Price From $150
'Hood A walkable section of Beverly Hills (it's just a 12-minute stroll to Rodeo Drive), surrounded by pristine stores and galleries.
The Vibe The exterior looks like a Southern mansion, and the interior is full of European and Chinese influences, like Kuan Yin statues—but somehow it works. The lobby bar is a popular evening destination for travelers and local professionals alike.
Rooms The distinctive style is the creation of celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler: Be sure to request a signature room, full of Asian tchotchkes and eclectic antiques from Paris and London. Non-signature accommodations are more subdued, but all of the hotel's 43 rooms have unique bed frames and vintage art.
Plus Experience Beverly Hills like a local and stroll down clean, wide sidewalks lined with art galleries, boutiques, and trendy restaurants.
Minus There's no pool, so guests hoping for a break from the heat must venture to the Avalon Hotel, Maison 140's sister property, located about one mile away.
Free Wi-Fi? No; costs $11 a day.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Mastercard, Visa.
Details Doubles from $150.