Once bleak and ignored, Downtown LA is now peppered with these islands of creative cool. Design and cuisine, too, are undergoing transformations, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art undergoing a major 10-year expansion, to the new Broad Museum with some 2,000 contemporary works, to a bubbling up of delicious ethnic foods—Mexican, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indian, Guatemalan, and El Salvadorian—that has recently prompted LA to be called the best food city in America.Top 10 Design Hotels in Los Angeles  Los Angeles Top 10 Design Hotels in Los Angeles 10

Below find a list of Top 10 Design Hotels selection of boutique and luxury Los Angeles hotels.

1.Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

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Location: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Historic, Luxury, Party, Romantic

 

For a stylish and luxurious oceanside getaway, the Shangri-La is mighty close to perfection. The exterior of this recently renovated boutique overlooking the Pacific evokes an elegant ocean liner, and the dazzling pool and lounge area pick up on the maritime theme. The rooms are interesting and pristine, with an Art Deco touches and luxury.

 

2.Hotel Oceana Santa Monica

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Location: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Kid-Friendly, Luxury, Romantic

This small, intimate Santa Monica hotel has a relaxed, low-key feel unmatched by its luxury rivals. The rooms are as beautifully decorated. Up-to-date electronics and thoughtful design touches hit just the right luxury beach-cottage vibe.

 

3.Maison 140 Beverly Hills

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Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Historic, Romantic, Value

This tiny, 43-room boutique makes up in style. The unique Chinoiserie and Parisian-inspired rooms, cozy lobby bar (with nightly absinthe happy hours), and central Beverly Hills location lure in a loyal crowd.

 

4.SIXTY Beverly Hills

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Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Party

This design-heavy, 110-room Beverly Hills boutique just three blocks from Rodeo Drive offers richly furnished rooms with Sferra linens, a Dean-and-Deluca-stocked mini bar, and CO Bigelow toiletries — plus a guest-only rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree city views.

 

5.Viceroy Santa Monica

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Location: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Party, Romantic

It’s best known for its sexy bar and pool scenes, but the Viceroy boasts substance as well: friendly service, an environmental conscience, and clean, comfortable rooms, many with ocean views.

 

6.The Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills

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Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Romantic

Housed in a charming, yellow four-story building just off Wilshire in Beverly Hills, this cozy 49-room boutique offers a lot in a little space.

 

7.Petit Ermitage

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Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Romantic, Value

It’s a matter of taste. The hotel’s bohemianism — think hipsters and distressed fixtures — will appeal to some but not others.  You get a completely modern, truly unique boutique with large suites (many with kitchens) and a lovely rooftop pool.

 

8.Sunset Tower Hotel

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Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Historic, Luxury, Party, Romantic

After being restored to its former glory, this 74-room Sunset Strip landmark channels the glamour of old Hollywood. The service is impeccable: Front desk clerks address guests by name, white-jacketed waiters glide from table to table at the classy Tower Bar, and the bell staff treats everyone like stars. Rooms come with Art Deco touches, updated technology, and floor-to-ceiling casement windows (with great city views on the south side of the building).

 

9.Palihouse

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Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Romantic, Value

Complete with a sophisticated and unique design that exudes cool, The Palihouse family of hotels has quickly established itself as the go-to place to stay if you’re looking for boutique extended stay lodging. Quite the change from the normal concepts of most high-end hotels around the city, rooms at the West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations come with a modern, sophisticated design.

 

10.The Orlando

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Categories: Boutique, Historic, Luxury, Party, Romantic

Location: West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California

Resting in the middle of the growing and trendy West Third Street Neighborhood, The Orlando is a family-owned hotel. If you’re looking to be in the center of things, this is the spot to be. The neighborhood of West Third Street, technically named Mid-City West, is primarily concentrated along the strip between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard and is a bustling strip of restaurants, bars, lounges, boutiques and more. The Beverly Center and The Grove are conveniently close, making The Orlando perfectly situated for those who love to shop.