On a quiet residential street, located at the intersect between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, is an unassuming property, built in 1918 with a bungalow façade. This former home was purchased by the famed hotelier Jeff Klein last year, and has since been winning praise as the sister spot to the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel and San Vincente Bungalows.
Under the artistic direction of the British designer Rita Konig and the architect Mark Appleton, Hotel 850 SVB has renovated beautifully, while retaining its heritage home aesthetic, with cosy interiors curated with flair. Inspired by European residential style properties, where home comforts are perfectly married with the luxury and service of a contemporary hotel, Hotel 850 SVB offers the ultimate urban getaway that is a cut above its competitors.
Guests can immerse themselves in the charms of residential living while unwinding in the welcoming and intimate living-room, with its stylish mismatch of materials and quirky canary-yellow doors. Breakfast is a relaxed affair, set out each morning in the bright kitchen, complete with pastries, yoghurt and fresh fruit to help yourself as if you were staying the night with friends or family. And for those in search of a rooftop drink with panoramic views, the top floor offers vistas across the Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA, and is the perfect al fresco space, with an outdoor fireplace and a nightly ‘wine hour’.
The hotel’s 23 rooms vary in size, but all are equal in terms of style and panache. For single travellers, the powder-blue carriage-room is ideal, with a charming and quiet reading area. Or book into the One Bedroom suite, situated on the top floor, which comes with its own private terrace where you can arrange to have dinner served with incredible views.
Surrounded by the famous hotspots of LA, including Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue and Runyon Canyon, and achieving its ambition to be a hotel boasting ‘the comforts of home, with the luxury of leaving it behind’, Hotel 850 SVB is definitely a property to add to your must-visit list for 2020.
Hotel 850 SVB, from about £205 a room a night.