Hotel Bel-Air

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23 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The decadent rooms have housed everyone from Grace Kelly to Oprah, from Richard Nixon to the Prince of Wales. Full review →


Andrew Harper 97.0

Oasis set on 12 acres of manicured gardens. Full review →



Now part of London's illustrious Dorchester Collection. For those needing sanctuary from the Klieg lights' glare, a dozen new hillside rooms flaunt private spa pools and glorious canyon views.


Condé Nast Traveler 89.3

Hollywood royalty’s favorite hideout reemerged last fall with a La Prairie spa, a pricey Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and 103 sumptuously furnished rooms and suites. Full review →



Nestled within 12 lush gardens in the heart of the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, this 103-room Dorchester Collection property has been one of Hollywood’s most storied hideaways since it opened. Full review →

In addition to the historic oval swimming pool, be sure to explore the flower-filled grounds and look for the hotel’s iconic resident swans.

DK Eyewitness

Luxury is taken very seriously at this romantic retreat cherished for its tranquility and tropical gardens complete with white swans.


Fodor's Tick 5

This Spanish Mission-style icon has been a discreet hillside retreat for celebrities and society types since 1946, and recently reopened its pink doors to unveil an updated look. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 91

A visit to Hotel Bel-Air will transport you back to Hollywood's glamorous golden age. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This opulent early-20th-century castle wins a never-ending stream of praise for its faultless service, luxurious accommodations, and magical ambience. Full review →


Gayot 49

Much loved for its isolated storybook setting, complete with swans, swaying palms and almost twelve acres of lush gardens and tiled courtyards. Full review →



The lobby, in particular, is so chic, and the Wolfgang Puck restaurant is a great pick for an event. Full review →


Insight Guides

Deluxe and seductive, this is a long-standing movie-star hideaway in landscaped grounds in a secluded canyon. Full review →



Recently revamped Mission-style resort in Bel Air’s lush hills, with a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and La Prairie Spa. Full review →


Lonely Planet

One of LA’s iconic properties, this Bel Air hideaway favored by royalty... is a classy Spanish Colonial estate where white swans preen in romantic gardens. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Long ranked among the world's finest hotels, these 12 acres of lush gardens and waterfalls resemble a private estate.


Not For Tourists

Closed for refurbishment til mid 2011. Full review →


Oyster 5.0

This luxury retreat in ritzy Bel-Air is one of Los Angeles' -- indeed, one of the country's -- poshest and most romantic getaways. Full review →


Rough Guide

The nicest hotel in LA bar none – and the only business in Bel Air – in a lushly overgrown canyon.


Star Service Tick 5

It is definitely one of the world's most fabled properties. And its rooms, restaurants and pool have played a discreet backdrop for some of the world's most indiscreet movers and shakers. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

Hotel Bel-Air looks like Barbara Cartland’s dream hotel, with its pink stucco front and Swan Lake. Full review →


Time Out 69

This elite and quietly decadent Mission-style '20s hotel, a dreamy getaway on 12 fairytale acres of lush landscaping, reopened in 2011 after a major two-year overhaul. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

What sets the Bel-Air apart is its sense of sanctuary. Full review →


Zagat 4.7

A "fabulous retreat from the hubbub of LA", this "grand" Dorchester Hotels "oasis" "tucked away in the swanky neighborhood of Bel-Air".

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Hotel Bel-Air

5 Star Hotel dorchestercollection.com

701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077

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