Technology meets luxury, blended perfectly with just the right amount of world-class service at your fingertips. All the things you could ever need for the perfect getaway can be found at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. However, I have to warn you that once you check-in, you may never want to check-out.
I think it’s safe to say that my overnight stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills has changed the way I look at future hotel stays. Scratch that, it has elevated my expectations for every hotel stay (going forward). Granted, I understand that the Waldorf Astoria is a 4.5+ star rated brand, that does have a higher price point that not everyone is willing to spend —but I honestly think it’s worth it.
After being greeted and assisted with our bags at valet, we were directed to the concierge for an easy breezy check-in process. Susanna (at the front desk) was a delight to speak to and directly escorted us to our room, while also offering to schedule a car service for our dinner at BOA that night. It was such a great personal touch to have someone walk us to our room and briefly go over all the room features.
Of course this is optional, as the room is very easy to get to and amenities are all listed in the guidebook in the room. However, I enjoyed the human interaction and it made us feel very welcomed.
Upon arriving to our room, the first thing I literally said when Susanna opened our door was, “wow.” I was immediately blown away by the gorgeous natural lighting, spacious bathroom and closet, but was drawn to the 110 square foot terrace. The view was beautiful, especially with the sunset right around the corner.
The Superior guest room is outfitted with a fully stocked, top shelf minibar and custom glassware, Crestron smart home system, and Nespresso machine. Guess what we took advantage of the most during our stay? The espresso machine, of course. Although I have to say that I enjoyed how easy it was to control all the room settings, from the blinds to lights, and even the music through the iPad and Alexa.
The decor itself was beautiful, with a color palette that is tasteful and easy on the eyes, including the carpet design. I love when a hotel’s decor is seamlessly matched throughout the property, as the lobby, rooftop, and spa all have elegant and chic looks as well.
I specifically chose the Waldorf Astoria for my birthday staycation for two reasons:
1) I wanted to unwind from all my birthday festivities over the weekend and Waldorf Astoria was where my friends had stayed prior for a baby-moon, and raved about how relaxing it was.
2) Waldorf Astoria has been on my “places to stay” list for over a year and a half.
Despite how long it took me to stay here, it was worth the wait and I’m so glad I chose Waldorf Astoria for this special occasion. Did I mention that you have a personal concierge at your fingertips, 24/7? You can reach anyone at any time for anything with a simple text. I never waited more than 5 minutes for a reply back. However, if you want to get a hold of someone faster, you can use the in-room phone and get someone within seconds. Even delivery to the room is less than 10-minutes, as we had requested a few things we forgot and it arrived to our doorstep within minutes.
Remember when I mentioned the car service earlier? Their house car is a Rolls Royce and it was the first time I have ridden one of these. I had to contain my excitement as this beautiful gem pulled up to take us to and from dinner. Certainly wished we stayed longer so I can be extra bougie and take the car to Whole Foods or Starbucks, hah.
Right before we checked-out, we indulged in some spa time with a customized Waldorf Astoria massage for 75-minutes. La Prairie Spa is located on the 2nd level and is absolutely gorgeous. Stocked with Dyson hair dryers at their beauty bar, alongside their own beauty products, it is hard to ever want to go back to your room afterwards. Complimentary steam rooms, experience shower, and relaxation lounge with refreshing beverages and snacks are all available to you during your visit. I highly recommend you book yourself a treat during your stay.
Needless to say, I had the best birthday staycation thanks to Waldorf Astoria. I left feeling completely relaxed and refreshed, and that’s all I ever wanted in a hotel stay. Thank you to the staff and management team for making me feel like a queen throughout my stay. I cannot wait to be back!
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