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
A very nice place to stay in LA downtown. Chic hotel with a touch of style. Comfortable and very quiet Art Deco rooms. Charming staff. Roof top and pool. Located in a district with many restaurants, cafés and shops. 15 minutes walk from the staple center and convention center. Two-blocks metro station. A perfect place.
We had an amazing stay at the NoMad! Wounderful rooms with a lot of beautiful details, very helpful and friendly staff, great bars, restaurant and roof top. Highly recommended for a stay in Los Angeles!
Abdoutely avoid staying in a lower gloor because the rooms let you hear all the noise ftom people in bars nearby. We had a very hard time trying to sleep with all the noise coming through the (closed) windows. There's very little chance we'll stay here again because we wouldn't want to take the chance to stay in a lower floor appartment again. Painful experience. Shoud have chosen somewhere else to stay...
Cute hotel in DTLA. My room had a bathtub in the corner...thought that was cute and different. Plenty spacious for a traveler of one. Lobby is dark however I did enjoy the rooftop restaurant and pool. Great little spot for a quick business trip. Wouldn't recommend for those with families.
Expert mixologists perform stunning feats of libation entertainment. The bar carries more bottles than an apothecary. I recommend ordering the Zombie with a buddy to properly enjoy the black skull clad adult beverage.