The Best Hotels to Book Near Los Angeles Union Station, California

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles offers a luxury perch near Union Station for your next trip to the City of Angels
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles offers a luxury perch near Union Station for your next trip to the City of Angels | Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles / Booking.com
Nick Dauk

When you’re visiting LA, any old roadside motel will definitely not do. This glitzy, glamorous city is home to the bold and the beautiful – and, now, it’s your turn to join them. See the City of Angels in style when you stay at one of the best hotels near Los Angeles Union Station – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown Los Angeles, for Art Deco lovers

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Long rooftop pool with plush lounge chairs and blue umbrellas at the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles / Booking.com

Compared with other hotels in Westlake, the Ritz-Carlton is a maverick. This wide 123-room block radiates eccentricity, challenging LA’s Art Deco history. Step inside, and you’ll be staring at futuristic chandeliers shaped like scraggly shrubs – a peculiarity continued in the jumbo-sized suites with feather beds, bath butler service, and TVs integrated into the bathroom mirrors. Need to get a tan? Catch some rays at the heated rooftop pool overlooking the Hollywood Hills and a sea of skyscrapers. All this and you’re part of the LA Live Center restaurant and entertainment complex, revitalizing Downtown LA.

2. The Hoxton, Downtown LA, for Downtown’s hottest hangout

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Retro-chic guest room in neutral tones with salmon velvet chair at the Hoxton, Downtown Los Angeles
Courtesy of the Hoxton / Expedia

Spy the buzzing Broadway right from your window or the sun-kissed rooftop pool. Artisan ceramics, vintage pieces and plenty of plants adorn rooms and clubby public spaces, while the closet sits empty with plenty of room for your spoils from the local Fashion District. Share coffee and small plates with new friends at Sibling Rival, or head to Pilot on the roof for a solo sampling of chilled seafood and freshly baked pizza.

3. Level Los Angeles – Downtown South Olive, for sleek city living

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Modern living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony with city views at Level Los Angeles Downtown – South Olive
Courtesy of Level Los Angeles Downtown – South Olive

In town for a series with the Kings, Lakers or Clippers? Live like a local in these apartment-style suites, keeping the city in sight through floor-to-ceiling windows. In-room kitchens cater to home-living, but the sleek mid-century modern vibes and the cabana-lined rooftop pool will constantly remind you that you’re living the good life on vacation. Yoga, art and culinary classes are on the monthly calendar of events, and you can even shoot hoops on the full-sized rooftop basketball court, filling your schedule between every puck drop and jump ball.

5. The Metric, for urban chic

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Stylish minimalist bed area with teal headboard at the Metric, Los Angeles
Courtesy of the Metric / Booking.com

The Metric was made for the modern traveler hoping to explore LA with lavish comforts and a smart budget, 2mi (3km) from LA’s iconic Union Station. Rainfall showers, sleep sound machines and functional design are in every minimalist yet magnificent room. You’re welcome to the free coffee, tea and baked goods in the lobby any time of the day or night. Planning to spend every moment possible living it up in LA? Luggage lockers are ready to use before you catch your train.

6. Miyako Hotel Los Angeles, for Asian elegance

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Asian-inspired guest room with framed calligraphy art, a bed and carpet at Miyako Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
Courtesy of Miyako Hotel / Expedia

At Miyako, in the heart of Little Tokyo, Japanese hospitality is but 0.5mi (0.8km) to Union Station, with calligraphy prints hung above the beds and pretty sliding paper screens in your room. You’ll be pleased to find out that a sushi bar, with added noodles, is right below. No need to make plans for the night; the karaoke and sake at Lounge Ohjah will keep you rocking until 2am. If you fancy a different type of cuisine, walk the few blocks to the historic Olvera Street, home to multiple Mexican restaurants that will never disappoint.

7. Omni Los Angeles Hotel, for city sophistication

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A California Suite at Omni Los Angeles with L-shaped couch, leather chair and large dining table with designer chandelier
Courtesy of Omni Los Angeles / Expedia

Across the road from the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Omni will embrace you in layers of artistic sophistication. The heated outdoor lap pool and river rock massages at the spa keep you relaxed when you aren’t cuddled up in your suite’s plush robe. Bottomless mimosas await you at the Grand Café in the morning, bookended by late-night cocktails at Noé Bar, though with glamorous views of the City of Angels right outside your window, you may not want to leave your room.

8. Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles, for downtown opulence

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Refined king room with antique-style furnishings, red velvet accents and city views at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
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Just stepping into the Millennium Biltmore, opposite Pershing Square, offers a walk through LA’s history. You’ll stroll the same ornate hallways as Al Capone, six US presidents, a renowned Italian painter and countless partiers secretly indulging in Prohibition Era libations. High tea in the afternoon, relaxing swims in the indoor pool and fine Italian dining in your classically furnished suite will continually amaze you at this 1920s landmark LA hotel. Your kids might not share the same appreciation of over a century of history, but the Ask Alfred Children’s Program will keep them plenty entertained.

9. The Los Angeles Athletic Club, for classic meets contemporary

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King room in charcoal and burgundy hues with leather club chair and heavy drapes at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Athletic Club / Expedia

It’s not a stretch to find your fit at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, a 10-minute walk from the historic Grand Central Market. Whether you feel more at home in the Yacht Club, the Country Club or the Polo Club, there’s a luxury suite ready for you, all with clubby leather pieces, dark wallpaper, heavy drapes and access to the athletic facilities. Keep your game tight with rounds of handball, basketball or racquetball. Look and feel like an A-lister, with a haircut, body treatment and massage at the Neptune Spa.

10. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, for sky-high luxury

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Rooftop deck with lounge chairs and banquette seating with spectacular views at Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Courtesy of Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown / Expedia

Stand 73 stories high at the InterContinental, and feel like you own the city. VIP is the only way to be in this hotel. From your private Starlight Booth at La Boucherie to the high-floor executive suite with views from the mountains to the Pacific, every moment here will feel elevated beyond belief. Would you love a curated private tour of the city, reservations at the finest restaurants and a night on the town you’ll never forget? The concierge is at your service, but we already know that the Grammy Museum is an 10-minute walk away.

Philipp Meier contributed additional reporting to this article.

Looking for more inspiration? We’ve also narrowed down the best historic hotels, places to stay with views, the best cheap hotels in Los Angeles and the top hotels with pools in Los Angeles, so that you can confidently find and book the perfect stay with Culture Trip. There’s also plenty to keep you busy, from exploring the best beaches near Los Angeles to finding unique ways to tour the City of Angels. When you’re ready for a break, these top restaurants are the perfect place to stop.

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