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Property Location With a stay at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles (Bel Air), you'll be convenient to University of California Los Angeles and J. Paul Getty Museum. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Getty Center and Hammer Museum.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 103 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 3 mi.

Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Los Angeles? This hotel has 10,544 square feet (1 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms.

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Extra Phones

Phone: (310) 476-0465

Phone: (310) 909-1681

Phone: (310) 909-1644

Primary Phone: (310) 341-2538

TollFree: (800) 648-4097

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With a stay at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles (Bel Air), you'll be convenient to University of California Los Angeles and J. Paul Getty Museum. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Getty Center and Hammer Museum.
Bel Air, West Los Angeles, Bel Air-Beverly Crest
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Other Information

Parking: Paid

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Swimming Pool: Outdoor

Check-In Time: 3 PM

Check-Out Time: noon

Property Amenities: Express check-in, Breakfast available (surcharge), Elevator/lift, Designated smoking areas, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Steam room, Conference center, Computer station, 24-hour business center, Pool sun loungers, 24-hour front desk, Spa services on site, ATM/banking, Wedding services, Conference space, Tours/ticket assistance, Spa treatment room(s), Multilingual staff, Express check-out, Shopping on site, Sauna, Spa tub, Hair salon, Garden, Fireplace in lobby, Full-service spa, Porter/bellhop, Bar/lounge, Restaurant, Meeting rooms, Concierge services, Limo or Town Car service available, Gift shops or newsstand, 24-hour fitness facilities, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Luggage storage

Room Amenities: iPod docking station, Daily housekeeping, Private bathroom, Phone, Hair dryer, Premium bedding, Air conditioning, Hypo-allergenic bedding available, HDTV, In-room massage available, Bathrobes, Pillow menu, Separate bathtub and shower, Iron/ironing board, Cable TV service, Desk, Connecting/adjoining rooms available, Minibar, Down comforter, Pay movies, Plasma TV, Designer toiletries, Refrigerator (on request), Blackout drapes/curtains, Rainfall showerhead, Microwave (on request), Turndown service, Egyptian-cotton sheets, Slippers, Individually decorated, Individually furnished, Premium TV channels, DVD player, In-room safe

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pets Allowed: No


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Bel Air Hotel a fallen angel

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.



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A wonderful oasis in the hills of Bel Air

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.



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Romantic getaway

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.

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.



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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



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The worst afternoon ladies tea in the city.

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.

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.

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.



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Best night I've ever spent in a hotel...period.

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.
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.
Excellent food, awesome rooms, perfect service. The location makes you forget you're in L.A.
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!



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Get the Trio of Sorbets

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!



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One of the best for breakfast!

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.



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Nice and relaxing...

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.



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Beautiful, Romantic, and Serene

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!



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Plush ambiance with a price

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.



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Most Exquisite Service Ever

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!



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WOW - Best Dining Experience

The atmosphere was wonderful! The service was superior! The food was out of this world!

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.

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.

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.

FYI - Stay at the Hotel so you can fully appreciate the wines...



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terriable afternoon tea service

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



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double paradise on the rocks

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.



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Awesome !

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.



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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.



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undisputed #1 hotel in LA

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.



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Heaven on Earth

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!



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Elegant, style over substance

This IS a beautiful place, in the traditional sense, with the best of silver and service. Waiters are gracious, if a bit mechanical, and the food is simply good. NOT great. Not even close, although the waiters act like it is, as do the regulars who like to be seen there. Traditional French which would barely make the top 20 percent in an East Coast city.