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
We visited The Standard purely for the rooftop bar. Must say that was great choice to stop by have some drinks and enjoy the views of Downtown L.A :) All team was extremely welcoming and there was plenty places to sit and chill. They do offer pool area chill zone as well.
Great spot. Make sure you got your ID on you to. It's over 21's only.
The standard hotel is absolutely amazing! It was the perfect place to celebrate our friend's 30th b-day. We really didn't need to venture out to the city, we had a blast just being at the hotel. There's a roof top bar which has a gorgeous view of the city and the ambiance/music made the night even better.
The room and staff were also great. The front desk manager, Efren was very helpful and accommodating. When we booked the hotel, we told him the reason for our stay and there was a nice note that was left in our room when we checked-in.
I will certainly stay at the Standard Hotel again!
My partner booked this hotel for us (and prepaid for several nights). I would have switched hotels right away - but alas, we had already paid. The room smelled and the carpet was stained - and it was all carpet (even the bed was on a platform of carpet in the place of nightstands). The towels were rough, the toilet paper was rough, the desk chair was also uncomfortable. Oy!
Our keys wouldn't work every time we tried to return to the room - so it meant several trips to the front desk to rectify the problem.
What's going for the hotel - the rooftop is quite nice (although I thought it was amusing that the staff tried to ID me as I got out of the elevator when I went up by myself - I'm 36 years old). I ended up purchasing $6 orange juice...
I wouldn't stay there again...
The Standard is a very cool hotel in a pretty good location on Sunset. Service at the Front Desk is good and they have a nice pool area.
A huge plus is that they have a 24 hour restaurant which is rare in the US where even 24 hour room service is not common. Which is helpful with a late check in.
The infrastructure is however dated as the rooms although cool are old and in need of a refresh. The shower gel was not refilled and on the weekend the room was not made up till the evening.
Overall a good stay but i hope they do renovate the place.
We stayed at this hotel from 18-20 April (3N) and really enjoyed our stay - as rooms are very spacious and staff is very friendly. Location is also very convenient to other transport. also most of tours in LA do provide pick up from this hotel . Metro Station is 5 min away and good restaurants nearby .