We stay at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills because its residential style and chic California vibe (mixed with a touch of Hollywood glamour) provide a relaxed, yet very luxe, stay in LA.
Gardens, terraces, and dining patios highlight sunny SoCal weather and feel-good living while interiors are brightened by Jeff Leatham’s jaw-dropping floral designs. Wellness options feature prominently on dining menus and via visiting experts the spa can arrange to treat mind and body. Opt for a room with cardio equipment or take advantage of helipad yoga to work off a decadent budino dessert at Culina, a personal favorite.
You’ll see all types of travelers from business to family—my daughter loves checking in—at this truly fantastic hotel. My detailed review, based on many stays, is below.
WHAT I LOVE
- Feels like home—if you want to fly under the radar, you can
- The glamorous pool deck
- Celebrity spotting during award seasons
- Gorgeous landscaping mix of succulents and tropicals (ideas I’ve tried to replicate at home)
- 360 views of Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, and Beverly Hills
- Doheny Suite Experience
- Wellness rooms and suites with in-room fitness equipment and custom-made fitness programs
- Walking to the shops on Robertson Blvd in a few minutes
- Floral design by Artistic Director Jeff Leatham throughout the hotel
GOOD TO KNOW
- Valet-parking only
- Walking to Rodeo Drive takes about 20 minutes
- The in-room iPad contains a wealth of information—don’t forget to use it
- Book your pool cabana package in advance to avoid disappointment
- The spa offers a full-service treatment menu but also access to several of LA’s prestigious wellness experts
- The pet-friendly hotel accepts furry friends 15 pounds and under who get their own VIP treatment
Guest Rooms and Suites
This fabulous Los Angeles luxury hotel consists of 285 rooms and suites boasting city views, some reaching as far as the Hollywood sign and downtown skyline.
You’ll relax with down duvets and pillows, and lounge in thick terry bathrobes. All rooms come with all-news cable network, DVD player, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi, multi-line telephones with voicemail, and iPad 2 Interactive Customer Experience technology.
Chic and modern design provides the quintessential California vibe with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour.
You’ll be able to step outside on the balcony and take in views of the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, and the hotel’s surrounding Beverly Hills neighborhood from Balcony Rooms.
The contemporary California design feels light and airy with chic neutral color schemes and a modern marble bathroom.
Deluxe Balcony Rooms are 380 square feet and are located throughout the hotel. They come with a king bed or two twin beds. Higher floor Deluxe Balcony Rooms overlook LA and Beverly Hills, and lower floor rooms provide views of the manicured gardens.
The 380-square-foot Superior Balcony Rooms contain a king bed and a rollaway. Rooms provide impressive views of Beverly Hills, catching ample light through the private balcony.
The larger Premier Balcony Views span 403 square feet with a king bed and a rollaway to sleep three adults, or two adults and one child.
While staying the Studio Suites of the Four Seasons, you can enjoy views of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. Located on the 2nd to 15th floors, 430-square-foot Studio Suite accommodations host up to three adults (or two adults and one child).
Studio Suites provide ample room with their oversized walk-in closets and spacious seating areas, private balconies, and marble bathrooms.
You can upgrade to one of the Wellness Studio Suites and take your pick of in-room wellness solutions. If you’re hoping to escape for a wellness experience, you’ll benefit from eco-friendly bath amenities, energizing light to regulate circadian rhythm, guided meditation narrated by Deepak Chopra, in-room yoga equipment, and a soundscape machine. French doors open to a private balcony for a chance to take in the fresh California air.
Wellness guestrooms are located on the 4th floor, the same as the pool, fitness center, and spa. The 430-square-foot Wellness Studio Suites come with a king bed and a rollaway or crib. The Four Seasons Hotel also has smaller Deluxe Balcony Wellness Rooms (380-square-foot) with views of the hotel and garden.
The one-bedroom suites at the Four Seasons Los Angeles include the California Suite, Grand Luxury Suite, and Hollywood Suite. Each contains separate living and working areas with interior bedrooms. French doors open up to panoramic views of Los Angeles from a private balcony.
Spacious suites give ample space for couples on a romantic getaway or provide comfort with privacy for a family to enjoy a vacation together.
Doheny Suite Experience
When you stay in the recently renovated Premier, Royal, or Presidential Suites, you receive top-of-the-line service that includes a personal attendant. You’ll experience the royal treatment in these penthouse-style suites with spacious living and dining rooms, private balconies, and an elegant marble foyer accented by a stylish California contemporary interior.
If you choose one of these two-bedroom suites, you’ll enjoy the exclusive “Plane to Suite” meet and greet in which hotel staff meets guests upon arrival at LAX for domestic flights with VIP curbside service. Jeff Leatham floral arrangements add fragrance and color to the room. Flexible check-in and check-out mean open arrival and departure times.
Delicious Four Seasons Los Angeles Dining
Dining at the Four Seasons means choosing from several dining options during your stay, including Culina Restaurant, Vinoteca Wine Bar, Cabana Restaurant, and Windows Lounge.
The hotel’s Executive Chef has led culinary teams from LA to New York City to London. The cooking style at the hotel is founded on a transformation of fresh ingredients into colorful mosaics of exquisite cuisine.
Culina refers to the smoky vault where Romans produced their food. The rich, dark tones of Culina in the Four Seasons Los Angeles certainly recreates the atmosphere, making this an ideal place for a romantic Italian meal with mood lighting.
The award-winning eatery serves authentic Italian cuisine with an inventive twist for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We’ve eaten here for all three meals particularly love the healthy options at breakfast and semi crudo at dinner.
This Italian-inspired wine bar serves authentic foods from Italy with special attention to seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes like classic spaghetti pair perfectly with suggestions from the extensive wine list. Vinoteca also has an espresso bar open every morning from 6:30 a.m. The kitchen is open for lunch and dinner every day.
At Cabana, you’ll enjoy the best that California has to offer, from locally sourced seafood to antioxidant-rich produce. Outdoor seating offers a chance to enjoy the fresh California air beside manicured gardens. Cabana stays open all day.
When the sun goes down, the party heats up in the stylish, sophisticated Windows Lounge. Locals and guests alike enjoy live music on weekends while sipping signature cocktails or hand-picked wines over shared plates.
You can indulge in private dining and order in-room service all day, every day during your stay The Four Seasons kitchen serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with special children’s breakfast, snacks, and Hors d’oeuvres menus.
Four Seasons Private Meetings and Events
The Four Seasons Los Angeles has various options to host memorable events, banquets, and private dining. The large, 4,200-square-foot ballroom seats up to 100 guests. Meanwhile, the outdoor banquet has a capacity for 200 guests. The hotel also has a private dining room available for events of up to 40 people.
Glamorous Outdoor Pool Deck
Nothing says Hollywood like quite sitting by the heated outdoor swimming pool soaking up the California sunshine. The Four Seasons Los Angeles has a saline pool located on the fourth-floor terrace with an elevated whirlpool.
Cabanas and tropical plants (mixed with succulents which we love) create an urban oasis with views of the surrounding city. The hotel regulates water temperatures between 79 and 81º F.
Poolside cabanas offer a bit of privacy and a break from the heat in between dips in the pool. The Four Seasons also offers customized poolside packages with add-ons like craft cocktails, Barton Perreira sunglasses, and poolside spa treatments.
Stay hydrated with fresh-pressed juices or cool down with ice cream, served daily. I love this pool deck.
Spa and Wellness to Enjoy
Amidst a bustling LA vacation, you can experience full-body relaxation at the Spa and Wellness center.
Spa and Nail Services
Open daily, the spa offers blissful massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, and salon services.
Take advantage of the prestigious list of visiting wellness practitioners from naturopaths to reiki healers through the spa. Book treatments to help you look and feel your best such as the DNA Facial by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moy, which uses an OxyGeneo machine to exfoliate and revive skin.
For the complete relaxation experience, you can schedule a full afternoon of pampering by the pool with packages of massages and treatments.
Open-Air Fitness Center
While staying at the Four Seasons, you can work out with a view while hitting the treadmills in the open-air venue. Don’t worry, it can be closed off and heated in the rare case of inclement weather.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills also offers in-room fitness programs developed by Blue Clay Fitness that guests can access through the room or suite’s iPad 2.
Helipad Yoga above the City
Escape from the stress of a daily routine with a once-in-a-lifetime yoga experience located on the hotel’s 17th-floor helipad.
While holding a downward-facing dog or an Acro yoga posture, you’ll take in breathtaking bird’s-eye views of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign, downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the towers of Century City.
Book private sessions as well as group classes for up to 25 people.
Fun Family Offerings
I personally find staying at Four Seasons Los Angeles pretty easy with kids in tow.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills ensures fun for all ages during your stay. The hotel’s concierge service is happy to arrange special family outings or reserve a babysitter for couples who want a little alone time together.
The hotel provides welcome amenities for kids, baby bath toys, cribs, rollaway beds, child-sized bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary coloring books.
Kids under the age of 12 may also enjoy mani/pedis at the Spa’s Nail Suite. We enjoyed mother-daughter mani/pedis for my daughter’s 5th birthday a (long) while back.
The one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites provide ample room for families traveling with children to enjoy their vacation together in comfort.
The restaurants have children’s menus, and the in-room dining options include kid-friendly options. Have picky kids? You can customize dishes, too, so just ask.
The house car also goes to The Grove shopping mall. We have paired a stay here with American Girl Los Angeles visits many time.
The Adjacent Beverly Hills/Los Angeles Neighborhoods
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills rests in a quiet residential neighborhood midway between downtown and the beach. The hotel’s ideal location and privacy make this a long-time favorite of celebrities, especially during awards season.
Within roughly a mile radius of the hotel, you will find local attractions like Roberson Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Gardens Park, and famous restaurants such as The Ivy and SUR Lounge.
The house car can take you further afield to LACMA and other attractions, subject to availability.
The Best Way to Make Four Seasons Los Angeles Reservations
Four Seasons Preferred Partner is an exclusive, invitation-only program for luxury travel agencies. Cadence Travel is a member and as one of their Independent Affiliates, I can book you into Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills with an elevated level of service and value-added amenities that 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.