Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks -- for every budget -- with handicap-acessible features in Los Angeles, and get inspired!
Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
Handicap-Accessible Features: All wheelchair-accessible rooms are equipped with wider entrances, roll-in showers, and lowered countertops, plus there are ramps and elevators on every floor. Hearing impaired guests can request special telephones with lights and other capabilities at no extra charge.
About the Hotel: This iconic Beverly Hills hotel is a top luxury pick for business or leisure, families or romance. With beautiful guest rooms, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and a great spa, pool and fitness center, plus doting Four Seasons service, it's hard to find fault.
Handicap-Accessible Features: Every common area in the hotel is accessible via ramps and elevators, from the restaurant to the pool area. All handicap-friendly rooms are close to the elevators and feature roll-in showers, widened doorways, lowered peepholes, and flashing lights for the hearing-impaired. There’s no additional charge for service dogs.
About the Hotel: Just off the Sunset Strip, the London offers the highest levels of luxury and service at reasonable prices. With 200 beautifully appointed, 750-square-foot rooms, a rooftop pool and fitness area with panoramic views, and a restaurant from star chef Gordon Ramsay, the hotel attracts a sophisticated set who expect service as great as the value.
Handicap-Accessible Features: The whole property is compliant with ADA regulations, which include wider doorways, ramps in public spaces (even the pool area), and in-room amenities such as lowered sinks, showerheads and closet rods, and roll-in showers with benches and rails.
About the Hotel: Just blocks from UCLA, this 238-room Kimpton hotel offers 350-square-foot standard rooms luxuriously outfitted with 42-inch flat-screens and Frette linens, a small heated pool, free coffee and daily wine hours, and a no-fee pet policy.
Handicap-Accessible Features: All common areas, including the pool, the restaurants and front desk, are wheelchair-accessible via ramps and elevators. There are ADA-approved rooms that feature lowered closet poles, towel racks and vanities, and roll-in showers equipped with grab rails and benches.
About the Hotel: There's plenty to like about the 257-room Andaz: rotating art exhibits, a lovely rooftop pool with panoramic views, sleek rooms with free snacks and drinks, and a wonderful location near the Sunset Strip's famous bars and nightclubs.
Handicap-Accessible Features: Facilities for disabled guests include audiovisual smoke detectors, lowered peepholes, bathtub bench and grab rails, raised toilet seats, closed-caption television, lowered front desk, and vibratory alarm clocks.
About the Hotel: This 726-room behemoth in Century City, the commercial hub of LA's entertainment industry, has contemporary rooms with iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and balconies, some with fantastic views. The pool is huge and the Equinox gym is the largest in L.A.
Handicap-Accessible Features: Handicap-accessible rooms are equipped with roll-in showers and grab bars, plus widened doorways and raised toilet seats. There are elevators on every floor, and valet parking service is available at the entrance.
About the Hotel: This 569-room Beverly Hills hotel, the site of the Golden Globes, excels at affordable luxury. Two business centers and superbly fast Internet in the elegant rooms make it a top pick for business travelers. Its huge pool and name-brand fitness center ably compete with the leisure facilities at more expensive hotels.
Handicap-Accessible Features: The hotels has a number of ADA-approved rooms that feature roll-in showers, widened doors and hallways, lowered closet rods, and securely attached carpets. There's a designated parking area, ramps in common areas, and service dogs are allowed at no extra charge.
About the Hotel: Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood within 10 minutes of the Sunset Strip, the Chamberlain has spacious rooms with gas fireplaces and contemporary decor, a small fitness center, and a lovely rooftop pool with panoramic views.
Handicap-Accessible Features: The handicap-accessible rooms feature roll-in showers, raised toilets with railings, and wider doorways. All common areas have ramps instead of steps only, and every floor has elevator access. The hotel has valet parking service available for those with special needs.
About the Hotel: Don't let the location by the 405 freeway scare you. The 209-room Hotel Angeleno, a 10-minute drive from UCLA and the Getty, is one of L.A.'s best values. Rooms are comfortable and immaculate, the pool is pleasant, the Wi-Fi is free, and the penthouse restaurant has panoramic views.
Handicap-Accessible Features: The hotel is equipped with ramps and elevators, making every common area wheelchair-accessible. In-room amenities for disabled guests include roll-in showers, and bathtub grab rails.
About the Hotel: This 127-room hotel in Manhattan Beach has relatively large rooms with DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and comfy beds. The pool but pleasant, the fitness center has modern machines, and the large business center offers free office supplies. Plus, rates are pretty reasonable year-round.