Los Angeles City Guide

By: Amy Westervelt

Los Angeles Hotels Guide

©2006 Beverly Hills Hotel The Beverly Hills Hotel in downtown Los Angeles offers upscale accommodations.

The best places to stay in Los Angeles are in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, on the West Side (Beverly Hills), and in the West 3rd Street area.

Downtown Los Angeles has a few great hotels as well. The Standard (550 South Flower), The Hotel Figueroa (939 S. Figueroa), the Mobil Three-Star Chateau Marmont (8221 W Sunset Blvd), the Mobil Five-Star Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd), the Mobil Five-Star Peninsula Beverly Hills (9882 South Santa Monica Blvd), and the Mobil Five-Star Hotel Bel Air (701 Stone Canyon Rd) are all superb examples and worth every penny.


The Farmer's Daughter Hotel (115 S Fairfax Ave) is an excellent option in the 3rd St./Miracle Mile part of town. In notoriously expensive Santa Monica, Cal Mar (220 California Ave) offers an alternative to the pricey hotels of the area: a garden apartment. Further south in Venice, the Inn at Venice Beach (327 Washington Blvd) offers clean, affordable rooms in a quiet residential area.

Los Angeles is famous for its fine dining, and you can find plenty of great burger joints there, too. Keep reading to learn more about Los Angeles restaurants.