Los Angeles 10730 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Sure, "the Valley" is the butt of many L.A. jokes. But it's also quietly developing its own cachet, as well as a small but notable collection of stylish hotels. Among them, BLVD Hotel & Spa is a steal of a deal. With room rates starting at roadside motel prices, this place offers a surprising degree of luxury. The décor leans toward retro and is done in shades of blue and brown. The property is a small one, but it boasts an indoor swimming pool, spa, café and bar serving drinks named after famous Los Angeles boulevards. Better yet, you can walk to Universal Studios (less than a mile away), and although the beach is a bit of a haul, you're well-located for visiting Hollywood attractions and the ever-growing collection of boutiques, galleries and restaurants downtown. To get the most value out of this place, book a room with a view of the mountains — it's one of the perks of staying in this part of town.
To steal this L.A. deal, visit BLVD Hotel & Spa's official website