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
Stayed at the nomad to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday. We booked 2 rooms for ourselves and our 3 college aged daughters.
From the moment we arrived, after a long flight from the UK, we felt like special guests. We were allocated 2 beautiful rooms, massive beds with gorgeous linen and wonderful toiletries.
The concierge was incredibly helpful suggesting places for dinner and attractions.
The restaurant is wonderful with a great menu and again fantastic staff.
The jewel in the crown must be the rooftop pool which is like an oasis in the hustle and bustle of downtown LA.
Every single member of staff is a credit to the Nomad and we will definitely be returning. Thankyou for such an amazing stay.
The lobby bar at the NoMad is really hip. The NoMad bar has it all going. Great atmosphere. Great people. Great drinks. Best of all... really hip. Oh, and the bathrooms are in a bank vault. Get out. That’s right. In a bank vault.
Love this hotel! Beautiful historical building in a city central location. Very professional and friendly staff. Dining was good, but a bit pricey, so we also opted for dining out, as there are plenty of nice restaurants to explore in the area. Comfortable, nice sized rooms with dream beds. Requesting a room higher up will give you an escape from the city noise. A lazy day at the rooftop pool is a must! Treat yourself to this one!
Stayed at the NYC property so though I would try this one out. Similar (same designer) but a little lighter and brighter than the original. I really like it. The property is understated on the outside and sits in a former bank building that still has a vault in the basement. The lobby is hip and colorful. Rooms are comfortable and functional. Service was excellent. Was disappointed the room didn’t have an iron and ironing board. Other than that, very nice. The coffee shop off the lobby transformed into a “bar” at night, both open to the public. I had room service for dinner (decent) and breakfast on the lobby (excellent). Rooftop pool is the best part of the property and the pool portion is only open to guests. Would definitely stay again if I need to be in the downtown area.
The Nomad is a beautifully decorated and maintained hotel with a lovely restaurant. We loved our room which was small but comfortable with a surprisingly large bathroom. Our room was close to the elevator which concerned me. The bellhop assured me that because of the layout, hall noise would not be a concern. he was so right! The rooftop bar and pool is to die for!!!