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Top 10 LA Luxury Resorts and Hotels
Los Angeles, California: Home to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, it's one of the most culturally rich, upscale and interesting towns in the U.S. Located along California's incredible Pacific coastline, a plethora of luxury resorts and hotels await your arrival. We've chosen the Top 10 L.A. Luxury Resorts and Hotels to make your difficult choice a little bit easier!

Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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This is the place to bring your family to experience pure L.A. luxury. Everything at Terranea Resort is brand new, including the family-focused attitude and unique, calming surroundings. Sit back, relax, indulge and have fun on Palos Verdes Peninsula – and enjoy pure luxury on your family vacation.

This spectacular undisturbed setting is mimicked by Mediterranean architecture, civilized pleasures and an open, inviting family atmosphere. From your private balcony, watch waves crash against the shore with Catalina Island lingering in the background. Bring the kids for a day on the links! A nine-hole, par-three course onsite is perfect for beginners or aspiring professionals! Or hop on a horse and explore the incredible cliffs that line the resort grounds. On a hot day lay out by the oceanfront pool – dive in to cool off for soaking, splashing family fun. Clear your mind of life’s worries at the Spa at Terranea – if a luxuriating massage isn’t enough, we’re willing to bet that calming coastal views, a state-of-the-art fitness center and full-service salon are! After a day of pampering, nothing can stop you from sitting back and enjoying your surroundings. This L.A. luxury hotel is the ultimate destination for your California family vacation.


No matter what brings you to Terranea, you'll find accommodations to fit your lifestyle! Choose from hotel suites, oceanfront bungalows, oceanview casitas and villas.

Getting there

From the I-405 Freeway, exit at Hawthorne Blvd. Turn South onto Hawthorne Blvd. Turn left onto Palos Verdes Drive West. Turn right onto Terranea Way (Discovery Center will be on the left just inside the entrance).

Related Onsite Offerings

Designed to reveal the resort's dramatic outdoor panoramas, Terranea's meeting facilities encompass 135,000 square feet of conference and event space. The 60,000 square feet of indoor space features an 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom, an additional 6,600-square-foot Marineland Ballroom, the Catalina Room and 15 breakout rooms are perfect for your next conference, reunion, meeting or dream wedding!


Loews Santa Montica Beach Hotel

Santa Monica, Texas

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel provides the warmth and comfort that invite you to stay. Santa Monica beach provides an unbeatable location for ocean, sun and outdoor activity. The combination results in a fantastic L.A. luxury vacation where hospitality meets opulence meets the beach!

If you’re traveling for business, your stress will diminish when you step onto the property. With 300 thread count sheets, flat screen TVs and incredible ocean views, relaxation is made easy. Let your worries fade away at the newly appointed Ocean Spa and Fitness Center. State of the art fitness equipment and exercise classes, along with a plethora of invigorating spa treatments put you worlds away from the hard work of your daily life. We know there’s always more work to be done, even if you’re on vacation. That’s why Loews Santa Monica offers all the business amenities you need to be productive! Hotel-wide high-speed wireless Internet means you can answer emails while relaxing in the sun by the pool, or while enjoying a great meal or beverage at Ocean and Vine! And if you can’t drag yourself away from your incredible suite, they’ll bring your meal to you, 24/7. Now that’s true L.A. luxury.

Fun facts

The Santa Monica Pier was the finish line for the famed Route 66 which was the route many Americans took in search of a better life from Chicago in the mid 1920’s.

Related Onsite Offerings

A brainstorming session for 12? A sweet sixteen for 160? A memorable beach-side wedding for a select group of guests? With over 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space to accommodate groups of up to 900 people, their professional team will ensure your event is flawless from start to finish.


Try a heated lava shell massage at Ocean Spa!


Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica, California

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In the age of global warming we know how important it is to be green. Here’s a hotel that understands this, and through its efforts has earned Green Hotel Certification. At the same time, this L.A. luxury hotel is beautiful and calming – the Fairmont Miramar Hotel is your next California vacation!

Hotel guest rooms and suites are exquisite, but for a unique LA luxury vacation experience, we recommend staying in one of 32 secluded garden bungalow hideaways. Situated amid tropical flowers, palm trees and calming waterfalls, you’ll enjoy a private retreat with the perk of resort amenities! Experience a calm casual neighborhood vibe combined with organic, local ingredients at onsite FIG Restaurant, where head chef Ray Garcia creates beautiful, delicious and all-natural meals that are critically acclaimed – the Los Angeles Times called it, “A Raging Success!” And after a day of rejuvenating treatments at Exhale Spa and wellness center, the best way to maximize your pampering is to watch the calming Pacific waves lap against the shore. Welcome to undisturbed, eco-friendly L.A. luxury at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows!

Getting there

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), head east on Century Blvd. Take the 405 San Diego Freeway North. Transfer to the 10 Santa Monica Freeway West. Exit at Fourth Street, and turn right (heading north) on Fourth. Make a left turn on Wilshire Boulevard, heading west. Pass Second Street, and the hotel will be on the right hand side.

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy all the privacy and unobtrusive pampering that Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has to offer with one of the special resort packages. Whether you come to Southern California to celebrate romance, take advantage of the great shopping or bask in the sunshine, all the details will be attended to. You’re invited to take advantage of packages specially created with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.


Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the well-equipped Health Club, wellness center and spa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows with the latest in equipment and treatments. Push your body to the limits or relax with a massage or in the whirlpool after a day of business, shopping or sightseeing.

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Transport yourself back to a time where luxury meant grand ballrooms, crystal chandeliers, meticulously landscaped lush gardens and at your service hospitality. L.A. luxury is redefined at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa – a AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel in Pasadena, California.

The legendary traditions of service and luxury are reminiscent of the original Langham grand hotel of 1865. Classic London adornments like Italian marble and frette linens combine with modern touches like broadband Internet access and flat screen TVs to provide a vacation that makes you feel like royalty. Dine in unmatched opulence at The Dining Room, where the only thing more impressive than the service is the food itself. This Michelin Star rated restaurant features modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influence and French technique, providing a dining experience that is completely original. And you have to visit the Huntington Spa for a spa retreat that is truly as remarkable as you. This is lavish opulence in a traditional L.A. luxury hotel.

Getting there

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), take the 105 East to the 110 North. Stay on 110 North until the end of the freeway. Turn right onto Glenarm Street. Turn right onto El Molino Avenue. Turn left onto Elliott Drive. Turn right onto South Oak Knoll Avenue. The hotel is located on the right side of the street.

Fun facts

The Huntington Spa was voted one of the Top 10 Spas in the continental U.S. and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure!


Beginners and Wimbledon champions alike will love the three floodlit tennis courts!


Shutters on the Beach Hotel

Santa Monica, California

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We always love the atmosphere of the beach, but sometimes we’d like to avoid the sand. That’s exactly what we found at Shutters on the Beach – a boutique Santa Monica hotel! Cool blues, creams and tans adorn the property, putting tranquility at the forefront of your luxurious L.A. vacation.

The hotel was newly reinvented by designer Michael Smith, freshly appointed to design Obama’s White House. From the casually elegant lobby to the pool to your incredible accommodations, you’ll feel at home on the beach! Each guest room and suite was designed to feel like your own private beach cottage, with all the amenities of home. But special added touches and attention to detail remind you that you’re on a luxury Los Angeles vacation! Trust us – you’ll want to spend your afternoon at the pool! The sundeck is right on the Pacific, so you won’t miss out on the sights and sounds of the beach. Indulge with enticing food and drinks and unwind while watching the waves. You can even get some work done poolside using the hotel’s high speed internet! Cool down, chill out and enjoy the luxury of this boutique L.A. hotel.

Getting there

From Los Angeles, take the I-10 freeway to Santa Monica and exit at Fourth Street. Turn left on Fourth Street and continue past two stoplights to Pico Boulevard. Go right on Pico and continue to the end.

Fun facts

Don’t forget to check out One Pico and Coast restaurants onsite at Shutters for spectacular California cuisine!


Nothing is more memorable than a perfect wedding at Shutters, especially when you have those great beach wedding photos!


Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons

Beverly Hills, California

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Shop on Rodeo Drive. Lie by the pool and enjoy a cooling Evian spritz. See and be seen in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Beverly Hills. At the Beverly Willshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, you’ll rub elbows with the rich and famous at one of the most well-known historic luxury hotels in L.A.

In your guest suite, you’re sure to lavish in the lap of luxury. Italian marble bathrooms, deep soaking whirlpool tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Los Angeles’ gorgeous skyline truly make you feel like a VIP. And if you really want the star treatment, head down to the Mediterranean-style pool. Reserve a private cabana to enjoy a split of champagne, fruit basket, reading materials, foot massages, aromatherapy towels – we could go on and on! We encourage you to spoil yourself to the fullest! And the best way to do so at the Beverly Willshire is to visit the spa – a mixture of enticing water-like décor, delicate aromas and harmonious music provide an atmosphere of relaxation, while unique services like an aromatherapy crystal steam room, ice fountain and experience shower allow your senses to thrive. This is L.A. luxury at its finest.

Related activities

The Concierge and Guest Relations Team would be pleased to suggest and help you arrange interesting local activities, suitable for your family's ages and interests.


Don’t forget to visit CUT restaurant. Wolfgang Puck’s celebrated cuisine is matched by the timeless interior by Richard Meier, acclaimed architect of L.A.’s Getty Center. The sleek, all-white environment features a skylight that amplifies the effect of moonlight after dark, while the menu offers an array of creative steak and seafood presentations, designed by chef Wolfgang Puck.

Related Onsite Offerings

Create a gorgeous, glamorous wedding in the heart of Beverly Hills. Two grand ballrooms ignite the imagination – with expert planning assistance to perfect every moment. Fresh, airy accommodations let your guests relax in luxury and comfort, while the spa and salon help them feel their finest. Your Los Angeles event unfolds with creatively inspired cuisine and individually focused care – reflecting the superlative Four Seasons standard.


Viceroy Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California

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Welcome to the Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel – a uniquely luxurious hotel that makes the other L.A. luxury hotels jealous. It has a cosmopolitan approach to a relaxed coastal atmosphere, which means bold designs and upscale services can be equally enjoyable in jeans and t-shirts or a designer ball gown!

The boldly modern design of the hotel won’t go unnoticed. Stark black and cream neutrals are offset by bright greens, yellows and geometrical shapes that are a treat for your senses. The only thing more beautiful than the décor of the hotel is the ocean view from your guest suite, which puts you fully at ease during your LA getaway. Feel good about pampering yourself at the GreenBliss EcoSpa, where 100% natural, organic, chemical-free products and treatments help you toward a more holistic luxury lifestyle. You absolutely must experience a meal at Whist Restaurant. This Michelin-rated full-service restaurant was recently rated one of the “Top 50 Hotel Restaurants” by Food and Wine Magazine. They serve three meals a day of Modern American cuisine with a classic French twist in the chic dining room, poolside or in a private cabana. This L.A. luxury hotel just reached a whole new level.

Getting there

From the north, take Interstate 405 South to Interstate 10 West. Exit at Lincoln Boulevard and turn left. Take Lincoln to Pico Boulevard and turn right. The hotel is on the right side of Pico and Ocean Avenue.

Related Onsite Offerings

Vibrant, inviting and definitely unique, Viceroy's dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish private parties, one-of-a-kind business meetings and truly unforgettable events in Santa Monica.


For a secluded dinner or private film screening, The Library is a cozy spot just off the main lobby and adjacent to the pool deck. It is home to 2,000 books on the arts and culture hand-picked by Kelly Wearstler Interior Design, the interior design firm behind Viceroy. The Library also offers a 42" plasma screen television available exclusively for private gatherings.


W Los Angeles Westwood Hotel

Los Angeles, California

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We’ve always wanted to experience the hip urban scene of L.A. luxury. When we found the W Los Angeles Westwood Hotel, we discovered a place where urban Los Angeles met a beach-chic vibe. It’s fun, relaxation, luxury and cool – and it’s the definition of a Los Angeles luxury hotel!

When we say beach-chic, we mean colorful yet modern – upscale yet casual. And this combination is a rare breed! A mix of original glowing art and organic elements complement your airy and spacious guest suite, which is named by an equally playful classification of wonderful, spectacular, fabulous, mega, wow or extreme wow! Spend your morning at WET, the outdoor heated pool. Lay out in the hot LA sun on your own personal poolside bed and enjoy a cool cocktail or a poolside “blissage!” Dive in to the sparkling pool if the heat gets to you. And you won’t have to go far to indulge in a gourmet meal! Grab a cocktail and head to the Gray Room where you can pick out your intimate bed, close the shades and enjoy complete privacy. Now that’s an L.A. luxury hotel that breaks all the rules, in a good way!


The relaxed, artful and seductive Polynesian style of Whiskey Blue draws the hip local crowd and offers an unforgettable night to all its guests.

Related Onsite Offerings

Why not arrive in style with the Acura Experience, an exclusive Whatever/Whenever® service. The new 300-horsepower Acura MDX is fully outfitted and ready to show you the town from a whole new perspective. Just dial the Acura Experience desk, reserve your complimentary ride with personal driver and enjoy a world-class luxury SUV, fully stocked with W goodies for the ultimate Whatever/Whenever® service.

Fun facts

When it’s time for a snack, have a light bite from the Munchie Box that greets you at the door of your suite!

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Massages. Facials. Steam rooms. Opulent relaxation at its finest. For your California spa getaway look no further than The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey (Los Angeles. This luxurious Los Angeles hotel is perfect for a calming vacation with lavish touches. Welcome to your own personal oasis.

This is a place where fitness, luxury and pampering spa services soothe your heart, soul, mind and body. Where views of L.A.’s only waterfront pool entertain you during your workout instead of television. Where your yacht awaits you right outside your door. And where so much attention is paid to detail that your wishes are granted before you even wish them. This is L.A. luxury in its purest form – and it’s all newly appointed after a recent $4 million expansion. No matter which room you choose, your balcony overlooks the marina and the Pacific Ocean. Calming sights and sounds soothe your mind as you relax in lavish accommodations, fit for picky guests who appreciate the small touches. Stroll along nearby Venice Beach. Take a dip in the waterfront pool. Enjoy a delicious cocktail in your private cabana. Relax – your luxury L.A. resort will care for every whim!

Fun facts

Pamper your four-legged friend in five-star elegance with the in-room dog menu. All menu items were personally tested by Executive Chef Chad Minton’s two English Bulldogs, Oliver Bojangles and Isabella Wellington who gave the menu an overall rating of two paws up!


Discover an opulent oasis where your cares melt away as nurturing hearts and hands revive your soul. The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) provides a unique waterfront spa escape dedicated to enhancing your well-being.

Related Onsite Offerings

Visit The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) restaurants and experience unrivaled waterfront dining, innovative cocktails and tantalizing appetizers. It's their pleasure. Savor the selection of gourmet Marina del Rey dining options available - and prepare your senses for a culinary experience like no other.


Casa del Mar Hotel

Santa Monica, California

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It’s a place where opulence and health complement each other flawlessly. Where a work out and a massage are equally tranquil and relaxing. And where the cool blue-green tones of the Pacific Ocean are mimicked perfectly in the décor. Your LA luxury resort has arrived at Casa del Mar.

The doors of this grand Santa Monica hotel opened in 1926. Due to the hotel’s special relationship with the police, the party was never stopped by prohibition laws. Instead, Hollywood’s elite frequented the establishment, well known for its beach, upscale services and unending party. Grandeur, ambiance and upscale touches still apply today, along with an undertone of health and wellness which caters to every type of lifestyle! Do yoga on the beach, try a surfing workout or just go for a walk. Then treat yourself to a meal so delicious, you won’t even realize it’s healthy at Catch restaurant! Relax away your worries at Casa Spa with a massage in the poolside cabana. Then return to your room or suite - soak in your hydrotherapy tub, nap on your Italian linens or enjoy a spectacular view of Santa Monica beach. Los Angeles luxury is here at Casa Del Mar.

Getting there

From Los Angeles Airport (LAX), take Century Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard North and turn right. Continue on Sepulveda to Lincoln and veer left. Continue on Lincoln to Pico and turn left. Continue to the end of Pico.

Related Onsite Offerings

There are plenty of things to see and do right onsite at Casa Del Mar. Visit the several onsite restaurants, sip a cocktail by the beach, visit the spa or just lounge by the pool!


Don’t forget to visit Shutters. This boutique store boasts a fantastic collection of souvenirs, bath products, home décor and more that were hand picked to reflect Santa Monica’s famous beach lifestyle. Check it out!