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
When we arrived at the hotel room was not ready and we completely understood that so we went in the bar and have a drink. About an hour later they gave us the key to a room and when we unlocked it there was somebody in it and the baby was sleeping. Luckily we knew the person who is in the room because we were there for a family function. Some lines were crossed at the front desk and everything got sorted out in the end but it was organized chaos for a little while because they messed up some other peoples rooms as well.
The staff were very friendly and apologetic and gave us some tickets for free drinks which was much appreciated. The hotel is lovely and it’s decorated beautifully. The rooms are large 600 ft.² and I like being in a studio apartment. We love the features however the lighting in the bathroom could be better as well as having a mirror for putting on make up.
If you’re looking for a quiet place on a weekend, I would not suggest hotel because they rent out the lobby and the surrounding area to host these parties. We were at one of those. A notice was sent around to the hotel guests letting them know that this was going on but I’m sure it was very very loud.
All in all, we would stay here again.
I had only one night stay on business and the staff there are super friendly at all times and into conversations, great check in and out experience! Staff also pointed us to the perfect recommendation for a late night supper only 5 min walk away and high quality!
Room is spacious nice contemporary. Everything is great except we Asians like to have slippers in the room! And we almost can’t live without!
The staff was super helpful to discover my medication case after I checked out and to help to send it back to me to Hong Kong! Super well done as I generally have only 50% chance to recover lost items and you made up the good side of the statistics!
Perfect location. Perfect staff. Perfect rooms. The Pali House is a secret getaway for any reason. Dog friendly. Every room is well appointed including kitchens and laundry machines. My favorite hotel in the world.
After spending a pleasant working week at the Palihouse Hotel in Santa Monica I transferred to their West Hollywood property for a few vacation days in LA proper.
What a mistake.
As I attempted to check in, groceries in hand to take advantage of their suite style room offerings, I was informed - very casually - that someone else had decided to extend their stay and there would be no room available for me.
They offered me a room at their sister property over on Melrose that more closely resembles a hipster hostel. No mention of any type of discount or nicety to make that option seem more palatable.
“Our sales department reached out to you” was their lame explanation.
No, they kind of didn’t or didn’t try very hard. At all.
I received an email from Tablet -the booking agent - around 30 mins prior to checking in, which I hadn’t seen.
Considering that I had already been staying with Palihouse all week, it was a kind of shocking experience and I couldn’t imagine spending even one single dollar more with them.
On top of it all, the front desk staff really didn’t have the faintest hint of genuine apology or embarrassment about them. They acted as if they truly didn’t care at all.
Ruined my vacation. I had booked that hotel due to proximity to friends that I would be visiting and restaurants and fitness facilities in the immediate area.
Spent my vacation days in a mediocre hotel - all that I could get last minute and spending way too much time in my car.
The Palihouse West Hollywood: Book at your own peril - and make a back up reservation somewhere else. Because there is no such thing as a confirmed reservation here. And even if you have one, it’s not worth the Tablet you booked it on.
Pali House exceeded all expectations. Its a warm and friendly and great value for money. It is one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on. I only wish I could have stayed longer loved this hidden gem.