Valentine’s is around the corner! Given that it is always bordering the President Day holiday, many tend to plan a mini vacation or a romantic getaway either locally or out of state. For those that plan to travel to LA, I’ve round up my Top 5 Romantic Hotels in Los Angeles – 2018 edition. You can find my 2017 post Here. As always, there are many excellent hotel chains in LA, new ones are popping up left and right, each more unique and opulent than the other. The hotels I’m recommending today I may not have stayed, but definitely hope to do a quite weekend trip sometime in the near future. I hope after reading my thoughts on them, a few will stand out and you can bookmark them on your next trip to LA, or your next Staycation for those that are local.
Let’s start it off with a heavy hitter – Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Opened in June 2017, this Waldorf Astoria hotel occupies the premier real estate of Beverly Hills at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevard. The 170-room hotel stands out from the Pierre-Yves Rochon designs. As expected from a world class luxury hotel, the glamorous suites at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills boast California king beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private terraces. With high-tech amenities such as a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, automated lights/curtain/temperature controlled by iPad this hotel spare no change in making the guests feel pampered. With Michelin decorated restaurateur and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serving up French-influenced California cuisine at Jean Georges and Luxury Swiss skincare powerhouse La Prairie Spa, the only one of its kind in Los Angeles one can expect nothing best the best while staying at this luxury resort. Relax at the resort’s open-air rooftop and pool thanks to Los Angeles’s mild weather, open year-round for optimal people watching.
Housed in the former United Artists building, the hotel pays homage to LA’s essence and really brings new life to the vibrant Broadway theater district since opening. Modern geometric stained glass, soft lighting from Deco chandeliers and walls papered with old movie scripts make this hotel a true treasure of Hollywood history. For the millennial young couples, this cool hip hotel is your ideal destination from throwback checkerboard floors, exposed concrete interiors to the iron clad platform bed and bathroom decors. Every room here exude classy minimalism hippy funk vibes. Those looking for fun things to do, the historic United Artists Theatre was restored, and it’s now available for events and performances of all kinds. Don’t miss the rooftop pool and the Moroccan inspired rooftop bar, both are quite the place to take in the LA scene.
Located a mile below the gilded Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, Mr. C is all about modern fusion of old-world simplicity and European glamour—the hotel’s founders are relatives of Venice’s famed Cipriani family. For those that prefers privacy, this hotel is characterized by discreet, out of this world service and elegant accommodations. All 138 rooms and suites have white or cherry red chesterfield sofas, Eames-style chairs, glamour shots of Hollywood stars, and private balconies with sweeping views of the city. The gorgeous, teak-appointed pool area is a perfect spot to relax in a cabana and the attendants here are at your beck and call and while you are at it, visit the Mr. C Spa, it is a tranquil oasis from the business of Beverly Hills. Those traveling on weekends should take a seat in the lobby lounge (or rack up and play pool) because weekends here mean top-notch, expertly curated jazz. Golden days of Hollywood anyone?