Sofitel Los Angeles
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We just had a very nice stay at the Sofitel. The room was large and comfortable and extremely quiet. We appreciated the nice touches such as Lanvin products, welcome treats, and slippers. The gym is excellent for a hotel - it's possible to do a complete workout. We also enjoyed the walkable (for LA) location, with many restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
I just way to say this is the best hotel ever! I have stayed at many hotels and this by far exceeded any expectation we had for the area. When we arrived we were greeted by the doormen and valet and our luggage was loaded for us on a cart, our car taken to valet, and we went to check in. All the staff was so nice. The elevator requires you to scan your room card which makes me feel very secure. The room was very clean and beautiful. We had an event the next day and were only staying 1 night so we requested a late checkout. They offered us a 2:00pm checkout. Unfortunately, our event ran late and we did not get back to hotel until 3:00pm. When we arrived we were told no worries, our room was left undisturbed. We were so impressed that we decided to stay another night. The rates had gone up for the next night and the manager came over and matched our rate from the previous night. Doorman came over and offered to take our luggage back up. We were offered juice and freshly baked cookies as well which were amazing. Needless to say, if in the area again we would not even consider another hotel!
I will split the review in two. First the good bitsThe reception staff were very good and friendly, The room was nice and had a good view of the Hollywood sign, the breakfast was probably one of the best buffet breakfasts I have had. I loved the French toast and ate way too many of them. The location is good opposite the Beverly centre with a Macy's etc and not too far from the attractions. Lastly they honoured a late checkout due to my status with the hotel chain. Now the poor bits, we asked the concierge to assist us with a tour company to do the usual tourist sites and star homes. Do not take their recommendation, the company they recommended were awful and the staff/tour bus were not up to the standard you would expect to be associated with this hotel. The door staff did not seem interested in helping us get a taxi, we often had to walk to get one ourselves which isn't a big deal I know but seemed indicative. There was a constant smell of cannabis throughout the 6th floor which I know should be expected in America now that cannabis has been made legal but there seemed little effort to enforce the no smoking policy. The restaurants were closed the first night to all guests due to a private party but we were unaware until we arrived on the day, similarly we weren't told of the beautification works for several days at the front of the hotel until the day after they started. Admittedly it was not a major inconvenience just meant we had to walk around to get into the hotel but it would have been polite to have been told beforehand. Apart from the works the drive was always full of cars and people milling around as there's a carpark which appears to only have one exit and entrance straight onto the hotel drive way so we often had to watch where we were due to cars reversing, at times it was like having an obstacle course to get in. Now we get to my final peeve, the resort fee. Resort are illegal in Europe as they are an attempt to disguise the total price you pay when you are comparing hotels. I would have hoped that this being a European chain they would not stoop this low but sadly there I was checking out and paying $52 dollars. Ok it's not going to break the bank but it's the implication that they can take their guests for a ride I dislike. I wouldn't recommend this hotel in Los Angeles.
The room was very nice, sliding wardrobe , bar fridge, coffee making facilities.lovely big bathroom with rain shower. Shutters that opened to large windows looking out to beautiful views of the Hollywood Hills,Could just see the Hollywood sign, very nice staff, even saw the odd actor/ singer. Would definitely return.
The hotel is situated just outside of the Beverly Hills precinct and central to many attractions. It is a friendly establishment with attentive staff. The rooms are good but probably getting to the point where a refresh-renovation is required.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 295 Rooms
- 1 a la carte restaurant
- 1 bar
- Outdoor heated pool
- Fitness Centre
- Le Spa at Sofitel
- WiFi internet access
- Business center
- Laundry service
- Parking (fee)
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Satellite television
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Wireless Internet access
- Video games on TV
Resort Location Map
Sofitel Los AngelesLos Angeles,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3303
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