The 10 Best Apartments in Los Angeles
Wondering where to stay in Los Angeles? Plum Guide has done the hard work for you with our pick of the best apartments in Los Angeles.
Known for its hot, sunny days, sparkling high-rises and palm tree-lined boulevards, Los Angeles is home to the rich and famous for good reason. As the city is such a popular destination, you’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation. So whether you’d prefer a home right on the water’s edge, a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city, or an apartment with its own hot tub, let Plum Guide lead you to the best apartments in Los Angeles.
Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, Hollywood Hills
There’s nothing quite like Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood. This castle-like home in the Hollywood Hills dates back to 1926 and features spiral staircases, turrets and fountains. Richly decorated carpets and luxurious sofas surround stone fireplaces, while marble bathrooms and Jacuzzi baths continue the opulent interior design. Make your way to the rooftop terrace to soak in the hot tub as you take in the incredible views over Hollywood. You’ll want to race the rest of your group to bag the tower room first.
Inside Out, Venice
This design-led apartment is a seriously classy place to stay in Venice and definitely one of the best apartments in Los Angeles. Floor-to-ceiling windows, shiny concrete floors and a minimalist aesthetic make it fit for a movie star, especially thanks to the retro furniture and dashes of red and orange. Relax in the sun on your private terrace after a day spent wandering down Abbot Kinney Boulevard, tasting creations from some of the area’s most popular food spots and picking up supplies at health food stores.
The Beach Retreat, Santa Monica
This home is ideally located for beach bums, as you only need to walk down the street to reach Santa Monica State Beach. Inside, surfboards and ocean-inspired artworks are a reminder of this beachfront city. But the real draw here is the exterior, where kids can play games in the teepee or hit shuttlecocks over the badminton net. And for the grown-ups, a bamboo-covered outdoor sofa area is the perfect spot for a chilled-out evening drink, with a stone barbecue for cooking al fresco meals.
Jasmine Sprigs, Oakwood
If achingly cool is among the characteristics you look for when picking where to stay, Jasmine Sprigs is one of the best apartments in Los Angeles for you. It embraces Scandi-style design, with almost entirely all-white interior, complemented by wooden accents and wood-beamed ceilings. It’s a chilled-out place to stay, especially if you spend time on the relaxing rooftop terrace, where you can soak in a Japanese cedar-wood hot tub. Within the safe Oakwood neighbourhood of Venice, Jasmine Sprigs is not too far from the beach, and shoppers will be pleased to hear that Abbot Kinney Boulevard is within walking distance.
Bear Cat, Vermont Square
Stay in a quiet residential area that’s still within driving distance of Los Angeles’ top attractions by choosing this home in Vermont Square. The unusual peaked ceiling in the main space creates a cosy environment that’s great for relaxing with friends, while mint-green accents make this a fun place to base your stay. Sit on the colourful balcony to soak up the Californian sun or play a game of shuffleboard before heading out to explore Downtown Los Angeles.
Fluid Mosaics, Venice
From the bright green-velvet sofa to the red windows and mosaicked kitchen table, this home is filled with colour. Located in Venice Beach, it’s not far from the sea or Marina Del Ray. Guests can borrow bikes to explore the area or hang out in the greenery-filled garden, which boasts a heater for cooler evenings. If you find that Fluid Mosaics is already booked, Plum Guide lists three more apartments in the same building.
Little Lottie, Hollywood
A curved archway leads guests into this delightfully designed studio. It might be small, but you’ll find everything you need, with a fully fitted kitchen, desk and stylishly tiled bathroom. More of an aparthotel, Little Lottie has access to an elegant swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, a plush bar and a rooftop terrace that overlooks Hollywood. What’s more, you’ll be in the centre of the film capital of the world. Be aware that this apartment has a thirty-day minimum stay.
Time to Surf, Oakwood
Venice Beach is less than a fifteen-minute walk from this home, making it the ideal spot for guests wishing to enjoy Los Angeles’ famous surf. That’s if you can tear yourselves away from the quirky home itself. Unusual artworks and a multitude of clocks run all the way through the space, which is decorated with unique items of furniture. Guests will be able to cook up a storm in the impressive kitchen, and meals can be enjoyed outside in the lush, Bohemian garden.
Taste the Rainbow, Venice
Backing onto Venice Canal, this home has wonderful views over the water from its decking area. Sit outside to take in the scenery and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down. There’s direct access to the canal, so you can step straight onto your terrace for an al fresco meal in the sun after taking a stroll along the waterway. The owners haven’t shied away from colour, with boldly painted walls and bright artworks making this home feel lived in yet smart.
Graffiti Uno, Beverly Grove
The dramatic wallpaper and contemporary furniture of this home suits its fashionable surroundings. Situated in Beverly Grove, this apartment is near Rodeo Drive, where sleek designer shops fill historic buildings. Spend your days gracing the area’s upscale boutiques, chic restaurants and stylish cafes. When you’re not spotting celebrities, enjoy a game on the chicest chessboard you’ve ever seen, and watch the world go by while enjoying a meal in front of the French windows.
Stay right in the centre of Venice at this opulent apartment that’s less than a ten-minute walk from the beach. The interior has been inspired by the owner’s travels in Bali, with much of the furniture hailing from the Indonesian island. The bold use of colour, hand-picked furniture and Balinese artworks make this home a characterful yet sleek option to choose when deciding on the best apartment for your trip to Los Angeles.