West Hollywood offers some of LA’s most luxurious accommodations. From landmark boutique hotels to storied resort getaways, West Hollywood is not shy of extravagance. Whether you enjoy panoramic city views from a rooftop pool, sipping A-list craft cocktails or feasting at a five-star restaurant, these hotels in West Hollywood will appease your every need.
Art, fashion and architecture, all synonymous with West Hollywood’s Design District, are reflected in the layout of this distinctly California stay. Icelandic designer Gulla Jónsdóttir’s fresh design, which features concrete and leather walls, white oak flooring and bronze columns, has given this hotel chain a breezy boutique atmosphere that is bright and modern. Custom furnishings and hand-picked modern art add to the hotel’s elegance. Warehouse-style suites and guest rooms are filled with light and have an open, minimalist setting. The Gaudí-tiled patio bar serves up CBD-infused cocktails and the ground-floor restaurant, Viale dei Romani, specializes in Italian seafood, pasta and thin-crust pizza.
Perched just above the Sunset Strip, this landmark boutique hotel was first built in 1929 and is modeled after the Château d’Amboises in the Loire Valley, France. Steeped in celebrity scandal, this grand hotel has housed entertainment’s biggest names since Hollywood’s Golden Age. The château features a heated outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens, nine Spanish cottages and four private bungalows, all designed by mid-century architect Craig Ellwood. The indoor suites are extremely private and well maintained with 24-hour room service. You can sip handcrafted cocktails at the hotel bar or dine at the château’s restaurant among Hollywood’s elite.
A mix of class and quirk, Mondrian LA is a modern high-rise with a whimsical design twist. The building’s signature 30-foot mahogany doors, Lucite indoor swing and mushroom-shape reception desk accentuate this through-the-looking-glass concept. With floor-to-ceiling windows and bamboo flooring, the hotel’s bright suites feature flat-screen TVs disguised as mirrors. The sun-drenched rooftop pool provides underwater music and unparalleled city views. At night, the poolside patio becomes Skybar, an LA hotspot for pumping DJ sets and buzzing dance parties.
Just off West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, this secluded hangout for rock stars and celebrities first opened in 1963. Making a name for itself as a rock’n’roll hotel, countless famous musicians have found inspiration at this serene-garden oasis over the years, including Elton John, Madonna and Usher. Music continues to be a staple at the Sunset Marquis, with live acoustic showcases for up-and-coming artists in the summer and a state-of-the-art recording studio in the basement. The suites and private villas are contemporary, stylish and comfortable. Take a swim in either of the hotel’s two heated pools or sit under the shade of a private cabana. Cavatina, the hotel’s restaurant, is open to the public and serves seafood and upscale California cuisine in a classy indoor-outdoor setting. The crown jewel of this sumptuous stay is the presidential villa, complete with spiral staircase, private patio and the complimentary use of a Bentley.
A romantic and quiet stay away from the crowds, The Chamberlain is a former apartment block located in a residential neighborhood. The rooms are cozy with a large fireplace adding to the already elegant setting. The atmosphere is decidedly avant garde, with striped carpets in the suites, and marble floors, mirrored walls and lavish furnishings in the lobby. Serving signature Fashionista cocktails and California dishes, the private bistro and long bar are offset by a secluded outdoor garden patio. Enjoy panoramic views of the city while sunbathing, lounging or taking a swim at the rooftop pool and terrace.
Dating back to 1931, this historic Art Deco hotel located on the Sunset Strip has housed countless Hollywood heavy-hitters, including Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Combining old-world charm with modern convenience, prepare for an elegant experience that is surprisingly personal. The bright rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and unrivaled views in a subtly luxurious environment. The Tower Bar is a dignified haven offering classic cocktails and critically acclaimed cuisine backdropped by soothing live jazz. Relax poolside while taking in sweeping views of the city or take a day to rejuvenate at the hotel’s world-class salon and spa.
This urban oasis combines Hollywood style with London sensibility, creating an atmosphere that is both luxurious and social. Rooms are spacious and elegant, with balconies that provide impressive views of the city. Keeping with the theme, rooms also offer free calls to London. The hotel’s restaurant, the Boxwood Café, serves up a complimentary European-inspired continental breakfast in a bright and open setting every morning. A rooftop pool provides a guest-only entrance with poolside food and drinks served in the day. It’s also open to the public for cocktails and dancing at night.
A Moroccan-inspired luxury boutique hotel, Petit Ermitage is romantic, cozy and luxurious. Named after the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, a hand-picked collection of artwork from the owner’s personal collection is on display, boasting such names as Miró, Rauschenberg and Dalí. The airy suites further emphasize a bohemian eclecticism with handwoven Turkish carpets, Italian mosaic tiling, Israeli pillow shams and antique furnishings. The private rooftop features a heated saltwater pool, hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary, and a deck with an open fireplace. Cuisine at the hotel’s private restaurant is healthy, and there are plenty of alternative options within walking distance.
Hotelier Jeff Klein’s 850 is a chic and friendly B&B in the centre of West Hollywood. The residential-style design, complete with fireplaces, oak flooring, marble sinks and panoramic city views, is reminiscent of a cozy European inn. Brightly colored walls and bespoke wallpaper give off Wes Anderson vibes. There is a complimentary breakfast, an honor bar in the living room and mezze hour served on the terrace every evening. Keeping with the home-away-from-home feel, the front-desk staff is friendly, attentive and happy to answer questions or give recommendations.
This family-friendly hotel located near The Grove shopping mall has loft-style suites that are comfortable and spacious with modern-functional furniture and simple color schemes. The large rooftop terrace has a heated pool and hot tub, and is lined with shaded private cabanas for guests to recline in. There is also a tennis court for those in the mood and a good-sized sauna. The traditional hotel decor and informal restaurant allow for a stay that is both luxurious and laid-back.
The kitschy atmosphere of Pailhotel brings a comfortable ambience to this artsy boutique hotel in the heart of West Hollywood. Brick walls offset by wood paneling and Persian rugs keep in theme with the hotel’s rustic country vibe. The impeccably designed suites are quirky and modern, with a minimalist approach to decor. Indoor and outdoor lounging includes an al fresco courtyard and an upstairs salon. The attached restaurant, The Hart & The Hunter, offers homestyle Southern cooking with small, shareable plates and a flair for presentation.