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Last updated: 07 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Luciana Bellini

Tucked away among the sprawling estates of Bel Air, this 103-room property has long been a standby for the well-heeled, thanks to its smart interiors by celebrity designers Alexandra Champalimaud and David Rockwell.

Nestled among 12 acres of peaceful gardens that also include a swan-filled lake, guests flock to these elegant Spanish Mission Revival-style buildings to enjoy the hotel’s chi-chi amenities, which include a Valmont spa and a Wolfgang Puck restaurant.

The hotel is located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood surrounded by mansions in the shadows of a canyon wall. This central but secluded setting offers travellers the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the privacy of staying in one of LA’s ritziest gated residential areas, tucked into the hills above Beverly Hills, while still being just a five-minute drive from some of the West Side’s best restaurants and bars.

Surrounding area

Beverley Hills is LA’s swankiest neighbourhood, known all over the world, and with good reason – nowhere does high-octane glamour quite like it.

Cruise the designer shops on Rodeo Drive, keeping one eye on the souped-up supercars whizzing past, before going celeb-spotting at one of the area’s many upmarket restaurants.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Getty Center

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[2.7 miles]

A marble-clad modernist complex, opened in 1997, houses the late billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty’s art collection. Highlights include works by Titian and Van Gogh, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, Louis XIV-era furniture and decorative arts.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[8.3 miles]

The world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the art of film, home to a collection of movie treasures, a rotating roster of exhibitions featuring industry creators and an experience where you can hold a coveted Oscars statuette.

Best for ages: 8+ | £22

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[8.4 miles]

A 20-acre compound of galleries and pavilions housing more than 100,000 works, from ancient Mayan bowls inscribed with bat heads and Japanese sculptures dating from 3000 BC to paintings by Rubens, Cezanne and Degas.

Best for ages: 13+ | £17

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[2.6 miles]

For a fascinating insider look at a period mansion and estate in Beverley Hills, call ahead to reserve a tour of the Virginia Robinson Gardens. The Beaux Arts mansion from 1911 is surrounded by stunning botanical gardens in a range of styles.

Best for ages: 13+ | £12

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Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.2 miles]

If this Tudor Revival mansion in Beverly Hills looks more than a little familiar it’s due to its stellar Hollywood lineage, having appeared in films including The Big Lebowski and X-Men. Come to explore its formal English gardens and elegant grounds.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Farmers Market on Fairfax

Farmers Market on Fairfax

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[8.1 miles]

This LA institution in West Hollywood first opened in 1934 and is home to over 100 food stalls and grocers, who specialise in everything from doughnuts and ice cream to beef jerky and gourmet pickles.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Life-size mammoth sculptures recreate Los Angeles prehistoric days at La Brea Tar Pits archaeological site in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles California.

La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[8.8 miles]

On Wilshire Boulevard, during the last Ice Age, asphalt bubbled from the ground, trapping sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and giant sloths. Excavations continue to unearth new plants and animals and visitors can come to watch, or explore one of the world’s largest collections of fossils, on display in the museum.

Best for ages: 6+ | £12

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Los Angeles

California, United States of America (USA)

The bright lights of Tinseltown are home to surfer-filled beaches, glorious mountain hikes, glitz and glamour in spades and year-round sunshine.

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