Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
At a Glance
One of the most exclusive locations in the city, right at the end of Rodeo Drive
Iconic hotel that was central to the film "Pretty Woman"
Superb Four Seasons service and facilities
Family friendly environment to retreat to
Fantastic location for exploring Beverly Hills, Hollywood and all of LA
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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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This iconic hotel is in the most enviable of locations at the end of shoppers paradise, Rodeo Drive, in the heart of exclusive Beverly Hills. The Beverly Wilshire offers elegance along with the impeccable service expected from this address.
Built in 1928 at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons hotel is about as Beverly Hills as you can get! Just a stone's throw from magical Beverly Hills and "the" LA shopping street of Rodeo Drive, this is also a luxury shoppers paradise. From Prada to Bvlgari, it's all here..
Upon entering the lobby, you are immediately made to feel extra special with the grand marbled floors and stunning crystal chandelier awaiting you, offering a stately yet luxuriously lovely feel. The impeccable front desk and concierge staff go out of their way to accommodate any request. Recognise the lobby? Well if you've ever seen the movie "Pretty Woman" this was where some of it was filmed.
Although the hotel has 395 guest rooms, it feels surprisingly spacious but not overwhelming. The guest rooms and suites are spread across two wings. The Wilshire Wing overlooks the fashionable corner of Wilshire Boulevard and the Beverly Wing which looks over the lush residential areas of Beverly Hills. All rooms are designed in classic European decor with cool cream tones the Beverly Wing offering a slightly more modern feel than the Wilshire Wing.
Although the surrounding area offers some superb dining options, it's definitely worth staying comfortably in the hotel for a little gourmet delight as well. Try Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse, "CUT". It attracts a stylish crowd and features a wonderful selection of distinct beef from all over the world and an extensive wine list to complement. The Beverly Wilshire's other dining option - the classy "The Blvd" serves meals throughout the day and has a great al fresco restaurant seating area - the perfect spot to see and be seen in Beverly Hills, perfect for a spot of relaxation after a full day in LA.
Whether it is your first visit to Beverly Hills or a return to a familiar friend, the Beverly Wilshire is sure to delight and enhance your LA stay. The cast of "Pretty Woman" may be long gone but the sophistication and exclusivity of the Beverly Wilshire remains as true today
The hotel offers 395 airy rooms including 137 suites which are split over two buildings. The 10 storey Wilshire Wing is the original building at the corner of Wilshire and Rodeo, while the 14-storey Beverly Wing is slightly more contemporary and looks across the luxurious residential area of Beverly Hills.
The two side-by-side buildings are connected by a beautiful porte-cochère featuring a majestic gate inspired by Buckingham Palace.
Some of the most popular accommodations are the Signature and Signature Balcony rooms, which has a furnished balcony - perfect for outdoor breakfasts or afternoon cocktails. Signature Balcony Rooms are mostly on higher floors and offer an exclusive indoor and outdoor experience of Beverly Hills. For those who wish to live the "Pretty Woman" dream, the Penthouse Suite is the place to be and offers opulence and luxury at it's finest.
The Beverly Wilshire welcomes families, and offers complimentary cribs, rollaway beds and infant furnishings for children, subject to maximum occupancy. Children's menus are available in the restaurants and in room dining. Babysitting can also be arranged with advanced notice.
Dining at the Beverly Wilshire is a pleasure. Choose from CUT, a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse, offering an array of creative steak and seafood options designed by Chef Wolfgang Puck. Or The Blvd, Beverly Wilshire's other dining option, a more sophisticated affair which offers innovative meals throughout the day.
THE Blvd Lounge is the place to see and be seen, with opulent sofas and an 18 foot illuminated onxy bar, it's the perfect spot for a pre or post dinner cocktail. The Mediterranean style pool is the perfect place to relax if LA is getting too much for you. Enjoy a shot glass smoothie from the Pool Bar & Cafe or allow yourself to be spritzed with Evian by one of the attendants. Total decadence! Overlooking the pool is a fully equipped bi level fitness centre. Yoga sessions are also available.
The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire is an opportunity for total indulgence. With an array of pampering treatments on offer as well as products by Natura Bliss, one of the most exclusive brands in the world.
Beyond the hotel, LA is your oyster and with so many options for tours, experiences and adventures you will be spoilt for choice. There are excellent trails at Runyon Canyon for hikers, for tennis enthusiasts, although there are no courts on site, guests have use of the La Cienega tennis club around 10-minutes away. For those who would like to have their own "Pretty Woman" day, the Beverly Wilshire can arrange a personal shopper, a private picnic for 2 by Rolls Royce and even a night at the opera.
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.
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.
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 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
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Located in the heart of exclusive Beverly Hills at the end of famous Rodeo Drive, close to Hollywood and all the sights and sounds of LA.
How to get there
10-hour direct flight from London to Los Angeles followed by 45-minute car transfer to Beverly Hills.
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