Los Angeles: 5 Places to Stay

Four Seasons Hotel

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The spectacularly huge floral arrangement that dominates this hotel's small lobby hints at the opulence of the 285 rooms and suites—all of which are adorned in rich brocade fabrics, gleaming warm-toned wood, and beds piled with down duvets and pillows. Most have spacious marble bathrooms and balconies big enough to read the morning paper on. Little wonder that the 16-story property is a favorite hangout for celebs year-round (if you book during the week of a major awards ceremony, you'll be practically overrun by famous guests). There's a see-and-be-seen scene at the fourth-floor pool, where Hollywood bigwigs review scripts over Bellinis and divas disappear into poolside cabanas for their afternoon massages. If you don't run into your favorite star while waiting for a fruit-and-pumpkin enzyme facial peel, you probably will at the lavish Sunday brunch at Gardens, the hotel's alfresco restaurant.

Insider Tip: As celebrity moms like Courteney Cox and Victoria Beckham already know, the Four Seasons is super family-friendly: even mini terrycloth robes are provided for the kiddies.

Room to Book: The Grand Luxury Suite (No. 1606) offers awesome views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown L.A., along with a huge bathroom.

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