Best Boutique Hotel: Chateau Marmont
If you want the boutique hotel done right, you go to an original: Chateau Marmont. The brainchild of famous hotelier (and arguably the inventor of the boutique hotel) Andre Balazs, this hotel has an intimate charm while maintaining the luxuriousness of a large-scale, high-end hotel. There are 63 enchanting rooms, cottages, and bungalows, at this hotel in the heart of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angels. And Balazs doesn't skimp on the good stuff. The hotel features 24-hour room service, valet parking, private trainers, massage therapists, and babysitting services. And let's not forget the swanky hotel bar is prime celebrity-spotting terf.
COST: Starts at $415 per night.
NICOLE CARTER | Staff Writer | San Francisco Bureau Chief
Nicole Carter is Inc.'s San Francisco bureau chief. She was previously an editor at New York Daily News, and her work has also appeared in Consumer Reports magazine.