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Post-reception, after the music has stopped, the flowers are put away, and the guests have gone home, the best part is yet to come — your wedding night! After months of planning for one of the biggest days of your life, you're going to want to enjoy some R&R. Round out your big day by checking into one these seriously stunning and romantic hotel suites for your first night as a married couple.
Shutters on the Beach
What could be more romantic than waking up to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean the morning after your wedding day? Well, book the Pacific View Suite at Shutters in Santa Monica and that's what you'll get. This is the quintessential Los Angeles beachfront hotel and along with a seriously sweet suite, you'll also have a dedicated catering staff, complimentary transportation with the hotel car (yep, it's a Tesla). The morning after your big day — you're up for a little exercise — you and your honey can borrow Budnitz Bicycles beach cruisers and peddle along the California coast or just take some of the plush cotton towels and plop down in the sand right outside your room. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Culver Hotel
If you're an Old Hollywood fan, this 1924 National Historic Landmark space has had owners such as Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne. Decorated in chic-but-cozy jewel tones, the best suite for newlyweds is 610 (make sure to ask for the champagne and truffles when you arrive). Since Culver City is also a central location, the next day, hotel staff will happily set you up with transportation for a morning hike — followed by high tea in the Grand Lobby. Read real brides' reviews here!
If you're looking for more of an urban experience on your wedding night, this Koreatown hotel has great mid century style and is located in a walk-friendly neighborhood. The room to grab is the Hollywood View Suite, with its floor to ceiling windows, you'll be gazing at the iconic Hollywood sign while you sip complimentary champagne from your bed. The hotel staff will also sprinkle your room with rose petals and even serve you breakfast in bed the next day. However, if you're a foodie, this hotel boasts the restaurant, Pot, by famed chef Roy Choi and, one of Los Angeles' prettier dining rooms, The Commissary, which is set in a glass greenhouse right next to the pool.
The London West Hollywood
For the fashion-forward couple, we recommend the Vivienne Westwood suite in this centrally-located spot. This is a suite you'll want to get ready in before your ceremony and then come back to in the wee hours and it has its own private patio that is big enough to have an intimate brunch for friends and family the next day. If you venture out of your room The London also boasts one of the best rooftop pool areas in Los Angeles. Finally, because the room is an homage to the British fashion designer, everyone who stays in the suite gets a private shopping trip to its nearby namesake boutique on Melrose Ave, as well as a complimentary his and hers gift. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Hotel Bel Air
If the two of you want a little his-n-hers hideaway, this beautiful spot — tucked away in Bel-Air, one of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods — is your pick. With 12 acres of rolling gardens, this glamorous spot also has a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and world-renowned spa by La Prairie. We suggest signing up for the Couple's Retreat Package the morning after your wedding, which includes a 1-hour couple's massage followed by an outdoor hydrotherapy bath — and topped off with the hotel's signature outdoor picnic brunch. Read real brides' reviews here!