76%
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3.5
Average 1488 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Downtown LA’s original party palace with a retro-style diner, killer pool scene and high-design rooms

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Standard Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States

Reviews

Coolest Hotel in Downtown
BJanson454

This is literally the coolest hotel in downtown LA. From the funky rooms, to the yellow restaurant open all night. I felt like i had taken a trip into another world. The staff is super friendly and the front desk were some of the nicest helpful people ever. The rooftop views are soooo sick. Me and my girlfriend will be back again very very soon!

Cool Hotel!
kahr_los

Great location and amazing room. I stayed in the WOW room with 2 friends. The staff is friendly and cool. Roof top pool is a must see and at night the roof top is a hotspot. Definitely the spot to stay at in DTLA.

Cool Hotel
Rayso_99

We have just left The standard and couldn’t have been more impressed. The hotel has a really cool funky vibe and the staff are some of the best we have encountered in the US. We had a Humongous Room, and it really was humongous, one of the biggest rooms we have ever stayed in. Room was clean, bed was good, mini bar out of this world. This hotel has a fantastic rooftop area, pool, bar, lounges and waterbed cabanas!

We are returning here in a week, and am looking forward to another stay at The Standard.