January 11, 2023
Tablet Hotels is your source for discovering the world’s most exciting boutique hotels — places where you’ll find a memorable experience, not just a room for the night. For over twenty years we’ve scoured the earth, evaluating hotels for every taste and budget, creating a hand-picked selection that’s proven and unforgettable. Now, we’re the official hotel selection of the legendary MICHELIN Guide.
Here are the top boutique hotels in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles:
The SIXTY group continues its westward expansion with this Beverly Hills outpost, built from the bones of a Sixties-era chain motel on Wilshire Boulevard. Not that you’d notice — if the SIXTY is retro, it’s retro of the Seventies chocolate-leather variety, rather than another revival of the mid-century motel.
It’s a sexy, dark-toned and masculine look, one that works well for a hotel like the SIXTY, where the emphasis is less on tucking in for a night’s sleep (any old budget chain can manage that) and more on dining, drinking and entertaining, not to mention shopping — you’re just a few blocks from the famed shopping district around Rodeo Drive.
Plenty of Los Angeles hotels can give you that pure, unadulterated Hollywood experience, but if you prefer yours with a French accent, the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is the answer. Though the setting, across from the Beverly Center, is unmistakably SoCal, the Sofitel is straight out of Paris, from the mansard roofs and French balconies to the dramatic, moody Art Deco–inspired interiors in the public spaces — Parisian fashion and Beverly Hills glamour conspire to leave you feeling criminally under-dressed.
Meanwhile the rooms and suites feel softer, more soothing, with a touch of a resort atmosphere, helped along by top-shelf comforts like glass-enclosed rain showers, Lanvin bath products, and Sofitel’s plush signagure bed. There’s plenty of space for lounging or working, and many of the upper-floor rooms and suites have impressive views of the Hollywood Hills.
What was once the Beverly Carlton (and two neighboring apartment houses) is now the Avalon, a Fifties retro-style hotel packed with mid-century Eames, Noguchi and Nelson furniture to match its blocky blue facade and curvaceous hourglass-shaped pool, which we’d like to think is an homage to onetime resident Marilyn Monroe, but probably isn’t. Though outside the 90210 area code, the Avalon is still close enough to everything that matters, and you’ll likely be surprised by the quiet (and the low rates, for Beverly Hills at least).
Avalon is a good choice for a budget-minded hotel, less expensive than the hypermodern set design that is the modern boutique standard, and on balance more comfortable as well — and yet miles better looking than the utilitarian design of the corporate chains. Rooms are slightly more up-to-date, tempering what could be Jetsons kitsch with muted colors and modern bathrooms. The beds are anything but budget, decked out in the obligatory Italian linens; suites come with sofa beds, in case you’re entertaining. The amenities are all a business traveler could ask for, including 24-hour room service and high-speed internet.
It’s all the proof you need that the wave of chilly minimalist boutique hotels has finally broken. Mr. C looks the way you want a Beverly Hills boutique hotel to look — clean and crisp, sure, but classic as well, the sort of place that, in spite of its contemporary sheen, takes you back to a (possibly mythical) golden age of Hollywood glamour. Imagine a stylized black-and-white version of a Parisian luxury hotel, transplanted to sunny California, and you’re most of the way there — though the shell of the former Tower Beverly Hills remains, inside it’s utterly transformed.
The C in this case is presumed to stand for Cipriani; the family of restaurateurs, it seems, is trying its hand at hospitality, and Mr. C is a supremely confident first attempt. Old monochrome film stills heighten the elegance in the rooms, and the upper floors take in expansive views of Beverly Hills and greater Los Angeles, while down at ground level, a selection of bungalows offer added space and privacy.
Its exterior is somewhat nondescript by local standards, but it’s what’s inside L’Ermitage Beverly Hills that matters. It’s returned to its roots as the only independent luxury hotel in town, and it remains the quintessential Hollywood insider’s hotel — and it’s designed to be at its best when you’re inside looking out. This means discretion, this means privacy, and above all, this means the intimate scale of a boutique hotel; with a little over a hundred suites, it’s not the sort of place where you’ll feel overlooked — don’t be surprised if the staff knows your name and your preferences, down to the smallest detail.
And those interiors! The glamorous mid-century style is perfectly tailored to Beverly Hills, with Venetian cut-glass mirrors and hues of champagne and metal. The Studio suites spare nothing in their pursuit of comfort, and each of the four Residential suites feels like it could be a Hollywood mogul’s private home.
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Many of the best Beverly Hills boutique hotels are family friendly. Especially the ones below. Please contact our Travel Specialists for information on specific amenities and activities.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
If you want your Beverly HIlls boutique hotel experience to include nightlife right on-site, we’d recommend the below. Remember to check in with our Travel Specialists for information on specific hours and availability.
Mr.C Beverly Hills
SIXTY Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills