I am typically a very loyal Hilton Honors member and I rarely stay at other hotels. But I had to attend a meeting in the heart of Beverly Hills and I didn't want to stay at the Hilton because prices were too outrageous. Now, Sirtaj wasn't exactly cheap either, but it was one of the lowest hotels in the area. I didn't know what to expect because there weren't many reviews. Come to find out, its because the hotel is very new.
I was impressed from the second I walked through the door. The front desk is setup more like an office desk at a bank, which I really liked. It seemed more personal. The room as amazing. Bathroom was very big, and might be too big. There is lots of space to move around in the bathroom and the shower was large and had a feeling of being "open." The bed was super comfy, and there was a high tech LG remote controlled a/c and heater unit on the wall. I was really impressed with the setup and decor of this place.
But was really sent me over the moon was the Lavazza branded espresso machine in the room. Yes, you could make espressos and latte's right there. They only had two capsules, and I am sure I could have asked for more. But it really made my morning to have a gourmet coffee like that.
I didn't get a chance to look at the restaurant (I think thats what it was in the back, the door was locked). But it looked very nice with outdoor seating? Also the bar was trendy and looked cozy. When I walked in there was ambient music playing that was very similar to Thievery Corporation. Being a fan myself, I think it really set the vibe. I think that the energy this place gives off is relaxing, yet upbeat and trendy. I think they did a great job. I don't travel to Beverly Hills often, but this boutique hotel really made me wish I had come in earlier.
Maggie worked the front desk when I checked in late, and was amazingly there super early in the morning when I checked out a few hours later. She looked as chipper as she did the night before. I asked her if she worked the night shift and she said no.