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Center-city Los Angeles has some great hotels, both classic and contemporary, offering excellent restaurants. Whether you're a guest in the hotel, visiting Los Angeles and staying downtown or a local, hotel dining is a great experience. Luxury hotel staffs offer a higher level of quality, service and attention than anywhere else.

Here are five great L.A. hotel dining options:

The Biltmore: The stately Millenium Biltmore Hotel has been the place to stay and dine since it opened nearly 90 years ago. It’s in the midst of a lively, renovated downtown Los Angeles, with upscale dining options.

The ornate Gallery Bar and Cognac Room serves food from 4 P.M. through the evening. It features the hotel's classic dishes. The 1920's style shrimp cocktail is served in the hotel's original vintage silver. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are enjoyed at the Italian restaurant, Smeraldi's.

For those who enjoy sedate afternoon tea, there’s a formal service from Wednesday through Sunday at 4 P.M. in the beautiful Rendezvous Lounge. The space resembles a castle hall, with intricate carvings and woodwork. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, millenniumhotels.com

The Standard Hotel offers cool and stylish dining. The eatery called The Restaurant in the lobby is open 24/7, and features an eclectic menu. The rooftop pool also serves seasonal specialties, and offers views of downtown L.A., hills and beaches. The Standard, 550 S. Flower, Los Angeles, CA, standardhotels.com Ritz-Carlton: Restaurant WP24 by Wolfgang Puck at the high-rise Ritz-Carlton has big windows and occupies the 24th floor, with dining featuring signature Asian-fusion cuisine. There’s a three-course fixed-price menu, along with a ten-course tasting menu. WP24 at The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, ritzcarlton.com

Hilton Checkers: The boutique Hilton Checkers is next to the main branch of the city library, and across the street from The Biltmore. Its Downtown Restaurant specializes in local, fresh cuisine. A short walk to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Disney Concert Hall, visitors can attend regularly scheduled stage, opera and music events. Hilton Checkers, 535 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Westin Bonaventure: The BonaVista Lounge on the 34th floor spins slowly, offering an ever-changing view of the skyline, hills and Los Angeles mountains in the distance.

The LA Prime steakhouse on the 35th floor features USDA-certified prime steak, along with Maine lobster and other seafood choices. Westin Bonaventure, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, thebonaventure.com

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