The Beverly Hills Hotel, Dorchester Collection, Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Hotel-on the path to the pool

Beverly Hills Hotel-on the path to the pool

The Beverly Hills Hotel rests on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and is known as one of the Boulevard’s premiere chill out spots that literally seems to wrap you in luxury. If you’re looking for a glamorous, old school California experience, look no further. Since opening its doors in 1912, the hotel has welcomed celebrities like John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe who often stayed in the bungalows, perhaps attending one of the extravagant pool parties that were so popular, along with Frank Sinatra crooning in the background.

The Beverly Hills Hotel is nestled within 12 magnificent acres of exotic flowers and lush California gardens, hiding one of a kind hidden places to stay, namely their bungalows. The hotel’s impressive grand entrance makes you feel like you’re walking the red carpet and once you sweep through the lobby doors you’ll feel like a star. The 208 exceptional guestrooms, suites and 23 bungalows feature timeless wood furnishings, gorgeous marble bathrooms, wonderfully comfortable beds made even better by the luxurious bedding. Additional unique room features include kitchens, fireplaces, private garden patios; a great place to relax and balconies offering wonderful views of the bustling Beverly Hills streets. In-room amenities include flat screen TV, premium cable, wireless Internet access, Lodgnet system for games and movies, a computer modem, and multiple phone lines.

The Beverly Hills Hotel is home to the legendary Polo Lounge, one of the best chill outs spots to check out if you’d like to run into a celebrity or two. The Polo Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea and a fantastic Sunday brunch in an enticing atmosphere. You can also enjoy your meals pool side at the Cabana Club CafĂ© or for a less formal atmosphere there’s the Fountain Coffee Room, complete with an old fashioned soda fountain and retro bar stools. The Nineteen12 Bar is a chic indoor/outdoor establishment looking out on graceful towering, palm trees. The Nineteen12 serves scrumptious appetizers and live music is occasionally graces the bar.

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(I took this photo in August 2011)

The hotel’s Spa by La Prairie is a 1916 square foot spa with 6 six treatment rooms, steam rooms and saunas for both men and women and a wide variety of additional state of the art enhancements.

Besides simply staying in and enjoying the hotel, you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the area’s most popular chill out spots and world famous shopping areas as well as a unique selection of museums like the Getty Center and LA Museum of Art. One of the best ways to explore Hollywood and see where celebrities hone their skills is by taking a tour or two of the Hollywood studios or check in at one of the local golf resorts for some outdoor fun. If it’s a night on the town you’re looking for make it a point to visit Sunset Boulevard for an unforgettable clubbing experience.

Let’s face it, Los Angeles is a city that has flavor, and its Beverly Hills area is a place that people travel to from all over the world to experience and there’s no better way to enjoy it then by staying at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.

Airports near the Beverly Hills, Dorchester Collection Hotel including Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank (BUR) and Long Beach (LGB).