02/22/2012 01:00 pm ET

Oscar Party: Week Of Wining, Dining, Toasting And Crashing.. But Where Does Everyone Stay? (PHOTOS)

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

By Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum

It's Los Angeles hotel season, folks. And no, that doesn't mean hotels around the city do promotions or offer great deals. It means it's Oscar time. So forget the normal Angeleno status indicators of having a nice car or fancy zip code -- this week, where you stay, drink and dine is more important than ever before.

Our friends over at The Hollywood Reporter have put together the list to end all lists and they have called it "Hotel Wars." We prefer to look at is as a guide to where to try to sneak in this week for a quick cocktail and a possible Oscar family sighting. Check out a few of our favorites below, or click over to THR for the complete list. Bottoms up!