Some of LA’s best hotels have decades of history in addition to modern amenities. Movie and music legends have stayed at these properties, and the hotels themselves have appeared in countless movies and TV shows. Located on Pershing Square in Downtown LA, the Millennium Biltmore hotel was home to the Academy Awards for decades. The landmark Hollywood Roosevelt was the site of the first Academy Awards, and notable residents included Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Since 1912, the Beverly Hills Hotel (aka the “Pink Palace”) has catered to legendary guests like the Beatles, Howard Hughes, and Greta Garbo. Nearby on the fabled Sunset Strip, the Sunset Tower Hotel is a 1929 Art Deco masterpiece that Frank Sinatra and John Wayne once called home. Another Art Deco landmark is the historic Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, first opened in 1926 as a members-only resort. Explore LA Tourism’s listings for more information about LA’s top historic hotels.