Across from Pershing Square in the heart of L.A.'s Financial District, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles has been frequented by celebrities, presidents, artists and dignitaries for 90 years now. This landmark hotel, with stately columns and a mixture of Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival and Beaux Arts architecture, has hosted film and TV productions as well as Academy Awards ceremonies.
Glamour in the heart of downtown L.A
The history of this prestigious hotel is displayed in photos revealing the heritage of L.A's hospitality and film industry. Each of the 683 guest rooms is equipped with luxurious bedding, marble bathrooms and satellite televisions. Club Rooms offer access to the private Club Lounge, which includes breakfast, afternoon snacks and office services for business travelers. The Roman-style indoor swimming pool is heated to perfection, and the lobby and common areas exude European charm with rich color schemes, antique furnishings and hand-painted ceilings. With 70,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space amid stylish 1920s decor, the hotel often hosts private and large-scale corporate events. The knowledgeable concierge staff can help newcomers to the city plan their itineraries and book tickets for nearby attractions.
Just a block away from the hotel, the Metro Red Line takes visitors to Universal Studios and Union Station. Closer by are the L.A. Live entertainment complex, the Ahmanson Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium.
valet service expensive $46 per each day.
I loved the historic, glamorous ballrooms, architecture, and luxuriously decorated areas! It was amazing to be in the area where so much Hollywood history took place!
Not at all the hotel's fault: I believe they were shooting a movie or TV show there my final night. It was the night I finally decided to explore the hotel, as my conference was older. I got yelled at by one of the production guys for being there, even though there were no signs telling me not to be there. I get it wasn't fair, since I was a hotel guest.
The room was clean and the air conditioning worked.
Poorly maintained, expensive parking $45.00 recharge every time you leave. Plastic flowers in lobby, shabby carpet in public areas. What a disappointment, the real Biltmore is GONE.
Great architecture and historic feel. Check in didn't take too long. Valet attendants were very nice. Checking out was easy & our room was pretty spacious.
Parking fee!! It should've been FREE parking since we stayed there! Location to turn into the hotel from the main road was a bit confusing and small, we almost missed it. The hallways are old and creaky & beds were ok. The bathroom had bad/no ventilation so the mirror fogged up really bad after showering.
I thought there would be free WiFi and there was not (at least for the booking I selected)
The interior public spaces are beautiful, and I needed to stay right in downtown. Fairly easy to come and go as I pleased.
My room wasn't ready till after 4pm. Bed was worn out - gave me a sore back. Internet isn't included (and was crappy slow). TV locked down so no movies via HDMI. Climate control sucked. Noisy room, equipment outside kept me awake. Gross shower head that isn't water saving in any respect.
Price. Did not charge for valet parking. Room service arrived on time and breakfast was tasty.
Room was noisy. There were not any wash cloths. I asked for extra blankets which I did not get.
Staff was very helpful, we spent two nights under two reservations, and they handled it perfectly. They have a map of the neighborhood so you can easily walk to area attractions, or the drug store.
The hotel and the setting is gorgeous and the location in downtown is perfect. I'd reccomend this for couples, business travelers or groups of friends.
The rooms decor is a not basic considering how nice the hotel is, they could do with improving that. Parking is also overpriced at $40.
Excellent customer service, clean room, nice TV and fixtures for an older building.
$42/day for valet parking seemed a bit steep.
Love beauty of historic hotel. Food very good in bar.
At such a historic bar they should make the classics right - old fashioneds with large ice cubes. Pillow choices all "squishy" missing a firm pillow. Would love coffee in the room. Decent value for $150/night but not for $250/night. Amenities like shampoo should be more upscale. Odd that they don't promote in-hotel breakfast in room materials.
The front staff at the check in was terrible! Had to drag information out of her....No smile, not friendly at all! This was our second time with bad experience from the staff.
Staff was so friendly and helpful! It's not so easy traveling with a baby and an elderly parent when both of them need extra attention but the staff were great! Super helpful and our baby enjoyed her first time in the pool immensely! It was heated, cozy and perfect!
It needs some updating but knowing it's such a historic hotel just adds to the charm. We requested a quiet room but the view was lackluster.
With the exception of the understaffed front desk we liked everything.A hotel with class, similar to the Plaza in NY. The little girls with us loved the swimming pool , the backstairs and could have been the Eloises of the Plaza. All in all a real hotel as it used to be, we will be back. Frontdesk had excessive waiting , 2 clerks of which one was tied up with the documentation of a large group.
Great vintage hotel love the location
The room was not clean and the sink was clogged informed front desk show no comparison toward me the guest. Also the room we stayed in very loud. Not sure if I would stay again
We loved the location and found really nice restaurants around the area. The valet people were nice and efficient.
We reserved a double bed room and we were told we would be getting a king size because bed selection was nos guaranteed while booking through a third party. When pressed, we were given what we wanted. The overnight parking fee is $42!
The location, and the service and cocktails at the bar were great.
Our first night we stayed in a room close to the elevator, and the bell was disruptive. The valet service was slow and very expensive ($42 per day).
I liked the lobby. Water pressure in shower was amazing.
It was old. My room smelled damp the whole time I went to walgreens to buy fabreeze. The carpet was torn and tatty looking. The sink had a visible crack in it. On my last day when I turned the knob it came off. Ironing board had stains on it. Hotel just really needs a makeover and move into the 20th century of amenities at least.
I don't understand why the shower liners are stained and the towels old, ratty and stained.