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
I loved my stay at the NoMad. I was attending the Grammy Awards, and wanted to stay somewhere in DTLA, but not at a cookie cutter spot. This was above and beyond my expectation! The hotel staff at check in were excellent, and quick! The elevator was quick to arrive. I loved my guest room...the waterworks fixtures in the bathroom were gorgeous! The food at the restaurant is fabulous, and they leave a cookbook in the room for you to peruse! I had an issue with my phone in the room, and they came so quickly to fix it! There was a private event when I was staying there, so the restaurant was closed. The hotel was so thoughtful, that they left a note in the room letting us know, and offered to buy us a round of drinks on the roof to make up for it...maybe I will take them up on it next time. Also, across the street is Bottega Louie, which is awesome for breakfast or a sweet treat. Basically, thank you NoMad for making my stay in LA so wonderful. See you soon!
Stayed at the Nomad for a night mainly because of its gorgeous tropical chic decor and beautifully done bar and restaurant area which I was dying to explore. The room was comfortable with great decor touches like the art and lamps. The steamer in the room was a nice touch though the room didn’t have a full length mirror which was a miss. Breakfast on the rooftop was delicious and very picturesque. The staff were friendly and helpful with offering us early check in. The only downside was there was an event happening at the hotel and most of it was closed off and the next afternoon still hasn’t been reopened by 1:00 so we couldn’t experience the best bits of the hotel and it felt like an incomplete experience.
We stayed in a beautiful stylish room, on the small side but that is to be expected in the U.S. The bed was super comfy, everything was clean and spotless. The staff were all great, the rooftop bar was nice - would've liked more variety on the menu but it did the job! The restaurant downstairs was beautiful, we had great breakfast there. We stayed in downtown LA upon the recommendation of a friend, this hotel was in a perfect location.
beautiful rooms, eclectic use of fabrics and furnishings throughout. If you like velvet, you'll love it here. in room, dining was delightful and restaurant dining superb. fantastic service at every turn.
Guests are greeted by attentive valet and porters - I felt like a VIP! The main lobby area is dark and mysterious, which is perfectly matched with the basil candles that are placed on most surfaces. Rooms were a little small (to be expected) but so perfectly appointed that I didn’t mind the lack of square footage. I couldn’t get the chromecast feature on the tv to work with my device but probably user error - I’m just glad it was even offered! The only lackluster experience of the whole trip was the first night when I called room service and didn’t get an answer. I left a message and called back 40 minutes later to find out they hadn’t received the message. I was a little bummed but the food was great so no hard feelings.