SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Looking Guests
- Hollywood razzle-dazzle from the valet court to the rooftop pool deck
- Philippe Starck design that pairs modern opulence with tongue-in-cheek chic
- The Bazaar restaurant by chef José Andrés continues to set the West Coast standard for small plates
What To Know
- On busy La Cienega Boulevard, centrally located for sights, shopping, restaurants and nightlife
- Taxi fare is about $50 from Los Angeles International Airport. The ride takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic
- Valet parking: $38 overnight. Internet access is $14.95 a day
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Philippe Starck’s sleek design includes eye-catching details at every turn. Translucent glass stag heads top shelves in the lobby lounge, a solid black plastic steed wears a lampshade on its head by the reception desk, and playful glossy fashion photography graces the elevators and landings.
Bed & Bath
Flash and dazzle continue in the guestrooms. Among the custom-designed Starck furniture are platform beds that seem to float in the center of the room, a desk behind them and a tufted banquette against the window. One thing you don’t immediately see: the TV, which hides behind a frosted glass wall and shows up only when you turn it on. In the bathrooms, moody gray marble is a sophisticated backdrop for the tub and rain shower. Bath products in the rooms are by the hotel’s Ciel spa. One delightfully non-minimalist touch: colorful stained glass stemware for your in-room bottle of Evian.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant, the Bazaar, continues to set the standard five years after it opened, with celeb chef José Andrés’s traditional tapas and out-there small plates of molecular gastronomy (from the “not your everyday caprese” salad of balls of cherry tomatoes and mozzarella that burst in your mouth, to tiny Philly cheese steaks on “air bread”). Make it extra special with the 20-plus-course tasting menu in the SAAM private dining room.
The Bazaar’s bar is a party scene par excellence, with libations steaming with dry ice or topped with cotton candy, and there are also elegant desserts, from wafer-thin chocolates to sour cherry marshmallows. The adjacent Regalo boutique is unlike any hotel gift shop we’ve ever seen: items that define eclectic, from fashionable lighters to day-glo teddy bears and an amazing selection of art books.
The Ciel spa, resplendent in white-on-white, offers a full complement of beauty, body and massage treatments, and from the rooftop pool deck you can look through giant picture frames at the views of the skyscrapers of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and the Hollywood Hills beyond.
In the Area
Many of L.A.’s cultural, culinary and fashion highlights are within a couple of miles and are reachable by the hotel’s shuttle. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest museum in the western U.S., and the Annenberg Space for Photography presents consistently stunning shows. Top tables include Comme Ça, Fig & Olive and Nobu. Fashion rules on Rodeo Drive, or find design inspiration at Pacific Design Center. And West Hollywood’s nightlife shimmers on the Sunset Strip and the gay district around Santa Monica Boulevard, where the SLS’s parent, SBE, owns the Abbey, L.A.’s legendary gay bar, which welcomes all comers.
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This hotel is an amazing hotel in terms of decor, and design. The service is amazing. The room is modern and beautiful. It is also wide room with amazing lighting and mirrors. I recommend everyone going to LA to stay in this hotel
Everyone single person on the staff was wonderful. From the time you pull up to the housekeeping- all were friendly and helpful. The bar at The Bazzar has the buzz of a great nightclub without the loud music.
Now the bad- this place is designed like a house of mirrors in a acid trippin dream from Alice in Wonderland. There are mirrors and shiny metal everywhere you turn.
The rooms are also ultra modern with hard reflective surfaces everywhere. It’s just too much for me. I felt more anxious than relaxed most of the time I was here.
They’re undergoing a renovation now, so be prepared for construction noise.
Fabulous hotel with the most amazing staff and incredible amenities. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious. The attention to all the details and amenities in the room was so well done. Love the car service with a very friendly driver and beautiful vehicle. Thank you for taking such good care of us during our stay. Can't think of anything we could change. We wished we could have taken advantage of the pool but sadly the weather in LA did not co operate but the pool area is gorgeous!. We have nothing but praise for this property and highly recommend for anyone staying in the area.
From the second we drove onto the property to the time we checked out we felt like the Hollywood elite. The lobby, restaurants, rooms, fitness center, and pool were all on par. Great experience and very cool place.
Our daughter choose the SLS Hotel to celebrate her birthday & all the hotel staff went above & beyond to make her stay unique and special. From a hotel suite upgrade & champagne & chocolates delivered at check-in to a hand-written happy birthday card signed by the hotel staff, the SLS goes out of their way to make an impact on a guest's hotel experience. A special thank you to chef concierge Zachary and the front office team for arranging these special surprises for Ally. I highly recommend the SLS for their impeccable service, beautiful suites and personalized details. The SLS is truly one of Los Angeles' greatest hotels!