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February 17, 2017

5 of LA’s Hottest Hotels

Rooms with bathtubs the size of small pools and Cali's best rooftop restaurants

  • Written by Samira Larouci
  1. 1. Standard Downtown

    You might be thinking "Downtown?!" but aside from the area having a well-known flourishing art scene, hotels in this neighbourhood tend to be slightly cheaper and have much more space. It’ll be worth the $12 Uber to Hollywood. The Standard Downtown is famed for its skyscraper-surrounded rooftop pool (and surrounding waterbeds) but it should be known for its incredibly reasonable suites. The ‘WOW’ suite is named that for a reason – with its sprawling 710-square-foot floor plan, king size platform bed and a lounge big enough to fit at least 20 people in, its huge tiled bathroom has the biggest plunge bathtub you'll ever see (basically a small swimming pool). Have a night in. Order room service. Invite friends. WOW suites start from $548 Per Night, standardhotels.com

  2. 2. Avalon

    Located in the heart of Beverly Hills and just a couple of blocks from Rodeo Drive, Avalon is discreetly situated on a quiet residential street. Looking like it's come straight out of Palm Springs, Avalon was once the Beverly Carlton (the home-away-from-home for people like Mae West and Marilyn Monroe), and today, is an adorable hotel with marble surfaces as far as the eye can see. The hints of mint green and off-white keep it very trad Beverly Hills. Book a room with a terrace to catch the sun all day, eat at the hotel’s Kelly Wearstler-designed restaurant, Viviane, and listen out for the bells ringing from the adjacent church every hour. This is the low-key way to do Beverly Hills. Rooms start from $359 per night, avalon-hotel.com

  3. 3. The Roosevelt

    The Roosevelt Hotel is LA’s oldest hotel (it opened its doors in 1927) and is still a Hollywood landmark today. It has 300 rooms and 63 suites, a huge pool (which is a sunspot from sunrise to sunset), a 24-hour diner (try the sweet potato fries) and the poolside Tropicana Bar (which runs all day and into the night). It might be situated slap bang on Hollywood Blvd but it's also seconds away from In-N-Out (which is just behind the hotel on Orange Blvd) and also the prime location to get to West Hollywood or head Downtown. Rooms start from $271 thehollywoodroosevelt.com

  4. 4. The Line

    Situated in the heart of Ktown, The Line hotel easily has the best views in LA. Floor-to-ceiling windows at the foot of your bed are the perfect way to wake up to a sunrise or watch the sunset. Rooms are fairly sized and bathrooms are modest, but the view is enough reason to stay here time and time again. Make sure you book a Hollywood Hills facing room to watch the glittery lights at night and be sure to check out Commissary, the poolside greenhouse restaurant on the rooftop that’s packed full of delicious Cali food, like charred broccolini and carrots. Try the Rainbowl Power Lunch. Rooms start from $269 thelinehotel.com

  5. 5. Palihouse

    Palihouse is located just off La Cienega in West Hollywood and is the perfect spot if you don’t drive or don’t plan to be an Uber slave for your entire trip. Within minutes you can stroll up to Sunset Blvd or down to Melrose (if you’re feeling ambitious). The rooms are beautifully designed and intended for long stays. If there are a few of you, book a loft apartment (they come in one or two bedrooms but could easily sleep a few of you). A huge 1600ft open-plan two-floor loft comes complete with a marble kitchen, humongous (and unbelievably comfortable) couch and outdoor patio with a dinning table and chairs – perfect for those warm evenings. You won't want to leave. Suites start from $295, palihousewesthollywood.com Made possible with thanks to VisitCalifornia

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