There's nothing quite like seeing stars in their natural habitat. When in La La Land you might just as easily spot one walking on the beach in Santa Monica as you would haunting a gallery downtown. But if you want an almost guaranteed celebrity sighting, head for the Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas. Hidden away on a tree-lined street just steps from the Sunset Strip, this hotel boasts a long-standing history of welcoming big names, from Joan Jett to Mario Batali to the Rolling Stones. An on-site recording studio makes it easy to see why the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have all been found roaming the halls here. Private villas also help. One of our favorite aspects of this hotel is the Mediterranean-style pool area.