The Most Popular Los Angeles Hotels on Instagram

These ten hotels offer superb accommodations and some of the best Instagram locations in LA

Roosevelt Hotel Pool   |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

Roosevelt Hotel Pool

 |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

Whether it's a grand, historic property or a chic, modern boutique, these ten hotels offer superb accommodations and some of the best Instagram locations in Los Angeles.

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Ace Hotel Rooftop DTLA  Instagram by @bjorn_ceder
Ace Hotel Rooftop DTLA  Instagram by @bjorn_ceder

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Opened in January 2014, the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles features 180 rooms, the L.A. Chapter restaurant, a rooftop bar and pool, and a stunning 1,600-seat theatre. The hotel was built as the United Artists Building in 1927, designed by architect C. Howard Crane in a Spanish Gothic style and modeled after the Segovia Cathedral in Spain. The United Artists Theatre was the flagship movie theatre for United Artists, the film studio founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. The hotel’s rooftop quickly became a popular Instagram location, from shots of the signature tower to the nearby Eastern Columbia building. Another Instagram hit is a portrait of Michael Jackson, one of the many “hieroglyphics” created by the Haas Brothers that are located throughout the lobby and mezzanine.

 Photo Courtesy Hotel Figueroa
Photo Courtesy Hotel Figueroa

Hotel Figueroa

Originally built in 1925 as a YWCA, the Figueroa Hotel is conveniently located just down the street from the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex in Downtown L.A. The eclectic Spanish-Moroccan decor adds an exotic quality to the boutique hotel, which is a popular spot for STAPLES Center pre- and post-parties as well as private events.

The Gold Room, Millennium Biltmore Hotel   |  Photo: Gustavo Turner
The Gold Room, Millennium Biltmore Hotel  |  Photo: Gustavo Turner

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Since 1923, the landmark Millennium Biltmore Hotel has welcomed celebrities, presidents and dignitaries, offering historic grandeur and modern luxury overlooking Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. The 683-room hotel has made numerous movie and TV appearances, including a variety of stand-in roles on Mad Men. Great Instagram locations can be found throughout the hotel, including the richly decorated lobby and Main Galleria, the famed Galleria Bar, and the Rendezvous Court, which hosts a popular afternoon tea.

 WP24 | Photo: Ritz Carlton
WP24 | Photo: Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is one of L.A.’s most visible hotels, located on floors 22-26 of a sleek 54-story tower that soars above L.A. LIVE in Downtown LA. The luxury property features 123 rooms, including 13 suites and the 3,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite. Located on the 24th floor of the hotel, the WP24 Restaurant & Lounge features legendary chef Wolfgang Puck's modern interpretation of traditional Chinese fare. The highly coveted seats in the lounge are perfect for gorgeous Instagrams of the Downtown skyline, viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows.


 The Standard Downtown LA Rooftop Pool
The Standard Downtown LA Rooftop Pool

The Standard Downtown LA

The Standard Downtown LA is located in a Mid-Century landmark, featuring a bold mix of chic design, modern amenities, the SPiN ping pong club and social lounge, rooftop biergarten, and a bright yellow 24-hour diner. The rooftop pool is one of the hottest hotel pools in L.A., featured in numerous films, TV episodes, music videos and photo shoots. You can star in your own Instagram series with selfies from inside one of the iconic red waterbeds, dancing at one of the frequent DJ parties, or relaxing in the pool surrounded by the city skyline.


Lobby Court Bar - Westin Bonaventure

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Located in the heart of Downtown L.A., the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is instantly recognized by its 35-story, cylindrical glass towers. Each of the five towers, accessible by four banks of glass elevators, offers deluxe accommodations with unforgettable views. Bronze plaques commemorate the hotel’s elevator scenes from In the Line of Fire, True Lies, and Forget Paris. Perched on the hotel’s 34th floor, the BonaVista Lounge slowly rotates, completing a full revolution once every hour. You can Instagram the hotel’s futuristic exterior, the constantly changing view from the BonaVista’s floor-to-ceiling windows, or take an abstract shot of the expansive interior space. 

Roosevelt Hotel Pool   |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa
Roosevelt Hotel Pool  |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt opened in 1927, financed by a group that included Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Sid Grauman. Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel has welcomed generations of VIPs, from legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age to today’s hottest stars. The first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner in the hotel’s Blossom Ballroom - winners were announced three months before the ceremony, which took 15 minutes. The historic property offers plenty of Instagram shots, from the Spanish Colonial style lobby, to the vintage bowling lanes in The Spare Room (mezzanine level), and the always-popular Tropicana Bar & Pool, with its famous David Hockney mural at the bottom.

The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel | Instagram by @courtneybarberofficial
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel | Instagram by @courtneybarberofficial

The Beverly Hills Hotel And Bungalows

Affectionately known as the “Pink Palace,” the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows opened in 1912, before there was even a city called Beverly Hills. Surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens and exotic flowers, the hotel features 208 rooms and suites, including 23 secluded bungalows. Generations of celebrities have stayed at the hotel, and the famed Polo Lounge continues to be a favorite power lunch spot and watering hole for Hollywood’s movers and shakers. Live the dream and Instragram in front of the iconic “The Beverly Hills” sign near the entrance, relax beneath the swaying palm trees at poolside, or belly up to the Polo Lounge bar and Instagram a dry Martini before your first sip.

SLS Beverly Hills, Poolside   Photo courtesy SLS Beverly Hills
SLS Beverly Hills, Poolside   Photo courtesy SLS Beverly Hills

SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills

The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills offers the potent combination of 297 spacious guestrooms and suites designed by Philippe Starck, and the culinary creations of acclaimed chef, José Andrés. Located at the nexus of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, the stylish hotel features Starck’s exclusive designs and furnishings, bespoke retail by Regalo, and Pascal Humbert-designed uniforms. The renowned cuisine of José Andrés is showcased in multiple spaces: The Bazaar by José Andrés, Tres by José Andrés, and Saam. Starck’s avant garde decor offers numerous Instagram possibilities throughout the hotel’s public spaces, while foodies love to capture signature Andrés tapas dishes such as caviar cones, canned sea urchin, and croquettas de jamon. Along with the forward-thinking cuisine, you can Instagram unique cocktails like the “Salt Air” Margarita and the liquid nitrogen Caipirinha, served tableside.

Earth Day | Photo courtesy Terranea Resort
Earth Day | Photo courtesy Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

Situated on 102 acres that overlook the Pacific Ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort is a spectacular coastal property that features 582 guestrooms and suites, including spacious bungalows, casitas and villas. Terranea’s coastal setting offers incredible views throughout the property, from the lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces. Besides snapping views from the hotel proper, you can explore hundreds of hiking trails and Instagram the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula.