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
I liked this property but not as much as the hype and price that goes with it. I believe some would call this a classy place. Some were certainly dressed classy in the bar. However it didn't speak to me. I prefer their other properties. Caters to business and a maturer set. A bit too dark and wooden for my taste. Service was great.
This was a great surprise, a fantastic restaurant, and wonderful service. Small and very cosie. The food was amazing, I had the honey glazed halve duck which was scrumptious. It's a great place for couples very, romantic.
Stayed there during 2 days business trip. The main advantage is location for business visitors.
All else is missing for 5star hotel:
- no normal breakfast,
- amenities in the room are pretty scarce
- one side of the hotel is close to the next building making the rooms quite dull
- rooftop bar serves so-so quality of drinks
Next time I will look for other options.