The affluent Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas — one of the country’s wealthiest cities — is known for two things: Its proximity to LA and its many celebrity residents, most notably, the Kardashians. Travelers looking to stay close to the City of Angels without actually being in the center of all its hustle and bustle may opt to make Calabasas — nestled in the lush San Fernando Valley — their home base. The Anza Hotel, which toes the line between being both laid back and upscale, is one of the destination’s most stylish retreats. Keep reading for our full review of this boutique property.
The Look of The Anza Hotel
Pull up to the porte-cochere and prepare to be dazzled by the property’s Spanish-style exterior and tiled red roofs, as well as the stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains: It’ll make you feel (almost) as if you were transported to the Spanish countryside. However, things take a more contemporary turn inside the hotel, which features a sophisticated check-in area done up in warm woods, greenery, striking light fixtures, and cream-colored circular seating. There’s also an expansive communal lounge area centered around a fireplace. Different shades of blue by way of throw pillows, an accent wall, cushions, and fresh blooms add a fun pop of color. The lobby area is also home to Anza Bar, which, as the day goes on, transforms from a lively marketplace and coffee shop to a bistro and bar.
Rooms and suites are outfitted in a neutral color palette but have the same blue-hued accents as the lobby — and walk-in rain showers are just the icing on the cake. All accommodations have a residential-style feel: For example, even the most standard accommodations start at 400 square feet, though multi-bedroom suites with fireplaces and full kitchens are also available. Some rooms are equipped with yoga mats and Peloton bikes, while others have separate seating areas (think: cushy brown couches and a small table with navy dining chairs).
The Vibe at The Anza Hotel
While Los Angeles proper is home to dozens of see-and-be-seen hotels, this Calabasas one isn’t one of them. Instead, it has a stylish but small-town feel that attracts everyone from large families playing by the pool to business travelers taking meetings at the coffee shop-turned-bistro.
Who Will Love The Anza Hotel
Families and large groups — and, well, anyone craving a spacious place to stay and play that offers a calming reprieve from LA's hustle and bustle — will love it here.
Who Might Not Love The Anza Hotel
Those looking to stay closer to downtown Los Angeles may not appreciate the hotel’s location outside the city.
Best Amenity at The Anza Hotel
The heated outdoor pool area, which is studded with cabanas and plush loungers, is a highlight. While not technically an amenity, it’s worth noting that the hotel uses super-cool service robots to deliver food, drinks, and other items to the guest rooms and suites.
What’s Included at The Anza Hotel
Your stay includes access to the pool area and fitness center. Wi-Fi is also complimentary.
Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at The Anza Hotel
Parking is available for $15 per car, per night.
How to Get a Deal at The Anza Hotel
Click on the offers tab to view all of the latest packages and promotions, some of which include perks like discounted rates and daily breakfast. California residents can also save 10% on their stay.
The Sweet Season
Visit in SoCal’s shoulder season (March through May, September through November) to snag the lowest rates. You can also expect fewer people and mild temperatures.
In the Neighborhood of The Anza Hotel
The hotel is located right off Highway 101 (aka the famed Pacific Coast Highway). It’s also within easy walking distance of historic Old Town Calabasas, the Calabasas Farmers Market, and The Commons at Calabasas (a luxury shopping center with shops and restaurants). It’s about 28 miles from downtown Los Angeles and just 14 miles from Malibu. Several scenic hiking spots are also nearby, including the Juan Bautista de Anza East Trailhead and Oak Ridge Trail.
Nearest Airport to The Anza Hotel
Van Nuys Airport is 12 miles away, while LAX is around 33 miles away.
Nearest Public Transportation to The Anza Hotel
The Park Granada / Calabasas bus stop — reached via the 161 bus (Canoga Station via Warner Center — is a two-minute walk from the hotel. However, most folks opt to rent a car.
Those looking to explore one of SoCal’s coolest, celeb-filled ‘burbs need not look further than The Anza Hotel.