The Peninsula Beverly Hills 5.0

Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
The rooms at the Peninsula excel in both the basics (size, beds, bathrooms, technology) and the bonuses (bath products, welcome fruit).

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 The rooms at the Peninsula excel in both the basics (size, beds, bathrooms, technology) and the bonuses (bath products, welcome fruit).
Decorated by renowned designer Michael Smith, whose recent work includes the interiors of the Obama White House, the airy rooms at Shutters feel like they belong in a swank cottage in the Hamptons. Standard rooms have four-poster beds with custom-made Fili D'oro sheets and plush pillow-top mattresses. Over-the-top in-room amenities (TVs in the bathrooms, every guest gets a copy of a Hemingway novel) and ample space (400 square feet) make these some of Santa Monica's best hotel rooms. Sliding doors with white wooden shutters open up to balconies. Thoughtful accents in Shutters' rooms include walnut desks and nightstands, coffee-table books, and porcelain decorative bowls. The rooms at the Peninsula excel in both the basics (size, beds, bathrooms, technology) and the bonuses (bath products, welcome fruit). Shangri-La's rooms play off the hotel's overall Art Deco aesthetic -- with a dash of minimalism thrown in. The rooms look pristine and feel lavish yet unfussy. The entryway in a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Shangri-La, overlooking the Santa Monica waterfront. You can serve cocktails in style right in your room. The Shangri-La's beds have new Sealy Posturepedic Reserve Ultra Plush mattresses, lightweight duvets, and fantastic MatteoGuest sheets. Superior Rooms at Casa del Mar average a whopping 420 square feet. Each room has lots of closet space, shelves with ocean-themed art objects, a comfortable reading chair, and an LG 32-inch plasma TV. The bookshelves in this Superior Room are well stocked. Premier Ocean View Rooms have a spacious living area with a fireplace and a large sofa. Sixty of Casa del Mar's 129 rooms -- including this Premier Ocean View Room -- have full or partial beach views. The sleek rooms at the SLS were designed by Philippe Starck. The bed floats in the middle of the room, with a desk cleverly hidden behind the headboard. Tech amenities include a laptop-size electronic safe, an iPod dock, and a 40-inch LCD TV that's built into a glass wall. Tucked away behind cabinet doors, the well stocked minibar contains Patron tequila, Veuve Clicquot, and other luxurious treats. The London West Hollywood boasts some of the largest standard rooms in L.A. (the hotel calls them suites); none of the 200 rooms are smaller than 750 square feet. Ultra luxurious king beds have 350-thread-count Italian Fili D'oro linens, duck-feather-stuffed pillows and duvets, and a divine Argentinian alpaca throw. All rooms come with small, tiled balconies with wrought-iron railings and a lounge chair for two. The London's color scheme relies heavily on soothing colors like cool sage and beige, with accents like green marble-topped desks and surprising green lacquered closets. Rooms at L'Ermitage are huge -- 650 to 800 square feet -- and all have private balconies. The Executive Rooms (pictured) are 700 square feet and have mountain or city views. Raffles guests can choose from a six-pillow menu that includes therapeutic and massaging neck pillows. Rooms come stocked with two kinds of robes -- a thick cotton terry and a waffle knit. The minibar at Raffles is fully stocked with top-shelf spirits; soda and bottled water are free. If you want some visual stimulation with your luxurious bed linens and robes, look no further. Every room at Maison 140 is different -- and all are equally bold. Most of Maison 140's rooms adhere to a strict color scheme of red, black, and white -- with a few notable exceptions like this one, Mandarin Room 301. Bamboo-print wallpaper is typical of the East-Asian-meets-French aesthetic at Maison 140. Done in black and white, Mandarin Room 214 is by far the most subdued of the hotel's 43 guest rooms. Parisian Rooms (210 square feet), seen here, come with one king or two queen beds and sleep up to three; pricier and slightly more ornate Mandarin Rooms (300 square feet) have just a king bed and sleep two. The Thompson's 230-square-foot standard rooms have plush beds with 400-thread-count Sferra linens, minibars stocked with Dean and Deluca snacks, marble baths, and Frette bathrobes. Each room at the Thompson has a 37-inch flat-screen TV and ample desk space, but Wi-Fi access is an additional $10.95 per day. 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. You can't squeeze another reflective surface into this hotel. In 2008, the Mondrian hired Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz to do an update of the original Philippe-Starck-designed interiors. The result: an impressive mix of cutting-edge style and comfort. Massive windows, bamboo floors, large potted plants, and oversize mirrors create a light and airy effect. The vanity mirror doubles as a 42-inch flat-panel television screen.