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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
“Beverly Hills Hotel you go to be seen. Hotel Bel-Air you go to get away.”
This property is truly a gem. Everything was 5-star across the board. I could not get over the attentiveness (someone noticed we were walking out and called our car from valet so it was ready before we got there), genuine kindness from all the staff - it felt like we were being hosted by friends or family.
The food is incredible - brunch or dinner at WPs restaurant is a must. We ended up having dinner in the lounge/bar area one nice and found it equally as delicious. The bar is sexy and cool with the wood burning fireplace and the live piano music.
Our room was spotless. You sure can turn back time here but expect everything to “feel new”. The housekeeping staff was so friendly and helpful, again so many small, thoughtful touches that really made our girls trip fun!
Definitely book a room with an outdoor patio (we were in room 380). It was lovely to wake up in the mornings, swing open the French doors and have our coffee under the grand oak tree.
We also took our coffees “to go” and walked around the property. The mature landscaping is just breathtaking. You don’t feel like you’re in LA here. Such a special place, cannot wait to return.
We stayed in a large modern room located within the beautifully maintained grounds. The staff were great and very helpful. The hotel is nicely tucked away in Bel Air which makes you feel like your in your own wonderland. The staff constantly went the extra mile and made my birthday stay one to remember. Thank you :)
Nice place. I enjoy the relaxed neighborhood environment . The food is good. The gym is rarely crowded and the swans in the pond are swell. Overall the experience was brilliant and enjoyed or weekend getaway a lot.