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The Standard, Hollywood
Ranked #17 of 19 Hotels in West Hollywood
Reviewed May 6, 2014

I've been at the hotel for 8 nights! If you choose this hotel you have to be aware that it is not like a regualr hotel. The athmosphere is great and very young-ish whic includes very relaxed people (at the reception and the valet parking as well, not very much friendly though).
I've gotten a room with pool view, very nice. The rooms are sort of 80's glamour style and I liked them. the coomon area as well, same style.
If you get a pool view room bear in mind that they have music by the pool till midnight, which you can hear clearly in your room.
The pool is great and so are the people enjoying it.

I confirm that there is a bad smell in the corridors and in some rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review The Standard, Hollywood. Our Design Team along with our Culture Team work really hard at creating aesthetic and feel that are true to our culture while respecting the locale of this building. So glad you had a good experience with us. We do hope you’ll join us in the near future!

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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Having visited The Standard in New York we felt comfortable booking in LA expecting great quality. DO NOT be fooled! This is a very average hotel. Firstly, it looks like they bought a cheap motel and converted it. Secondly, there appears to be no insulation throughout the building so you can here guests around you constantly. We are a young couple from London out most nights, not an elderly couple so we generally don't get bothered by noise.

There are many other flaws - it is expensive for what you get (big empty room). There is no gym, you have to go up the road and pay. You can't get served breakfast until 9.30am by the pool or anywhere outside. The list goes on.

A tip for the Standard - stop wasting money paying that girl to sit in a glass box trying to look cool and start investing in more important things. This hotel is ruining your brand.

After 2 night we actually moved to The Andaz just across the road. Significantly better in all respects and would highly recommend for the same price. Do yourselves a favour - if you want to stay on Sunset Blvd try The Andaz.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Alistair,
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and glad to hear that you like our younger sister hotel on NYC. The Standard, High Line is truly an amazing to hotel to stay in New York; a destination by itself. I am sorry you did not enjoy our location as much, but I wanted to share a little bit of the thought behind the concept of this location. The West Hollywood location was the original and seeks to offer a fun and cool environment while keeping our rates affordable to our guests. Therefore some of the amenities offered at our larger and newer locations are not available at this location e.g. on-site gym. However, we have an affiliation with a local gymnasium, at a nominal rate our guests have full access to their facilities and great classes. Our Restaurant and room service is at your service 24/7, but pool side dining starts at little later this is due to flow of business; outdoor demands simply starts later in the morning. Please feel free to reach out if I can help with anything else.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed in this hotel with my husband for our 7th year anniversary. This hotel is perfect in the West Hollywood area friendly employees our room was beautiful and clean comfortable bed the restroom was nice love the shower the pool was nice. Delicious food in the restaurant definitely My husband and I we will staying again in this amazing hotel the staff are well trained with customer service skills they made us feel amazing love everything. thanks for the hospitality.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Jose,
Thanks for your reviews. Lovely to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us and we thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. I will be sure to share your compliments with our staff. This is the reason why we do what we do on a daily basis. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel seems to defy a consensus with ratings split equally between excellent and terrible.
It's basically a motel style property with a little designer frou frou sprinkled on top. Personally, when I'm on business I find the big chains are just fine, I'm not looking for anything boutique or designer so I didn't rate this more than average. However this is pitched at a different demographic and the hip young gunslingers gathered poolside seem to really go for this place.
Getting down to brass tacks: pool facing rooms are preferential to road facing if you are a light sleeper - the hotel seems to acknowledge this by thoughtfully providing ear-plugs. Sound proofing is not good and you will hear every step and creak of the bedsprings from the room above. The rooms are a decent size and were well serviced, decor minimal but pleasant. Front desk were friendly and helpful. Parking is valet only and comes in at $34 per night.
One very minor design touch I did like - the plexiglass shower screen had a small hole allowing the user to engage the flow without being dowsed in cold water.
Usefully for night owls the diner-style cafe operates round the clock.
Overall; not cheap, but this isn't Pig's Knuckle, Arkansas.

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and understand your view. We are housed in a building built in 1960’s which became one of the iconic buildings on The Strip. With that comes challenges such as floor board you mentioned. We are constantly looking into ways to remedy these challenges while retaining as much of the original structure as possible.
I am glad you like our bathroom and the glass shower stall. It is the small, thoughtful touches such as these that make our minimal design aesthetics work. Our Diner serves up good, simple food 24/7, hence the name. The locals just love our diner and its ever evolving menu and cocktail program. Lastly and mostly importantly, I am very happy to hear that you find our staff helpful and friendly. After all, service is our primary product.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was a really busy time in LA as it was just before Coachella and everything was busy, but that still doesn't excuse the dreadful room we had at The Standard. For about $325 US a night we got the smallest noisiest most average room we've ever had, and a car park. At night we could hear the every move of the people above us, it was crazy. No deck, no view, no breakfast, just a super noisy box. Would never stay here again!

Room Tip: Get a room on the poolside with a deck if possible, we had roadside with no deck and was a shocker
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Dear job1975,
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us after your stay. Please accept my apologies that the experience you had did not live up to your expectation. Coachella weeks was a very busy time for the entire city, our hotel included. Our room rates during that period were actually in line if not below those of neighboring hotels. Additionally, space is very limited on Sunset Strip therefore; valet parking is the only option in order to ensure we have enough parking spaces for all our guests and visitors. Our parking rate is comparable with other hotels in the areas as well. Lastly, we are very fortunate to be in one the iconic buildings in West Hollywood; this does mean that some of our walls and floorboards present acoustical challenges. We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your room but please feel free to contact me at hollywood@standardhotel.com if there is anything that I can do. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I went to a concert at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip, and knew we wouldn't feel like driving back to San Diego afterwards - we decided to stay a night at The Standard. Location wise, it's great for the concert, being just steps away from HoB, and not too terribly hard to get to (for a hotel in LA). There's plenty of restaurants nearby for a meal whenever.

Since we were only there for one night, we didn't spend time at the diner, or the (famous?) pool, but they both looked cool from walking by.

It is clear that the hotel is older, but they've done a really good job updating the lobby and rooms to have a kitschy feel - blue lights in the hallways to look funky, a woman in a box behind the front desk (as "art"), and retro-modern fixtures and furniture in the rooms. For example, even though the bathroom was tiny in terms of square feet, it had been remodeled to contain a roman shower with a glass door and a french drain. This kept the room feeling open, functional, and up-to-date.

Other reviewers had complaints about noise, but we had none (other than the construction crew across the street starting at 10am...hardly something the hotel can control!). There were no rowdy neighbors or crazy pool noise when we stayed.

I'd totally stay there again. (The price is a little high, but it was fun, and cheaper than Andaz across the street!)

Room Tip: Room 333 looks onto the street, but is otherwise pretty secluded and quiet. I think even-numbered 3...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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StandardManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Standard, Hollywood, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Scott,
Thanks for the review Scott! We’d love to have you back anytime. See you again soon.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay in a roomy suite. We were treated to two balconies, which had great city views. The shower is the best! It is HUGE with two amazing shower heads and one hand held. We had a delicious breakfast delivered to our room, and the best part was we didnt have to sit at the edge of the bed to eat; the suite had a large dining table. What a fun hotel with a creative edge to it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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: $239 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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