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
- 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
Hotel is very cozy, staffs were helpful. There is a restaurant connected to the 2nd floor of the hotel which is very convenient. Room is very spacious, complimentary breakfast provided was very basic - fruits, yogurt, bread, hard boiled eggs, coffee, tea, orange juice.
The hotel is located in Korean town and it’s about 3-5min walk from the normandie train station. Front desk person gave us a metro card and we purchased a 7 day pass for trains and bus rides. We used uber most of the times and it’s very easy for drivers to find our hotel location.
We chose this hotel for its history and location and that didn’t disappoint at all
Booked two months in advance to accomodate a family of 4 and stay 6 nights.
We arrived To a small room with no space to open or store our luggage.
We requested something larger the next morning and were told that a move would cost us more and they would let us know if possible as Hotel was pretty full, but heard nothing.
Our window overlooked a brick wall and was over an alley that was part of a night club within the hotel. This was pretty noisy in the latter hours and we thought it would be quieter after our weekend arrival , but it must be a great club as the noise factor kept up for the rest of our stay through to the early am hours each morning.
Valet Parking fee per night was ridiculous for outside parking in a local vacant lot but convenient if necessary. Plenty parking in adjacent streets just check local signage.
Continental Breakfast was basic but good and fresh.
We voiced our concern with the Admin manager day before our check out and he was apologetic and sincerely disappointed that we didn’t voice our issues sooner as we would have been accommodated. We were advised that Hotel was in progress of noise proofing our side of the building but we didn’t get one of those rooms for our stay.
We were fortunate to encounter a lovely staff member that approached us each day and made us feel welcome.
Offering a leaflet to visitors that captures the history of the building and key artefacts in the building that have been preserved.
The Hotel offers events that can be communicated more effectively such as wine tasting and Yoga classes.
Offer a local street map as there are many great local close attractions we found out a little too late.
Make the front desk a more focal point on entry so as staff can interact with guests.
We stayed here over the weekend and enjoyed staying in their suite. Bed was comfy and loved having a couch. Beautifully decorated and loved the coy fish in the fountain in the lobby. The only issue I could point out was that there was no room service. This normally wouldn't bother me, but my foot was broken and I didn't want to go anywhere. Highly recommend!
How can you beat having a great location, in a wonderfully maintained and renovated old hotel, with comfortable beds, a complementary breakfast and wine in the evening? Have the best staff imaginable! And the Hotel Normandie has it all! My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Normandie. Everything about this hotel is fantastic, and what we will remember most about the hotel was the staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful, they made our stay perfect.
The hotel is just one block from the Wilshire/Normandie Metro Station so it is easy to get to. No car, no problem. The hotel is close to many bus lines, and of course Uber and Lyft are always ready.
Hungry? You cannot believe the number of great places to eat just within a couple blocks of the hotel. Hope you like Korean food!
The breakfast was great with coffee, tea, milk and almond milk, and a great selection of breakfast items. Don't forget to try the walnut raisin bread - and don't forget to toast it.
And after a busy day of sightseeing before you head out for the evening take time to enjoy the complimentary wine bar. Grab a glass of wine, sit in the lobby, relax, and get ready for a fun and exciting evening.
Always smiling front of house staff
Beautiful building with great history
No iron (in room atleast)
No cupboard for clothes
Painfully slow elevator
Stayed for 5 nights, the attached burger joint did great food!