Hotel Cortez (Closed Permanently)

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An unforgettable Art Deco masterpiece opens October 7th
Built in 1930 by the infamous James March, this perfectly stylish art deco masterpiece is now owned by The Countess who resides on site. Don't miss the beautiful old elevator under the sweeping staircase, a work of art missing from most larger hotels. Most of all, stay here for the people, you never know who you might meet in the halls. A word to the wise: some doors are best left unopen, you don’t want to know what lurks in the corners of the Hotel Cortez.


    • davemcmahon
      davemcmahon Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Too many kids running around at all hours of the night. It's like where's your parents?! Luckily the hotel was so beautiful and the staff made me feel like they didn't want me to leave, I'd stay here again.

    • DTracer
      DTracer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A head above the rest..., an actual head above the rest. You'll know what I mean when you get there, but fair warning: If you're squeamish around the sight of blood (or body parts, or the undead), then you might want to check out the Embassy Suites down the street. But if curiosity gets the best of you, you'll have one hell of a vacation story to tell. That is, if you make it out alive.

    • Josephur
      Josephur Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Check in, but dont check out.
      Beautiful enchanting hotel. In the City of Angels, this hotel is a mixture of heaven and hell. You can check in, but don't expect to check out. The Countess spared no expenses for her guests. If you want the most exhilarating rest of your life, I suggest the penthouse suite. American Horror Story: Hotel... Premieres on FX Oct 7th!

    • mrgremore
      mrgremore Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Stay at your own risk
      Stunning interior. Beautiful rooms. Weird place. Heard some strange noises at night. Some of the other guests sort of freaked me out. And the staff seemed like they were not all there in head. Ended up checking out early.

    • JetSetJames
      JetSetJames Over a year ago
      Loves it

      IDK...i kinda like the faceless bellhop, creepy zombie kids

    • socaliscorpio
      socaliscorpio Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice, but strange staff
      Just something a little off. But it's gorgeous , classy, and cool. The staff is a bit weird.

    • ModelTristan
      ModelTristan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      You can't resiste the allure of The Countess
      Elizabeth is passionate about fashion and style and the hotel shows it. In all of my travel for my modeling career I haven't found a place quite as special.

    • RamonaRoyale
      RamonaRoyale Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Beautiful, but the Countess is to be avoided
      It's a shame that such a gorgeous space is run by The Countess. We were once close, but I'm smarter and stronger now. Avoid that woman for your own good.