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
- 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
I was extremely satisfied with my stay at this hotel. The quality of service is above and beyond unlike any other hotel I've stayed at. First and foremost, I was impressed with the cleanliness. Everything is just sparkling and tidy. Additionally, the staff attitude is exceptional. Such extraordinary service! I will definitely be back.
It is now a quarterly retreat, visiting the restaurants of this lovely hotel. Both are excellent, including the roof top vista restaurant. It is a bit expensive, but treat your self! The service has always been excellent.
nice stay in great property. Breakfast was good and staffs are super friendly. very close to beverly hills. please try their house car. you may need to make appointment for the car but it was really nice. Driver was also very kind
We started at the Rooftop for a sunset drink. Marvellous view. Went down to dinner at Jean-George. The service was perfect and the food was great - as you would expect. The ambience hit all the right spots for us. We enjoyed all the little extras that the restaurant provided to make the occasion even more pleasurable. Come hungry.
This was my first time staying in a Waldorf Astoria hotel. It was amazing. The hotel is beautiful. I have never in my life experienced such outstanding service from such an attentive staff before. Perfect to the last detail. I had breakfast in the restaurant and it was delicious. The views from the rooftop are incredible. The only downside to my stay was the rainy weather. I had hoped to escape the rain, but I certainly can't blame the hotel for the weather. I suppose it gives me an excuse to come back for another visit during sunnier days.