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
Hotel is located in an excellent spot in Beverly Hills next to West Hollywood, 45 minutes from LAX. If your primary target is tourism I will recommend this hotel or look another in this area (10 minutes to Rodeo, 15 Walk of Fame, 25 to Universal, 30 Santa Monica). Traffic is a big concern in LA and you must take care of it.
After a 13 hour flight from Madrid we had a fast and warm check in, our Accord status was prepared and in 5 minutes we were in our room. Our room was oriented to main street that some other reviewers said that is noisy. I strongly disagree; we slept like a child and some noise from a distant ambulance but not any complain.
Room size was good and bathroom had a good size also. Furniture and equipment was modern and well maintained, everything was clean and also seems to management did a great job in this part. Best part, king size bed, one of my best in Sofitel experience. Night rest was my main concern in this kind of leisure travels and this King is in my top list. Also huge TV with good selection and well stocked minibar (overpriced like all hotels worldwide).
Other complains of some customers is valet parking. I think that is one of best valets I´ve ever tried, fast and reliable with an excellent team. It is expensive (45 $) like all LA parking (Walk of fame 25 $, Santa Monica 20 $, street park 4 $/h). Therefore, compare with LA parking rates this valet seems a good option.
Overall excellent. Highlight King bed and Human team (front desk, cleaners and valet)
Well located to shops and restaurants.. Nice Bar, Restaurant too..King room needed some TLC, but comfortable nevertheless..All staff were very helpful.. Being from overseas we couldn't quite get our head around not having a top sheet on the bed?
We hosted a record and video release party at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 20, 2019. From the beginning to the end our experience was stellar. Made so by Allison Fleshner and her co-workers and staff. In particular Raul Rubio. After showing me where the load-in dock was, (we had lots of A/V gear), proceeded to roll up his sleeves and helped with load-in. Totally unexpected but greatly appreciated. The chefs did an amazing food tasting for us the week before so we could plan our menu. I think we ordered everything. It was amazing!
The service was fast and friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, the staff were so nice. The location is just perfect for someone a person that doesn't have a car because the hotel is next to Bloomingdale's mall, there was a lot of restaurants and things to do. The best part about the stay is that i forgot a small bag in the room and the service guy Raul Rubio called me and told me that i left something in the room so he contacted and sent it to my home in Boston within 3 days, also he kept tracking with me until i received it.
From the moment I checked in at the hotel to the moment I left was amazing
I got there late at night and the staff couldn't be more welcoming. Tye especially was able to accommodate some requests about being closer to my family and showing me around whilst the system was having a reboot also the beautiful artwork 50c chair with the hidden Spanish dollar!! The rooms are spacious and relaxing and the breakfast and the staff are so amazing and willing to do anything to make your stay that much more relaxing. :)