The Standard Hollywood
What We Love
- Perfect Sunset Boulevard location for exploring West Hollywood
- Views of LA and Hollywood Hills
- DJs & art events add to the property's party vibe
- 24/7 Restaurant is (obviously) always open
What To Know
- The scene is catered to adults; children 20 and under are not permitted
- This was the original Standard—décor isn’t as updated as more recent properties
- Sunset Boulevard can be noisy at night
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Wild West Hollywood icon with saucy style, 24-7 eats and one of the city’s best pool scenes
Andre Balazs brought sexy back to Sunset Boulevard when he opened The Standard in 1999 with celeb-investors Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz. It’s a testament to his brand of cool that this party pad is still bumping decades later, thanks to quirky design touches like swinging lucite and chrome chairs, shag covered walls, and a scantily clad woman reclining in a fish tank behind the front desk. Upstairs, rooms take cues from the famous pool below with cobalt rugs and Marimekko patterned curtains of baby blue and cream. Raid the minibar, kick back on a silver beanbag chair, and watch the madcap video art installations that loop on the flatscreen TVs. The place to be, however, is at the pool, where DJs spin while the pretty people play ping pong, lounge in teepees on astroturfed platforms, or float in the water on fluorescent inner tubes. Forgot your shades? There’s an outpost of hip eyewear brand Warby Parker in the lobby. Sop up the booze any hour of the day at the diner-style 24-7 Restaurant, and don’t miss the mmhmmm nightclub, a secret lounge with live music and bottle service.
In the Area
Fred Segal is a high-end shopping Mecca, with uber-cool fashions for women, men and kids. There’s even a happening café area for a quick star-studded bite while you shop your wallet clean. Beckley is a novel kind of shopping experience, with personal shoppers, stylists and tailors on hand to serve clients. A private interior garden offers a spot to relax after the stress of competitive shopping with friends. Hear movie deals being brokered over post-work drinks at Laurel Hardware, a vintage-chic restaurant and bar housed in a former hardware store. Make reservations in advance to sample star chef Michael Voltaggio’s wildly inventive fare at Ink.
How to Get There
This place has almost everything you could want in a hotel. However, it is best if you want to have fun, socialize and like music. Stayed for a week, ate at the hotel diner often, Micheal and Chandler in valet were quick with our car and front desk was accommodating. Was a unique stay in LA and especially in the Hollywood area. Would stay again, but with more friends!
All the staff are happy friendly and extremely helpful I always stay at a standard especially Hollywood whenever possible and now that London is opening I cannot wait to stay there!!!
Jon D and Kasey are going to be your best friends !!!!
Everyone was so kind and the hotel had everything that we needed.
The rooms with the pool view are the best ones.
The breakfast is amazing and the location is the best one in the neighborhood. For sure I will come back
I’ve stayed at most of the places around here ~ Mondrian, Andaz, Grafton etc. This hotel is as good as any of them. I arrived ridiculously early for check-in, around 9.00am and was welcomed by a lovely female desk clerk who granted me a room immediately, without any fuss. Whilst the room was not one of the better ones (view wise), ground floor on Sunset, it was still very nice. The pool area, where I tend to spend most of my time, was immaculate and roomy. I also had lunch one day by the pool and it too was faultless. I’d happily return here on my next trip to Los Angeles. Great place and lovely people.
Lots of amenities lacking- only one chair on the balcony of a king-sized room, no easily accessible outlets on both sides of the bed, no clock, a television positioned awkwardly in the far left of the room. There were stains on the rug, as well as on the comforter- a generally dingy vibe, which is not what I was expecting based on The Standard name. The food at the restaurant and pool-side was generally delicious and well-portioned, but the service was slow and forgetful, and small details like getting charged for non-dairy milk in a drip coffee were disappointing. Overall, there are much better hotels for the cost available in the area.