Beverly Hills, California
A Four Seasons Hotel
What it is
A regal classic at the foot of Rodeo Drive—and perhaps best known as the setting for "Pretty Woman."
What it isn't
Reserved, remote or quiet. This is a bustling landmark, not a hideout.
What we think
One of the city's most beloved grande dames, the Italian Renaissance–style Beverly Wilshire has stood at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive since 1928. Its famous lobby is poised but unpretentious, a swirl of activity surrounding the massive tiered chandelier at its center. Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty and Steve McQueen have all stayed here, and this is where Richard Gere romanced Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" (you can borrow the DVD). Four Seasons has managed the property since 1992, which means the service is warm and flattering but never fulsome. The 395 rooms and suites are divided between the original Wilshire Wing—more traditional, with crystal chandeliers, crown moldings and acres of marble—and the slightly more contemporary Beverly Wing, with low, clean-lined furniture in 50 shades of gray. Downstairs, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT steakhouse attracts a hip, celeb-dotted crowd. The spa makes its facilities available to all guests, not just those who've booked a treatment, and there is also a bi-level fitness center and a terrific pool.
You're here because
You love competence and comforts that Four Seasons ensures. And anyway, if you’re going to stay in Beverly Hills, why not be in its glittering heart?
Sinking into the tub's warm, bubbly embrace, you cast an eye on the multiple shopping bags littering the bedroom and smile your widest Julia Roberts smile.
Restaurants & Bars
CUT - Modern steakhouse, Award-winning Chef Wolfgang Puck, 1 Michelin star
THE Blvd - Contemporary American
The Pool Bar & Cafe - A modern take on the traditional pool bar menu
THE Blvd Lounge - Live music is presented Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
In the center of Beverly Hills, just steps from the city's glitziest shopping. Depending on traffic, it’s 30-40 minutes to LAX.