Published October 20, 2020 10/20/2020

12 Best Staycation Spots in Los Angeles

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People from all over the world travel to Los Angeles for a taste of the glitz and glamour the city’s top attractions have to offer. But if you live in or near Los Angeles, it’s also fun to plan a staycation here to switch up the pace of life and make the most of your awesome location. From hotels to Airbnbs and VRBO properties, here are some of the best places to plan a staycation in Los Angeles.

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Hotel Bel-Air Pool at Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles
Pool at Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles

Hotel Bel-Air

Hotel Bel-Air is a top-notch hotel staycation option that is a sanctuary in the wooded hills and an elegant place to stay since 1946. The pet-friendly LA hotel has a spa, gym, and restaurant with a terrace and outside seating. There’s a pool and room service here too. Come here to feel like Hollywood royalty on a 12-acre paradise that feels like a private residence. Enjoy the views of swans on the lake, more than 4,000 plants and 483 specimen trees on the hotel grounds, and afternoon tea with an organic focus. To really treat yourself and have more space to spread out and relax, look into the luxurious suite options at Hotel Bel-Air.

Hip Artist's Loft in DTLA with Rooftop Hot Tub Inside the artist loft
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Inside the artist loft

Hip Artist's Loft in DTLA with Rooftop Hot Tub

One of the most popular Airbnbs in Los Angeles is this loft in downtown L.A. that works well for up to three guests. It is a studio space with one bed and one bath. You’ll have the space all to yourself and check-in with a lockbox. There’s a rooftop pool here that’s open with social distancing rules. Enjoy the high ceilings, funky furnishings, full kitchen, and amazing views from the rooftop. This staycation option is next to the metro and lots of hip bars and restaurants. Guests who stay here enjoy the open floor plan, high-speed Wi-Fi, board games, gumball machine, industrial/rustic décor, 24-hour lobby security, and laundry facilities. However, be aware that it can be a bit noisy at times due to the exciting location of the property.

Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza
Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza

Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza

Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza is a good staycation spot because it has luxurious accommodations and a lot of things to keep you busy, such as spa services, a heated lap pool, a fitness center, two restaurants, and a club floor and lounge. There are stylish rooms and suites here, a business center with 24-hour access, free and paid Wi-Fi, enhanced cleaning procedures, childcare upon request, and complimentary sedan shuttle service within a three-mile radius. Noé Restaurant has an outdoor patio with views of the downtown skyline. There’s also the Grand Café, Morsel’s and guest room dining available for guests.

Clean Staycation House with Pool Pool at Clean Staycation House
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Pool at Clean Staycation House

Clean Staycation House with Pool

Here is a VRBO property that is ultra-clean and has a pool for your staycation in Los Angeles. The house sleeps up to 10 people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has lots of modern amenities and a central location. Guests enjoy the sparkling pool, BBQ, parking, and high-end linens and bedding. When you stay here, you’ll be close to Universal Studios, Ventura Boulevard, and 20 minutes to Hollywood. The house has solar panels on the roof, comfortable seating in the backyard and very fast Wi-Fi. Guests can also use the fully stocked kitchen and games for both adults and children. The neighborhood it is in is quiet and residential with great freeway access.

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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

This luxury hotel is in the heart of downtown for your staycation and an ideal pick for both leisure and business travelers. There’s an outdoor pool, luxury bedding, spa, and lots of event space here. Guests enjoy the rooftop outdoor pool and bar, fitness center onsite, local restaurant dinner delivery, and other amenities offered.

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills

Stay at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills for its game room, lobby bar, pet-friendly rooms, and great location. When you stay here, you can take advantage of in-room spa services, the fitness center, and the pool. There’s generally also a nightly wine reception available. Double Take is the on-site restaurant that offers coffee, cocktails, and California comfort foods.

LAX Beach House Interior-Exterior Space at LAX Beach House
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Interior-Exterior Space at LAX Beach House

LAX Beach House

Staycations are epic at this Los Angeles beach house that’s available to rent on VRBO. This luxurious home on the sand is thoroughly sanitized and measures 3,000 square feet. It sleeps seven people and has three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It’s in a Playa Del Rey location near LAX and that is 10 minutes to all of Los Angeles too. You’ll be right on the beach when you plan a staycation here and enjoy the lovely panoramic views from Malibu to Catalina to Palos Verdes. This is a great place to enjoy the California lifestyle with large sunny spaces, skylights, modern amenities, and sunsets from the patio. Plan this stay for a quiet beach town experience near L.A. Other perks here are high-speed Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, secure parking for three cars, and beach and sports gear provided.

The Garland The Garland
The Garland

The Garland

You’ll love the retro-chic vibe of The Garland when you book your staycation at this hotel. A top family-friendly resort in LA, it’s in the heart of the cultural attractions and entertainment venues in Los Angeles’ and is a stylish place to call home for your local staycation. This North Hollywood destination is a boutique hotel with a history that dates back to 1970. There’s generally a free trolley here to take you to local attractions, as well as a lobby bar, poolside cocktails, and in-room dining.

Century Park Hotel Century Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Century Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Century Park Hotel

Century Park Hotel is a favorite staycation spot that is in West Los Angeles and offers complimentary breakfast. Santa Monica is minutes away, and the list of amenities includes a fitness room, café, and iPads in the guest rooms. This is also a family-friendly and LGBTQ-friendly option that’s perfect for extended stays.

Swimming Pool Staycation House Swimming Pool Staycation House
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Swimming Pool Staycation House

Swimming Pool Staycation House

This staycation house is a great option because it is thoroughly sanitized and has a swimming pool. It’s an Airbnb property that sleeps four guests and has two bedrooms and one bath. You’ll have access to the full house and enjoy a central location on a quiet street that’s just minutes from Hollywood and many other top areas. It’s an ideal location for a quiet writing retreat, couple’s getaway, or longer business stay. There’s a spa tub and BBQ in the backyard. The house is conveniently close to the freeway and has easy metro access. Cars can be parked in the driveway, and a groundskeeper maintains the property during the week.

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Converted Theater Downtown

Converted Theater Downtown

A highly-rated Airbnb property for people looking to splurge on their staycation is this house in a converted downtown theater. It can accommodate up to 11 guests with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The host has taken extra steps to clean and disinfect the space, and it offers a zero-contact self-check-in process. The space has been used for celebrity gatherings and rented by famous people like Katy Perry and Kelly Rowland. It’s unique because it’s a converted 1926 vaudeville theater and now features a chic living room and expansive dining table. Other perks here are free parking on the premises, a full kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer, TV, and Wi-Fi.

Loews Hollywood Hotel Room at Loews Hollywood Hotel
Room at Loews Hollywood Hotel

Loews Hollywood Hotel

For staycations with pets, the Loews Hollywood Hotel is a great choice. There are chic rooms and suites to choose from, as well as a rooftop pool, onsite dining establishments, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The pet fee is $100 per stay, there’s a fitness center on the 5th floor that’s open 24 hours a day, and there’s a business center on the 3rd floor. This Hollywood destination has been a popular spot since it was established in 1960.

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