Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90077 United States
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • Daily 75 USD breakfast credit per room, excluding gratuity and delivery fee
  • 100 USD spa treatment credit per room, excluding manicures, pedicures and gratuity
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in, when available

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This legendary oasis has now reopened after two years of renovations. Fifty-eight guest rooms and 45 suites, including seven one-of-a-kind specialty suites, have been completely transformed. The famous oval garden swimming pool is as lovely as ever and is now complemented by a new La Prairie spa and fitness center. The restaurant has been redesigned and its menu of modern California cuisine is supervised by Wolfgang Puck (who created the Bel-Air’s famous Tortilla Soup recipe back in the 1980s). The celebrated bar still has an old Hollywood vibe. The hotel’s iconic swans are in good health and their lake now boasts a new pump for improved water quality.

 

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Rates

Deluxe Room, from $630; Junior Suite, from $950.

Standard Inclusions:

Rates include daily newspaper and fitness center access.

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From our Readers

Rlc April 9, 2013 | 8:16:42
We stayed at the Hotel Bel-Air in March 2013. The grounds are so beautiful and give the hotel a special "oasis"ambience. This is a hotel that allows animals to stay in the rooms and both of our rooms had a strong dog smell. While the hotel sprayed air freshener in the room to help with the problem, we were left with wondering how clean the room can be with such a strong odor. It is a special challenge for any hotel that allows animals to properly clean the rooms - we wish they would allocate some rooms that are non-pet to prevent the issue entirely for guests with allergies. The rooms are nicely decorated, comfortable and amenities appropriate. Housekeeping could use some training as each time they came to our room while we were there, they would ring the doorbell nonstop until you opened the door - a little obnoxious and while two of us were in the room, night turn down was consistently prepared for only one. We found the food at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant unimpressive at best. Service is good, but the Wolfgang Puck concept is overextended and mediocre especially for this type of hotel. Front desk staff were pleasant, concierge not well trained - had a hard time recommending sushi places in LA and wouldn't bother to do a little research and make a reservation, and we never received the email receipt promised at check out. Valet staff are outstanding and most efficient. Overall, beautiful property but a little over priced for the way it is managed.
Discovery March 17, 2013 | 12:35:29
Charming oasis. A perfect combination of a chic resort, lovely inn, and fine hotel. Rooms are gorgeous, restaurant is heavenly, staff are wonderful. Highly recommend.
From Our Members June 5, 2012 | 17:06:36
Superb job. This was my 12th time and I was very worried 18 months renovation would ruin the charm but it was superb. Food service best it has ever been. Unique among American hotels.
Wssimon1 November 30, 2011 | 19:33:32
My fiance and I were very excited to stay at the newly reopened Bel Air for Thanksgiving after waiting years for the renovation to be complete. While our stay was enjoyable, we didn't love the experience or facilities as much as we'd hoped. The new decor is nice, but in many cases very at odds with the exterior which seemed completely unchanged. Some will find that last point a relief, but I myself would like to see a modernization of the pink stucco (I know I'm probably alone in that view) - to me it just looks old, dated and very tired. The interiors are now black & white and largely modern, in stark contrast - it's a bit odd, especially around the restaurant patio where all the different motifs come into play. But I was thrilled to see the swans are still there and very happy! The new pool is lovely, but the gym is way too small for a hotel of that caliber (with that much space!). I was extremely disappointed. Our suite was nice and quite large with wonderful beds and bathrooms. The big negative was that everything is controlled by touchpads that were VERY glitchy - trying to turn off one light vs. another was an exercise in frustration. The hotel staff are very focused on being friendly and attentive, but could use some work in efficiency. A perfect example was check-in. We were asked dozens of questions about what we wanted in our room from newspapers to pillows to mattress type (huh?) - the process was borderline annoying it took so long. And then it seemed as if the questionaire was ignored - none of our answers were implemented. None of the missed items were a big deal at all, but let's please not spend 10 minutes talking about things if you're not going to bring them. A lot of staff are new and seem a little confused, to be honest. All are trying VERY hard and have great attitudes, but some things were just a bit off. One person called us at 8:15am to ask if we liked the room - ? We were well awake so no biggie, but it's a little early for a "how are you doing?" call - and our privacy light was on too. Odd. We found the food to be very good though overpriced and VERY slow in arriving - we'd be alone at breakfast and simple items would take strangely long amounts of time to arrive. The servers were wonderful though. So all and all, a mixed bag. We certainly won't be racing back. In most catagories the Montage Beverly Hills is much better. But there is still something about being at the Bel Air that's special I guess. Must be the swans :)
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • Daily 75 USD breakfast credit per room, excluding gratuity and delivery fee
  • 100 USD spa treatment credit per room, excluding manicures, pedicures and gratuity
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in, when available

Amenities

Air-Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Services
Bar
Bedside Reading Lamp
Business Center
Children Welcome
Concierge
Double Sinks
DVD Player
Fireplace
Fitness Center
Hair Salon
Hiking
Laundry
Massage
Minibar with Refrigerator
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Heated
Pets Welcome
Private Airstrip
Readers' Choice 2007
Readers' Choice 2008
Readers' Choice 2009
Readers' Choice 2013
Restaurant
Safe
Sightseeing Tours
Smoking Designated Areas
Spa
Tennis Courts
Tennis Pro
TV
Wireless Internet
Wireless Internet in Public Areas

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