From foggy mountain views and pristine white beaches to candlelit dinners at award-winning eateries, there’s something for every type of couple in Los Angeles. Get some much needed one-on-one time with your sweetheart at these romantic LA getaways.
Located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the legendary Sunset Marquis welcomes guests with 3.5 acres (1.4ha) 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.
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, Abbot Kinney. Today, it offers a home away from home for both residents and tourists.
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.
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.
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.