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Sister property to New York's 60 Thompson, this 110-room, high-design Beverly Hills boutique just three blocks from Rodeo Drive offers richly furnished rooms with Sferra linens, a Dean-and-Deluca-stocked minibar, and CO Bigelow toiletries -- plus a guest-only rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree city views.
Thompsons are like the sleek, sexed-up sports cars of the boutique hotel world, and this Beverly Hills branch is no different. With an unapologetically slick, hypermodern design targeted at the fashion-forward and deep-pocketed, this 110-room hotel is the sharp stylistic counterpoint to the old-world grandeur of regal Beverly Hills hotels like the just-down-the-street Wilshire. Done up with an eye to the gilded Studio 54 glam of the '70s and early '80s, every surface of the Thompson gleams -- from the mirrored sculpture that extends above the bed to the modish suspended bedside lamp to the glossy hallways. You can’t squeeze another reflective surface into this hotel.
Convenience and style are the Thompson's biggest sells. The hotel’s well situated on a central strip of Wilshire Boulevard just three blocks from Rodeo Drive. Few expenses were spared in furnishing this high-design palace, from the backlit Steven Klein artwork in the hallways to the window portals in the fitness center where guests can gaze into the waters of the rooftop pool above. The 230-square-foot standard rooms come with plush beds of white 400-count Sferra linens, 37-inch LG flat-screens, Dean-and-Deluca-stocked minibars, marble baths, and Frette bathrobes. But beyond the rich accommodations (and phenomenal rooftop pool and Core-outfitted fitness center), don’t expect everything to be included in that hefty nightly rate. There's a daily fee for Wi-Fi, nightly turndown service is upon request only (unlike stated on the site), and there’s no real business center (just a laptop plugged in at the front desk). If you forgot toothpaste or lotion, expect to pay for it at the front desk (my room came with just one small bottle each of CO Bigelow shampoo and conditioner).
At the Thompson, you’re paying for the richly decorated rooms and the sceney, fashion-shoot-worthy rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree views. But you could get more attentive service and free Wi-Fi at the London in West Hollywood, or check in at the equally high-design, Philippe-Starck-curated Mondrian right on the Sunset Strip. Both have rooftop pools and luxurious rooms -- and both cost less, too.
In tony Beverly Hills, three blocks from
The Thompson Beverly Hills is just three blocks from, the famous stretch of luxury designer stores in this tony neighborhood of wealthy living on L.A.'s westside.
A guest-only rooftop pool with 360-degree views
Worthy of a fashion magazine shoot or 10, the sleek, guest-only rooftop pool overlooks the Hollywood Hills and affords 360 views of the city. The pool's not very deep, but most guests don't do more than wade in for a bit before spending the rest of the afternoon luxuriating in the private cabanas.
Just three blocks from Rodeo Drive, this 110-room flashy Beverly Hills boutique features a guest-only rooftop pool and bar overlooking the Hollywood Hills, and high-design rooms with Italian linens, 37-inch flat-screens, and a minibar stocked with Dean and Deluca products. But Wi-Fi isn't free, and partying at Caulfield's or the rooftop bar can get pricey.