A hip hangout with panoramic coastal views

Lodged comfortably on the 18th floor of The Huntley Hotel, The Penthouse lounge is reason enough to book your stay, with food from esteemed chef Seth Greenberg, and a cocktail program from mixologist Ryan Magarian. And if name-drops aren't enough to pique your interest, why are you going to L.A.? perhaps the view will be, spanning everything from the Pacific cliffs, to Malibu beach, to Hollywood's bright lights. Cruise those images to soak it all in.

But let's start at the entrance, which is loaded with modern elegance, right down to a smooth marble floor that's perfect for your freestyle Heelys routine

The lobby is loaded with hyper-contemporary furniture (raw, mixed-timber chairs, son!), bespoke art installations, and white-dreadlocked critters humping on the benches.... no wait, those are pillows

To get the most from you stay, book a King Suite and enjoy amazing views of the coast. To get the least from your stay, book a King Suite and enjoy amazing views of your 42in plasma

The Queen Double has three lamps, two queens, and one amazing view

From your room, it's back to The Penthouse for Mediterranean mussels, braised short-rib tacos, and carefully crafted pours of the Gold Rush: Elijah Craig 12yr, housemade clover honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, and an orange disc.