Eagles Hotel California - The Beverly Hills Hotel

Eagles Song Hotel California about The Beverly Hills Hotel


Such a lovely place! The "Pink Palace" in Beverly Hills that's officially named The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, was the hotel a California band was referring to when the wrote the song that's become known throughout the world as one of the most recognized contemporary songs about California.

This luxury hotel is a hideaway for celebrities and average folks who don't mind spending several hundred dollars per night for a room, suite or cottage in upscale Beverly Hills. Amenities at the AAA 5 Diamond property include personal chefs to prepare meals for you alone. Of course you pay extra but it's just one of the many features of this lovely place the Eagles were inspired by. Read more


Lyrics to Hotel California by the Eagles
Artist: Eagles
The Album: Hotel California (1976)
Song: Hotel California (written by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey)

On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine
He said
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely Place
Such a lovely Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)
Bring your alibies

Mirrors on the ceiling
Pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the nightman
We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave


Located in Beverly Hills off Sunset Boulevard, this region of Los Angeles celebrates its "Sunset" in a strikingly different manner to Sunset Beach in Orange County, California. Beverly Hills Hotel location next to Bel Air, Holmby Hills and Rodeo Drive, is convenient for visitors who wish to shop, go to night clubs with fantastic comedy, magic and musicians and see theatrical performances. From Gucci to Gianfranco Ferre, Luis Vuitton to Hermes, the international names on the storefronts are as upscale as it comes. Yet surprisingly, amidst the designer shops is a Clothes Minded for women and girls with nothing costing more than $15! What that means is that someone realized tourists are flocking to this location to look and with dollars to spend, they can buy clothing on Rodeo Drive as well. While Bijan requires an appointment, most boutiques do not. Visit Armani, Christian Dior, Fendi, Chanel, Cartier and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Anderton Court. Free two hour parking is available in several garages.


Restaurants and clubs mixed between the fashion boutiques and a popular Cheesecake Factory where you can dine in or outdoors make this three-block destination more of an attraction. For Shopping:  Prada, 343 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 278-8661. Michael Kors, 360 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 777-8862.  Dolce & Gabbana, offers a men's shop equipped with a VIP private fitting room that includes a wet bar for its celebrity clientele. Location: 312 and 314 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills | (310) 888-870. Theodore offers sportswear and trendsetting designs. 453 and 454 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills(310) 276-9691. Gucci, 347 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 278-3451. Tiffany & Co.,  210 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, California. Call: (310) 273-8880. Ralph Lauren includes the signature Polo brand. 444 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 281-7200. Marina Rinaldi features the Max Mara's line for plus-size women is among the world's best resources for the LA women--and they exist--who wear sizes 12-22. 319 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 860-9793.


Hotels range from luxury resorts to  boutique properties and affordable chain hotels. Here are several of note:


Avalon Hotel
9400 West Olympic Blvd.
Best Western Beverly Pavilion 
is an affordable Hotel for budget stay. 9360 Wilshire Boulevard. 9360 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Crescent Hotel  
gained the interest of actor Gregory Peck and was transformed into an affordable boutique property with Italian linens, down comforters and pillows, flat screen TV, WiFi access, plush bathrobes and Dodd Mitchell-designed Boe restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. 403 N. Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Pavilion

Beverly Terrace (Le)

469 North Doheny
Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive Le
is actually on Rodeo Drive. This slightly more affordable property with rooms often available at half the price of the Regent Beverly Wilshire was renovated in 2000 and features 300-count Cotton by Frette.  360 N Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA
Maison 140 Beverly Hills

140 South Lasky Dr
Raffles l'Ermitage Beverly Hills
is one of our top choices with its 5 Diamond and 5 Star rating. Beautiful surroundings, a rooftop pool with cabanas and all the amenities the traveler desires.   9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA United States California 5 Diamond
Regent Beverly Wilshire is where Richard Gere and Julia Roberts performed in the popular movie Pretty Woman. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California.
The Beverly Hills Hotel  built in 1912 is featured on the Hotel California Eagles' album cover. Nicknamed the "Pink Palace" for its exterior, the hotel has greeted the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford. Guests can be treated like stars as well at the poolside cabanas. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
The Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills
125 S. Spalding Dr.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
provides the feel of a private residence. It is an award-winning  luxury hotel catering to all who are willing to spend $400 upwards per night. Celebrities have slept there to enjoy the privacy and ambience. 9882 Little Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA (5 diamond).
The Regent Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Beverly Hills dining and restaurants provide a variety of culinary options:
Mastro's Steakhouse is a fine steakhouse at 246 N. CaƱon Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 888-8782.
Spago Beverly Hills features a world class executive chef and multi-million dollar setting in an entertaining restaurant. 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 385-0880.
Nate 'n Al Delicatessen is a Jewish deli that has been in business since 1945. It is located at 414 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 274-0101.
La Dolce Vita is the classic Italian restaurant that served the Sinatras, Reagans and Douglas families. 9785 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, Call: (310) 278-1845.
McCormick & Schmick's Fish House and Cheesecake Factory are two chain restaurant located along the shopping area of Rodeo Drive. They serve up affordable food that consistently tasty.


Beverly Hills Hotel