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Family Fun Affordably in Beverly Hills

by Felicity Long

Sep 3, 2017

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Worried you’re too late to get in on summer packages for your family? Fortunately, the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, a 226 all-suite property, extended its new family program indefinitely.


The hotel, which offers a kid-pleasing rooftop pool overlooking the city, is trimming prices for the fall and throwing in value-added amenities to make the trip special without breaking the bank, even in this tony destination.


Young guests receive a welcome gift of Paddington Bear finger puppets, for example, and the use of mini plush bathrobes to use throughout their stay.


The hotel also works with Book Soup, a well-known independent bookstore in West Hollywood, to come up with a lending library children can make use of during their stay.


A new kids menu, created by executive chef Anthony Keene, includes desserts even mom and dad might fight over, including chocolate sundaes with mounds of whipped cream.


Young guests can also take advantage of Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me treatments at the on-property Alex Roldan Salon, which also come with a 20 percent off coupon on purchases from the salon’s boutique.


Meanwhile, every member of the family will likely enjoy the property’s two new official bulldog puppy mascots, Winston and Churchill, who recently took up residence at the hotel full time. Or you can also bring your own furry friend and take advantage of the new Winston’s Menu, which includes a variety of dog food and treat options in your suite.


Standard suites are roomy at 725 square feet; connecting rooms are available for extended families.


Hotel staff is on hand to help families make the most of activities located near the hotel. For example, you can rent bikes for a self-guided outing or join a bike tour around West Hollywood through Bikes & Hikes, a local company that specializes in family-friendly excursions.

Family Hiking Hollywood Hills Trail in La, Calif

Photo: Chon Kit Leong | Dreamstime

Speaking of hikes, the walk to the Hollywood sign is surprisingly manageable, even for children, and the tour of the Griffith Park Observatory offers a mix of history and trivia, including anecdotes about film and TV locations. Another popular activity near the hotel is a hike or horseback ride along Runyon Canyon Trail, a 2.5-hour path that offers eye-popping scenery and, because of its moderate rating, is good for older children and adults.


For families who want to dine off-property, the concierge recommends Au Fudge, which targets families and offers complimentary childcare so parents can dine in peace.


Room rates for the fall start at $319.


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