There are some very famous Los Angeles hotels, like the Hollywood Roosevelt and the Beverly Wilshire. Often, these places are frequented by celebrities, so their price tags are a bit high for regular travelers. However, there are reasonably-priced and distinctive hotels in the city as well, and they often offer a more intimate and personal experience, too. Many of them are hidden down side-streets, the nooks and crannies of LA. Here are six of the best, all of them boutique hotels that showcase what this amazing city is all about.
The Cadillac HotelYou will find this turquoise and pink Art Deco hotel on the border of Santa Monica and Venice. The rooms give great view of the Malibu coastline and Santa Monica Bay. Charlie Chaplin used to live here, and the roof is a great place to catch the sunset.
Farmer’s Daughter – Once just a basic roadside motel, this Los Angeles boutique hotel has been wonderfully renovated into a delightful property called the Farmer’s Daughter, named so after desperate starlets who would often come here, hoping to meet big-time Hollywood producers. Today, it’s brightly colored and offers free WiFi and valet parking in guest rooms that have denim bedspreads and mirrors on the ceiling.
The Hollywood PensioneThis a small, chic guest house in East Hollywood located on the edge of Franklin Village, which is frequented by writers and artists during the day and hipsters at night. There are plenty of good restaurants in the neighborhood, in addition to Counterpoint, perhaps the best second-hand bookstore in Los Angeles. You will get very a homey vibe here as the rooms are unpretentious, but still quite trendy with a very nice ambience throughout the building.
Hotel Figueroa – Just enter the lobby of this cool LA hotel, and you will feel as if you are inside a Moroccan Riad. There are huge palm trees and amber lamps under the mural-covered high ceilings and faux-marble pillars are everywhere. Figueroa is an oasis in downtown LA’s concrete jungle, where you can enjoy the Jacuzzi terrace with cactus plants all around during the evenings.
Maison 140This is a small, 140-room boutique hotel in Beverly Hills. The amenities are basic, but that is made up for by the amazing Parisian-inspired rooms. The lobby bar is very cozy, but the guest rooms are nice and large.
The Mosaic Hotel – A nice boutique hotel in a four-story, yellow building, there is a lot within this little place, including a restaurant, a heated pool, a fitness room, and a bar. The rooms are full of luxuries, such as Bulgari toiletries, flat-screens, Bose stereos, and Frette robes.