Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Los Angeles


There are few cities in the world that blend urban living, fashion and design, with beaches, mountains and deserts. Los Angeles is one of them. You can ski in the San Bernardino mountains in the morning and be back at the beach in the afternoon driving down Pacific Coast Highway with your convertible top down. In the evenings, there are so many good restaurants to choose from. Since LA is a melting pot of so many nationalities, you’ll find Vietnamese, Filipino, French, Indian, Korean food and many more.

But finding a hotel is not as easy. You want to stay near the beach, but most beachside hotels are rundown or old-fashioned. In Beverly Hills and downtown, there are too many chain hotels. So we’ve gone through the trouble of selecting boutique hotels — small scale and more intimate — that provide good service and beautiful interiors at a reasonable cost.

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel
115 South Fairfax Ave, Fairfax & 3rd
Los Angeles, CA
+1 323 937 3930

Avalon Beverly Hills
9400 West Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
+1 310 277 5221

Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive
360 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
+1 310 273 0300

Maison 140
140 S Lasky Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
+1 310 281 4000

Le Montrose Suite Hotel
900 Hammond Street
West Hollywood, CA
+1 310 855 1115

Palihouse Holloway
8465 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA
+1 323 656 4100

The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
+1 310 854 1111

Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd
11461 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
+1 310 476 6571

Shade Hotel
1221 N. Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA
+1 310 546 4995

Check out all of our LA favorites.


About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.