Living in Los Angeles can be stressful, that’s for sure. If you’re like most people, you could seriously use a vacation – some time to relax and get away from it all. But sometimes flying to some remote destination just isn’t practical. What you really need is a staycation. Within the city, there are a bevy of five-star hotels that promise to pamper your body and destress your life. Here are our top staycation destinations in the city!
Sheraton San Gabriel
San Gabriel Valley, CA
Surround yourself with comfort at the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel. The sophisticated hotel features a host of welcoming amenities, unparalleled services and an ideal location close to downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. “Bringing this level of luxury accommodation and service was a huge area of opportunity for the San Gabriel Valley,” said Wanda Chan, general manager. “With its affluence, rapid economic growth and cosmopolitan international flavors, our associates are proud to be part of this community and will work hard to be the premier lodging, dining and meeting destination in the area.”
STAY… Guests are treated to spacious rooms with stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains or the Los Angeles skyline, Sheraton Sleep Experience Beds and pampering bath products. All guest rooms are outfitted with marble bathrooms, coffee makers, teakettles, refrigerator, and 49’’ televisions with international programming in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. In conjunction with the highly service-oriented staff, the hotel will also be the first to debut service robots from autonomous mobile company Aethon.
EAT… Savor delicious dining in tempting restaurants, featuring an international selection to suit all guest’s preferences. EST. Prime Steakhouse and Bar serves the finest prime steaks and wine. Also, not to miss, Opal Chinese Cuisine serves high-quality, sophisticated Cantonese cuisine offering guests upscale breakfast, lunch and is also available for private events.
DO… The hotel provides easy access to all the famous shopping, attractions, museums, theaters and sports arenas, as well as corporate offices and local businesses, such as Hing Wa Lee Jewelers only a couple of blocks away. At the Garden Terrace, guests may enjoy the warm Los Angeles evenings in the picturesque setting that can accommodate up to 100-person receptions and social events. After a busy day in Los Angeles, you can stretch your muscles in the 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Center, the outdoor heated pool or retreat to the calm of the Spa for rejuvenating treatments.
www.marriott.com/Sheraton/San_Gabriel; Photo: Sheraton San Gabriel.
The Langham Huntington
The original getaway for wealthy Los Angeles residents that first opened as a seasonal winter resort in 1907 as the Hotel Wentworth — named after General Marshall C. Wentworth, a Civil War veteran who built it as his dream hotel. Railroad magnate Henry Huntington purchased the hotel in 1911 and redesigned several aspects of the property, reopening as The Huntington Hotel. Today, the iconic landmark Langham Huntington Pasadena is set on 23-acre grounds conveniently situated in an upscale neighborhood close to everything the area offers.
STAY… Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the property features 379 elegantly decorated and classically furnished guest rooms, suites, and cottages, each designed to reflect the grace and beauty of Southern California. All with expansive views of the surrounding landscape and nearby mountains, each room is a quiet haven and an escape from bustling city life.
EAT… Savor expertly grilled USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu or Japanese Kobe steaks at The Royce. Enjoy a California bistro-style menu with fresh, local ingredients at The Terrace. For a taste of British heritage, The Lobby Lounge offers signature Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. And for those seeking a more relaxed environment, The Tap Room serves classic cocktails, premium beers on tap, and a variety of artisanal wines.
DO… At the award-winning Chuan Spa, pamper yourself with treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with cutting-edge skin care technology. For guests seeking a more active experience, check out the state-of- the-art Fitness Center and heated outdoor pool. Nearby, don’t miss seeing the Norton Simon Museum.
www.langhamhotels.com/Pasadena; Photo: Langham Hotels & Resorts.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
In 2018, Hotel Figueroa re-emerged from a two-year restoration inspired by its original 1926 Spanish Colonial splendor. Today, leveraging the thriving arts and dining scene, along with the growing demand for hotel rooms in DTLA, the hotel blends both old and new, creating a space that is respectful of where it came from and yet undoubtably contemporary – a property that is both inspired by its own history and inspiring to those who walk its halls.
STAY… The Casablanca Suite boasts an entirely unique design within the hotel taking inspiration from the room’s bohemian origins. This unique space exudes a sense of uninhibited sensuality. The aesthetic features darker tones and a secret door leading to a private dining and cocktail area.
EAT… The hotel spotlights two destination restaurants, Breva and Veranda, conceived by James Beard Award nominee Chef Casey Lane. Dushan Zaric, the hotel’s cocktail mastermind, pours a progressive spirit into the hotel’s bars including Bar Figueroa, Rick’s, and the new reservations only, Bar Alta.
DO… Located in the progressive and ever evolving South Park district of Downtown Los Angeles, the property is steps from L.A. Live, STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, and guests can easily access the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and The Broad Museum.
www.hotelfigueroa.com; Photo: Hotel Figueroa.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Standing 73 stories tall inside the Wilshire Grand Center – the tallest building west of Chicago grazing the sky at 1,100 feet and 73 stories – the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown embodies the glamour and exhilaration which defines InterContinental life while being positioned at the nexus of downtown’s historic, entertainment, financial, arts and sports districts. Designed to capture Southern California lifestyle at its finest, the hotel is sophisticated, edgy and metropolitan with interactive design features stretching from the 31st to 73rd floor.
STAY… 899 elegantly appointed guest rooms span from the 31st to the 66th floor and feature floor-to- ceiling windows providing guests with spectacular views of the city. Luxury amenities enhance each guests’ stay, including Club InterContinental, an outdoor pool with restaurant, bar and cabanas, executive fitness center, valet parking and concierge service.
EAT… Six restaurants and lounges offer world-class dining and ambiance. La Boucherie is an elegant American steak house with a French twist, located on the 71st floor with intimate private dining and VIP Starlight booths. Get above it all at Spire 73, the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere.
DO… Guests can explore the downtown renaissance by foot or take in a game or show at STAPLES Center. Ideally seated in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, all the best spots in the city are easily accessible by car or rideshare.
www.dtla.intercontinental.com. Photo: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Offering a distinctive blend of trademark luxury and celebrity chic, The Ritz- Carlton, Los Angeles captures the essence of its glittering downtown address. Arrive on business or to explore — the hotel resides across the street from the convention center and steps away from the L.A. LIVE complex. Or retreat from the public eye at this downtown LA hotel, where quiet privacy complements amenities like celebrity dining, scene-worthy lounges and more.
STAY… The hotel features an array of contemporary guest rooms and suites overlooking the downtown skyline. Enter a world of luxury with amenities like soaking tubs, feather beds and spacious layouts that accommodate every need and desire during your stay.
EAT… With restaurants that are as glamorous as the city itself, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is a star on LA’s culinary map. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck offers Chinese cuisine with a modern touch. Glance Restaurant is a taste of true Los Angeles, celebrating the region’s abundance of fresh produce.
DO… Located just steps away from top attractions like the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, STAPLES Center, GRAMMY® Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and more, the hotel offers attractions to suit every interest.
www.ritzcarlton.com/Los-Angeles; Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
The grand dame of downtown and the district’s most historic hotel, the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles is a beaux-arts institution that has impressed guests and locals since the glory days of Old Hollywood. Having played host to a golden-era prohibition nightclub, numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, and feature film sets throughout the years – you’ll wish these gilt walls and painted ceilings could talk.
STAY… The hotel has entertained a galaxy of stars, dignitaries and presidents from around the world. Charming rooms, each with a modern yet classic style await guests.
EAT… Named after the Italian artist responsible for the frescoes and murals that adorn the hotel’s interiors, Smeraldi’s Trattoria is one of the finest spots for American-Italian fusion and family- style dining in Los Angeles.
DO… With views of Pershing Square, guests can find an oasis of calm. Just around the corner, you can discover hidden boutique shops – filled with everything from locally-made goods to brand names or one-of-a-kind vintage finds.
www.millenniumhotels.com; Photo: Millennium Biltmore.
La Peer Hotel
West Hollywood, CA
Anchored between the famed streets of Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, La Peer Hotel, the first hotel in West Hollywood’s renowned Design District, reflects the neighborhood’s incomparable harmony of art, architecture and fashion. The design-forward hotel by Gulla Jonsdottir evokes a cool style that is quintessential West Hollywood, and is defined by unbuttoned luxury, where warm and intuitive service is the norm. Its neighborhood is within walking distance of an eclectic collection of boutiques, a myriad of galleries, world-class dining, nightlife, movie studios, local hiking, and wellness studios.
STAY… The property features 105 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop event space, poolside fitness center and more than 8,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces.
EAT… Viale dei Romani is a modern West Hollywood trattoria serving seafood- driven cuisine highlighting the principals of Italian cooking with broader Southern French and North African influences.
DO… In 2019, the hotel launched a new calendar of monthly on-property programming, complimentary to guests. Programming includes: Wine Down Wednesdays, Meditations, Astrology readings, and rooftop Yoga & Mimosas every Saturday.
www.lapeerhotel.com; Photo: La Peer Hotel.
West Hollywood, CA
Ideally located at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and central LA, The London West Hollywood is a tranquil urban oasis that combines cosmopolitan British elegance and laid-back California cool to create an unparalleled destination for a discerning new breed of luxury traveler. Seamless service, inspired culinary options and unrivaled amenities – including rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city and beyond – provide the ultimate urban refuge.
STAY… 226 spacious, all-suite accommodations combine sophisticated comfort and awe-inspiring views to create a truly unforgettable experience. Relax in oversized spa-like luxury baths in-room or lounge at the rooftop pool with spacious sundeck, private cabanas and panoramic city views.
EAT… Both The London Bar and Boxwood Restaurant delight patrons with British-inspired cocktails and California share plates, providing the ideal experience for locals, travelers, and members of the entertainment industry.
DO… Right in the center of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, whether you want to hear live music, dine at a celebrity-filled restaurant, hike the Hollywood Hills or shop ‘til you drop, all is easily accessible by short walk or ride.
www.thelondonwesthollywood.com. Photo: The London West Hollywood.
Sunset Tower Hotel
West Hollywood, CA
Designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant, the Sunset Tower Hotel was a trendsetter from the moment it opened. Its dramatic setting on the Sunset Strip and elegant Art Deco styling, together with its proximity to famous restaurants and nightclubs contributes to its landmark status.
STAY… Sunset Tower Hotel’s luxurious accommodations are accented by Old World service and a touch of Hollywood glamour. Guest rooms and suites have been recently redesigned and updated.
EAT… A cozy rendezvous inspired by early Hollywood, The Tower Bar and Restaurant offers an elegant haven for the discerning. The Tower Bar – housed in Bugsy Siegel’s former apartment – is the chicest and most welcoming room in town, with a fireplace and discreet niche seating for privacy.
DO… Centrally located on the famed Sunset Strip, the Sunset Tower Hotel is only minutes away from Beverly Hills and Hollywood, affording guests the finest restaurants, shopping, antique stores, and art galleries.
www.sunsettowerhotel.com; Photo: Sunset Tower Hotel.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
The only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star-rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is nestled among lush tropical gardens in the heart of Beverly Hills, within easy walking distance of Rodeo Drive and Century City.
STAY… The Peninsula Villa Suites are light and airy free- standing villas, with Oriental rugs on light hardwood floors and a spacious garden view balcony that fuses indoor and outdoor living in true California fashion.
EAT… The property’s signature Belvedere restaurant features Mediterranean-inspired dishes focused on locally sourced ingredients, enjoyed on a stunning al fresco dining space.
DO… The hotel’s complimentary house car drives guests around the area in a classic Rolls-Royce or another luxury vehicle of their choice. Those who book a suite are given complimentary access to BMWs for personal use as well.
www.peninsula.com; Photo: The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
Perfectly located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills exemplifies the very best of the California good life. From the moment you step inside this prestigious property, you’ll know you’ve arrived at the center of extraordinary.
STAY… Designed by interior design legend Pierre-Yves Rochon, oversized guest rooms feature state-of-the-art technology, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.
EAT… The hotel’s restaurant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills offers a collection of his finest dishes from New York City and beyond, enjoyed in a sunlight space surrounded by a sprawling open-air terrace.
DO… Visit world-renown Rodeo Drive nearby or spend the day taking in panoramic city views at the rooftop pool – among the largest of its kind in Beverly Hills.
www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com; Photo: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills stands among LA’s finest luxury hotels, a stately property embodying the spirit of a sophisticated private club and a gracious urban residence. Peacefully situated on a tree-lined residential street, yet a short stroll from the bustle of Rodeo Drive, this boutique Beverly Hills hotel is renowned for its legendary elegance and unquestioned privacy – drawing discriminating clients from the world over.
STAY… Acclaimed dining and lounge choices, private dining and meeting spaces, a stunning rooftop pool retreat, an intimate spa, and spacious, sumptuously outfitted guestrooms complete the best-in-class experience visitors have come to expect from this luxury Beverly Hills hotel.
EAT… Avec Nous is known for its classic French bistro cuisine – served breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a refreshing, contemporary twist. The dishes transport guests to the Mediterranean coast with some artful Spanish and Italian touches. The Pool Terrace claims exquisite south- and west-facing views of the city. This breathtaking venue is open seasonally during summer and is available for private parties.
DO… Guests enjoy quick access to the city’s cultural attractions, prime entertainment centers, shopping destinations and celebrated beach towns. The Spa at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills offers a wide selection of services and facilities, including an outdoor heated swimming pool, private poolside cabanas, treatment rooms, steam rooms and a fitness center. The property also offers refined boardrooms, private dining spaces and rooftop venues for any formal or informal business affair or event.
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/beverly-hills. Photo: Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA
For nearly a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights to socialize by the pool or romance in cozy private bungalows, while studio moguls and heavy-hitting financiers complete deals in the Polo Lounge.
STAY… The hotel offers the ambiance of a relaxed resort with lush, fragrant gardens, palm-lined poolside atmosphere, beautiful guestrooms, and public areas reminiscent of timeless Hollywood glamour.
EAT… The Polo Lounge has been the favorite spot for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers. From Charlie Chaplin’s favorite table #1, to the Rat Pack’s late-night drinking bouts, the iconic room’s 75-year history is as fabled as Hollywood itself.
DO… Every visitor to “The Pink Palace” is pampered like a celebrity. The 1,916 sq. ft. spa has six treatment rooms including one couples’ suite, separate steam rooms, saunas and customized treatments.
www.beverlyhillshotel.com; Photo: The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Hotel Bel-Air, originally opened in 1946 as one of Hollywood’s most beloved refuges, has been a hideaway for world travelers for more than 65 years, and continues to be a favorite retreat among high profile global influencers, Hollywood celebrities and multi-generational world travelers.
STAY… The hotel’s seven individually designed specialty suites offer grand residential style living with large garden patios, fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s.
EAT… Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel- Air provides the ideal atmosphere for a romantic meal, a social celebration or solo dining.
DO… The Spa offers a secluded sanctuary that places an emphasis on luxury, pleasure and rejuvenation. The Enclave, a 570+ square foot private Spa suite, is perfect for couples who wish for the ultimate in pampering.
www.hotelbelair.com; Photo: Hotel Bel-Air.