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
Parking on site
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Celeb-studded icon with an outstanding Italian restaurant on the edge of Beverly Hills
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.