This gilded, ornate, historic hotel has hosted celebrities and political dignitaries (even the Academy Awards) during its 80 years of existence. It has 683 guest rooms and suites, a Roman-style indoor swimming pool, and five ballrooms. Visitors and Angelenos celebrate special occasions with traditional tea in the stunning Rendezvous Court. And, the “Black Dahlia”—a murdered starlet made famous by the 2006 film—was last seen alive leaving the Biltmore. Try the cocktail named in her honor at the hotel bar.