The Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
At a Glance
The iconic Beverly Hill's hotel was the inspiration for the name of the ritzy neighbourhood
Ideal for guests looking for a relaxing oasis within easy reach of Los Angeles key attractions
Don't miss the ultimate power-lunch at the Polo Lounge
Have your own celebrity moment on the Beverly Hills Hotel signature red carpet
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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 over crowded. 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.
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Situated on Sunset Boulevard one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles, sitting atop 12 acres of gardens, the hotel offers the ambience of a city resort. Enjoy the palm lined pool and public areas reminiscent of timeless Hollywood glamour.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is situated on Sunset Boulevard one of the most prominent streets in Los Angeles. Famous not only for its grand mansions and homes to the stars the area has plenty to offer in the way of galleries, museums, fine restaurants and an exciting nightlife.
Built by Margaret Anderson in 1912 on land developed by Burton Green, the hotel was the first major structure in the area and was named after Green’s home in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. The surrounding area was later to become the City of Beverly Hills, literally built around the landmark hotel and 100 years on it's one of the most loved hotels of Hollywood's rich and famous. The hotel continues to inspire, even the famed Bungalow 8 nightclub in New York was named after the bungalow suites with interiors replete with palm trees and poolside murals.
Nestled atop 12 acres of gardens the hotel houses 208 rooms and suites and offers the ambience of a city resort with a palm lined pool and public areas reminiscent of timeless Hollywood glamour. Each room and suite offers a variety of unique features such as private garden patios, kitchens, fireplaces, and balconies with gorgeous views of the palm-lined avenues of Beverly Hills.
On the doorstep to some of the world's best shopping, The Beverly Hills Hotel is close to the Golden Triangle, with Rodeo Drive running through the centre and bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard. Tours of many of the Hollywood studios are easily accessible, and golf enthusiasts will find a number of golf resorts in the area.
The Beverly Hill's Hotel has 210 guest rooms and suites, including 23 one-of-a-kind bungalows. Two presidential bungalows feature private pools and nearly 5,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, creating the largest and most prestigious suites in Los Angeles.
Like the hotel itself, guest rooms are designed to feel spacious, timeless, and comfortably elegant. Distinct Beverly Hills accents – a subdued palette of greens, pinks, apricots and yellows – are used throughout. All furnishings have been custom-designed for the hotel, including armoires, slip-covered or English-style sofas, tufted stools at the foot of canopied beds, comforters of matelasse fabric, velvet throw pillows and art work that ooze old school Hollywood glamour.
The 23 bungalows unfold like individual homes, each with separate entrances, living room, dining room, wood-burning fireplace, and a distinct configuration and décor, including one-of-a-kind furnishings and luxury materials including granite and marble. Many of the bungalow suites are outfitted with piano, Jacuzzi tub, silk bathrobes and treadmill.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie is located on the Promenade level of the hotel. The 1,916-square-foot spa has six treatment rooms including one couples’ suite, private cabanas on the upper level above the pool, separate steam rooms and saunas for men and women, and customized treatment and product innovations. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Spa offers a treatment menu of more than 400 different remedies including signature services.
With a 24-hour concierge and 24-hour room service, The Beverly Hills Hotel works around the clock to keep their guests happy and comfortable. To help guests feel at home, the hotel also offers guest-chosen daily newspaper delivery, digital interactive television entertainment system, business services, laundry & dry-cleaning services, complimentary shoeshine service, limousine & rental car service.
The Beverly Hills Hotel's famed Polo Lounge has been a favourite spot for numerous stars and serves Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner in an inviting atmosphere. Poolside dining is available at The Cabana Café, while informal meals can be enjoyed at the Fountain Coffee Room, complete with a soda fountain and 19 green bar stools. Bar Nineteen12 overlooks towering palm trees and the city of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles and features chic indoor and outdoor seating, live music on certain nights and a delicious appetizer menu.
Beverly Hills Hotel is only minutes from the business and entertainment hubs of its namesake 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.
Holly Brightwell (Staff)
Incredible. A true classy Hollywood red carpet feel on arrival, the hotel is grand and elegant but not stuffy or dated. It has a promenade 1950's candy shop feel and dcor in the lower lobby and pool area. Staff here are super efficient and go out if their way to help, without fuss. Rooms are classic and spacious with a high end classic finish but with modern technology touches like self adjusting lights and sensor air con. We were sad to leave this truly classy hotel.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
LAs pink palace was there before it all started. If you would like to submerge yourself into the epitome of old glamour Hollywood, this is the place to come to. From the stunning setting through to the red carpet that greets every guest in great pomp ceremony on their arrival, every guest that stays here receives just that little hint of Hollywood star treatment themselves. Far from being stuffy, this is actually all quite fun. Theres something quite wonderful about being transported into such a glamorous world, with everything these days being so relaxed and casual I get quite thrill from walking into the ladies powder room to find in beautifully adorned with gold taps, sumptuous mirrors and even chairs for ladies to sit and re touch their hair and make up to keep that ultra glamorous faade in place. I almost expect Bette Davis or Ginger Rogers to float in any moment. Its slightly thrilling to be in place that has Hollywood glamour and history literally pulsing through its hallways, if those walls could talk. Im shown to the beautifully appointed bedrooms, recently refreshed but retaining that traditional feel. Theyre lovely, very spacious although I would definitely recommend one with a balcony at least to make the most of that LA fresh air! Probably most famous are the Beverly Hills Hotel bungalows. Set in the beautifully lush gardens, they give just that little more privacy and space and are a firm favourite amongst guests. For the ultimate in bungalow luxury, head for the Presidential bungalow which comes complete with its own very private pool and one of the most glamorous and stunning bathrooms Ive ever seen, totally fit for a star!
Back to the hotel itself and we wander down to the pool and sun terraces, notably bedecked in beautiful looking people. I note that there is a no photos policy down here to protect the privacy of the many famous faces that frequent the hotel. Its the kind of place that I would imagine it would be extremely poor taste to be star struck outwardly should an A lister pass by, but inside, just a little thrilling at least. Probably the most likely place for a celebrity spot would be the famous Polo Lounge. The dark green velvet booths have seen many a movie deal signed in their time and even now are regularly accommodating Hollywood big cheeses, both from in front of and behind the camera. Im just a little excited to be having lunch there on my visit and choose a prime spot out of the tranquil and very pretty patio for a little celebrity spotting. The service is impeccable, as would be expected, and the menu for lunch offers a wonderfully diverse selection from the typically Hollywood whole food ever so healthy salad (which I pick, well, when in Hollywood..) through to steak and many a decadent morsel. My lunch is tasty and beautifully presented. Im surrounded by ladies who lunch, men in suits and visitors like me and Im sure that much juicy business is being done but sadly for me today, not a whiff of a famous face. I depart with heavy heart, I want to stay longer, I want to submerge myself in the old Hollywood glamour and be part of it. This really is a wonderful place to spend a few days, when in Hollywood where else could be better!
Maudie Tomlinson (Staff)
When I am at work, dreaming of holidays, The Beverly Hills Hotel is usually on my mind. Sunbathing by the swimming pool - palm trees swaying overhead, glamorous people all around and rose cooling - it's hard not to feel like you're in a Hollywood movie. While it is utterly old-fashioned and fabulous, it's not at all stuffy with service both friendly and discreet. Around the pool couples and families hangout, on sun beds or in private cabanas, ordering refreshing drinks and reading endless stacks of designer magazines supplied by the pool boys and girls.
The hotel has undergone a renovation of all of its guest rooms, with the A-list Bungalows to be completed next year. The rooms have kept their pale-pink elegance, but been transported into the modern age with cleaner lines and art-deco influence. They'll now appeal to the traditionalist and the modernist. A highlight of our stay was a lunch reservation at the Polo Lounge, the signature Taco Soup and Lobster Salad was perfect for a light bite in the Beverly Hills sunshine. Afterwards I tried to work it off by taking the complimentary town car to hip Melrose Avenue for designer and local LA boutiques galore. After just an hour, I was longing to return to take a dip in what has to be LA's most dreamy swimming pool. Thank goodness for Uber!
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Your free time in Los Angeles - Scott Dunn suggests
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Location & directions
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
The Beverly Hills Hotel is ideally situated just north of Sunset Boulevard, a short walk from Rodeo Drive in the world’s most coveted zip code – 90210.
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