Gateway to GlitzThe Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles nailed it with the name. Its gleaming exterior, modern furniture, and classy dining and drinking options deliver an immediate sense of Tinseltown to within a stone’s throw of LAX. While celebrities may avoid the paparazzi, you shouldn’t – Paparazzi is the aptly named, attention-grabbing Italian restaurant tucked behind the plush lobby. After a delicious dish, a good night’s sleep is a virtual guarantee – and a valid excuse to ditch the rental car and avoid the traffic into downtown.

6101 W. Century Bivd.