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
Enough already about it being an historic hotel in Korea Town! Time to Update and Renovate the Lobby & Breakfast Room. The rug must be its original & because now it's threadbare, furniture uncomfortable and lighting abysmal (helps you not notice that the lobby, pillars & staircase needs painting).
Guest Rooms are spacious, beds comfortable, Internet service reliable, washrooms nice but unheated/nor vented. Would have felt better if there would be a safe in the room. We were cold & had to ask for space heaters.
Breakfasts (included) were generous & staff was nice.
The Normandie is amazing! Awesome breakfast, awesome staff and awesome rooms! I will return. I've stayed here several times and I'm never disappointed. Everyone goes above and beyond for all of the guests.
Before I begin my review, I need to give both Eric and JR the manager a shot out. These two went above what was required of them to fix a poor first impression that had happened. If it was not for those two, I would have left a poor review.
My wife and I booked a room at this hotel for the New Years as it was close to where wanted to go. While we did not expect too much of the hotel, we were beyond surprised.
The burger place that was attached not only had great food but the drinks were great too. Also, it is literally a door that separates the two locations. A great little spot to grab some drinks or food before heading out.
The hotel was located in an easy to get to a location and the decor of the hotel has its own personal charm. It by no means provides a modern look, instead, it is a wonderful dated (1920ish) feel in which you got a glimpse of what it would have been like in those years. The room we booked was a suite and it had a charm to it. It did not feel like a hotel, the feeling was more homy and pleasant.
I would definitely stay again and since my wife and I intend on returning (location is close/on Koreatown) when we have another staycation to try the various hidden locations nearby.
the room was nice but the hotel is right on the street and you can hear every little thing. I was on the 3rd floor and couldn't sleep because of how loud it was outside. I would recommend asking for a room on a higher floor if possible, but there aren't that many floors so not sure it would be any quieter on if up higher.
Visiting son who lives in KT and stayed at Normandie. What great place...staff friendly and fun! Cassells next door is so convenient and good so you don’t need to go far. Falling in love with LA more and more everytime we go back.