Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
What We Love
- Neil George amenities in the bathrooms
- Junior Suites with sleeper sofas and kitchenettes in the Canon building, ideal for extended stays
- Marilyn Monroe called the Avalon her home for three years in the 1950s
What To Know
- Views from the guestrooms vary from Olympic Boulevard to a residential area to the pool
- Guestrooms and suites are spread over three buildings, with the Canon Residence across an alley from the main Olympic building
- Rooms in the Beverly Tower and Canon Residence tend to be quieter than those in the main Olympic building
- Parking On Site
The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills is the epitome of Beverly Hills’ sleek, sexy side. This Midcentury Modern boutique hotel is so tucked away on a tree-lined street that you just might miss it. And that’s half its charm. The other half can be found in its dramatic pool terrace, stellar service and scene-stealing Oliverio restaurant, where long teal benches and geometric wall designs spill out into the poolside seating area. Renowned decorator Kelly Wearstler designed the megaglam interiors, a sophisticated riot of marble and brass sculptures, curvaceous mod loungers and geometric wallpaper.
Bed and Bath
The 83 guestrooms and suites are located in three buildings: the main Olympic building, the Beverly Tower and the Canon Residence, which houses suites and is situated across an alley from the main buildings. Guestrooms and suites range from 300 to 850 square feet and have soothing Midcentury design schemes in white, baby blue and green. In the Canon Residence, the 450-square-foot Junior Suites, which have separate living areas and kitchenettes, are secluded hideaways perfect for extended stays.
The Avalon began its life as an upscale apartment complex (Marilyn Monroe once called it home), and the property continues to woo the boldface names of today. You’ll find a seamless mix of international travelers, sleek suits, film crews, fashion folk and hip locals commingling poolside. The Oliverio restaurant, which opens onto the hourglass pool deck, is quite the scene. Though you’re by the pool, chef Mirko Paderno’s creations require you to leave thoughts of your swimsuit body behind. The former Cecconi chef serves Italian cuisine with seasonal and regional emphasis; his roasted heirloom beets with burrata, and Angus beef burger with truffle cheese, are highlights of the diet-busting menu.
In the Area
After drinking your fill at Oliverio, enjoy vodka flights at Nic’s Vodbox in Beverly Hills or market-fresh mixology at Ray & Stark’s Bar at LACMA. For a late night treat, get in on the food truck phenomenon on Abbot Kinney, where the city’s top trucks line the streets. The morning after, step out of the couture comfort zone of Rodeo Drive and head east to Robertson Boulevard for trendy boutiques and a parade of paparazzi. Or better yet, slip into L.A.’s best-kept fashion secret, Church Boutique in West Hollywood, where the celebrity stylists shop. Decades, near La Brea, is your spot for couture cocktail dresses and capes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. For the artistically inclined, the nearby Getty Center’s setting, extensive exhibitions and free admission make it a can’t-miss.
How to Get There
Awesome location matches by beautiful rooms and first class service. Just oozes cool and luxury. Staff are very attentive and restaurant ticks all the boxes. Retro pool in middle a real highlight on those warm days.
I had a great time at the Avalon during my visit. To begin with, their seasonal menu is something of a wonder and I was able to see the chef work with his team directly on the floor. Coming from service that is important to me. Overall everyone seems very happy from the valet, to the front desk staff who were exceptional during my visit. Excellent recommendations by Candice and Dennis and Brian seemed to know a lot about the area! (Fun fact: Marilyn Monroe lived in their residence building)
Restaurant has great food - breakfast thru dinner - and great service. If you can only have one meal don’t miss the breakfast. Cool funky hip motel feel. Bikes available. Great, free coffee in the restaurant.
Our stay here was short, one night. We were greeted with Champagne as it was our wedding anniversary. We booked this hotel because we thought this hotel would be nice and quiet. We checked into our room and it was nice. About two hours later they were setting up for an event that was scheduled at 6 p.m. and the music was blaring for about 3 hours before the event. Booming loud music. It was difficult to be able to rest before heading out for the night. When we came back of course the event was over. I just wish that they had told us ahead of time that they would be setting up for an event, that was going to be so loud, in which case we would have stayed at a different property. They did allow us to check out late the next day but that did not make up for not being able to rest in our room and enjoying a quiet peaceful afternoon. I would probably not stay here again unless there were no other options.
A huge thank you to Elizabeth and Manuel for the warm hospitality. Jorge from valet (gentleman working Saturday morning) was extrmely helpful and friendly on my departure day. Will definitely return soon. Highly recommend for anyone looking to enjoy Beverly Hills.