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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles43.5
pershing square • gallery bar • academy awards • beautiful hotel

506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071, US
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  • Photo of Paul Asel
    2 years ago
    Splendid vintage hotel with ornate lobby and well appointed rooms. Walls are thin so can be noisy at night especially early in morning with traffic and garbage removal
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  • Photo of Paul Asel
    2 years ago
    Splendid place to relax in the evening at the Rendevous Lounge
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  • Photo of Paul Asel
    2 years ago
    Early 20th century art adorns many of the hotel rooms
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  • Photo of Paul Asel
    2 years ago
    Rendezvous Lounge
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    2 years ago
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  • Photo of Citymaps Los Angeles
    The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has been the prime hotel for celebrities, presidents and dignitaries for more than 90 years. With stunning architecture, the Rendezvous Court and ballroom should draw you in like a magnet. Have a Black Dahlia at the bar!
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  • Photo of Jason Stern
    4 years ago
    The elevator regularly stops on the 8th floor for no reason here...spooky
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  • Photo of LA Tourism
    4 years ago
    In a Valentine’s Day scene from Season Two’s For Those Who Think Young, Don meets Betty for drinks at the Savoy, played by the Millennium Biltmore.
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  • Photo of Joseph_Isaacs
    2 months ago
    I stayed at the Biltmore last weekend with Buzz Pop Cocktails for the Emmys event (gifting suite). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The lobby was beautiful - reminded me of Europe. The rooms were neat and clean. Extra towels would have been nice. The free continental breakfast and lounge on the 10th floor made a perfect place for the private meetings I had after my event.
  • Photo of suewhitehead558
    2 months ago
    This hotel knocks you of your feet with the style and atmosphere . From when you walk in the grandeur of the place just absorbs you . You don't know where to look first . Greeted by excellent receptionist and the on to the room . I have never stayed in a room like it . Big was an understatement. Couldn't fault it until our second to last day . When my husband was using the bathroom and came out wet through. Rang reception and waited over a hour standing in the bathroom holding a bin under the leak . Rang down again and was told to leave it and that they would get someone up . Never got an explanation of what had leaked all over my husband but we now laugh about it cause he did look funny . Over all lovely place . Recommend you go try the buffet breakfast excellent
  • Photo of rustyvine8767
    2 months ago
    had 3 nights here in september 17, the hotel is a beautiful place, the decor is outstanding the rooms are a little dated, but still very nice, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the service in the bar is very good as well, the food in the bar was very nice, we also ate in the restaurant on the first evening as well, and the food and service there was very good, though it was very quiet there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, its a little out of the way for the tourist area, but the hop on hop off bus stops close by though it may take you an hour or so to get to the main tourist areas on this bus, we got the metro (bit of an experience,,lol) up to Hollywood, and joined the bus tours there we used the valet parking which was excellent, just phone down when you want the car and by the time you get down to the reception area its ready for you, it was a little pricey though, weekends $30, in week $45, not sure why they do that? overall i would definitely recommend this grand and beatiful hotel
  • Photo of Pammie R
    2 months ago
    This hotel is beautiful, and its history adds to the ambience. It really is no frills, though. Yes, there's a coffee maker in the room, but packets of creamer, not milk or cream. Not enough of them either. A bottle of water a day would have been nice. The AC worked overtime, so regulating the temperature was impossible. But the bed was very comfortable, the room was clean, and the staff were kind and accommodating. Pershing Square is a two minute walk. Public transport. A bonus.
  • Photo of Abeigh
    2 months ago
    The hotel is really grand looking, however the rooms are a bit tired. The bed was very comfortable. The location of the hotel is in downtown LA about 2 minutes walk from Pershing metro station. We found this to be a very dodgy area at night. We were actually chased by a man from the station. It didn't feel very safe to me at all. If I were to come back to LA, I wouldn't choose this or any downtown hotel.
  • Photo of pattynrich
    2 months ago
    This was a beautiful hotel similar to the old hotels of Europe and the US. The rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable. The bathroom was small, but for a few dollars more you could have a much larger room. It was very convenient to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion where the LA Opera is located.
  • Photo of 567-2015
    2 months ago
    Part of Hollywood & Political scene even if in yester years with Heads of State staying in or hosting of Oscars. Majestic Halls, gallery, ornate ceilings!! Hotel staff do not seem to care for its legacy - thats the impression I got in my interactions. Decent location but avoid at all costs staying over weekends as area gets deserted & vicinity is flooded with homeless or vagabonds esp from early evening onwards. Even the Hotel takes its last orders at 9/9.15 in their Singaporean eatery which btw is closed on weekends. Justifies the above comment!? Can't resist this one: Website says Tea/ Coffee maker in the room. Being tea-addicts, we wanted Coffee to be swapped by tea bags & both times we asked we were told that 'go buy your own!" & in the second case by a 'supervisor' as I had asked to escalate my request. No apologies or excuses - just a straight go buy your own. Did not expect this rudeness from such an establishment
  • Photo of YertleTurtle
    2 months ago
    We stayed here during USC move-in, and we couldn't have been more comfortable or impressed. The common areas are beyond grand, and the staff is warm and welcoming. The bar was elegant yet inviting and cozy. The hallways feel private and quiet. Our room was lovely and spacious, with lush carpeting, upholstered chairs, a velvet bolster on the comfortable bed (crispy sheets) and large windows (not a great view/concrete courtyard, but very bright). The decor is simple and elegant, filled with beautiful crown moulding and highlighting the cinematic history of the hotel. There was an in-room Keurig, convenient plugs on the lamps for phone and laptop charging, a massive bathroom with tub and shower (mediocre water pressure) and a large closet. The valets were friendly and speedy, and parking felt secure. It's a quick and easy drive to USC, or about a $5 Uber ride. Several walkable restaurants, and we felt safe late into the night. We've already booked another stay!
  • Photo of dmorgan202
    2 months ago
    Mixed feelings about this hotel. It's certainly very 'old school' grand and beautiful and shows you the 20s / 30s glamour for which it's famous for. Other nice things were the rooms which were spacious and clean and the door staff who were very courteous and friendly. But the bad things really did irritate us and need looking in order to make this hotel as good as it looks. Biggest problem was parking. Don't get me wrong, everywhere is pretty expensive to park in LA, but from arriving here at around 4pm to going out in the morning around 10, the hotel charged us $52 - seriously???? For overnight parking for its own guests???? After checking their extortionate prices more thoroughly we had a ride round and found other options that were much more reasonable. The QP underground secure parking (with barriers and 24hour attendants) was only $8 - $12 overnight (depending on times!). This only highlights the absolute rip-off the hotel are getting away with - to people who have already paid to stay there!!! It's is truly a disgrace and just pure greed!! Only issues were the drinks in the room - only coffee available with never enough milk/sugar/cups provided. No water left. Desk staff were rude and uninterested in helping. Definitely better hotels in this area that are cheaper and not out to rip off their own customers.
  • Photo of Elain H
    2 months ago
    Not only is this a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location, but the history that this hotel has was just outstanding....the first Oscars were presented in the Crystal room, the pictures around the hotel showed the greastest stars that have aired our screens...it was just fantastic to think I was stood in a hotel that had played host to stars such as Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Clarke Gabel, Humphrey Boggart to name just a few. When we arrived, the front desk staff were just so happy and helpful, it was good vibe as soon as we arrived. The room was just out of this world, and was huge.....very clean and the coffee was fab. The Concierge was really informative and helped us tremendously in making the most of our time in LA. There was so much to do here, but just not enough hours to fit everything in...would have loved to have tried afternoon tea to see how it compared to ours, but never mind, will have to go back!
  • Photo of BridgeBattle
    2 months ago
    What a beautiful hotel. Grand foyer leading to all the other parts of the hotel. Our room was very spacious with two very comfortable Queen beds. The bar was a lovely place to relax at the end of the day with its wood panelling and jazz music. The spa area had obviously once been ahead of its time but now looked slightly tired and needed a deep clean. Good hotel
  • Photo of Terry C
    2 months ago
    The room was a good size and had free coffee. It was clean and had a good hot shower, plenty of towels and a big tv. The concierge was very helpful and gave great advice on catching the metro. The hotel looks very grandiose and has hosted the Oscars in the 1920's.
  • Photo of caz389
    3 months ago
    We had 7 perfect nights here last month and could not find fault. The building is beautiful, the history is incredible and staff were helpful, polite and friendly. We had a newly decorated room which was lovely, no view, as we were on the inside of the building but this didn't distract from the fact you are staying in a building where many iconic stars have been. We stuck our head around the Crystal Ballroom door for a quick look and a member of staff kindly turned all the lights on and showed us around - imagining the Oscars in years gone by was incredible. We didn't eat here but enjoyed the Gallery Bar on many occasion. So easy to get to Perching Square subway which got us out and about all over LA. Only need a taxi once the whole time we were there. Easy to get to everything by metro/bus and only took us 24 hours to get the transport system totally understood. Felt very safe in the area, sadly many homeless people but even they are polite! Only approached a couple of times for money but when you smiled and said sorry, no, they smiled back and apologised for disturbing you!
  • Photo of Barbara M
    3 months ago
    The entire experience here was perfect! From check in to check out, meals at restaurants and bar, the incredible pool, the amazing staff, the extremely helpful concierge, the classic architecture, atmosphere - including the celebrity wedding and filming of a movie while we were there. Being in the center of downtown where walking to events and attractions was so easy. Incredible!!!!
  • Photo of RSH611
    3 months ago
    We stayed 4 Nights, it was a great experience! The hotel is really grand and and very well situated in the city. One can feel the hotel has great history! The staff is very good and very helpful, the rooms are good, free wifi etc. Only issue is that hotel does not provide bottles of drinking water in the room, really don't understand why? Hotel should provide and charge if required. The bar in the hotel is great, nice place to have drinks in the evening. Italian restaurant in the hotel is also very good one. Overall, it's fantastic hotel.
  • Photo of Queen J
    3 months ago
    I wasn't sure how to rate this hotel as is quite possibly the most beautiful hotel I've ever seen, but it is old and may not appeal to everyone the way it did to me. It's a 4.5 in beauty, but a 3.5 in room comfort. Here's the scoop: PROs: - The ornate beauty of this hotel is astonishing. I spent quite a bit of time exploring the hotel, admiring the detail of the ceiling sculptures, windows, and hallways. - This is a large hotel with a full and thriving bar, lounge, restaurant/ bar (basement), several conference rooms, and at least 3 or 4 huge ballrooms, each unique in layout and design. I snuck into them and was blown away. I could imagine many galas and fairy tale weddings taking place here. - There is a short History Corridor with black and white photos of dinners and academy awards celebrations held here over the years, some accompanied by a map with the names of all the celebrity guests. I'm not a follower of celebrities or celebrity gossip, but even I can appreciate the history and relevance of this hotel. - Maybe it's because I stayed on a Thursday night, but this hotel is so large, there were always large, quiet, resplendent rooms in which to relax with hardly another soul around. At times, it was almost eerie. - The rooms are small, but I thought the decor was classic with redwood furniture and periwinkle blue walls. It did make the room a bit dark, though. - Guests have control of a central air thermostat in each room, and the A/C worked very well throughout this large hotel when it was 100° in LA. - I stayed on the 5th floor, which I believe has been newly renovated. The bathroom and fixtures were clean, the lamps by the bed had outlets, the paint looked new. In one of the hallways near the elevator, I could smell a strong chemical smell - possibly recent painting - but after two hallway turns, I couldn't smell it anymore. - The room was quiet, but on a Thursday night, it wasn't as busy. I didn't hear any neighbors, except a group talking as they walked down the hallway. In the morning, I heard a door jar open and slam closed once, and I assume it was the maid's supply closet two doors down, but other than that, I never heard the maid. When I left to checkout, she was already cleaning the room next to mine. I never heard a sound. - The hotel location is prime. Right across the street from Pershing Square park, and down the street from the library, OUE Tower and Equinox, a few blocks from the fashion district, jewelry district, art district, and walking distance from many restaurants and upscale taverns. - The area is relatively safe. Several bus stops are on that block. A bus from LAX stops at Pershing Square, a half block up the street. I came in on the redline from UCLA, and it stopped one block away. A major bus stop is across the street, and the homeless congregate there, but you'll find that everywhere in the city. Security guards were present at a few sites in the area, both at the library garden and Pershing Square, but I was never approached by anyone day or night as I explored the area (by myself). Of course, at night, I stuck to a 5 block area of well-lighted main streets, and walked away from the building walls and as close to the curb as possible. No problems. - I really can't speak for the service as I was only there one night and never needed anything. I will say that check in and check out was fast and expedient, and that a waiter came by to ask if I needed anything when I was sitting in one of the lounges. There's valet parking only, and it's $30-$45 per night. Based on past guest reviews, I don't think it's reimbursed... - There's a small fitness and pool area. Both pool and spa are indoor, so the chlorine smell can be a bit oppressive. The pool was green, though whether that was by design or lack of pH balance, I'll never know. I didn't swim. It seemed that the hours weren't strictly enforced, as my keycard access worked around 11:30pm, and a family was already there swimming. Beach towels were available on a counter (manned during pool hours, I assume) for pool and gym users. There was also a dry sauna room. - There were 6 elevators, and they were decent-sized and fast. The hotel wasn't crowded, so I never had to wait more than 30 seconds for an elevator. CONs: - This is a rather expensive hotel at full price. I stayed at a discount price which made it the cheapest in its class, and as such, I enjoyed it. The regular price is warranted for the atmosphere, but a bit steep for the room value. - There's no free breakfast offered here, though several room service options are available - at room service prices, of course. - The Wi-Fi is an open signal and very weak. I couldn't even open my email in my room, and the lobby wasn't any better. In essence, there's no Wi-Fi here. - Built in 1923, the rooms here are small. The standard king room looks like the posted pictures, but feels smaller in person. It has a fairly comfortable bed, quality pillows, a fridge inside the TV stand, and a beautiful desk. - The bathroom was small. The sink has a one inch frame, so basically, there's no counter. Instead, there were slim wall shelves about 3 inches wide, so you have to unpack any toiletry bags if you want items handy. The toilet is very near the wall, which forces you to sit somewhat sideways, probably why the seat was loose and crooked. In addition, the door barely clears the toilet bowl and must be closed before you sit. The shower was fine. - In a hotel this large, renovation takes place in stages. Unfortunately, that means it's a crapshoot as to which kind of room you'll be given. My advice is to politely ask for a room change if you receive an outdated room. Your request will only be accommodated if the hotel isn't fully booked, so before you book, be sure to go online and see if many events are taking place in downtown LA on your dates. If so, book elsewhere, or roll the dice. - One thing that needs updating is the carpeting, especially in the halls and rooms upstairs. The hotel has a musty smell due to its age, and less carpeting would help alleviate that. In one hall, there's a solid red carpet and lighting fixtures along the entire wall, and for one "shining" moment, I thought Jack might lunge around the corner with his axe. Though for me, that just added to the appeal of the hotel. In sum, I was given an updated room that was basic and clean, and so I enjoyed my stay here. If you appreciate the history and opulence of the 1920's, you'll love this hotel. If modern comforts and spacious rooms are your priority, you may not be as happy here. Hope that helps! Enjoy DTLA!
  • Photo of Glo116
    3 months ago
    I go to LA for work quite often but this is my first time staying in DTLA. I chose this hotel because the rate was reasonable (considering it's DTLA) and it is within walking distance from where my friends live so it's convenient. The hotel is an old hotel but it's relatively clean. The first day I checked in, they were missing some towels and bar soap in the bathroom. I did not bother to request for them simply because it was late. Besides, they restocked everything the next day. My room is located in the very end where two rooms are right next to each other. I could hear the next door people going in and out late at night too. Other than that, it's not a bad hotel to stay. I will stay there again if the hotel room rate is right.
  • Photo of Scott M
    3 months ago
    Charged $100 to my currency card whilst staying at the hotel, but still waiting for this to be refunded to me a week after check out. If you're traveling around on a tight budget or trying to not use a normal card whilst on holiday to prevent charges this is not ideal! Hotel staff are reluctant to help Rooms are dirty, toilets are outdated and have mould in the grouting / silicone. If you stay anywhere near the centre of the hotel don't expect to sleep, there is a courtyard type area in the middle where they keep all of their air conditions units / ducting. You'll be kept awake by the constant drone / vents all night - the single pane of glass in the sash windows offers no noise protection. Would not stay again
  • Photo of beverlyann2015
    3 months ago
    A really beautiful hotel. Close proximity to many ateas. Room overlooked Pershing Square. Great restaurants. Great staff. The bartender at the Gallery Bar, Gary, is amazing. Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the hotel immensely.
  • Photo of dreamingofrain
    3 months ago
    If you are looking to get away from the LA sun, this is the hotel for you. There isn't a lot of sunlight, but there are beautiful details in the lobbies and bar. The room was clean, simple and comfortable, but window was painted shut. Staff were all very helpful.

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