How to Find the Best Place to Stay in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills hotels are easy to find by searching any booking website. What's harder is to know what the area is like and what its pros and cons are. That's where this guide comes in.

It's designed to help you figure out whether Beverly Hills is the best place to stay during your visit. It includes all the crucial things that reservations websites don't tell you - and the things the local visitor's bureau may not want you to know.

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What You Need to Know About Beverly Hills

Entrance to The Beverly Hills Hotel
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Beverly Hills is a city on its own, not a Los Angeles neighborhood.  If you search booking sites for Beverly Hills, you may only get hotels in WeHo. To find more options that are nearby but not within the West Hollywood city limits, search for Los Angeles hotels instead and narrow by navigating the map.

Why Stay in Beverly Hills?

Beverly Hills can be a destination in itself. In fact, you could spend an entire weekend there.

It’s also centrally located between downtown and the ocean if you want to explore a lot of metro LA.

Nightlife in Beverly Hills is sleepy at best. If you're looking for a night out, expect that you be going somewhere else to do it. 

02 of 05

Finding the Perfect Hotel in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a city on its own, not a Los Angeles neighborhood. Because of that, searching booking sites for Beverly Hills may only fetch hotels within the city limits. To find more options that are nearby but not within the city of Beverly Hills, search for Los Angeles hotels instead. Then narrow by navigating the map. 

However, you'll need to know a few things about Beverly Hills first:

  • If you want to be within walking distance of Rodeo Drive, check the map. Beverly Hills covers 6 square miles. If you don't pay attention, you could end up someplace you didn’t intend to be. 
  • Depending on where you stay, you might be able to find street parking nearby - but don't count on it. Otherwise, expect parking to add $30 or more to your night bill.
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Get the Lowest Rate for Your Beverly Hills Hotel

Don’t let your preconceptions scare you away. Beverly Hills has a deserved reputation as an expensive place. In fact, one night in a big, fancy Beverly Hills hotel could cost you as much as a new washing machine. But don't despair.

If you want to experience the glamour without driving yourself into poverty, try some of the area's boutique hotels like the Avalon, Sirtaj  or Maison 140.

To choose your perfect hotel, start by comparing prices and reading reviews of Beverly Hills hotels at Tripadvisor.

Once you've picked a few good candidate hotels for your trip, apply all the best tricks to get the lowest possible rate.

If you want to be close to Beverly Hills but can't afford the prices, look for something along North La Cienega Boulevard, which is east of Beverly Hills. 

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Beverly Hills Hotels We'd Go Back To

I like staying in Beverly Hills. If only for a night, it feels like you're living the lifestyle of a celebrity.

If you have the budget for it, you can't beat the Montage Beverly Hills. Looking like it stepped right out of an elegant, bygone era but thoroughly modern, it's right in the middle of things - and you can even book their in-house fashion stylist to take you on a personal shopping trip.

Also nearby is the Avalon, a classic hotel made modern, with a gorgeous, kidney-shaped swimming pool and lively bar.

The Maison 140 is another place we like. It's just a couple of blocks from the main shopping area. Their rooms are a mix of classic elegance and modern style. 

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Beverly Hills Vacation Rentals and AirBNB

Another way to feel like you're part of the luxurious Beverly Hills lifestyle is to rent through AirBNB.  Nightly rates can be a fraction of what a fancy hotel would cost. 

Be sure you know what you're getting if you decide to stay in an AirBNB rental. Most of the places in Beverly Hills were built in the 1920s and 1930s. They're charming and clean, but may have bathrooms and kitchens that look out of date by modern standards

Also keep an eye on the map. Beverly Hills is bigger than just Rodeo Drive and some rentals are not within walking distance of the shopping area. To avoid parking headaches, try to find a place that offers free, on-premises parking.