Home to Rodeo Drive, renowned art galleries, and the iconic 90210 zip code, Beverly Hills is a city of luxury. If you choose to stay in Beverly Hills while visiting Los Angeles, your hotel experience should match the luxury and glamour of the surrounding neighborhood.
While on the more expensive side, Beverly Hills hotels come complete with rooftop pools, restaurants led by top chefs, and complimentary car services. Whether you’re looking for (slightly) more affordable options, or want to stay in the bungalow where Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned, these are the best hotels in Beverly Hills.
Described by Forbes Travel Guide as “the pinnacle of decadence that has come to represent the neighborhood,” the Montage Beverly Hills oozes with luxury throughout its 201 rooms, spa, and on-site restaurants. Located in the middle of the Golden Triangle shopping district, the hotel’s Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture blends in with the surrounding neighborhood. The rooftop pool area has views of Hollywood Hills and the famed Hollywood sign. Guests can rent private cabanas to hang poolside, and those who dive into the saline swimming pool are serenaded by underwater speakers playing music. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot spa is worthy of a visit alone. Fans of Kim Vo, renowned celebrity hairstylist and host of the Bravo show Shear Genius, can get their hair done by him at his on-site salon. Further adding to the list of reasons to never leave the hotel is Georgie, a restaurant run by famed Chef Geoffrey Zakarian that features California cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.
With its recognizable peachy pink paint and cursive white letters spelling out its name, the luxury Beverly Hills Hotel is perhaps the most iconic resort in California. Opened in 1912, it has been a favorite among celebrities ever since, including Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor (who spent six of her honeymoons in Bungalow 5). Also known as the Pink Palace, it was featured on the cover of the Eagles’ Hotel California album, and its Polo Lounge continues to be at the heart of many Hollywood deals. Today, the hotel has 208 rooms and 23 bungalows. Its 12 acres of luscious grounds also include a pool (heated to a pleasant 82 degrees), spa, and fitness center.
While not as over-the-top as some of the big resorts, Hotel Beverly Terrace provides a more affordable option in a relaxed and comfortable setting. With only 39 rooms, guests receive individualized attention, and the rooftop terrace and garden courtyard offer lush settings to relax in. Guests also receive complimentary breakfast at the boutique hotel’s restaurant, Cafe Amici. The Hotel Beverly Terrace is also located close to West Hollywood, offering guests easy access to both neighborhoods.
With interior design by Philippe Starck and food by Chef José Andrés, SLS Beverly Hills is full of innovative spaces and cuisine. The 5,000-square-foot Ciel Spa, for example, is all white, creating a space that’s somewhat loftily referred to as “reminiscent of a celestial dreamscape,” according to SLS. Among the hotel’s 297 rooms are six lifestyle suites that include personal gym equipment, as well as two hypoallergenic rooms for hypochondriacs. The rooftop pool offers views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and transforms into an outdoor lounge on summer weekends with DJs.
Opened in June 2017, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is one of the area’s newer luxury hotels and has quickly become a favorite among celebs and travel publications. Each of the 170 guestrooms has floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies (or garden terraces for those in Villa Suites).The 3,215-square-foot Presidential Penthouse is equipped with its own fully stocked kitchen, home entertainment system, and gym. In typical Beverly Hills’ style, the hotel contains an expansive rooftop pool, a 5,000-square-foot spa and multiple on-site restaurants headed by famed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. A private Rolls Royce offers guests a complimentary drop-off service within a two-mile radius. And just when you thought it couldn’t get more L.A., there is also rooftop yoga on Sundays.
The Peninsula has been rated as a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star hotel every year since 1993. Instead of the typical Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture, The Peninsula has a French country aesthetic that encompasses its 195 guest rooms, which include 38 suites and 17 private villas. Courtesy cars will drive guests anywhere within Beverly Hills and Century City. The Peninsula is also pet-friendly, and canine guests receive personalized towels, beds, and treats. The poolside cabanas, meanwhile, come equipped with flatscreen TVs and ceiling fans. The Peninsula is also known for their afternoon tea, held in The Living Room, which features either a harpist or live piano music.
Open since 1928, the Beverly Wilshire is a Four Seasons Hotel that has also seen its fair share of celebrities and dignitaries, including Elvis Presley, the Dalai Lama, and the Royal British Family. It has also been used as a spot for filming, perhaps most notably as the setting for Pretty Woman—their Pretty Woman package features a private behind-the-scenes tour of shops on Rodeo Drive. The hotel contains 395 rooms, including 137 suites. Of course, there’s also an outdoor pool, spa, and a restaurant headed by Wolfgang Puck.
The only luxury hotel actually located on Rodeo Drive, Luxe Rodeo Drive is ideal for those looking to explore the fashionable street. With 88 rooms and interior design by Vicente Wolf, the boutique hotel is more intimate than some of the larger options. Guests are given access to the Luxe Rodeo Club, which provides a continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and a food tasting/happy hour in the evening. Caffeine addicts will be happy to know there is also 24/7 access to coffee.
The W Hotel is located in a tranquil area, yet still within walking distance of the numerous restaurants, shops and grocery stores in Westwood Village. Guests can expect the same amenities and modern decor seen at other W Hotel locations, such as plush furnishings, car rental services, 24-hour room service, pet-friendly rooms and a full calendar of events. Check the hotel’s Facebook page for special events spanning music, art and fashion, in addition to their popular summer pool parties. The outdoor pool and lounge area is a verdant oasis where guests can sip cocktails and relax in a private poolside cabana.