Lux lodging for the businessman or the Lakers fan with all the usual amenities: concierge, valet, clean beige-toned rooms. Conveniently located a stone's throw from LA Staples Center, LA Live, and ... read more
L.A. is known for its epic views, but the towering Downtown Ritz-Carlton has that going on in spades. It's in the South Park neighborhood, where it dominates the vista. Look across to the ocean or ... read more
Feels very much like an old timey men's club. Because it is. A place for men to lift some weights, or have a drink quietly away from the nattering of the fairer sex. Now, of course, it's co-ed, but... read more
Lots of bright colors—orange and blue, pink thrown in here and there—in the middle of urbanest Downtown. The area is coming up. Monthly art walk circles, Cole's, Varnish and The Associa... read more
Former oil company HQ. Current Jetsons-style room renters have long hogged center-stage in L.A.'s skyscraper/crack jungle. Rooms come in 10 sizes with hot stereos, giant TVs and some with transpare... read more
Little Tokyo neighbor makes a decent value with upscale façade. Perfect for wedding parties and corporate credit cards. Sense of luxury diminished when everything incurs a charge. Fresh flowers, sa... read more
Japanese hospitality in Little Tokyo. Nice, but not on the scale of Kyoto's Miyako. Super-futuristic toilets and beyond plush beds give you the edge above the competition. Asian business travelers,... read more
Downtown mainstay for businesspeople and cultural tourists. There's a free town car service between the hotel and sites like Disney Concert Hall and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The rooms are nice; H... read more
Space Age conventioneer's hotel. What do you mean we can't meet Crystal Bernard? Oh well, the French Riviera life it is not! If you remember the show or pass through Downtown's grimy heart, you've ... read more
Central locale since 1906 busts muy bueno prices for rooms, plus Indian, Mexican, and coffee house eats, along with Hank's Bar. A respite from the hectic L.A. streets, but still dingy and dirty. Cl... read more
Back in the day, Los Angeles was defined by who spent the night (or a few hours) in the Neo-gothic Park Plaza Hotel, but now Claud Beelman's architectural masterpiece hosts mainly weddings, masquer... read more
Downtown's original striking oasis spins authentic old L.A. stories under Moroccan majesty in dazzling lobby and plentiful rendezvous spaces. Suites bring the North African atmosphere to new height... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
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Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...