Lush Hotel Patios and Gardens

From enchanting green spaces to flower-filled terraces, these open-air gathering places encourage guests to take a break outside.

Xperiment USA of Riviera 31 at Sofitel Los Angeles
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Riviera 31, Sofitel Los Angeles

It may be located in the heart of West Hollywood, but the Sofitel’s recently debuted lounge was designed to transport guests to the glamour and opulence of the French Riviera in the 1950s. The dramatic decor features a rich color palette of red, onyx and ivory—as well as archival works by photographer Edward Quinn—and extends to the semiprivate 2,700-square-foot outdoor patio. There rising stars (and their entourages) listen to a rotating lineup of live music, indulge in Mediterranean-style tapas and sip cocktail “bowls” named for famous hotels in the south of France. Rooms start at $250; 8555 Beverly Blvd.; 310-278-5444; esterelrestaurant.com.