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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We were travelling in the western coast, and one of the last destination was this Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Had a great time as got upgraded to a Studio Suite with a balcony, which offered a plenty of space for three of us. King bed guaranteed a good night’s sleep, one of us slept in the sofa bed which was not exactly comfortable but the other night in rollaway bed was much better.
We loved going to the pool in the late evening as there was nobody else, you can just watch the stars in the dark sky when swimming in the warm pool or even warmer jacuzzi. Also, the gym was very good and hardly ever crowded. A very good grocery store (Bristol Farm’s) was just a couple of blocks away, if you like some quality lunch for a decent price.
Very lovely staff everywhere, thank you so much.
It all comes down to one word: service.
It began even before I checked in, when I received a text message from guest services asking for my anticipated arrival time and if I had any special requests they could accommodate. I was arriving from San Francisco on bike as part of AIDS/LifeCycle, and asked if I could possibly have some ice, extra water, towels, and a duffel bag shipped to the hotel brought to my room - not a problem at all!
On top of that, after I arrived, I was welcomed with a very thoughtful "recovery gift" from one of the guest services managers of some fruit and a smoothie, and a really fantastic hand-drawn card. Again, it's these thoughtful touches that show how the staff goes the extra mile to show they care. That was reflected throughout my whole stay.
I booked a Hollywood Suite, and the room was very nice. You entered into a hallway, with the bedroom to the right, separated off with double french doors with frosted glass for privacy. The (large) bathroom was across the hallway to the left. The shower had such amazing water pressure, I didn't want to get out. Continuing forward, the hallway opens into a living room with a nice, large seating area, and a small round dining table. There was also a small balcony that looked out over the hotel's outdoor garden area.
The room was a good nice size overall, very quiet, and I appreciated that the bedroom was towards the interior as it made for an even darker and quieter sleep.
Drinks and snacks in the lounge my first evening were great - my server was kind and engaging.
Breakfast in Culina was fantastic (ended up eating there both mornings, and ordering the same thing I liked it so much). Followed that with a wfantastic spa treatment, and again staff in the spa were all top-notch (there's a theme here!).
Spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool with a friend, and the pool staff were wonderful. The pool was busy, and prime chairs were all occupied when we first arrived. They kept an eye out, and once better chairs opened up, they quickly prepared them and helped us move over. They were attentive with food and drink service, and bringing around fun little extras, like tastes of smoothies and ice cream pops.
I really appreciate the service style of the Four Seasons, in that it's warm and attentive, without being stuffy, snooty, or overbearing. It's extremely welcoming and comfortable, and even if you drag yourself into the lobby in dirty cycling gear after a week on the road, you're greeted with a smile and feel like a VIP!
the hotel is high quality with well designed rooms, views and all aspects around the building. all requirments covered and friendly knowledgable staff. Food excellent. Area is famous for high end residents and if people watching for famous faces is your thing then it is the place to be.
originally offered a room on a lower floor but was accommodated with a room on a higher when one became available without a fuss The rooms were very well appointed and kept spotlessly clean
from concierge to dining staff bell boys and doormen all were friendly and courteous and pleasantly helpful
From the beginning of our stay until checking out, our stay was nothing short of spectacular! The hotel and staff are warm, personable, welcoming and accommodating. If you are looking to visit LA, this is the only place to stay. Centrally located, getting to work or going out for meal, entertainment or sightseeing is very easy from here. For those so inclined, there is a 24 hour gym and the pool area is sensational!! The pristine gardens and incredible fresh flower displays throughout the hotel inspire peace and tranquility and are a reminder to stop and smell the flowers! Lastly it would be remiss if me not to mention the beds..ah the beds! Like being enveloped in a soft luxurious cloud! If I could give 6 stars I would!
Thanks so much to all the staff for ensuring that we had a delightful stay! Xx