The Beverly Hills Hotel
What We Love
- Glamorous Art Deco trappings recall the Hollywood of yesteryear, complete with a 24-hour concierge service
- Sunday jazz brunch at the Polo Lounge is nothing short of spectacular
- The gym is the swankiest place to sweat in L.A., complete with state-of-the-art equipment and fresh fruit and juices
What To Know
- Not all rooms have fireplaces, balconies, terraces, or patios
- All 23 bungalows are entirely unique
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The palette is a soothing SoCal blend of apricots and yellows mixed with the hotel’s now-iconic scheme of pink and green. Expect plush velvet and silk accents mixed with a clear 1940s opulence. Every design element is exquisite, every furnishing custom-made (think handcrafted armoires, tufted benches at the foot of canopy beds). From the statement-worthy grand staircase to the Venetian glass chandelier; the banana-leaf motif carpeting to the palm tree-lined exterior, every hotel feature emanates Old Hollywood glamour.
Bed and Bath
The 185 soundproofed guestrooms and suites are complemented by the hotel’s 23 entirely unique bungalows. Each is adorned in a palette of pink and white and outfitted with a walk-in closet and sitting area, sumptuous bed(s) draped in designer linens, and a marble (pink, of course) bathroom, some of which have a separate shower and soaking tub. What the rooms lack in the way of high-tech design (no iPod docking stations here) they make up for in service and amenities, such as a much-welcomed fresh fruit basket and Fijibottled water upon check-in.
The California-meets-Mediterranean gardens bloom with aromatic flowers, herbs and vines year-round and are perfect for a meditative stroll. The La Prairie spa also offers another means to unwind; try the Travel Therapy massage if jet lag persists. Stop at the Polo Lounge for dinner (the McCarthy Salad is worth the splurge) or a cocktail and you might just witness a Hollywood heavyweight make a multimillion-dollar deal at a nearby table. The chic Fountain Coffee Room is famous for its french toast, burgers and soda fountain, which are all best enjoyed seated on the wrought iron grapevine barstools.
How to Get There
I am currently a guest at the hotel now, and to be honest I am not impressed. Upon arrival I was told I was “ upgraded” but in truth, I’m positive I was downgraded to a room overlooking the parking lot with a small bathroom.Room is dated, not modern and shower is so small and pressure so high it was uncomfortable and a bad experience. Shower was fixed but still not a great way to enter a hotel I’m paying $1,000 a night for. Service is “fine” not impressed at all and it’s better at the Four Seasons. Turndown and maid service is not at all of what I expect from a hotel of this caliber. I stay at some of the most beautiful hotels in the world and I would not return here. I also spoke of my concerns to the front desk and he smirked at me.
Went there for my birthday with friends. Had a great bus boy. For some reason management was angry with the way he treated us. I overheard the manager laying into him. So I walked over and told the manager nothing was wrong. At which point I was told to stay out of it.Well I don';t allow people to talk to me that way when it DOES concern me. So I went ballistic. Then the food came and frankly I've had better at Denny.s which isn't saying much when you're paying over $100 per person.I would never go back there again. Definitely not worth it on so many levels.
It is a nice place, with individual unique rooms and friendly staff. I am writing a negative review due to the policies the Beverly Hills hotel has with all the extra expenses. You can easily rack up large sums of money without knowing until it’s too late. With a 900 dollar a night room price you’d think they could charge less than 10 dollars for espresso. Make some things come with the 4K one pays when they stay.