Learn all about the The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles!
Los Angeles is a city full of life, excitement, and some of the world’s biggest stars. That’s why it’s one of the most visited places in the United States. If you’re planning a little getaway to sunny Los Angeles, then keep reading this post where we review The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles.
If you want to hear about other hotel options, you can check out our guide to the best luxurious hotels in Los Angeles here.
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This downtown high-rise hotel falls in line with the Ritz-Carlton brand. Not only is this building a luxurious hotel, it also houses condos with an overall discreet and residential vibe. The building is decked in calming hues – white, neutrals and hints of pastel – inspired by the sun, the sea and the hills that define Los Angeles.
Every guestrooms at the Ritz-Carlton begins at 450 square feet and feature feather beds, down pillows and 400 thread-count linens. he Executive King Room resides on the corner of the building, giving guests 180-degree views of both the mountains and the ocean. Bathrooms include Italian marble vanities with dual sinks, a built-in mirror television, a walk-in shower with separate soaking tub and Asprey bath amenities.
The Ritz Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is approximately 8,000 square feet, the largest in Downtown L.A., and features a couple’s suite, a co-ed sanctuary, a hair salon, a boutique and separate lounges with eucalyptus steam rooms and cold-plunge showers. ESPA products and locally-sourced ingredients are used, including herbs and botanicals harvested directly from the hotel’s rooftop garden. Guests are offered a glass of bubbles before receiving the Champagne & Shimmer Body Treatment.
The state-of-the-art fitness center features Precor and Icarian equipment. There’s a complimentary yoga class on Saturdays at 9am, and personal training sessions are available for an additional fee.
The 26th-floor rooftop pool offers stunning, city-wide views and rental cabanas. Full-service food and beverage options are available poolside.
Food & Drink
There are two dining options within the hotel. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, located on the 24th floor, serves Chinese cuisine with a modern touch, Asian-inspired cocktails and an extensive wine list. Nest at WP24 features Asian-inspired snacks, appetizers, sushi and large plates, complemented by craft cocktails and wine.
The JW Marriott next door gives you more restaurant and bar options, as well as further out within the L.A. Live Center complex.
The service at the Ritz-Carlton is friendly and professional. Concierge is very helpful in assisting guests with their needs. Upon arrival guests are given a map to help them find their room and locate hotel facilities but besides this the service was more laidback and less hands on. Overall the service is good but nothing exceptional.
The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles lies in the middle of Downtown L.A., attached to the JW Marriott in the L.A. Live Center, a gigantic restaurant and entertainment complex.
The area is far from most of the city’s attractions, but if you’re going to the Staples Center for a sporting event, the Nokia Theater for a concert, or to the Convention Center for a business meeting, then the location is perfect.
Universal Studios is a 15-minute drive away, and Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Beach and the Los Angeles International Airport all take about 20 minutes to get to, without traffic.
Address: 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
Earn Free Nights With Marriott Bonvoy
The Ritz-Carlton is a Marriott hotel brand. This means that guests who join Marriott Bonvoy can earn points towards a free stay at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles L.A. Live.
The best way to rack up on Marriott Bonvoy points is by getting a Marriott co-branded credit card and qualifying for its welcome bonus.
Chase offers two personal credit cards that earn Marriott points, while American Express (Amex) offers one personal and one business card. If you’re looking to apply for a Marriott credit card, keep in mind:
- The Chase 5/24 rule: If you opened five or more new credit cards in the past 24 months (from any bank), Chase will not approve of your request for a new card.
- The Amex once-in-a-lifetime welcome bonus rule: You can only qualify for the introductory offer on each Amex personal and business card once in your lifetime.
The Marriott Bonvoy BrilliantTM American Express® Card offers 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
Each Card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.
With this card, you'll earn:
• 6X Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott BonvoyTM program.
• 3X points at Worldwide Restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines.
• 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
A Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite member will earn 50% more points on eligible purchases at participating hotels for each U.S. dollar or the currency equivalent that is incurred and paid for by the member.
Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck: Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership through any Authorized Enrollment Provider for TSA PreCheck (up to $85) when you pay the application fee with an eligible Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
$100 Luxury Property Credit: Enjoy your stay. Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.
This card comes with a $650 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. However, you can receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R). Certain hotels have resort fees. (See Rates & Fees)
Furthermore, enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass Select membership.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card offers 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
• Up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
• 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
• 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchase
• 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
You gain an automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
You'll receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year & an additional Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
This card does carry a $95 fee; there are no foreign transaction fees.
The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card offers 100,000 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 11/2/22.
You can enjoy a complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Card.
• 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
• 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
• 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
You'll receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Certain hotels have resort fees.
Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
This card does carry a $125 annual fee. (See Rates & Fees)
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® credit card offers 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
• Up to 14X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
• 2X points for all other travel purchases
• 1X points per $1 spent on all other purchases
This card comes with no annual fees or foreign transaction fees and you'll get 15 elite night credits each calendar year!
The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is a stunning hotel with a lot to offer. Resting in a hub of entertainment and picture-perfect views, it is no wonder why it is such a popular place to stay. If you’re looking for a bit of business and pleasure, this property offers just that! Consider booking a stay and see why this is one of the best five-star hotels in LA.