridge, an LCD flat-screen TV, amenities from sustainable Pasadena-based LATHER, private balconies, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet.
You can also choose a family suite or other room with additional amenities. The property includes 7 lush acres of land for guests to explore, yet it is right in the center of Los Angeles. The Garland is dog-friendly, including a designated dog area for outdoor play and a welcome dog bowl, dog mat, and dog toy.
Enjoy daily happy hours in the front yard or take advantage of other hotel activities such as courtyard games, urban walks, dive-in movies, tai chi yoga, and the Taste of the Store experience. Get a meal at the Front Yard or a drink at the Lobby Bar. 4222 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA, Phone: 818-980-8000 The Chamberlain West Hollywood is only steps away from Sunset Boulevard but provides an intimate retreat.
The 114 suites were designed by David McCauley. The amenity fee includes domestic phone calls, enhanced wireless internet, luggage storage, a welcome beverage, and daily bottled water. All public areas and suites have complimentary wireless internet. The hotel is pet friendly for pets weighing 25 lbs. and less with a small fee. Rooms have amenities like private balconies, cozy fireplaces, and separate living spaces in addition to two 42-inch LCD HD TVs, HD programming, DVD/CD players, mini-bars with fridges, hairdryers, safes, and phones with voicemail.
Head to the rooftop terrace for amazing views of the city or a private cabana. Head to the fitness center for a workout or the heated pool to swim, float, or sunbathe. If needed, you can request laundry and dry cleaning service.
Guests can dine at the bistro and bar reserved just for them. The bistro feels intimate and you can eat inside or outside to enjoy twists on classic Californian and American dishes. Thanks to the amenity fee, guests get tea and coffee in the morning. 1000 Westmount Dr, West Hollywood, CA, Phone: 310-657-7400 Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel delivers an urban retreat on 7 acres of land where Bel Air and Brentwood meet.
There are 162 guest rooms plus suites, each of which is decorated by Mary McDonald, the famed interior designer. The entire property has complimentary wireless internet and guests get in-room tablets, available in-room dining, yoga mats with complimentary in-room instruction from Yogaworks, safe deposit boxes, and a nightly turn-down service.
Other amenities include luxurious bedding, custom duvets, down comforters, fully stocked refreshment centers, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, on-demand movies, hairdryers, irons, and luxurious bath amenities. The property has an outdoor heated pool so you can take a dip all year round, or enjoy a workout in the indoor fitness center. The hotel is pet friendly with a fee and offers daily newspapers as well as laundry, pressing, and dry cleaning.
There is also a mobile app, KEYPR, which lets you access all the services, including keyless entry, checking in or out, scheduling housekeeping, and more. Enjoy fresh California coastal dishes at On Sunset or have a cocktail in the Luxe Lounge.
11461 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 310-476-6571 The Hollywood Roosevelt treats guests to a combination of Golden Age glamour and style with modern living on the west coast. The cabanas include amenities like California King beds, high-definition flat-screen LG TVs, in-room safes, fully stocked mini-bars, Davines amenities, robes, and wireless access. They can also feature kitchenettes, dining rooms, wet bars, large balconies, and Bose sound.
The Tower dates back to 1927 but was recently renovated to deliver a luxurious stay. Rooms there feature similar amenities, including a choice of beds, desks, hardwood floors, mini-bars, Wi-Fi, safes, robes, and toiletries. Go for a swim in the David Hockney pool; there are poolside movies on Tuesdays. Guests can also enjoy yoga or the fitness center.
Have breakfast or lunch at the Tropicana Café for American fare by the pool. The Spare Room is open at night and is a cocktail lounge in the style of the Prohibition era complete with custom-made wooden board games and a two-lane bowling alley. The Public Kitchen & Bar is open for lunch and dinner or drinks and is an American brasserie, or get a drink at the Library Bar or Garden or a burger at 25 Degrees.
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 323-856-1970 Normandie was designed and built during the 1920s and has become an LA icon, complete with multi-million-dollar renovations. There is wireless internet throughout the building and rooms also have 42-inch LG ProCentric TVs and amenities from C.O. Bigelow Apothecary. The hotel is pet friendly for a small fee. Standard guest rooms have two doubles or a king while junior suites offer two queens or a king along with seating and a wet bar.
King suites have a full bedroom with king bed, adjoining parlor with sofa bed, and wet bar. Guests have access to yoga on the rooftop, laundry service, and a full-service gym within walking distance. There is complimentary daily wine as well as a morning continental breakfast plus Counter Culture coffee. In addition to numerous restaurants within walking distance, the hotel features Cassell’s Hamburgers.
This restaurant is famous for potato salad and expertly cooked beef, with its first location opened in 1948. 605 South Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 213-388-8138 Hotel Beverly Terrace is a small, chic, boutique hotel straddling the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. There are 39 guest rooms to choose from, each with either two doubles, a queen, or a king bed. All rooms have complimentary wireless internet, free local calls, down comforters (with the option of a hypoallergenic one), pillow-top mattresses, safes, ice buckets, mini-fridges, mini-bar munchies, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, hair dryers, irons, and premium bath amenities.
You can request a coffeemaker. The hotel’s setup has the garden courtyard framed by the rooms, and this is the perfect spot to lounge outdoors. Or you can head up to the roof terrace for panoramic views and a sunset cocktail. The Café Amici Restaurant & Bar is open for lunch and dinner with its classic Italian menu. Guests will find their complimentary breakfast here as well. 469 North Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, Phone: 310-274-8141 The Oceana Beach Club Hotel combines the Santa Monica beach setting and the feel of a midcentury pedigree.
This centrally located hotel has 70 rooms with organic textural elements and vibrant colors. Rooms have wireless internet, Luxe Egyptian cotton linens, Frette robes, and bath amenities from C.O. Bigelow and Honest. Rooms can also feature California king beds, queen sleeper sofas, executive workstations, private balconies, deep soaking tubs, rain showers, and well-equipped kitchenettes with four-burner stoves, ovens, full-size fridges, dining tables for four, and microwaves.
Guests can enjoy yoga in the morning on the beach or borrow a bike to explore. Relax by the pool or go for a swim. Guests can schedule salon and spa services in their room. There is also a fitness studio with ellipticals, treadmills, and more. Read the daily newspaper or borrow a beach cruiser. Tower 8 is only open to hotel guests and delivers coastal Californian dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Guests also receive a welcome glass of champagne.
849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, Phone: 310-393-0486 Instead of being a conventional hotel, Su Casa at Venice Beach gives guests vacation rentals on the ocean or the choice to stay in a corporate apartment with amazing views of the water. The 12 suites are all sleek, elegant, and contemporary. They include amenities like high-speed wireless internet, HD TVs with DirecTV, bathrooms designed by decorators, and kitchens with stoves, new fridges, and table settings.
The beds are custom-designed with organic imported mattresses, goose down comforters, and 100% cotton sheets. There is also a four-bedroom beach cottage available, perfect for larger groups traveling together who want shared spaces.
Those who want an in-room massage can order one, either Thai or Swedish. If guests prefer not to cook in their own kitchens, they can order room service from Figtree Café, the onsite restaurant or take a short walk there to enjoy a meal. 431 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA, Phone: 310-452-9700 25 Best Los Angeles Hotels & Inns for a Weekend Getaway • , Photo: The Peninsula Beverly Hills • , Photo: Viceroy L’Ermitage • , Photo: Grafton on Sunset • , Photo: Cinema Suites • , Photo: Hollywood Pensione • , Photo: Sunshine LA B&B • , Photo: Courtesy of Kartouchken - Fotolia.com • , Photo: Rochester Mansion at Anderson Estates • , Photo: Sanborn Guest House • , Photo: SLS Beverly Hills • , Photo: The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles – Dorchester Collection • , Photo: Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles – Dorchester Collection • , Photo: Four Seasons at Beverly Hills • , Photo: Sunset Tower Hotel • , Photo: Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills • , Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles • , Photo: The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills • , Photo: The Garland • , Photo: Chamberlain West Hollywood • , Photo: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel • , Photo: The Hollywood Roosevelt • , Photo: Normandie • , Photo: Hotel Beverly Terrace • , Photo: Oceana Beach Club Hotel • , Photo: Su Casa Oceanfront Suites • Cover Photo: Courtesy of SeanPavonePhoto - Fotolia.com
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Originally written by RootsRated for Discover Los Angeles. When you think about visiting Los Angeles, camping may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But while L.A’s main claim to fame may not be its camping, just outside the bustling city there are some excellent camping getaways.
It’s worth remembering that Los Angeles is bordered on three sides by mountains, and one side by ocean, which means easy access to nature and camping locations within a short distance from the city.
Read on for eight of the best campsites within two hours of Downtown L.A., where you can spend more time getting in touch with Mother Nature, and less time scouring the Internet.
Miles from Downtown L.A.: 36 Number of Sites: 63 Searching for some great camping nearby? Malibu Creek is a great option for the beginner camper, or the camper who wants to escape the city, but doesn’t have the time for a long drive. However, don’t let the amenities and close proximity to Los Angeles fool you - Malibu Creek still has a lot of wilderness to explore.
There are over 15 miles of trails that run along Malibu Creek, which are popular among runners, hikers, and mountain bikers. The park also caters to rock climbers with over 100 bolted sport climbs. Each campground includes a picnic table and fire pit. On premise, there are also showers and drinking water. Despite the remote feeling of Malibu Creek camp, it’s very close to LA, which means sites can book well in advance during the busy summer season which typically runs from March to October.
Sites are $45/night. Local Scoop: If you’re looking for a bit of classic television history you’ll find it in Malibu Creek State Park. Follow a well-graded fire road for 2.5 miles to reach the site where the popular television show M*A*S*H was filmed. There you will find informational signs as well as some left over set dressing and props.
On your way back from the M*A*S*H site, stop by the rock pool to cool off and partake in some cliff diving. Miles from Downtown L.A.: 41 Number of Sites: 2 (Site one accommodates 24 people, site two up to 80 people) There are many camping places to choose from but at 5,300 feet above sea level, Meadow Group Campground is a great choice for a weekend getaway for you and your friends. Relax in the cool mountain air, grill up some s’mores, and bust out the guitar for a campfire sing-along.
And if after all that revelry you need a little time with Mama Nature, the campground is located a half-mile from the Silver Moccasin Trail, a 53-miler that cuts through the center of Angeles National Forest.
Each site has picnic tables, fire pits, and a water spigot. Reservations for both sites must be made more than four days in advance.
Site one costs $36/night and site two costs $120/night. Local Scoop: Just two miles down the road is Newcomb’s Ranch, a restaurant, bar, general store, and gas station.
Grab a burger and some of their killer fries, and check out the parade of motorcycles outside. On busy weekends it’s not uncommon for hundreds of bikers to cruise through Angeles National Forest, often stopping at Newcomb’s Ranch. Miles from Downtown L.A.: 50 Number of Sites: 38 Buckhorn is a little known gem tucked away off the Angeles Crest Highway, and is known for its higher elevation and cooler temps. Buckhorn is a great jumping off point for some of the best National Scenic Trails in Southern California.
The Burkhart Trail, which leaves from camp, quickly intersects with both the Pacific Crest and Silver Moccasin trails. You can also hike up for some great views by heading to Waterman Mountain and Twin Peaks East.
There is drinking water on-site, as well as pit toilets. Each campground comes with a picnic table, fire pit, and bear box. Bears have been seen in the area, so please be sure to secure your food.
Sites cost $12 a night, and are first come, first served. Local Scoop: Take the Burkhart Trail out of camp to Cooper Canyon Falls. There you will enjoy one of the few swimming holes in Angeles National Forest.
The falls are only 2.5 miles from camp, and the trail meanders along a creek the entire time, making for a charming afternoon hike.
Miles from Downtown L.A: 50 Number of Sites: 36, in addition to cabins that can be rented out If you’re looking for silence and solitude, as well as access to some spectacular hiking, then the Crystal Lake Recreation Area in Azusa is your spot. It’s one of the closest local campgrounds, and yet almost never has a crowd. There are just enough amenities to feel plush, but few enough people to feel peaceful. There are a variety of hikes that start right at the campground, but if you’re looking for a challenging day out, head up the Hawkins Trail to the ridge.
From there you can bag south and north Mount Hawkins, as well as Mount Islip. To make it a loop, backtrack from the summit of Mount Islip, and head down the Windy Gap trail to the campground. If you’re looking for something more mellow, try the Tototngna Nature Trail. Each site has either a BBQ box or a fire pit, and about half of the sites have both. Each site also has a spigot with potable water, and is within walking distance of lit flush toilets. Sites cost $12 a night without an Adventure Pass, or $10 if you have a pass.
Local Scoop: Don’t want to cook, but still want a homemade lunch? Walk down to the Crystal Lake Café near the campground’s entrance. There you’ll find the incredibly friendly owner, Adam, serving up fresh made chili and baked goods.
The café also stocks any camping essentials you might have forgotten. Miles from Downtown: 50 Number of Sites: 21 Sitting at 6,000 feet, the Manker Flats Campground makes for a cool and comfortable summer get-away. Situated at the base of the 10,064-foot Mount Baldy, the highest point in the San Gabriel Mountains and in Los Angeles County, this campground is a great basecamp for some challenging hikes.
One of the most popular is the 11.3-mile loop to the summit of Mount Baldy, which offers amazing 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. There are also a handful of other challenging trails near the campground, including the 12.3-mile Bear Canyon Trail (aka Old Mount Baldy Trail), which is one of the most strenuous climbs in the San Gabriels.
The 7.2-mile Ice Canyon Trail to Ice House Saddle is shorter, but a fantastic hike as well. These sites are first come, first served. Amenities include piped water, flush toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables.
Sites are $20/night. Local Scoop: If you aren’t looking for a challenging hike, but would still like to get out and explore a bit around your campsite, check out the 1.4-mile San Antonio Falls trail. The trail begins right across the street from the campground and will bring you to a 75-foot, multi-tier waterfall, where you can relax and soak in the scenery. Miles from Downtown: 54 Number of Sites: 138 Situated across PCH from Leo Carrillo State Beach, this campground is a beach-lover’s paradise.
Within walking distance, visitors can choose from myriad activities, including surfing, fishing, relaxing on the beach, or exploring the many tide pools and caves. The campground also backs up to the Santa Monica Mountains, which offer many options for hiking and mountain biking. It’s worth making reservations for your Leo Carrillo camping spot far in advance as sites tend to book up.
Each site has a fire ring and picnic table, and there are showers and flush toilets on premise. In addition, there is a small general store in the campground that stocks everything from sunscreen to firewood to ice cream.
Sites are $45/night. Local Scoop: Get up early and take the Nicholas Flat Trail from camp and watch the sunrise from the ridge.
The trail is a moderately difficult 5.8 miles out and back with 1800 feet of elevation gain. However, the views of the ocean and surrounding mountains make the effort worth it. Miles from Downtown L.A.: 60 Number of Sites: 58 If you’re new to camping, looking for an easy weekend, or have a ton of hobbies and don’t want to pick between them, then this campground is for you. Sycamore is located at the mouth of a canyon in Point Mugu State Park. Just off Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), this campsite offers trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and runners and sits just across the street from the ocean.
With some of the best camping in Southern California, reservations are not required, but during the summer months when tourist season is high, they’re highly recommended. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and fire ring. There are also coin operated showers, and potable drinking water on premises. Sites are $45/night. Local Scoop: Just a mile up the road is the PCH Sandhill, a 200-foot tall sand dune that rests at the base of a cliff.
This area is a popular with locals looking for an intense workout. Miles from Downtown L.A.: 70 Number of Sites: 42 Clean, spacious, and amazing views. Sounds good doesn’t it? Located above 6,000 feet on the northern edge of Angeles National Forest, visitors can watch the sunrise over the desert, and the sunset over the mountains, from their perch on the hill at one of the most relaxing camping places you can find.
Just up the road from the cozy town of Wrightwood, Table Mountain Campground offers quiet and solitude; it’s the perfect place to relax. Bring your camp chairs and hammocks and take advantage of the shade from the pine trees, or enjoy the clean air on a nature walk on the trail around the campground. Local Scoop: Instead of hopping on the freeway to get to your campsite, opt for the more scenic Hwy 2, which cuts through the center of Angeles National Forest.
This drive adds about 15 extra minutes, but offers drivers a meandering nature tour instead the Vegas-bound traffic which can build on Interstate 15.
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