On a recent trip to LA, I set aside some time to check out the affluent area of Beverly Hills, keen to explore all the shopping and food it had to offer. I stayed at Mosaic Hotel for a couple of nights which was in quite a good location to explore different parts of the large city. Although very close to the most popular streets of Beverly Hills it was actually tucked away on a quieter street on the outskirts of the main shopping and eating blocks. This was pretty ideal because we were still really close to all the action but got to go home to somewhere peaceful and quiet at the end of the day. The reception, lobby and bar area of the hotel are all in the same space when you walk in which gave it a pretty friendly and welcoming vibe. The bar had an impressive selection of spirits on display and past the in-house restaurant, which was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you could see the sparkling waters of the hotel pool. A lot of our time at Mosaic was spent by the pool; it had a very ‘Beverly Hills’ vibe to it, with the white and blue colour scheme being super inviting. We found that no one there actually swam that much, opting to just hang out in the cabana and order food and drinks from the roaming waitress instead. The whole place had a very relaxed feel to it.Upstairs, our room was fresh and seemed like it was quite new. The view from the window was only of the street below and a neighbouring building but we weren’t all that disappointed since we didn’t spend too much time in there anyway. The bathroom was styled with silhouettes of palm trees on the wall so it was hard to forget which city you were in, and it was stocked with Bulgari amenities so you definitely wouldn’t forget how upscale the city it is! We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant which made for an excellent start to the day. It was pretty quiet but being mid-morning on a weekday it wasn’t too surprising.
More damage was done to our credit cards thanks to our proximity to Rodeo Drive and other shopping strips like North Beverly Drive which had some good stores like COS and AllSaints. There were also heaps of places to choose from when deciding on where to eat; everything from fast food to fancy restaurants was within walking distance. We enjoyed a nice Italian restaurant called Da Pasquale on Santa Monica Boulevard.
There’s an elegant vibe to Mosaic Hotel, without it being overtly extravagant. Its modern fit-out and sparkling white interiors are very welcoming and calming. It’s an ideal place to come back to after a day out exploring Beverly Hills.