Eight Reasons to Stay in the Heart of Los Angeles
Beverly Hills, with its central location, warm climate, beautiful parks, acclaimed hotels, fine dining, health and wellness offerings and storied past, is the destination of choice in Southern California. Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles County, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the country.
In the more than 100 years since the city grew from a lima bean farm, this picturesque and walkable village has become the crown jewel of greater Los Angeles. The following eight attributes align to make Beverly Hills the perfect location for your Los Angeles stay.
1. Central Location
Located six miles northeast of Santa Monica and nine miles west of Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is at the center of some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southern California! Flanked on the west by Westwood — home to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) — and on the east by West Hollywood, Beverly Hills has its own unique, magnetic appeal.
2. Mediterranean Climate
While we can’t guarantee perfect weather during your stay, the track record of warm temperatures speaks for itself. Average highs range from 67 degrees in January to 79 degrees in August, according to The Weather Channel. The rose-colored (sun) glasses you’ll be donning in the midst of this year-round summer will make the rest of your experiences all the more enjoyable.
3. Lush Green Parks
Beverly Hills’ picturesque parks and trees thrive thanks to the thoughtful design of urban planner and landscape architect Wilbur David Cook. At the heart of the city sits the triangular-shape, five-acre Will Rogers Memorial Park, which features expansive lawns, rose gardens and palm and dragon trees. When you’ve finished relaxing to the gentle sounds of the splashing fountain, cross Sunset Boulevard to enjoy a cocktail at The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, or begin a 15 minute leisurely walk south to Beverly Gardens Park featuring numerous notable art sculptures, various specialty gardens including the Cactus Garden and Rose Garden, the Wilshire Electric Fountain, the Doheny Fountain, a decomposed granite jogging and walking path.
4. Unique Hotels
Whether grand or intimate, five star or boutique, Beverly Hills has a wide selection of hotels for different tastes and lifestyles. Elegant guest rooms and an Italian Renaissance–inspired facade welcome you at Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, try the Sirtaj Hotel set on a tree-lined neighborhood street. The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star–rated hotel in Southern California where villa suites located among tropical gardens allow for complete privacy. Looking for a spectacular view? Visit the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, and experience their rooftop restaurant, The Rooftop by JG. Not only does The Beverly Hilton have iconic, mid-century modern design, but it also features the largest Olympic-sized hotel pool in the country!
5. Extended Stays
Guests seeking an extended stay in Beverly Hills can check into AKA Beverly Hills, an exclusive and contemporary residential oasis designed for extended stays of one week or longer. Noteworthy amenities include a complimentary screening room, Spago in-Suite dining and a a stunning landscaped terrace overlooking the Hills.
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6. Inspired Dining
Curtis Stone’s “chef’s table only” concept is the epitome of a first-class dining experience at Maude. You’ll have no decisions to make or menu to glean. Just sit back and enjoy an incredible meal by this renowned Australian celebrity chef. If you’ve traveled near and far to dine in Beverly Hills, you are not the only one. The seafood at Avra Beverly Hills is flown in daily from Greece, Italy and Spain. Want to continue your Mediterranean journey in town? Sant’olina is an excellent choice. Relax while enjoying a selection of fresh cocktails followed by traditional recipes straight out of the Tel Aviv shuks to the modern Californian touches at this rooftop restaurant and bar at The Beverly Hilton. When it comes to absolute must-visit restaurants in Beverly Hills, make sure Matsuhisa is on your list. Located on Restaurant Row, this is the spot where the sushi empire known as “Nobu” began. Located at The Beverly Hills Hotel, the Polo Lounge is one of the most storied restaurants in the city's history. It’s known as the place for power lunches, and where celebrities go to be seen or to not be seen. If you’ve been thinking about that wedding proposal, Il Cielo is the perfect location for the occasion. The staff there can help you choreograph an evening of romance you’ll never forget in a private dining room for two. Enjoy a seven-course dinner complete with cocktails, Veuve Clicquot, votive candles and rose petals.
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7. Iconic Shopping
Beverly Hills is a top destination for fashion seekers and VIP shoppers. Global fashion houses and standout boutiques help the city live up to its shop-til-you-drop reputation. Among the high-end department stores and luxurious designer boutiques of the Golden Triangle is the one of the most expensive stores in the world: House of Bijan. You’ll need to make an appointment to shop at this exclusive men’s shop, which counts presidents, royalty and billionaires as its most loyal clientele.
8. A Story at Every Turn
Scratch the surface of many current Beverly Hills attractions to discover part of the city’s rich history. Once home to Marilyn Monroe, the Beverly Carlton Hotel has re-emerged as the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Former private estates have been given National Historic Landmark status, as is the case with Virginia Robinson Gardens, a six-acre property encompassing a breathtaking garden, mansion and pool pavilion that is the first luxury estate built in Beverly Hills.
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Updated April 10, 2023