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
Let's start with the positives - you get a huge amount of space in the Residencies for your $. The staff are enthusiastic, cheerful and pleasant, bed is comfortable, WiFi is fast, food and beverage is very good.
Less good - common parts are a bit tired - it looks look a makeover of a grungy motel (was it?), unwelcome views into back of house spaces (as you go to the lift) and some views from the room show rodent traps and mess. My bathroom was only superficially cleaned - lots of stains on the bath tub, grime/soap scum in the shower screen channel, knackered shower mixer.
If you were staying for a few days the huge space would be beneficial. It is hip and the staff are great but I would stay at Soho House.
Great hotel, great service, great staff. Wish I could live there full time. Perfect stay. Unique property with excellent service from front door to back door and everywhere in between. I would love to return and stay longer.
The Palihouse is an exceptional hotel, the rooms are huge and apartment style including a kitchen and living room with a spacious bathroom and bedroom area. The staff was friendly, and the lobby restaurant and bar was great places to hold meetings, work and enjoy a meal. I would highly recommend this hotel in the heart of West Hollywood for a great price compare to nearby hotels.
We hosted my brother’s 30th birthday party here. Many of us came in from out of town and were met with above and beyond accommodating staff. Rooms were modern and chic, but also very cozy and comfortable. The event was a huge success. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning soon!
Great staff and welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again. The courtyard restaurant is a little oasis great for breakfast and lunch meetings. The residence rooms are perfect for extended stay visitors with a full kitchen.