Home of the Golden Globe Awards, The Beverly Hilton is as polished as its glitzy address, offering spectacular views of Beverly Hills and sizeable balconies in many rooms. In-room bathrooms, though compact, feel expansive thanks to an opaque glass wall that faces the room and sliding door. Walls are yellow; furnishings include versatile, leather-top, oval work desks with chairs that swivel to the side. Flat-screen TVs and Bose CD players are standard in every room. The
venerable Trader Vic's is now an indoor-outdoor poolside lounge—don't worry, you can still have classic Mai Tais and ogle the tacky tiki art. Circa 55 is the hotel's mid-century, modern-styled restaurant serving California cuisine. Just off the almost Olympic-size pool is the Aqua Star Spa—indulge in a spray-on tan for the true SoCal look.