The Hyatt Century Plaza has it all: Spacious, modern rooms with a balcony to catch the sunrise over breakfast, a sprawling pool and jacuzzi area with swinging hammocks, and even some green space – a precious commodity in LA. The location is perfect, just a few blocks from Rodeo Drive, a quick cab ride from Sunset Strip and a short stroll from an upscale mall. The staff are efficient, friendly and go out of their way to help, as I discovered when the concierge gamely hit the phones to find a suitable bar for me to watch Ireland play in the Six Nations – no mean feat at 8am on a Saturday. Some places have the location, some have the staff and some have the facilities, but it’s rare to have it all. The Hyatt pulls that hat-trick off with aplomb.

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