The Crescent Hotel is very "un-Beverly Hills" -- and we mean this in a very complimentary way. First of all, it's cool. Beverly Hills is a lot of things, but "cool" it usually isn't. The vibe is stylish, creative and chill. The staff warm and attentive. It's just a real jewel of a hotel -- a veritable home away from home.
Dating back to 1927, some of Hollywood's greatest luminaries slept, drank and cavorted here. That's fun and novel, but it's the tangibles over its history that make The Crescent so distinctive: a communal outdoor fireplace, a conversation-facilitating lounge area filled with both locals and travelers alike, a walled outdoor patio surrounded by slowly swaying palm trees. Then there's the food and drink -- both intoxicating. And the rooms: plush and rich.
We like "city hotels" that act as subtle refuge. Those hotels that almost transport the guest far from the sharp edges of the metropolis are the city hotels we find most special. A few of these bastions of comforting peace still exist in LA, and The Crescent Hotel is one of them.
The location can't be beat. If you're walking (yes, we still do that in LA, albeit sparingly), you're within minutes of delicious restaurants and boutiques. If you're driving, you're perfectly situated to head west to Santa Monica or Venice, or east to Hollywood or Silver Lake.
We love The Crescent Hotel, and believe you will too.