Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour

E.g., 2014-04-20
E.g., 2014-04-20
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm Register
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 2:00pm Register
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:00pm Register
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:00pm Register

The Biltmore opened in 1923 as a 1,000-room hotel that was “first class in every respect.” This was the first hotel commission for the newly founded architecture firm of Schultze and Weaver, who later went on to design such grand hotels as the Park Lane and Waldorf Astoria in New York, and the Miami Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to the lobby and grand hallway designed to resemble a Spanish palace, the hotel has several banquet rooms, each decorated in sumptuous Beaux-Arts splendor.

Over the years, the Biltmore played non-stop host to high society, international political figures, movie stars, and royalty (including Rudolph Valentino, the Prince of Wales, J. Paul Getty, Howard Hughes, Herbert Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt), and it was the 1960 Democratic Convention headquarters of John F. Kennedy.

After the tour, stay for high tea in the hotel's magnificent Rendezvous Court (additional cost, for tea reservations call the Millennium Biltmore at 213-612-1562).

Note: If the Register button does not appear next to a date above, the tour has sold out.

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
  • No refunds.  You can change your reservation date if you contact us at at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • No pets.
  • This tour 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

Sample Tour Sites (subject to change)