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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 SoBoutique stocks everything from Pop Rocks candy to Calypso-scented candles. With a space-age Internet bar, business center and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, corporate travelers can easily merge work and play. The high-concept SoFit 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. You can also take advantage of the outdoor pool for sunbathing and snacks in a private atmosphere. The hotel's height of relaxation, though, is LeSpa at Sofitel, which indulges guests with its soothing designer atmosphere, thoughtfully crafted treatments and products by Decléor and Carita.

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

House restaurant Estérel (formerly Simon L.A.) offers a menu of inventive French cuisine in a setting that is both playful and refined at the same time. In addition, small plates and cocktails can be enjoyed at Riviera 31.

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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