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
The hotel is fabulous. Very clean, quiet and great staff. Great views, comfortable beds! Breakfast is top-notch. European/French style combined with American. Always staying at Sofitel. Will come again.
We have stayed in many Sofitel across the Accor group and this one is very nice with very helpful staff.
This was the end of our trip down the California coast road from San Fransisco to LA. So it was a great way to finish the trip as the room was very well maintained with great compliments.
Certainly worth the value for the evening and compliments to the service from all staff.
Look forward to staying on our next visit from Australia.
Me and my aunt were going to Beverly Hills for a bit. Last year we stayed at Andaz which was great. This one however has a smaller room and not much space to “hang out” . I think they need some cabanas by the the poolside.The staff were great though🙂.Not very pricey for 7 nights though!!!
My husband has difficulty walking and on both this trip and our stay in December Eric was great about pushing my husband in a wheelchair, carrying my husband's walker down from our room, and getting our luggage out of our room and having it held until we returned from a doctor's appointment. He's the best! All of the staff members were particularly helpful this trip, but Eric always goes above and beyond. As we were leaving he made three trips to our room: one to bring my husband down to the lobby in a wheelchair, one to bring my husband's walker, and one to bring our luggage. We know we can count on him!
Motivated, sincere staff everywhere I encountered them. I felt very welcome. I truly felt my business was appreciated. Reception and greeting on arrival, opening car door, assisting with baggage, opening lobby doors in anticipation of front desk check-in. I could find no faults. A magnificent property under very capable leadership.