On the north side of the Sunset Strip, the ANdAZ is a youthful update of the former Hyatt West Hollywood, catering to hipsters, techies, and rock stars. Enter to find standing "hosts" welcoming guests and checking them in via tablets (there's no front desk). Sip a bit of tea or a glass of wine in the lounge and wander over to the wide-open hotel restaurant, Riot House, and its equally open kitchen that serves Southern French–accented dishes made with California ingredients.
Generous-size rooms are spare, but the sensible minimalism results in ample work space with task chair, a comfy seating area, and vented windows. One nice touch: The refrigerator is stocked with free nonalcoholic drinks and healthful snacks. Check out the rooftop pool deck for jetliner city views.