The Beverly Hills Hotel

July 11, 2017 Hilary

The Beverly Hills Hotel


Having first visited and now living in the Los Angeles area off and on for my entire life, I would consider myself pretty familar with the area, yet there is always something new, or rather in this case something old, to explore! Recently after driving by more times than I can count, I decided a visit to the Iconic Beverly Hills Hotel was in order! A birthday celebration with the girls seemed like the perfect excuse!

Los Angeles has no shortage of recognizable icons, the people, buildings, street names (Rodeo Drive ring a bell?), even the palm trees, lets face it the city itself is an icon. However, there are some places, that are famous the world over for a variety of reasons, even if we aren’t exactly sure why we’ve heard of them, the Beverly Hills Hotel is one of those places!

#beverlyhillshotelThe Beverly Hills Hotel is located in the city of Beverly Hills on Sunset Boulevard (another one of those famous streets), and opened in 1912, before Beverly Hills was even a city! You can’t miss its iconic pink paint and famous sign.

Smile for the Camera!

The Hotel’s famous pink color and Polo Lounge didn’t come along until the early 1940s, but the Hotel has long been associated with the glamour of Hollywood’s film and rock stars.

#beverlyhillshotelJust like all the celebritites before you, upon arrival, you’ll walk the red carpet under the hotel’s trademark green and white awning with an obligatory photo op at the end! Definitely stop to have your photo taken! What no paprazzi, no matter, a friend will do! You’ll feel just like the celebs!

#beverlyhillshotelThe decadance continues in the lobby with gorgeous art, and flower displays that had all of us whipping out our phones for a photo.


The 1912 Bar

Named for the year the Hotel opened, the 1912 Bar was a lovely place to spend an evneing. The ambiance was lovely both inside and out, so we opted for a little of both.

#beverlyhillshotel Starting our evening off outside overlooking the Beverly Hills Los Angeles iconic palm trees I mentioned earlier, we sipped our drinks and shared a heavenly dessert. Berry Pavlova is my new favorite dessert! I can’t stop thinking about it!


That’s gold on top!

Once we’d polished off the Pavlova*, we went inside where we were treated to live music courtesy of a Noelle and Nick Fabian a brother and sister team from Nashville.

Looking for that magical far away feeling? Consider an evening at a local hotel in your town, we had the best time as tourists in our own city. While I did check an item off of my LA To Do list, I’ve now added another one: STAY at the Beverly Hills Hotel!  Stay tunned… Cheers!


*I really wanted to lick the plate, but held back… after all I was at The Beverly Hills Hotel!

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I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and they are, at the ages of 13 and 18, world travelers and all around go along guys. There isnt anywhere I cant take them. It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things Ive learned while on our many adventures together!

Comments (35)

  1. Did you only visit or did you stay there? I was wondering if that was gold on top! Reminds me of the ice cream with gold on it in Japan thats become so famous! I definitely want to go here when Im in LA! Gotta add this to my list! #CityTripping – Stumbled

  2. Definitely a good plan to find an excuse to go out here – I think I’d have wanted to lick the plate too. Love the history and that entrance is incredible. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  3. Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. I wonder what the rooms are like. I’m sure they’re just as extravagant. #farawayfiles

    • I hope to find out sometime soon, but it will have to be a very special occasion because they are fairly expensive!

  4. Clare Thomson

    Oh what a fabulous treat! How hilarious that you have to walk the red carpet before you even get to the lobby. I’ve always fancied staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel – love that old fashioned glamour. And I think it’s wonderful being a tourist in your hometown sometimes. Great post for #FarawayFiles

    • It was definitely more fun than we even expected! No idea there would be a photo stop, but in hindsight, not surprised! #hollywood

  5. Love this! So old Hollywood and everything you think of when you think of L.A. Pinning this for next time I visit! As always, your photos are brilliant. #farawayfiles

  6. This is a great place to spend a birthday! How do you enter the hotel? Can you get in if you are going to get something to eat or drink? #FarawayFiles

  7. Hilary one of my best friends was there recently – prior to the U2 concert.. wouldn’t you know! The Beverly Hills hotel looks exactly as it should and seems to be the perfect place for cocktails with the girls. Just fabulous! #FarawayFiles

    • It does look just like it should doesn’t it! How fun! It’s such a small world, isn’t it?!

  8. What an iconic hotel. Great idea to stop by for drink and dessert. I would love to take my picture there too. It’s fun to think about all the celebrities that have stayed there. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  9. Wherejogoes

    What total fun! Such an iconic hotel and I love the pinkness and the beautiful flowers and the gold topped dessert. You look like you had a blast! #WeeklyPostcard

  10. galanda23

    I live in LA and passed by the Beverly Hills hotel many times. I was always curious about its interior, but never had a really good reason to get inside. I guess I need some curious friends to pull me in there (lol). #TheWeeklyPostcard

  11. I just had to read this because I am insanely curious what the Beverly Hills Hotel is like for a non-celebrity. Looks like a lot of fun! I’m glad you found a reason to visit. That Berry Pavlova looks insanely yummy, and that gold leaf on top is pure Beverly Hills decadence.

  12. Staying at the Beverly Hilton has been on my Bucket List since I was a kid. I would stare out the window as we drove past, just imagining the Hollywood stars inside. It is such an iconic hotel that it feels like you’re in a dream just walking through the lobby! Somehow, in all of our trips to LA, staying there has never worked out. One day, we will check in! 🙂 Thanks again for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    • I know how you feel! I’m thinking a stay is in my near future!! Maybe an anniversary celebration! ✨

  13. oneadventuretraveler

    What a lovely night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I have always wanted to do that. Great red carpet photo and the food looks tasty. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #WeeklyPostcard

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