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
I stayed 5 nights at SLS and had a good stay. Well-located hotel, spacious rooms and very comfortable bed(as if we still need to mention in a luxury hotel room!) I found the large desks at the room convenient to both work and eat. Rooftop pool is chill with good views. I recommend you spare a night at The Bazaar at the hotel which is by Jose Andres, it doesn’t fail. Also make sure you see the dessert bar there too and grab a few goodies on your way up to the room. The negative that comes to mind was during the breakfast, I received an ice cold omelette which is definitely unacceptable. Its not the richest breakfast menu, I opted to go out for breakfast rest of the 4 days(since its LA, great places around for breakfast or brunch). Lastly, valet service is excellent with great attention and friendliness.
I've stayed at other hotels in LA, but sls was a first for me as it was a quick one night stay and got a nice deal. When I first arrived, check-in process was fast and smooth. However, when I got to the room, my keys wasn't functioning and couldn't open the doors to my room. Luckily there was a guy from engineering(I guess), and he quickly assisted to find me someone and deal with the issue. Later when I got in to the room, there was a sound and seems like it couldn't be turned off. So they kindly assisted me to change to another room. Everything was resolved in a timely manner and overall service was exceptional!
A great compliment to Zachary for leading a great team, outstanding service for John Paul and Julia. They both have shown efficient and true professional hospitality.
Apart from the great hospitality and service, the hardware was very thoughtful and entertaining. The location is very convenient as well. Will definitely be back.
I booked 3 rooms for a bachelorette party recently. On the day of check in, 2 of the rooms were not ready until 5pm! Check in time is at 4, and I had called the hotel a week in advance to let them know our arrival time. Can you imagine having 10 girls get ready in one room for a night in LA? When I brought this up with management, they lied and told me that the rooms were ready before 4, but they reported check in times for rooms that weren't even ours. Later during the weekend, housekeeping threw away personalized champagne flutes I had made for each of my friends! Why would you throw away a glass with someone's name printed on it? For a luxury hotel, the customer service is really terrible. I was told I would be contacted and reimbursed for the missing glasses, but this never happened AND the hotel stopped responding to me. Save yourself the trouble and book a different hotel!