10 Luxury Hotels in Los Angeles for a Summer Stay

The city of Los Angeles is both populous and popular. LA is probably most well known for the pivotal role it plays in the film, television and performing arts industries. It is a vibrant, diverse city, with more than 150 cultures and languages existing within its 18 million strong population.

Fortunately, this metropolis has a large range of hotels from which to choose when you’re planning your visit. Here are our top 10, in no particular order:

The Viceroy Santa Monica is one of the trendiest places to be. There is nothing quaint about this seaside hotel: the interior is a chic and contemporary take on country living. The rooms ooze luxury with Italian linens, down duvets and Neil George pampering products.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Viceroy Santa Monica

The Mondrian Los Angeles has been recently redesigned to reflect a more elegant ambiance. The large suites have living rooms, kitchens and unparalleled views. The service manages to balance guests’ privacy in an environment that is all about being seen.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Mondrian Los Angeles

The name says is all: Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd. The emphasis is on opulent luxury and comfort, from the stylish rooms to the full-service spa. All the modern amenities are also there: from iPod docking stations to enormous bathtubs.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd

The London West Hollywood brings the sophisticated luxury of London to LA. The hotel was designed by David Collins and the restaurant by Gordan Ramsay. The decadent suites have terraces, balconies and bathrooms that are more like spas than anything else.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer The London West Hollywood

The Avalon Beverly Hills harks back to the glamour of the 1950s. There is a retro feel, but they have all the modern amenities a business traveler could wish for, and all the luxury that discerning guests would want, such as Italian linens and modern bathrooms.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Avalon Beverly Hills

The Standard Downtown LA with its famous exclusive rooftop bar has pioneered the nightlife in downtown LA. Although business travelers will find all the amenities they need, the crowd is decidedly young and focused on leisure and entertainment.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer The Standard Downtown LA

The laidback vibe on Venice Beach permeates the Hotel Erwin. However, the décor is decidedly stylish and the rooftop bar has outstanding views.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Hotel Erwin

The Ambrose offers a charming respite from the bust beach scene. It has many luxury services, such as 24 hour room service. And for the environmentally conscious, there are many green touches such as energy efficient rooms.

Top 10 Luxur LA Hotels for Summer The Ambrose

The Hotel Oceana Santa Monica provides a different perspective of LA. The spacious suites are decorated in welcoming colors that create a comfy atmosphere. This is anything but edgy; here, it’s all about beachside relaxation.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer Hotel Oceana Santa Monica 1

No list would be complete without The Beverly Hills Hotel. Classic 1940s Hollywood décor is mixed with modern features and amenities. Enjoy the playground of the celebrities, especially the famous Polo Lounge restaurant and bar.

Top 10 Luxury LA Hotels for Summer The Beverly Hills Hotel

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.