Palihouse West Hollywood
What We Love
- Sipping cocktails on the Astroturf rooftop
- DJs who perform in the lobby area
- Kitchenettes are fully stocked with high-end appliances, two-burner stoves and designer dishware/flatware
What To Know
- The property’s hip party vibe isn’t for everyone, and some rooms pick up noise from the courtyard nightlife
- The Courtyard Brasserie may be tented during chilly winter months
- Valet and self-parking are $35 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
If a French brasserie, a 1930s Moroccan dance hall, a grand British library and a hipster loft had a baby, it would be the lobby lounge at Palihouse Holloway. The clubhouse-style hang on Holloway Drive manages to feel expertly curated — a vintage rocking horse here, a metal birdcage there — but exceedingly inviting, thanks to plush sofas draped in throw blankets, a candle-filled fireplace and DJ-spun tunes.
Bed and Bath
Even the smallest Classic Suite at Palihouse is 700 square feet. The apartment-style spaces have fully stocked kitchenettes and in-room washer/dryers. Exposed brick walls and minimalist appointments including flower-filled windowboxes complete the homey feel — if home were a sprawling L.A. loft. Carrera marble bathrooms have rain showers and Damana products in such fragrances as olive oil and orange.
Guests and locals alike kick it in the Lobby Lounge, which serves pumpkin-spiced pancakes and Devonshire cream oatmeal in the morning and chill bites and cocktails at night. The Astroturf rooftop, peppered with couches and picnic tables, is a great place to sip cocktails as the sun sets over downtown and the Hollywood Hills. The Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie serves market-fresh seasonal fare (think beer-battered prawns with piquillo pepper marmalade and smoked paprika aioli) under the stars.
In the Area
The hotel sits on Holloway Drive, a short stretch of West Hollywood that most Angelenos use to zip from Santa Monica to Sunset Boulevard. It’s shared most notably with Barney’s Beanery, a music industry hangout. 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 and the Avenues of Arts & Design. If clothes are more your retail poison, zip over to designer shopping mecca Fred Segal, which has a hip café so you can refuel during your buying binge. 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 L.A., book a table at checkered-tablecloth retro Italian joint Dan Tana’s (oh, hello there, Mr. Clooney).
How to Get There
The Palihouse was the perfect home-away-from-home. Everyone was so incredibly warm and welcoming, it was a fantastic way to end our family vacation. The rooftop bar served the most delicious cocktails and the food at the restaurant was delicious.
We will most certainly be back to stay for much longer next time. The apartment is far better than any hotel room I've ever stayed, perfect for work or leisure.
Decent hotel with great location, friendly staff... but one night there was a loud party that kept us up. Didn’t quiet down until well past 11:00pm. Not sure that this would be the best place for families with young kids...
As we arrived at the hotel we got a nice surprise, the room is really huge, comfortable and very nice decorated. It is a luxury and vintage hotel with a helpful and friendly staff. We really love the hotel and our stayed has been nice