What We Love
- Free WiFi
- Unexpected flavors, from beet juice cocktails to maple vinaigrettes, in the restaurant
- Quiet residential block, steps from shopping and restaurants in Beverly Hills’s Golden Triangle
What To Know
- The hotel opened in March 2013, so its identity and procedures are still in flux
- With no connecting rooms or roll-away beds, the property is best for adults; families, not so much
- Valet parking is $28 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
While the neighboring façades are French-inspired, the Sirtaj offers a minimalist display of polished concrete. An Indian gentleman, the hotel’s namesake, seems to gaze down in greeting from a modernist painting in the lobby among intricate Indian tapestries. Behind the bar, a sari-like riot of tangerine and turquoise paisleys offsets the shiny browns of the walls, floors and furniture.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms are simple and modern, with chocolate-brown furniture and a deep grain in the floorboards, drawing the eye to a wall of solid brick-red. A glass wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom is painted like gauzy cotton in a sumptuous red, saffron and lime-green pattern. Inside you’ll find dual-head showers and White of London’s Noir products (blessedly low on scent, with just a hint of amber, mandarin and orchid). Luxe techie touches include high-def LED TVs, remote-controlled heating and cooling, free WiFi and Lavazza espresso machines.
Across from the front desk is the bar, which offers concoctions that sound as if they shouldn’t work but do — think spiked Thai curry, with coconut milk, chilies and rum. In the P.S. restaurant, the skilled Wes Lieberher turns out creative comfort food such as fried shallot petals, agnolotti pasta made with beet juice and filled with duck confit, and french fries tossed in bacon fat and served with maple vinaigrette. There’s no pool or fitness center, but guests get passes to the chichi Equinox sports club nearby.
How to Get There
The hotel was nice but i was disappointed that there was no bath tub in the hotel.the staff were very nice and tried to be helpful. i was disappointed and might not return. the price was good. i liked the staff because they tried so hard. there are no bell hops to take up your luggage......at least when we were there,
I stayed at the Sirtaj boutique hotel for 2 nights. Check-in was friendly and my room 208 was clean and modern. I thought the Android tablet with the hotel information was pretty cool. The hotel is perfectly located if you have to due business in Beverly Hills. There are lots of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Only complaint was the room windows were a little small and behind the bed. Bathroom was modern and also very clean. If you need to be in Beverly Hills - this is a great hotel.
Great location if you're visiting Beverly Hills. Easy to find from the Airport, Rodeo Drive is just around the corner and there are plenty of places to eat nearby.
The Hotel is OK. Our room was on the small side compared to your usual US Hotel room, although the bathroom was a good size with a nice walk-in bath. Biggest problem with the rooms is that they are not well insulated and therefore the hotel is generally noisy.
If you're just looking for somewhere to sleep whilst you explore Beverly Hills and LA, it's a convenient place to stop but lacking in facilities.
Breakfast is available and again is OK as opposed to being great
I stayed here for three days and I’m conflicted because there were things I loved and hated about my stay at the Sirtaj. The hotel has modern and comfortable rooms and solidly delivers on most, but not all, of the things that matter: relatively affordable (for the area), roomy accommodations, great shower, lovely smells throughout the property (including the soaps and shampoos), comfortable bed, precision HVAC controls, great WiFi, and full body length towels. Here’s where the property falls short: most disappointing was the reception I received at check-in. The first thing I was presented with was the disclosure of a $26/day amenities fee. This was on top of the $28/ day parking fee. Look, I don’t mind paying for parking or amenities as long as such fees are disclosed up-front and not a surprise at check-in or check-out. Second, the hotel has no amenities - no gym, no pool, no breakfast - nothing like that. So when I asked what amenities they offered, I was told the fee covered complementary coffee, tea, and one alcoholic beverage/day, one samosa/day and three bottles of water. The problem is, I don’t drink coffee, tea, or alcohol and I have a hard time justifying $26/day for 3 bottles of Evian water. After protesting no less than 3 times, the receptionist grudgingly agreed to remove the charge but not without making me feel like a cheapskate. Not a great first impression. The ground floor room had no views and on the second night, I could hear the person(s) above me clopping around on the wood, laminate floors at 1:30 am for half an hour. Finally, the only people to cheerfully greet me were the valet and housekeeper. Everyone else seemed pretty cold. This place has potential. Great rooms. Nice location. Sub-par customer service. Maybe the extra $50/night at the Wiltshire would have been worth it.
I stayed at the Sirtaj for 2 nights while attending a nearby business convention. On the positive site, the location is great, situated right off Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. The lobby and room styling is modern and up to date, and the friendliness of the staff and general cleanliness of the room and lobby were definitely up to standard.
But there are some significant issues:
1. Sound. The rooms are not very well insulated, and you can easily hear the conversations of your neighbors, and anyone who happens to be walking on the floor anywhere nearby. A tablet is provided in your room with a white noise app, and I had noise issues with the white noise app on full volume. If you are unlucky enough to have a first floor room, expect to hear lobby noise until fairly late at night as well.
2. The bar. Our bartender during the duration of our trip didn't know how to make a Manhattan (2 ingredients). I had to walk her through the process, with measurements. The result was a $17 cocktail that I had to instruct. Later we stuck with beers for sake of simplicity. At that time, we were the only 2 people in the bar (75 square feet max) but had a hard time getting her attention, as she was on her phone at the other end of the room. She did eventually come over with a glass of water that she proceeded to drink herself.
3. HVAC. The air unit was on the wall located above the desk area. It was controlled by a remote control device near the bed. I could punch in numbers, and see them on the remote, but I don't believe that the information ever got to the unit. The unit did not seem to activate at any time during my 2 day stay.
Overall, the stay was extremely underwhelming in light of the price.