Los Angeles, United States

Hotel 850 SVB

Price per night from$421.58

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If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD421.58), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Homeslice haven


Pride of WeHo

Hotel 850 SVB is a home-from-home hideaway with a rooftop terrace and rooms you won’t want to leave, even though the bright lights of West Hollywood are right outside. It’s owned by Jeff Klein, so you’re in good hands – his other hotel is the iconic Sunset Tower. British designer Rita Konig has created luscious interiors with seagrass walls, hardwood floors and pops of vibrant colour. Continental breakfast is laid out in the light-flooded lounge each morning; afterwards you can bar-hop and shop along Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of LA’s gay district, or take a hike up Runyon Canyon.

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Need to know


23, including two suites.


Noon, check-in 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.


Double rooms from £304.02 ($393), including tax at 15.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $28.88 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a Continental breakfast of pastries, yoghurts, granola and fresh berries.


The spacious interiors are wheelchair-friendly and there are lifts up to all rooms; the Superior Queen Accessible has an adapted shower.

At the hotel

Free WiFi. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, stocked minibar (refills for a fee), tea and coffee, custom-made bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Book the One Bedroom Suite for its supercharged spaciousness and al fresco dining table on the terrace – it’s on the top floor, so expect panoramic views over the city. If you’re travelling alone, the cornflower-blue Carriage House room has an adorable built-in bed and mini private library.

Packing tips

Bring your autograph book – it is the City of Stars after all.


Bring a dog (or two) for a flat fee of $100; they’ll be given treats and their very own bed. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Angeles.


All ages welcome. Cots for tots aged four-and-under can be added to all rooms.

Food and Drink

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Dress Code

Slippers and slacks

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but each day starts off with a spread of locally sourced organic produce laid out in the sunny breakfast room – expect coffee, pastries, yoghurt, granola and fresh fruit.

Hotel bar

There’s no bar, but wine and beer are available to purchase – enjoy your drinks in the sunny upstairs living room or on the rooftop terrace.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 10.30am.

Room service

You can order dishes to your room at any time of day, and there’s always the minibar, which is fully loaded with free snacks when you arrive.


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Hotel 850 SVB
850 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood
United States

Hotel 850 SVB is in West Hollywood, a city within a city – and celebrated gay district – in Los Angeles, and home to lively bars and restaurants along the Sunset Strip.


LAX airport is a major international hub, with direct flights to London, East Asia and South America. It’s 11 miles from the hotel, but allow an hour for the journey in traffic; the hotel arranges private transfers from $147 to $396, or you can take a cab. Burbank airport is closer (40 minutes’ drive from the hotel), and has flights from cities across the US. Call the Smith 24 team for help booking your travel.


Union Station is in Downtown LA, which is around 40 minutes by car from the hotel. Trains run up and down the California coast to Vancouver (39 hours) and San Diego (three hours); Amtrak’s ‘Southwest Chief’ line goes all the way to Chicago, via Las Vegas and Arizona (42 hours).


The car is king in LA, so hire one from the airport (or prepare to take taxis). The California coast is crying out for a road trip, too – stick to Route 1 and you’ll hit Santa Barbara, Big Sur and Monterey on your way to San Francisco (nine hours). Valet parking at the hotel is $48 per night.

Worth getting out of bed for

The scent of fresh pastries and rich coffee might reach you from the breakfast room – so go and help yourself then catch some rays on the rooftop. At sunset, there’ll be wine, cheese and mezze served, but you’ve plenty of time to explore the locale in the meantime. Downtown West Hollywood is a vibrant neighbourhood of shops, bars and restaurants – and it’s especially lively during Pride Week (early June). For straight-up retail therapy, make haste to The Grove, a big-ticket shopping complex with stores like Apple and Anthropologie alongside independent pop-ups.

For your culture fix, head to The Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive) and LACMA (5905 Wilshire Boulevard), which hosts exhibitions covering the full sweep of art history. The Original Farmers Market (6333 W 3rd Street) has been supplying the locals with field-fresh produce and the latest food fashions since 1934 – grab home-made ice cream from Bennett’s, apple pie from Du-Par’s, and LA’s very first pizza from Patsy D’Amore’s. The Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Boulevard) is a must for any self-respecting petrolhead, or anyone with even a passing interest in the supercars and cult motors of the past.

We’ve all seen the Hollywood sign on TV, but it’s still worth seeing in person. Combine this bucket-list sight with a hike in Runyon Canyon Park – you’ll get city panoramas and a good workout too.

Local restaurants

If you want buttermilk pancakes in WeHo, you want The Griddle Cafe (7916 Sunset Boulevard), where they’re served the old-fashioned way, doused in syrup and icing sugar; it gets busy, so prepare to wait in line for the pleasure. Gracias Madre (8905 Melrose Avenue) is a master of organic vegan Mexican; sit at the tiled bar under the vaulted warehouse ceiling, or out on the terracotta patio. Connie and Ted’s (8171 Santa Monica Boulevard) does some of the best lobster rolls this side of New England, along with catch-of-the-day fish and a mix-and-match raw bar. You’ll never forget dinner at Barton G. (861 N La Cienega Boulevard), where meticulously crafted dishes include popcorn shrimp served in an actual popcorn-maker, and Cuban ‘cigars’ sculpted from gianduja. Stroll over to West Hollywood, a 10-minute walk away, for dinner at Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar; order colourful plates of citrus and sesame shishitos or portobello fries to start, then move on to creamy bacon-laced mac & cheese or spicy TomTom tacos.

Local bars

Signature cocktails come with views of the Hollywood Hills at rooftop bar L.P. (603 N La Cienega Boulevard); go for the Where Love Lives, with mezcal, passionfruit, guava and Thai chili, or Bad Medicine with whisky, lemon and raspberries. Join the silver-screen stars for jazz and cocktails at Jeff Klein’s other hotel, Sunset Tower (8358 Sunset Boulevard).


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Los Angeles  and unpacked their suncream and surf snaps, a full account of their Southern California break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel 850 SVB? in West Hollywood…

It’s a good job you know what number it is, because otherwise you might walk right past No 850 without noticing. For many years this West Hollywood bungalow was just a (very nice) home, and in many ways it still is. There’s no restaurant or bar, but instead you’re invited to help yourself to baskets of fresh pastries, spirits from the drinks cabinet, and wine on the rooftop terrace. The lounges entice you with fireside armchairs and stacks of books, but you can retreat to your spacious room too – for a long soak in the bath perhaps, or a(nother) nap in your Italian linen-dressed bed. From the window (or balcony), you can look out over La La Land, or just check out what the neighbours are up to in their backyards. Amid the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Hotel 850 SVB is low-tempo sanctuary. Sure, it’s a hotel, but it doesn’t always feel like one.

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Price per night from $392.70