I book rooms for all of our visiting doctors and I keep on getting compliments whenever I book them at the Orlando.
The Orlando, formerly known as the Beverly Plaza, was recently renovated and the new hotel looks very European. The hotel itself is located near the trendy shops along W. 3rd street and the Beverly Center (about 3 blocks). It is a short cab ride to the Sunset Strip and other local social scenes.
The hotel costs around $130/night. There is a restaurant on the ground floor and you have a lot more restaurant option along W. 3rd street.
There are a lot of hotels around this area but this is one of more smaller and cozier hotels.