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.
How to Get There
Have not stayed at this hotel in three or four years, but it is still lots of fun with great amenities and service. Love the restaurant scene with a Jose Andres signature restaurant on property. Staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. Will definitely stay here again on another business trip to LA.
The Beverley Hills SLS Hotel is eclectic and somewhat avant-garde, but don’t let that fool you. Service is traditional five star from the front desk to the valet car service. Staff is unfailingly polite and is always asking how our stay is going, if there is anything we need and above all, QUICK. The attached restaurant (The Bazaar) is superb and defiantely worth it, even if you only went for dessert (we did both dinner and dessert). It’s a great people watching spot too. I like the location of the SLS, Rodeo Drive is 7 mins away and there are any number of restaurants and other shopping close by. Two Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s are within minutes also. It has a real LA vibe and you’ll just love staying here, I can’t imagine staying anywhere else when visiting LA.
Great location. Superb hotel. I was treated like a queen. This is the 2nd time staying here
Would recommend it to everyone.
The services at this hotel are excellent, if you have any questions or anything you need they are right there to help you.
This hotel is nice but not wow, rooms are modern and cool but are not great : first the room was upgraded to a suite which was nice. But the suite smelt strong (not a bad smell but a strong cleaning smell). We moved to another room which was ok. No view from the rooms. Sometimes even just a wall. However, the bedroom had no window (only the living room had) which made it look like they made a suite out of a junior suite. Bathroom was beautiful but no bath and just a wall head (no hand shower).
Breakfast is ok but the continental breakfast (buffet) is pretty small and not a 5 stars hotel restaurant. Moreover, as in FHR (amex) reservations we usually get included breakfast, and this is usually a great continental or a full breakfast. Here they charge you for the latte something like 10 USD (not included....) not to mention every other charge iuf you want eggs or something like that.
Nice location, nice hotel, but nothing to become crazy about for the price we pay.
Great location, beautiful rooms, very good service. Well done with the recent refurbishment. Very clean and larfe rooms. Angela is a lovely concierge and Patrice a wonderful guests relation manager. Overall a positive experience.