Don’t delay: Los Angeles hotels are on sale now for Labor Day

by Angie on July 28, 2010

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Last week, we showed you some great hotel deals for Labor Day weekend in Miami. But for those of you heading to the Pacific Coast for your long weekend, we’ve thought we’d help you out by giving you a list of Los Angeles hotels that are on sale right now. And each sale we’re telling you about is for one of our favorite hotels in L.A., so you know you’re in good hands. These sales won’t last all summer, so be sure to book now if you want to enjoy your Labor Day on the beach at a reduced price.

Celebrity Hot Spot

SLS at Beverly Hills

SLS at Beverly Hills

The Philippe Starck-designed SLS, opened in 2008, may dazzle — and possibly overwhelm — the senses with capital-D design. The rooms are sleek, luxurious, and spacious; its gym is enormous, and restaurants by Spanish chef Jose Andres are praiseworthy. Maybe you’ll spot a Hollywood star like Sarah Jessica Parker or Hugh Jackman — both of whom have been spotted making business deals at the hotel’s restaurant, The Bazaar.

Party Pad



This ornately designed Sunset Strip hotel, already an icon less than 15 years after opening, has an exclusive poolside lounge and more scene-y action than even the Sunset Marquis. Polished rooms with cutting-edge style keep the pretty people coming back — and keep commoners satisfied, too.

Value Pick

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood

  • Sale Price: $200/night (you save 20%)
  • List Price: $250/night
  • Rating: 4 Pearls
  • Location: West LA, Los Angeles

Just blocks from UCLA, this 238-room Kimpton hotel, opened in 2008, offers big 350-square-foot standard rooms (luxuriously outfitted with 42-inch flat-screens and Frette linens), a small heated pool, free coffee and wine hours, and a no-fee pet policy.

Luxury Hotel

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Hidden away in a quiet residential section of Beverly Hills, this 119-room hotel pampers guests with extraordinary service (including a rare, flexible checkout policy), huge 650-square-foot standard rooms, and a 24-hour rooftop pool with 360-degree views. All in all, a hotel with few equals.

Unique Boutique

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

  • Sale Price: $341/night (you save 20%)
  • List Price: $427/night
  • Rating: 4 Pearls
  • Location: Santa Monica, Los Angeles

For a stylish and luxurious oceanside getaway, the Shangri-La is mighty close to perfection. The exterior of this recently renovated boutique overlooking the Pacific evokes an elegant ocean liner, and the dazzling pool and lounge area pick up on the maritime theme. The rooms are interesting and pristine, with an Art Deco touches and luxury features like 42-inch flat-screens, iPod docks, and marble-topped soaking tubs. The service, meanwhile, is superb.

Family-Friendly Find

Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

  • Sale Price: $262/night (you save 40%)
  • List Price: $437/night
  • Rating: 4.5 Pearls
  • Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles

Terranea offers the full range of resort amentities for kids (and their parents). This full-scale Rancho Palos Verdes property has a pool with a waterslide and a  kids’ club that offers arts and crafts, games, and nature activities. Teens can kayak, surf, and attend free “Teen Scene” nighttime events. But beware that the Terranea is at least an hour’s drive from major L.A. tourist attractions — so it makes a great self-contained family vacation destination, but doesn’t work particularly well as a home base for exploring L.A.

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