The Beverly Hilton
What We Love
- Prime LA location—twenty minutes from the beach and twenty from downtown
- Old Hollywood poolside vibe
- A tricked out high-tech gym to keep fit
- Classic cocktails from a tiki legend
What To Know
- Be prepared for steep hotel parking fees
- WiFi is not free
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Situated in one of the LA’s toniest area codes, this historic hotel is walking distance from Rodeo Drive. Despite its reputation, this iconic neighborhood isn’t just good for plastic surgery and pint-sized Chihuahuas; there’s history here too. Red carpets, presidential visits, celeb trysts? The Beverly Hilton has seen it all. And it’s no wonder. The bar exudes retro glamour, the lushly landscaped pool still cools A-listers, and the gym and spa keep everyone fit and groomed. The hotel had a little work done over the years (most recently to the tune of several million dollars) so it easily competes with the younger hotel upstarts in the area. This hotel’s got staying power, but she won’t be kept waiting. So jet now to get the inside track on the glamour set. You’re ready for your closeup.
In the Area
Window shop down Rodeo Drive, then head over to the more attainable finds over at the Century City, an epic outdoor mall with something for everyone. Stuff your face at the world’s first cupcake ATM by Sprinkles, then wander the perfectly kept grounds at the Greystone Mansion, a massive historic tudor home built by the Doheny family in 1927.
How to Get There
Having stayed in LA at the start of our month long US road trip we decided to stay at this iconic hotel for the last two days of our holiday and switched from the H Hotel near the airport. The Hilton Honors team dealt with the change very professionally.
The Beverly Hilton is lovely, the pool area particularly. We noticed after paying for poolside drinks and food that we had been charged more than the menu prices. We did not raise the issue but the same happened at dinner and we did. This practice would be illegal in the UK. Not sure about the US?
The day before we left we enquired at reception about shower facilities at the pool as we were leaving late afternoon for our flight. We were assured that there were indoor shower rooms by the pool. Fortunately we decided to check the morning before we left and were told there were not any showers. Another trip to reception where the receptionist phoned to check and we were told again there are showers. Back to the pool and the showers we had been directed to didn’t exist. Another trip to reception where eventually it was confirmed that there is no facility on the property to take a shower if you are leaving this 5 star hotel late and don’t want to extend your room. There seems to be a training issue both with regard to staff knowledge and ability to deal with client issues creatively.
Beautiful property but don’t expect Ritz Carlton guest service
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! I loved how your name is in the iPad welcoming you and you can ask for blankets and amenities all through the iPad! They make you fell like they're your friends when you call the front desk.
I love to watch the news while I am getting ready. It was great that I could turn on the main TV and not miss the weather while showering, so I do love the fact that there is a television in the bathroom.
The pool is nice and my balcony faced it. The restaurants and the bar on the premises have pretty decent food. One of the restaurants is on the pool level and you can dine poolside or closer to the restaurant with a view of the pool.
The 1950s Hollywood flavor grows on you! I've stayed at the Beverly Hilton a couple of times now and it has become one of my favorite Hiltons that I stay at on business. Service is very good, the rooms are extremely clean and nicely decorated. Love the shower and large bathrooms. The large floor to ceiling windows are great in the mornings. Restaurant is very good as well. One of the better breakfast buffets!
We had an enjoyable stay at The Beverly Hilton. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Graznya at the front desk and Rene in bell services. Each morning Rene would recognize me and chat, he made our stay truly enjoyable.
The hotel is filled with Hollywood history, and rooms overlooking Santa Monica Blvd. have great views of Century City.
Rodeo Drive is about .5 miles away and many west side spots are accessible via Lyft for $10-15 per trip.
The pool area is nice, with a restaurant/bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here with some friends in the pool cabana rooms for a weekend bumming around LA. This is one of the most famous hotels in LA and the US. From the Ferraris and Bentleys parked in front to the widely recognized hotel logo font this place is LA. The service was great, the valet stand had our car up in front without much waiting, the pool was steps from our room, and no one even yelled at us for our drinks being in glass. I would have chosen this spot again, but for the money and reputation there were a lot of little touches missing. Hallway signs with missing letters, beat up carpet and fixtures. This hotel is wonderful but definitely showing its age. If you want fresh, modern, new there are going to be other hotels in this range. If you want to feel like you are in LA, Beverly Hills specifically, and enjoy yourself and don't mind overlooking a few items, this is your spot. It's convenient to the beaches, Malibu, Hollywood.