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Prince of Wales

At a Glance


  • nice spa
  • over-the-top-elegant public spaces
  • highly trained staff
  • high-quality toiletries, Bose stereos, and Keurig coffeemakers in each room


  • some views of the parking lot
  • rabbit warren of corridors can be confusing
  • breakfast not included

Prince of Wales Review

A visit from the Prince of Wales in 1901 inspired the name of this venerable hostelry that still welcomes the occasional royal guest or film star (AKA Hollywood royalty). A true Victorian from 1864, the three-story mansard-roof behemoth takes up an entire city block. Inside, details like intricate brazil- and cherrywood inlaid flooring, Lincrusta wall coverings, and gilt-framed oil paintings exude Victorian-era decadence. Rooms have high-quality beds, Tiffany lamps, and heated towel racks in the bathrooms; some rooms have gas fireplaces. There are plenty of ways to pamper yourself here: a tea-treatment facial in the spa, a dip in the Roman-bath-style saltwater pool, high tea in the Drawing Room, or a meal at the highly acclaimed Escabèche restaurant.

    Hotel Details

  • 110 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-12-2013

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