Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills
What We Love
- Celeb sightings at the French-chic Estérel restaurant
- 5,000-square-foot spa with free facility access for guests
- Riviera 31 is the hotel's swank lounge
- Knowledgeable and efficient concierge
What To Know
- Many rooms face the façade of the Beverly Center (a multi-story shopping mall)
- Free low-bandwidth WiFi in the lobby and guestrooms; high-bandwidth WiFi is an additional charge
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Sofitel is the epitome of stylish young Tinseltown. The chain’s French roots show up in elegant and abstract floral arrangements and an antique-style mural of the city, while the sexy, dark palette, the dramatic, sculptural staircase and the oversize contemporary art root it firmly in LA. The cozy postmodern décor flows through the lobby and outside onto a terrace lined with firepits and a waterfall wall. Upstairs, blond wood walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and pillowtop beds draped in soft striped throws create a soothing, spa-like feel in the 295 rooms. Glass-walled bathrooms have rainfall showers with benches and Lanvin bath products. Expect techy perks such as HDTVs and Bose Wave radios with iPod docks. Come nightfall, you don’t have to go outside for stargazing. Estérel is often dotted with sophisticated celebs, while the swank Riviera 31 has a sexy, cozy atmosphere. And if you overindulge, LeSpa at Sofitel will help you heal with a full menu of treatments, a fitness center, sauna and heated outdoor pool.
In the Area
On a corner at one of LA’s busiest intersections, where Beverly Hills meets West Hollywood and opposite the Beverly Center, you’re well situated for exploring LA. Stroll the trendy shops of Robertson Boulevard, a few blocks from the hotel. Go native with a spicy peanut kale or crispy seitan katsu at macrobiotic vegan café M Café de Chaya, or join the showbiz types indulging in rich Tuscan fare at Ago, which is co-owned by Robert De Niro. If you need a break from the seen-and-be-seen vibe of the Riviera 31, walk a block to the speakeasy-style Roger Room. Or rise above the scene altogether with a visit to the Getty Center, Richard Meier’s sprawling travertine museum perched on a mountaintop above Santa Monica.
How to Get There
We were upgraded to the Hollywood Suite, great view, room was clean, amazing shower. The decor of the hotel is just beautiful and very “Instagramable”. The breakfast buffet was the best I’ve ever seen in a hotel!
The only complaint (nothing is ever perfect) I would have was the bed were too soft. There was this big soft cover over the mattress but even after removing it, we still found it too soft.
Great location and excellent staff. For being in the heart of LA, Melrose district, you couldn't stay at a better hotel. Walking distance to Beverly Center, Melrose, Pacific Design Center, etc. Book it!
We stayed at this hotel as a family visiting our son and daughter in law who live in Hollywood. The hotel is spotless and nice decor. Room was lovely looking out onto the Hollywood hills with a huge comfy bed and nice bathroom. Room cleaned every day and even had a turn down service each evening. Water left in room and tea/coffee maker. The breakfast was excellent and and a special mention to Sergio and Eric who took good care of us. All staff were brilliant from front reception onwards. A great hotel and I’m sure we will be back to visit. I was also very impressed with how lovely the staff were to my two year old granddaughter. Well done Sofitel!