From classic presidential suites to modern penthouses, explore the best of Los Angeles lodging
From high-end boutiques on Rodeo Drive to swanky beachfront restaurants in Malibu, Los Angeles is a veritable study in luxury. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in its influx of five-star hotels, which showcase restaurants helmed by world-famous chefs, spas that offer the latest and greatest treatments, and white-glove service designed to guarantee a memorable stay. With so many Haute hotels at your fingertips, the hardest decision might be which one to stay at during your next visit to Los Angeles. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. From Bel Air to Beverly Hills, here are five of the most expensive hotel suites in Los Angeles—each one offering unique services and amenities that promise to provide you with the ultimate stay.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
When it opened in 2017, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills made headlines for its rooftop pool deck (which offered sweeping views of the City of Angels), its main and rooftop restaurants (helmed by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten), and its spa (a 5,000-square-foot affair that included a salon by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham). But the crème de la crème is, undoubtedly, the presidential suite, which rents for a whopping $20,000 per night.
If that sounds like a pretty penny, rest assured there’s a good reason for it: with over 3,000 square feet of living space and a nearly 1,500-square-foot alfresco terrace on the penthouse floor, the hotel suite has every creature comfort imaginable. Bedecked with Noir Saint Laurent marble and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the city, it’s an elegant and sumptuous retreat from top to bottom. There’s a fully stocked kitchen, a dining room, a private spa treatment area, and a home theater—in other words, everything you need to enjoy a truly relaxing vacation.
The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
From Rodeo Drive to world-class restaurants, Beverly Hills is known as one of the most exclusive enclaves in the world. So it’s no surprise that The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel shows off the same opulence and beauty as the neighborhood it’s located in. Opened in 1928 and located just steps from Rodeo Drive, this hotel has long functioned as a home away from home for celebrities and jet-setters.
Though every room is stunning, the 5,000-square-foot penthouse suite (which is located on the 14th floor of the private Beverly Wing) is the hotel’s true showstopper. Outfitted with three bedrooms (including a master suite with a walk-in closet and bathroom with an oversized rain shower and deep-soaking tub), a kitchen, a dining room that accommodates 10, and a media room, the suite is perfect for entertaining. A large terrace wraps around the entire suite, allowing guests to enjoy 270-degree views of the city as they sip wine or enjoy dessert. The price tag for this piece of paradise? $25,000 per night.
Hidden behind palm trees and lush landscaping, Hotel Bel-Air is a dreamy pink hotel that has functioned as a retreat for Hollywood elite since its establishment in 1946. From its swan-topped lake to its palm tree-ringed swimming pool, Hotel Bel-Air has provided refuge for everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Cary Grant. Updated for a modern crowd, the hotel now shows off a restaurant by Wolfgang Puck, a swanky bar and lounge, and a soothing spa.
For the top suite in the hotel, book the presidential suite ($19,000), which offers 6,775 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. The one-bedroom suite includes a luxe living room with a vaulted ceiling, a grand piano, a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, and a private study. Outside, a large Spanish courtyard with a private infinity pool allows travelers to soak up the California sunshine in seclusion. Afterward, you can sunbathe on the patio (which comes with a dining area and Jacuzzi). To make the experience even sweeter, the fee includes airport transfers to and from Los Angeles International Airport as well as a welcome bottle of Krug Champagne.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Surrounded by 12 acres of tropical flowers and verdant gardens, The Beverly Hills Hotel provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. While there are over 200 rooms and suites to choose from, those looking for the most luxurious stay will want to opt for the 5,000-square-foot presidential bungalow.
Designed as a private pied-à-terre, the three-bedroom bungalow includes a living room with a raised-beam ceiling and private study, a professional chef’s kitchen, and a dining room with space for up to 10 guests. Guests can get a good night’s sleep in the master bedroom or enjoy a bubble bath in the gleaming bathroom, which features marble amenities and a deep soaking tub. Outside, there’s a private patio with space for sunbathing or dining as well as a waterfall edge swimming pool with underwater music. After going for a swim in the plunge pool, rinse off in an outdoor shower. The $19,000-per-night rate includes round-trip airport transfers as well as a welcome bottle of Champagne, flowers, and fruit.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Opened in 1975, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills promises a glamorous stay. Located less than a mile away from Rodeo Drive, it’s perfect for out-of-town guests who want to be close to the heart of the action. From its rooftop pool to its onsite French bistro, this high-end hotel has something for everyone. Though each of its rooms is sophisticated and suave, the presidential suite (almost $19,000 per night) offers the ultimate stay.
The one-bedroom suite (which can be combined with the neighboring suite to create a two-bedroom oasis) includes a living room with a fireplace and a sparkling chandelier, a master suite with a walkout terrace, a gourmet kitchen with a fully-stocked refrigerator, and a 12-person dining room. The suite also includes several balconies that overlook the city as well as a home theater and a private study.
If you’re thinking about putting down permanent roots in Los Angeles, contact Joyce Rey today. As a Beverly Hills luxury real estate agent with extensive experience, Joyce can answer any questions house hunters have and help them find a home that checks off every item on their list. Whether you’re searching for a Beverly Hills luxury home or an investment property, Joyce will help you find a listing that’s right for you.