7. Hollywood Roosevelt
Built in 1927, the Hollywood Roosevelt certainly has a golden pedigree, financed by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer. It quickly became the home-away-from-home for the Tinsel Town elite. In fact, it’s said to be haunted by spirits of past greats like Marilyn Monroe. Today, the new Tropicana pool bar fuels celebrity parties just as indulgent, while their trendy nightclub, Teddy’s, attracts the new stars and power brokers of the silver screen. It still remains one of the top places to see and be seen in LA.
(Photo: Hollywood Roosevelt, a Thompson Hotel)