While the Avalon lacks some of the glamor of better-known Beverly Hills hotels, it is equally convenient and the price tag is substantially lower. Tucked in a modest residential section of the neighborhood, the 84-room hotel is a 15-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of legendary Rodeo Drive. The hotel has three buildings –- the Olympic, the Beverly, and the Canon -- hidden behind palm trees. Light-filled rooms are decorated in a retro-modern style with geometric marble bathrooms. The restaurant, Oliverio, spills out into the pool area and delivers its fresh, local cuisine to Hollywood producers holding court in poolside cabanas.