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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

California - Hotel Review

Urban Oasis with European Flair

by Stacie Stukin

Sleek glass façade on Beverly Boulevard

Even though the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills sits on a busy intersection, the sound of cars whooshing by quickly becomes a nuisance of the past once you cross the glass and metal façade into the sleek lobby. This urban 295-room retreat underwent a $40 million renovation and the result is a sophisticated and welcoming nod to the European roots of this Accor group property.

Located in one of Los Angeles' best walking neighborhoods, the hotel is just a couple of blocks from the Robertson Boulevard stretch where the latest seen-on-starlet fashions are as omnipresent as the paparazzi who stalk them. The Beverly Center shopping center is across the street and if you walk in any direction, you'll find an array of excellent dining choices.

But all you need is right on site. The SO boutique stocks everything from Pop Rocks candy to Calypso-scented candles. With a space-age Internet bar and business center and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, there's no reason to miss correspondence. The SO Fit state-of-the-art fitness center has a team of personal trainers and indoor/outdoor feel with lots of open windows so you get plenty of fresh air while you pump iron. Or forget about muscle tone and head straight to the pool for some sun and a snack. If you like, get pampered at LeSpa at Sofitel, which will please those who covet Decléor and Carita luxury products.

Sophisticated guest room at Sofitel Los Angeles in California
Outdoor dining at Sofitel Los Angeles in California
Sophisticated guest room
Outdoor dining

When you're hungry, head to Estérel (formerly Simon L.A.) for Mediterranean cuisine. Then, there's the STONE ROSE Lounge opened by Rande Gerber (husband of Cindy Crawford) where the Hollywood set sips cocktails surrounded by leather and velvet.

For a respite from the hotel's nightlife bustle, settle into one of the guest rooms decorated in calming cream tones with splashes of subtle color. Enjoy the Roger & Gallet bath amenities, the rain shower heads, the flat-panel 32-inch LCD HDTV's and the ultra-plush bed. For a prime view of the Hollywood hills, request a room that faces north.

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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