The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
What We Love
- The rooftop pool on the 26th floor, with its sweeping views of the city
- Wolfgang Puck's acclaimed Chinese eatery WP24 Restaurant and Lounge
- The hotel is part of the L.A. Live entertainment complex with concert venues, theaters, bars, restaurants and movie theaters
What To Know
- The location, in the heart of downtown, may not suit travelers wanting a more Hollywood-oriented experience
- The fine dining Chinese restaurant WP24 also offers a more casual dining experience in the Lounge
- Reservations are recommended for the spa and restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a choice of six restaurants and bars, a nine-room spa plus a knock-‘em-dead rooftop pool with views of the city and mountains, there’s barely any reason to leave the building. In addition to Wolfgang Puck’s headlining nouveau Chinese restaurant, there’s LA Market, which showcases seasonal ingredients along with fun desserts like the Junk Food Platter (everything from baby churros to Snickers cake), an Italian café serving Illy espresso and a cocktail lounge featuring exotic tinctures and house-made syrups. Airy spa-like rooms spoil with 400 thread-count linens, 42-inch flatscreens that sync with your smartphone and Italian marble bathrooms with in-mirror TVs, rainshowers and soaking tubs.
In the Area
The hotel is the centerpiece of the L.A. Live entertainment complex, which offers a host of diversions, from big-name concerts to movies screened in the 800-seater Premier Theater. Join the Downtown Art Walk to get an overview of the cultural scene that has exploded in the area in recent years, or get an art hit all in one place at MOCA, whose impressive collection features 5000+ works from 1940 onwards. Join the city’s style set at famous al fresco mall The Grove, where you can shop for designer duds before eating at cult favorite Umami Burger.
How to Get There
Our corner room on the 24th floor with a view of the Hollywood sign and directly above the Staples Center was perfect for our one night stay in L.A. We used the Club Lounge in the evening before our philanthropic dinner event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The cocktails and service in the Club Lounge were extraordinary. What a beautiful space! In our room, we appreciated the comfy bed, the Nespresso machine and one of the best mini-bars (Bloody Mary cashews, Sugar Fina Bubbly Bears, Naked Condoms, etc.). My hubby was relieved to find a "dental kit" in the bathroom when he realized he forgot his toothbrush. We didn't use the TV built into the bathroom mirror, but I was impressed. One other detail I liked was the big shower. It was a pleasure to stay at this Ritz location and it was incredibly convenient. Thank you to all the staff that did a wonderful job - especially in the lounge (morning & evening)!
I stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. The location is great...you can walk pretty much anywhere in downtown LA from this location. The spa was wonderful and the gym was really nice. Rooms are nice and spacious. Staff is amazing :-) Amazing rooftop bar / pool with fabulous views (on the 23rd floor I think). The only thing I didn't like was that this hotel is attached to the JW Marriott so there are split elevators not only for floors, but for Ritz vs. JW, so that was kind of confusing. Otherwise, I loved it and would stay here again.
Stayed for 4 nights with my girls this July.
Staff was very friendly and food including room service excellent.
My girls loved the pool!
The proximity to the Staples Center is fantastic too.
Will come back!
This hotel is practically perfect in every way. Be mindful that you are arriving to the Ritz Carlton and not the JW Marriott. Once inside the rooms are stylish, gorgeously appointed and come with Apsrey bath products. The shower in my room was pure heaven; incredible rain shower, awesome water pressure. The beds at The Ritz Carlton are always comfortable and the linens lovely. The room was on a high floor with stunning views. I’ll stay here again and again.
We will never stay anywhere in LA, but the Ritz Carlton after you stay there once. It is located in a very busy area because of its location near Staples Center, but the staff, amenities, wonderful rooms, and JW Marriott next door contribute to its overwhelming feeling of “being part of one of the best families” in the world. We also had the Club Floor experience for our breakfast, appetizer snacks, and seeing the city from a top view floor.
The staff is among the best we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The beds are comfortable, and the room amenities lovely. Every superlative that is available can be included to describe the property. It is easy to find and walking distance to lots of restaurants. Nice gym and pool. The valet parking staff are great, too. And it is pet friendly. We love being able to bring our Standard poodle with us.