Los Angeles, California: Escape Room Recommendations

Latest update: February 16, 2023

Looking for an escape room near Los Angeles, California?

Los Angeles is one of the strongest escape room markets in the United States.

This city offers some of the best sets and scenery we’ve seen in escape rooms. That doesn’t mean they skimp on the puzzles. The best escape rooms in Los Angeles deliver full experiences.

You might be interested in our recommendations for Anaheim, California as well.

Los Angeles, California Escape Room Guide

Market Standouts

  1. Hope End, Ministry of Peculiarities🔒
  2. Last Supper, Quest Tavern🔒
  3. Headcase, Breaking Point Escape Rooms 🔒
  4. Stash House🔒
  5. Lab Rat, Hatch Escapes🔒
  6. The Courtyard, THE BASEMENT
  7. Pandora’s Box, Trapped! Escape Room San Dimas (reviewed in Las Vegas, NV)🔒

We also recommend The Nest, an immersive experience with escape room-style elements. 🔒

Set & Scenery Driven


Creative Tech

Unusual Concept

Big Group Games

Spooky & Scary

Games with Actors

You are always welcome to contact us if this recommendation list doesn’t answer your specific questions.

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  1. Solid list. I recommend including Evil Genius: Chapter 3 in your back to back play through as well. It continues the story and also has a unique twist on the escape room formula.

  2. EG3 belongs in the “standouts” category — so much so that you might consider adding a note that even though you haven’t played it yet, you hear good things about it (or something to that effect).

    Feel free to poll the usual suspects, I think you’ll get universal rave reviews.

    Also: No mention of Cross Roads? I think Psych Ward is a little less universally loved than EG3, but their games are generally great recommendations even still. And it’s no further from LA than some of your other entries.

    (Otherwise, it’s a 100% great list.)

  3. Considering this comment, and the one above, and a few other messages we received outside of comments, we’ve taken your recommendation and added The Morgue. We can’t wait to get back to LA to play it!

    I also added a link to our Anaheim recommendations (and from that post to this one), so hopefully that solves the Cross Roads issue. We haven’t played Psych Ward yet though. That’s on the list for the next trip too!

  4. I played a lot of these rooms on my recent trip to LA. Of the 18 rooms I played, ALL of them were amazing and I had the best escape room experiences ever! Thanks for the recommendations Room Escape Artists! If anyone is planning an escape room trip to LA, do check out these rooms, you won’t be disappointed!

  5. Great overview of escape rooms! We will be visiting Los Angeles and Las Vegas in summer 2023 and wonder which escape room you will advise for 2 experienced persons. Which one is a must-do?

    1. We’ll be updating this guide between now and summer 2023, so definitely check back here before your trip.

      Maze Rooms games usually work well for a small team. You’d probably enjoy Whatever Happened to the Garretts or Tombstone.

      I’m not sure what geographic requirements you have, but the games at Scenario Escape Rooms (in Brea) and The Magic Cottage: Sister’s Curse at Infinity Escape, in that same area are good small team options. Both companies are highlighted on our Anaheim recommendations guide instead of this one.

  6. Thank you for the suggestions, Lisa. And I will definitely come back for the updated guide!

  7. Do you have such a list for Top Couples Rooms for the LA area? 🙂

    1. We don’t have a list for couples specifically, but I recommend looking at games with smaller recommended team sizes. The games from Maze Rooms are probably your best options. Also The Nest at Hatch Escapes, which isn’t exactly an escape room, but is an experience designed for only 1-2 people.

  8. I’m from the UK and we tend to like private rooms! Could there be another list category for that? We’re coming over this way in August on honeymoon and would like to fit in a couple of the absolute must-do rooms – if you had to pick 5, say, in this region, what would they be?

    1. The good news is that escape rooms in the US have been shifting more and more towards the private booking model, especially since the pandemic. While we don’t have a separate list for that, you should see a note about ticketing at the top of each review linked in the guide.

      If you’re only picking 5, and you aren’t leaning toward a specific type of experience, I’d choose the top 5 in the Market Standouts section at the top of this guide! They are all incredible games, in a number of different styles. And if you’re able to get out to Anaheim, there are some incredible games there too.

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