7 Striking City Views in West Hollywood
Visit these rooftops for some of the best views in the city.
Glittering lights, colorful rooftops, azure swimming pools and the curving palms of Beverly Hills—you get quite the view from way up high in West Hollywood. Here’s where to find the ultimate panoramic moments, for day or night enjoyment.
Legendary designer (and Studio 54 alum) Ian Schrager pulled out all the stops for this posh addition to the West Hollywood hotelscape. Schrager’s luxe, minimalist-modern style is on display throughout the property, but he was careful to give the view outside the hotel walls a starring role. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the guest rooms show off sun-kissed Hollywood Hills and city vistas. The best views, of course, are found on the rooftop. With its sleek swimming pool and abundance of live plants, it’s like viewing Los Angeles from the most stylish urban treehouse ever.
Icelandic designer Gulla Jónsdóttir takes a holistic, poetic approach to space and structure. La Peer opened as the city’s first Design District hotel, with striking lighting installations, exquisite furnishings, and nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining. Our favorite moments are always found sky high, whether it’s waking up early for outdoor yoga or staying up late for killer parties under the clouds. The airy space combines natural desert plants and California-chic lounge furniture to create a Moroccan appeal.
One of the greenest places in Los Angeles just might be this hotel’s rooftop pool deck. The rows of chaise chairs are flanked by carefully-designed landscaping. Palm trees reach up out of planters. Hedges line the glass barrier that separates you from the lush properties of the West Hollywood hills. And if you can’t tear yourself away from the sun-drenched views, you can enjoy food from the hotel’s Riot House restaurant right on your sunbed.
Many of Restoration Hardware’s visitors come for the views as much as for the shopping. The Gallery is a 40,000-square-foot, Italian-Villa-inspired space. Nearly 10,000 square feet of that is an outdoor rooftop pavilion, where the company invites you to grab an afternoon coffee and lounge on their incredibly comfortable outdoor furnishings. The views of West Hollywood stretch out all around you.
Want to see the Hollywood sign sans the hike? Choose a clear day and head to the London‘s rooftop space. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, because they’ve got a great pool too––provided you’ve gotten a room downstairs. You can peer over the edge to take in the mayhem of the bustling Sunset Strip, lounge by the fire pit at night, throw a party in their Rooftop West event space or gaze outward at the homes of Beverly Hills. This view is truly 360 degrees.
There’s a Polynesian vibe at L.P., the open-air top of this multi-level drinking and dining venue. There are a lot of Asian flavors playing in the cocktails and on small plates. The warm night air surrounds you, as do flowering plants, vines, and a scattering of various succulents. The wooden plank floors, fire pit, and teak wood bars give it a beautiful natural warmth. You haven’t even gotten to the libations yet, which are some of the best in the city. This bar hangs its hat on boutique spirits, cutting-edge drink design, and gorgeous glassware.
This place lands on a lot of “Best Of” lists with good reason, whether it’s the ultimate Mother’s Day outing or the perfect spot for a third date. It also deserves a callout as one of the nicest venues for city views. The design includes a rooftop space that’s both covered and open, depending on where you get a table. From living trees growing inside the space, to chandeliers dripping in greenery outdoors, the design is truly remarkable. Grab a few friends, order a bottle of crisp, cold rosé and a trio of tartare and spend a few hours enjoying what Los Angeles is, perhaps, best known for—year-round enjoyable weather.
Updated from the original article written by Jenny Adams