Hotels With a Balcony in Los Angeles

Enjoy the perfect L.A. weather from your own private balcony
Enjoy the perfect L.A. weather from your own private balcony | Courtesy of Oceana Beach Club / Expedia.com
Mark Nayler

Rooms with views are not hard to come by in the celebrity capital of Los Angeles, California, but accommodations with balconies often come with a hefty price tag. We’ve brought together a selection of top L.A. hotels where private balconies won’t cost a fortune, from beachside lodgings in Venice to a Hollywood boutique inspired by legends of the silver screen.

1. Hotel Erwin

Boutique Hotel

Hotel Erwin
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It’s not necessary to shell out for a suite to get some outside space at Venice Beach’s Hotel Erwin: all accommodations, from the City View Room to the Apartment Suite, have their own balconies and views of either the ocean or the Venice skyline. Head to on-site store Erwin’s General, pick up a bottle of Californian wine or some cold beers, crack open on your private terrace and enjoy. To carry on the party Venice-style, wander upstairs to the High Rooftop Bar for craft cocktails, sliders and tacos, and for views that span almost 360 degrees.

2. The Garland

Boutique Hotel

The Garland
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Built for Hollywood actress Beverly Garland by her husband in the 1970s, North Hollywood’s Garland Hotel is a great base from which to explore L.A.’s movie factories: the Walt Disney, Universal and Warner Bros. studios are all less than a 10-minute drive away. Accommodations blend classic ’70s oranges and browns with stylish contemporary design, range in size from Deluxe Rooms to the James Suite, and all have their own balconies. Poolside cocktails are available from the Lobby Bar, and the Front Yard specializes in SoCal cuisine.

3. Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire

Hotel

Beverly Wilshire
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The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire offers upscale accommodations at the juncture of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. Reserve one of the elegant Signature Balcony Rooms, which feature private terraces furnished with a table and two chairs, overlooking either the hotel’s ornate entrance – with a Buckingham Palace-inspired gate, street lamps from Edinburgh and cobblestones from Italy – or the hills. For dinner, treat yourself to steak or seafood prepared by Michelin-star CUT, helmed by Wolfgang Puck, or to fresh Californian fare on THE Blvd’s terrace overlooking Rodeo Drive.

4. Hotel Angeleno

Hotel

Hotel Angeleno
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If city views are your thing, try Hotel Angeleno. Housed in a striking cylindrical building near the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), all of its accommodations feature private balconies, from which you can survey L.A.’s glittering skyline day and night. For the best perspective on the city and the San Diego Freeway far beneath, reserve one of the Killer View Rooms, situated on the 11th-15th floors, or dine at the 17th-floor, gratuity-free WEST restaurant. Other amenities comprise a secluded pool and terrace (poolside drinks available), a fitness center and a lobby café.

5. Sixty Beverly Hills

Hotel

Sixty Beverly Hills
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All accommodations at the four-star Sixty Beverly Hills come with their own Juliet balconies, from the 250-square-foot (23sqm) Double Deluxe to the 1,100-square-foot (102sqm) Penthouse Suite (which has four of them). When you’re not soaking up views of the palm trees, work out at the on-site gym with Danny Musico, the boxing champion who trained Sylvester Stallone for the Rocky movies and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant. If that sounds too taxing, lounge around the rooftop pool or head to Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room for a pizza or burger.

6. Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Stylish lounge space with dark blue velvet chairs, Chesterfield sofa and Persian rug at Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel
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Fitness fanatics won’t do better than the hotel that sits above the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Occupying the building’s top three floors, its accommodations are decorated in the dark, monied shades characteristic of members-only establishments, and some have small balconies overlooking Downtown. The sports facilities are world-class, offering everything from squash and basketball to cycling and kickboxing. After working up a sweat, mix with members in the historic Blue Room bar or head to Invention, where the menu centers on cocktails created in private clubs all over the world.

7. Shore Hotel Santa Monica

Eco Hotel

Shore Hotel Santa Monica
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Private balconies and patios come as standard at Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel, which offers eco-conscious accommodations within flip-flopping distance of the beach. Rooms and suites are rendered in spotless whites and Mediterranean blues, offering either partial or full views of the Pacific and solar-powered pool, or of the 2nd Street shopping district. There’s plenty to see and do nearby, from browsing the finest Californian produce at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market (eight minutes on foot) on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to walking or biking along the 3.5 miles (5.6km) of unsullied sand that’s visible from your balcony.

8. Oceana Beach Club

Boutique Hotel

Oceana Beach Club
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Many of Oceana Beach Club’s luxurious, beachfront suites in Santa Monica feature private balconies with either ocean or courtyard views. Using these sumptuous, residential-style accommodations as your base, choose from a stellar selection of experiences, from oceanfront yoga sessions and guided hikes to horseback riding on the beach and helicopter tours. Also available on site are a spa, a pool area scattered with olive trees and oversize chaise lounges and three classy eateries, where dishes by celebrated chef Ryan Crawford show off ingredients from the nearby Farmers’ Market.

9. Villa Delle Stelle

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

Villa Delle Stelle
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This charming Hollywood property was built in the 1920s, as a base for silent film stars working in the nearby studios. In 2004, it was purchased by designer and entrepreneur Brogan Lane (wife of British actor Dudley Moore from 1988 to 1991), who converted it into a boutique hotel consisting of five meticulously designed suites, each themed around a Hollywood legend. The Art Deco and Parisian Suites – inspired by Humphrey Bogart and Grace Kelly, respectively – have their own private balconies, and the English Suite showcases Dudley Moore’s piano, childhood memorabilia and carved-wood bed.

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