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The Crescent Hotel Affordable Beverly Hills Vacation

by Debbie Stock


Beverly Hills, Calif.Luxury cars and fine diamonds are as common as celebrity sightings in Beverly Hills,  the city known for its wealthy and prominent citizens. But don't let the glam and glitz fool you. For less money than a wallet at Rodeo Drive's Gucci, you can live the Beverly Hills dream at one of its finest boutique hotels. Just in case you're not aware, in addition to three AAA Five Diamond properties, affordable luxury at The Crescent Hotel welcomes those on a budget. Perfect for a weekend getaway, longer vacation stay or shopping spree, guests can dine, lounge and sleep in a hip setting that's comfortably close to everything.


Located on the corner of Crescent Drive and Brighton Way, The Crescent Hotel is a 35-room boutique property located in a pleasant building that blends with the neighborhood of two and three-story structures within view of the city's crown jewel. From the hotel's popular outdoor lounge you can see the gold, gilded cupola of the Spanish Renaissance-styled City Hall, a landmark recognized as one of the most unique government buildings in the U.S. Designed in 1932 by architect William Gage, interior terrazzo floors and marble walls offer an elegant setting befitting the bronze sculpture in the second floor lobby, "Torso of a Walking Man" by Auguste Rodin.  Down the hall just a few doors from the priceless piece, the city's Director of Communications and Marketing summarizes the lifestyle visitors can experience and embrace at zip code 90210.


"Many have the perception that because Beverly Hills is a renown city, it's not user-friendly," said Robin Chancellor, an attractive, personable Beverly Hills spokeswoman. "We're very fortunate to enjoy a wealth of artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences that surround us. But what we cherish most is the sense of community we want to share with guests." That's really what Beverly Hills is all about, she said.


When staying at The Crescent, you can wander over to the Civic Center to explore alluring architecture, fine art and the community gathering place, Beverly Hills Library. Filled withh magazines, books, reading nooks, fantastic artwork, gift shops and an exceptional children's wings, out-of-towners can spend time in the public library free of charge. In addition to its quiet spaces, the breath-taking Civic Center offers outdoor art exhibits featuring world-class artists, seasonal free concerts with some of L.A.'s great bands and sparkling holiday light displays (the talk of the town). The Civic Center complex is one of the many "must see" attractions providing photo opportunities just outside the door of The Crescent Hotel.


Beverly Hills is a "happening" destination where fine art, architecture, superb cuisine and world class Rodeo Drive shops create an exciting atmosphere that you'll have plenty of time to explore during an overnight stay. A variety of stores and services you can walk to range from high-end couture to Gap. For plus sizes 12-22, Marina Rinaldi sells fine clothing styles for women, while Jimmy Au's for Men 5'8" and Under offers designer suits, slacks, jackets and accessories in men's small sizes and lengths. You can even outfit your pet at The Beverly Hills Mutt Club. 


After you shop for fashion, take time to pamper yourself at a day spa such as Anastasia, founded by Anastasia Soare. Affectionately referred to as “the definitive brow expert,” she's worked her magic on a who's who list of celebrities and divas. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Renee Zellweger, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Hunt, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Campbell, Kate Capshaw and many other chic women frequent the Beverly Hills salon. It is located five blocks from The Crescent at 438 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills. Call: (888) 409-BROW.


For home furnishing accents, Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie and Williams-Sonoma offer stylish products at affordable prices. Be sure to enhance your newest table settings by serving only the finest foods and wines. Entertaining has never been so easy or enjoyable, thanks to the friendly help you'll receive at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.  Exquisite cheeses and gourmet foods range from succulent sun-dried tomatoes to a unique Arbequina Extra Virgin olive oil made by Olea Farm. Cheese and wine lovers won't want to miss this fantastic artisan cheese shop recognized as the purveyor of choice for professional chefs and caterers Patina, Saddle Peak Lodge, Bon Appetit at the Getty Museum, and Spago, to name a few. One specialty cheese that's luscious and creamy is made by an employee's very own family in a recipe handed down through generations. In addition to knowledgeable staff who can provide samples and answer your questions, owner Norbert Wabnig is often at the store tasting new products to add to the collection of great foods and wines. Perfect for gift-giving or entertaining, The Crescent Hotel guests can have perishable items and wines shipped. The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is located at 419 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. Call toll-free: (800) 547-1515.


From top quality green tea with beneficial antioxidants sold at Le Palais des Th├ęs, to Starbucks coffee blends, you can sip, drink, sample and dine your way through a six block span of restaurants and shops surrounding The Crescent Hotel. This hidden gem of Beverly Hills accommodationsthe place that celebrities probably wish you didn't know abouthas hosted stars (according to guests) such as Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Tori Spelling and Michael Keaton. Known for its relaxing atmosphere and incredible service, you'll be amazed that such a cool place exists close to every amenity imaginable.> more




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The Crescent Hotel has hosted stars (according to guests) such as Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Tori Spelling and Michael Keaton.