Grafton On Sunset
What We Love
- All 108 rooms were recently revamped in a multi-million dollar renovation
- Prime WeHo location on Sunset Blvd, close to the neighborhood’s most popular and iconic sights
- The central saltwater swimming pool is the largest in West Hollywood
What To Know
- Free basic WiFi
- The saltwater pool is in the shade for much of the day, so it’s better for laps than lounging
- Guestrooms overlook the pool or parking lot
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a prime spot on the Sunset Strip, this 108-room crash pad is fresh from a top-to-toe renovation that’s ushered in a sleek new, Hollywood-glam style. The light-flooded lobby is an elegant mix of wood, granite and mirror accents, with a floor-to-ceiling mural of the cityscape and an installation-like fireplace. On the same level, clubby Bar 20 is a popular spot for happy-hour cocktails and classic small-plate bites like tacos, wings and sliders. Guestrooms start at a big-for-the-city 260 square feet, done up in a crisp white and gray palette with red splashes from the throw pillows to the bathroom vanities. Beyond the good looks, guestrooms have all the modern comforts, including 37” HDTVs, stocked minibars, complimentary WiFi and Gilchrist & Soames amenities in the simple tiled bathrooms. On the dining front, Oliver’s Prime dishes up grill favorites and seafood specialties for dinner, plus lighter bites for breakfast, lunch and poolside snacks. The hotel pool is the largest in WeHo and a welcome spot to unwind after a full day exploring the Sunset sights, and there’s a well-equipped fitness center that’s open 24/7.
In the Area
If you’re inspired by the hotel’s design, the neighborhood is home to some of the West Coast’s top interiors shops, including the Pacific Design Center. Or, if clothes are more your retail poison, zip over to designer shopping mecca Fred Segal, which has a hip café so you can refuel while flexing the plastic. Grab a picnic lunch and head out to the Getty Center, which is 20 minutes away, to walk the museum and take in the panoramic views of the city. For a taste of old-school LA, book a table at checkered-tablecloth retro Italian joint Dan Tana’s.
How to Get There
I stayed in September, 2018. When I took a shower the pressure would dwindle down to a slow dribble if other guests were using water at the same time. I would also lose hot water as well. Not great. Rooms are dark, crappy views. Staff is nice. Room service is average. I had possibly the worst eggs benedict ever.
I really enjoyed my extended stay at the Grafton. It's location is amazing, the pool and gym are great and the food very good.
You will pay a local tax for the pool and there's an additional $10 charge for room service.
The Bar Manager (Lee) is a legend! Very friendly, excellent service and an all round great guy. All the staff are helpful and friendly.
My room was huge and the bed very, very comfortable.
The whole place was exactly what I'd hoped for and I spent 11 nights there.
Highly reccomended and I will be staying again soon.
I really enjoyed my one night stay at the Grafton, funky fun vibe, cool rooms and a nice pool to kick back and relax in.
It's also really close to other hotels and a short walk to places where you can eat if you need something.
This is a great place. Its not a very big place. The lounge around the pool is ok, but if it was buys, it would be crowded. The rooms aren't huge, but a comfortable size. The only room issue is that the bathroom is really small. Bed was comfortable. The bar is cozy, again, not very big. The staff was really nice. There was a lot of road construction, so finding the valet was a bit of a challenge. Over all for less then $200 in a great local, its a great place.
We stayed here for 2 nights in Sep 2018. We arrived a couple of hours early, so didn't expect to be able to check in. However, we were checked in and were even upgraded to a poolside room, which was great. The staff were very polite and helpful and the whole place was spotlessly clean. We used the valet parking service. Parking in LA is expensive so although we found $45 per night to be a lot, it is comparable to the rest of the city. The valet staff were also very polite and efficient. We would definitely recommend staying here, but keep in mind it is approx 45 mins walk to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood blvd. This wasn't an issue for us, but could be for others.