Burton House Beverly Hills Opens on South Beverly Drive

On the south end of Beverly Drive, a renovated hospital building, and former Residence Inn, now holds a modern all-suite, boutique hotel with long-stay options and plenty of unexpected amenities.

Burton House Beverly Hills, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a high-end lifestyle collection by Marriott Hotels that officially opened on May 8. The hotel name pays homage to the “Father of Beverly Hills,” oilman and real estate developer Burton Edmond Green, who co-founded the Rodeo Land and Water Company in 1906 and named the city Beverly Hills in 1914. 

Following a multimillion-dollar transformation overseen by the property’s Asset Manager Seaview Investors, LLC (a privately-owned hotel investment firm based in Newport Beach), the hotel holds 193 guest rooms and 1,000 square feet of meeting space. Beverly Hills’ newest hotel is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality management platform.

While the hotel moniker has a storied past in the city, the new property has modern, cutting-edge amenities such as a robot butler.  “Beverly (the robot butler) is used for guest deliveries and is an additional tool for the front desk team to help guests get items quickly, in a fun and interesting way,” General Manager Steve Dodaro told the Courier. 


House Robot
Photos courtesy of Burton House

On the same note, realizing the need to offer more wellness options to its guests than just a gym with treadmills and Peloton bikes, a yoga and Pilates studio was added to the basement fitness space. Dodaro noted, “Guests and non-guests can book our schedule of classes at mindbodyonline.com. The rate is only $15 for a 60-minute class and $5 for 90 minutes of valet parking.”

For an energy pick-me-up on your way to the parking garage, the coolest hotel amenity is the large Sprinkles vending machine in the lobby that holds a good variety of cupcake flavors and chocolates for purchase, just like the original shop in Beverly Hills. 

The Emerald Lounge is a social hub and a nod to Beverly Hills’ beautiful greenery, which is divided into three sections: a reception counter, a coffee bar serving espresso drinks and pastries, and a central bar offering a selection of libations and lite bites. The 35-seat indoor-outdoor California-Mediterranean restaurant will offer breakfast and light fare, as well as in-room dining. Signature dishes include flatbreads, salads, plant-based dishes and meat options, next to an onsite market offering fresh snacks, sandwiches and meals to go.

And no lobby bar-lounge trying to make a name in the city would be complete without a signature cocktail. The “Beverly Skyline” features Beverly High Rye, green chartreuse, lime and salted cashew orgeat. “We take great pride in supporting the Beverly Hills community and curating unique experiences within it,” Andrew Borenzweig, Founder and CEO of Beverly Spirits, who produces Beverly High Rye, told the Courier. “Burton House Hotel is a welcomed addition to the community that is led by a welcoming and passionate group of people. Drawing inspiration from the lush aesthetic of the Emerald Lounge, we designed a special cocktail to celebrate this exciting new opening.” The brand has also provided Mastro’s steakhouse and the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, among others, with creative cocktail collaborations. 


Sprinkles vending machine at Burton House Beverly Hills
Photo by Carole Dixon

Look for future community activations for locals and a variety of guest experiences such as wine tastings, happy hour, and the hotel is working to develop a guest experience with a local lab-grown gem company.

The overall design of the property was completed by Wimberly Interiors evoking a 1930s casual glamour meets chic modern era. This was completed by using historic architectural details and comfortable furnishings with warm tones and natural materials for a residential feel. The design firm collaborated with Eaton Fine Art (in Austin, Texas) to curate the art collection found throughout the suites and public spaces. Characteristics of both Hollywood Regency and Art Deco styles can be found throughout the property with mirrored wall treatments, lacquered and metallic finishes on the furniture, and the signature use of black and white, such as a checkerboard floor in the lobby’s dining area.  

As for the rooms, the hotel features oversized suites, from king to queen and extended stay suites, along with one and two-bedroom suites. Each accommodation feels like an urban apartment with separate sleeping and living areas, a sofa bed, and 55-inch TVs. Kitchenettes come complete with convection-microwave ovens, refrigerators, coffee-tea service, and sitting areas.

Graphic wallpaper framing the bed was inspired by the natural topography of Southern California, while the furniture in the suites reflects a lot of the Art Deco and post-war Modernism that was prevalent during Burton E. Green’s time. From the lighting to the dining chairs, each piece of furniture was curated and designed to mirror the essence of that time.

Burton House should appeal to a budget conscious traveler—not to mention, longtime fans of Factor’s Famous Deli across the street on Pico Boulevard. This is not a 5-star property in the Golden Triangle, but a more casual option that should attract business commuters or out-of-town guests and family who want to stay for a month and not wear out their welcome in your guest room. And the property is dog friendly with a deposit of $150 per pet, per stay.

Rates will vary based on the day of the week and seasonality, starting at $220 per night for a standard queen room. While they do not offer monthly rates, an extended stay rate will be calculated based on the average of each nightly rate. Check www.marriott.com for the best deals.

The hotel is located at 1177 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, visit burtonhousehotel.com. 

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