If there is one thing that people are good at in Los Angeles, it must be partying. Listed here are some fabulous and historic hotels that are well known as good places to really live it up. Take over a beach bungalow and greet the sunrise with a martini!
The Chateau Marmont
has the been the backdrop to the lives of the rich and famous for almost a century now. The building opened in 1929 as an apartment house and then for lack of renters became a hotel in 1931. This hotel is very small with 63 rooms, cottages or bungalows (incidentally, two of the bungalows were designed by the Modern architect Craig Ellwood and are similar to the Case Study Houses). Part of the reason that celebrities love this place is because is so exclusive and private. If you are not staying at the hotel proper, there is always Bar Marmont
to visit and absorb some of the superstar vibes.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
is another historic hotel, opened in 1927 and was financed by a group including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Louis B. Mayer. This hotel (with 320 rooms, 38 suites, and 65 poolside cabana rooms) was glorious during the early Hollywood days but fell into disrepair by
the 1980s. Since then a ton of money has been poured into the place (over 35 million dollars); it is currently owned by Thompson Hotels. The Roosevelt is a party destination for the fabulous and beautiful again. The property sports a host of bars including the Tropicana Bar
(by the pool), the Library Bar, and the ultra-lounge Teddy's
Out in Santa Monica, the Viceroy
has a decent poolside bar and a cool lobby full of mirrors. And of course who could forget the Hollywood Standard
and downtown Standard
with their over-abundance of DJs.
8300 Sunset Boulevard
At Sweetzer Ave
9876 Wilshire Blvd
At Santa Monica Blvd
8401 West Sunset Boulevard