A thoroughly up-to-date remake of the landmark 1970s mod, cylindrical tower hotel, this building conveniently sits at the crossroads of Sunset Boulevard and I–405. Compact, pie-shaped rooms, each with a tiny balcony, give views of Bel Air's hills or the freeway, which appears as a serpentine river of lights at night. Granite counters and tiled showers add a bit of luxury to the bathrooms. Instead of closets, you can find armoires with conveniently placed exterior hooks.
On the 17th floor, complete with panoramic views, the hotel's coppery, wood-accented restaurant, West, serves Cal-Italian cuisine.