by Amanda Geronikos
If you’re going to vacation in Los Angeles, you might as well feel like one of the celebrities who frequent the area, and there’s no better place to do so than the ever-so-luxurious Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. You’ll even feel like a celebrity as you walk through the perfectly manicured gardens, past the marvelous water fountains and into the breathtaking lobby, which touts marble floors and crystal chandeliers.
While Beverly Hills is best known for Rodeo Drive, a mecca for high-end shopping, the area is mainly a series of quiet, residential neighborhoods for the elite, providing a calm place for families to stay after a long day of sightseeing. Also perfect for families is the hotel’s program for kids (a standard offering in all Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts), complete with welcome amenities, child-size bathrobes and bathtub toys. In-room safety features, such as outlet covers and toilet latches; cribs; rollaway beds and coloring books and crayons are available upon request, as well.
Additionally, the hotel’s concierge, who are extremely courteous, will help you arrange a family excursion to one or several of the city’s popular attractions, such as the Los Angeles Zoo or Walt Disney Concert Hall. And if you and your partner want to enjoy some time alone, the concierge will, once again, be on hand to help you find a reputable babysitter in the area.
Yes, this will be an outrageously expensive experience, but a worthy one nonetheless, even if you only choose to stay a night or two. Just leave enough time — preferably an entire afternoon — to enjoy the outdoor pool and lounge area, which — as far as we’re concerned — might as well be a tropical hideaway in the Caribbean.
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- Children's program
- Outdoor pool and lounge area
- Complimentary car transportation
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Onsite Dining
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Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills touts 285 rooms luxurious rooms and suites, many of which offer small, step-out balconies (there's not quite enough room to sit outside), enclosed by French doors. Views capture the hotel's beautifully lush flora, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles or Beverly Hills. DVD players and Wi-Fi are available in all rooms.
These units are 860 square feet in space, and easily accommodate two adults and two children in a king bed and sofa bed. Two full, marble bathrooms (one with a shower, the other with a deep-soaking tub) add to the convenience for families, as does the option to request a rollaway bed or crib at no additional cost. Childproof rooms are available, as well.
These units are very similar to the One-Bedroom Suites, in that they sleep four guests (or five, with the use of a rollaway bed or crib). These units provide better views, however, since they're situated on upper-level floors. Plus, they provide wrap-around balconies.
Grand Luxury Suites
These suites also sleep four guests, except they offer two, step-out balconies and are located on the 16th floor.
If you have a large family, you might want to consider the Royal Suite, which sleeps six or seven, and is 1,809 square feet in size. It offers two and a half bathrooms, a dining table for eight, butler's pantry and a cozy fireplace.
Presidential Suites define over-the-top luxury, with unnecessary, yet unique amenities, such as baby grand pianos. These units sleep six, and -- similar to Royal Suites -- provide dining tables for eight.
Very friendly staff. Great attention to details. Room was clean and well equipped.
The possibility to use the house car was a great option. Rodeo Blvd is very close so you have lots of options for shopping and dining.
Wonderful high quality hotel, super clean and comfortable rooms. Nice system with iPad in room for any room service or other requests. Service is as good as you expect from any Four Seasons. We were happy with staff helpfulness in recommending and booking restaurant for us. The house car was a fun touch - a complimentary Rolls Royce that takes you anywhere you want to go within 5 mile radius of hotel. We used that for several trips and my daughter was very excited.
The only reason I didn’t give full five stars is because there was no tea or coffee maker in room - should be a standard esp at a four seasons hotel, and it was 10 usd to order a coffee via room service! And also there was only a bathtub - no separate tub and shower which I consider to be a given in such an expensive hotel. I somehow missed the usual Four Seasons ‘wow factor’ a little.
For families (or anyone, really), the outdoor pool might be the hotel's best feature. Located on the fourth flour, it measures 3.6 feet in depth, making it ideal for little swimmers. Surrounding the pool, you'll find plenty of comfortable lounge chairs, many beneath umbrellas. If you can't find a set of chairs underneath an umbrella (or if you'd like your umbrella removed for added sunlight), ask one of the hotel's staff members to help you -- they'll be happy to assist. Staff members will also provide towel services, as well as menus with light snacks, such as fresh fruit, wraps, salads and cocktails, made at one of the hotel's eateries, Cabana Restaurant. Additionally, the pool area features cityscape views and six private cabanas, where your family can quietly relax, away from the sun (though many people utilize the cabanas for spa treatments). The pool is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Kids might also enjoy the hotel's outdoor courtyards and water fountains -- it's nice to just sit outside and take in the scenery (but they'll most likely be begging you for "five more minutes!" in that pool).
Located by the swimming pool, Cabana Restaurant provides outdoor seating for breakfast and dinner, along with a separate children's menu. It's open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Culina, Modern Italian
Culina, Modern Italian serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, though we suggest this venue for parents only, or for families with older children.
For the ultimate, royal treatment -- with a touch of convenience for families -- order room service, available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Children's menus are available.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers a slew of complimentary amenities, including overnight shoeshine services and an airline boarding pass kiosk, but families will especially appreciate the luxury car transportation, which will take them anywhere within two miles of the hotel.
The hotel also has an extensive fitness center, which offers fresh fruit and bottled water, and is open all day, seven days a week. You can also opt to take a class in the comfort of your room, via a program by Blue Clay Fitness.
The Art of Smart Timing
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is particularly busy during the summer months. If you can manage to get away in the fall or winter months, you'll find slightly lower rates, coupled with still-pleasant weather.
Fly into Los Angeles International Airport and rent a car. Be prepared, however, to hit traffic. While the airport is just 12 miles from the hotel, expect an hour-long commute.
You'll definitely need a car to get around Los Angeles, as the hotel's location puts visitors a fair distance from many popular, centrally located attractions.
For Mom and Dad
Make a reservation for Culina, Modern Italian, where you'll find a perfect mix of traditional and modern cuisine. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are available. Prior to or afterward, stop by Windows Lounge for a handcrafted cocktail, too.