This delightful new hotel should be the first option in Beverly Hills for anyone lacking the budget (or preference) for gilded luxury. Just a few blocks from the shopping district (and across the street from the Peninsula), Maison 140 has loads of character and a funky Franco-Asian flair.
The dim lighting in the halls accentuates the impact of the rooms, which have red, gray or saffron-yellow color schemes. Off the hotel entrance is the Bar Noir, a dark, moody space that evokes a 1930s’ Shanghai boîte run by a retired Moulin Rouge dancer.
140 S. Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills
Telephone (310) 281-4000; (800) 432-5444
Fax (310) 281-4001
Web site: www.maison140beverly hills.com
Rates $169 to $199