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
Spent my 25th anniversary here this weekend. I have brought my wife all over the world and cannot say I have stayed in a better hotel or had a better experience! Everyone is beyond nice. The location is also perfect being right on LA Live - plenty of things to keep you busy. The concierge floor (23rd) was great for breakfast and deserts - the snacks and lunch are small - however very much worth everything else. The turn down and cleaning service was fantastic daily and the staff could not be more friendlier. "IF" I ever come back to this area - I would want to stay here again!
This is a late review. Stayed there a couple nights just after Christmas and before New Years. Very much a city hotel with a small but stylish lobby. The check-in staff were extremely professional. Upgraded to Club level. The club lounge is nicely appointed and extremely comfortable. The all-day food and cocktails was perfect for a quick snack or drink. The rooms were a bit small, and could use renovations.
I was staying the hotel during a business trip. The service is impeccable, worthy of the 5 star rating. I had daily housekeeping do a wonderful job, they even changed my loofahs daily (that is the first time I have seen this). The room was very spacious and had one of the fancy TV in the bathroom mirror. The turndown service included chocolates which I could not resist. Overall I had a great experience and would definitely chose to stay there again when I visit LA.
As a regular Ritz-Carltoner who stays at one whenever and wherever I can, I think it is safe to say that this particular Ritz-Carlton fails to meet my expectations. The hotel is rather small, as it is stuck together with the neighboring JW Marriott. The crowded driveway and the compact lobby really takes away from the traditional Ritz-Carlton experience, at last from my perspective. However, everything else about this place is clearly top-of-the-class, expect for breakfast, which one must walk over to the JW Marriott to get, thereby taking away from the exclusivity that I value at Ritz-Carlton properties. In a city bustling with lots of excellent hotels, my loyalty to Ritz-Carlton just might be tested when I visit once more.
The hotel has understood. The rooms are so clean that I could eat from the floor. The staff was like a family to me. The view over Los Angeles was awesome and awesome. In addition, you can sleep here so well that is just sick.