One of the most appealing features of the Avalon in Beverly Hills is there outdoor pool with cabanas for lounging and drinking. It becomes kind of a hot spot on weekend nights (the noise of which seeps in a bit to your room) but for guests it's a fabulous way to relax – an ice latte and some cucumber water in the morning, a cocktail or two in the evening.
The service can be lax, and the drinks themselves are good but not outstanding. Still, such an environment, one that makes you envious of west coast living, is magnificent.
But what do you think?