(credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)

(credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)


A room with a perfect view is one of those travel amenities that just can’t be beat. Sure, this extra is included in the price of the space, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be privy to this sort of soothing site. To be sure, pick your Los Angeles hotel with care so you can be certain of seeing a great site out the window or windows of the cherished place where you will be staying. That said, following are five of the best City of Angels properties able to offer the best panoramas from the accommodation you book with care.
(credit: Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles)

(credit: Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles)


The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles
900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8800
www.ritzcarlton.com

Thanks to its perfect positioning facing the Stapes Center, seeing across the top floors of all of the other skyscrapers thriving downtown gives this high-rise hotel bragging rights beyond compare. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the iconic Griffith Park Observatory miles away in Los Feliz if your plush accommodation happens to be facing north. Ask for a room on the lounge floor and you can see the whole scene from that special outpost while sipping Champagne and eating all kinds of treats that come with the price of your room and are served all day and into the night.

(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: Terranea Resort)


Terranea Resort
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
www.terranea.com

This hillside hideaway certainly has dibs on some of the best views of the Pacific in or around the City of Angels. If you book any of the Terranea’s ocean-side bungalows, you’ll get up close and personal with this seaside scene that is worth every penny. The same goes for any of the ocean view casitas, available with a broader but not so touchable panorama of the crashing water’s edge.

(credit: Liz Laing)

(credit: Liz Laing)


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 568-3900
www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com

It will be obvious that once you step foot into this inimitable Pasadena-based resort that these luxurious digs date back to the extravagant Gilded Age. Be sure to ask for a room with a view of arguably the most meticulously manicured landscape in the United States. Some 23 acres of cultivated gardens beckon to be examined further as you stand on the balcony of your assigned accommodation in this iconic landmark hotel where memories are made and never forgotten.

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(credit: Emily S./Yelp)


The W Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 796-1300
www.whollywoodhotel.com

Although Hollywood is known more for its history than for its view from certain structures, the high-rise W Hollywood doesn’t disappoint. Make sure to ask for a room from which you can spot the Hollywood Sign though and you’ll be sending Instagram selfies with this iconic symbol in the background before you even unpack. Window seats invite guests to sit and stare while marveling at the unrivaled Hollywood view.

(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)

(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)


Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-6444
www.malibubeachinn.com

Join Malibu’s hoi polloi, which includes plenty of celebrities, to enjoy an expansive seaside view from along the celebrated Billionaire’s Beach resting on the edge of the Pacific at the Malibu Beach Inn. This welcoming outpost is one in which to revel in this scenic spot right through your designated hotel window, especially if you ask for accommodations offering full rather than partial ocean views. Taking time to do that means you won’t be disappointed, especially as you stand on your patio at sunset as the sun slowly sinks in the West, producing an explosion of color over the water that won’t be forgotten even by the most jaded travelers.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.