Welcome to sunny Los Angeles, home to the Lakers, Rodeo Drive, and, of course, the Bachelor Mansion. Just kidding, there is so much more to LA than what meets the eye, with amazing and iconic sights like the Hollywood Sign and Greek Theater, but also lesser known but still equally cool places to visit, like the Snow White Cottages, Olivera Street, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Last Bookstore.
With so much to see in this beautiful city, what better way to truly experience Los Angeles culture than by staying in one of its amazing and historic hotels? Keep reading to see some of these beautiful rentals and start planning your getaway.
Want to hit the beach? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Georgian Hotel is a beautiful and historic boutique hotel, barely a two-minute walk from the beach. It was built in 1933 and features its original Art Deco style throughout, but has been updated over the years with all the modern conveniences. It even has an onsite restaurant - Veranda - which has a classic and a tapas menu, along with an authentic Speakeasy, open each evening.
The Georgian has a variety of luxurious guest rooms available, with queen, double queen, king, and one-bedroom suites. You can even opt for an ocean view and wake up to the glittering Pacific Ocean each morning of your stay. The Georgian is also close to popular destinations, like the Third Street Promenade, Palisades Park, Loyola Marymount University, and LAX.
Welcome to the Charlie West Hollywood Hotel, which was once home to the one and only Charlie Chaplin and now named after him. The hotel is extremely inviting with fresh flowers throughout and many outdoor spaces to relax in. There are a variety of rooms, suites, bungalows, and duplex suites to choose from, and each room is individually styled, so you’re always in for a surprise. The Charlie is less than a mile (1.6 km) from the infamous Sunset Boulevard, home to a plethora of shops and restaurants you’re sure to enjoy.
You may think that the Bissel House Bed & Breakfast sounds familiar and that’s because it is! This wonderful B&B is named after Anna Bissell McCay, daughter to Melville Bissell, who created the carpet cleaning empire. The Bissel House is a traditional Victorian-style manor and, of course, offers a full breakfast each morning and free tea and coffee in the lounge and library, all day long.
There are several room choices here, with unique names like the Garden Room, Albert Einstein Room, and the Prince Albert Room. The Bissell House is very close to the Rose Bowl Stadium, South Pasadena Metro Station, and Norton Simon Museum. It is also within walking distance to plenty of shopping and dining options.
The Bissell House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 201 Orange Grove Avenue
Price: from 219 USD
Internet services Non-smoking rooms Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Babysitting/child services Smoke alarms Express check-in/check-out Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
Here’s another beachfront hotel. The Cadillac Hotel is also just a minute from the beach. It was built in 1914 and still features the Art Deco influences from this time. If you’re into biking, you can rent a bike and ride to the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Canals Walkway, Kinney Blvd or just around LA. The Cadillac is also surrounded by a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, and more. And, if you don’t want to leave the hotel, you can enjoy the city’s sites from the rooftop courtyard. Rooms here include regular rooms, double rooms, suites, and rooms with a sea view.
Address: 8 Dudley Avenue
Price: from 170 USD
If you’re looking for a classic historic hotel, you can’t really beat the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Designed in a classic luxurious style, the Millennium is located in downtown Los Angeles, right by Pershing Square Subway Station and a short walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The hotel has a variety of amenities, like a Roman-style indoor pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.
There are also many dining options here, like the Sai Sai Restaurant (Asian cuisine and sushi bar), Smeraldi’s Restaurant (Italian fare), the Gallery Bar and Cognac Room (live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights).
What is a visit to Los Angeles without a trip to the beach? Which is why so many hotels were first built right on the beach - and the AIR Venice on the Beach doesn’t deviate from this, nor does it disappoint. The AIR Venice is right on the famous Oceanfront Walk and the historic rooms (which include regular rooms, studios, and deluxe suites) have gorgeous views of Venice Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
As a guest here, you can partake in an array of activities, like sightseeing on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, biking around Santa Monica, or venturing out to Hollywood Boulevard. You also have access to seaside dining, shopping, and entertainment.
The historic Hotel Normandie was originally built in 1926 in the Wilshire District. The Normandie is close to popular destinations, including the Staples Center, Dolby Theater, Los Angeles Fashion District (including Rodeo Drive), and it is also close to LAX. The hotel has guest suites and standard rooms, each impeccably decorated with old-world charm.
There are also two on-site restaurants - Cassell’s Hamburger, which offers American fare and Le Comptoir, which is reservation only and features Californian and vegetarian cuisine. Each morning you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and evening wine tasting.
Hotel Normandie - Los Angeles
Address: 605 South Normandie Avenue
Price: from 149 USD
Fax/photocopying Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Meeting/banquet facilities Lift Restaurant Bar Ironing service Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
When thinking of historic hotels in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Roosevelt is definitely one of the first that comes to mind. It is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so you will be walking distance to famous sites, like the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Dolby Theater, Walk of Fame, and so much more! The hotel itself is also amazing, with an Olympic-sized heated outdoor pool, on-site dining, a massage garden, fitness center, and stunning and spacious guest rooms with minibars and high-end furnishings.
Additionally, you can grab cocktails at either the Library bar or the Spare Room (which actually has vintage bowling lanes). Grab poolside drinks at the Tropicana Pool Cafe or a bite to eat at the Public Kitchen and Bar. With so much to do and see in and around the hotel, you won’t ever want to leave.
And to round off this tour of historic hotels in Los Angles, we have the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Beverly Hills Hotel is also known as the “Pink Palace” and it is a luxurious, historic hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Some of the luxurious amenities here include the full-service La Prairie Spa and an incredible outdoor pool that features underwater music, private cabanas, and pool staff. If you want to get a quick workout in while you’re here, you can do that in the fitness center, where you can grab some complimentary fresh fruit, juice, and water.
If you’re hungry, be sure to check out the Polo Lounge, where you might even spot a celebrity, the Cabana Cafe, a 1950s-style Fountain Coffee Room, or Bar Nineteen 12. The Beverly Hills Hotel is across from the Will Rogers Memorial Park and close to attractions like Rodeo Drive and Greystone Mansion (which is a popular backdrop for TV and movies, including Chilton Academy from Gilmore Girls).
The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection
Address: 9641 Sunset Boulevard
Price: from 645 USD
Allergy-free room Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Lockers Pool/beach towels Gift shop VIP room facilities Smoke alarms Room service
Here’s another historic beachfront hotel - the Venice Beach Suites & Hotel. The Venice Beach Hotel is just a minute walk to the lively Venice Beach Boardwalk. If you’re hoping to stay in the area for a while, this may be a place to heavily consider because rooms include fully-furnished studios with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel also has a rooftop deck with panoramic views of Venice Beach, bike rentals that you can ride around the Boardwalk, and complimentary umbrellas, beach chairs, and beach toys. And, if this wasn’t enough, the hotel isn’t just next to the boardwalk but just 2 miles (3.2 km) away from Santa Monica and Marina del Rey and a two-minute walk to Muscle Beach and Venice Beach Skate Park.
Venice Beach Suites And Hotel
Address: 1305 Ocean Front Walk
Price: from 209 USD
Get ready for some fun in the sun
Whether you’re at the beach or in the city, you’re bound to have an amazing time at one of these beautiful, historic hotels in Los Angeles.
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