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
- 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
I stay at the Standard West Hollywood frequently for business and this hotel has become my home away from home. Jon and the team always make me feel so welcome as if we were family. Comfy minimalist rooms, the pool area is a great spot to chill, there's always great music playing whether it be a DJ or live performance, and the food is so good. Highly recommend staying here and if you can, book a room facing downtown LA - the views are superb!
The Standard West Hollywood is always the go-to for my production team and I. It has rich history, a perfect location and a pool area that is a great hang during the day and at night. Jon and crew are always accommodating and makes our team feel at home every time we have to head out west. Highly recommend.
Not too expensive if you use the app or the hotel tonight app. The scene at the pool is fun, food for room service is great. The rooms are, on brand, pretty standard but not in a bad way. Amazing location right on sunset in west hollywood. It's good for tourists and for ppl who know their way around the LA scene.
Absolutely love the property and culture at the West Hollywood location. Staff is always extremely friendly and accommodating to any needs I have, the food is great and the pool area has great vibes all day and night. There's always good music and the location is perfect for shopping and nearby restaurants. 10/10 would recommend staying here.
The Guest Services team here is so great - they are incredibly helpful and helped make my week of work in LA seamless and easy. The hotel is clean and modern and has everything you might need. Especially thankful to Tiffany and Jon who truly made our stay perfection!