Southern California is a coveted vacation destination site for many people in the United States and around the globe. There is nowhere else in the United States that has as much to offer a tourist as the Los Angeles area-warmth, surfing, shopping, Hollywood glitz and glamour. With multiple attractions to offer such as Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Santa Monica Pier, not to mention celebrity sightings, there is plenty to keep a tourist busy in the Hollywood, California area.
There is no other city on Earth that is such a symbol of luxury, name brands, and expensive taste as Hollywood. The most central portion of Los Angeles is known for its high end shops and boutiques, and is home to many celebrities. Hollywood is well-known as the movie capital of the world and is quite possibly the richest area of the world as well. Each year, there are over 40 million tourists who flock to the Los Angeles area to visit its 75 miles of beaches, 300 museums, sporting events such as baseball and basketball, live theatrical and musical performances, and upscale shopping arenas.
Just how much does a night in Hollywood amount to? That cost depends on many factors, such as location, amenities, and the services provided to guests. Visitors almost unanimously would enjoy the relaxing atmospheres, pleasing decor, and proximity to the beach and other attractions. Each of the following hotels feature some of the finer things life has to offer, but each one has something unique to offer as well. Whether it is a specialty restaurant, sparkling pool, personalization of services, or even the garden surroundings, you are sure to find what you are looking for at one of these accommodating venues.
10 The Mosaic Hotel, Beverly Hills, California: $279
With the most modest dollar amount on this list, The Mosaic Hotel packs plenty of punch for the relatively inexpensive price. With neutral tones and relaxing decor this boutique hotel offers tailored luxury in an intimate environment, providing the necessary ambiance for ultimate enjoyment. Hush, the restaurant located inside The Mosaic, provides for guests meals with a California flair and international fusion. The hotel is located near shopping at many fine retailers. Some of the more lavish amenities include a heated pool, as well as a day spa which offers massages and more to guests seeking relaxation.
9 Hotel Andaz, West Hollywood, California: $370
Hotel Andaz is a boutique hotel located on Sunset Boulevard that caters to many celebrity rock and roll parties. The interior decor is stylish and modern, with most of the rooms measuring in at 1,277 square feet. The large glass windows showcase a view of the Hollywood city lights. The rooms are decorated in relaxing, classic, muted colors. Each room features a large queen bed, and off of the main room is a marble bathroom. Andaz is a Hindi word for "personal style," and the hotel strives for personalized hospitality, beginning with free internet services and a complimentary minibar.
8 The London, West Hollywood, California: $379
The London in West Hollywood welcomes you with Union Jack flags at the grand entrance. The rooms are decorated in neutral beige tones with sleek and modern furnishings. An ample sleeping area, living area, and large bathroom are found in each suite of this hotel. Private balconies afford guests with a view of the downtown Hollywood lights as well as the lush tropical foliage surrounding The London. A sparkling rooftop pool provides recreation for sunny days, as well as private cabanas for guests of the hotel. Visitors can find a cozy dining experience at Boxwood Cafe, located within the hotel.
7 W Los Angeles Westwood, Los Angeles, California: $409
This boutique style hotel is set apart from others in the area due to the fact that it contains not one, but two Gordon Ramsay restaurants. Only fresh, seasonal California produce is used in these restauants. A luxurious rooftop pool offers private cabanas that afford fun in the sun and relaxation in the shade. Both indoor and outdoor fitness facilities are available for use by the guests of W Los Angeles Westwood. Generous sized suites with open floor plans feature decor in various shades of white and have private balconies that provide patrons with a bustling city view.
6 Montage, Beverly Hills, California: $493
The Montage is a five star hotel located in The Golden Triangle, a famed location near Rodeo Drive. The interior is decorated in shades of peaches and cream, reminiscent of 1920's Hollywood glamour. Each of the 55 suites contains a marble bathroom, as well as a private balcony featuring a view of the Beverly Canon Gardens. Some rooms can be joined together to create two to four bedroom accommodations. This hotel is perfect for many needs, including business, pleasure, or family trips.
5 InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Los Angeles, California: $549
The InterContinental Los Angeles is centrally located, with 20th Century Fox studios, upscale shopping, Rodeo Drive, and the beach all within a short driving distance of the hotel. With over 500 rooms in total, The InterContinental includes both zen like villas and luxury suites as accommodations. Each of the rooms offers a private balcony with panoramic views of the surroundings. The interiors, each containing a king bed, living room, workspace, dining area, and one and one half bathrooms, is 1,325 square feet of neutral, modern, minimalist decor that allow guests to feel completely relaxed and at ease.
4 Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California: $775
Hotel Bel-Air is often a destination site for weddings, such as Kate Beckinsale's, and it is easy to see why. Twelve acres of gardens surround the hotel with designs inspired by Old Hollywood, French Deco, and Spanish Colonial styles. The 1,481 square foot rooms are decorated in shades of white, black, and gray, with furniture featuring glamorous sleek lines. A suite includes a garden view, great room with wood burning fireplace, and a master suite with French doors leading to a 1,356 square foot patio with a gas fireplace and jacuzzi. A spa and fitness center are found on site.
3 The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California: $1,730
A historical hotel built in 1928 in Italian Renaissance style, The Beverly Wilshire was featured in the 1990 film Pretty Woman, in which Richard Gere's character pays for only the best there is to offer. Proving it is the best, the hotel is located near Rodeo Drive, and features a Mediterranean style pool with private cabanas. This luxury hotel offers fine dining at restaurants awarded coveted Michelin stars. The ultimate spa experience can be found at The Beverly Wilshire. A Corner Beverly suite is 950 square feet and offers guests a king bed and a wrap around balcony.
2 L'Ermitage, Beverly Hills, California: $1,914
L'Ermitage exudes peacefulness in a luxe setting. The decor is pure California sophistication with gentle Asiatic accents, with clean lines throughout the interior of the hotel and tropical plants outdoors. The Beverly Hills Suite 100 pays tribute to the era of disco. Its balcony showcases both the city and the surrounding Hollywood Hills. The on site spa features a green tea and ginger body wrap for detoxification, that ends with a massage of the guest's choice for an additional cost of $225.
1 Mondrian Hotel, Los Angeles, California: $2,800
Frequented by celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and various Victoria's Secret Angels, Mondrian Hotel is located on the Sunset Strip, near Fox studios, Staples Center, and Dodgers Stadium. It is a cozy boutique style hotel decorated in neutrals with modern pops of bright neon colors as accents. The penthouse runs $2,800 a night. It includes chandeliers, rainfall showers, a king bed, flat screen television, and a full length balcony viewing the pool. The 1,620 square feet are divided among the master suite, living room, and dining room. Valet parking, room service, and in-room spa services are available.