Choosing a hotel for a brief stopover can sometimes be difficult when you don’t know the area, you want to be close to everything to make the most of your time and not spend a fortune. On ELE’s recent trip to Los Angeles we chose the SIXTY Hotel Beverly Hills. It is reasonably priced, located close to everything and has a fabulous rooftop pool and bar with great views. While not large, the rooms and dark and masculine with a glamorous edge. The staff are courteous and helpful and the pool is a great place to spend a few relaxing hours before hitting the shops of Rodeo Drive. For those seeking a more upmarket option try the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which is located right on Rodeo and comes with a good dose of history and celebrity glamour. For a true splurge ELE’s top pick in Beverly Hills is the Peninsula Hotel. While it is located a little further away from the action, it is still walkable to Rodeo and has a classic, understated style, gorgeous pool area and beautifully appointed rooms. For a more budget option, try the Avalon Hotel, a smaller, boutique style hotel which is well located and boasts Kelly Wearstler designed interiors.
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Sixty Hotel, 9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills www.sixtyhotels.com/beverlyhills
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
The Peninsula Hotel, 9882 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills www.beverlyhills.peninsula.com
Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills, 9400 West Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills www.viceroyhotelgroup.com