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
I was pleasantly surprised at how large the room was that I stayed in. The bed was amazing. It had a full kitchen with everything you would need for an extended stay. Even a wash/dryer! Beautifully decorated. I enjoyed spending time in the lobby seating areas near the bar. The absolutely gorgeous restaurant Mardi and the outdoor aspect created such a cool atmosphere. I felt like I was on vacation in the Mediterranean!
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our 2 week trip to LA. The room was big, bright and very comfortable. The rooftop had spectacular views and was very fun. The location was excellent. The receptionists weren't overly welcome but I thought that's probably normal for this area. The main reasons we picked this hotel was because it had a restaurant and bar. The only problem was, they were closed most of the time and if they weren't closed, they were being hired out for private events. The one time we did get a drink, the bar man was a gentleman, absolutely lovely! Anyway, the hotel seems to cater more toward business events than leisure guests.
One final note: One morning, after many phone calls, we successfully ordered room service, (omelette & fries, not much choice). They actually seemed surprised that they even offered room service. The food was okay-ish although there was a dark thick hair in the omelette. Then we found more bristly hair in the fries, perhaps from a cleaning utensil? As it took many attempts to get room service, we didn't bother attempting to complain.
Loved our stay here. Hotel was very clean and the decor was very trendy and cute. We experienced amazing service and the restaurant was quiet but delicious. Already thinking of planning a return trip since we enjoyed this little boutique hotel so much
Left an item in my room and tracked it to have it shown still in the room after checking out. I had to contact the staff numerous times because they said they would call me back after check which they never did. After 4 days of getting the runaround I decided to email and was told that the item is now longer there and was likely stolen by the guest that checked in after. Had they checked the room prior to checking in the new first the item would have likely been found. Terrible service and communication.
We absolutely loved our stay at Palihouse. The room was huge and the property / room was chic and cool. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the restaurant was lovely. Can’t wait to come back.