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
- 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
I really enjoy the style of the hotel lobby, courtyard restaurant and rooms. The location is ideal for walking to hundreds of restaurants and bars. The staff is friendly and attentive. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a unique urban experience.
Update (January 2019): Dan (Housemaster) from reached out based on my 2-star review on TA. He was very courteous and professional with resolving my poor experience there. He discounted my previous stay and provided a credit should I decide to stay there again. Moved the rating up to 3-stars. The rating will change based on my next stay there.
My deleted post on TA (December 2018): I frequent Palihouse for drinks and meetings. So I decided to book a few rooms for my wedding party.Here is a list of things to be extremely careful of...1. Valet - I had to carry my own bags to the front desk. I was told the bellman was 'unavailable'. 2. Noise - They often have parties or events in the common area of the hotel. The noise will echo into the rooms. If you're a early sleeper, do NOT come here. Or, call ahead to see if they have events planned during your stay. 3. Lost Items - I left my Bose headphones in the room. After I checked out, I emailed and called to retrieve them. They said they didn't find anything. Totally unacceptable.
The clock alarm went off at 6 am two separate mornings. It happened to the people I was traveling with as well, in their rooms. The fire alarm went off repeatedly, early morning, with no explanation. The ceiling in my room leaked, soaking the carpet. The bathroom has a floor to ceiling window, barely covered with a fixed wooden shade, making it easy to see in! The staff are clueless, annoyed and rude. Don’t stay here.
This is what a Boutique Hotel experience should be! The hotel is by far my favorite in all of LA! Cute, Cozy and Gorgeous... the rooms are incredible as is MARDI restaurant and the lobby lounge. Perfect romantic getaway. The staff was amazing and so friendly. Excellent service! Exceptional experience.
Thanks to Jessie from front desk for making our stay that much better! The suite was perfect for our family of four. We will definitely be recommending the palihouse to friends and family as well!! Check out the rooftop!