The Beverly Hills Hotel
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Ok, so after a sleep in (9.30am) and a slow start to the day. We finally got ourselves moving. Firstly we headed to the Front Desk of the Hotel and got a map and headed done Sunset Boulvade and headed straight down to Venice beach. On the Way we went thru beautiful Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Brentwood. Got down to the beaches and went past Santa …
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... No RV
parking either, because the parking lot is so small.
So when we arrived with our beach towels, we had some difficulty finding a spot, it was high tide and nearly no sand only water often very close to the cliffs. But we got lucky. And as the tide went out it went better and better. In the back you found some 'caves’ in the cliffs, once in a while you actually ...
... get out of the hall which was nearly empty by the time we got though. The blue touch paper had been lit, but It wasn't the amount of time taken that had caused the agro. It was the seemingly arbitrary way that immigration staff reshuffled people in the blocks in an attempt to speed things up but just slowed things down if you didn't benefit from the organised queue jumping. Grrrrh. But that wasn't the end of it, next up Customs. After collecting our ...
... on a peppermint skinny mocha as I am actually writing this entry from Starbucks Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard.
LA is truly incredible and I'm in love with this city already! What does tomorrow have in hold!? Just a trip to Universal Studios, thats all- I will hardly be able to sleep with all this excitement! The weather here is perfect and is supposed to stay nice for the next week, which is just perfect!
Sending all my love from Los Angeles!
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Beverly Hills Hotel
Stayed here because of the historical significance and the hotel's reputation. Seriously disappointed. "Five star service" is a joke. Air conditioner didn't work and we weren't compensated; ordered coffee one morning and it never showed up; our credit card was charged twice.
Staff repeatedly walked in without knocking. Visit the Polo Lounge for the experience and save yourself the $$$$ for the stay.
Worth a look but better to stay elsewhere
Went to this hotel for two nights in April 2003. Fantastic experience but really too big to make your visit special. I was disappointed by the Polo Lounge - don't be fooled into thinking that the food is any better than average. There are better places to stay in the area however to say you have been to this hotel is half the battle! Sad but true!
Went with wife and 14yo daughter at X-mas time for three nites. Read reviews on this site. Thought a famous hotel would be more attractive & fun for daughter than one with reputation for service. If I were planning over, I would chose elsewhere. The hotel is in the residential side of B.H. To get anywhere means a ride. Basically trapped in a hotel with little to do for kids or adults that like kid fun. If you are willing to speand $350/nite, might as well go with better location and more entertainment: Any of the 5 star hotels I think would be a better choice. I say all this without a single complaint about the way we were treated. I just think if you are going to LA for the first time, the historical attraction of this place does not outweigh location and convience.
A World Class Hotel!
Unlike the previous poster, I have nothing but accolades for the Beverly Hills Hotel! This is a unique hotel with a beautiful location and tremendous ambience. The service is exemplary; correct but also friendly and unpretentious. Our deluxe room was pretty and comfortable , the bathroom was huge and beautiful. The grounds and pool are lovely, and The Polo Lounge is a great place for a drink! (Try the Kobe Burger!) This is the kind of hotel that everyone should stay at once if they like great hotels! It's fun and luxurious at the same time!
Uptight and pretentious
The hotel lobby was not that large and the decor was tacky, The atmosphere is uptight, pretentious and snobby. The guests walk around like they think they are too good for anyone. lots of old women with face lifts and 25 year old escorts. I would never stay here ever again.
The Polo Lounge was nice but thats about it.
I had visited the Beverly Hills Hotel several times over the past dozen years, but never to stay - only to eat at the famous Polo Lounge and to walk around the beautiful acres. A few months ago when I thought about what I would like to do for my 50th birthday this year, I thought I would like to stay at the hotel and experience it from the inside. I'm so glad I did. This hotel is heaven on Earth, and I don't say that lightly. I would rate it higher than 5 stars in every category if I could. I have stayed at the George V Four Seasons in Paris, Savoy in London, Peninsula Hotels, and Mandarin Oriental hotels, among other 5 star hotel chains, and The Beverly Hills Hotel matches the best and perhaps even tops them all. The rooms are gorgeous and comforable. We stayed in a one bedroom suite with private patio. ($970 plus tax) The room was very large. It had a marble fireplace and plasma screen TV in the living room & regular TV in the bedroom, and small TV in the almost-all-marble and very large bathroom), and the patio was as large as the room itself. The staff was GREAT. I was a bit concerned that they might be snobbish, but that was not the case at all. They treated us warmly and did everything we asked for. When I came up to the check in desk I was called by name. I was startled and said to the woman "How did you know who I was?" and she smiled and said playfully "We have our spies..." When the maid closed a book I was reading, she placed a bookmark with the name of the hotel which said "To remember your page." Two friends of mine called the hotel and ordered that a birthday cake and bottle of champagne be sent to the room as a surprise to me, and when it was delivered the room service personnel SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
When deciding on which hotel to stay in Los Angeles look no further than the Beverly Hills Hotel and bungalows ( you know- the pink palace). We just returned from four days there and were impressed not only by the facilities but the service as well. The staff went out of their way to make my two small children make sure they were having a good time from giving them little bears to sleep with to one of the staff who made ballon animals. On check in they asked when we wanted our room cleaned and turned down (a nice touch). The pool area is superb as was the room. We had a deluxe room with balcony which actually was a private deck with lounge chairs and table. The hotel also has complimentary limo service to the nearby shopping and restaurants. The only disappointment we found was to be found in the Polo lounge where we found some of the dishes to be overly salty. But this is a minor ding when compaired with the overall quality of this hotel. We had such a good time that we cannot wait to go back.
A pink dream
I stayed there for three nights and I can't imagine to find a better place at Los Angeles. The location is great, near the shops of Beverly Hills and next to the hot restaurants and shops of West Hollywood. And only a few minutes by car, to the beaches of Santa Monica. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I stayed in a deluxe room, and it was very comfortable and realy large, about 50 square meters. The pool is a dream. A realy charming place to stay. And don't forget to enjoy the great food.
Reality matches expectations -- for once!
The BHH&B matched... no, make that EXCEEDED, our expectations. My daughter and I stayed in one of the bungalows; the beds were superbly comfortable, the bathroom was magnificent, and the walk to our room was positively dream-like. Moreover, and this was perhaps the most pleasant of surprises, all members of the staff were uniformly courteous, considerate, and charming. We were clearly not from the "rich and famous" brigade, and yet our every need (even those we didn't realize we had!) was attended to -- with kindness and gentility. I've traveled to many places across the world and this hotel stay was the best I've ever experienced.
The Pink Palace
The Beverly Hills Hotel, aka the Pink Palace, is a thoroughly charming place and I thoroughly recoomend you stay there. Obviously it is not cheap, but the ambience is wonderful, as are the rooms, the staff and just about everything else. Rooms in the hotel are as nice as the Bungalows, though not quite as private.Go on, treat yourself...