Los Angeles has many personalities — and the city offers as many of the best hotels to match. One day you could feel like a rock star and stay at a property off the Sunset Strip; another day you could escape to an oceanside room or a historic spot in the middle of the Golden Triangle.
While there are five-star offerings aplenty, we’ve narrowed down the best suites — some with butler service, some with a concierge, some with chauffeured cars, some with grand pianos and even some with voice-automated room controls so you literally don’t have to lift a finger: “Alexa, open the curtains.”
If you’re looking for the total package, then look no further than Hotel Bel-Air. Located in the canyon hills, this exclusive hotel provides an escape from the city.
The Presidential Suite compound, measuring 6,775 sq ft, is all about privacy. Enter from the back, through the hotel, through two sets of double doors to a yard with a private pool and outdoor lounge and dining areas.
On the other side of the compound is another alfresco area with a Jacuzzi and fireplace in a Spanish-style courtyard. The suite has a dining room with seating for 10; a professional chef’s kitchen with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances; a study; a wet bar; and a living room with a grand piano.
The luxury is in the details here: The dining room walls are hand-painted, and there are tooled leather doors, vaulted ceilings, arched floor-to-ceiling windows and limestone floors.
The master bedroom includes a king-size bed, and the master bathroom offers heated limestone floors. There’s also a powder room and separate rain showers with body sprays as well as an infinity-edge Kohler Sok tub with built-in TVs.
For larger parties, there’s an option to connect the one-bedroom suite to four other rooms within the compound, totaling six bedrooms.
The West Hollywood Edition
The West Hollywood Edition boasts a scenic rooftop pool, sexy lobby bar, serene spa, the Sunset underground nightclub (with more disco balls than you can count) and famed executive chef John Fraser. It’s no wonder that legendary Studio 54 club owner Ian Schrager is behind it all.
The hotel has two Penthouse suites of 2,036 sq ft each with custom furnishings and an airy loft vibe. The Penthouse suite has a wraparound terrace with extensive views of the city, and walnut wood paneling, porcelain floors, a workstation, private dining room, kitchenette and living room.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with custom-made Le Labo bath amenities in the signature Edition scent, plus a standalone bathtub with sprawling views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ideal for entertaining, the minimalist suite offers recessed speakers throughout and dazzling night views of the cityscape. For larger families, the Penthouse suite can be expanded by joining it with a Deluxe Terrace King room.
Conrad Los Angeles
Situated in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles is the new Conrad Los Angeles hotel. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the building sits opposite the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Gehry, in partnership with interior designer Tara Bernerd & Partners, helped design the hotel, the brand’s first West Coast location.
For guests with furry friends, the hotel has a Pet Passionate Package with credit towards a pet dining menu by executive chef David Feau and a branded dog bed. There’s also a monthly Yappy Hour from 5pm to 7pm with gourmet dog cookies, ‘doggie-water’ infused with bone broth and chicken stock, dog-friendly water fountains, and a rooftop lawn with jumping hurdles and toys for pets.
The 24th-floor Grand Penthouse has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Grand Avenue. Decorated with mid-century modern twists, the 1,414-sq-ft suite is a calm, contemporary escape from the city.
The penthouse features a master bedroom, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with Mojave Ghost amenities by Byredo, and a decadent tub that overlooks the concert hall — you can even see the Hollywood sign in the distance.
There’s a separate living room and six-seat dining room for entertaining, but the real draw is the terrace. With a firepit, couch seating and an outdoor dining table, the alfresco space opens up the suite to an indoor-outdoor experience perched over the city.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Beverly Presidential Suite
Perhaps one of the most iconic hotels in Beverly Hills is the Beverly Wilshire. Famous for setting the stage in films such as Pretty Woman, the hotel has been in the limelight for the past 95 years and is part of the National Register of Historic Places.
It has 395 rooms split among two wings — the Wilshire Wing and the Beverly Wing. Located on the top (14th) floor of the Beverly Wing, the Beverly Presidential Suite boasts 3,200 internal sq ft and 1,100 external sq ft, with two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a living room, dining room, walk-in closets, and a kitchenette with a refrigerator and wine storage. There’s also a spacious balcony overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
The suite was recently renovated by KES Studio and includes an art collection with works from Jason Demeo and Christina Craemer, among others, and Crestron technology throughout.
Guests enjoy the services of a dedicated concierge and guest relations manager to assist with all requests, plus a butler, staff quarters, packing and unpacking services, and more.
For those really wanting to be discreet, private use of the hotel’s amenities such as the pool or spa are available upon request, as are in-room spa services and private chef and chauffeur services. There’s even an option to buy out the entire floor, which includes three other specialty suites, if security and privacy are of utmost concern.
From $15,000 per night; $50,000 per night for a minimum of five nights exclusive use of the entire 14th floor. Contact Caitlin Johnson, associate director of sales, email@example.com, +1 310 385 3931, fourseasons.com
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Peninsula Suite
Check into the French chateau-style Peninsula Beverly Hills for a stay in one of its rooms or bungalows. The top-tier room is The Peninsula Suite, also known as the Green Suite. Following an east-meets-west theme, the green-hued suite with one bedroom and one-and-a-half baths is decorated with framed antique Asian textiles, hand-painted Chinoiserie-style murals of flowers and birds, and Chinese blue-and-white porcelain.
The 2,250-sq-ft suite offers a more residential feel with a carved-wood fireplace mantel, a grand piano, hand-knotted Savonnerie area rug and a separate soft-green-hued dining room with a mahogany table that seats 10.
In the master bedroom, find a Chinoiserie-style screen and a hand-painted four-poster bed with luxurious linens monogrammed with the initials of each guest — a personalized touch found in all Peninsula Beverly Hills rooms.
For those on the go, the room comes with complimentary use of a BMW vehicle throughout the stay as well as complimentary fruit, fresh-cut flowers, daily local newspaper, shoe-shining service and a welcome beverage.
The hotel also offers a contemporary Royal Patio Suite with a large patio and chaise lounges behind the double doors off of the living room.
The classic hotel’s afternoon tea is famous in Los Angeles; it features tiered tea sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, porcelain teapots and, of course, a harp player.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Presidential Suite East
Not to be confused with the Beverly Wilshire, the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles is an icon in and of itself. Located in more of a neighborhood setting, the Four Seasons Los Angeles is best known for its wellness rooms as well as Culina Ristorante. With Mark Pollard as its new executive chef, the restaurant focuses on Italian cuisine of the Amalfi Coast while incorporating other Mediterranean flavors.
Head up to the 16th floor for the Presidential Suite East as well as the Presidential Suite West. The East location has six walk-out balconies with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown Los Angeles.
The modern 2,605-sq-ft suite features contemporary art, a master bedroom with king-size bed, master all-marble bath with a walk-in rain shower that transforms into a steam room, plus a powder room with a separate shower.
The Presidential Suite East could also be made into a two-bedroom suite with the connecting room next door. And you can add perks to your stay by booking the Doheny Experience, which provides you with one-way transportation to/from LAX or Burbank airports, curbside or underground VIP arrival, a specialty Jeff Leatham floral arrangement placed in your suite, personalized embroidered slippers, house car service for nearby travel, garment pressing and access to a private non-alcoholic bar.
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
Partiers love The London West Hollywood. The hotel’s Penthouse, located on the hotel’s 10th floor and designed by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, measures a sprawling 11,000 sq ft. Enter through a private contemporary hall that leads to a 6,000-sq-ft space with original art.
Open the double doors to the large foyer and 2,000-sq-ft Grand Salon — an open entertaining space decorated with colorful art, large sofas and Vivienne Westwood cushions and upholstery, plus polished stone floors, bespoke cabinetry and a back wall with a built-in bookcase and Verre Eglomise mirror panels.
On either side of the grand salon sits an atrium with skylights and a water feature cascading down into a pool below. The master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed, coffered ceiling and a Vivienne Westwood wall hanging titled Adventure.
The en-suite master bath offers a mirrored dressing room and hand-drawn Westwood tartan plus a freestanding tub. The suite — Los Angeles’s largest — was created by Gonzalez Architects and designed in collaboration with Richmond Design and Westwood.
There’s a full kitchen, a media room that can be shut off from the rest of the suite and a dining room that seats 10 guests. What makes this suite really stand out is the second floor; the 5,000-sq-ft private terrace is ideal for entertaining and boasts 360-degree views of the city.
The outdoor space can be reached via the in-suite elevator or a private staircase, and can hold a whopping 300 guests. Suite guests are also treated to one hour of private shopping at the Vivienne Westwood boutique in West Hollywood and will receive a special discount on all purchases.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Presidential Penthouse Suite
This 3,215-sq-ft suite is located on the penthouse floor overlooking scenic Beverly Hills. With Noir Saint Laurent marble throughout, the sprawling space gives a high-end residential feel to guests who book the one-bedroom home-away-from-home.
Expect floor-to-ceiling windows and a voice-controlled Crestron smart home system, where guests can use Alexa to open the curtains or call for room service, lighting and music. The master bedroom with a California king-size bed and unobstructed views has a dizzying walk-in closet and en-suite marble bathroom.
There’s a fully stocked kitchen with a bar and espresso machine, as well as a separate dining room with a 12-person table, a home entertainment room (read: mini private theater), a grand piano, a spa treatment sanctuary where you can enjoy the hotel’s La Prairie Spa services in the privacy of your suite and a small gym.
In partnership with Alo Yoga’s wellness company Alo Moves, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills offers exclusive fitness and wellness programs — from yoga and HIIT to Pilates and meditation — virtually taught by world-class instructors to guests via in-room TVs and iPads.
But the real draw of the Presidential Penthouse is the panoramic view of Beverly Hills from almost every corner. The 1,459-sq-ft outdoor terrace wraps around the entire suite, and just off the living room there’s seating for alfresco dining.
The Waldorf Astoria provides in-suite culinary packages such as a private chef, mixologist with a full bar and three-hour musical performances for all of your entertaining needs.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills
World-renowned interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan has added his playful touches throughout the contemporary 2,025-sq-ft Presidential Suite with bouclé fabrics, curvilinear shapes, scalloped dining chairs, and pink marble nightstands and coffee tables, as well as art by Annie Morris and Damien Hirst, among others.
There’s a baby grand piano, fireplace, separate dining room, private office, butler’s pantry and kitchen, and a wraparound sun terrace with plush pink seating and sweeping views of the city. The bedroom has a king-size bed with a full bathroom and walk-in dressing room.
For guests, there’s a powder room and, for bigger groups, two additional connecting rooms.
The Hollywood Suite can be connected to create a sprawling four-bedroom layout spanning more than 5,000 sq ft. The hotel offers top-of-the-line amenities for guests staying in the Presidential Suite — including complimentary roundtrip airport transfers and access to The Private Suite at LAX; fresh-cut flowers, chilled champagne and fruit upon arrival; an Illy coffee machine; and a Dyson supersonic hair dryer — making your stay as seamless as possible.
One of eight speciality Maybourne experiences is included when booking the suite — from a cocktail-making master class to an alfresco picnic or a pasta-making class. The hotel recently welcomed Italian restaurant and bar Dante Beverly Hills, a New York hotspot transported to 90210, as well as a partnership with Dr Barbara Sturm featuring three bespoke facial treatments at the spa.