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!)
- 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