Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
What We Love
- The inventive food and beverage program, steered by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries
- Caviar facials at the hotel spa
- Caramelized almonds by a local chocolatier that appear in a mason jar as part of turndown service
What To Know
- The house cars include a Rolls-Royce and Maybach
- The lights, television, and almost all the other switches in your room are controllable from an iPad
- The 24/7 personalized concierge service can be reached by text message to summon everything from wakeup calls to gin-and-tonics
- Terraces with cushioned seats outside your room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Peninsula, The Beverly Hilton, and the Four Seasons Beverly Hills are just some of the opulent co-residents of the Golden Triangle, as this exceedingly upmarket pocket of Los Angeles is often dubbed. The Waldorf sets itself apart with its beguiling European accents—a triple-height lobby, hand-painted murals and Lalique installations, for starters—proving that there is most certainly room for one more polished player at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica. But ultimately, despite the resplendent Art Deco-infused rooms, with golden geometric flourishes in your bathroom and floor-to-ceiling windows that practically hand-deliver L.A.’s scenic hills, it’s the fit-for-a-king hospitality (box seats to the Hollywood Bowl are instantaneously secured upon request; your welcome cocktail is swiftly refreshed as you’re wandering around the hotel) that distinguishes this stunner from its neighbors. Add a Technogym-equipped fitness center, a La Prairie spa, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s debut West Coast venture where Californian cool meets French flavors (organic salads, wagyu beef burgers, cage-free eggs with caviar), and there’s not a single doubt this is California’s grandest new grande dame.
In the Area
You’re amid some of the world’s most expensive real estate, so it’s no surprise that many of the boutiques and shops on Rodeo Drive’s infamous faux cobbled streets require appointments. If that’s not your scene, you’re also near the Beverly Gardens, a 1.9-mile green stretch that’s the site of an art show in the fall and the spring. Pop culture nerds shouldn’t leave without at least one visit to the Paley Center for Media, where they can geek out over 140,000 radio and television programs. For the sweet-toothed, the flagship location of cupcake kingdom Sprinkles features a 24-hour vending machine that dispenses the sinfully sugary treats.
How to Get There
Been staying at Conrad and 1st time Waldorf Astoria level. (5 posts so far over the years but this is the latest and the best!!)
It was more than amazing stay(Just 1 night last weekend from 9/14 thru 9/15) than imagined totally thanks to Front desk manager Mr. William Ami Latu who sincerely cared and helped anything for my family during the stay.
He is such a great asset to the hotel to make the property even better from his exceptional guest care.
The leadership team should be proud of him, just amazing!! should be more than 5 ratings for him!!
Rooftop bar has stellar views which is why it is super popular and hard to access, particularly on a Friday night apparently! We arrived for a 2 night stay at the beautiful hotel and were welcomed by the check in staff. A great experience until we went to the rooftop bar for drinks and to unwind after a long drive from out of town. It was crowded but a lovely evening weather-wise. I spoke with the hostess and asked about bar options as guests of the hotel as it looked like there was also a restaurant area and we didn’t want to eat. She apologized that the bar was so busy, but didn’t offer details about the process for the bar. My husband had wandered off to place a drink order, and luckily a few seats near the bar became available as we waited for our drinks. As soon as we sat down however, the hostess hurried over, put a “Reserved” sign at our table and told us we couldn’t sit there and had to leave. We were dismayed and embarrassed as we were not made aware of a waiting list for the bar area at all. We were not in a dining area and it didn’t appear that names were being called out or that people were being formally seated in the bar. I felt bad for the bartender who made our drinks but feeling completely unwelcome we decided to leave the hotel entirely and drive somewhere else off property to spend our drink money! I love staying at Hilton and the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills property is fabulous. I’m not sure what the solution is here but there really needs to be some way of assuring Hilton guests they can actually access, sit down and enjoy hotel services of all kinds during their stay.
Amazing gem of a hotel with outstanding food in all restaurants byJean Georges. This was my second stay and I can’t wait to return. We also traveled with our dog who was provided with a beautiful dog bed and dog treats with her name on it upon arrival.