This is an interesting hotel, and I guess it was what I had in mind when we decided to stay here. The check-in staff was really nice, Dominique I think was his name. Our room was on the end of the hallway on a corner balcony, it was HUGE. In fact too big, the bed was about 5 metres from the TV and it just seemed odd to have to walk for so long to get anywhere!
The room is kind of 70s chic, lots of blues which isn't the most cosy of colours, I really liked the orange bathroom though. Lobby is odd, a woman appears to be employed to sit in a glass box behind reception in the evenings and the valets are kind of porn starish... I dunno it's an odd place, but as I said before, it was kind of what I was expecting.
Oddly as we were checking out on a Sunday there appeared to be some sort of pool party happening and the whole lobby stunk of weed. People were rolling up in the corner as we waited for our car to the airport. No one in the hotel seemed to be paying much attention to this, instead focusing on carding the teens who appeared to be breezing past to join in the fun.
Plus points for me were the amazing views over the pool onto LA, the location was good as you could stroll down to Santa Monica Boulevard, and we appeared to be a short enough drive from most of the spots.
Downside was the odd crowd the place attracted (euro-trash, business men having affairs, teens smoking pot) plus the price was a little high for a hotel that did seem a bit dated around the edges...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Standard, located in the heart of the Sunset Strip, is a true original catering to a young-spirited clientele who appreciate the hotel's "timeless modern" design and offbeat sensibility. The hotel features a floor to ceiling shag carpeted lobby lounge, a live DJ at the front desk, an outdoor pool with a sundeck covered in cobalt blue Astroturf, an ongoing exhibition devoted to fine art video, and live performance art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Standard, Hollywood Hotel West Hollywood
- Standard Hotel Hollywood