Nestled right at the center of Beverly Hills, I found a hotel that completely obliterated my ideals of what a hotel stay is supposed to look like last summer. The Beverly Hills Hotel, which is part of The Dorchester Collection, is much more like a resort than some of the more expensive places that actually are labeled as such. The hotel itself sits situated on 12 acres of lush landscaping and as a gardener myself, I could not help but to notice the time and attention that had been given to the exotic plants and flowers.
I had booked a three night stay at what the locals like to refer to as The Pink Palace, but ended up extending my stay for an entire week. I stayed in the superior guestroom, which included a balcony that overlooked the peaceful garden scenery. Each day I had my morning coffee on the balcony and it was an incredibly refreshing start to the day. The guestroom itself was not overly massive, but was plenty spacious for the price I paid and definitely all of the room I wanted as I was traveling alone. I was really impressed with the clean artistic design that boasted pastel colors paired with bold color patterns and lush fabrics. A person can get a sneak peak of everything on YouTube if they want.
One of my favorite things about staying at The Beverly Hills was the fact that everything I wanted was within reach without me having to veer to far away from my room. One of my main reasons for visiting the area was to take advantage of the world-renowned spa, The Beverly Hills Spa by La Prairie. It is actually located in the promenade of the hotel and open all week, which was incredibly convenient. I also too advantage of the fact that the Polo Lounge serves food indoors or out and has an amazing menu selection. Plus, if you are lounging at the pool, you can have food or drinks delivered by the Cabana Cafe.
Although I only chose a basic guestroom on this trip, I am planning to go back and check out one of the 23 unique bungalows that the hotel has to offer. This would be an incredible place to take along several friends for a short stay, which is what I plan to do. I found this place to be incredibly warm and inviting, which is not always easy in an upscale environment such as a five-star hotel.