My stay at The Moment Hotel was great. But interesting. I have to write an extended and careful review. Why? Every inch of The Moment is carefully planned and detailed and thought out. A team of architects and designers have worked this baby to the bone and it shows. It irritates at times as well but so what? Someone says “it’s a redeveloped old motel” but you’ll never notice. The place absolutely welcomes and sparkles. It’s still just months old but the friendly staff really does care about it and keeps everything beautifully. First off… I’m 63 and overweight so I don’t think I’m the “young Hollywood” urban hipster target demo but looking around there were lots of people who were a bit off the chart of uber cool. At least no one called me gramps. I got a great deal on Priceline.com and price + lots of stars always being my first concern I was very happy to land where I did. Lots of parking, never a problem, really sweet deck/bar where I never saw a person except the never ending show on Sunset Blvd. Great friendly welcome. It’s only two floors but with multiple suitcases the elevator was very welcome. Hollywood and the area is interesting. Very quiet tree lined side streets that felt safe to me. I’ve got my old school NYC street radar always going. But who knows? Here’s where the fun stuff starts: the details. Everything here is a bit complicated and awesome.
1. I’m not a government employee or high security so I had yet to use a card you pass over the lock to get in. I felt like I was in a movie. Looking for a slot that wasn’t there.
2. I go to lock the door once inside but the security lock is something that takes me minutes of playing with it until it just quietly flips out.
3. The blinds are electric and getting them to work takes practice. Later I’ll watch a woman from outside as she yanks and yanks. After a while… I get it. The view out back is straight at an apartment build. Zero interest.
4. More plugs than I have any idea what to do with. If you are a techie: welcome to nirvana.
5. A giant TV fit for a family room with Dish and a million channels I will never figure out how to use. There was something very odd about a huge Anderson Cooper in my room.
6. Keurig coffee pods! YES!
7. Whoever designed these rooms does not read. Ceiling spotlights for reading? Irksome.
8. The shower was another mystery. Big beautiful walk in glass doors with a huge rain shower and had unit. But if you dare to push that button to switch from hand to rain you will get the freezing shower treatment. Push and jump back. And you cannot switch back without turning off the water.
9. The soap and various stuff at the sink and shower are in pumps. They shoot straight at you and not down into your hand.
10. The entire creation is one of angles, greens, greys, purples, and oranges. You’ll never feel like you are at a Comfort Inn.
11. What ever happened to wash towels for the hands and face? I like them. And missed them.
12. The parking lot is either black poured or painted black. It’s cool. The stair support art was cool and showed an added commitment to detail.
13. The outside doors are automatic and open every time you walk by. Then the staff has to lean out and look to see who is there. They needed a notch cut through the wall.
14. When I ran into something very obvious and simple I started suspecting there was a trick to everything but there wasn’t.
The place is interesting, safe, and quiet, detail oriented, easy to get in and out of, and cares about you. It is a work of imaginative art and scores high as a realized vision. Yes there are some odd details but what the hell… yeah… what the hell! Who cares? Not me.
The neighborhood is good. Aroma Café across the street with good food, guitar and drum world you are in my friends: checkout the guitar hand prints at Guitar Center across street. Ralph’s grocery a few blocks west. Pinkberry down the street. And always an easy place for your car in Car City. Have your moment at The Moment. I loved it.
if you want a view the back rooms are not for you. Make sure you ask what the view is.
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