The Standard Downtown LA
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Pool Scene
- Rooftop bar with waterbed pods for lounging
- Retro-style diner serving modern American eats 24/7
- Splurge on a WOW Room for 710 square feet of space and a separate living area
What To Know
- Free earplugs can be helpful on weekends if you have partying neighbors
- Guests are automatic members at SPIN ping-pong club, where you can request lessons with a pro
- Be sure to check out the in-room video art installations as part of the Standard Culture program
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Playful urban party pad. The minimalist lobby feels more like a hotspot nightclub, with acres of dark marble, neon lights, mirrored columns and boxy pink sofas. The 24-7 Restaurant is impossible to miss for its retro banquettes in electric yellow shades where model/actor types sup on nouveau diner fare. The rooftop bar makes a splash with space-age waterbed pods, a heated pool, DJ booth and knockout views of downtown and the mountains in the distance.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms are delightfully uncluttered with a minimalist white and gray palette punctuated with pops of lemon yellow. The devil is in the details: low-slung beds dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets, video art installations on flatscreen TVs and massive lacquer and chrome tables that can double as a work desk or bar (or a late-night dance surface). The sexy bathrooms are not for the shy — in some rooms, tubs the size of a plunge pool sit in the middle of the bedroom, in others glass walls make shower time showtime.
Expect comfort classics at The Restaurant, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too. The portobello mushroom fries do a particularly good job of soaking up the cocktails from The Rooftop or outdoor Biergarten, as does the ahi tuna sandwich served on a steamed bao bun. If you left your hipster-essential shades at home, stop by the boutique for a new pair of frames, then hop over to Rudy’s Barbershop to get your ‘stache manicured.
In the Area
Downtown LA is going through its renaissance, with many young creatives moving back to capitalize on the bustling businesses the neighborhood has to offer. Stroll over to the Grand Central Market, a historic landmark building dating back to 1917, where you can sate yourself on everything from craft coffee at G&B to authentic Thai street food at Sticky Rice. Then take in the reflective stainless steel curves of Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, or walk down Gallery Row to see work from local artists. Finish off the day with a prohibition-era cocktail at Cole’s or a tipple at whiskey bar Seven Grand, located on the pedestrianized 6th Street, which is dotted with indie shops and stunning art deco buildings.
How to Get There
My husband and I spent the weekend at the Standard last week. Matt from the front desk gave us great advices on things to do around there and we had an amazing time ! The rooftop pool is great as well ! thanks
This is my go-to hotel whenever I’m in DTLA! Service is amazing and a huge shout out to Jordan Stone, always accomodating! Great roof top bar and pool area. 24-hour dining is also a huge plus. Looking forward to my next stay!
From the second I walked into the hotel till I left, I had a great experience. The entire staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I had lost my debit card and they still made my check in process quick and easy! Jay and Kailyn were the BEST as well. Though DTLA is usually out of m way, I would stay at this location just for the staff & customer service.
My rooms were clean, neat, and the beds were VERY comfy. The food and room service was also great.
Thank you again for making my stay awesome! I recommend this location!
If you want an old and dirty hotel with poor service, this is the place for you! The elevators are disgusting, our room hadn't been properly cleaned (the previous guests used contact lenses on the bathroom floor confirmed our thoughts), the dingy hallways reeked of smoke, you can hear EVERYTHING in the room next door, and the bathrooms resemble that of a communal gym. The rooms are outdated and need a serious face lift, and the hotel rooftop pool/bar smell like a college frat party. Long story short, save your money and book elsewhere.
I have not stayed at the hotel, but the rooftop bar is pretentious and really just for the hipster crowd. The drinks are pricey and the appetizers nothing exceptional. I you are luck enough to find a seat with the view, the views make it worthwhile. It's trendy but more sizzle than steak.