Los Angeles, California, United States of America
At a Glance
A true hide away in the big city of LA
Set within 12-acres of landscapes gardens in the Canyon
Located in Beverly Hills within easy reach of Los Angeles top attractions
Master Chef Wolfgang Puck's restaurant features award-winning modern Californian cuisine
House town cars to take guests within 3-miles of the hotel
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Los Angeles has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be overcrowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.
To start planning your holiday to Hotel Bel-Air
Straight out of the pages of a fairytale, the iconic Hotel Bel-Air is an exclusive luxury hotel set in 12-acres of beautiful grounds and an ideal base from which to explore the best of Los Angeles.
A true hide-away in the big city of Los Angeles, couples and families alike fall for the Bel-Air. All rooms and suites have been completely transformed in a two year refurbishment by designer Alexandra Champalimaud bringing the glamorous decades of the 1930s, 40s and 50s to life with a fresh, youthful and contemporary twist.
The famous restaurant, bar, and catering services are run by world-renowned master Chef Wolfgang Puck with a menu featuring modern Californian cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences. The spectacular garden setting makes it a destination restaurant in Beverly Hills for ladies that lunch to serious foodies.
Within 5-minutes of Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive and 10-minutes to Melrose Avenue for the very best shopping, 20-minutes from the nightlife of Sunset Boulevard and 30-minutes to the ocean neighbourhoods of Santa Monica and Venice, the Bel-Air is a popular urban retreat in the heart of Los Angeles most affluent and star-studded neighbourhood for those wishing to be in the heart of the city. The hotel town cars are on hand to drive guests within a 3-mile radius of the hotel, perfect for shopping on Rodeo or lunch at the Polo Lounge.
Surrounded by 12-acres of lush gardens Hotel Bel-Air has 58 guest rooms and 45 suites, including seven one-of-a-kind speciality suites. The incredible transformation of Hotel Bel-Air by the famed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was inspired by 1930's, 40's and 1950's Hollywood, a period of Southern Californian residential architecture and design that produced an all American style evoking glamour and graceful living with international flair.
Hotel Bel-Air’s design has always mixed the influences of Spanish colonial, layered with the smooth finishes and graceful shapes of French Deco. The style that has emerged is young, fun, fresh and elegant.
Hotel Bel-Air feels like a home away from home, a place to escape and unwind, with exceptional service and hospitality.
Hotel Bel-Air has a romantic ambience that makes it popular with couples but it is also extremely popular with older families who will enjoy staying within the residential neighbourhood of Beverly Hills. Families enjoy the luxurious accommodations, fine food and some of the best shopping in the world, right on their doorstep. Interconnecting guestrooms and suites make the Hotel Bel-Air an excellent set up for those requiring a two or three-bedroom set up and access to private outdoor living space.
Meticulously re-designed by the acclaimed architect and designers, Rockwell Group, the new restaurant and bar are run by the world-renowned celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck who is often found chatting to guests whilst they dine al fresco on the patio.
All dining venues at Hotel Bel-Air feature modern and seasonal Californian cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences. Menus reflect the healthy California lifestyle and will showcase the best of California’s wonderful, fresh ingredients such as produce from Chino Farms and local farmers’ markets. Their heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad is a must-try when in season.
The famous hotel bar was re-designed keeping its unique club-like vibe in mind. A central fireplace, grand piano and wood panelled walls will make you feel like you've been transported back to the
Golden Age of Hollywood whilst you are sipping a martini at the bar.
La Prairie, the luxury Swiss beauty company revered for its collection of powerful, anti-aging products opened its first spa at Hotel Bel-Air. From the moment you enter the Hotel Bel-Air Spaby La Prairie, guests' every need will be tended to, allowing them to truly unwind, and enjoy a time of indulgence.
La Prairie's comprehensive menu of services includes customised de-aging facials for men and women, unique body treatments, pampering nail services and European, Asian and therapeutic massages. The new state-of-the-art fitness studio is adjacent to the spa.
Hotel Bel-Air's poolside service is second to none and concierge on hand to assist with everything from personal shopping trips to concert tickets. Mercedes town cars are available to all guests to travel within a 3-mile radius of the hotel for shopping and restaurant reservations.
Set among 12-acres of landscaped gardens, Hotel Bel-Air is uniquely situated in the exclusive Bel-Air Estates neighbourhood. Only minutes from the business and entertainment hubs of Beverly Hills and Century City as well as West Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard with its infamous rock 'n' roll venues, bars and world-class restaurants. Designer shopping is endless on Rodeo Drive and designers abound on Melrose Avenue, the Pacific Centre cannot be beaten for interior design pieces or go to the Grove for the ultimate shopping experience complete with shopping concierge and personal shoppers.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Ever since I'd seen that Richard E Grant's hotel programme had featured this rather splendid hotel I'd been intrigued to visit it myself. Set off Sunset Boulevard in the exclusive winding roads of Bel-Air, you feel like you've been transported a world away from the heavy traffic and craziness of LA, yet you are less than 10-minutes' drive from Beverly Hills. This is certainly a retreat, shaded by beautiful trees, brightly coloured flowers and shaded walkways, it is calm, serene, peaceful, you would never know you were in LA. Many a famous face has tiptoed these walkways, Marilyn Monroe often visited and even now the Hollywood elite are to be found dining and relaxing in its superb restaurant. Today though, there's not a celebrity in sight, just relaxed looking guests, families, individuals and couples, all happily blending in together. For this is a surprisingly family-friendly place, it has a great pool to enjoy surrounded by sunny terraces and many of the rooms and suites can connect to keep the children close to you. The feeling here though is still distinctly elegant and exclusive. Despite only visiting here for a short time, the ambience made me want to stay longer. I wanted to be part of the privileged few who get to spend time between its pink walls, that drift into its wonderfully luxurious spa and who dine under gently draping trees and vibrant pink flowers.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
Essential Los Angeles
Take in all of LA's key sights on this all-encompassing tour of the city's highlights, including places which are popular with both visitors and locals. Explore Hollywood, Museum Square and ritzy Rodeo Drive, keeping an eye out for celebrity homes.
Hollywood Hills Private Hiking Tour
Go hiking in Hollywood Hills with a private guide. Be starstruck by the Hollywood sign, explore the Griffith Observatory and be inspired by beautiful views of the City of Angels, from the skyscrapers to Beverly Hills and beyond.
LA Curated Artist Studios Tour
Designed for those with a real interest in art, this tour will take you to visit some of LA's most innovative and up-and-coming artists in their studios, affording guests a real behind the scenes glimpse into the exciting world of modern art in LA.
LA Museums Curated Art Tours
Get under the skin of the LA art scene on this two-hour tour of the city's most prestigious museums and galleries. Your local guide will share their insider knowledge and bring you to the finest exhibitions of both established and up-and-coming artists.
Professional photography experience
Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.
Santa Monica Farmers' Markets
There is nothing like wandering the aisles of the four Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. The textures, the smells and the colours – it's no wonder so many of L.A.'s top chefs choose to buy their produce and other seasonal favourites there.
Self Guided Moviestars Homes Bike Tour
This self-guided bike tour takes you where the tour buses can't. Collect your bike, helmet and GPS and explore the neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, visiting hidden hotspots, movie stars' homes and LA highlights at a relaxed pace.
Shopping on Rodeo Drive
Sunglasses from Dior...check. Couture from Chanel…check. Handbag from Louis Vuitton…check. Shoes from TOD’s…check.
Sweet-Spots Cycle in Santa Monica
An ideal tour for families, this three hour culinary cycle tour takes you through the best sweet-tooth foodie spots in Santa Monica to sample the best ice cream parlours and patisseries to hit the scene.
The Golden Age of Hollywood
Remember classic Hollywood on this tour of Los Angeles' essential sights, taking in the history of cinema as you learn about the golden age with all its glamour.
Universal Hollywood VIP Experience
Star treatment awaits the fortunate few on this exclusive guided behind-the-scenes tour, revealing world class production facilities & movie sets normally closed to the public and enjoying front-of-line access to all rides, attractions & gourmet lunch.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Located at one of the world's oldest running movie studios, Universal is a must for most children and adults in touch with their inner-child. Allow a full day to take in a studio tour, 3-D movies, movie-inspired rides and action packed re-enactments.
Warner Bros. Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour
Warner Bros takes you “into-the-scenes” of your favourite shows at the world’s busiest motion picture and TV studio. From Batman to Argo, to The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the studio will show you how the magic is made. The tour is 3 hours for 8yrs+.
Your free family time in Santa Barbara - Scott Dunn suggests
Santa Barbara's climate and wine country is enough to capture adult imaginations but there's also lots of fun to be had for the children from the planetarium, the Ty Warner Sea Center, Santa Barbara's Sailing Club and Hendry's Beach for sand castles.
Your free time in Los Angeles - Scott Dunn suggests
Explore independently and you’ll experience some truly life-affirming moments of fun. Hike high into the Hollywood Hills, spot your favourite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, delight in stellar art at the Getty or star-gaze at the Griffith Observatory.
Location & directions
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Located on Stone Canyon Road near Sunset Boulevard in Bel-Air. In the suburbs of Los Angeles and close to Fowler Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, and University of California Los Angeles. Also nearby are Getty Centre and Hammer Museum.