Those of you who read my blog regularly (thank you, I appreciate it) know of my love for The Beverly Hills Hotel. I feel any hotel that can exist for over 100 years, in the same form, must be doing something right. The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the standard of luxury in Los Angeles and the world since opening in 1912.
I’ve said this before, any hotel can spend millions of dollars on a nice property and fancy funishings, but it’s the people that make a hotel special. It’s the staff at the Beverly Hills Hotel that make this such a special place. First, you have some staff members who have worked there for 30 plus years. Everyone there, from the executives to the people who clean the rooms, focus on one thing, total guest satisfaction. You also have a multi-generational clientele that also has been coming there for decades. On my recent visit I saw many families meeting for meals, with ages ranging from babies to 90 plus. My parents joined me for lunch in a poolside cabana and my 89-year-old father, who lived in Los Angeles in the 1950s, recalled his visits then. The hotel celebrates its heritage with a wonderful display of historic photos and memorabilia in the area before the pool, by the spa.
I stayed this time in one of the hotel’s Deluxe Guestrooms with balcony, featuring a large, wrap-around balcony. The view highlighted the back of the hotel’s iconic cupola entrance and a sweeping view across the gardens and rooftops of the famed bungalows. The room itself was stylish and comfortable, a result of the hotel’s recent room renovations. The bathroom, like all of them at the hotel, was a luxurious experience in pink and tan marble. Here’s a video tour of my room.
Although I didn’t visit the Polo Lounge during this visit, I did have a few room service meals, sorry in-room dining meals. I had a delicious Caesar salad with Jidori chicken breast. Aside from the delicious food, the meal was served so perfectly, presented with logo linens and a flower. In the morning I treated myself to the hotel’s “American” breakfast to which I added some fresh berries. The meal featured a croissant, a blueberry muffin, Canadian bacon, potatoes, scrambled farm fresh eggs, OJ and hot chocolate.
Aside from enjoying the room, I spent the afternoon in one of the hotel’s iconic poolside cabanas. I had the Santa Monica cabana, complete with a large flatscreen TV, refrigerator, safe and of course the great Beverly Hills Hotel service. I had my parents join me for lunch, served at the table in the cabana and we had a great afternoon.
To get to the hotel in style, I drove a 2015 Audi S4 3.0T quattro S Tronic. It’s amazing in the canyons and looks great whereever you go.