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
- 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
Really enjoyed our stay here. Walter and Bradley were very helpful and informative. Loved the wine tasting each evening. Rooms were modern with lots of unexpected extras. Rooftop pool was beautiful although if you are not there early enough it was hard to find a lounger. Would definitely recommend friends to stay here.
Great central location. Minutes away from Hollywood Boulevard, Beverly Hills, The Grove and the famous Farmers Market. Exceptional customer service. Comfortable and spacious rooms with tons of amenities.
While the hotel itself is beautiful and trendy, the service is not on par for the amount of money you have to spend.
I requested a room that is away from the elevator both at the time of online reservation and in person during check in. The guy at the check in desk assured me that the room is away from the elevator. What a total lie! The room number is adjacent to the service elevator which was labeled as ice machine and then this is directly next to the 2 main guest elevators. This seems to me is being deceptive. The whole check in process was slow. We arrived at 2:45 (after requesting early check in), but had to wait at least 30min after the posted checkin time which was 3 pm.
The room itself was fine. I was in a standard room w two queen beds facing the Hollywood hill. The room had a faint smell upon entering and the blind didn’t function properly. We didn’t ask to switch room and just wanted to get to the pool which was relaxing and had a great view from the rooftop.
Maybe I should lower my expectation for this expensive Andaz?
I really like the location of the property and upon arrival and upon dealing with any staff members you are greeted with a cheerful and helpful manner. Our room on the fourth floor was large and had a great view. The room felt a little tired and the air con was poor. It made a lot of noise and wasn’t too effective. A big down side was the roof top pool. The hotel did a great job with their photo’s on the website but the reality is not quite as good as the images would have you believe. We didn’t eat at the property so couldn’t comment on the F&B side of the hotel. I thought the hotel was good value but I can’t help feeling a little underwhelmed...
I stayed here on reward points. Usually when you do that, you get the bare minimum, but the staff upgraded me to a large room with a great view. The room was clean and comfortable and very well decorated. A nice surprise was when we were looking around the property and found the pictures of the hotel over the years. I love history and it made me feel connected to the hotel. I also love the 70s posters up in the lobby. It was a great stay and I'll stay again.
Bonus points - it's directly beside the Saddle Ranch Chop House - which was amazing. Eat there if you stay at the Andaz, you'll love it.