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The Best Unique Los Angeles Hotels


Traveling to Los Angeles can be overwhelming, to say the least. There are so many options between deciding what to do, what to eat, and where to stay. While this list still leaves you with plenty of options, here’s a sneak peek into a few great places that break away from the hotel and resort norm.


Beverly Hills

Avalon-Hotel-Beverly-HillsAvalon Hotel

Staying at Avalon Hotel will feel like a home away from home. The assortment of beautifully designed rooms will fit any of your needs, including the penthouse with a 1,000 sq ft patio and views for days. Avalon Hotel also features Viviane Restaurant, an indoor-outdoor restaurant with an eclectic menu and poolside views. If you can bring yourself to leave the property, they even offer bicycles to cruise around the city.


Another modern luxury hotel in Beverly Hills that will not disappoint is Sixty Beverly Hills.



a group of people swimming in a pool of waterHotel Bel-Air

Surrounded by trees in the wooded hills of Bel-Air, pulling into the resort will feel like an escape from the city. Your whole day will be complete by spending an afternoon at the spa, lounging by the pool, and enjoying dinner at Wolfgang Puck, all in the hidden sanctuary of Hotel Bel-Air.


Los Angeles

a view of a cityAce Hotel

Your first step into the Ace Hotel will immediately immerse you in DTLA art history. Built-in 1927 for the maverick film studio, this updated hotel does an outstanding job mixing modern art and design with the historic architecture of the building. Complete with theater, coffee counter, and Best Girl restaurant, you’ll be able to spend your day enjoying LA’s finest right from your hotel. Oh, and you can’t forget the rooftop pool and bar with the best views of DTLA.

The Line Hotel


Full of locally curated art, live music and DJs, and restaurants unlike anywhere else in the city, staying at The Line Hotel will be a truly unique and memorable experience. Located in the heart of Koreatown, you’ll be able to keep busy at any hour of the day. Each room will inspire you with floor-to-ceiling views of the city and handmade furnishing from a local architect. If nothing else, a trip to the greenhouse-inspired restaurant is definitely worth the visit.

a group of people sitting at a table

The Hoxton

Located in Downtown, the Hoxton has a glamorous but laid-back vibe that draws in locals and visitors. With two restaurants, gorgeous suites, and a rooftop pool, the Hoxton has everything you’ll need for a comfortable and trendy stay.



A few other extremely notable Los Angeles hotels are Farmers Daughter, Hotel Figueroa, Wayfarer Hotel, The Nomad Hotel, Hotel Normandie, and Freehand. Each of these offers a unique sense of style and brings its own special touch to make your Los Angeles stay unforgettable.



a pool next to a buildingMagic Castle

Staying at the Magic Castle is the ultimate Los Angeles family hotel experience. Complete with a heated swimming pool, free snacks, courtyard dining, and (saving the best for last) a popsicle hotline! Pick up the poolside phone for immediate popsicle delivery. Staying at the hotel may also grant you access to the exclusive Magic Castle Club, a highly notable magic show and one of the hardest places to get into in Los Angeles.


a chair sitting in front of a pool of water

Petit Ermitage

This hotel lacks nothing, especially when it comes to art and style. Spend your afternoon in the heated rooftop pool, view over 150 handpicked art pieces, or plan the ultimate soiree all in a day at the unforgettable Petit Ermitage. 



a tree in front of a brick building

The Charlie

The Charlie is a boutique hotel nestled in West Hollywood. It used to be owned by Charlie Chaplin, hence its name. Its cozy and charming style will have you feeling right at home.




Other exceptional Hollywood stays include Hotel Covell, Le Peer Hotel, The Hollywood Roosevelt, Chateau Marmont, and Sunset Tower Hotel, the iconic West Hollywood landmark.


Venice Beach

a dining room table in front of a windowThe Ellison Suites

Venice Beach is a very unique and special part of Los Angeles and if you’re staying in the area, you deserve to stay somewhere just as special. The Ellison Suites is a 49 room hotel located just 200 feet away from the beach. Each suite has a full kitchen and a living room to make you feel right at home. And if being steps away from the famous boardwalk isn’t enough, you can enjoy the rooftop deck with amazing ocean and LA views.


Santa Monica

Hotel-Casa-Del-Mar-Los-AngelesCasa Del Mar

Casa Del Mar is a stunning Mediterranean-style hotel with views of the Santa Monica Pier. This hotel offers a wide range of accommodations from rooms and suites to penthouses. Completed with a couple of dining options, spa, pool, and fitness center, there is something for everyone at Casa Del Mar.

Another great option is the Shore Hotel which does its best to offer an eco-friendly stay!



Nobu-Ryokan-MalibuNobu Ryokan

This tranquil Japanese Style Inn will leave you completely rejuvenated and refreshed. The quaint 16 room retreat features soaking tubs, private decks, and grants you access to Malibu Racquet Club, the Cure Spa, and priority reservations at Nobu Malibu. Nobu Ryokan is also nestled right along Carbon Beach, one of the world’s most exclusive and coveted beaches giving you the best beach views in Southern California.

For ultimate California vibes, visit Surfrider Hotel Malibu located right across the street from the iconic Surfrider Beach.


Culver City


Originally built in the 1920s, Palihotel has done an outstanding job modernizing the building’s original art deco influences. This boutique hotel, located right in the heart of Culver City, features Simonette, a french inspired restaurant perfect for brunch to late-night cocktails and everything in between.



No matter where you end up calling your home away from home while in Los Angeles, your trip will be a remarkable experience. There is so much to do and see in Los Angeles, you will be sure to have a wonderful stay. Hop on our Los Angeles tour to see all the LA hot spots in one day or keep an eye on our blog for more SoCal travel tips. Happy Traveling!