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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 arrived 1 am super exhausted after long flight, with 3 year old kid. Not a big deal to be nice and check in people, super easy task right?
I can say reception lady should not work in hospitality business - very rude and unprofessional, zero welcome. We finished leaving to another place (yes, the presentation was so “nice” that we left 1 am). The funniest thing that she reject to charge debit card or take cash. So be aware: only credit cards welcome- why?? Of course this info not presented on Booking.com or their webpage- another why? So...... be aware and keep out of this place
Nothing could be better during the days I have spent at The NoMad LA (Sept 25 -29). The city weather was gloomy but the pool was warm, the vibe throughout the hotel; at the restaurant, the lounge, the pool site in evenings were always vibrant and the service was impeccable! Best days ever!!
This hotel is out of control. We checked into a room that did not have working AC and after an engineer spent 45 minutes trying to bring the temperature down from a sweltering 84 degrees, we were finally moved to another room that had not been cleaned before our arrival. We’re talking stains on the sofa and coffee table, and dirty room service plates still outside the room. We were then moved to a third room that had working but not fully functional AC, and has been at 78 degrees for the last 35 minutes. This place is a sham, and is to be avoided.