West Hollywood, California
Hotel 850 SVB
What it is
For a residential feel with all the pampering of a European inn, this is the spot: complete with gratis breakfasts and a roof deck.
What it isn't
All new. Designed with architect Marc Appleton and designer Rita Konig, the property is tucked around a classic 1918 bungalow that feels oh-so-L.A.
What we think
Let’s admit it: it can be hard to feel truly at home in a see-and-be-seen city like Los Angeles. But Hotel 850 SVB has made a welcoming retreat into such a total joy you may never want to stay anywhere else. Guest rooms are the definition of charming, with their warm seagrass wallcoverings, flickering fireplaces and balconies (in most rooms) and marble-lined bathrooms with Waterworks fixtures. Even in the starter 295-square-foot rooms, you’ll be pampered with Italian linens and fluffy robes and slippers, but we recommend upgrading yourself to the Petite Duplex. It’s a two-level suite within the original bungalow, and has a roomier 405-square-foot floor plan plus hardwood floors and soaring gabled ceilings that would make any Old Hollywood director swoon.
You're here because
You’re obsessed with starting your day right with comped hotel breakfasts…an addiction you picked up in Europe. Here, you can tuck into your freshly made pastries and farmer’s market fruits in a timeworn leather chair by a fireplace….ah.
At check-in, you’re offered a glass of wine like some ascendent VIP starlet…welcome home, indeed. You stroll up to the roof deck, determined to enjoy your tipple fireside as you watch the sun set pinkly over the palm trees. Divine.
Restaurants & Bars
Guest Chefs - acclaimed local chefs will make regular appearances to prepare an intimate, exclusive dinner for guests
Between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, about a mile walk from the iconic Greystone Mansion (where everything from Gilmore Girls to The Big Lebowski was filmed).