The 11 best hotels in Los Angeles

Le Waldorf Astoria

Have you always been fascinated by the City of Angels? Explore it with ease by booking a room at one of the best hotels in Los Angeles.

Wow! The Californian metropolis of Los Angeles is a multicultural city bursting with energy. This sprawling conurbation is made up of multiple neighborhoods. There’s no real downtown here, but rather a number of sectors linked by colossal roads. There are countless sights to see in this pop culture mecca: Hollywood and its Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard, the famous Malibu beach, Beverly Hills, the Getty Center… You probably won’t have time to do it all, of course. That said, you’re sure to appreciate the tranquility of your Los Angeles hotel room as soon as you return from your stroll. We’ve selected the best places to stay in the world’s film capital: engine on!

The real thing

1. Plaza La Reina

Le Plaza La Reina

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  • Hotel trump card: the incredible breakfast
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★

Welcome to L.A! Let’s start by introducing you to the Plaza La Reina, a renowned four-star hotel. Its accommodations are perfectly appointed, beautifully decorated and feature fully equipped kitchens. Rooms, studios, lofts and suites also include washing machines and dryers. Concierge and valet services are also available. In the morning, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast prepared by… Ladurée. Yes, that’s right: a touch of Paris in the City of Angels.

If you’re visiting the city, we invite you to start by visiting the Walk of Fame and Sunset Boulevard. This lively thoroughfare is a world-famous tourist must-see!

2. The Hollywood Thompson

Le Thompson Hollywood

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  • Hotel highlight: rooftop terrace
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★

The Thompson is a beautiful hotel in Los Angeles. Its inclusion in our ranking is due to its beautiful rooms and the profusion of works of art decorating the entire building. It also stands out for its outdoor pool and rooftop terrace offering incredible views. Enjoy breakfast in front of the south-facing bay windows. In winter, the sunrises over the city are absolutely majestic!

While you’re there, be sure to visit the legendary Getty Center in Brentwood. Its singular architecture houses exceptional exhibitions and art collections. It is surrounded by spectacular gardens, one of which features a labyrinth. Don’t worry, you’ll have less chance of getting lost there than in this oversized metropolis.

The moderns

3. Ambrose Hotel

meilleurs hôtels Los Angeles : L’Ambrose Hotel

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  • Hotel assets: free shuttle service
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★

The Ambrose is located just a few steps from the Santa Monica Pier. This Los Angeles boutique hotel offers a host of practical services, including a shuttle service and car rental. It features a large gym open day and night, and carefully decorated rooms. A library and laundry facilities are at your disposal. If all this doesn’t suit you, room service is available around the clock to satisfy your every wish. An all-you-can-eat aperitif is served every evening between 6 and 8 pm. In summer, you can enjoy it on the terrace. Cheers!

Nearby, the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade are ideal areas for sightseeing. Stores, amusement parks, arcade games, aquarium: what will you spend your day doing?

4. The Kimpton Everly Hotel

Le Kimpton Everly Hotel

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  • Hotel trump card: panoramic views
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★

This four-star luxury hotel overlooks the Hollywood Hills. The famous sign can be seen from the outdoor terrace. This Los Angeles hotel features a year-round outdoor pool, a restaurant (the famous Jane Q) and a cocktail bar. Its spacious, comfortable rooms are ideal for guests looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. The reception is open non-stop, and wine (local, and it’s good) is served free of charge from 5pm to 6pm. To be enjoyed on the rooftop, of course.

Nearby, we recommend a stroll through Hollywood, the big-screen capital of the world. A visit to Universal Studios and its movie-themed theme park, such as « Star Wars Land », will enthral and entertain fans of the 7th art.

5. InterContinental

meilleurs hôtels Los Angeles : L’InterContinental

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  • Hotel trump card: value for money
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★

The InterContinental, as its name suggests, caters to a discerning international clientele. Boasting a large swimming pool, this four-star luxury hotel is located in the Downtown area. In the adjoining Dekkadance restaurant, you can satisfy any munchies with a buffet lunch before returning to your room. Most rooms offer a view of the city, as does Spire 73. The bar is located on the roof of the establishment. Special feature? It’s the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere! It offers an exceptional panoramic view that is, of course, unbeatable.

Griffith Observatory is another great place to take in the sights. This site is located in Griffith Park, an area of almost 1,700 hectares that is home to a zoo, games, an equestrian center, the Greek Theatre and many other surprises. It’s a great place to stroll, even in summer. Perfect for a family picnic, don’t you think?

Economic

6. The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel

Le Hollywood Celebrity Hotel

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  • Hotel assets: location
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • Services: ★★

Just because this Los Angeles hotel has some of the lowest rates in town doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer comfort. In fact, the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel guarantees quality services. In addition to a hearty complimentary continental breakfast and airport shuttle, you’ll appreciate the cozy rooms. Air-conditioned and harmoniously arranged, they are perfect for a quiet stay. The hotel also offers its guests a selection of must-see tourist attractions and activities.

Nearby Anaheim, to the south, is home to the only Disneyland designed during Walt Disney’s lifetime. Inaugurated in 1955, it is part of the Disneyland Resort complex, which includes a second park and a shopping area. Plan to spend a whole day there… and only get halfway through, it’s huge!

7. Super 8 by Wyndham

meilleurs hôtels Los Angeles : Le Super 8 by Wyndham

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  • The hotel’s trump card: the beautiful swimming pool
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★

Super 8 is a film format originally designed for amateur filmmakers. Amateurism, however, is not the hallmark of this Los Angeles hotel near Venice Beach. Its cozy accommodations are perfectly equipped for a stay of any length. Every morning, we devour a delicious breakfast (the waffles are really nice!). If you have a car, you can park it in the hotel parking lot before jumping in the pool. Then it’s on to Venice Beach: it takes no more than ten minutes to get there!

The beach isn’t your forte? Then take a stroll along the seaside district of Venice, famous for its Venice Boardwalk. It’s a cliché, but it’s L.A.! Restaurants, boutiques, a cheerful atmosphere and many other Californian treasures await you.

8. Royal Palace

Royal Palace

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  • Hotel trump card: the kitchenette
  • Budget: €€€
  • Services: ★★

Convenient and economical, this Los Angeles hotel has it all. It’s just a stone’s throw from UCLA, the University of Los Angeles. You’ll appreciate the spacious rooms and suites, some with balconies. Others open onto a delightful patio, but all have a built-in kitchenette that’s very useful for preparing meals. Easy, totally free parking puts Westwood just minutes away.

In this student district, you can visit the Hammer Museum, the Geffen Playhouse and the Fox Theater. The pedestrianized alleyways are a delight to stroll through, winter and summer alike.

The luxurious

9. The Waldorf Astoria

meilleurs hôtels Los Angeles : Le Waldorf Astoria

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  • Hotel assets: integrated amenities
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Services: ★★★★★

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most luxurious luxury hotels in the USA. Gourmet restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, gym, luxury bar, room service, private parking… as well as a hair salon and many other incredible services. Our attentive staff will be delighted to meet your every need. The concierge service is available day and night. What luxury!

In Beverly Hills, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, you’ll feel like a star as you stroll Julia Roberts-style down Rodeo Drive. The thoroughfare is a mecca for Californian shoppers. Your credit card will be hot!

10. The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Le Peninsula Beverly Hills

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  • Hotel trump card: the world-renowned restaurant
  • Budget: €€€€€
  • Services: ★★★★★

The Peninsula boasts a spa and inevitably luxurious accommodations. This Los Angeles hotel is a classy, efficient five-star. A beautiful outdoor swimming pool is located on the rooftop: perfect after a well-coached workout. In the gourmet Belvedere restaurant, you’ll enjoy succulent Mediterranean cuisine. The adjacent terrace lets you enjoy lunch al fresco… unless you’re going out?

If so, head for Beverly Drive, home to the city’s most exclusive restaurants. Nearby, the historic Beverly Gardens Park is dotted with fragrant roses and rare plants. A true marvel to be discovered hand in hand.

11. The Beverly Hills Hotel

meilleurs hôtels Los Angeles : The Beverly Hills Hotel

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  • Hotel assets: spa and direct access to Sunset Boulevard
  • Budget: €€€€€
  • Services: ★★★★★

Let’s complete our selection of the most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles with the soberly named « Beverly Hills ». Known as the « Pink Palace », it boasts a complete wellness center. We take possession of the cozy rooms and suites before descending to the hotel’s restaurant, the Polo Lounge. It’s frequented by many celebrities, so maybe you’ll bump into your favourite

favorite actors?

To learn all about the area, hop on one of the trolleys used to organize guided tours. These are offered every hour at the corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way for a small fee. It’s a great way to learn more about this amazing city!