From hosting the first Academy Awards presentation in 1929 to serving as the go-to hot spot for A-list gatherings today, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has always been a destination for the stars.
This landmark across from the famous TCL Chinese Theatre (still a big spot for movie premiers) offers a unique combo of movie history and contemporary elegance. Party by a fire pit at the Tropicana Bar, overlooking a pool sporting a mural painted by modern master David Hockney. Sip craft cocktails created by mixology wizards in the exclusive-feeling Library Bar, and settle into a tufted leather booth beneath crystal chandeliers for the most glam burger you’ve ever had at the restaurant 25 Degrees.
Kick back in the Spanish Colonial-style lobby for some people-watching—and keep your eyes open for Marilyn Monroe. She lived at the Roosevelt for two years, and some visitors swear they’ve spotted her ghost. You can even stay in the Marilyn Monroe suite by the pool.