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
- 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
I was very disappointed. It was my fault I didn't really read up on what I was getting, but I wasn't very happy. Parking is $45.00 a day, The in-room refrigerator was filled with the hotels stock and if you remove anything it is a charge. Snacks and refreshments are cluttering up the room. I wasn't impressed with the room size either. I got the feeling that the room we were given was an overflow room, tucked in between the elevator and ice machine. Soundproofing was excellent, however. Staff was excellent but I got the feeling that I was kind of questionable because was shocked at the cost of parking and extra charges. (Only one individual) most staff were great. I was lead to believe that breakfast was complimentary. It isn't. About $30 . See "Cattle and Claw" review for the restaurant. All in all I wasn't very impressed.
We had a lovely experience at the Sofitel. The staff were very kind and helpful during our entire stay! The location is fairly convenient, in that we were able to drive our rental car everywhere we wanted to visit, though there isn't much within walking distance.
May 26, 2018. My 2nd stay with this hotel and is still great. Rooms have been renovated, good size room and bathroom. Just as comfortable as I recalled from my 1st visit 8 years ago. Bed is extremely comfortable.
Great location , lots of good Resturant in walking distance and close to shopping mall. You can just stroll down to the groove in 15 mins walk and Beverly center is just across the hotel.
Will definitely stay again.
Good location and usually 4-6 doormen to assist. The in-house restaurant was very good, my wife liked the patio which had good salads. The desk and service staff was 1st rate. The roof-top pool was small but never crowded. I would recommend the Sofitel, although it is a little over-priced but not ridiculous.
Thanks to all staff, especially very friendly Marta in restaurant.
Also very comfortable bed and room.
Minor problem with air conditioning... nobody’s fault, but fixed immediately on notification.
Would stay there every visit to Los Angeles.
Wis Accor would open more hotels in United States!