At the crossroads of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, this high-end hotel is 7.4 miles' drive to Santa Monica Pier and 11 miles' drive from downtown LA. All rooms offer chic decor and custom-designed beds, plus minibars, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Some rooms feature private balconies or patios with pool views. Suites add sitting areas; upgraded suites add separate living areas. Amenities include a renowned cocktail lounge, Beverly Hills' largest pool (with a poolside restaurant), a spa and fitness center. There's also a business center and over 60,000 sq ft of meeting space (including a ballroom, host to the Golden Globe Awards).