11 Best Hotels in West Hollywood and Fairfax, Los Angeles

ANdAZ West Hollywood

$$ | 8401 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
Andaz West Hollywood

On the north side of the Sunset Strip, the ANdAZ is Hyatt's fun younger sister, catering to hipsters, techies, and rock stars lounging in the lobby as "hosts" check them in via tablets (there's no front desk). Sip a cup 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. Large rooms offer ample work space with a task chair, a comfy seating area, and vented windows. As an added touch, the refrigerator is stocked with free nonalcoholic drinks and healthful snacks. Check out the rooftop pool deck for jetliner city views.

Pros

  • Fridge stocked with healthy drinks and snacks
  • Ambitious hotel dining and bar concepts
  • Gym overlooks Sunset Boulevard

Cons

  • Traffic congestion impedes access
  • Sunset Strip is wildly popular on weekends and holidays
  • Expensive parking ($44)
8401 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
323-656–1234
hotel Details
239 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Chamberlain

$$ | 1000 Westmount Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA

On a leafy residential side street, the Chamberlain is steps from Santa Monica Boulevard and close to the Sunset Strip, bringing in fashionable young professionals and 24-hour party people looking to roam West Hollywood. The all-suite hotel rooms are stylishly designed with fireplaces and balconies, pillow-top mattresses, and oversize work desks. Soak up the sunshine next to the rooftop pool with a hopping bar to complement the dramatic city and Hollywood Hills views. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center and business facilities. Breakfast is included when you book specific deals directly with the hotel.

Pros

  • Excellent guests-only dining room and bar
  • Suites come with fireplace and balcony
  • 24-hour fitness center

Cons

  • Compact bathrooms
  • Uphill climb to the Sunset Strip
  • Party-friendly crowds might be too noisy for some
1000 Westmount Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
310-657–7400
hotel Details
114 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Chateau Marmont

$$$$ | 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046, USA

Built in 1929 as a luxury apartment complex, the Chateau is now one of the most unique see-and-be-seen hotel hot spots in all of the city. A remarkably good-looking, young, and super-creative crowd of artists, writers, actors, and photographers roams about this historic haunt. Even with an "it" crowd, the hotel is decidedly not a party spot (save for the random private events by the pool), but a calming, countryside oasis set on a hill in the middle of West Hollywood. Charming, private, discreet, and with a five-star level of service, the Chateau is a one-of-a-kind hotel that Hollywood dreams are made of.

Pros

  • Private and exclusive vibe
  • Famous history
  • Beautiful pool

Cons

  • Some may find it pretentious
  • Celeb guests will take priority over you
  • Some of the rooms are underwhelming
8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046, USA
323-656--1010
hotel Details
63 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Farmer's Daughter Hotel

$$ | 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036, USA Fodor's Choice
Farmer's Daughter Hotel

A favorite of Price Is Right and Dancing with the Stars hopefuls (both TV shows tape at the CBS studios nearby), this hotel has a tongue-in-cheek country style with a hopping Sunday brunch and a little pool accented by giant rubber duckies and a living wall. Rooms have concrete floors, stained wooden accents, and hay-stitched walls, as well as amenities such as iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, and a Bluetooth speaker for streaming music in your room. The aforementioned brunch at the popular Tart restaurant includes mimosa kits with do-it-yourself bottle service. Additional amenities include an in-house retail store, free bikes for rent, and a book lending library.

If you jump in the pool with all your clothes on and your cell phone, you'll get a fully comped meal at the restaurant.

Pros

  • Bikes for rent
  • Fun brunch restaurant
  • Book lending library

Cons

  • Shaded pool
  • No bathtubs
  • Restaurant food is just okay
115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036, USA
323-937–3930
hotel Details
65 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Kimpton La Peer Hotel

$$$ | 627 N. La Peer Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA

One of the newer boutique hotels in West Hollywood, the Kimpton La Peer sits in the West Hollywood Design District and attracts an in-crowd of creative types. The courtyard pool is the main event with a surrounding bar and restaurant, while the roof is subtly chic with views hovering over the neighborhood. Rooms are elegant with muted colors and a fully equipped gym is there to work off WeHo drinking and dining nights.

Pros

  • Fashionable location
  • Chic bar scene
  • Great outdoor pool

Cons

  • Daily amenity fee is $56 plus tax for very few amenties
  • Expensive parking
  • Rooms by pool can be noisy
627 N. La Peer Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
213-296–3038
hotel Details
105 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Mondrian Los Angeles

$$$ | 8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
Mondrian Los Angeles

The Mondrian has a city club feel; socializing begins in the lobby bar and lounge and extends from the restaurant to the scenic patio and pool, where you can listen to music underwater, and the lively Skybar. An Alice in Wonderland theme is pervasive throughout the hotel including the guest rooms and bathrooms Windows are double-paned for quiet from the street noise on Sunset Boulevard and the year-round party people at Skybar.

Pros

  • Acclaimed Skybar on property
  • Flirty social scene
  • Double-paned windows keep out noise

Cons

  • Pricy valet parking
  • Late-night party scene not for everyone
  • Alice in Wonderland theme might be too much for some
8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
800-606–6090
hotel Details
236 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Palihotel Melrose Avenue

$$ | 7950 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046, USA

A mostly young and creative clientele flocks here, to one of the only boutique hotels on Melrose Avenue. Inside, the venue has a scholarly, English-countryside feel and boasts a breezy cafe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rustic, homey rooms have balconies looking down on Melrose and feature free Wi-Fi, large flatscreens, and tablets if you need to get in touch with the front desk---you won't find phones or alarm clocks unless you request them. Fans of Melrose's unique shopping scene will love the hotel's locale which is in walking distance to most stores and restaurants on the fashion-forward street.

Pros

  • Great decor
  • Walking distance to Melrose shops and restaurants
  • Good on-site dining

Cons

  • No gym, spa, or pool
  • The area can be unsafe after dark
  • Need to request alarm clocks and phones from front desk
7950 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046, USA
323-272–4588
hotel Details
33 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Palihouse West Hollywood

$$ | 8384 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA

Part of the ever-growing Palisociety lifestyle-hotel brand, Palihouse West Hollywood is the latest addition and a much-needed hotel in the lodging-bare stretch of West 3rd Street. The design aesthetic is contemporary cottage where each part of the hotel feels like a country home brought into the center of the city. Rooms are modest in size and all feature kitchenettes with microwaves and Smeg iceboxes. A second floor pool is used as a relaxing escape from the traffic outside, while dining spaces include a sushi bar, a beautiful, plant-filled patio, and an array of California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's location might be its biggest asset as it sits in a pocket of the city next to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Mid-Wilshire, making it very easy to jet around town to major sites and attractions.

Pros

  • All rooms have kitchenettes
  • Great sushi bar and happy hour
  • Central location

Cons

  • Parking $50/night
  • $35 resort fee for a nonresort hotel
  • Tiny gym
8384 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA
323-658--6600
hotel Details
95 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Pendry West Hollywood

$$ | 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069, USA Fodor's Choice

Part of a proliferation of new hotels in West Hollywood, the Pendry has a legitimate claim to being the best of them all. The hotel exudes contemporary luxury from the moment you walk in and are confronted by a steel and glass Portal Icosahedron sculpture by Anthony James. Eye-popping art is proliferated throughout the property, but the hotel's true standout feature is the multiple food and beverage options, with four different outlets helmed by world-famous chef Wolfgang Puck. Perched on a hill, rooms have massive views of the Hollywood Hills or West Hollywood below and feature the latest in modern in-room amenities. Everywhere you look, you'll find a nice surprise: there's the 100-seat live music venue, a bowling alley/bar, a champagne vending machine, and Cadillacs that you can just take out for a spin---for free. 

Pros

  • Wolfgang Puck--led restaurants
  • Free use of Cadillacs
  • High level of service

Cons

  • On-site social club access a little confusing
  • Valet parking $65/night
  • Some rooms only have street views
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069, USA
310-928--9000
hotel Details
149 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Sunset Tower Hotel

$$$$ | 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA

A 1929 art deco landmark, this boutique hotel on the Sunset Strip brings out as many locals as it does tourists. The lobby sets the tone with dark wood and marble floors; vintage Hollywood star photos add retro glamour to the Tower Bar (a secret celeb favorite), where you can sink into couches and upholstered corners while taking in the dramatic city views. The indoor/outdoor restaurant is poolside and has equally impressive vistas. Guest rooms feature dusty pink tones and the bathrooms, designed by fashion illustrator Donald Robertson, come with louche scenes from the hotel's infamous past. The hotel is also home to the L.A. outlet of Joanna Vargas Spa.

Pros

  • Incredible city views
  • Tower Bar, a favorite of Hollywood's elite
  • Exclusive spa favored by locals

Cons

  • Wedged into the Strip, so the driveway is a challenge
  • Small standard rooms
  • Parts of the hotel feel dated
8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
323-654–7100
hotel Details
81 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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West Hollywood EDITION

$$$$ | 9040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA

Fans of EDITION hotels from around the world will find a lot to love at this Sunset Strip iteration, thanks to its balance of a chic space and minimalist vibe alongside a pool table and hopping bar in the lobby. Amenities abound, including a lavish spa, a massive gym (with Peloton bikes), multiple dining options, a nightclub, and a sublime rooftop pool. Guests can expect Le Labo products in the bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms with massive city views, and a pet-friendly policy in case you want to bring your four-legged friends.

Pros

  • Exceptional rooftop pool
  • Fun social scene
  • Great location on the Sunset Strip

Cons

  • Parking $65/night
  • High room prices for the area
  • Might be too party-friendly for some
9040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069, USA
310-953–9899
hotel Details
190 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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