You'd think that a hotel named the Beverly Hills Hilton would be pricey, but you'll be surprised. This is the location of the Golden Globe Awards and unfortunately has the distinction of being the hotel in which Whitney Houston passed away.
As for the property, it is in the heart of Beverly Hills and walking distance to Rodeo Drive and other downtown Beverly Hills attractions.
Trader Vic's which is the poolside restaurant/bar on the ground level is wonderful. Pricey, but a great ambience. Take a tip from me and buy your alcohol from a store, mix it up to your desire, put in a water bottle with ice and hang out poolside. I believe they have a happy hour which serves up some good drinks as well.More