What We Love
- Guests will receive a 25 percent discount at iconic LA restaurant Cassell's Burgers
- 1920s grandeur, with a multimillion-dollar renovation
- Some of the best authentic Koreatown BBQ is right around the corner
- Personal service, including framed placards that highlight each concierge’s background, interests and favorite local restaurants
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- No onsite gym, but they'll give you free passes to the nearby Wilfit Sports Club
- The hotel is incredibly close to the Wiltern, a popular music venue, which can draw in younger, lively crowds on weekends
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Renaissance Revival Hotel Normandie debuted in 1926 to rave reviews thanks to the starchitect team of Walker and Eisen (of Beverly Wilshire and United Theatre fame). The glam dame is now welcoming guests into a new era after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Many of the original design elements were left in place, including the signature neon rooftop sign and exposed brick façade. The hotel knows how to make an entrance: In the lobby a crystal chandelier casts a soft glow on the checkerboard floor, Persian rugs, double-height fireplace and baby grand piano. Upstairs the look is decidedly modern. The rooms rock birdcage motif wallpaper, pinstripe shower curtains, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, and an in-room coffeemaker with Starbucks brews, while rich hardwood floors and a few retro details nod to the building’s past—it’s the perfect combo of old and new. The property houses the permanent digs of cult pop-up favorite Le Comptoir, by chef Gary Menes, as well as local classic Cassell’s Burgers. Epicureans can also dive into the culinary playground that is Koreatown, or take a short drive to hip nearby ’hoods Silverlake and Downtown.
In the Area
Decompress at the 24-hour Wi Spa, where you can get a sauna or massage and then shake the jet lag with a hot/cold plunge. Then stop for some grog at local favorite the HMS Bounty, a dive bar that looks like an old British ship. If you’re after craft brews and gastropub fare, Beer Belly and its duck fat fries will hit the spot. Better yet, grab some high-quality Korean barbecue at the ultra-slick Genwa, then take in a show at the Wiltern, an Art Deco landmark that also happens to host some of the best concerts in the city. If you’ve still got the energy, round out the night with a song or two at the Brass Monkey, where the karaoke crowd is loud and proud.
How to Get There
I asked for a quiet room, and got it. The desk, and housekeeping, were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb. No closet in the room but plenty of hangers and hooks for my needs. I'll definitely return. Although the one elevator was slow, the stairs were wonderful to keep me in shape.
The Hotel Normandie has been the only thing I have enjoyed in LA. At least I leave with one good memory. The room and bathroom were spacious, comfortable and clean. The only issue I had was that the bedroom curtains didn’t completely close and the gap let in enough outside light throughout the night which had a negative impact on sleeping.
The best part of the hotel is the staff. They are all just fabulous - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Congrats on a great team.
Well what can you add to all the other positive comments. A hotel with character and ambience. All the Staff were amazing Eric and Maycey get a special mention as they went the extra mile to make you feel special and just not another guest. I loved the breakfast simple but a good start to the day. Location perfect for the public transport and the restaurants were fantastic. Korean bbq and the Fresh Fish restaurants you must try. I felt the area to be very safe although I believe in the past it may have had its troubles but certainly not today. I didn’t get to do the yoga or the gym which are complimentary. I did do the wine tasting with Anthony who was also very engaging which I recommend. Finally I would just add I stayed on 4th floor I always took the lift and never minded waiting as the room was spacious and air conditioned bathroom was large and shower perfect. Towels fluffy and white and the bed and pillows were the best if I could have taken the bed home I would have. So if you read this review listen to what I have said ignore all the negative comments coz you will have the best time in LA if you stay here. The management have not paid me for this review I am just a honest welsh woman.
We spent three nights at the wonderful Normandie Hotel; The accommodations were excellent, the front desk staff was excellent, very helpful and responsive; We came back for another night at the end of our trip and received the same great service; Also the housekeeping staff was very considerate, I was ill for a couple days and they went above and beyond to be quiet and non intrusive; The only improvement I would recommend would be to improve the breakfast. Wine tasting in the evening was a great touch !!!
Not a first time at this hotel. Black young girl helped me. Attitude is yet to be improved and deserve better. Room was awful, it gets worse every time. I asked to add my husband name, and she didn't he arrived late and they woke me up to let him in to the room and confirm his identity. Knowing room number and having same last name with same credit card leave no room to doubt yet...
Last time it was bugs at my bed, and I don't know I will be able to get over it. I stayed for price,like wine tasting especially the guy, yet it is not enough to come back.
Neighborhood is scary but you can drive easily to nice areas.
Good hotel in the same vicinity is Line