Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Westlake Village
What We Love
- The proximity to buzzy L.A. and the beaches of Malibu
- The 40,000 square foot spa is considered one of California’s best
- Family-friendly activities and adults only spaces cater to all types of travelers
- On-trend offerings like “Farmer’s Market Breakfasts” using local vendors
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- Pets are allowed, with a fee and deposit
- The resort is situated nine miles inland from the ocean
- While the location is within Los Angeles County, those wanting easy access to the city might want to choose somewhere more central
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Close to both the buzz of L.A. and the splendor of the Pacific Ocean, this 275-room hotel in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains offers a sense of seclusion while still being within a 25-minute drive of Malibu. Everything is designed to soothe, from the elegant mahogany furnishings and floral artworks to the lovely gardens, complete with waterfalls. Many guests come with a self-improving mission and take full advantage of the property’s acclaimed spa and the adjoining California Health & Longevity Institute.
In the Area
It may still be in the shadow of California’s more feted wine regions, but the wineries of Malibu are starting to make a name for themselves: sample some locals drops at Malibu Family Wines, a joint venture between the Semler and DeJoria families, making wine under the Semler and Saddlerock labels. While in the area, nosh on delicious pulled pork sandwiches and just-picked salads at Malibu Kitchen, part of the Malibu Country Mart. Afterwards, get in some cardio on a hike through the Hollywood Hills on the Hollyridge Trail, where you can fill your Instagram feed with artsy shots of the famous Hollywood sign atop Mount Lee.
How to Get There
I stayed here on a business trip for a week. I would not have been able to stay here otherwise as I am not independently wealthy. If I was, I would happily stay here or at another branch at any time. They have great restaurants and were located to anything I needed. And if they didn't have anything, they would schedule a driver to take me to wherever I did need to go.
This location is a welcome during a long work week. The fitness center is world class. Restaurant and bar areas welcoming, with a variety of healthy options. Note to self: book spa treatments in advance of next stay.
The hotel is newly renovated with functional, beautiful design and decor. The hotel grounds use varied flora, hardscape, and waterscape to create a peaceful and relaxing feeling even though the hotel is right next to the 101. The workout room is fully equipped such that there are local members who work out there containing free weights, kettle bells, weight machines, and aerobics machines. There are both indoor and outdoor pools. We spent a couple of brunch times lounging by the pool where we experienced excellent service from both the pool and wait staff. There are lounge areas, jacuzzi tubs and steam rooms in both the men's and women's locker room along with a coed lounge area. We ate at the main restaurant for breakfast both mornings we were there and enjoyed excellent, home made, locally sourced food at a reasonable price while sitting outside over the gardens and waterfalls. The room we stayed in had a nice long free standing tub with hydrating bubble bath. Perfect for moisture recovery from swimming and jacuzziing. The rooms were quiet and the beds were comfortable.