This article reviews hotels in Los Angeles with the best club or executive lounges. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Los Angeles.
If you want club lounge access for free, book a standard room at the InterContinental in New York, Paris, or London, which partner with our luxury travel concierge and you will get a room upgrade and free club lounge access. This free lounge access has got to be one of the best hotel deals in New York, Paris, and London!
We also offer a bunch of fabulous free benefits at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City if you book with our luxury travel concierge. Unfortunately, this hotel doesn’t have a club lounge, but our free benefits here include:
- Guaranteed upgrade at time of booking (from Superior room to One Bedroom Executive King Suite)
- Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in our Mari Los Angeles Restaurant only
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-fi
The most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles include the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills, The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles, InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Mr. C Beverly Hills, SLS Beverly Hills, Terranea Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Hotel Bel-Air, Dorchester Collection, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Shutters on the Beach, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
None of these hotels has a club lounge, except the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, but don’t worry, book via our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free benefits at ALL Four Seasons hotels and similar benefits at all the other hotels outlined above, for the same price as their website:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Food and beverage credit or spa credit of $100 USD per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100 USD)
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Los Angeles. I list the ones I consider to be the best at the top. I will be reviewing each of these Los Angeles hotel club lounges in detail in turn so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access.
1. Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Probably the best luxury hotel with the best club lounge in Los Angeles is the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, an authentic Southern California retreat located on one of the largest recreational marinas in the world and crucially, just five minutes from LAX.
Immerse yourself in stunning coastal surroundings in one of their 304 waterfront guest rooms and suites, relax at Sisley Spa, farm-to-table dine at Cast & Plow or exercise on the tennis and basketball courts or in their gorgeous heated saltwater pool. Nearby, the Strand provides a scenic pathway for walking, running, and cycling, while the marina is a top destination for water activities.
Book a Club Level Guest Room and enjoy partial Marina and city views, personal “Juliet” balconies, expansive windows and doors for enhanced vistas and light, luxurious Asprey bath essentials and exclusive Club Lounge access.
Ritz-Carlton Club rooms are a great deal because of the access to the Club Lounge. Amenities including a dedicated team that assist with special requests and vacation plans. More importantly, complimentary small bite food and beverage presentations are offered throughout the day, more than enough to fill you up. Premium cocktails and wines are also available for purchase. Extra activities included for free are a cocktail demonstration from a mixologist highlighting local ingredients from the farmers market and a wine lesson from our Sommelier and learn about what pairs well with certain blends.
The lounge’s decor is nautical blue, relaxing, and luxurious, and the location is on the club level floor 11 (club floors are 11 and 12). Club lounges at Ritz-Carlton hotels tend to be some of the best, with some of the best food of any club lounge. The continuous culinary offerings throughout the day include breakfast, light lunch, evening hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, and sweets.
Whether you book a club room or not, book via our luxury travel concierge to get the following free benefits at the The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast to be used either in Cast & Plow Restaurant or through In-Room Dining
- Choice of a full-day bicycle rental for two people or a 1 hour on-site Tennis lesson ($120 USD value, once per stay)
- Early check-in, subject to availability – 4 pm late check-out
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
2. Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is an excellent luxury hotel in Los Angeles and one of the best earn and burn Marriott Bonvoy point hotels in the city. The club lounge here is located on the 23rd floor. Ritz-Carlton Club Levels tend to be a step above the rest, with 5 rather than 3 food offerings in a day and more than enough to fill you up. Although this lounge does not offer the views of the InterContinental lounge in the Downtown hotel described below, we think the food offering is more extensive. I am not a great one for heights, so I feel much happier on the 23rd than on the 73rd floor. The views here are good enough to marvel at whilst not feeling too high up.
Overlooking the sprawling LA landscape, the lounge offers a dedicated concierge and complimentary food and beverages. This lounge also offers exclusive experiences such as the weekly art gallery that occurs every other Friday & Saturday evening from 4:30- 8:30 pm, where guests of the club lounge have the opportunity to meet with their local art curator from Salon D’ Art and view various forms of artwork themed around the city’s sports, music, and entertainment activities.
Book the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles via our luxury travel concierge to get a better deal.
3. InterContinental Downtown in Los Angeles
This is the second InterContinental in Los Angeles and this InterContinental has a club lounge (Hurrah!).
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is massively tall and, as a result, expect 360-degree breathtaking views of the legendary California sunset from the tallest building on the West Coast. You check-in on the 70th-floor sky lobby and can dine at the top of this 73-floor building, which rises 1,100 feet above street level.
This is the newest luxury hotel in Los Angeles with 889 plush guest rooms and Instagram-worthy vistas over the City of Angels, from the Hollywood sign to the Pacific Ocean. Six food and beverage options include Spire 73, the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere.
Book a Club InterContinental room rate in one of the eight club floors near the top of the hotel and benefit from Club InterContinental lounge access with complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres daily. The lounge also provides check out facilities and video libraries.
This lounge is all about the views and is located on the 70th floor of the hotel (same floor as the hotel check-in desks). It offers its own private check-in and stunning views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Exclusive access is available to Club InterContinental guests, and extra benefits include complimentary pressing of two pieces of clothing per stay (excluding express service), complimentary local calls, complimentary Internet access.
They say that there are distinctly separate areas created for relaxation, light dining and drinks, and business discussions. You can also enjoy an extensive choice of gourmet breakfast options, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, and a wide selection of complimentary evening drinks and canapés to suit your palate.
- Daily from 6:30 am – 10:00 pm for refreshments
- Complimentary breakfast is 6:30 – 10:30 am
- Afternoon tea is 3:00 – 5:00 pm
- Champagne, cocktails, crudités, and canapés are 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Club InterContinental rooms also offer an extra level of luxury with Le Labo® bathroom toiletries and thoughtful benefits, like daily turndown service, complimentary Wi-Fi, private in-room check-in, and the option for a later checkout based on availability. Club rooms and Club suites receive daily complimentary mineral water and are equipped with Nespresso® machines.
Book the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown via our luxury travel concierge to get a better deal.
4. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Another great option for earning and burning Marriott Bonvoy points in Los Angeles is JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, which is an excellent luxury hotel in Los Angeles and one of the best earn and burn Marriott Bonvoy point hotel in the city.
Book an Executive lounge access room and get lounge access included in your rate. These rooms are 375sqft/34sqm, and connecting rooms are available (for some rooms). Alternatively, if you are a Marriott Gold Elite and Platinum Elite member, you should get free access to the executive lounge.
Executive lounge access gives you private access via the executive floor. You get complimentary food, which includes continental breakfast, all day long snacks (cookies and a selection of coffee, tea, soda, juice, and water), hors d’oeuvres, dessert, late-night snack, cocktails, for a fee, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and an Honor bar for the alcoholic drinks.
It is worth knowing that this lounge is closed on the weekend, so be careful what night you book here. The lounge does open up again on Sunday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm for appetizers from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the honor bar from 5:30 – 10:00 pm, and desserts, which are available from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.
The lounge itself is located on the 4th floor and is pleasant if a little bland with bar-style seating to one side and a more comfortable sofa seating around tables in the middle and then seats facing outward to the windows at the edge. There’s also a hedge-enclosed patio next to the pool with chairs, overstuffed seats, and a couch. It’s nice to get some fresh air on a warm evening or morning.
Be warned, the appetizers in the evening are pretty limited in this lounge. Expect cut-up bits of cucumber, celery and carrots, cheese, potato chips (crisps), and fried chicken on a stick. The honor bar is also limited to a few spirits vodka, gin, rum, and domestic beer.
As an alternative to the lounge, the JW Marriott houses one of the most trendy nightspots in downtown LA too. Although Downtown doesn’t have the longest list of hot properties, the open-air pool terrace, ION rooftop bar at the JW Marriott is a place to see and be seen.
If you are looking for some alternative night-life beyond the executive lounges, there are some classic nightclubs and lounges in Los Angeles worth a look.
The Skybar At The Mondrian is the perfect place to party on the rooftop. Views of downtown provide the backdrop to your evening of drinks at Skybar. Possibly offering the hottest nightlife and bar scene in LA, Skybar provides an idyllic oasis to take in the sun or the stars. Tip: European visitors, remember to tip the barmen here, or you won’t get a second drink.
Avalon Hollywood is a huge nightclub and music venue that attracts some of the hottest performers and musicians in the business. It houses nearly 2,000 people, features the exclusive lounge on the second floor, and plays host to A-list DJs.
For an alternative venue, celebrity Chef Todd English has teamed up with Eva Longoria to create a restaurant and nightclub. Beso is Todd’s side of the operation, while Eva takes the reins at Kiss nightclub.
5. Sheraton Gateway LAX
There’s a Sheraton, Westin, and Four Points at LAX, in addition to the Marriott. All are, of course, part of the Bonvoy loyalty scheme. While all these hotels are convenient for the airport, they are also close enough to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and other Southland attractions to be used as a base. They may also come in cheaper to similar downtown accommodations.
The Four Points is very basic, so your choice for the best hotel is really between the Sheraton Gateway, the Westin and the Airport Marriott outlined below.
The Sheraton Gateway was recently refurbished, with a $43 million USD upgrade to the guest rooms, lobby, public spaces, and restaurants. It is one of the closest hotels to LAX, so close that you can walk there from the airport. It is attempting to offer a complete resort with restaurants and a pool deck with fire pits and cabanas. The 15th-floor Club Lounge offers a panoramic vista of the airport and the city, making this hotel a great choice for LAX. You get free access (whatever room you book) if you are a Bonvoy Platinum member.
LAX Sheraton Gateway Club Lounge Breakfast is largely continental; Starbucks coffee, yogurt, pastries, hard-boiled eggs, fruit plus hot scrambled eggs, hot oatmeal (No sausage or bacon).
LAX Sheraton Gateway Club Lounge hors d’oeuvres usually include something like hot puff pastry beef wellingtons, hot cheese tortellini plus Cold roast beef sandwiches, vegetable slices (peppers, celery, carrots, etc..), cheeses, crackers, black bean salad, or sausage in a chickpea salad, salsa, egg pasta salad. Don’t expect dessert! On the plus side, bottled water is available 24/7, unlike the LAX Renaissance or the LAX Marriott (no bottled water).
6. Los Angeles Airport Marriott
LAX has had $14 billion USD spent in improvements and the Los Angeles Airport Marriott has also been improved. This hotel has an M Club Lounge, which is the ideal location to recharge. There are, in fact, a massive 8,000 hotel rooms around LAX, and the Marriott is one of your best choices here. The all-new M Club Lounge at LAX Marriott features 4,000 square feet of space to work and recharge. Located on the 18th floor, you can enjoy offers spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, and the runways at LAX.
7. Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
On the Hyatt front, you can choose between the Hyatt Place and The Hyatt Regency. The Hyatt Place actually looks quite nice and has a 24-hour airport shuttle, but no club lounge, while the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency is the better option.
It is around 10 minutes from LAX Terminals, just follow the signs and look out for the Hyatt Regency bus. The rooms here have a stylish design and pretty lighting.
The hotel’s Hyatt Regency Club Lounge is open 24 hours. The food times are specific, and you get breakfast, evening meal, and desserts. When there is no additional food, the club still remains open, and guests can take advantage of the surroundings along with beverages that are self-serve. The club itself is really nice looking, designed in hues of browns and greys, and is a great place to hang out. You need to book a club room to get access.
8. Omni Los Angeles At California Plaza
There is a very decent Club Lounge at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel At California Plaza which is well located for the subway station just 10 minutes walk away. Club rooms are on the high floors with access to the Club Lounge, which offers continental breakfast, evening cocktails, desserts, and hors d’oeuvres like ribs. The club is a great place to relax with drinks and food. There is also a stylish lap pool at this hotel, which is outside and a nice addition.
8. Westin LAX
The Westin at LAX has a reasonable club lounge located on the top floor of this airport hotel. The Westin Executive Club Lounge has everything you need to make your stay more productive, including complimentary wireless High-Speed Internet Access, computer workstations, access to business news, and Starbucks® coffee available 24 hours a day. If you book a Westin Executive Club Room, guests will enjoy exclusive access.
Note, breakfast is served Monday through Friday mornings, and hors d’oeuvres are served Monday through Thursday evenings. The lounge is open Saturday, and Sunday 7:00 am – 10:30 am, but dont expect much in the way of food and drink on weekends.
10. Hilton Los Angeles Airport
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport offers an executive floor with the “Towers Lounge” executive lounge key access.
The hotel is reached by a regular shuttle, and the entranceway to this hotel is very grand with lots of creamy marbles and lots of empty space. Gold and Diamond members can immediately go on up to the lounge on the 16th floor to check-in. Rooms are a little basic and dated but include a comfortable king-sized bed with Hilton’s Serenity Dreams plush top mattress and 250 thread-count linens.
The Executive Lounge is located on the 16th floor of the hotel and is a large L shaped room with lots of tables and seats. It can get very crowded. The look is a mix of greys, light, and dark. This lounge has clearly been recently refurbished (from quite an ugly lounge into something pleasant), but the feel is more functional than luxurious.
Food is decent but not noteworthy with a continental breakfast made up of fruit including lots of cut-up melon and a large fruit bowl with bananas, apples, and oranges, plus some delicious pastries (I am a muffin fan, so was satisfied on this score!) and well as bread which can be toasted. It is definitely continental and, as a result, OK but not filling. There is an evening canape offering that will fill you up but is far from inspiring, and although the soft drinks are free, the alcoholic drinks need to be paid for.
The dated rooms and limited food have placed this hotel at the bottom of our best hotel club lounges in Los Angeles.
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