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The Places to Be in Los Angeles

There's no shortage luxurious hangouts in the City of Angels. From urban chic to relaxed elegance on the beach, L.A. has it all. These are the places to be in Los Angeles.

November 3, 2022

Where to stay

In addition to absolute classics like the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hollywood Roosevelt, L.A. also offers a number of new properties that delight with great design in prime locations.

Pendry West Hollywood

Die besten Adressen in Los Angeles: Pendry West Hollywood

Tasteful interiors and unbeatable views await guests here. © Christian Horan Photography

This boutique hotel in West Hollywood captures L.A.'s distinctive aesthetic with its colorful design. The rooms are comfortable and offer great views of the city skyline. The stylish rooftop restaurant serves excellent sushi, healthy raw food, and hearty other dishes. At the spa, you'll be pampered with the latest innovations in skincare.

Pendry West Hollywood
8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Web: pendry.com
Tel.: +1 310-928-9000
doubles from approx. €380

Shutters on the Beach

Die besten Adressen in Los Angeles: Shutters on the Beach

If you prefer to stay right on the beach instead of the city, you'll be hard pressed to find a better hotel. © provided

This Santa Monica beachfront resort shines in luxurious cottage style. The white shutters and sun-soaked terraces are every beach lover's dream, and the cozy rooms serve as the perfect retreat after a long day at the Santa Monica Pier. You can make new friends in the inviting lobby with a chic terrace.

Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Web: shuttersonthebeach.com
Tel.: +1 310-458-0030
Price: doubles from approx. €800

La Peer Hotel

Die besten Adressen in Los Angeles: La Peer Hotel

Modern design awaits in one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods. © Kimpton La Peer Hotel

This modern hotel is just a few steps away from the lively intersection of Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. The 105 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites are the perfect hideaway for design lovers exploring L.A.

La Peer Hotel
627 N La Peer Dr
Web: lapeerhotel.com
Tel.: +1 213-296-3038
Price: doubles from approx. €540

Where to eat

On the culinary side, L.A. is on the intersection of excellent seafood, fantastic Mexican fare and fabulous haute cuisine. If you're staying in the city so many celebrities call home, you should dine like them, too.

Musso and Frank

Die besten Adressen in Los Angeles: Musso and Frank

One of the city's oldest restaurants, Musso and Frank is a Hollywood institution. © Tina Whatcott

For over 100 years, this legendary Hollywood restaurant has been one of the best in town. In an elegant setting, classic cuisine is on the menu here – from Italian favorites to steak and lobster, you're sure to have a memorable night out.

Musso and Frank
6667 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States
Tel.: +1 323-467-7788
Web: mussoandfrank.com


Die besten Adressen in Los Angeles: Providence

One of the prime L.A. hotspots for haute cuisine. © John Troxell

L.A. Insider Lauren Garroni recommends the stylish locale for modern fine dining on Melrose Avenue. Chef Michael Cimarusti serves the best seafood in town and values utmost quality.

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States
Tel.: +1 323-460-4170
Web: providencela.com

What to buy

Unsurprisingly, L.A. is a mecca for passionate shoppers. From the luxe boutiques on Rodeo Drive to artistic concept stores on Melrose Avenue, your credit card will certainly be ablaze.

Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten's Melrose Boutique doesn't just boast fabulous fashion, but stunning scents as well. © provided

Dries Van Noten's "Soie Malaquais" smells of warm chestnut, fresh bergamot and lovely rose. The Belgian designer's largest store ever opened in Los Angeles in 2020; the space is also used as an event location and artist's studio.

Web: driesvannoten.com
Price: €240

Sophie Buhai

Sophie Buhai

A good pair of earrings will complete any outfit. © provided

Sophie Buhai is the talk of the town with her versatile accessories. Her jewelry is inspired by natural textures and shapes – like these stunning onyx hoop earrings.

Web: sophiebuhai.com
Price: from approx. €500

Candle Delirium

Candle Delirium

Country music star Kacey Musgraves loves Boy Smells and has even created a candle in collaboration with the label. © provided

The store specifically for candles is an absolute favorite of L.A. Insider Chelsea Fairless. The candles by Los Angeles-based label Boy Smells are hand-made and are absolute standouts for lovers of heavy, memorable scents.

Web: candledelirium.com
Price: from €48

Continue reading: Vibrant Cities for a Fall City Break – Los Angeles

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Fall 2022.

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