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
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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
I chose this property for the location and it is excellent for that. Moreover, the room was nicely decorated and the bed was comfy. The restaurant is good, and we enjoyed both dining there as well as getting food to eat in our room. And the property is dog friendly and it was a fine place to stay with our dog. Couple of issues though. Our room was right above the restaurant bussing station and since they kept the back door open 24/7 we were constantly hearing crockery rattling and it was quite disruptive. Our check-in and check-out were quite unpleasant due to the attitude of assistant manager Elizabeth Navarro. Rude and unfriendly. When we mentioned this problem and another issue (a loud guest above us one night) the front desk was complete unsympathetic and took no action to rectify either issue. So although this is exactly the location that I want, I will never stay here again.
Anyone who is a fan of mid-century modern will enjoy this hotel. Original terrazzo floors, a stylish pool area, and an incredibly comfortable bed. The hotel borders both a residential neighborhood and a business district, and is just a short walk to Rodeo Drive. The on-site restaurant, Viviane, took me by surprise. The food was excellent. The hotel has a bit of wear, but I would definitely return.
First time staying at this hotel in Beverly Hills. Great location, very close to restaurants and places to walk around..
Room was very spacious and comfortable, bed was great, no noise from the street, very quiet at night.
I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure, the staff is very professional and helpful. Looking forward to my next trip to Los Angeles.
I am so delighted to have stayed at The Avalon- the staff all super nice, and the bed, soft feather pillows and duvet are really cozy and comfortable! A lovely hotel. Worth upgrading the room and first room was tiny. I moved to a room on 3rd floor overlooking the pool and it was pure luxury!
The Avalon Hotel is my favorite place to stay in LA! It is nicely situated in Beverly Hill, has wonderful rooms and a fantastic restaurant. I always enjoy dinning and working by the pool I highly recommend it to anyone staying in LA.