The Moment Hotel
What We Love
- Free bicycle rentals
- The Hollywood location promises a quintessential LA experience
- The open-air Roofdeck bar is perfect for balmy California evenings
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- With just 39 rooms, there’s a home-away-from-home intimacy
- The hotel is situated in an area known for music venues and clubs
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 39-room player’s primo West Hollywood locale puts you in the center of the nightlife action. Alternately, take in the scene from above on the Roofdeck, a 2,000-square-foot loungey hub serving small plates and cocktails, or chill out in your room, which is kitted out with modern must-haves like 46″ flatscreen TVs, espresso machines, fully-stocked minibars and that party-hard staple, electronic blackout curtains. The design? Black and white color schemes punctuated by pops of acid-bright color—think orange, lime green and purple feature walls and cushions—along with bathrooms sporting generous rain showers and bath amenities by Vive. When it’s time to hit the town, the concierge staff are eager to point to local must-sees, which you can visit on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles.
In the Area
You’re in Hollywood now, kid, so don’t be afraid to embrace the camera-toting tourist within. Start by promenading the Walk of Fame, where names both legendary and obscure lie beneath your feet, then practice your Oscars speech at the Dolby Theater, the annual stage for the Academy Awards: during less sparkling seasons, visitors can do guided tours or catch various concerts. With obligatory LA celebrity moments behind you, it’s time to dig into that other quintessential Californian ritual, tracking down to-die-for tacos. Start your tortilla crawl at the Hollywood outpost of Loteria Grill, which serves up stellar tacos covering the spectrum from Yucatecan-inspired cochinita pibil (achiote-marinated slow-cooked pork) to vegetarian nopalitos (i.e. cactus and queso fresco). If fish tacos are more your jam, head to Silver Lake for some authentic Ensenada-style examples courtesy of chef Ricky Piña at Ricky’s Fish Tacos, whose crispy, crunchy, creamy tacos have a cult following. Then track down the legendary Kogi BBQ Taco, the Korean-Mexican hybrid that put star chef Roy Choi on the (mobile) map.
How to Get There
It is located in a rougher area of Sunset Boulevard but it was super close to all we wanted to see, short Uber rides and walking distance to others. Beds were very comfy, room was not very clean and when we asked for clean towels we never got them. The roof bar was under renovation and I was never told about it. Once finished it will be a nice spot to have a drink after a long day. Nice view of the guitar center and the mountains.
When we got to the hotel we asked to check in early and they showed us to the king suite which was great. It was a huge room with a giant bed and a great bathroom and even a patio. Its located in a rougher area of sunset boulevard but it was super close to runyon canyon, hollywood boulevard, sunset strip and a short ride from both downtown LA and beverly hills. We really liked the hotel however i had two issues - one, the rooftop deck which was a highlight on their website was not open and no one mentioned or acknowledged it and kept just saying it was "opening soon". Next, our air conditioner wasnt working and when I brought it to the attention of the front desk for the third time that day the woman working the overnight shift could not have been bothered to pick her head up off of her phone to help us. She said "idk what to tell you the manager is here in the morning you can talk to them." These rooms were not cheap either ($250 a night). Other than the air which we eventually got over and cooled down it was a great stay.
Quick and easy check in and out, clean room with everything as promised. Great location and easy access to what we wanted! We met Josh the New Yorker on reception at check in, he was very polite and helpful. It was great to have someone as friendly as him at the hotel. Our only disappointment was the booking agent had not told us the rooftop bar war closed for renovation (hotels.com at fault there) and for some reason there was no luggage rack/stand in the room? Everything else was great.