Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Beverly Hills/Bel Air.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills earns a five-pearl rating, but as one of the best hotels in Beverly Hills, and perhaps in all of Los Angeles, that may be an understatement. Thanks to its attentive staff that discreetly caters to the rich and famous, its status as a luxury Hollywood destination has been steady since its opening in the early '90s. The dining is top-notch, the rooftop pool is an A-list playground, and the spa uses massage oils infused with diamonds. The 194 guest rooms have a floral decor that isn't for everyone, and the management may think it's too pedestrian to have in-room coffeemakers, but at these rates the lack of an Italian espresso machine seems like an oversight. On the plus side, a chauffeur and a Rolls-Royce come included with the rates. For a trendier look, the luxury Mr. C Beverly Hills provides a good alternative, but despite its name that property is located in West LA.
On 12 acres of lush grounds, this historic hotel is a serene, luxurious escape five minutes from Rodeo Drive. Its formal service and aura lend it a stuffier feel than the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, but it also has anachronistic charms, like an old-fashioned soda fountain, plus a great pool and (pricey) restaurants. The historic rooms, which are the most standard, are smaller and not as luxe, but all other rooms are spacious with fresh decor, amenities such as massive flat-screen TVs, and marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs.
This luxury retreat in ritzy Bel-Air is one of Los Angeles' -- indeed, one of the country's -- poshest and most romantic getaways. The 12 acres of landscaped gardens allow it to feel secluded and private, even though it's only a 10-minute drive from the designer shopping in Beverly Hills. The 103 sophisticated rooms and suites blend Spanish Colonial and French Deco influences; some have fireplaces and patios. Gourmet California cuisine is available from Wolfgang Puck, while the lounge has live music performances and light Mediterranean fare. Free treats such as popsicles are served at the chic, heated outdoor pool, and there is small luxury spa with seven treatment rooms.
Less stuffy than the Beverly Hills Hotel, more glam than the Beverly Hilton, this iconic Beverly Hills hotel is a top luxury pick for business or leisure, families or romance. With beautiful guest rooms, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and a great spa, pool and fitness center, plus doting Four Seasons service, it's hard to find fault.
This 569-room Beverly Hills hotel, the site of the Golden Globes, excels at affordable luxury. Two business centers and fast Internet in the elegant rooms make it a top pick for business travelers. Its huge pool and name-brand fitness center ably compete with the leisure facilities at more expensive hotels, but its restaurant and bars don't.