Cities like Shanghai and Bangkok have nothing on Los Angeles when it comes to 5-star hotels. As pointed out by real estate Web site The Real Deal, a recent report from Knight Frank found Los Angeles is home to 39 five-star hotels. That’s the sixth-most of any city in the world and ahead of Shanghai and Bangkok (33 each).
London-based Knight Frank used Five Star Alliance Data to compile a list of cities with the most five-star hotels. Topping the list was London with 75 top-level hotels. It was followed by Dubai (61), New York (59), Paris (56) and Miami (46).
Los Angeles has seen tremendous growth in hotel construction in recent years and much of it has been focused at the highest level. L.A. is somewhat unique in its diverse setting of its five-star hotels. Five star hotels in Los Angeles dot the county from the beaches of Santa Monica, to the urban core of downtown Los Angeles, and on to West Hollywood and the wealthy Westside.
One of these five star hotels in Los Angeles —the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown—was in the spotlight recently when President Trump stayed there during his first visit to California while in office.
For those seeking the five-star treatment in Santa Monica, options include Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar.
Shutters resort hotel is right on the beach with unobstructed views of the ocean. The rooms have the look of a high-end beach house with all the accompaniments.
Casa Del Mar dates to the 1920s, when it was a beach club for Hollywood A-listers. It is one of only two hotels in Los Angeles with direct beach access. It is adjacent to the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the vibrant restaurant/bar scene of Montana Street.
That’s just a couple of five star hotels to take a look at, but with 37 more to choose from in Los Angeles County, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.