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Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Road | Los Angeles, CA 90077 [See Map]
#2 in Best Los Angeles Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
Property Type Hotel with 103 rooms, 2 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Historic, Opulent
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

A member of the esteemed Dorchester Hotel collection, Hotel Bel-Air offers Los Angeles lodgers a taste of respite and romance within easy commuting distance of big city sights. Sprawling across 12 acres in the Bel Air Estates neighborhood, this luxury hotel adopts the aura of 20th century glam. With fine Italian linens, expansive terraces, charming gazebos and an actual Swan Lake, the Hotel Bel-Air is better suited to spa-going vacationers than meeting-making movers and shakers. Guests appreciate the property's quiet atmosphere and superb customer service, while the 58 guest rooms and 45 suites win visitors over with bright, airy decor and tech-savvy amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and in-room iPads. Also, the Spa by La Prairie and the outdoor pool (with food and beverage service by Wolfgang Puck) ensure that travelers return home refreshed and rested.

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Critic Reviews

Travel + Leisure

“Gone is the old look: chintz, wooden armoires, needlepoint rugs, and white tiled bathrooms. The rooms are now a contemporary take on Hollywood Regency, done up in a light palette of cream, black, and white, with natural wood ceilings, sand-colored limestone and marble floors, and big prints of dreamlike flowers by botanical artist Miron Schmückle.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Fodor's

“While still paying homage to Old Hollywood glamour, the country-club-like hotel also has Asian and French art deco influences, floor-to-ceiling windows, natural wood ceilings, and limestone floors.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet

“One of LA's iconic properties, this Bel Air hideaway favored by royalty — Hollywood and otherwise — is a classy Spanish Colonial estate where white swans preen in romantic gardens and pink stucco rooms come with private entrances and French furnishings.”

National Geographic Travel

“If I could start every day on the patio at this beautiful, storied hotel eating the egg-white frittata with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, and goat cheese, I think I would. Expect the highest quality, best-tasting ingredients in everything they offer — most of which are sourced from local farms.”

Oyster.com

“The Hotel Bel-Air is two types of hotels in one: On the one hand, it's a city hotel moments away from top attractions; on the other, it's a destination resort equipped to satisfy guests for whom the hotel is the attraction.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 169 guests have reviewed the Hotel Bel-Air, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 169 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Hotel Bel-Air is often described as an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Tucked out of the way on 12 acres, the hotel's location offers a quiet, residential vibe. Guests often choose Hotel Bel-Air as an escape from the city rather than a place to be in the thick of the Beverly Hills social scene.

  • Complimentary car service offered within a 3-mile radius of the hotel
  • A short drive to restaurants, shopping and nightlife in central Beverly Hills

  • 24-hour valet parking ($41.50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The decor of the guest rooms exudes an Old Hollywood vibe, featuring a color palette of cream, black and white. Most rooms feature garden views as well as individual entrances to the hotel's verdant gardens. The marble bathrooms offer high-end amenities, including heated limestone floors and built-in televisions.

  • Basic Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel, but guests can upgrade to high-speed Internet for $15 per day
  • Guest rooms come equipped with iPads that can be used to order room service and other guest services
  • Some rooms feature patios

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air serves seasonal California cuisine with Mediterranean and European flavors. Guests can choose to be seated in the formal dining room or dine alfresco on the terrace. The Bar & Lounge provides guests with light, casual fare coupled with live entertainment.

  • Afternoon tea served Friday and Saturday
  • Sunday brunch is a favorite among guests
  • Cooking classes with the hotel's chefs are available

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

American, Greek

Awards:

Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The iconic oval pool, surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas, is a main focal point of the hotel. Poolside service includes drinks and pop-up treats, such as ice cream sundaes and frozen grape skewers.

  • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Heated pool for year-round use
  • Dine by the pool for lunch or sip signature cocktails
  • Poolside spa treatments available

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

La Prairie spa offers an array of services, including massages, body treatments and facials. Individual treatments as well as spa packages are available. The adjacent Joseph Martin Hair & Beauty salon offers a comprehensive selection of salon services.

  • Spa features seven treatment rooms
  • Outdoor space available to groups of two or more
  • In-room services are also available for spa services upon request

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Hotel Bel-Air does not offer a kids club, however children will enjoy the hotel's kid-friendly amenities, as well as the ample outdoor space to explore. The hotel's resident swans are often a source of entertainment, as are the well-maintained gardens. A concierge can also help to arrange off-site activities for families.

  • Child-sized bath robes provided
  • Babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge
  • Kid-friendly menus available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel's 24-hour fitness center allows guests to workout on their schedule. Cardio machines, free weights and weight-training equipment are available. Full- and half-day wellness days, which include yoga classes and a session with a personal fitness specialist, are available in conjunction with spa treatment packages.

  • Complimentary teas and flavored waters served in the adjacent relaxation lounge
  • Individual TV screens on cardio equipment
  • Wellness activities must be booked five days in advance
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The hotel's business center has a Mac work station and a PC workstation that are available for guests to use 24 hours a day. The concierge can provide access to secretarial services, shipping, notary services, audiovisual equipment and more. Guest rooms are also outfitted with work desks and media connections so guests can easily work from the comfort of their rooms.

  • Meeting planning services are available on-site
  • Corporate events are catered by the hotel's Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
  • Choose from five on-site venues for meetings

Number of meeting rooms:

5
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

A pet fee of $35 per day applies for all visiting pets. Pets can travel in style with a complimentary bandana, just one of the many amenities offered for four-legged guests.

  • Dog-walking and pet-sitting services can be arranged through an outside vendor for an additional fee
  • Dog beds and bowls are provided
  • Homemade biscuits available
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The secluded gardens and historic atmosphere of the hotel appeal to many couples planning their weddings. Wedding planning specialists can help couples customize ceremonies and receptions. Lush gardens and the swan lake provide picturesque photo backdrops.

  • Bridal spa packages available at on-site La Prairie spa
  • Complimentary stay for the bride and groom as well as a discounted rate for wedding guests
  • Indoor and outdoor events spaces available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

300
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Road | Los Angeles, CA 90077 [See Full Map]