The ultimate few nights with views of downtown LA, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is the young hotel that personifies new LA luxe .
Our first impressions of this hotel (only built in 2017) were of sheer delight. We pulled up to the perfectly manicured entrance and as the taxi door was opened by an impeccably dressed member of the valet team, the sun shone down on us as if to say ‘welcome to LA!’.
You can see by my pics that the interior didn’t disappoint. The exterior and interior is by architect and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Rising above the LA icons, Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards this hotel just screams elegance.
After being escorted to our suite, we unpacked and got acquainted with all the mod cons the room had to offer. This I must admit takes a bit of getting used to, hotel information can be found on your own in-room iPad and all lights and curtains can be voice-controlled. This seemed to be a luxury, however when Alexa doesn’t understand your accent it can be a little frustrating.
The suite itself was spacious with separate dressing room/closet. Double sinks in the bathroom for the ultimate luxury for couples, individual shower area and bath with amazing views of downtown. See the full room walkthrough in my IGTV video.
One of the main highlights of this room is the corner terrace, which wraps around the room seamlessly. The views are priceless and it adjoins to a separate living area which is a perfect spot to eat breakfast inside or out.
Breakfast was delicious and certainly interesting with the addition of the Waldorf signature purple sweet breakfast potatoes. On our first night we also opted for room service as we were jet-lagged and decided on mac and cheese which was delicious and the burger – which didn’t last long.
The Rooftop & Pool
Possibly the most well-known part of the Waldorf is the Rooftop by JG. Perfectly positioned for sunsets looking out at the hills and beautifully decorated with a natural feel yet not losing its sense of luxury. Many locals head here for a drink and it’s easy to see why. It was quite windy when we visited so I recommend taking something to wrap around if you feel the cold like I do (although they do offer blankets in the bar/restaurant as well).
We unfortunately didn’t get a chance to use the spa, which is on the list for our next visit. So hopefully I can review this soon, however, we did make use of the rooftop pool. When we visited it wasn’t that busy which made it incredibly relaxing, and it didn’t feel that we were chilling out on the 13th floor of a high-rise building. We enjoyed cocktails by the pool (I recommend my favourite, a Dark’n’Stormy). You can see more of the pool area in the video walkthrough.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Waldorf Astoria, the service was excellent and it’s the perfect location for checking out all that LA has to offer.
Have you stayed at the Waldorf? Where is your favourite hotel in LA?