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The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Greater Los Angeles, California, United States, North America: The Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills , California
Tel: 800 427 4354 (toll-free)
Tel: 310 275 5200's insider take:

This historic landmark at the foot of Rodeo Drive has recently reverted to its original name (for the past 21 years, it was known as the "Regent Beverly Wilshire"). It was given a massive transformation a couple of years back, adding a spa with blue glass sinks and dramatic light effects (even the steam room has electric "stars" on the ceiling), six poolside cabanas with plasma TVs and iPods, and two stunning see-and-be-seen spots—CUT, a Wolfgang Puck steak restaurant designed by Richard Meier (where celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, and Brangelina have dropped in—though probably not at the same time), and Sidebar, the lounge across the entry-way. Facing Wilshire Boulevard, with a few outdoor tables on the sidewalk, is Blvd, the chic-casual dining restaurant with a 180-foot-long onyx bar. The 395 luxurious hotel rooms have butterscotch-colored leather headboards on the beds, and dark-wood furniture.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 90.9
  • Design: 88.6
  • Food: 89.2
  • Location: 94.7
  • Rooms: 90.7
  • Service: 91.4
This E-shaped property has a Wilshire wing with Italian Renaissance and French neoclassical influences and rooms that are "tastefully appointed"; in the Beverly Wing, they all have balconies. The Blvd Lounge has an onyx bar and large windows perfect for people watching. Wolfgang Puck's Cut is a contemporary steak house with skylights for views of the California stars. Movie nights in the cabanas provide a chance to see Hollywood's other stars.

(395 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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