5 Star Hotels in Los Angeles

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Where did celebrities of the past and those of the present stay when in LA? Here are the top five 5 star hotels in Los Angeles that are frequented by the rich and famous.


1 The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The Four Seasons is THE hautest spot during awards season, hands-down, but it's also a super-luxurious retreat any time of year, 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 that Beverly Hills has to offer. Mark Wahlberg, Victoria Beckham, Elton John and Morgan Freeman are just a few of the A-list names that love it at this tony retreat for the rich and famous.
300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 273-2222

2 The Beverly Wilshire

Pretty much everyone has seen "Pretty Woman," right? Well, that happened here at the super-fabulous Beverly Wilshire (the exterior was used and sets were built around the hotel’s actual rooms, which have since been updated). But Julia Robert's hooker with a heart of gold is only the tip of the iceberg—the hotel's actual guests (re: real) have included everyone from President Barack Obama to Elvis Presley, who actually lived in the hotel...as did Warren Beatty and John Lennon when he separated from Yoko Ono. How's that for a famous pedigree?
9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 275-5200

3 Chateau Marmont

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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 where James Dean met Natalie Wood for the first time, where Clark Gable and Jean Harlowe allegedly had some secrets tete-a-tetes and where Doors frontman Jim Morrison hurt his back when he tried to swing from the roof into his hotel room. Really, the Chateau Marmont isn't just a celebrity-beloved hotel—it's more of a celebrity in itself: the hotel was so prominently featured in Sofia Coppola's 2010 film "Somewhere' that it could have been a character itself."
8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 656-1010

4 Montage Beverly Hills

In 2012, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made waves when they shut down the Montage's private bar, Ten Pound, for the be-all end-all of parties, but they're just an example of the kind of A-listers that are often spotted here. On any given day you might see Jessica Alba, Ryan Gosling or Kim Kardashian hanging out at Parq bar, talking on their cell in the hotel lobby or grabbing some gluten-free pasta at Scarpetta. Celebs love this Beverly Hills hotel for its 500-thread count Egyptian Fili D’Oro sheets, its truly fabulous mega-spa, the 'press for champagne' button in its Suite 100 room, the complimentary use of a Mercedes and its truly magnificent afternoon tea.
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 499-4199

5 The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Pink Palace, which recently celebrated its 100th birthday, has been a beloved celebrity haunt since its inception in 1912. 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 and increasingly reclusive Howard Hughes would reserve up to 25 rooms at a time, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard rendezvoused before his divorce and where Katherine Hepburn jumped into the pool fully clothed. Nowadays, everyone who is anyone hangs grabs lunch or a straight up martini at the Pink Palace's restaurant, The Polo Lounge.
9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 276-2251
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