Location: Wilshire Blvd (near Rodeo, heart of Beverly Hills)
Price Point: $220+
Good For: Location/Proximity to Rodeo Drive/Wilshire Blvd/Rooftop Pool
Short Story: The Sixty is a great option for travelers that want to be in the heart of Beverly Hills but can’t spring for the over-the-top prices of the Beverly Wilshire or the Montage thanks to its semi-reasonable room rates and rooftop pool and bar.
The hotel was under construction when we arrived, but it was not very noticeable once inside the hotel. The lobby was on the smaller side, but had a very modern design with dim lighting and trendy (albeit limited) furniture. The lobby entrance is inside the parking garage which I do not like—I want to see an entrance from the street personally—and as soon as you walk in, the front desk is to your right. I would like to see a little more space from entrance to front desk to avoid congestion.
Adjacent to the lobby was the Caulfield’s restaurant. It had a nice V-shaped bar and a very open and light feel which can be nice for breakfast.
One thing I did not like was that they had a self-serve coffee setup at the bar in the restaurant, but had a sign next to it indicating it cost $5. I don’t mind them for not offering free coffee, but the setup leads to confusion and an awkward interaction for guests that is very avoidable.
Overall, this was a nicely decorated lobby with a super-trendy feel that was enjoyable to walk into.
The gym was surprisingly big for a hotel gym with a good mixture of free weights and machines. Definitely a great space to get a good work out in, especially considering how cramped Beverly Hills tends to be.
We stayed in a Deluxe King room on the 6th floor (corner room - 611). The
room itself was spacious but the bathroom was a tad small
comparatively, which I always hate. The bedroom should have been smaller and had that square footage added to the bathroom, especially because there was no furniture taking up any space.
The bed was very low-profile, with a very cool headboard that included mirrored panels that went up to the ceiling and extended out over the bed. It was maybe my favorite design element I have seen in a hotel.
The mini bar area was very interesting and included several gourmet snacks, a mini bottle of Coppola wine and few other treats. I thought the selection was one of the best I have seen at a mini bar in terms of the range and quality of selections. All surfaces were marble-type which was a very nice touch.
There was a small balcony big enough to stand but not big enough for furniture with a cool glass barrier.
The desk was small but functional, however Mary mentioned the lighting
was not very conducive to putting on makeup. The chair had a really cool design though.
The bathroom was a nice size itself, but the spacing was a little bit off. The toilet paper was in an odd spot, almost too far from the toilet and under the sink. I never understand how these things aren’t tested. The shower was a very nice size, and the black walls and contrast were a cool touch. They clearly chose materials that hid wear and tear which was a smart move. The shower curtain did not go all the way down to the ledge which created some overflow. The products were “Ren” brand and included an oatmeal-based soap which I liked. The plunger on the faucet appeared broken.
The design of the room was very nice, but I can tell they are not fully detailing the rooms enough as there was some wear-and-tear in the out of site places that bug me.
The Rooftop Pool/Bar is where the hotel really shines. The view from the
top all around the top level was fantastic. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. It was great!
With so few options in the area at this price point, the Sixty really excels at what it sets out to be- a trendy/hip spot that has an awesome pool scene up top. With hotels like this you can expect certain deficiencies in detail but the Sixty more than makes up for it with style and value. We really enjoyed our stay and would fully recommend.