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
- 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 was evacuated due to the wildfires in November and while I have some issues on how late the evacuation process began I'll put that to the side given the extraordinary circumstances.
Once we were out (at ~2am) we had nowhere to go and it was nearly impossible to find alternate accommodations in LA as the city was sold out. Two calls to the Four Seasons LA location (asking if they can help us find another hotel -- they were sold out) and there was no interest, intention or intuition to help. The only follow-up we received was a few days later by email with the hotel bill. I am an ex-Four Seasons employee - and again while I get the emergency situation - they failed when I reached out to the sister hotel (twice begging for help!) and then again when they sent the invoice. There is a higher bar when you're a five-diamond property, needless to say, The Four Seasons.
You will feel even better than home for you will absolutely be well taken care of...no worries...just happy to be there 100%+...not wanting to say good bye...you will be saying, see you soon knowing you’ll want to come back sooner than later. I stayed almost 5 mo. with only praise for my stay.
Very good fire-refuge rate, great staff, great bed. Unlike many other local hotels, Four Seasons was very welcoming to people displaced by the terrible Woolsey Fire. Hotel food service/restaurants are in transition at the moment (early December '18). We disliked the soft water and only adequate water pressure in the shower.
We were evacuated due to the fires and the Four Seasons took good care of us while our home was being cleaned. We couldn't be happier with the service and compassion we received during our stay. The hotel accommodates the fire victims by lowering their rates, offering exceptional service, being kind to us with all our requests and accommodating our children and pets.
Everything was perfect. The hotel was very luxurious and staff went above and beyond to make the stay amazing. The spa was definitely the highlight of the trip. My 12 year old son and 14 year old daughter enjoyed the game room as well.