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
- 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
Spacious Room. Trendy and modern.
Nice decor and layout. Bathroom with shower only and separate wc. The shower has rally bad pressure. Basic amenties.
The Mini-bar has an Amazing assortment
Best in Town.
Great service. Great location. 15 min. walk to Staples Centre. Cool Atmosphere and feelin. Rooftop pool and lounge is amazing.
Gym operated 24/7
We only visited to come to the rooftop bar which offers beautiful views of downtown LA! It’s lovely at night when the city comes to life. The food menu is not very extensive but the food that we had was very delicious and the drinks are very reasonable!
The hotel seems a little dated including bedding, a small TV (I would expect a 55 inch TV these days), dated bathroom and dated carpeting in the room.
The lobby seems always empty and lacks life.
On the plus side: size of rooms is good & oversized rain shower
Given the number of hotels in the area, only choose The Standard if the price is right.
We held our birthday party at The Paddle Room and it was a huge success. From the time I contacted the Catering Manager to check the venue, to the time we left the party - the Event Staff at The Standard attended to the customer's needs front and center. The atmosphere was fun - the room was large - they had several Ping-Pong tables - had a private bar - and leather couches for a more contemporary look. The food was very delicious as well. If you're planning a fun event, I highly recommend you visit The Standard and see for yourself :)
Very disappointed with the room product and experience overall. Paid $400 a night to find two fake eyelashes in my “clean” towels, a shower covered in dirt baked into the grout and overall worn down. The bathroom is actually worse than a dorm bathroom. Wanted to love it but definitely not clean or nice enough to return for work. Needs a bathroom renovation ASAP. Also nonstop street noise all night and all morning.