Can’t get out of town during the holidays? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to be a tourist in your own city! Believe us when we say that Los Angeles has so many options to experience a home away from home right up the street (assuming you’re not stuck in traffic). Whether you’re living on the West Side, don’t want to drive over the hill, or hate flying during the holiday, BLND has curated a list trendy hotels all over Los Angeles to treat yourself as a tourist this holiday season.
Ace Hotel – Downtown Los Angeles
The gem was built in 1927 and used to be the historic United Artists building, opening up as the Ace Hotel in 2014. Besides emulating glamorous Spanish Cathedral architectural design and being in the center of Downtown Los Angeles (minutes from LA Live, Staples Center, and LA Convention Center), the Ace boasts one of the greatest theater spaces which is host to many amazing local events including concerts. The outdoor dining spaces are to die for with mixed leather and wood decor, and offers beautiful views of Downtown. Not to mention the drinks are delicious — if we do say-so ourselves!
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows – Santa Monica
You can’t get much closer to the heart of Santa Monica than this. For over 100 years, the Fairmont Miramar has offered privacy, luxury, and access to some of the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment near the Santa Monica pier. Not to mention one of the most popular bars in Los Angeles is located right next door: The Bungalow. Tourists and locals alike come to this bar and fill it to the brim due to its perfect location, original decor, and hip ambiance.
The Roosevelt Hotel – Hollywood
There is no Hollywood history without The Roosevelt Hotel. This hotel is a staple in the center of Hollywood and is home to the cozy Library Bar and the Tropicana Pool, where famous British artist David Hockney did a few million dollar painting at the bottom of the pool. The Roosevelt has been an inspiration spot for filmmakers, writers, and artists alike. The old Hollywood ambiance hasn’t left, and we also hear that some of its guests haven’t either…
The Standard – West Hollywood
If you’re looking for a unique experience, The Standard in West Hollywood will be right up your alley with its unparalleled Mid-Century design and ambiance. Besides overlooking the famed Sunset Strip, this hotel can’t help but make you feel like you’re from another time with its blue AstroTurf pool deck, a shagged lobby (floor to ceiling, to be exact) and curiosities such as The Box and their secret entrance nightclub Mmhmmm. Yes. Mmhmmm.