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Hotel Bel-Air

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What I love is the serenity and the calmness that welcomes you when you arrive. The swans and all the greenery remind you of a place far away. The doormen were so kind to park my ...

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My best friend and I wanted to celebrate Valentines with her 95 year old dad and his partner who is 94. The hotel has so many memories for this family: wedddings, confirmations an...

Bel Air Hotel a fallen angel 3/4/2012

My best friend and I wanted to celebrate Valentines with her 95 year old dad and his partner who is 94. The hotel has so many memories for this family: wedddings, confirmations and so much more. For me it has been the bastion of beauty and incredible memories spanning 30 years. It had even been the site of a wedding proposal. So we arrived on Valentines and the hotel looks splendid. The valets were perky and mindful. Then although we had a reservation we had to wait to be seated. We had asked to be near the swans who have been at the hotel for more than 40 years. We were not seated near the swans and had to move when we complained to our server. The food (I adore Wolfgang Pick and had a birthday party rentiing out Chinois on main many years ago) but the food was simply uninspired, tepid and had no penache. The service was abysmal and finally I asked the manager over and recited the list of indignities. He was efficacious and immediately indicated that the meal would be compliments of him.He handed me his card and asked us back to try the hotle again under his supervision. How sad though for my friend's 95 year old dad. How many good memories were to contaminated by this Valentines Day 2012. The adage of making a first impression is paradoxical here since how many times is a 95 year old man going back to the Bel Air. After a lifetime of the Bel Air Hotel we all left a bit sad that this memory would stand out. more

A wonderful oasis in the hills of Bel Air 2/28/2011

What I love is the serenity and the calmness that welcomes you when you arrive. The swans and all the greenery remind you of a place far away. The doormen were so kind to park my not-so fancy car, even though I spent at least 3 hours for a lunch date. The restaurant is fabulous, again, so many nooks and corners and interesting how the food is served. So perfect and attentive, extremely friendly as well, not at all pretentious like you see in movies. The food was well prepared, fresh and flavorful. more

Romantic getaway 11/17/2009

This is my favorite spot for drinks. Men, remember to wear a jacket when going to the bar. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Especially on foggy weekends in the winter.\r \r Dining at the hotel is very good, although sometimes the dining area can be empty, especially during the week. But sometimes that can be nice. Pros: Romantic more

Disappointment 2/24/2008

I arrived and found the valet service were very polite and assistive with my lady at exiting her side of our transport, then made our way through a lush and beautiful atmosphere to there restaurant and a delicious fool course dinner that arrived in about the same time it takes the United States to set up there next walk on the moon"" forever"". The rate was high yet expected because the dishes are great. We then went to the Champagne bar and indulged in there excellent champagne selection to which the bartender seemed reluctant but very appreciative towards our impressive tip, moments later an employee of believed the security staff stated that there over capacity and we must depart in an extremely rude manner to my lady, rather than I the gentlmen next to her, then 5 napoleonic security officers approached us as if we were high risk and told us we must depart, so we then finished our flutes imediatly to which there was nowhere to place the finished glass and there Sec.Team wouldnt even accept the glasses for return so she and i could expedite our exit. As we made our way back through there grounds to our driver we were followed by anobviously tense security officer to the point our vehicle departed the premises. The Hotel Bel Air is visually beautiful, service is terribly slow, food and beverages are tasty yet exspensive and your over all treatment is sadly considered prejudicial. They Dont Like People of Color, they should be reported to AAA for this obtrusive conduct and repremended by Hispanic community. A major disappointment to see a regal establishment behave unorganized, offensive and flat out rude personell Pros: Beautiful property Cons: Prejudice more

Best Restaurant in Los Angeles, a timeless classic 2/16/2008

The Hotel Bel Air is a delight. I'm like a kid waiting for Santa Claus when I get to eat here! The food is divine. You will never taste a better fois gras...the meat is quality beyond quality.....THE SERVICE! Impeccable wine list and desserts that you will dream about. The ambience transports one into the secret garden.If I had to choose a restaurant that I could eat at eternally....Hotel Bel Air is it! Pros: romance, QUALITY, service Cons: expensive but worth it, not next door to my house more

The worst afternoon ladies tea in the city. 10/4/2007

I go to ""Afternoon Tea"" with a group every month and we were all looking forward to the Hotel Bel Air. I have eaten brunch, lunch, and dinner there. I even spent my honeymoon there. It's a gorgeous place. As we pulled up in the parking lot, the attendent was delightful. It went down from there. Afternoon tea was a major disappointment. Aside from the really lousy seating, the head waiter offered us a selection of Three (3) teas! Was he kidding? Most hotels and tea houses have 10 to 20 off a written menu. He was going on this memory. As more ladies arrived he came up with more selections. Whoopee. Individuals coffee presses filled with tea leaves oversteeped at each place setting so the waitstaff would not have trouble to come back and pour for us. \r \r The tea sandwiches arrived not on a caddy, but on individual plates looking very pathetic and lonely. A mini egg salad in a miniature cream puff (is egg salad expensive?), smoked salmon you could read through, and two others equally as exciting. The scones were cold, the sweets were premade. Could have been SaraLee. \r \r We've been to the Ritz Carleton and the Peninsula, for $50 I expect more from the Bel Air. We will not go back. I'm sure they don't care. Robin Hood in Van Nuys is better. There's a crappy tea place in Burbank that was better. more

Best night I've ever spent in a hotel...period. 3/10/2007

I've stayed in business and luxury hotels all over the country, and this was by far the best all-around service I've ever received...period.\r From the moment I pulled up to the valet to the moment I reluctantly left, I felt like royalty. The staff was attentive and, dare I say, delightful. Some of them have been there for decades. They seem to love what they do, and it shows.\r Excellent food, awesome rooms, perfect service. The location makes you forget you're in L.A.\r I'd rather spend one night there than three somewhere else. I agree with the reviewer above, the only con that I found was that I can't stay forever! more

Get the Trio of Sorbets 2/12/2007

The Hotel Bel-Air provided a meal that was every bit as good as you would expect based on its reputation and its price. First class service, beautiful setting, and outstanding food. I MUST recommend the trio of sorbets. It is the most creative, innovative dessert I have had at any Los Angeles restaurant. I know it sounds basic, but it's visual presentation is stunning. It also tastes wonderful, and the selection of flavors is unique (not just the usual raspberry, strawberry, coconut offered at most places). Get this dessert! Pros: Trio of sorbets is amazing Cons: Very expensive more

One of the best for breakfast! 11/17/2006

A sumptuous way to begin your day -- huevos rancheros and the pancakes with fresh rasperberries are just two of the delicious morning offerings. Attentive service, although prices are in the premium range. The indoor dining room features a serene atmosphere with classical music, the outside patio the fresh chirping of the birds. Especially delightful at the end of the year when the dining room is magically decorated for the Christmas holidays. Be sure to leave time to walk around the grounds, once a private estate. And be sure to take a look at the hotel's legendary swans as they laze in the pool beneath the entry bridge walkway. Pros: Valet parking; attentive service; complimentary morning newspaper or trade magazine more

Nice and relaxing... 11/10/2006

Nestled in the heart of one of arguably the classiest and most elegant hotels in Southern California is a rather small but tastefully appointed bar that is simply perfect for a round or two of quiet cocktails, romance, or agreeable conversation. The pianist was talented until Paul McCartney's presence intimidated him. You never know who might pop in for a minute. The service, as you would expect, is flawless, and the appetizers are well prepared, but notthing extraordinary. Whether you're well-to-do or pretending you do well, this is a nice place to unwind...a posh living room with a fireplace. more

Beautiful, Romantic, and Serene 11/4/2006

Those are the words that come to mind when I think of this piece of paradise. The location and property itself alreadys sets a spell on you as soon as you step into this beautifully landscaped retreat. The restaurant is set so beautifully, and the servers have these magnificent accents that sets the mood for a luxurious evening. One may feel that they stepped into Europe, even if its only for a couple of hours. The food has such great presence, and taste that you feel that you never want to leave this wonderful Restaurant. If you are some what of a wine person, you will definitely respect this extensive wine list. If you want to wow someone, then this is the place to go. Bravo Bel-Air! Pros: Scenery, Ambience, Food Cons: Maybe hard to find if you have never been there more

Plush ambiance with a price 8/10/2006

We ate on the terrace and there is no question that this is a beautiful place to dine. Just be ready to pay the price. Our family of four had four salads and drinks and the bill came to $122 before the tip! Wow! I would recommend skipping the luch and walking around the garden. It is defintely worth the drive from surrounding areas. This is a beautiful hotel. Pros: ambiance more

Most Exquisite Service Ever 6/22/2006

My family and I decided to go to the Bel Air Hotel to celebrate my graduation from a doctoral program. We made the reservation the night before and were told we would be unable to sit outside. I told them I was graduating and if there was anything they could do, I would appreciate it. When we got there, not only was there a table outside, but they toasted us with 2 complimentary bottles of champagne. We were waited on hand and foot and made to feel like VIPs. At the end of the dinner, they brought out a complimentary dessert with a candle in it for me. I would go back there for absolutely any special occasion and highly recommend them! Pros: unparalleled service and hospitality more

WOW - Best Dining Experience 6/7/2006

The atmosphere was wonderful! The service was superior! The food was out of this world!\r \r This is the place to take that special someone. Romance is everywhere. I have never been to a more romantic setting. You truly feel as if you have been transported to some remote romantic island.\r \r We ordered the Bel-Air Tasting Menu with selected wines. WOW (I can not stop saying that). The theme of the meal was cherries, which were married perfectly with each course. The Foie Gras and the duck were superb.\r \r This is the place to go when proposing marriage or for an anniversary. The experience is not cheap, but you truly feel that it is worth every cent.\r \r FYI - Stay at the Hotel so you can fully appreciate the wines...\r Pros: atmosphere, food, service more

terriable afternoon tea service 2/15/2006

We went there for an afternoon tea and what an awful mistake. Poor service and it was anything but a ""real"" afternoon tea. We were there for an hour and it was miserable. They did not have a good choice of teas, the sandwiches were awful the pastry were not just bought from store and dumped on the tray. We paid $90 for two and the worst tea we had ever!!! Save you money more

double paradise on the rocks 1/11/2006

This by far is my favorite spot in all of LA. Want to impress anyone? Bring them here. Case closed. A first date here and you never have to date again! The staff, classy oldschool, makes everyone feel special. The drinks are pricey(and stiff) but then again you are at the hotel bel-air. Extra added bonus.... you can walk the paradise-like grounds with your drinks and your date! I have never had a bad time here... I wish all other LA spots treated you as well as they do here. Pros: service, ambience more

Awesome ! 10/30/2004

This restaurant treats everyone like they're special. The food was wonderful, our lunch unfolded slowly and eloquently. This place is a DEFINITE for a special occasion. Plus, did I mention the gardens, the foliage???? Simply fantastic. more

AWESOME 4/26/2004

EVERYTIME I have been here the service has been outstanding and the food is even better than the service. EVERY ONE should try TABLE ONE at least once in their life. It is the private dining area in the back looking right into the kitchen. WORLD CLASS dining andworld class service. They do it right. It will be EXTREMELY Pricey, but it is worth every penny you spend. Pros: AMBIENCE, SERVICE, FOOD more

undisputed #1 hotel in LA 4/13/2004

The Hotel Bel-Air is by far the most luxurious hotel in all of LA. I've stayed at the top 5 listed for Los Angeles and nothing comes close to The Hotel Bel-Air in all areas of service, comfort, ambience, etc. There's a reason why Oprah Winfrey called it one of her favorite places to stay in the world! If you're looking for luxury, don't even bother going anywhere else in LA. more

Heaven on Earth 6/13/2003

This is by far, the most private, peaceful retreat ever. The service is second to none throughout the entire hotel. Everyone is treated like a star by all of the staff and given the most courteous and personal attention. The linens are beyond fabulous and the old world feeling in the lounge makes this beautiful, botanical wonder a not to be missed experience! Pros: Garden setting, Extremely Private, Courtesy and service Cons: Don't want to leave more
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  • The Scene
    As elegant as its lush surroundings, the Hotel Bel-Air bar brims with sophistication. Outside, a serene patio is situated alongside the grounds' signature swan lake. Adorned...

  • 10/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 7am-10:30am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 6:30pm-10pm; Sun 7am-9:30am, 11am-2pm, 6:30pm-10pm
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    American Express, Carte Blanche, Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Bel Air, West LA

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