Located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and across the street from the TCL Chinese Theatre the hip Hollywood Roosevelt hotel is as famous as its surroundings. Opened in 1927 (Los Angeles oldest continually operating hotel), it features Spanish Colonial Revival Style interiors, with leather sofas, wrought-iron chandeliers and colorful tiled fountains. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the hotel on May 16, 1929, inside the Blossom Ballroom.
Chic, modern rooms and suites (some named after famous former residents such as Marilyn Monroe, who lived here two years) come with premium bedding, flat-screen TVs and minibars with Dean & DeLuca goodies. Rooms are distributed between the original tower and the vintage 19n50s poolside cabana rooms.
There is a gym and an the million-dollar mural at the bottom of the hotel's Tropicana Pool was painted by David Hockney in 1987. Cocktails are available at The Library bar and The Spare Room which features vintage bowling lanes. Eclectic American cuisine is offered at the Public Kitchen and Bar. The Tropicana Pool Cafe offers poolside dining options, and 25 Degrees serves hamburgers and lighter fare as well.
• Wi-Fi at a fee
• 300 rooms, including 63 suites (26-111m2)
• Hotel opened: 1927
• Interior Design: Yabu Pushelberg
• Bathroom amenities: Maison Margiela