Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
What We Love
- The “I have arrived” views from the balconies of high-floor rooms
- An extensive Sunday brunch that includes vegan and gluten-free tables, along with all the usual decadent fare
- Results-oriented high-tech facials with electronic machines and Intraceuticals products in the spa
What To Know
- Valet parking is a steep $31 a night
- The hotel gym can get packed at peak hours
- The hotel gardens are lovely, but they’re often closed for private events
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 1987, the 16-story tower wears its age well. The look in the public areas is West Coast opulent, with a collection of European art and antiques shown off against light, contemporary spaces and elements of Old Hollywood. Life-size bronze sculptures cast by artist J. Seward Johnson arrest attention in the lobby—that’s Marilyn Monroe and Vincent van Gogh by the entrance—and abundant bouquets of flowers, especially lilacs, perfume the air.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are spacious and California-hued, all creamy taupes, warm blues and blond woods echoing the Pacific sunshine. They have French doors to step-out balconies, and big marble bathrooms. Bonus points for smart technology: Hotel information is presented on an iPad rather than a bulky binder, and guests can download an app that will let them, say, order room service to be waiting for them when they get back from shopping, or another app that includes 130 workouts from local boutique gym Blue Clay Fitness (mats and resistance bands can be sent to guests’ rooms).
Chef Mette Williams revamped the menus at the flagship restaurant Culina, Modern Italian earlier this year, after winning her job on the reality TV show Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. The uncluttered food ranges from delicate crudo and vegetarian antipasti to robust pastas and wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. A wildly extensive Sunday brunch is a local institution. Guests can balance out the indulgences in a tricked-out gym and swanky outdoor pool (book a cabana), then relax in its results-driven spa, where cutting-edge facials and “beyond organic” products are specialties.
In the Area
The hotel is in the epicenter of swank L.A. shopping, with Rodeo Drive just a quarter mile away. Even closer is Robertson Boulevard, home to Intermix, Chanel, Tory Burch, Nanette Lepore, Ralph Lauren, Anya Hindmarch, and others, many of which offer exclusive discounts for Four Seasons guests. There’s an array of see-and-be-seen dining (where the food is good enough to match the scene), including Spago Beverly Hills, Cecconi’s and Chi Lin.
How to Get There
Such a great time... service, food, cleaness, room, everthing was just perfect to stay a few days in the city of angels!!! I hope I can stay there more times, since I live so faaaaar away! Thank you four seasons!
Our stay at the Four Seasons was impeccable. We received a complimentary upgrade at check-in. The staff went over and above to make my wife’s birthday special. Our suite was very well maintained, impeccably clean and very comfortable. The location is central but fairly quiet for LA, which we enjoyed.
Everything was perfect! From the check in experience to check out it was amazing. Here is what I wrote to the Manager: "We were so pleased with our stay at the Four Seasons and just wanted to thank you for making our visit to LA all the more enjoyable. The room was impeccable, housekeeping made things immaculate, in room dining was first rate in service and food, the flowers throughout the property were so imaginative and appealing, but most of all the people are amazing! Every single person we came into contact with at the hotel was friendly, helpful, and solution oriented at every turn. In a word, your hotel is outstanding and we can't wait to stay there again!"
This is a lovely hotel. It is rare that I stay at a Four Seasons anywhere and come away unsatisfied. Of course Uber is always an option to Wilshire which is a short distance or the hotel offers transportation (if available) to guests within 1 mile of the hotel. I always tip these chauffeurs even though the hotel offers this as a free service. This service is offered on a first come/first serve basis which is very convenient and the drivers are very professional and can usually offer great local advice or area history. I highly recommend if you want a very nice hotel with a more reasonable rate than staying closer to Rodeo Drive.
First stay in a Four Seasons property. Definitely stand out among the luxury brands. Nice staff, great design of guest room. The bathroom needs improvement ( compared to those new hotels), but the overall experience was excellent. Gonna try more four seasons brand in regards future.