Nestled among lush gardens, centerfold to Beverly Hills, is the grand Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills. At a prestigious zip code, located at the nexus of Wilshire & South Santa Monica boulevards, it is a hop-skip-and-jump from the holy grail of spending, Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood hotspots are also a short jaunt away. Clothed in a classic chateau-styled architecture, the lobby greeted me with marble tiled floors, gilded chandeliers and sparkling floral arrangements. The Peninsula's meandering pathways are lined with pansies, lemon and palm trees giving off an aura of a garden oasis. Service is impeccable, guests are treated like royalty and as a kicker, the hotel provides a free Rolls Royce drop-off service.......some of that royal treatment. The Peninsula property is all dressed up with 195 rooms, including 28 suites and 18 'wow' private villas. My stylish Beverly suite was super spacious and smartly appointed in a chic European style with elegant furnishings and a canopy bed. The room was warm and bright with honey-toned wood millwork and garden-print fabrics that provided an outdoorsy effect. The living room was superb and I felt like a President sitting at the writers desk. The star amenity, however, were the French windows that opened up on to a private patio and sported stunning views of the city. The bathroom was also elegantly outfitted with marble and a separate soaker tun and shower and bath robes that felt like a mink coat. The Peninsula is home to a sumptuous venue of restaurants. The Roof Garden provides California cuisine offering light bites by the pool. I loved the corn beef hash and shrimp avocado lettuce wrap. The Living Room provides Afternoon Tea in an range of flavors along with sweets and finger sandwiches. This is a serious affair and wildly popular. The Belvedere is the hotel's answer to fine dining in a European Brasserie format and features a beautiful courtyard terrace. As I flew over the menu, I selected the Dover Sole (fantastic), couldn't resist the Peach Melba Creme Brulee (love those peaches) and I washed things down with a 'Sin of St. Tropez' cocktail (it was pretty sinful). The rooftop pool is one of the smartest in the city with sweeping city views, lounge chairs that feel like beds, technology inspired private cabanas, a jacuzzi and, of course, the Rooftop Garden eatery. To keep fit , there is a well equipped fitness center, even Peleton Bikes. The Peninsula Spa is a hub of wellness promoting it's innovative 24K gold programs....more of that royal treatment. If you yearn for a luxury drenched hotel, embellished with a floral vibe in and out, fine food fare, rooftop oasis and spa, and overall treated royally.............then try the ................The Peninsula Beverly Hills.........A Grand Tinseltown Oasis.…
The Peninsula Hotel definitely lives up to its outstanding reputation! I have stayed at many 5 star hotels and it's difficult for a hotel to get every angle and nuance top notch and on point. Usually a hotel will fall short somewhere in some capacity. Not with the Peninsula. The level of service is superb, the attention to detail is on point, the ambiance is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, and the hotel just "gets it." I wish other hotels could learn from the Peninsula. The Peninsula is truly a gem. What a great hotel! Thank you!
We've been staying at the Peninsula for years and always appreciate the great food, beautiful rooms and terrific service. We have done a lot of traveling this year and many top luxury hotels are still not operating at their pre-covid standards. The PENINSULA IS A HUGE EXCEPTION AND DOES NOT MISS A BEAT. There were no problems, plenty of staff, everything went smoothly and the hotel did a terrific job of making my daughter's birthday special. James at the concierge desk is fabulous. While other luxury hotels are making excuses and reducing guests expectation in the post pandemic world, the Peninsula is as delightful as it has always been!
One of the best hotel I stayed in. The rooms are a little bit outdated but other then that it is truly an AAA hotel with impeccable service of everyone of the stuff members. We felt like Royal. Highly recommended.
Everything about this hotel is excellent. The staff and service are top-notch and the accommodations are amazing. Can’t say enough about how much we felt like valued guests at this hotel. Thank you for a wonderful experience- the stay is worth every penny!
The staff could not do enough for us! From the moment we drove up, we were greeted and treated like valued guests! What a well trained staff at the Peninsula Beverly Hills! The room was beautiful, so well appointed and so beautifully presented. Everything was crisp, well done and beautifully turned out! Well appointed bath with wonderful linens and amenities. All done "just right". The bed was so comfortable! We had a most delightful breakfast with local friends at the rooftop cafe, it was delightful and delicious. A most special time was enjoyed at the Peninsula!
We had a great stay at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. It was a splurge for us, but I am glad we took the chance! The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had a Deluxe King room. You will get monogrammed pillowcases. Ideally both sides of the bed would have access to a USB port, but only one side did in our room. The bathroom was spacious with a tub and separate shower, and a small separate room for the toilet. The towels are vey plush. The need was comfortable and the temperature easy to set. They provide an iPad or similar tablet to control the temperature, set the privacy light and other similar functions. There is a daily turndown service too. If there was a weak point, this was it. One night the person came at 5:30pm, the next night at 8:30pm. There wasn’t enough consistency as to the timing. The location was good too, at least by LA standards where everything is an hour away. We could walk to Rodeo Drive and the Lily Pond park with the Beverly Hills sign. There are several restaurants in the area. The service is what stood out though. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. Bill the dining room manager and Boon the bellman were especially friendly. The front desk staff were always ready with a friendly greeting when we returned. One could say they should be friendly and attentive at this price point, but they went above what was required. For instance, our room was not ready when we arrived so we were comped a beverage at lunch. Both restaurants on site are very good, and the bar is as well. We did not try the afternoon tea. You can’t go wrong here!…
I have been to Beverly Hills many times. I don’t care for the place. But the Peninsula I begrudgingly admit lives up to the city’s hype. It is the most elegant and well-run hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The building is gorgeous and the staff go above and beyond I’m attending to details you didn’t even think of. The restaurants are excellent. The pool is small but fun. It’s not cheap, but unlike some hotels in this price range, you do get what you pay for.
An exceptional hotel in every respect and in particular the great staff. Must mention the Concierge team which replied to my many questions by (from England) by return and recommended a very good car rental company - Midway Car Rental. Those at the Garden restaurant looked after me for breakfast and lunch very well. I did have one problem which was quickly and professionally sorted out by the management. My wife and I have fortunate to stay at a number of 5 star hotels, the Peninusla Beverly Hills is one of them.
Excellent and beautiful hotel in a garden-setting, very friendly and attentive staff. The valet even re-charged my car! I can definite recommend breakfast on the roof terrace and the Belvedere restaurant. Large rooms with large bathrooms - if you like the quieter side I recommend to request a room out to the garden.