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
Been staying here for years, it just gets better, not only upgrades to the property, but the staff is the best in the business. Front office manager Jeff is awesome, runs a great team, no matter how busy it gets, Walter during the day is fantastic, as is Valet Julio, Dan at the front desk at night, and bartender John at the rooftop pool is not only a total pro, but makes everyone feel like they are at home. A+
Nice hotel, great staff, good location and incredible views. We had a perfect stay in West Hollywood. We loved the style and the relaxed atmosphere.
We definitely recommend this place. And also it’s restaurant...
The crew at the Andaz West Hollywood took good care of us and its a good place to stay for that area. Pool deck has great views and drinks and hotel has a nice music/rock themes throughout. The room on the 11th floor (facing the city) was a bit noisy from traffic etc as I don't think they are double paned windows but all in all a good stay.