The Red Hot Chili Peppers jumped out of their suite directly into the pool at Sunset Marquis. Keith Richards famously threw furniture out his window at the Hyatt (now Andaz), starting a trend. John Belushi had a really good, then a really bad time at Chateau Marmont. Marilyn Monroe did iconic photo shoots at the Hotel Bel Air. History runs deep here, but the new kids on the block are destined to become just as legendary. Check out these five new bachelor party-friendly hotels. They’re all already getting plenty of buzz for all the right reasons.
Hotel Indigo Los Angeles DowntownHotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Downtown LA is undergoing a revival right now and you can experience it by checking into the brand new Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown (opened April 2017). It’s a millennial-centric, four-star hotel that is raising the bar with 350 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and artsy wall murals, a 9,100-square-foot outdoor pool, and a speakeasy bar on the top floor with a skyline view of downtown. It’s definitely a staple for hipsters. Always ask for a room on the 13-15th floors, which have the best views. Standard crash pads start at $360 a night, and a corner suite is only 80 bucks more.
The James HotelThe James Hotel West Hollywood - Sunset, West Hollywood, CA, United States
West Hollywood is nightlife central, so this hotel is worth a booking on location alone. The James (opened May 2017) has been a hot topic for years. Right on La Cienega and Sunset (if you don’t know LA well, these are two of the most well known streets), The James is the first hotel in WeHo to be built from the ground up in thirty years, so everyone was expecting it to blow them away when it broke ground in 2014. The James does not disappoint. You’ll have a great view from one of the 268 rooms, which are split between two towers inside a mixed-use complex (residences, shopping, etc.), making you feel perfectly integrated. Developers turned this spot into an urban oasis with enough here that you’ll never want to leave: there are two notable restaurants (Fi’lia by award winning Michael Schwartz and Farmspoke by Top Chef fan favorite Chris Crary), a buzzing rooftop pool, and plenty of large-scale art installations to get your culture fix. Rooms start at $399.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly HillsWaldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
Starting in June 2017, two of the fanciest names in the world–Waldorf Astoria and Beverly Hills–combined for a luxurious new hotel experience. Rooms start at a whopping $815 a night. A $200 million dollar project, Waldorf Astoria’s first ground-up hotel on the West Coast is exclusive (hence, the high rates) with only 119 rooms and 51 suites. You can expect luxury-drenched features, like all Pierre-Yves Rochon-designed rooms flaunting killer views and private balconies, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant (he handles in-room dining as well), a rooftop lounge, and plenty of art. If Hollywood ever remakes a Pretty Woman, you can bet this the hotel will be their first location.
Dream HollywoodDream Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Welcome to your dream bachelor-party hotel. No, literally, it’s Dream. Alright that was pretty bad, but seriously: Dream Hollywood is the newly-minted party central of LA. In fact, when the hotel did a sneak-peek grand opening, there were more people outside trying to get in than actual people inside. You’re going to spend all your time at the five (yes, five) dining and nightlife venues operated by Tao Group, including Beauty & Essex, the rooftop bar The Highlight Room and, of course, party magnet Tao Nightclub. The rooms are gorgeous. Dream is a mid-century-modern-inspired masterpiece with all 178 rooms sporting complete floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sleek layouts. A standard king will start at $297, but you can also splurge on the platinum suite ($458), which feels more like a private residence with a separate living room.
Nobu RyokanNobu Ryokan, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, United States
Baller, baller, baller. That’s the only way you can really describe Nobu Ryokan, the dream project of billionaire Larry Ellison and Robert De Niro (who co-owns Nobu restaurants). Opened April 2017 in Malibu, this oceanfront property with only 16 rooms is a modern, Japanese-style hideaway: the perfect place if you’re all about relaxing vacations. Save it for the last few nights of your bachelor party getaway to detox and kick back, listen to the crashing waves, and prepare to get spoiled silly. We’re talking handcrafted teak soaking tubs under skylights, outdoor fireplaces in every room and room service with Nobu’s signature dishes (the restaurant is next door). There’s also an outdoor infinity pool and yes, you get preferential reservations at Nobu if you stay here. It’s going to cost you though: rooms start at $2,000 a night, and there’s a two-night minimum stay.