There is arguably no hotel in Los Angeles more iconic than the Beverly Hills Hotel. From the pink exterior to the hallways lined in banana leaf wallpaper, this one-of-a-kind place has been the playground of the rich and famous since the golden age of Hollywood. Now it’s your turn to experience that bygone era glamour. They’ve even rolled out the red carpet for your arrival.
Recommended Resort: The Beverly Hills Hotel. The prestigious property opened nearly 100 years ago with the vision for a grand landmark at the center of the budding city of Beverly Hills. By the 1920s, the hotel was the favorite stomping ground of the stars, from Chaplin to Valentino, a tradition that has stuck through many decades and many owners. Heavily renovated in the ’90s, the 204-room hotel is back at the top of its game, entertaining guests poolside, by bungalow and at its legendary restaurant and bar.
Check In: The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills. 310-276-2251, beverlyhillshotel.com.
Check Out: The Bungalows. Twenty-one in all, these accommodations are really more like individual homes, each with separate entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, and a different configuration and decor, including one-of-a-kind furnishings and luxury materials such as granite, marble and hardwood floors. Many also have interesting histories: Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned with six of her eight husbands in the bungalows, and Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich, among others, enjoyed them as well. Bungalow 5, the four-bedroom Presidential Bungalow, offers a private lap pool.
Don’t Miss: The Polo Lounge. Hollywood’s watering hole, this famous restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late-night supper in both indoor and outdoor settings. Piano accompanies lunch and dinner, with a special jazz session at Sunday Brunch. If you’re just looking for a quick bite, head down to the Fountain Coffee Room. The Belgian waffle deserves it’s own star on the walk of fame.
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel.