The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
What We Love
- Its landmark Giannini Building location
- Downtown skyline views from the rooftop pool
- In-room artwork sourced from Italian antiques stores
- The Venice-inspired coffee/aperitivo bar
What To Know
- The hotel is home to the first non-NYC outpost of a restaurant by Eleven Madison Park duo Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
- Corner Suites are especially roomy, with sitting areas and extra windows
- Pets under a certain size can stay for free
- There is a 24-hour gym onsite
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Italian opulence flirts with laidback Los Angeles in this revitalized downtown bank
Once the L.A. headquarters for the Bank of Italy, this Financial District belle is decidedly bicoastal. And though the Sydell Group’s Californian flagship has its own DNA, replete with ornate period details like Corinthian columns, coffered ceilings, and terra cotta coin medallions on the bronze entry doors, its Big Apple roots run deep. Some of the menu offerings at the reservations-only restaurant Mezzanine (like the signature truffle chicken) were plucked from the hotel’s NYC edition, as was the idea for the natty maître d squad in the velvet-clad lobby (another aesthetic nod to its Manhattan counterpart courtesy of French starchitect Jacques Garcia). Each of the 241 guest rooms are delightfully moody, largely inspired by the blue-and-gold ceiling in the restored reception, with gilded taps and exposed pipes in the bathrooms. Hunting for the bank’s original vault once the site of 12,000 safety deposit boxes? It lives on as a series of restrooms for the hotel’s plush public areas.
In the Area
Downtown Los Angeles is mid-resurgence and delightfully walkable, which means the area’s museums, Art Deco wonders, and miniature orange groves are easily accessible from The NoMad. Begin at The Broad, the city’s newest contemporary art institution, which is practically synonymous with artist Yayoi Kusama’s dazzling Infinity Mirror Rooms (two of the LED chambers are currently on view here). Both history and movie buffs will want to stop by the Bradbury Building, a 19th-century area landmark canonized in films like 500 Days of Summer and Blade Runner. For a more comprehensive take on your surroundings, its best to book a walking tour via the Los Angeles Conservancy, which offers an array of themed excursions ranging from trips centered on modern skyscrapers to Victorian manses.
How to Get There
We met at NoMad for dinner with friends and some great Burgundies. The room is beautiful and it's living room style dining area is nicely spaced. The music was a bit loud but we could still carry on a conversation. The wines were the center of the evening and the glasses were Zalto, a nice touch. I had the scallops which were delicious, but the chicken is why we choose to dine here. The service was spotty at best with no one taking our orders for quite some time, even though our reservation was at 5:45 and not many were seated yet. And also my scallops were brought much later than everyone else's first course, so much so that I wasn't finished with the scallops when the chicken was brought to the table. There wasn't enough room on the table so I had to gulp my last scallop down quickly so the servers could put the chicken on the table. The chicken and especially the rice are delicious and paired perfectly with our wines. An enjoyable evening but some touches need improvement.
After writing a terrible review, which I am terribly sorry for as it was meant for another hotel. The hotel was amazing and the staff were friendly too! Also thank you Guest Relations Manager for being so polite in sending me that response. The hotel had a hip vibe which I liked and comfy beds. Whenever I go to the main entrance there will always be a doorman waiting to help me and my family. Thank you so much for such a pleasant stay!
Invited to dinner at this quality hotel by a large TV Broadcaster. The bar was buzzing producing a great atmosphere. We were dining in a private group of around 40 up on the Mezzanine floor. The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. The Classic architecture adds to the ambiance .
The decor is outstanding, the food was fantastic, service was good, one knarly spot was Sunday Brunch closed 10-11 and they offered no alternatives and bad attitude.
Don't miss the pool and bar on roof top and the bathrooms in basement - they are in the original bank vault --- very interesting.
The windows are SOOOO unacceptable in every level I actually think the City Council need to be held accountable. I’m a property developer. I KNOW heritage buildings are insanely expensive to renovate, and double glazing is something you try avoiding. But that’s in a quiet residential zone. THIS PLACE SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO BECOME A PLACE OF SLEEP. LITERALLY..!!! I think bags of cash have been exchanged. Not just are the windows RUBBISH AT SOUND INSULATION...the blinds see STRAIGHT FROM HE NEIGHBOURS. I’ve seen 4 or 5 rooms here. Just coz I’m lazy and couldn’t be bothered so I checked back in again. But EVERY ROOM IS TERRIBLE..!!!! Even on he interior (where you don’t even know if it’s sunny, and see in each other’s rooms). The mattresses are ALSO the rubbish with no springs. The bath gurgles, and the bar is so small it’s either crazy boring, or you can’t get a seat.