Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

This 1923 beaux arts-inspired grande dame is a 10-minute walk from both the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and 2 blocks from the Pershing Square rail station.

Refined rooms with plantation shutters offer WiFi (fee), satellite TV and marble baths. Club rooms have lush canopy beds and free breakfast and snacks in the club lounge. Suites add bedrooms and foyers. In-room dining is available.

Amenities include a sophisticated cocktail bar, a full-service beauty spa, and a health club with a Roman-style pool and a Jacuzzi. Casual eateries serve Italian and East Asian cuisine, and an opulent cafe features afternoon tea.