Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Beverly Hills/Bel Air.
The Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills is an all-suite luxury hotel set in a relatively secluded spot in exclusive Beverly Hills. A regular hideaway for A-listers (especially during Oscar season), the 114 suites are sober, stylish, and spacious, with glam touches like dressing rooms, marble bathrooms, and Italian furniture. A swish, bistro-style restaurant serves excellent fare, and room service is outstanding. While pleasant, the rooftop terrace and pool feel less polished, though the zen-inspired spa features a simple workout room with a selection of modern cardio and weight machines. Perks like free local car services and a dedicated concierge round out the luxe offerings. Overall, while it's good enough for Hollywood glitterati, this isn't an ideal spot for party seekers, who should try the SIXTY Beverly Hills.
This 86-room Beverly Hills boutique may lack an on-site fitness center, spa, or pool, but its low rates for such a prime Rodeo Drive location, rooms with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and free Wi-Fi, plus free daily passes to the nearby Sports Club/LA make it a great value in a glitzy neighborhood.
The 49-room Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills is an upscale boutique property conveniently located amid all of the prime shopping and dining of Beverly Hills. Contemporary interiors are elegant, while a lovely pool area offers a chic space to relax in outside. The restaurant serves fresh California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there's a small but lovely lobby bar as well. The fitness room is tiny and has just three machines, but guests can buy passes to a nearby Equinox. Guest rooms are fresh and contemporary, equipped with modern comforts like flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, and minibars, as well as thoughtful touches catering to business travelers like large work desks, free Wi-Fi, and free stationary supplies. Bathrooms are small, however, and some guests complain of noise due to loud ACs and thin walls. Travelers might also want to consider the cheaper Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, which offers free passes to a nearby gym, but lacks a pool or restaurant.
Sirtaj Hotel is a stylish upscale hotel with a slight Indian aesthetic in the center of Beverly Hills, a 15-minute walk from Rodeo Drive. The 32 pleasant guest rooms are decorated in an eclectic and colorful contemporary style and are equipped with luxury amenities like tablet computers, espresso machines, and minibars, while the upper-category rooms have the added bonus of iHome docking stations. Room rates are competitive when compared to other four-pearl properties in the area, but amenities usually expected of an upscale hotel are absent: There is no on-site swimming pool, spa, or gym, and breakfast is charged extra at its trendy P.S. Beverly Hills restaurant. For only moderately higher rates, the boutique hotel SIXTY Beverly Hills offers a rooftop swimming pool and bar overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
The 107-room four-pearl SIXTY Beverly Hills has an intimate feeling and touches of Hollywood glamour. Located just five blocks from Rodeo Drive, the SIXTY is well-positioned for tourists and business travelers, with plenty to see and do within walking distance. The hotel has a chic rooftop pool and lounge with panoramic Los Angeles views, and a clubby restaurant and bar downstairs. The compact spa has a sauna and offers massages. Upscale but not uptight, the SIXTY allows children, but isn't overly kid-friendly. Guest rooms are small but elegant, with sophisticated marble bathrooms and minibars stocked with Dean & DeLuca snacks. For similar features and prices, plus extras such as Mercedes Benz shuttle service and flexible check-out, guests should also consider Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.
Geared toward guests who come to L.A. for meetings at nearby businesses, like Netflix and Playboy, The Crescent is on the more affordable end of the spectrum in one of the most expensive zip code in the country. That doesn't mean tourists don't pass through, and its exuberant decor certainly has its draw. Once used to house movie stars, this three-pearl boutique property offers an intimate vibe. The 35 rooms are colorful and include free Wi-Fi, but some are incredibly small. Features include a great terrace, bar, and free breakfasts. Because it's located near Rodeo Drive, visitors can wander out the door and find myriad places to shop and eat. It's one of the more reasonably priced Beverly Hills options, though as an alternative you might consider the SIXTY Beverly Hills instead.
This tiny, 43-room boutique makes up in style what it lacks in size and amenities. Granted there's no pool, real business center, or even a restaurant -- but the unique Chinoiserie and Parisian-inspired rooms, cozy lobby bar with nightly absinthe happy hours, and central Beverly Hills location lure in a loyal crowd. Guest rooms were completely renovated in May 2011 by Kelly Wearstler, as well as certain furnishings in the lobby.