This upscale Los Angeles Historic Landmark hotel is steeped in history -- Charlie Chaplin even lived here for seven years in the prime of his career. Built in the 1880s, it offers rooms with a classic gentleman's club feel, along with premiere access to the vast 88,000-square-foot Los Angeles Athletic Club facilities -- which include a pool, squash/racquetball/basketball courts, and a full fitness center. The property is the site of many "Mad Men" episodes (it stood in for the New York Athletic Club), a reference that speaks to the vibe: classy and quiet with a large business clientele. Rooms are spacious but masculine with comfortable beds, antique accents, and modern amenities (free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs). The downtown Los Angeles location is convenient for business travelers and those heading to events at the Staples Center or Nokia Theatre.