We returned back to the Peninsula on the way back from Hawaii from Dec 21 to 25. We were scheduled to stay for 2 nights, but with an ice storm in Toronto, and no power back home, we decided to wait out the storm in Los Angeles. We considered ourselves lucky to be able to avoid the chaos at home. And the front desk staff were gracious to find us a room, even thought it was a busy holiday time.
Our first room location was perfect, and quiet. We had to move rooms on the last night, because someone had requested our specific room, and since we didn't have a booking, we were more than grateful and we ended up moving to a lovely room. The new room was stunning. But, it had connecting doors on other side. I had a bad feeling, but let it go, since it was our last night.
The highs of this 5 days stay:
Finding us a beautiful room for 2 extra nights during one of the busiest times.
Drinks at the Club Bar and our lovely, and funny bartender John.
Breakfasts at the Belvedere and our warm and charming waiter Mike.
Hanging by the small but efficient pool. Staff are great and more than happy to find shade for us pale Canadians. The cabanas do take up too much space, thus limiting the "regular" seats.
The housekeeping staff are super efficient, and didn't miss a beat.
Room service Dim Sum.
The always available house cars! We even got to drive in the Mini Cooper that was decorated as a present, all wrapped in a bow.
Guy talking on his mobile non-stop at the pool, and continuing to walk around our chair. His wife was doing the same thing.
The horrid smell of smoke (not cigarettes) coming into our room on the last night from the people in the adjoining room. Staff moved us immediately, and to a beautiful room, but honestly, I just can't stand that fact the people are so completely rude and inconsiderate. Go on to your balcony, or walk around the block! No one cares what you do, but I care that I have to be affected by your habits. Staff dealt with the naughty clients, but unfortunately we still had to move rooms.
Overall, this is an amazing hotel and deserves high praise. We recently stayed in Miami and came across a family with a Peninsula Beverly Hills cooler bag, I stopped and we talked about how much we love this hotel. The lovely women and her family were from Toronto, small world. We bonded over the Peninsula:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993, The Peninsula Beverly Hills offers 195 guest rooms, including 38 suites and 17 private villas, nestled among lush tropical gardens in the heart of Beverly Hills. The Peninsula is home to a sumptuous selection of restaurants, including the elegant Belvedere, the only AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant in Los Angeles, as well as The Living Room, where the legendary Peninsula Afternoon Tea is served daily. The Peninsula Spa and The Roof Garden offer guests a refined resort oasis featuring a rooftop swimming pool, private cabanas and outdoor cocktails and dining. The Peninsula is located at the intersection of Wilshire and South Santa Monica Boulevards, within easy walking distance of Century City and Beverly Hills’ legendary Rodeo Drive. ... more less
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