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
- 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
Upon arrival we were greeted by the Manager Caroline and Stefan at reception. They couldn’t have been more helpful in giving us information about Los Angeles and helping us find our way around. The room was beautiful and comfortable. We will definately be back!
We stayed here last August and it was one of the highlights of our way out west trip..Staff could have not been any nicer or accommodating...we wanted to buy a couple coffee cups with the moment logo but there was no gift shop..the front desk sent us up 2 as a gift..staff offered many ideas of what to to do in our short time we had in L.A. They even gave us a new key card(with a smile and a laugh) after my wife dropped ours off the santa monica pier..It was especially good for me since guitar center Hollywood is right across the street..rooms were clean and modern close to hollywood blvd..the sunset grill is also right across the street and a Ralphs is just a quick walk..wish i could remember the names of the guys who manned the front desk,they were all awsome and always willing to give advice..will book again in 2019 if we come back to Cali..thanks to everone at the moment..we will never forget it.
First the staff is excellent and tries very hard to make the customers happy but... I would not rate this as a modern luxury boutique hotel but something comparable to other 3 stars without any perks like breakfast etc at other major chains. The non suite rooms as super small, lack closet space for hanging items, lack proper lighting for makeup and shaving and storage space for luggage. If you are spending more than a couple of days you should book a suit. The first room was dirty, the second shower leaked and finally I ended up in a suite which did not have a working alarm clock but I didn’t bother mentioned since I don’t use them. For this kind of money I would look for other options or spend a bit more. Location was fine.
The hotel is located right on Sunset Blvd but you need to walk at least a couple of miles to get to the tourist areas. Some great restaurants around.
A couple of things to improve - the decor is modern and clean, but tired. It kind of seems like someone started out with a grand plan and then gave up and the details need work. The flush on our toilet didn't work and the cleaning service never gave us four towels even though there were four of us booked in.
The cafe is confusing - no clear information on when it is open and what it charges - would be useful to have in the room. In fact, the room had no information in it at all - a guide to the local area and some information about hotel services would be good.
The hotel has parking - charges for it so make sure you realise that - and we were a bit annoyed when we returned one night and the car park was full even though our car was booked in - if you charge for parking you need to make sure you have enough spaces. They let us park in the handicapped space but......
The check in process was quick and easy and the manager Caroline was great. She went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of!! The gentlemen at the front desk was very helpful and offered suggestions for the area if needed. Thank you again Caroline for all your help!