Site Visit for the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

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 Site Visit for the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California
Curator’s statement

I frequently use the dining and spa services at the Four Seasons Westlake Village and I finally decided to do a site visit in December 2023. The hotel is situated on 11 acres of land with one side of the facility overlooking the beautiful Santa Monica mountains. From beginning to end, the staff was so welcoming and well informed about this amazing facility. This is a great place to getaway for a day or for the entire weekend!

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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

Set at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains between Malibu’s sunny beaches and Santa Barbara’s famous vines, this relaxed hotel offers a family-friendly atmosphere.

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The hotel is located on the border of Los Angeles County and Ventura County. It is 44 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and nine miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. On a good day, it would take you about 45-60 minutes to drive from the LAX to the hotel. The hotel has two outdoor wedding venues, a great selection of indoor venues which are great for receptions, banquets and conferences, a spa, a center for health and wellbeing, two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, an art gallery, three restaurants, a coffee shop and a speakeasy. They provide four electric vehicle charging stations in front of the hotel where you pull up for valet parking and another two chargers located in the public parking lot. The hotel completed renovations back in March 2020.

I recommend the Four Seasons Westlake Village for a short weekend getaway, a staycation for both couples and families or just for a girls day out. The weekdays are filled with corporate workers and this seems to be the ideal location for professionals seeking comfort and productivity during their work related stays.

Room Categories

The hotel is u-shaped and houses 269 rooms that are located on floors three through seven. It has a coastal meets old Hollywood glam feeling with their décor. 39 of the rooms are suites and there are seven types of suites. The rooms facing east of the hotel is the mountain view while the rooms facing west is the waterfall view.

Deluxe room - 450 sq ft.
- One king bed, no sofa bed
- One full bath
- Upgrades include mountain view to waterfall view based on availability

The Corner Suite - 644 sq ft.
- One king bed with a queen size pull out. You can request for a twin rollaway bed.
- This suite features two closets which makes a great room for brides.
- Another great feature of this room is the vestibule that connects to a deluxe room with two double beds which is ideal for families with older children that require privacy.
- Mountain front drive view

Malibu Corner 1 Bedroom Suite - 856 sq ft.
- Entry level suite
- One king bed, one sofa bed and one crib
- One full bath and one powder room

Malibu 2 Bedroom Suite - 1,300 sq ft.
- One king and two double beds, one rollaway, crib or sofa bed
- Two full baths and one powder room
- Two bedrooms with connecting, separate living area

Waterfall Suite - 860 sq ft.
- One king bed, one sofa bed and one crib
- One full bath and one powder room
- Best view of waterfall
- There are only two of these suites
- It has a very intimate feeling therefore it is great for a couple's retreat
- Separate living and sleeping areas


Westlake Corner 1 Bedroom Suite - 1,025 sq ft.
- Largest one-bedroom suite
- One king bed, one sofa bed and one crib
- One full bath and one powder room
- It has a connecting room to a deluxe room with two double beds
- It features three closets

Studio Suite - 644 sq ft.
- One king bed and a sofa bed, one rollaway or one crib
- One full bath

Presidential Suite - 2,525 sq ft.
- One king bed, one rollaway and one crib
- Full bath with a powder room
- Large walk in closet with personal sauna
- Vanity area located on the side of the bathroom
- Grand foyer with an inland floor of exotic woods and a dining area for eight with kitchen
- Includes a butler's pantry
- Additional room where small meetings can be held

Accessible Rooms
- Hearing and mobility accessible rooms
- Four deluxe rooms w/ king Beds
- Two one-bedroom suites

Spa

- 40,000 sq ft. oasis which includes a co-ed relaxation and quiet room
- The largest spa in Four Seasons brand
- Open 8 am to 7 pm daily
- Access to outdoor pool and service available to all spa guests
- Spa Suites are available for rent outdoors. There are two and each has their own private cabana and dipping pool
- Full service barbershop, hair and nail salon available and they even have chairs for younger guests for nail services
- They also have the Center for Health and Wellbeing located adjacent to main entrance of spa

The pools

- Serenity Pool
- Adults only
- Open 8 am to 7 pm daily
- Poolside food service available 11 am to 4 pm
- Indoor family pool
- 8 am to 7 pm daily
- The Cove
- new two-acre pool area which just opened November 2023
- Perfect for families
- Outdoor dining area that serves seasonal Baja Mediterranean food
- Two firepits to keep you warm
- Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 7 pm
- Friday to Saturday 8 am to 9 pm

Art Gallery

- Local artist come to sell their work monthly
- Located on the second floor
- Open to public
- Open for art purchase

Dining

- Coin and Candor
- California Brasserie
- Great for meeting friends or business associates for dining
- One of my favorite places to gather with friends to celebrate special occasions
- Private dining space is called Avalon. It is great for private parties and business meetings.
The room can accommodate up to 26 guests
- Onyx
- Japanese sushi bar
- Open Thursday to Saturday only for dinner
-Prosperous Penny
- Speakeasy
- Open Friday and Saturday nights only
- Stir
- Coffee bar
- Open daily from 6 am to 5 pm
-Avalon
- Indoor dining private space for 10 to 20 people
- The Greenhouse
- outdoor private space for dining, max 25 people
- ideal for hosting private dinners at night since it's actual greenhouse and it gets quite warm during the day

Need to Know

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to California. In need of further inspiration? Check out Karen Heitz’s guide, A Long Weekend in Avalon, Catalina Island, California.

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