No need to leave Los Angeles for an escape packed with luxurious amenities, gorgeous views, scrumptious eats and the best creature comforts you can experience from your temporary home away from home or recommend to your guests from out of town. Here are five of the most exciting L.A. boutique hotels perfect for an extraordinary experience within the city.

European Glamor at The Mr. C Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

An all-white edifice, marble floors, cozy sofas and a baby grand piano –Mr. C Beverly Hills is the epitome of elegant hospitality. The hotel’s 125 rooms and dozen suites are an urban retreat appointed with Italian furnishings, luxury beddings and in-room bars. Their balconies with rattan chairs also make for a sublime spot to gaze at the city’s stunning skyline.

Aside from enjoying the contemporary amenities and the discreet service from the staff, treat your palate to the hotel’s on-site dining destination, courtesy of the famed Cipriani’s of New York. Indulge in the original Bellini while feasting on artisanal pizzas and grilled specialties.

Urban Sophistication at The Grafton, West Hollywood

Boasting 108 guestrooms and suites (some themed with Hollywood panache), Grafton Hotel is an edgy and fashionable destination at the storied Sunset Avenue. All rooms and suites feature the cool combination of metal, leather, stunning illumination and pops of vibrant red decorating the industrial-chic space. It’s also the ideal place if you’re up for an exciting nightlife. Get easy access to the iconic Hollywood steakhouse Oliver’s Prime, or explore the Sunset Strip for its plethora of bars and clubs.

Bohemian Hospitality at the Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

A gem tucked between the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard, the artsy Petit Ermitage is a contemporary hideaway brimming with fancy flair. Suites are decorated with inspired artwork, an eclectic mix of antiques and shabby-chic details. Even the hallways are adorned with vibrant carpeting as well as painted murals on the walls. This intimate hotel also features a quaint rooftop garden with a heated European-style saltwater pool.

Rock Star Treatment at The Redbury, Hollywood

An all-suite luxury pied-a-terre, the Redbury is a hip and colourful respite in bustling Hollywood –you might just feel you’re in an elaborate movie set. Suites capture the essence of California cool as it fuses upscale comfort with extraordinary design elements. Embellishments include décor by photographer-turned-designer Matthew Rolston –so expect band posters, paisley wallpaper, record players and vinyl records to adorn your room fit for a VIP. Redbury’s signature suite also comes with in-suite dining from sbe’s award-winning Katsuya Hollywood, spa services courtesy of Ciel Spa and 24-hour “hosts” a.k.a. butlers to see to your every need.

Exclusive Indulgences at the SIXTY Beverly Hills

At the foot of Hollywood hills, just three blocks from fashionable Rodeo Drive is a cinematic yet tranquil haven that boasts of 100 stylishly decorated rooms. SIXTY Beverly Hills features elegantly furnished rooms, CO Bigelow toiletries, Sferra linens and a minibar packed with Dean and Deluca treats.
Exploring the hotel’s amenities can be both pampering and thrilling. Either take a dip in the guest-only rooftop pool where you can enjoy 360-degree views of L.A., or get a one-of-a-kind, fit-for-a-celebrity workout at the gym. Above 60 is unlike any other hotel gym because it is run by boxing champion, Danny Musico. Work up a sweat with the same acclaimed athlete who worked with the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Hilary Swank, Mark Wahlberg and Sylvester Stallone.