Four Seasons, Los Angeles
I spent a few years living in LA and though it’s not quite “home” to me, I do love it a lot as it helped write some incredible memories of my college years. One of the gifts of traveling to places you preciously lived, with your children, is they get to put an image in their minds of the things you did before they came in to this world. This past autumn, we toured through Southern California, visiting neighborhoods I used to live in and visiting with friends from my childhood and my young adult years.
Through the years I’ve stayed in many hotels in Los Angeles, some were ok, some were worth recommending, but none captured the essence of Hollywood, which if you’re going to come out to Los Angeles, that is the character you want to spend time with. Four Seasons, Los Angeles has outdone them all. The hotel is right in Beverly Hills. Immediately outside the property you can find yourself driving down iconic palm tree lined streets adorned with mini mega mansions, all reminiscent of old Hollywood charm. You can easily wander around Rodeo Drive.
Four Seasons, Los Angeles has you right in the middle of everything you might want to see while in LA, but as soon as you drive in to the driveway you have entered a retreat that is a throwback to old Hollywood glamour and modern luxurious comforts.
Everything about the rooms is incredible! We had a one-bedroom suite with an adjoining room, the accessible deluxe balcony room, with the cutest twin beds! All of this space gave our family of six so much room to relax after spending time under the hot sun on the roof top pool. We had three balconies, all of which had an incredible view of the city and the palms, and being able to enjoy the sunset out of every window in our place was extraordinary. When you’re in your room, you’re going to want to order room service, I promise. We loved ordering late night pizza for the kids and the best, handmade pasta for us.
It felt so special letting our boys have their own hotel room with the twin beds. It is those creative little details that sets Four Seasons a part for us as a family and we are always so blown away with how the hotel rooms impress all of us – and when children appreciate a hotel room even more than the parents (who are willing to cancel all plans and just stay in the room because it is so comfortable and pretty) then you know you’ve found the perfect family getaway. And the tiny robes for the children never, ever disappoint. You can always ask for complimentary baby bath products for your younger children and coloring books and crayons, too.
Around the property
For a hotel city, you’re not pressed for space at the resort’s pool. It is really unbelievable how relaxing it is several stories above the street level, lime trees and orange umbrellas decorate the poolside. For a hotel right in the middle of a busy city, they’ve created a refuge by the pool. I couldn’t love the ambiance more!
The Four Seasons, Los Angeles staff is exceptionally attentive. The children loved how thoughtful it was when one of the staff members came over and offered them sunglasses of their own. Poolside lunch is delicious and you can also enjoy eating at the Cabana Restaurant.
For dinner you won’t want to miss Culina Ristorante, located right on the first floor. The Italian food is so delicious and the service was amazing.
The resort has a wonderful outdoor setting and when it is not being used for an event or setting up for an event, it makes for a wonderful park type atmosphere.
5 Things to do nearby
We recommend taking a break from the city activities and enjoying an afternoon at Franklin Canyon Park.
If you’re looking for a playground for your children, the local Roxbury Park is great.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LA Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Paley Center for Media
Our time at Four Seasons, Los Angeles was absolutely incredible and we are so grateful to experience Beverly Hills at the best of the best.