2. The Biltmore Hotel

Biltmore Hotel facade Downtown LA Untapped Cities

Constructed between 1921-1923, the Biltmore Hotel was meant to be LA’s premier hotel. It was built in the Beaux-Arts style that was popular in New York City and the East Coast. At the time, hotels were undergoing a transformation from resting places for the weary to social centers, and the Biltmore had many ballrooms and lounges for social gatherings. It was the first hotel in LA to have a radio hookup in every room, and when it originally opened, it had a concierge on every floor. The hotel was so successful that they added on a theater in 1924, though it was torn down in the ’60s. The hotel was renovated in the late ’70s and is a historic landmark. Be sure to check out the ornate pool as well.