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Beverly Hills

Updated August 2004

Few people are unaware of Beverly Hill's attractions - amazing shopping, beautiful hotels used to catering to stars, sunshine and incredible homes.  Beverly Hills can be a wonderful place to stay

Favorite Hotels

Raffles L'Ermitage
This chic hotel provides a welcome sanctuary from the city.  One of the top hotels in the country, the staff will pamper you like the star you probably wish you were.  The hotel has a beautiful Asian influenced spa and is situated on a secluded tree-lined boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Rooms are both beautiful and high tech - making this a good hotel for work or play. High speed internet access available

Beverly Hills Hotel
This historic hotel has been a famed retreat to the stars.  Rooms are elegantly appointed with luxurious furnishings and conveniences like high speed internet and walk in closets.  Suites have touches like woodburning fireplaces and furnished private terraces.  If you're here to enjoy the beautiful California sun, you'll enjoy the competition size pool with private cabanas and the two lighted outdoor tennis courts.  Ride to area restaurants in style in one of the hotel's complimentary limosines!

Peninsula Beverly Hills
As a member of one of the world's leading hotel chains, the Peninsula hotel is the master of providing tasteful, comfortable luxury and wonderful service.  This oasis is within walking distance from the famous Rodeo Drive shopping and dining, but its rooms, suites, and private villas make you feel like you're a world away.  Check out the well respected spa's rejuvenating treatments and the hotel's lap pool

Favorite Restaurants

Nate N' Al
414 N Beverly Dr
A favorite haunt of locals on weekend mornings, Nate N' Al has been serving up traditional Jewish-American deli food since the 1940s.  Expect modest decor that will transport you out of glitzy Beverly Hills and some of the best sandwiches and other Kosher-style dishes on the west coast.  You never know who you will see here!

Mr. Chow
344 N Camden Dr
Serving some of the best and most innovative upscale Chinese food in the country, the dishes are not the only reason to visit Mr Chow.  The restaurant is a standard for Hollywood's elite, making it a fun place to people watch as the big stars, producers, and people in the know network and enjoy an evening out.

Matsuhisa
129 N La Cienega Blvd
Before he opened the famous Nobu restaurant in New York, Nobu Matsuhisa opened this - harder to pronounce - restaurant in Beverly Hills.  While the restaurant has very good sushi, it is famous for the inventive hot and cold cooked dishes copied by sushi restaurants all over the country.  Overwhelmed by the huge menu?  Order the chef's tasting menu and let someone else choose the best dishes of the day.

The Ivy
113 N Robertson Blvd (Los Angeles)
Popular for both lunch and dinner, the chefs at this small, comfortable cottage whip up American comfort food for high powered Hollywood dealmakers.  Food is expensive, but worth the price of admission.  Desserts are delicious.

Nearby on Fairfax Avenue are the area's highest concentration of Jewish and Kosher Restaurants. Cantor's Deli is perhaps the best known, dishing up delicious and sinfully fatty dishes until 2am. Diamond Bakery has some of the best baked goods on the street - don't miss the chocolate babka! Shula and Esther is a delicious Kosher restaurant serving up typical Israeli dishes and sandwiches.

Headed to the beach? See our Orange County guide or our guide to Southern California amusement parks

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