When it comes to California dreamin’, we’ve been laying ourselves down for a few vivid nocturnal fantasies. Maybe a little sleep, too.
After years of sleeping around, here are our five favorite hotels in West Hollywood.
One of the original “cool spots” on the Sunset Strip, The Standard has in recent years found some stiff competition in the boutiquey biz. But with its live-model show behind the front desk, a vibrant pool scene, frequent celebrity sightings and simply chic rooms, it’s still got clout.
Rates from $260.
It’s hard to find a WeHo hotel that doesn’t have a great pool and this cozy nook of refreshing paradise doesn’t disappoint. The newly remodeled rooms are a great deal for the money, too. Plus, staying here means you’re just steps from the delightfully charming Oliver’s Prime, a hidden gem for steaks and martinis.
Rates from $224.
If you’re planning a longer stay in the gayborhood, this tucked-away property boasts spacious rooms, kitchenettes with fully stocked mini bar and fun perks like remote-control fireplaces. The Skydeck features a heated pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts. You know, if you want a legit reason to wear those white shorty shorts and knee socks.
Rates from $215.
Tucked into the Hollywood Hills is this perk-filled property. Enjoy a welcome drink while they check you in from a comfy sofa. Upstairs in your room, indulge in complimentary non-alcoholic drinks in the replenished-daily mini bar. The rooftop pool and cabanas are a great place to catch sunset from Sunset (Boulevard, that is).
Rates from $250.
One step through the doors of this rock-and-roll retreat and there’s no denying you’re in Hollywood. This place is about as hip as it gets without the loud party scene that sometimes comes along with that adjective. Quiet, cozy and immensely romantic, the spacious grounds have a welcome sense of seclusion. Opt for a multi-room villa if there’s one available. Between the sumptuous bed, the luxurious bathroom and free access to nearby male-model-and-actor-filled Equinox, you’ll never want to leave.
Rates from $295.