Where do celebrities stay in LA? Here are the top hotels beloved by the A-list in the City of Angels.
1 Chateau Marmont
The Chateau Marmont is synonymous with privacy, which is why it's so beloved by celebrities. Forget the modern-day celebs who head here (which is everyone, by the way, including Lindsay Lohan who actually lived here for a time): this iconic castle-like property has history. This is the spot where John Belushi died, where James Dean met Natalie Wood for the first time, where Elizabeth Taylor rented the penthouse for Montgomery Clift when he nearly died during a motorcycle accident in 1956 and where Doors frontman Jim Morrison hurt his back when he tried to swing from the roof into his hotel room. Chateau Marmont isn't just a celebrity-beloved hotel either, it's a celebrity in itself: the hotel was prominently featured in Sofia Coppola's 2010 film 'Somewhere'.
8221 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 656-1010
2 Beverly Hills Hotel
The Pink Palace recently celebrated its 100th birthday and in that 100 years, its popularity hasn't diminished an iota. This was THE spot vintage Hollywood chose to stay. On any given day you'd see John F. Kennedy Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Spencer Tracy, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Henry Fonda or the Duke of Windsor. This is the place where the highly eccentric Howard Hughes would reserve up to 25 rooms at a time; he also lived in a cluster of bungalows for nearly 30 years. It is where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard rendezvoused before his divorce and where Katherine Hepburn jumped into the pool fully clothed. Like the Chateau, this is a place where it's more appropriate to ask of modern day celebs: "Who HASN'T been here?"
9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, California 90210
3 Montage Beverly Hills
In 2012, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made waves when they shut down the Montage's private bar, Ten Pound, for an even more private party, but they're just an example of the kind of A-listers that go here. On any given day you might see Jessica Alba, Ryan Gosling or Kim Kardashian, and that's just an example. Celebs love this Beverly Hills hotel for its 500-thread count Egyptian Fili D’Oro sheets, its truly fabulous mega-spa, the complimentary use of a Mercedes, for its afternoon tea and that its 'house restaurant' is none other than Chef Scott Conant's Scarpetta. It really is one haute spot.
225 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 860-7800
4 Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
The Four Seasons is THE hottest spot to see and be seen during awards season, and it's a hot bed for celebrity-friendly events, which is why so many stars head here. They come for the epic Sunday brunches at the hotel's modern Italian eatery, Culina, the treatments at its award-winning spa and its proximity to all the best events. Really, how much easier does it get than heading upstairs to your room after the end of a big night? Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Beckham, Elton John and Morgan Freeman are just a few of the A-list names that love it here.
300 S Doheny Dr Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 273-2222
5 The Peninsula
As the Peninsula is located right next door to CAA, one of the best talent agencies in LA, the property's Belvedere restaurant plays host to some of the most powerful names in the business. Forget power lunches -- the A-list heads here at all hours of the day: for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Celebs stay at the Peninsula because of its A-list service (the staff always remember your name), its attention to detail (you receive your own personalized pillowcase, which the Peninsual can keep safe for you until your next visit) and its complete and utter privacy. Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford are just a few of the faces you might see while having your afternoon tea in the lobby.
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 551-2888