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
Spent one night at this adorable boutique hotel before heading to "Coachella". It's so cute with lot's of personality. The rooms are unique, hip & clean. I wanted to start of the weekend in style and ask at the Front Desk what is your nicest bottle of wine/champagne? To my surprise she said "Veuve Clicquet" which happens to be our favorite…DONE! Let's get this party started…
I had stayed a couple of times before at The Moment during previous trips to Los Angeles and I had always enjoyed it. What had prevented me for staying there more often is their $250+ (and often above $300) nightly rate that in my opinion is way too excessive. Hence, I was quite happy when I found a last minute Hotel Tonight rate for $170 and I booked for two nights. After check-in I I just opened the room door to leave my luggage inside and went immediately out. I only noticed that the room was smaller than those I got in previous occasion, but all appeared to be ok. It’s when I came back around midnight that i started to notice a series of problems. First of all the window of room 120 opens directly to the sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard, and the acoustic isolation was so bad that one can distinctly hear a small fragments of every conversation the passersby were having. The only moments when those conversations could not be clearly heard was when loud whooshing sounds suddenly would come from the bathroom, in correspondence to a toilet flush upstairs. Finally the last surprise was opening the frigobar closet door just to discover there was no frigobar. Being past 1 am I had very little hope that anything could be done. However luck had it that the reception at that time was staffed by Cherise, who in less than 10 minutes had someone inspect the only available room left in the hotel and, after it was ok’d, had me transferred to the much better room 219. Still one of the rooms with window directly on the sidewalk of Sunset Blvd, but at least on the second floor. Kudos to Cherise for being willing to accomodate me and in such an efficient way! She provided excellent customer support the second night as well, beyond her duties, when I drove back to the hotel late at night just to discover that, despite the $22 of nightly parking fee I was paying, the lot was full. Cherise freed a spot for me by moving her car to a location that she could keep under control from her desk in the lobby and move if needed to. Two of the three stars of this review have been gained to The Moment single-handedly by her actions and courtesy.
It was a suprise to us to see all the wonderful changes at the Momemt. We stayed only 2 nights this time, but could have stayed more. The modern vibe coupled with warm and personalized service is hard to find these days, especially in Hollywood. Rooms are on the smaller side, but super clean. Wie stayed at this Hotel 2 years ago, visting our son who only lives a few blocks away and I must say a lot has changed for the better with the new Management. New art work in the lobby, the charming Café/Bar and the wonderful staff makes The Moment feel like Home. We can't wait to return in July.
The BAD & UGLY: Arrived late in the evening, very tired from traveling and was sent to the furthest room from the lobby to a room that was filthy and unmade. It is almost impossible to put anything regular sized in the "free section" of the room refrigerator. Only one 12 oz bottle of water would stand up in the door. Everything else needs to be 6-8 oz size. Can't lay things sideways and close the door at the same time.
Roof top deck is only for private events! I saw it advertised and did not realize it...not evident without reading details.
The GOOD: While the night person was not particularly friendly upon check-in, the day staff were very nice and professional. Rooms were clean, nicely decorated and I felt safe in the area.
I was in town with friends celebrating my birthday. This hotel did not disappoint. The staff was warm and welcoming.This is a trendy hotel with a good central location. The rooms are updated and clean. There were a nice variety of items to choose from for breakfast. & we loved the upstairs outside bar!! Definitely recommend.