The best hotel experience I have had thus far.
Posted Apr 5, 2016
• The staff was extraordinary, and clearly in constant communication across multiple sectors, so it felt like everyone from the lounge, to the front desk, to room service were all on the same team. If a particular request could not be met (rarely), there was always a rapid and often superior option.
• The room was both stylish and ergonomic; the hot tub and fireplace on the private terrace were especially appreciated. However, I think the best part about the accommodations was the privacy it afforded. We (my partner and I) really had the time and space to unwind and be with one another.
• I can't emphasize this enough: the grounds of the property are stunning. I don't know who the landscape architect is, or who oversees its maintenance, but it feels like the hotel is in the middle of a botanical garden.
• The concierge was able to recommend and secure reservations for a Vietnamese "inspired" restaurant off Melrose, called The District, that we thoroughly enjoyed, as well as arrange to have an exceedingly professional driver in a stately Mercedes (read: NOT like catching an Uber) to take us to and from the Getty Museum.
• In conclusion, I would say that the Hotel Bel-Air pretty much ruined it for everyone else.