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The Standard, Hollywood
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in West Hollywood
New York, New York
1 review
“The Standard”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lots of fun to stay here and a great location. Restaurant downstairs has limited but high-quality menu. Nice outside pool area for drinks and conversation. And check out the "performance art" behind the reception desk.


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thanks Michael R!
Come back and see us again soon ! FYI, we just launched our new cocktail program which is fantactic - made with hand crafted liquor & fresh ingredients. Summer is practically here so come enjoy food and drinks on our pool deck.
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great location. Great staff. Great surroundings. Great atmosphere. Simply a wonderful and very cool hotel! I can warmly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to add a little glamour to the Hollywood experience.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Anders F,
Thanks for your review and we’d love to welcome you back soon.
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I'm a big fan of the Standard hotels -- I've stayed in most of the properties. This is one of the least-frills. It's a converted older hotel with lots of creative design touches, some of them successful (great pool, cute cafe) some of them less so (the silver beanbag chair -- ick).

It could use a bit of an update -- it's starting to feel a bit like A Place That Was Pretty Cool 11 Years Ago.

Perfect place to have poolside drinks. The restaurant is good and room service is surprisingly tasty. Crowd can get a little iffy -- expect lots of tacky club-types and twentysomethings throwing Red Bull and vodka parties in the room down the hall. They're not anything you can't avoid.

The bottom line: it's central to everything and has a lot of character. It's got its quirks, but there's nothing average about it, at least. It's a fun place to stay if the Best Western next door would bore you or have too many families.

Go have a cocktail at the pool and enjoy one of the best sunset views in LA. Just don't touch the beanbag chair.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Frequent_Sleeper2014 - thank you for visiting The Standard, Hollywood. So happy to hear that you’re a fan of our Brand ! Our location in West Hollywood is the original and the concept of this location is to provide a cool and fun environment while being affordable. The crowd we get here is very diverse but generally they are really fun people. We encourage everyone to enjoy themselves but we do not tolerate rowdy behavior – our Guest Relations Agents are always around and respond to that type of situations quickly. BTW, we want to assure you that our our Housekeeping Department cleans our bean bag chairs in each room thoroughly after every departure! Again, we really appreciate your recent visit and your feedback.
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from the reviews I had read here but I was told by a friend that it was a great hotel. We weren't disappointed. It's very cool, very LA and very affordable. Great cocktails by the pool. Rooms aren't spectacular but have everything you need.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
CassieCobain,

Sounds like you had a great time with us! We aim to provide friendly service, fun environment, quality product while keeping it affordable. That is why we have become home away from home to so many of our guests and a living room or mobile office to our neighbors. Please come back soon.
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Just came to LA and stayed here with a good friend of mine....located in the heart of the strip, The Standard in Hollywood has so much to offer in addition to its great location. They have a friendly staff, a cafe with great food/drinks, and an eclectic live music scene that happens on Wednesdays, called Desert Nights, which was especially cool...I strongly recommend choosing this as your accommodation when visiting Los Angeles! You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We we're on honeymoon and this is not a place to honeymoon! The pool vibe was super gay (which is fine but it surprised me!) the loungers and seats we're very tired and needed updating. The room was large but dated with a huge balcony over looking downtown but no patio furniture?! The air con did not work and it was one million degrees. I felt a little lied to by the website- in reality the rooms we're not 'design' and almost 70's (in a bad way). We we're supposed to stay for 3 nights but checked out after the first night, the room was too hot and I felt like I was staying in Marbella. We checked into the roosevelt and it was amazing! They also upgraded us to a suite for being honeymooners!
You gotta be pretty young to enjoy this place, we felt old at 30. Oh and it would probably be more enjoyable if you were gay too.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Amaka1,
We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We are located in West Hollywood which is very diverse in its population. The city is known for many fun and creative festivities such as Halloween Festival and one of the best and largest Gay Pride Celebration in the West Coast, therefore, our hotel embraces the diversity and our vibe reflects that. We work hard at ensuring everyone of our guest feels a part of this great city. Our design aesthetic is decidedly minimal – rooms are dotted with Andy Worhal’s poppy print drape, custom design wool blanket by a local artist, and custom bean bag chair. We incorporate art into the design rather than displaying. But we understand that our design philosophy isn’t for everyone. And actually, you should not have felt old while staying with us. You’d be surprise at the age range of our regular guests! We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I'm just over 30 and I found this place very uncomfortable. Felt like I was sleeping over a relatives house. Didn't feel at home or welcome.

Positives first. It's clean. Here's where the coolest kids hang out. Ppl who stay here have stepped out of a fashion catalogue. The lobby looks like a ikea explosion. Rooms contain a bed, TV, bean bag and an iPod dock. And not much else. Very funky decor. The bathroom has a floor to ceiling mirror to watch yourself shower, poolside there's music and right on site a sexy 24/7 restaurant. Cool kids staff the place- no suits and ties here!! Best mini bar I've ever seen full of amazing goodies from food to CDs to booze to candles and a cactus! Oh and it's in a great location too! If you're a trendy type you'll think this place is cool. It's open 24/7.

Fun....right? Sure. As long as you come for the party and the food then decide to sleep elsewhere!

Negatives: Thin walls. Air con is too hot. You can hear people and music late most nights. From our "quiet" room. No shelves or drawers in the room so had clothing sprawled everywhere. And no kettle or coffee--I was told this was so you spend less time in your room (that you paid for)!! Valet is $34 a day. The bed was comfy but due to noise we couldn't really sleep in it. Was the bean bag to put over our ears to block out the noise??? ;)

For this reason I would advise against staying here. If you want to go to bed at a reasonable hour (like 11pm) you won't get any sleep until the Dj leaves (2am???)

The Standard is like a sky high pair of stiletto heels....really really cute, designed beautifully......great to look at....and you feel good for about an hour in them....but pretty soon you realise it's just not comfortable or practical to stay in them!!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Standard, Hollywood
Address: 8300 W Sunset Blvd, At Sweetzer, West Hollywood, CA 90069-1516
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Location: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Standard, Hollywood 3.5*
Number of rooms: 139
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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