10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles to Book With Points [for Max Value]

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Los Angeles is a destination with enviable weather that’s great to visit year-round. It’s a city at the center of the film and TV industry with a food scene that alone makes it worth a trip.

If you have never visited L.A., popular sites include the Griffith Observatory, the Lakers and Clippers basketball games, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, live music venues, and upscale shopping in Beverly Hills along Rodeo Drive.

In this series, we have featured some of the most valuable redemptions across all the 4 major hotel brands in New York City and Washington, D.C.

For Los Angeles, we’ve evaluated 23 hotels from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott and ranked the results based on a cents per point value that you should be able to receive during peak travel dates. It’s also important to consider what value we assign to each program’s points, as the cents per point redemption does not always showcase the overall value received.

Best Value Los Angeles Hotels

Let’s have a look at the best hotels in L.A. that you can book with points.

Andaz West Hollywood

Andaz West Hollywood Pool View
Take in the views of L.A. at the Andaz West Hollywood pool. Image Credit: Hyatt

Nestled on Sunset Boulevard is where you will find the Andaz West Hollywood. There is a rooftop bar and a pool, gym, and restaurant for guests of the hotel.

Travelers can book the Andaz West Hollywood with 20,000 points per night. Peak travel dates see cash rates hover around $400 per night netting you right at 2.0 cents per point in value.

Hot Tip: This hotel is known to play games with award availability by requiring a 3-night minimum when booking an award stay. 

Category: 5

Hyatt Points Required: 20,000

January-April Rate: $400

Points Value: 2.0 cents per point

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles King Room View
Soak in downtown by staying at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. Image Credit: Marriott

Near the Staples Center arena is where you will find the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. The hotels’ club room provides complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks. Guests also have access to a farm-to-table restaurant, cocktail bar, and a gym.

Peak travel date cash rates are just under $500 per night. Guests who want to book this hotel need 35,000-40,000 points per night to book an award stay. This means that you can expect to receive 1.3 cents per point in value.

Category: 5

Marriott Points Required: 35,000-40,000

January-April Rate: $483

Points Value: 1.3 cents per point

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz Carlton Los Angeles Pool View
Find West Coast luxury at the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Image Credit: Marriott

Luxury travelers will want to check out The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, a hotel within the L.A. Live entertainment complex. Hotel amenities include a club room with complimentary food and drinks, a Wolfgang Puck Chinese restaurant, a cafe, 3 bars, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

You will likely be able to receive 1.3 cents per point in value at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Cash rates are slightly more than $800 per night while 60,000-70,000 points per night books you an award stay.  

Category: 7

Marriott Points Required: 60,000-70,000

January-April Rate: $816

Points Value: 1.3 cents per point

Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, a Member of Design Hotels™

Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills Aerial Pool View
The Avalon Hotel is a boutique property in Beverly Hills that you should consider. Image Credit: Marriott

Boutique hotels are becoming more common as major brands like Marriott acquire boutique brands like Design Hotels. Guests staying at the 1950s-style Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills have access to a gym, poolside yoga classes, and an Italian restaurant.

35,000 points per night books you an award stay at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Cash rates during peak travel dates are just shy of $450 per night. As a hotel guest, you can expect to receive 1.3 cents per point in value.

Category: 5

Marriott Points Required: 35,000

January-April Rate: $440

Points Value: 1.3 cents per point

The West Hollywood EDITION

The West Hollywood EDITION Pool View
Watch the sunset by the pool at the West Hollywood EDITION. Image Credit: Marriott

Another Sunset Boulevard hotel is the West Hollywood EDITION. Amenities that guests have access to include a rooftop pool, a restaurant and bar, a spa, and a gym. 

Cash rates during peak travel dates at the West Hollywood EDITION are steep at more than $650 per night. 60,000 points per night books you an award stay resulting in a 1.1 cents per point value.

Category: 7

Marriott Points Required: 60,000

January-April Rate: $673

Points Value: 1.1 cents per point

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Bar View
Enjoy a drink at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown bar. Image Credit: IHG

Another upscale L.A. hotel that you can book with points is the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. On property, amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a gym, a sleek lounge, a rooftop bar, a French steakhouse, a sushi restaurant, and a farm-to-table restaurant.

0.8 cents per point in value is you should be able to receive when you book an award stay. Cash rates during peak travel dates are just shy of $500 while 60,000 points per night are the number of points you will need to book a free night.

Category: 11

IHG Points Required: 60,000

January-April Rate: $490

Points Value: 0.8 cents per point

Kimpton La Peer Hotel

Kimpton La Peer Hotel Bar View
The Kimpton La Peer is a boutique property bookable with points. Image Credit: IHG

Close to Rodeo Drive is the Kimpton La Peer Hotel. Guests who stay at this hotel have access to loaner bikes, an Italian restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

Travelers booking a Kimpton La Peer Hotel award stay need 70,000 points per night for a free night. Peak travel date cash rates are a little more than $500 per night resulting in a 0.8 cents per point in value.

Hot Tip: A $30 + tax daily amenity fee includes a $20 daily breakfast credit at Viale Dei Romani and a daily fitness class.

Category: 13

IHG Points Required: 70,000

January-April Rate: $563

Points Value: 0.8 cents per point

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown Bedroom
The Hotel Indigo provides access to lots of what downtown Los Angeles has to offer. Image Credit: IHG

Downtown Los Angeles offers several points hotel options including the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown. Guests staying at this property have access to a bar, a rooftop restaurant with a bar, and a gym.

Cash rates during peak travel times of the year are nearly $450 per night. You can book this hotel with 55,000 points per night, which means you can receive 0.8 cents per point in value.

Category: 10

IHG Points Required: 55,000

January-April Rate: $433

Points Value: 0.8 cents per point

Hilton Checkers Los Angeles

Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Lobby
Redeem points for a stay at the Hilton Checkers. Image Credit: Hilton

Located inside a 1920s-era building is the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles. Hotel amenities available to guests include a bar, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace.

For hotel guests who book an award stay, you should be able to receive 0.7 cents per point in value. Cash rates are just north of $400 per night while 60,000 points per night books you an award stay at the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles.

Hilton Points Required: 60,000

January-April Rate: $417

Points Value: 0.7 cents per point

The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton Exterior View
Read the reviews before booking the Beverly Hilton. Image Credit: Hilton

The iconic Beverly Hilton hosts the Golden Globe Awards every year. For guests who stay at the hotel, you will have access to amenities that include a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center.

60,000 points per night books you an award night at the Beverly Hilton. Cash rates are just under $350 per night meaning your points are worth 0.6 cents per point.

Hilton Points Required: 60,000

January-April Rate: $346

Points Value: 0.6 cents per point

Earn Hotel Points to Redeem in Los Angeles

Hollywood stars stay at some pretty luxe properties in L.A., but you don’t have to spend serious box office money to travel like a star. Earning hotel points makes these awesome redemptions possible, and we’ll show you how to start earning with each major hotel loyalty program.

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt Credit Card

The $95 annual fee Hyatt Credit Card is a game-changer hotel credit card and should be a strong consideration in our opinion. It’s great not only for Hyatt loyalists and road warriors but also for the infrequent traveler.

World of Hyatt Credit Card - Earn 25,000 Bonus Points after $3,000 in purchases within 3 months of account opening. Plus, earn an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after $6,000 total in purchases within 6 months of account opening.

We like how you also get one free night at any Category 1–4 Hyatt hotel (or resort) every year after your cardmember anniversary. See how to best use your free night for maximum value!

In addition to the 50,000-60,000 point signup bonus, cardmembers receive 1 free night at a category 1-4 property after your cardmember anniversary. This benefit more than outweighs the annual fee. A host of additional perks come with the card that we cover in our Hyatt Credit Card review.

World of Hyatt Award Chart

In 2021, the World of Hyatt program is expected to add in off-peak and peak pricing, delayed from March 2020 due to COVID-19. Guests that book during off-peak dates can save anywhere between 1,500-5,000 points per night during these dates.

With this change, Hyatt will refund your existing award stays if it drops to off-peak pricing. If your award stay moves to peak pricing, Hyatt will not require you to use additional points. The current chart is available below.

World of Hyatt Award Chart
Hotel CategoryStandard Room Points per NightRegency/Grand Club Points per NightStandard Suite
Points per Night
Premium Suite Points per Night
15,0007,0008,00010,000
28,00012,00013,00016,000
312,00017,00020,00024,000
415,00021,00024,00030,000
520,00027,00032,00040,000
625,00033,00040,00050,000
730,00039,00048,00060,000
840,000

Other Ways to Earn World of Hyatt Points

The most efficient way to earn Hyatt points is with the Hyatt Credit Card. You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly to Hyatt. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® card, Chase Sapphire Reserve® card, and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card are the 3 Chase credit cards that earn Chase points directly with your spend.

Chase also allows you to convert the cash-back earned from the Chase Freedom® card, Chase Freedom Unlimited® card, Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, and Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card into Chase points. You need to be a Chase Ultimate Rewards cardholder to be able to make this conversion.

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards

Not only did Marriott revamp its award program, but it also had a complete overhaul of its co-branded credit cards. American Express and Chase are the 2 financial institutions that issue Marriott credit cards.

Below are the co-branded credit cards offered by both issuers. There are several restrictions to which new cardmembers are eligible, so it’s helpful to research eligibility requirements before applying.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card - Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Get automatic silver elite status each account anniversary year; and a free night award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card - Earn 30,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Earn 3X points per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. A solid card for Marriott loyalists looking for a no-annual-fee card offering Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status.
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card - earn 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. A solid card for business owners who will get complimentary Marriott Bonvoy silver elite status. Annual fee is $125. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Business Card, click here.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card - earn 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Earn 6x per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels plus 3x at U.S restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines. Annual fee is $450. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.

If you want an in-depth look at these cards, we have an entire article outlining the best Chase Marriott rewards cards.

Bottom Line: The Chase 5/24 rule is important to keep in mind before applying for Marriott credit cards. Chase and Marriott’s business credit cards will not count towards your Chase 5/24 limit. 

Marriott Bonvoy Award Chart

Marriott divides its award chart into off-peak, standard, and peak pricing. Compared to World of Hyatt, which has a similar award chart, the number required of points per category, particularly in the higher categories, is substantial.

Marriott Bonvoy Award Chart
Hotel CategoryOff-Peak Points Per NightStandard Points Per NightPeak Points Per Night
15,0007,50010,000
210,00012,50015,000
315,00017,50020,000
420,00025,00030,000
530,00035,00040,000
640,00050,00060,000
750,00060,00070,000
870,00085,000100,000

Other Ways to Earn Marriott Points

The best way to earn Marriott points is to put your spending on Marriott Bonvoy credit cards. 4 co-branded cards make it easy to earn the points that you need.

You can also transfer American Express and Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott. We do not recommend that you make this transfer and instead suggest that you transfer the points to high-value airline partners.

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club Credit Cards

IHG has a limited number of credit card offerings resembling Hyatt. IHG currently offers 2 credit cards, both of which we will cover in detail below.

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 15 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2x points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; then 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • No Annual Fee
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
  • Earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2x points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; then 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
  • Annual Fee: $89

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

The IHG Premier card is the updated version of the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card (no longer open to new applicants). Cardmembers who are approved for the IHG Premier card receive an anniversary reward night at any IHG property requiring up to 40,000 points per night, complimentary IHG elite status, and a fourth night included on an award booking.

The Chase 5/24 rule comes into play as the IHG Premier card is subject to the rule. Chase will count some business cards towards your 5/24 count, so we recommend checking out our Chase 5/24 guide to confirm your eligibility for this card.

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

The IHG Traveler card is another Chase card that allows cardmembers to earn points at a high rate at IHG properties, in addition to bonuses at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants.

One of the primary benefits of this card is that you will receive a reward night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights — all without an annual fee!

You can earn Gold Elite status through your credit card spend with this card, which means you can earn a stay without meeting the stay requirement.

IHG Rewards Club Award Chart

You will not find an award chart on the IHG website so we have it listed below for you to easily reference. IHG has 13 categories that range from 10,000-70,000 points per night.

Like Hyatt and Marriott, IHG uses fixed award pricing. This is important to note as Hilton uses dynamic pricing, meaning the number of points per night will change depending on the date.

IHG Rewards Club Award Chart
Hotel CategoryPoints per Night
110,000
215,000
320,000
425,000
530,000
635,000
740,000
845,000
950,000
1055,000
1160,000
1265,000
1370,000

Other Ways to Earn IHG Rewards Club Points

IHG hotel stays and spending on IHG credit cards are the ways that we recommend to earn IHG points.

Like Marriott, you can transfer Chase points directly to IHG to book an award stay. We do not recommend it as redeeming Chase points with Chase’s other more valuable partners results in a better return.

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors Credit Cards

Hilton uses American Express as its issuer of co-branded credit cards. Each of these cards is geared towards the spending patterns of specific types of travelers.

Free weekend night certificates for a standard room are what Hilton credit cards are known for. When you redeem these types of certificates, you can easily offset the annual fee.

Cardmembers of the Hilton Aspire card receive a free weekend night certificate. Also, you can earn an additional free weekend night certificate after you spend $15,000 in a calendar year on the Hilton Surpass card.

Another card that offers a free weekend night certificate after $15,000 in spending is the Hilton Business Amex card. It’s possible to earn 1 additional free weekend night certificate if you spend $45,000 in a calendar year.

Bottom Line: The Amex Hilton Honors credit card comparison guide is what we recommend for readers who want a deeper dive into Hilton credit cards. Everything you need to know about each card is covered in this article.

Hilton Honors Award Chart

The Hilton Honors program does not have an award chart. Instead, the program uses variable programs; the number of points required will depend on the date.

The Points Explorer tool can make it easier to determine the number of Hilton points you’ll need to book a free night. Enter your destination in the Where do you want to go? search bar. Next, enter the number of points that you have in the How many Points per night are you working with? scroll bar. The website will then show you how many points you will need to book a hotel in that area.

Other Ways to Earn Hilton Honors Points

One of the most efficient ways to earn Hilton points is to put your spending on its credit cards where you can earn between 3x and 14x in spending categories like airfare, grocery stores, Hilton purchases, and restaurants.

Hilton hotel stays, transferring American Express points to Hilton, or taking Lyft rides are other ways to pad your Hilton balance. We do not recommend transferring Amex points to Hilton but do recommend using Lyft to earn 3x points per $1 spent on rides.

Final Thoughts

Redeeming points to book hotels in Los Angeles has the potential to provide you with a ton of value. We covered all 4 major hotel brands and the value you will likely receive with your points to show you what’s possible. After our evaluation of L.A. hotels, the cents per point value will range from 0.6-2.3, depending on the hotel that you book.


The information regarding the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, please click here.


Frequently asked questions

What are the best hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood?

The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Kimpton Everly Hotel, and Sheraton Universal Hotel are the closest hotels to Universal Studios Hollywood that you can book with hotel points.

What are the best hotels near Griffith Observatory?

The Hyatt Place Glendale / Los Angeles and Kimpton Everly Hotel are the closest hotels to the Griffith Observatory that you can book with hotel points.

What are the best luxury hotels in Los Angeles?

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills, Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, a Member of Design Hotels™, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Andaz West Hollywood, InterContinental Hotels Los Angeles Downtown, Kimpton Everly Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, InterContinental Hotels Los Angeles Century City, Kimpton La Peer Hotel, and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills are luxury hotels in Los Angeles that you can book with hotel points.

Which hotels are closest to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)?

The Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport, and Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport are just a few of the hotels near LAX that you can book with hotel points.

What are the best hotels near Hollywood Walk of Fame?

The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Andaz West Hollywood, and Kimpton Everly Hotel are the best hotels near the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Michael McHugh

About Michael McHugh

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Michael took his first international trip in 2013 with friends to the Bahamas. Although he didn't travel much in his younger years, on that trip, he caught the travel bug and has been hooked ever since. Michael first caught wind of the points and miles game in 2014 while at a bar in Washington, DC where the conversation amongst friends was quickly derailed because of an alert on a friend's phone about a mistake fare.  That's where the love affair with points and miles began.

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