There’s something for every type of couple in Los Angeles, and these hotels can make your romantic retreat a reality.
From foggy mountainous views and pristine white beaches to candlelit dinners at award-winning eateries, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you and your sweetheart satisfied. Get some much needed one-on-one time at these dreamy LA getaways.
The Rose Hotel
Stay steps from the sand at The Rose Hotel | Courtesy of The Rose Hotel / Booking.com
The Rose Hotel is a quaint and historic space for couples seeking a boutique experience. Here, you’ll feel as though you’ve been invited to stay in a charming beachfront cottage just steps from the Venice Beach Boardwalk’s bohemian haven. The hotel offers a collection of seven bespoke suites, each uniquely designed. The Abbot Kinney Suite (named for the founder of Venice) features an eye-catching stone fireplace, while the private, tucked-away Simpson Suite boasts a full wraparound deck. There is no shortage of things to do nearby, including exploring the art-adorned boardwalk, splitting a freshly made loaf of bread from Gjusta, or hanging out on the beach with a good read.
Downtown LA lights up at night and what better place to admire the glittering skyline than from the rooftop at The NoMad Hotel? You and your partner can cozy up in a private poolside cabana as the sun sinks behind the horizon. Then you can escape to one of The NoMad’s expansive suites, decked out with custom-designed furniture and individualized artworks. Situated in the historic Giannini Place building, once the headquarters of the Bank of Italy, The NoMad showcases original architectural details such as the carefully restored gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling. Beneath this impressive ceiling is The Restaurant, which offers a generous wine list and ample mood lighting.
Santa Monica is perfect for those seeking a postcard-worthy Southern Californian vacation. Casa Del Mar creates a romantic beach-getaway ambience, replete with coastal-inspired decor, jacuzzis, flat-screen TVs and personal patios. Opening its doors in 1926 as a beach club, the hotel underwent a revamp in 2014 that brought the hotel’s fixtures firmly into the 21st century while retaining much of its 20th-century details. A graceful double staircase, high coffered ceilings and mosaic floors are just a few of those specific touches. The hotel also offers two excellent restaurants – Catch for fresh seafood and the Terrazza Lounge for Italian cuisine with a California twist. As one of LA’s few true beachfront hotels, Casa Del Mar is the ideal setting for relaxing, reminiscing and romance.
Romantics can escape from the noise of the city at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes. Atop a dramatic, jutting peninsula west of South LA, sweeping cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean make Terranea a top pick for a memorable vacation for two. The resort’s guest rooms, suites, bungalows, casitas and villas take inspiration from the breathtaking natural setting, with nautical decor and personal patios overlooking the endless blue expanse of water and sky. Couples looking to spend some quality time together can take a quiet stroll along the rugged coast, lounge by the pool or enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the resort’s stunning spa – all within some of the most beautiful sights Southern California has to offer.
Those who want to be in the middle of LA’s hip eastside should look no further than Hotel Covell in Los Feliz. On the ground floor is Bar Covell, a favored haunt of stylish east-siders who are often found conversing over wine and hors d’oeuvres. Despite being within walking distance of some of the most in-demand locales in LA, including acclaimed eateries, guests at Hotel Covell are still afforded a peaceful stay. Couples can retreat to thoughtfully furnished suites, complete with amenities (such as deep standalone bathtubs and cozy seating arrangements) suited to both overnight visits and extended vacations. It’s no wonder Hotel Covell has attracted a loyal following of travelers from across the country.
Located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the legendary Sunset Marquis welcomes guests with 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares) of landscaped gardens and private retreats. The hotel is an excellent choice for couples wanting to experience the unparalleled nightlife of LA, with famed venues such as The Comedy Store and The Viper Room within walking distance. Also, its proximity to the Sunset Strip has made it a go-to destination for countless musicians and entertainers over the past decades. Those seeking a more secluded retreat should look into the hotel’s villas, which offer private elevators and dining rooms. The Sunset Marquis is bursting with creative energy – you’ll leave feeling refreshed, pampered and inspired.
Your seaside retreat awaits at The Venice Beach House | Courtesy of The Venice Beach House / Booking.com
Established in 1911 and featured on the National Register of Historic Places, The Venice Beach House is now a nine-room boutique bed and breakfast. Each room is unique – some offer ocean views while others come with a delightful garden terrace. The bed and breakfast marries contemporary amenities, such as high-speed Wi-Fi, sumptuous down bedding and top-of-the-line toiletries, with the building’s original charisma. The Venice Beach House has long been an essential facet of the neighborhood, once housing famous locals like Charlie Chaplin and the founder of Venice, Abbott Kinney. Today, it offers a home away from home for both residents and tourists.
The Malibu Beach Inn is an oceanfront boutique hotel | Courtesy of Malibu Beach Inn
Whisk your partner away to a beachside paradise at the Malibu Beach Inn, which sits on a section of the coast named Billionaire’s Beach. You’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing ocean waves and wake up to bright Southern Californian sunshine. You and your special someone can enjoy impressive views from your room’s patio and cozy up by the in-room fireplaces as the coastal air cools down. You can also visit the Malibu Beach Inn’s spa for a calming couple’s treatment and then dine at the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant, which serves an assortment of fare from land and sea on an oceanfront terrace.
Known for decades as the epitome of LA exclusivity, Hotel Bel-Air has hosted esteemed guests, including Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and offered a peaceful escape for countless celebrity couples. It features a selection of private, quiet inns and suites all elegantly designed with thoughtful touches such as fragrant bouquets on the nightstands and heated limestone floors. Individual suites are connected by winding paths that curve through the hotel’s impeccably kept grounds (including a peaceful pond with swans making lazy circles in the water).
This West Hollywood destination has everything to make your romantic trip just right, offering an impeccable balance between comfort and class. Kimpton La Peer’s suites feature light oak-wood floors, plenty of natural light and deep soaking tubs – you can even request one of the hotel staff to draw a bath for you at a specific time for the ultimate stress relief. La Peer also offers in-room cocktail service – perfect for when you’d like to enjoy a drink but want a little more privacy. Couples can spend whole afternoons by the pool in curtained cabanas or request a custom-made picnic basket from the hotel’s restaurant, Viale dei Romani. Thoughtful offerings like these ensure an excellent stay for couples.