Andaz West Hollywood – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Rooftop pool with 360-degree views
- Rotating photo exhibits
- Rock-and-roll past (Led Zeppelin stayed here in the 1970s)
- Free in-room snacks and nonalcoholic drinks
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The pool can be sceney, but children are welcome
- Rooms are small but clean, sleek and high-tech
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can be up to a 90-minute drive due to traffic
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Guests of this modern, glamorous Andaz won’t find paparazzi-hungry starlets holding court poolside or lingering around the hotel bar and restaurant RH—and that’s a good thing. While the hotel has a prime location on the Strip, it still manages to be surprisingly low-key. Celebs, movie producers, and directors are all here, but in a decidedly understated way. The low-lit, moody decor helps keep things on the DL (think buttery leather sofas, floating tentacle-like lighting, and dark wood floors). Upstairs, 239 rooms and suites have some of the best views of both the Sunset Strip and downtown LA, and, much like the rest of the hotel, are appointed with arty accents such as chrome Artemide lamps, Geneva sound systems, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Another highlight is the spacious roof deck, where several cabanas are available exclusively to hotel guests. Perfectly positioned to take in the surrounding Sunset neighborhood and the Hollywood Hills, they have views so striking that locals have been known to book a room simply for access to one of these bungalows. And while neighboring clubs tend to attract more of a European, bikini-and-towering-heels crowd, the pool at the Andaz is more of a plaid-shirt-hipster-in-Ray-Bans scene. It’s unassuming and chic: the perfect antidote to the LA scene.
In the Area
Museum hopping, shopping and dining are the true stars of the ’hood. Indulge at Sprinkles Cupcakes, with its famous red velvet numbers. Request a table in the Rojo dining room at the Bazaar at SLS and settle in for an evening of culinary theater. Chef José Andrés (an acolyte of Ferran Adrià) whips up an unexpected menu, with offerings such as cotton candy foie gras lollipops. Or catch a musical performance at the venerable House of Blues, right across from the Andaz on the Sunset Strip. The best seats are upstairs in the balcony if you want to avoid the crowds. For a quieter but still cultured time, look for pieces by Isamu Noguchi and Joan Miró in the Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden at the Getty Museum.
How to Get There
Had a corner suite. Everything from the valet to the reception/check-in, the pool bar staff, bartender and restaurant staff and French security guard were courteous, professional, accommodating and polite. The room was perfect. Saw a concert at the Greek Theater and I will stay there again.
Hotel is nice and in an excellent location. Rooms need to be painted. They look a little dated. I selected the pre payed rate. Two months ago they took the full amount out of my credit card. I checked in and they took out $300.00 for incidentals, which was fine and normal. The second day of our stay they took out the full amount again. I spoke to the hotel manager. She was very nice but said it was a “glitch” in the system. She said the hold would be released after I checked out. Still I am not able to use these funds on my credit card. No problem for me. But if you pre payed be prepared to get charged again. Make sure you have extra money on your credit card or it could totally ruin your vacation. Other than that it’s a good hotel.
This is a great hotel to stay in if you want to explore West Hollywood, it's on Sunset Blvd. The staff is very friendly and the deluxe rooms are quite large. As with all Andaz hotels they have some great freebies in the room. My WiFi was very fast.
The negatives are that there are only two elevators and parts of the hotel feel a bit dated. That said, I'd stay here again.
Just stayed at the Andaz hotel breakfast are the best everything fresh and a huge selection. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Great size clean room. Perfect location with a beautiful view definitely be back 😉
I have stayed at the Andaz West Hollywood for numerous years. Often I stay there a number of times throughout a year, however, this last experience has changed this. Very unwelcoming staff, the room I was assigned was a thrashed ADA room, with rubbish on the floor including hair. The closet door had been removed as if broken and just the hardware remained. When I called to get another room, I was folded the hotel was full, even though I could book a room online for the same dates. All around a very horrible experience from a hotel that used to excel.