Montage Beverly Hills
What We Love
- Sceney rooftop pool
- A serene 20,000-square-foot spa with 12 treatment rooms, fitness center, yoga studio and salon
- Free use of the resort’s fleet of Mercedes Benz sedans
What To Know
- Make reservations at on-site Scarpetta well in advance
- Valet parking is pricey
- Pets are allowed for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This luxe sleep in the heart of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle exudes vintage Hollywood style while still being awash in modern luxury. All 201 guestrooms and suites are spacious given the tony address, with a sophisticated palate of creams and golds and thoughtful extras like electronic drapes and big marble bathrooms. Rooms look out over Beverly or Canon Drives or the Beverly Canon Gardens from private balconies. Scarpetta is one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation, let alone L.A., and the 20,000-square-foot spa is one of Cali’s best, with treatments ranging from deep tissue massage to post-plastic surgery facials. The sun-splashed rooftop pool is a scene unto itself with private cabanas and farmers’ market fare, signature smoothies and craft cocktails from The Conservatory Grill.
In the Area
There’s more to Beverly Hills than shopping on Rodeo Drive, though of course a walk down the famed street is a must, even if just for window shopping. Stop at Urth Caffe for a casual lunch and a cup of their signature coffee — it’s a locals’ haunt through and through (which in L.A. means celebs included). If you’re looking to get your culture fix in, it’s worth the 20-minute drive to the Getty Museum, which showcases European painting and sculpture as well as Greek and Roman antiquities — while still offering one of the best vistas of the city. Farther afield is the Malibu Golf Club, a William Francis Bell–designed course with gently rolling topography, perfect for a day spent admiring the landscape.
How to Get There
We had the privilege of staying at the Montage in Beverly Hills this November for a special function we attended in Hollywood. It is a classy hotel with all the beautiful amenities and classic feel. The people who welcomed us were wonderful and every single one gave an extra mile. You could feel their sincerity and warmth. The food was great with large portions and the view from the top floor is amazing. Too bad we didn't bring swimwear because the heated pool would have been so relaxing to dive into. One lovely perk of staying in the Montage is having their Cadillac drive you around a 2 mile radius and this is a complimentary service but book in advance. Our driver was just amazing! I feel bad I forgot his name but I remember he was from Brazil and he has driven the likes of Robert de Niro among others. :)
Travelling on business as part of a large group I have mixed feelings about my stay here. On the plus side, my room was large and comfortable with a balcony. The spa was very enjoyable. On the negative side, the room was over $800USD, which was paid for by another party and the hotel was not my personal choice. I had flagged I would be arriving early into LAX on the morning of my scheduled check in, and I appreciate that if a hotel is fully booked then there is not a lot they can do to expedite a room. So I arrived at the hotel just before 8am and was told by staff at front desk that he could change my room type and give me room with two queen beds instead of King to provide earlier check in as one of these room types was clean and empty but just needed to be signed off on by the housekeeper and maintenance person. Now of course I jump at that chance thinking surely this wouldn't be more than 30 minutes for these staff to poke their head in and give the room the all clear. In my mind at $800 and with advance warning of early arrival and as part of a large group staying in and using conference facilities at the hotel, I assumed that I would be prioritised. After an hour where I ate breakfast in the rooftop restaurant, I went back to the front desk to see how things were going. That's when things became annoying. Front desk explained that those supervising staff didn't start until 9am, so my expectation of a room in that first hour was delusional as that info was not provided. I left again and checked into a hospitality suite where the work I was there for was happening. I asked the staff in my work commitment to also look into a room for me as needed to freshen up for work. Still nothing happened so I went back to the front desk where the guy apologised in a really condescending way telling me I was at there front of the queue, then offering me free access to the spa so I could shower etc. Why this was not offered initially I have no idea, but again for $800 maybe this should have been the first step to showing hospitality to a weary international traveller. Anyway I'm sick of writing this review about a hotel I will never think about again and make sure I never stay in again. Which is a shame because I am sure it is nice and the staff were pretty good overall. I did like Lucas the house car driver, he was cool. Anyway, who spends $800 on a hotel room?!!!!
Beautiful property. Rooms lobby. Rooftop. Veranda. All beautiful. Great location. Front desk and valet folks are great. At both rooftop and restaurant bar we waited 15-20 min for $25 cocktails. Not good.
I booked 2 rooms at the Montage for 3 nights in October for a mix of work and family. The location is awesome, the beds are incredibly comfortable, and the room service was delicious- all things needed when traveling and working like crazy!
My room the first night was next to a guest who thought it was totally cool to blast music early in the morning and smoke cigars late at night. Luckily Chris, the manager, stepped in and made a potentially awkward situation into a positive experience. He made sure I was able to change rooms to one with a stunning view and that my family enjoyed the rest of our stay. Thank you Chris- you truly provided 5 star service!
I didn’t have a chance to try the spa, but hopefully will be able to next time!
Just completed another business meeting in Beverly Hills at Montage. The staff, service, and amenities are indeed the benchmark for a luxury hotel. This time I had a small suite on the 6th floor with a view onto the courtyard. To enjoy the glorious view, my room offered a very nice balcony which enabled me to soak up the sun while getting some work done. Sure, it's a beautiful location with a gorgeous property. Any group can do that, so what makes Montage Beverly Hills stand out? One word... Staff. Yes, the team here are incredible. They are gracious and professional, Shakiba at the front desk handles business with a 500 watt smile and amazing ease. By the way, I'm sorry if I misspelled your name Shakiba! You will find this same level of professionalism and warmth throughout the staff. For example, my last visit was about six months ago. Two of the valet team recognized me, and continued the conversation we started previously. It's like they had known me for years! And you know what? It was all 100% genuine. So, after several visits here, Montage Beverly Hills is still The Champion. Bravo again, Montage team. I sincerely appreciate your high level of skill and attention to your guests.