The Feel: With a friendly staff and mod design, this boutique budget hotel specializes in southern hospitality by way of Philippe Stark. A former Best Western, this is now one of the most affordable (and centrally located) spots in town. Make sure to cross the street and grab breakfast at the renowned farmer's market.
Toiletries:BeeKind, an all-natural line by British apothecary Gilchrist & Soames.
The Feel: Slick bachelor pad styling and trippy colors put the Standard's signature stamp on an otherwise conservative 1950s building in downtown which was once the headquarters for Superior Oil. From the comfy platform beds to the well-appointed bathrooms, you definitely get a bang for your buck.
9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310.277.5221
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
The Feel: Mad Men on holiday. "Mid-century patio living," is how the hotel describes it. And when that's envisioned by fun-loving design star Kelly Wearstler, that means Eames chairs poolside (cocktails resting on Noguchi tables) and rooms made up with Porthault linens.
The Feel: Built in 1933, this Art Deco palace just steps from the Santa Monica pier, was the spot for celebrities in Hollywood's golden age. And during prohibition, its underground speakeasy was the place to get the best drinks in town. Now, it's a great upscale escape for those looking for first-class service and ocean views.