High hedges and patio gardens make this hotel a secluded retreat that even the hum of traffic can't permeate, which is part of the reason it's a favorite of Hollywood's elite, so don't be surprised by a well-known face poolside or in the Windows bar—come awards season, expect to spot an Oscar winner or two. The staff here will make you feel pampered, as will the plush guest rooms, which have flat-screen TVs, soft robes and slippers, and French doors leading to balconies. Extras include 24-hour business services, overnight shoe shine, and a morning newspaper. For a relaxing meal or a healthy smoothie, you can dine poolside on the tropically landscaped terrace. Massages here are among the best. For high-end modern Italian, dine at Culina, the hotel's sleek indoor/outdoor eatery.