A self-contained world of luxury with exceptional city views in downtown Los Angeles.
You've seen the exterior and lobby of this hotel in many movies and TV shows in the past couple of decades. Its main cylindrical glass tower surrounded by a quartet of smaller cylinders gives it a futuristic look. If heights bother you, riding in the exterior bubble-like glass elevators can be a bit unsettling. But the trip to the top is worth it. LA Prime, the New York-style steakhouse on the 35th floor, boasts 360-degree views of the city. Or if you’re simply in the mood for cocktails and nibbles, head for BonaVista Lounge on the level below, where equally spectacular vistas are enhanced by the slowly revolving floor. A significant 2011 renovation refreshed the entire property, and the 1,209 guest rooms and 145 suites now feel like designer urban apartments. At least nine suite types include hospitality suites up to 2,520 square feet and the Tower Suite, for executive travelers. All rooms come with dual-line phones, cable, movies, Starbucks coffee/tea makers, Westin’s signature ten-layer Heavenly Beds and --- best of all --- floor-to-ceiling city views. Definitely designed for conventions, the Bonaventure offers 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space.