Beverly Hills Hotel
Virginia Robinson Gardens
Beverly Hills’ ultimate ‘secret’ garden is tucked among the manicured estates north of Sunset Blvd. Virginia Robinson, wife of...
Paley Center for Media
The main lure here is the mind-boggling archive of TV and radio broadcasts dating to 1918. The Beatles’ US debut on the Ed Sullivan Show...
With its mix of tennis whites, business suits and chichi dresses, this swanky, wood-paneled watering hole has the feel of a Hollywood...
This greasy hole-in-the-wall is a longtime Beverly Hills classic, famous for its Philly-cheese steaks made with thinly sliced rib eye...
Beverly Hills Hotel information
Lonely Planet review
Affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace,’ the Beverly Hills Hotel has served as unofficial hobnobbing headquarters for the industry elite since 1912. In the 1930s, its Polo Lounge was a notorious hangout of Darryl F Zanuck, Spencer Tracy, Will Rogers and other lords of the polo crowd.
Marlene Dietrich had her very own 7ft-by-8ft bed installed in Bungalow 11, and Howard Hughes, the billionaire recluse, went progressively off his nut during 30 years of delusional semiresidence. Elizabeth Taylor bedded six of her eight husbands in various bungalows. While filming Let’s Make Love , Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe were probably doing just that; Marilyn is also reported to have ‘bungalowed’ both JFK and RFK here.