Inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood offers guests an intimate sanctuary from the bustling city. The 80-suite boutique hotel shines with in-suite fireplaces, a private art collection, and a private rooftop—complemented by a heated saltwater pool, cabanas, an outdoor sunken fireplace, and a hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary.
- Enjoy The Private Rooftop, with native gardens, an outdoor sunken fireplace, a heated saltwater
European pool, cabanas, and a 360-degree view of Hollywood Hills.
- Guests can also explore the Hummingbird & Butterfly Sanctuary by the National Wildlife
Federation, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily.
- In each room, cherish understated decadence, like hand-woven Turkish carpets, custom-crafted
mattresses, in-suite fireplaces with handcrafted mantels, and 24-hour Butler Service.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out works by Miró, de Kooning, and Dalí in the private art collection.
LINE LA Koreatown
The LINE LA is situated in a midcentury building constructed in 1964, and now draws inspiration from the distinct Korean culture of its surrounding neighborhood. Guests of the hotel can enjoy 12 floors of serenity, including Café, the lounge Break Room 86, the shop Poketo, and 388 guest rooms—with artworks by Claire Oswalt in each.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out photo prints by Kevin Hanley and ACME Gallery.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel, a member of Dorchester Collection, opened in 1912. Ever since then, it has evoked an ambiance of a relaxed resort with lush gardens, a palm-lined pool, beautiful guest rooms, and The Pink Palace. Just steps away from Rodeo Drive and about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the hotel welcomes socialites and vacationers to Hollywood glamour galore.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in one of the 23 bungalows.
Four Seasons Los Angeles Beverly Hills
This iconic five-star hotel recently underwent a complete interior redesign, and continues to welcome guests and celebrities to its spectacular space. Paying homage to Hollywood, the 285 guest rooms and suites reflect the elegance and charm of the city’s glamour.
Whitewaller recommends: Trying the new Surrender massage and JetSet Refresh facial.
The Standard Hollywood
A true original since day one, The Standard, Hollywood is located in the heart of West Hollywood on the legendary Sunset Strip. With a blue AstroTurf pool deck and a floor-to-ceiling shagged lobby, the hotel abounds with curious, unexpected touches at every turn (like The Box). The laid-back public spaces include restaurant Croft Alley, the beloved top-top-secret nightclub Mmhmmm, and the desert backdrop Cactus Lounge.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking a Pool View room.
The Standard Downtown LA
Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil in 1956, The Standard, Downtown LA is midcentury California architecture par excellence. The 207-room hotel greets guests with a marble lobby and offers massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles, an intimate garden bar, and a stellar 24-hour restaurant. There is also a quarry’s worth of marble on the facade and covering the lobby, which is, well, very impressive.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking one of the two penthouse suites.
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
In 2008, this SLS Hotel location opened to provide those in Los Angeles with a sweet escape. Guests are welcomed to the private Altitude Pool, Ciel Spa by Pearl Wellness, a fitness studio, and Tres and The Bazaar—both by José Andrés.
Whitewaller recommends: Partaking in the evening Fireside Flights at Tres.
Freehand Los Angeles Downtown
Freehand Los Angeles is a gorgeous hotel with 226 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, the award-winning bar the Broken Shaker, the restaurant The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea, Café Integral, and a Flowerboy shop. The hotel’s quaint feel invites you to make yourself at home.
Whitewaller recommends: Picking up fresh flowers and poetry from Flowerboy.
Palihouse Santa Monica Santa Monica
Palihouse Santa Monica’s Moorish-influenced architecture evokes charm and uniqueness upon arrival. Built in 1927, the property was designated a historic landmark in 2001, furthering its iconic reputation. With 38 rooms and The Lobby Café, visitors can relax and enjoy exceptional amenities including an on-property bocce ball court.
Whitewaller recommends: Hiring Linus Bikes.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is a remarkable urban respite that epitomizes the ease of a California lifestyle with unparalleled amenities. With 119 rooms and 51 suites (including three Villa Suites and a Presidential Suite), the hotel is set over 12 floors, including a rooftop pool exclusively for guests, a fitness center, garden spaces, a La Prairie spa, two restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and more.
Whitewaller recommends: Indulging in the signature La Prairie facial at the spa.
SIXTY Beverly Hills
Adjacent to Rodeo Drive is SIXTY Beverly Hills—an innovative addition to the brand’s other locations in New York and Miami. Here, 118 rooms and suites welcome guests to an oasis of dynamic amenities, including a heated rooftop pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a penthouse for 20 guests, the Caulfield’s Bar & Dining Room, and more.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing at the A60 Rooftop Bar & Pool deck.
Sunset Tower Hotel Sunset Strip
Known as the epicenter of Hollywood, the Sunset Tower landmark, created in 1929, was reinvented just over a decade ago by owner Jeff Klein. In addition to a gym, a Joanna Vargas Spa, The Tower Bar, and a pool, the hotel welcomes visitors to an array of stunning guest rooms and suites.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Townhouse Suite.
NoMad Los Angeles Downtown
Designed by the architect and designer Jacques Garcia, and created by the Sydell Group, the 241-room NoMad Los Angeles hotel is set in the historic Giannini building. The building’s historical roots, as the former Bank of Italy, inspired its design. The hotel is accompanied by a café, rooftop pool, and /THE LAB/—an art space and concept shop by PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the art program curated by be-poles.