What We Love
- Wolfgang Puck restaurant serves the epitome of farm-fresh California cuisine
- Norman Seeff’s huge black-and-white photos of such icons as Ray Charles and Tina Turner in the glam Lounge
- Car service whisks guests to shops, restaurants, museums within three miles of the hotel
What To Know
- The hotel is a popular venue for special events and weddings
- Heated oval pool is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
- Valet parking is $44 per night
- One trained dog is permitted at an additional cost of $35 (nonrefundable) per day; there's a weight limit of 35 pounds
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Closed for two years while undergoing a glam transformation, the pink Spanish Mission–style resort now embodies Hollywood’s 1930s and 1940s golden era with a mix of custom-made furnishings with high-tech gadgetry. Taking advantage of the eternally blue skies, all public spaces incorporate the outdoors: a retracting roof over the restaurant, lovely alfresco seating in the bar, and patios in the spa. The 12-acre grounds are scored with pathways and filled with hundreds of local and exotic trees, palms, ferns and flowers.
Bed and Bath
Designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, the 103 guestrooms, including 12 new Canyon View Rooms — many with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, balconies or patios — are outfitted in luxe textures and materials such as Italian linen and silk. Floors throughout are clad in marble and decorated in a palette of soothing chocolate-browns and creamy latte hues. Bang & Olufsen TVs swivel (or pop up) from walls, and spacious bathrooms feature verbena-scented Anne Semonin products, separate tubs (with their own TV) and rain showers. Dinner reservations and room service can be arranged at the touch of an iPad.
Dining on seasonal dishes on the alfresco terrace at Wolfgang Puck is a must, as is ordering the Market Fresh Tasting Menu paired with top-notch wines. Love the Dover sole you tasted or the martini you sipped? The hotel offers interactive classes taught by Puck’s team. At the new 4,000-square-foot Spa by La Prairie, treatment rooms are done up with delicate hand-illustrated walls, private showers and patios, and the spa menu includes the best in Swiss rejuvenation treatments. A highlight of the renovation is the Lounge Bar, where giant black-and-white photos of music and film legends (Ray Charles, Cher, Tina Turner) hang on dark walls and leather sofas face a grand piano (there’s live entertainment every night) and a wood-burning fireplace.
How to Get There
Heaven on earth. What a beautiful historic property. The staff provides true five star service, from the front of the house to the pool staff to the spa and restaurant. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and will return again and again. Rooms are beautiful. The overall guest experience is what all luxury properties should aspire to.
We had a wonderful time at Hotel Bel Air. The property grounds were beautiful and walking the grounds after spending a busy day in the city was very relaxing. The service staff were friendly and very helpful. Bel Air was a convenient location for our home base and it was easy to visit Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Really enjoyed the onsite restaurant (Wolfgang Puck) and bar. They were both great options one night when we wanted to stay in.
A beautifully maintained hotel that provides the ultimate in service. Front desk staff were friendly and efficient, letting me relax by pool when I arrived early and helping me find a lost blazer. Housekeeping and rooms service greeted me warmly as well, even after they were sent to my room mistakenly. Everyone here truly seems to care about your stay.
Pool area is lovely and I appreciated the warm water temp, amenities and thoughtful service. Fitness center was spotless and perfect size for a short morning workout.
Rooms are the most refined I have stayed in. I loved the patio, king bed and soaking tub with tv. And so quiet at night! I was suprised by the limited in-room amenities such as additional bath items, coffee maker, etc. that can be found in other hotels of this price range.
Room service IPAD ordering had a glitch so I was delayed in my order about 30 minutes, but the food was the best I have had from room service ordering and tea of high quality. Appreciated how it was laid out on the table for me. Breakfast in restaurant delicious and service prompt. To be expected the price of meals at the hotel is quite high for what you get.
Beautiful and restful retreat!
Worlds away from the bustle of LA, a resort in the middle of a city. Old LA style and historic buildings is a real treat if that’s your thing. Service is a highlight, definitely on par or better than other top LA hotels. Grounds are amazing and rooms are in excellent condition (having been relatively recently renovated). Rooms are all one of kind which is charming but also means there’s a wide variety of experiences even within a given category (it’s worthwhile to splurge for a higher category if you can). Restaurant was much better than expected given it’s part of Wolfgang Puck family. We’ve stayed here 3 times over the past 5 years.
We stayed in the Grace Kelly suite. The room was beautiful and well appointed. The living room was a lovely place to sit around in the evening. The bedroom was quiet and the bed was so comfortable to come to every night. The bathroom was clean, beautiful and spacious. The shower was truly amazing. A beautiful rainshower head and excellent pressure made for a great experience at every use.
The real winner though of the Grace Kelly suite was the large patio. We didn't use the hot tub, perhaps next time, but it looked great and would obviously be a great addition to a relaxing stay out there. The rest of the patio though was exactly what you'd imagine at the Bel-Air. We enjoyed a meal out there and spent plenty of time just enjoying the peace and quiet under the beautiful trees.
The rest of the property is just truly gorgeous. There are plants, trees and flowers at every turn. It truly is an oasis just moments away from hectic LA. The only slight hit against things around the property is the fitness center. It is very well equipped for a small fitness centers, but a bit small. With more than a few people it was a bit difficult to use everything.
We enjoyed room service breakfast each morning and lunch a couple times. All the food arrived exactly as scheduled, excellent prepared and delicious. We'll have to try out the Wolfgang Puck restaurant on site next time.
All the staff here are really top notch. Valets would hustle to get our car and help us out with anything we needed coming or going. Room service staff were courteous and friendly while they set up our meal anywhere. Staff around the buildings were helpful with any questions we had during our stay.
I can't imagine staying anywhere else now when we visit LA.