The Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos by Larry Underhill

The Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour

The Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 1:00pm Sold Out
Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 1:00pm Sold Out
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 1:00pm Sold Out
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 1:00pm Register
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 1:00pm Register

Step inside one of downtown L.A.’s ritziest hotels on our Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour!

Once the largest hotel west of Chicago, its magnificent architecture has attracted countless celebrities and dignitaries since its opening in 1923, including Rudolph Valentino, the Prince of Wales, J. Paul Getty, Howard Hughes, Herbert Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt. You might even recognize it from many beloved films and shows, from Pretty in Pink and Ghostbusters to Fight Club.

See this Beaux Arts marvel yourself on a Sunday afternoon! After the tour, we recommend you stay for high tea in the hotel's magnificent Rendezvous Court (additional cost; click here for more information).

The Los Angeles Conservancy recognizes the Gabrieliño Tongva as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land, water, and natural resources in the unceded territory of Los Angeles.

Meeting Location

Reservations are required for this tour. Meeting and parking information will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

Important Policies
  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask while inside.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained between L.A. Conservancy docents, staff, and other individuals who have not been isolating together.
  • The L.A. Conservancy is following all City and County of Los Angeles guidelines, and all Covid-19 protocols are subject to change.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • No pets.
  • This tour is not recommended for young children.
  • Strollers not recommended.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing
All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours.

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Photo by Larry Underhill

The Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

Opening to great fanfare in 1923, the Biltmore was then the largest hotel west of Chicago and this day it remains one of L.A.'s best examples of Beaux Arts style architecture.