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The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Greater Los Angeles, California, United States, North America
9882 S. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills , California
Tel: 866 382 8388 (toll-free)
Tel: 310 551 2888's insider take:

Tucked away amid quiet gardens just west of Beverly Hills' main drag, this hotel has the impeccable and invisible service you'd expect from a Peninsula outpost—everything is anticipated and attended to. Many a power breakfast has taken place in the dining room, and the open-air rooftop restaurant and lounge, with its huge open fireplace, is a fantastic place to be at sunset. In addition to 144 opulent rooms decorated with a tasteful mix of floral and striped upholstery and pale-yellow walls, there are 16 private garden villas with fireplaces and terraces. Suites have hardwood floors and expansive balconies. The lavish new spa has striking textured-glass-covered walls, lavender sachets in each locker, and French doors that open off the treatment rooms to views of the hills.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 95.0
  • Design: 93.8
  • Food: 92.9
  • Location: 95.7
  • Rooms: 95.8
  • Service: 96.7
Doormen in "traditional uniforms, complete with pillbox caps, seem to remember even first-time guests." Halls, which have "a distinct smell of lavender," lead to tranquil rooms; Garden Suite patios make one "feel insulated from the city," though the rooftop pool and bar are "definitely cool." At the Belvedere, "a destination even for locals," try the foie gras on rhubarb brioche. The spa offers a crystal facial.

(196 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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