The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Los Angeles

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to Los Angeles

The Griffith Observatory overlooking Los Angeles The Griffith Observatory overlooking Los Angeles

If it's your first trip to Los Angeles, California for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Los Angeles. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Los Angeles. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Los Angeles for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Los Angeles beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Los Angeles for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $943 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Los Angeles
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

Located at 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, The Peninsula Beverly Hills has great rooms from $943 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 9.6 miles from the city center, first time visitors will especially love scuba diving, a bar, parking, hiking, and child care at this relaxing hotel. The room service is especially nice after a long day.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $900 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills which has nice rooms starting at $900. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 300 S Doheny Dr. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers parking, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 8.5 miles from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $1175 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

We found The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $1175. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 9641 Sunset Boulevard. You'll also find a bar, parking, hiking, child care, and laundry services which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 9.9 miles from the center of town. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


Mr C Beverly Hills

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $223 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Los Angeles
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $223, Mr C Beverly Hills, at 1224 S. Beverwil Drive provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 8.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a bar, parking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services. It's located just 8.9 miles from the city center, too. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $271 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Family-Friendly

Hotel Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $271 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 8555 Beverly Boulevard. Furthermore, it also offers parking, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and pet-friendly rooms, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 7.9 miles from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Loews Hollywood Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $232 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Los Angeles
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Loews Hollywood Hotel is 8.60 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $232, and it's located at 1755 North Highland Avenue. We also love the a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and child care which are great for visitors. And since it's just 6.5 miles from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Don't forget to spend some time at the terrific pool bar where you can unwind and relax. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Mama Shelter Los Angeles

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $208 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Mama Shelter Los Angeles because it has great rooms that start at $208. It has a restaurant, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and mountain views, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.40 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 6500 Selma Avenue. Only 6 miles from the city center, travelers will especially love laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, a game room, and laundry facilities at this convenient hotel. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


The Beverly Hilton

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $331 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Los Angeles

The Beverly Hilton offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $331 (before taxes). It's located at 9876 Wilshire Boulevard and has earned a guest rating of 8.30/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers mountain views, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 9.7 miles from the city center.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Los Angeles Airport Marriott

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $130 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Located at 5855 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles Airport Marriott has great rooms from $130 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, laundry services, city views, and a hot tub which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 10.9 miles from the center of town. You'll love relaxing in the heated pool after a busy day exploring. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $118 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.

A great place to stay is Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $118. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 9620 Airport Blvd. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, parking, hiking, and child care. It's located just 10.8 miles from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Also, take a look at the First Time Trip hotels in nearby destinations: Anaheim, Long Beach, Santa Monica, and Ontario.

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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$270

After analyzing 106 first time trip hotels in Los Angeles, California, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $270. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Los Angeles.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $728
  • 4-star hotels: $244
  • 3-star hotels: $204
  • 2-star hotels: $154


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