JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live

900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90015, United States

Set in a shimmering blue-glass tower, the 878-room convention center–adjacent hotel anchors the L.A. Live entertainment complex that's home to the Nokia Theatre and more than a dozen bars, nightclubs, and eateries. A soaring glassed-in lobby faces out to the Nokia and L.A. Live's many digital billboards. People-watching is nonstop from the couches of Glance, the lobby's central bar. Rooms have brightly colored furniture and useful extras such as an easy-to-reach power strip, bedside reading lights, a coffee maker, and an MP3 player. Within the same 54-story tower is a Ritz-Carlton; Marriott guests are welcome at the Ritz's snazzy spa. Chef Kerry Simon oversees L.A. Market—the hotel's mega-size restaurant that serves upscale comfort food.

PROS

  • Higher floors have jetliner views
  • movie theaters, restaurants, and a pro sports arena are just out the door

CONS

  • Imposing and crowded lobby
  • expensive dining choices and valet

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 213-765–8600

HOTEL DETAILS

826 rooms, 52 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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