Warm California breeze. Black and white striped pool umbrellas. Ideal retro fonts around every corner. FROZÉ GLOBES. If anything sets the scene for the perfect Los Angeles staycation, it’s this magic cocktail of midcentury Hollywood glam…The Beverly Hilton is calling, and THE STAYCATIONERS would be fools not to answer. Come on in! The water’s fine.

THE SPOT: The Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

THE STATS: 561 rooms (101 suites), ultimate pool scene, spa and fitness center, dining galore, best breakfast in town, decades of history and celebrity patrons past and present

PERFECT FOR: Lounging with the co-staycationer of your choice while acing your tan and popping into the Golden Globes (you know, the usual)

Reveling in a hotel as stunning and historic as this star-studded Hollywood gem means channeling your inner celebrity and treating yourself as such at every opportunity. This applies from the moment THE STAYCATIONERS wake up every single day, but particularly on this sunny California weekday, which they commemorated with a rather copious breakfast spread that was half enjoyed in bed before migrating to the balcony, aerial pool view and all. Simply irresistible, we do say.

As soon as the very last honeydew slice passed their lips, THE STAYCATIONERS slathered on the sunscreen and strapped into their Sidway Swim getups before heading down to their pool cabana. Frozé was sipped. Sun was soaked. STAYCATIONERS were…staycationing. Is there any better way to spend an entire day?

Hours of sun, tacos, and rosé can be pretty taxing. THE STAYCATIONERS retired to their suite for a spell, lounging on the impossibly comfy bed in between glasses of bubbly on the balcony. The sprawling garden wall awaited downstairs — the event space of any staycationer’s dreams calls for an impromptu photoshoot, and shoot they did (if only after a martini and snacks at the lobby bar).

This round made possible by The Beverly Hilton and Sidway Swim.

Special thanks to our guest staycationers Raquel Rojas and Shannon Heitmeyer.

Photography by Leetal Elmaleh for THE STAYCATIONERS. Follow her on Instagram here.

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