Arrival/Check-In: When I arrived at The Peninsula Beverly Hills for the 2015 GT Tested Reader Survey awards ceremony, I was pleased to find the fashionably furnished lobby mostly clear, and I barely had to wait to check in. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful, and I was soon on my way. Since I only had a small carry-on with me, I declined the offered assistance in getting to my room and headed off in search of it. As I went, I admired the continuation of the elegant décor.
Guest Quarters: My spacious guestroom featured French doors that opened to overlook a lush garden. I was pleasantly surprised to see my pillowcase embroidered with my initials, an appreciated personal touch — of which there were more to come. At the large desk, I found a handwritten note welcoming me to my two-day stay.
The bathroom, however, was my favorite space in the guestroom. The separate shower and soaking tub were perfect, and I made a point to use both several times during my short stay. I may have been extra-clean, but I would be remiss not to take full advantage. The marble vanity area contained all the little things that are so easy to forget to throw into your toiletry bag such as cotton balls for facial products and disinfectant wipes. Both lighting and mirrors were ample, perfect for applying makeup and getting dressed. I also enjoyed the bath area’s hidden speakers which allowed me to listen to popular radio stations or one of my favorite shows on the flat-screen television while relaxing in the soaking tub or getting ready.
Services/Amenities: My favorite amenity at any hotel? Free, wireless Internet connectivity. Every luxury hotel should offer it, and The Peninsula did. I also greatly appreciated the nightly turn-down service. It was nice to come back to my room in the evening to find a fresh bottle of water and glass waiting on my nightstand table, with the lights dimmed and soothing music coming over the sound system.
Dining at The Peninsula was a thoroughly pleasant experience. I enjoyed a few drinks at The Club Bar, including a chocolate martini prepared to my liking. I managed to grab lunch at The Roof Garden with a few colleagues, and it proved a lovely change from the chilly, Pennsylvania weather to dine alfresco under an umbrella near the pool. The menu featured typical luxury hotel fare, and I believe we all enjoyed our salads.
The Experience: Overall, I loved my stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and highly recommend the property to anyone traveling to the area. I’m already looking forward to my next trip back!
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
tel 310 551 2888
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