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
This is a fantastic hotel with a pool which has a great view! Fantastic furniture in room with a range of draws and cabinets! I love how they offer free coffee and tea and of course CAKE! The quotes on the windows are very inspirational! The cabanas by the poolside are AMAZING and so amazing my grandma fell asleep on them! Next time I go I’m staying here again! Keep up the good work! P.s the public bathrooms are top notch 👌👌!
We got a magic room with space and views. But arrival was a shambles. Landed from Australia early as usual and I know check in time and you’re in lap of the gods on when but throughout told four different stories and ended up getting room close to 4pm! Tired and irritated but some great people too such as Alfredo in restaurant and barman at pool. Room wasn’t clean enough. Great location and recommend Butcher Baker and Cappuccino Maker down the road for great brunch or lunch
It is always a great feeling to stay at this hotel. It is a tremendous value. You cant beat the location. The staff is awesome. Rooms are clean. Roof top pool with amazing views of LA! Once you stay here you wont stay anywhere else in West Hollywood. The beds and pillows are so comfortable! I could go on and on and on....Enjoyable experience EVERY time!
On arrival fron of hotel was in chaos and staff could not cope with it. We asked the valet to park our car after deiving for 500 miles and were told to park it ourselves. Tge staff at front then watched us and our 9 & 11 year old girls struggle to get our luggage down the slopes of car park and into hotel. By this time the traffic jam outside had cleared and they could have offered assistance easily.
Our room was a disaster wity hardly any water pressure meaning that the shower was just a dribble and hot water was hit and miss so we had to have some cold showers. The sink (faucet) was constantly blocked. There was a mirrored sliding door wardrobe which was hanging off the railw and very unsafe when attempting to open. We got 3 towels and one robe from house keeping every day despite being four of us.
Lift shaft was nearby and very noisy and kept us awake most nights. Add to that strest noise and a fight in the hotel / car park early hours of our last morning and we hardly slept as the rooms seems to have no internal / external sound proofing to a normal standard. The hotel security took over 20 minutes to deal wity the fight which must have woken half the hotel guests.
We had to seat ourselves for breakfast after spending ten minutes in the wait to be seated line while the staff walked past without interest. When we did do that we were greeted with scowls by the waiting staff.
Much more I could add, but have to leave it somewhere.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure and feel this hotel could have a lot to offer due to good location, decor and roof top pool. However seems badly run and we never saw a member of senior staff on site or any team leadership whic is clearly lacking.
I would not currently be able to recommend this hotel.
Overall nice hotel: comfortable, quiet room; nice rooftop pool area; convenient location; valet parking, though a little expensive, was quick and convenient; relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. Only downside was the surprise $20 per night "destination fee" I was charged on check-out--this wasn't mentioned either during booking or during check-in.