Photo: Courtesy of Malibu Beach Inn
No matter what kind of honeymoon you're planning, Los Angeles most likely has a hotel that's perfect for you. From a quiet beachside honeymoon in Malibu, to something in the heart of L.A.'s trendy downtown neighborhood for the perpetual explorers, or even something super private on a Bel-Air estate for the couple whose all about secluded relaxation, L.A. has just the hotel for the honeymoon you've been dreaming of.
Nestled along West Hollywood's bustling Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont's dense hedges make it a wondrous escape within the heart of the city. Lauded by celebrities and A-listers alike for its privacy, old-Hollywood feel, and luxurious secluded bungalows, Chateau Marmont is a mixture of extravagance and laid-back L.A. vibe. Perks of your stay include a guaranteed spot for brunch at their buzzing back patio restaurant, priority access to the famed Chateau bar, and a concierge able to swing some of the hardest reservations in town.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
If you're looking to stay a little bit more in the heart of things without skimping on any of the honeymoon experience, Ace Hotel's downtown L.A. outpost has the best of both worlds. Housed in a remodeled Art Deco-era theatre, The Ace comes complete with a rooftop pool, which is a great backdrop for sipping on handmade cocktails. There are also multiple common areas that host pop-ups and art installations and a revived theatre for concerts and performances by some of the biggest names in music. And when you're not holing up in the hipster-chic digs, head outside and explore the best of what downtown L.A. has to offer. Top picks of the area include the uber-cool Grand Central Market food court, the Last Bookstore's cult book finds, and the vibrant Los Angeles flower market.
Malibu Beach Inn
When it comes to a beachside honeymoon in L.A., look no further than Malibu Beach Inn. Tucked along the Pacific Coast Highway with uninterrupted views of the iconic Malibu Pier, this boutique hotel is ideal for guests to enjoy the sounds of the rolling waves alongside their breakfast in bed. Spend the day on your own private balcony taking in the views or reclined with a drink in hand on the beach — either way it's all about relaxing. Cut up your time at the beach and make your way down Malibu canyon for a day of exploring and wine tasting at Malibu's Rocky Oaks Vineyards in the Rosenthal tasting room, and you have a wonderful low-key honeymoon with all the luxury.
Far past the towering Bel-Air gates set among lush gardens and ponds dotted with its signature swans sits Hotel Bel-Air. A 12-acre oasis so serene you find yourself forgetting you're mere minutes from the heart of Beverly Hills, Hotel Bel-Air is the ideal choice for couples who want to spend some serious alone time. Recent renovations on the classic property include luxury suites with personal Jacuzzis, a spa for couples treatments, an oversized pool for lounging, and a fine dining restaurant by esteemed chef Wolfgang Puck — elegant enough to satisfy the most dedicated of foodies. It's safe to say you probably won't ever need to leave the grounds. Read real brides' reviews here!
Viceroy Santa Monica
Within walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, the 3rd Street Promenade Shopping District, and Santa Monica's trendy Main Street, the Viceroy is essential for couples looking to balance out relaxing with some adventuring. When you're not lounging at your own private poolside cabana or spending a morning in bed with room service, make your way to the boardwalk for everything from biking along the Pacific Ocean to sampling the best produce and artisanal products California has to offer at the iconic Santa Monica Farmer's Market. Post-outing, unwind back at the hotel's chic Cast Lounge for craft cocktails and California inspired bites, and you have the picture-perfect (not to mention Insta-worthy) day. Read real brides' reviews here!