When most people come to Los Angeles, they end up booking a hotel in some noisy section of Hollywood , in a neighborhood without access to quick public transportation or even worse, miles away from the sights they want to see in L.A. Booking a hotel in Los Angeles can be tricky if you aren’t familiar with its sprawling neighborhoods, but once you know you’re way around this town, you can find some of the most comfortable, hip, and chic places to rest your head. So, Reviewer Card is giving you the best hotels that in general, fly under the tourist radar.
1. Shade (in Manhattan Beach)
Shade is a newish addition to this quiet coastal enclave known for stunning beach front property, a quaint fishing pier and Main Street, and plenty of California’s famed surf spots lining the coast. Tucked in at Shade, you’ll have access to some of the most coveted views and nightlife spots in southern California. At night, visit the Shade’s very own Zinc bar for drinks with locals and westside Angelenos. Website
2. Farmer’s Daughter
Located across the street from CBS studios, The Grove and Farmer’s Market, and geographically located near L.A.’s 3rd Street eateries, Farmer’s Daughter is one of those hotels that suits basic needs and at a low cost. Despite the lack of bells and whistles, Farmer’s Daughter is still pretty chic and has quirky hotel rooms — think along the lines of the Ace Hotel. Added bonus? You can easily line-up outside of CBS studios for a taping of The Price is Right. Website
3. Villa Delle Stelle
Can’t stand to stay in the middle of Hollywood, but still crave the luxury of the golden age of Hollywood? Then stay at Villa Delle Stelle, a converted mansion that used to be owned by Dudley Moore’s wife. This boutique hotel caters to Suite and Bungalow vacationers — inside which you’ll even find kitchens and dining tables. Have an extended stay in Los Angeles and don’t want to give up the comforts of home and want to be treated like a 50′s Hollywood celebrity? Then stay at Villa Delle Stelle. Website
4. Mr. C’s
Located on the outer edges of Beverly Hills, Mr. C’s is luxury hotel outfitted in fine Italian leather, mid-century touches, and some of the best customer service you’ll find in LA. With the addition of mod hotel pool, a divine cocktail bar complete with all the mixologist fixings, and an Italian fine-dining restaurant — you may never have to leave the premises.
After a 30 million dollar renovation, the once shabby around the edges, art deco-inspired hotel is back and in the same column as its luxury counterparts. Located in the heart of Santa Monica’s oceanside walk and shopping district, the Shangri-La is your beach destination while staying in Los Angeles. Website