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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
Stayed for 4 nights with my daughter on a recent mother daughter trip to LA. Our room was lovely with a great garden terrace. The beds are so comfy. The robes were fantastic. Lots of towels and space in the bathroom to spread out your personal items. Hate the metal sink ( felt like I was at the dentist every time I spit after brushing my teeth). Shower was spacious and good pressure. The lighting in this hotel is AWFUL... please fix this SLS! There are no table lamps beside the bed... the bathroom lighting makes it impossible to do one's make up , even tried moving to the main room and opened the blinds but it didn't help. There are mirrors everywhere which is great for getting dressed as I find a full length mirror is hard to find in other hotel rooms. The elevators are readily available. The spa looked beautiful and guests could use the facilities without booking a treatment. I was not a fan of the room service menu but the few things we ordered were good ( continental breakfast, latte). All staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the use of the house car and found the driver so friendly and nice.
Every staff member -- front desk, housekeeping, servers, and everyone in between -- is a leader and a tremendous asset for SLS Beverly Hills. It doesn't matter your question or request, this hotel makes it happen without hesitation and always with a smile.
If leadership starts at the top, the front desk director sets the tone. Pierre went out of his way to ensure my stay was comfortable and memorable. He offered the kind of service I haven't seen at other luxury hotels where I feel guests are treated according to the class of room they book. Pierre treats all guests like royalty.
Bryan also stands out. I checked in quite late and realized that I forgot to pack contact lens solution. Bryan happened to be walking by, so I asked where I could get solution so late. Within minutes, he had the product I needed. What's more, he is the safety & security adviser, yet instead of referring me to a more appropriate staff member, he went out of his way to help me.
This is now my go-to hotel in LA. The rooms are modern and clean, and as mentioned, the service is excellent.
Recent stayed for 3 days at SLS post a Mexico trip with friends.
The hotel is well located with great F&B in-house as Bazaar and Tres by Jose Andreas. Greeted with champagne at check in is always a good start!
The suites are well appointed with a living and dining area and separate bedroom. Beds are comfortable and king sized. Bathrooms are excellent though don’t feature baths.
Breakfast is Spanish inspired and coffee is excellent. Hotel is walking distance to Beverly Centre and also shops and Saks outlet store.
Staff are service savvy and Super polite helping with anything that’s needed. We will be back SLS!
My 2 college daughters and I loved staying at the SLS Hotel! From the friendly, helpful bell/valet staff always greeting you with a smile to the attentive housekeeping, it’s now one of our favorite hotels.
SLS is a nice hotel which has been completely renovated. If you are a foodie, this is a great hotel to have breakfast, lunch and dinner by Chef Jose Andres all at the hotel!
The rooftop pool is decent.
They also welcome you with a relaxing glass of champagne which sets the mood right...