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Andaz West Hollywood
8401 W. Sunset Blvd.
This storied 257-room hotel reopened in 2009 as Andaz West Hollywood after a $48-million makeover. Andaz doesn't hide its headline-making '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll heritage under a blanket of respectability; it flaunts it.
The balconies -- from which, lore has it, Rolling Stone Keith Richards and the Who's Keith Moon once hurled TVs -- are gone, but that has more to do with changing tastes than some fear that a guest might push a flat-screen over a railing.
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