Best hotels & accommodations in Los Angeles

We list the best hotels and accommodations in Los Angeles as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Best cheap hotel in Los Angeles: Freehand Los Angeles

Best boutique hotel in Los Angeles: Mama Shelter LA

Best luxury hotel in Los Angeles: Hotel Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica

Best hostel in Los Angeles: Orange Drive Hostel Hollywood

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Mama Shelter Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times, The Guardian, Fodors, Telegraph

4.3
136 euro 121 gbp 169 usd 17914 jpy 131 cad 131 aud 1323 hkd 223 sgd 158 chf 1073 cny 1394 sek 1020 dkk 1316 nok

Terranea Oceanfront Resort, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers

4.5
246 euro 218 gbp 304 usd 32224 jpy 237 cad 237 aud 2380 hkd 401 sgd 285 chf 1930 cny 2508 sek 1836 dkk 2368 nok

Hotel Shutters On The Beach Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Frommers, Telegraph

4.4
481 euro 428 gbp 595 usd 63070 jpy 464 cad 464 aud 4658 hkd 785 sgd 559 chf 3778 cny 4908 sek 3593 dkk 4635 nok

Aparthotel Palihouse Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.4
174 euro 154 gbp 215 usd 22790 jpy 167 cad 167 aud 1683 hkd 283 sgd 202 chf 1365 cny 1773 sek 1298 dkk 1674 nok

Hotel Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.3
364 euro 324 gbp 450 usd 47700 jpy 351 cad 351 aud 3523 hkd 594 sgd 423 chf 2857 cny 3712 sek 2718 dkk 3505 nok

Resort Peninsula Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN, Fodors, Telegraph

4.7
490 euro 435 gbp 605 usd 64130 jpy 471 cad 471 aud 4737 hkd 798 sgd 568 chf 3841 cny 4991 sek 3654 dkk 4712 nok

Hotel Montage Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
477 euro 424 gbp 590 usd 62540 jpy 460 cad 460 aud 4619 hkd 778 sgd 554 chf 3746 cny 4867 sek 3563 dkk 4596 nok

Hotel NoMad, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.4
162 euro 144 gbp 200 usd 21200 jpy 156 cad 156 aud 1566 hkd 264 sgd 188 chf 1270 cny 1650 sek 1208 dkk 1558 nok

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.4
259 euro 230 gbp 320 usd 33920 jpy 249 cad 249 aud 2505 hkd 422 sgd 300 chf 2032 cny 2640 sek 1932 dkk 2492 nok

Ace Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.1
174 euro 154 gbp 215 usd 22790 jpy 167 cad 167 aud 1683 hkd 283 sgd 202 chf 1365 cny 1773 sek 1298 dkk 1674 nok

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Frommers

4.4
396 euro 352 gbp 489 usd 51834 jpy 381 cad 381 aud 3828 hkd 645 sgd 459 chf 3105 cny 4034 sek 2953 dkk 3809 nok

The Line Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times, The Guardian

4.1
144 euro 128 gbp 179 usd 18974 jpy 139 cad 139 aud 1401 hkd 236 sgd 168 chf 1136 cny 1476 sek 1081 dkk 1394 nok

Hotel Viceroy Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

4.4
226 euro 201 gbp 280 usd 29680 jpy 218 cad 218 aud 2192 hkd 369 sgd 263 chf 1778 cny 2310 sek 1691 dkk 2181 nok

Hotel Petit Ermitage, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.4
202 euro 180 gbp 250 usd 26500 jpy 195 cad 195 aud 1957 hkd 330 sgd 235 chf 1587 cny 2062 sek 1510 dkk 1947 nok

Freehand, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.3
39 euro 35 gbp 49 usd 5194 jpy 38 cad 38 aud 383 hkd 64 sgd 46 chf 311 cny 404 sek 295 dkk 381 nok

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
538 euro 478 gbp 665 usd 70490 jpy 518 cad 518 aud 5206 hkd 877 sgd 625 chf 4222 cny 5486 sek 4016 dkk 5180 nok

Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
267 euro 237 gbp 330 usd 34980 jpy 257 cad 257 aud 2583 hkd 435 sgd 310 chf 2095 cny 2722 sek 1993 dkk 2570 nok

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.5
291 euro 259 gbp 360 usd 38160 jpy 280 cad 280 aud 2818 hkd 475 sgd 338 chf 2286 cny 2970 sek 2174 dkk 2804 nok

The Surfrider Hotel Malibu, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.6
225 euro 200 gbp 279 usd 29574 jpy 217 cad 217 aud 2184 hkd 368 sgd 262 chf 1771 cny 2301 sek 1685 dkk 2173 nok

Aparthotel Venice Suites, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.2
133 euro 118 gbp 165 usd 17490 jpy 128 cad 128 aud 1291 hkd 217 sgd 155 chf 1047 cny 1361 sek 996 dkk 1285 nok

The Rose Hotel Venice, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.5
149 euro 133 gbp 185 usd 19610 jpy 144 cad 144 aud 1448 hkd 244 sgd 173 chf 1174 cny 1526 sek 1117 dkk 1441 nok

Orange Drive Hostel Hollywood, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

4.4
30 euro 27 gbp 38 usd 4028 jpy 29 cad 29 aud 297 hkd 50 sgd 35 chf 241 cny 313 sek 229 dkk 296 nok

HI Hostel Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

4.2
30 euro 27 gbp 38 usd 4028 jpy 29 cad 29 aud 297 hkd 50 sgd 35 chf 241 cny 313 sek 229 dkk 296 nok

Aparthotel AKA Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.6
336 euro 298 gbp 415 usd 43990 jpy 323 cad 323 aud 3249 hkd 547 sgd 390 chf 2635 cny 3423 sek 2506 dkk 3232 nok

Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.4
168 euro 149 gbp 208 usd 22048 jpy 162 cad 162 aud 1628 hkd 274 sgd 195 chf 1320 cny 1716 sek 1256 dkk 1620 nok

Hotel Indigo Downtown, Los Angeles

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.3
109 euro 97 gbp 135 usd 14310 jpy 105 cad 105 aud 1057 hkd 178 sgd 126 chf 857 cny 1113 sek 815 dkk 1051 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is an expanding city in southern California and is the center to Hollywood – the American cinema and television industry. Studios such as Warner Brothers, Universal and Paramount Pictures offer behind-the-scenes tours. Some of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles are:

Atwater Village
Atwater Village is a neighborhood located northeast of Los Feliz and south of Glendale and its Glendale Boulevard is lined by restaurants, bakeries, and shops. It is the home to the trendy Golden Road Brewing Company that is popular among beer lovers.

Culver City
Culver City is a neighborhood that is quiet, walkable, and is the home to Sony Pictures Studios, The Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Kirk Douglas Theater. The area is replete with busy bars, a movie theater, and casual and upscale restaurants.

Downtown
Downtown area of the Los Angeles city is far removed from the beach areas and is full of skyscrapers, markets, gyms, bars, museums, restaurants, coffeeshops, and lovely parks. It is home to stylish areas such as the Arts District and Little Tokyo.

Koreatown
Koreatown is a walkable and diverse neighborhood that is centrally located and has numerous coffeehouses, shops, bars, and restaurants. It is the home to the city’s historic venue – The Wiltern. The public transport is solid and makes it a great neighborhood.

North Hollywood
North Hollywood is a neighborhood that has numerous bars and theaters with live entertainment and some new restaurants. It is the home to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and California Institute of Abnormal Arts.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Los Angeles.

What is the best budget hotel in Los Angeles?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Los Angeles, then book Freehand Los Angeles. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Los Angeles.

What is the best boutique hotel in Los Angeles?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Los Angeles, you should check out Mama Shelter. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Los Angeles, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Los Angeles?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Los Angeles, then go for Hotel Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Los Angeles, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Los Angeles?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Los Angeles, then you should check out Orange Drive Hostel Hollywood. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Make sure you read our list of the best hostels in Los Angeles.

How much does it cost to stay in a Los Angeles hotel?

Los Angeles is expensive. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $200 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $250 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Los Angeles hotel then you can expect to pay around $610 per night.

Which London hotel is the best for couples?

Try Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills if you're looking for a romantic getaway, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.

Which Los Angeles hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Terranea Oceanfront Resort or The Line Hotel. Both offer amazing views of Los Angeles according to recent customer reviews.

Which Los Angeles hotel offers a great rooftop bar or rooftop restaurant?

Looking for a great view while having your dinner or drinking a beer? Ace Hotel Downtown has one of the best rooftop bars in Los Angeles.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Beaches and More. From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. Price: $89.

Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour. See where the rich and famous hang out on a guided tour of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills by open-top bus. Discover the hot spots and celebrity homes of the world's entertainment capital. Price: $37.

Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike. Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Price: $39.

More things to do in Los Angeles

About Los Angeles

If you’re like most people, your idea of a trip to Los Angeles is probably something along the lines of hitting up Hollywood Boulevard and a couple of famous red carpets. And while that may be fun for a day or two, there are so many more amazing things to do in LA if you dig deep enough. This city has so much history packed into every single one of its neighborhoods. This city has everything from the ritzy hills of Beverly Hills to the gritty warehouse district downtown. There are museums galore, incredible parks and nature trails you can hike, unique architecture that will blow your mind, and hidden places you probably won’t find on your own.

What to See in Los Angeles
There are a few things that every visitor to LA should do, whether or not it’s your first time here. You can’t go to Los Angeles without visiting the Walk of Fame, seeing the Hollywood Sign, or taking a selfie in front of the Capitol Records building.

The Walk of Fame – The Walk of Fame is one of the most iconic sites in Los Angeles, and a must-see for any visitor. You can walk up and down Hollywood Boulevard and see the names of some of the most famous actors and actresses in history.

The Hollywood Sign – The Hollywood Sign may be the most famous piece of architecture in Los Angeles, and is a must-see for any visitor. The sign is a little tricky to get to, but the hike is worth it. It’s a popular place to take wedding photos, so you’ll likely see a few couples posing with the sign in the background.

Capitol Records Building – This building is a bit more of a tourist trap than the other two, but it’s definitely worth a visit. This is the actual place where Michael Jackson recorded “Thriller,” and you can see his handwritten lyrics on the wall.

A Little Downtown LA History
For years, downtown LA was known as a seedy place where you wouldn’t want to spend any time. In fact, no one even wanted to live downtown, so it was mostly an industrial area with very few residents. But then in the late 1990s, people started moving into the area. Developers built high-end condos, and suddenly downtown became one of the most desirable places to live in Los Angeles. Today, downtown LA is one of the most vibrant and exciting places in the whole city. There are tons of restaurants and bars, as well as tons of events and festivals year-round. You’ll also find incredible art galleries, and the historic Music Center, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Ballet.

The Best of LA Art and Culture
Los Angeles is often billed as “the Creative Capital of the World” due to the fact that one in every six residents works in the creative industry. As a matter of fact, there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors and actresses, dancers, and musicians living in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world.

Getty Center – The Getty Center is one of the most amazing places to visit in LA. It’s a massive art museum right above the city, and the architecture is absolutely stunning. The museum has an amazing collection of art spanning thousands of years, including pieces by Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci.

The Broad – If you’re looking for something a little edgier, check out The Broad. This contemporary art museum houses some of the weirdest and most wonderful pieces of art you’ll ever see. Make sure to check out the giant wooden bunny in the lobby.

Japanese Gardens – If you’re more in the mood for something a little more serene, make sure to visit the Japanese Gardens. This is one of the most beautiful gardens in all of LA, and is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Stunning Scenery in LA
Hollywood Hills – You can’t visit LA without hiking the Hollywood Hills at least once. This is the view you always see in the movies and on TV, and it’s equally as impressive in person. If you’re lucky, you might even run into a celebrity.

Venice Beach – This is one of the most colorful and quirky places in LA, and is a must-see for any visitor. You can spend hours just walking up and down the boardwalk, checking out the beach, and the many street performers who call Venice Beach home.

Boneyards – If you’re looking for something a little more off-the-wall, make sure to visit the Boneyards. This is a giant outdoor sculpture park where artists and designers have built giant, strange, and fascinating structures out of scrap metal and other materials.

A Taste of the Ocean
To get a real taste of the ocean, visit Venice Beach. This is a massive beach just south of Downtown LA, and is a much more mellow and relaxed place than you’ll find in Santa Monica or Malibu. You can walk or jog along the boardwalk, or just hang out and people-watch. Be sure to check out Muscle Beach, where you can watch people lifting some pretty crazy weights. Venice Beach is also home to the famous Venice Beach Wiggle, a strange dance that you can see people doing almost any day of the week.

Conclusion
There is so much to do in LA that it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s best to get an idea of what you want to do and where you want to go and make a list of the things you want to see while you’re there. You want to make sure to give yourself enough time to see everything you want to see. You don’t want to be the person who flies into LA, sees the standard tourist things, and then leaves two days later without seeing any of the real magic of this city. You can also take a day trip to places like San Diego or Palm Springs, and make your trip to LA a two-or-three-week vacation. No matter how long you’re here, you’ll be able to see so much more than just the tourist stuff.

Want to get to know the city a bit better? Check out our guide about where to stay in Los Angeles, it includes recommendations about the best areas, museums, attractions and other things to do.

If you like our list of the best hotels in Los Angeles, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in San Diego or the best hotels in San Francisco.