Big city. Big hotels. Big prices. Two of those things are inevitable, but the third can be completely, joyfully bypassed using points. Of course if you’re going to cash in those hard earned points you want the best possible experience, so we’ve come up with a few of the very best hotels to use your points in Los Angeles, giving you a few different price points and areas to choose from…

SLS Beverly Hills

Points Per Night: 20,000 SPG Points or 60,000 Marriott points converted to SPG points.

Location: Beverly Hills, glitz, glamour, access to Hollywood.

Vibe: Trendy, design oriented (Philippe Starck), modern chic.

Get The Points: SPG credit card, Marriott credit card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey

Points Per Night: 50,000 Marriott Points or 17,000 SPG points instantly converted to Marriott points.

Location: Marina Del Rey, near Santa Monica, Venice, beaches, airport.

Vibe: Refined, stately, yacht club set.

Get The Points: SPG credit card, Marriott credit card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

Andaz West Hollywood

Points Per Night: 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points or 10,000 Points + $125.

Location: West Hollywood, celeb spotting, night clubs, rock scene, walk of fame.

Vibe: Clean, modern, California golden age touches.

Get The Points: Hyatt credit card, Hyatt Hotels stays, Chase points.

JW Marriott LA Live Downtown

Points Per Night: 40,000 Marriott Points or 14,000 SPG Points converted instantly into Marriott Points.

Location: Downtown LA, museums, Staples Center, business districts.

Vibe: Sleek, large scale, fresh rooms, classic with modern twists.

Get The Points: SPG credit card, Marriott credit card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.

The Westin Pasadena

Points Per Night: 10,000 SPG Points or 30,000 Marriott Points converted instantly into SPG Points.

Location: Pasadena, luxe suburban life, beautiful town, access to LA.

Vibe: classic, old world grand, pool, standard rooms.

Get The Points: SPG credit card, Marriott credit card, SPG or Marriott stays, Uber rides, Chase Points.