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
I stayed for a long weekend with my family while visiting town.
Staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed.
Rooms are smartly designed and have automation to control everything.
Pool is beautiful with a great view and excellent service.
We will definitely be back.
We didn't stay at the WA, but we did have drinks and dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant which is 100% amazing. Once off of the elevator you arrive with some very cool music playing and a long stroll over looking the Beverly Hills Area. This place has so many tables alone the edge and the views are just astounding. Yes the drinks are a bit pricey but 1) they are fantastic and 2) THAT view! We ordered tacos and there were delicious. But it was not only the view, it was the service, the scene, the cool music, the vibe was great. I highly recommend, I look forward to going again soon.
This was our first time at WA. The staff, food and management were exemplary. Very accommodating to a restricted diet. Staff were professional and friendly. Jean George became our favorite LA restaurant. We will surely return soon.