You feel a sense of place when checking into Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. The glamorous Beverly Hills icon, built in 1928, sits at the end of Rodeo Drive and while it became famous as the setting for Pretty Woman, real-life celebrities and politicians have called the luxury hotel home. You might spot some famous faces from your chair at The BLVD or perhaps at the stunning pool. At the same time, you can fly under the radar here and use it as a luxe sanctuary for your L.A. vacation.
Why? They do an excellent job of catering to all types of travelers, including families, which we can tell you from first-hand experience over multiple visits. Those with the means and desires, the concierge team with 175 years experience between them can arrange a variety of bucket list experiences, including celebrity meet and greets. Here, we share thorough details so that you can decide whether this Beverly Hills luxury hotel is right for you.
Your Access to Exclusive Benefits and VIP Status at Beverly Wilshire
Through me, you have access to Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits at no extra cost to you that include:
Full program details are below.
WHAT I LOVE
- Location at the end of Rodeo Drive means easy access to shopping and rooms with this view
- The pool, modeled after Sofia Lauren’s Italian villa
- A concierge team that can make dreams come true
- House car service to The Grove, LACMA, and attractions within a 2.5-mile radius
- Kids’ amenities and menu
- Signature Ferragamo bath amenities
- Specialty suites make guests feel like Hollywood royalty
- Michelin Star dining at CUT by Wolfgang Puck
GOOD TO KNOW
- Valet parking only — the hotel is busy so if you need your car in a hurry, ring for it in advance.
- The cobblestone porte-cochère and grand gate are inspired by Buckingham Palace (with gas lamps imported from Edinburgh).
- Hollywood elite have called the hotel home.The hotel still receives fan mail from some of its famous residents, like Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen.
- A house car transports guests within a short radius of the hotel.
- The hotel implements a long list of green practices like crayon recycling.
Which Room or Suite to Choose at Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Wilshire’s 258 rooms and 137 suites are located across two Renaissance Revival buildings: the 10-story Wilshire Wing and 14-story Beverly Wing.
Both wings combine classic decor with contemporary chic designs in airy cream tones. All rooms come with luxury comforts you’d expect at a Four Seasons with and iPod docking station, an interactive television in high definition, a private bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, robes, daily newspapers, twice-daily housekeeping, Ferragamo amenities, and in-room dining and concierge services that are available 24/7.
One of my favorite things about staying at Four Seasons is the fantastic Four Seasons bed. It’s incredibly comfortable (and available for purchase) but you can also customize your sleep experience by selecting from a pillow menu.
A variety of accessible rooms are also available. If you’re trying to decide which room at Beverly Wilshire to stay in, here are your options.
Located on the 2nd and 8th floors, the 400-square-foot Signature Rooms are the entry-level rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the hotel’s regal entryway.
Signature Balcony Rooms are the same size but also have balconies with seating for breakfast al fresco or cocktail sipping and views of the Mediterranean-style pool or resplendent porte cochère. These rooms are located on the 2nd and 12th floors.
Choose between one king or two double beds that sleep up to two adults and two children.
Wake up to views of the iconic Rodeo Drive from a Rodeo View Studio or the hotel’s porte cochère entry from the BW Studio.
These studios are a good solution for families. Parents can sleep in a king bed with kids on a sofa bed (sofa beds and cribs are by request).
Two double beds are an option as well in the BW Studio. Both studio types also have an executive writing desk, and a lounge chair and a marble bathroom.
Beverly Wilshire’s suites are located in both the Wilshire and Beverly Wings. All one-bedroom suites sleep up to four adults, or two adults and two children and they range in size from 725–975 square feet. These are good for travelers who would like the living room closed off from the bedroom.
We’ve stayed a few times in the Rodeo View suite and highly recommend for feels-like-home comfort and space. The Beverly Suite can also convert into a two-bedroom suite.
Travelers looking for spacious living space during their stay will enjoy two-bedroom Suites such as the 1450-square-foot Wilshire Two-Bedroom Suite with its views of Rodeo and El Camino Drives and Two-Bedroom Beverly Suites. The latter
The Wilshire Two-Bedroom Suites provide unforgettable views of Rodeo Drive and El Camino Drive. The 1450-square-foot rooms sleep up to four people and have the added privacy of two separate bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
It’s Beverly Hills so why not splash out on a specialty suite.
A secret entrance takes you to the lavish Veranda Suite, a studio-style specialty guest room adorned with European decor.
The 5000-square-foot Penthouse Suite pulls out all the stops with its stylish decor, media room, and wraparound terrace overlooking the city from the 14th floor. Rooms come with a kitchen and 10-seat dining room table.
The 3200-square-foot, renovated Beverly Presidential Suite on the 14th floor looks across to the Hollywood Hills and has two bedrooms in addition to a formal dining area seats up to eight guests.
You could also book the one-bedroom Ambassador Suite, and two-bedroom Governor Suite. The classic decor of the Wilshire Presidential Suite epitomizes Old Hollywood with its opulent dining room and wood-paneled library.
Your Fantastic Dining Options
Rest assured that between the onsite dining and nearby Beverly Hills restaurants, you won’t go hungry.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck & CUT Lounge
When it’s time for dinner, you can enjoy Michelin star dining without leaving the hotel. CUT by Wolfgang Puck earned its Michelin Star in June 2019, one of only 90 restaurants in California chosen for the distinction.
CUT takes a modern approach to the classic steakhouse combining cuts of beef from all over the world. The menu also contains fresh shellfish as well as an extensive wine list.
If you want to dine in a more intimate setting, you can find it in CUT Lounge with its menu of craft cocktails and selected eat which includes decadent items like bone-marrow flan or mini-burgers served on a brioche bun with applewood-smoked bacon.
The BLVD Restaurant and Lounge
The BLVD combines California-style fare with a Mediterranean flair all day. The outdoor dining area and oversized windows indoors both offer views of Rodeo Drive, making it an ideal spot to notice famous faces.
Weekends host Saturday and Sunday brunch and live music nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Adjacent to the restaurant is a gorgeous onyx bar surrounded by lounge seating from which you may sip signature cocktails while enjoying the sophisticated atmosphere and live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Pool and Bar Cafe
We LOVE ordering poolside snacks and drinks from The Pool and Bar Cafe, especially to a cabana. The menu offers daytime bites (think tapas, fresh salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, and smoothies) and drinks that you can also eat at the nearby shaded cafe.
(A pitcher of sangria or bottle of bubbly goes perfectly with a sunny California day shared among friends.)
I’m embarrassed to mention how much room service we’ve ordered here but sometimes it hits the spot after a long day of shopping and sightseeing and for lazy mornings.
You’ll find international and Western dishes on the menu including plenty of kids’ options.
Spa and Other Amenities You’ll Enjoy at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel
From a Mediterranean-style outdoor pool to a full-service spa, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel aims to please with luxury amenities. You can bask in the California sun at the pool, indulge in a facial, or hit the gym overlooking the pool deck.
Spa and Wellness
One of my favorite things to do at Beverly Wilshire is to go to the spa. As you’d expect in a place like Los Angeles, they offer the latest in beauty treatments including a firming and lifting Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Facelift. I can vouch for their Hydrafacial, a very effective pore cleansing experience, that I enjoyed during my last visit.
It’s a full-service menu of massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, and salon services. Plan to arrive early to enjoy various water therapies like a steam room and Experience shower and relax in the Tranquility lounge.
Inside, you’ll also see a curved water wall that surrounds the largest amethyst geode in California.
A Top Beverly Hills Hotel Pool
This Mediterranean-style pool deck is modeled after the one at Sophia Loren’s Italian villa and is the perfect place to soak up some LA. sunshine.
Mosaic tiles and turquoise lanterns surround the outdoor pool at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
In between swims, you can cool off under a cabana or soak up the sun on a daybed. The hotel serves refreshing Evian spritz, chilled water, and little poolside treats pool-goers.
The fitness center is a bi-level gym that looks out over the pool deck with state-of-the-art cardio, weight training equipment, and private yoga classes.
Bespoke Los Angeles Sightseeing
You can indulge in the VIP treatment with elite experiences coordinated by the hotel, from private shopping with a personal shopper to helicopter tours of the city.
The premier Les Clefs d’Or Concierge team will arrange tailored services on Rodeo Drive, private couples’ dinners, VIP tickets to sports events and amusement parks, and other unique experiences.
If there is something you’d like to do that might seem out of the ordinary, just ask. You never know.
Children at Beverly Wilshire Hotel
To put it simply, kids are spoiled at Beverly Wilshire. My daughter has been welcomed with various amenities over the years at check-in, in the restaurants, and in the room.
Many of the hotel dining options have kid-friendly eats, including the hotel’s Pool and Bar Café that has a kid-friendly menu for after a swim. And if there’s something else your kids are craving, just ask. It’s a Four Seasons. We’ve customized smoothies, pasta, and then some without issues when she went through a picky eating phase.
Children can enjoy a bit of pampering with the special Kids Treatment for guests ages 12 to 17 available at the spa and wellness center. Kid-sized robes and slippers are placed in the rooms and you can request babyproofing, cribs and a handful of other supplies should you need them for toddlers and babies.
If you have four-legged children, Beverly Wilshire is also a Los Angeles pet-friendly hotel.
What It’s Like to Stay in Beverly Hills
Beverly Wilshire is located where Rodeo Drive meets Wilshire Blvd, in the heart of famous Beverly Hills. As one of California’s most well-known districts, the exclusive community is a primarily residential and shopping area that is historically home to the movie industry’s rich and famous.
You’ll have easy access to the iconic shopping district along Rodeo Drive, just steps from the lobby.
One of the advantages of staying in Beverly Hills is that you’re roughly midway between the Santa Monica beaches and sights in downtown L.A. It’s about 20 minutes (without traffic) Universal Studios Hollywood to the north and less than 10 minutes to LACMA. Anything you’d like to do on a Los Angeles vacation isn’t too far away and you can relax in your posh sanctuary upon returning to the hotel.
How to Book Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
Beverly Wilshire is one of the luxury hotels I can book for you with agent-exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner amenities that will enhance and add value to your stay. These include:
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.
This is how I book my own stays. Have questions? Feel free to ask.