Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Hollywood.
Located just south of Hollywood Boulevard, Dream Hollywood is a trendy, four-pearl property with plenty of high-style flourishes. The hotel’s 178 rooms and suites are luxe and contemporary, decked out with Smart TVs, iPads, and lavish minibars. But most guests aren't drawn to the property for its rooms, rather they come for the fun nightlife scene thanks to its popular bars, nightclubs, and restaurants attracting a glam crowd of locals along with guests. A large gym and rooftop pool round out the on-site features. Travelers may want to compare rates and amenities with W Hollywood, which has a similar party-centric vibe and stylishly modern rooms.
This 300-room Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, literally an L.A. landmark, combines the shimmer of silver-screen history with a cutting-edge party scene centered around its multiple bars and massive pool. A terrific casual restaurant is open 24 hours, and service is surprisingly good. The rooms, though well designed, are smaller than average for L.A.
Right in the heart of Hollywood, Loews Hollywood Hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers with amenities and a glitzy look that pushes this property into the four-pearl category. With a FedEx business center, a full-service spa, and two popular eateries, it combines big-chain conveniences with an upscale sheen. This is especially apparent in the large modern guest rooms with glam decor, Keurig coffeemakers, and some fantastic views including ones of the Hollywood sign or the city skyline. The views are also noteworthy by the sunny rooftop pool. Parking fees are steep and the hotel can get over-crowded, but the only real competitor with real estate like this is The Hollywood Roosevelt, which can get equally crowded.
Located on Hollywood Boulevard, W Hollywood is in the center of the neighborhood's party scene, and its bars and rooftop pool are popular local nightspots. This upscale hotel's 305 guest rooms are sleek and modern, with minimalist decor -- marble bathrooms add a touch of luxury. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, and iPod docks, but Wi-Fi comes with a fee. Some Suites add wet bars and private terraces. Many rooms have scenic views, and the rooftop pool has luxury cabanas to hang out in. Other features, such as Delphine restaurant, Bliss Spa, and a 24-hour fitness center, make the W Hollywood a popular choice, especially among those seeking a fun nightlife scene. Another option travelers could consider with a similar party vibe could be the Standard Hollywood.
The Redbury at Hollywood and Vine is a bohemian-chic boutique with 57 homey, eclectically designed suites. Guests can cook in their in-room kitchen, pop downstairs to Cleo, the Middle Eastern restaurant, walk half a block for sushi at Katsuya (both menus can be ordered for 24-hour in-room dining). The location is ideal for seeing the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theater (formerly, and more famously, known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater), but the neighborhood is continuing to evolve, and some parts are still seedy. Guests wanting a pool (something The Redbury lacks, along with a spa) could try The Hollywood Roosevelt, which has one of the largest pools in L.A.