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 — decor isn’t as updated as more recent properties
- Sunset Boulevard can be noisy at night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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. That’s 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.
Bed and Bath
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. Though small, bathrooms feel playful with penny tile, bright orange fixtures and quirky touches like a hole cut in the door so you can turn on the water without being under the showerhead.
It’s all about the pool scene, 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. For a quick getaway, grab a ZipCar on the property and go explore.
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 hotel is certainly a little different, however we really enjoyed it. Great location in West Hollywood.
Rooms were a good size with some unusual features. Bathroom a little small but wasn’t a huge issue.
Couple of things could of been improved, the pool was not very clean on the day we visited it.
The hotel is situated nicely and has a fantastic pool area due to the trendy vibe and people. The service at the pool is terrible but it is a nice place to sit and watch people. The rooms are fine but basic and the walls are not at all sound proof. There is a bit of a strange smell in the corridor, probably due to the carpet.
I stayed at The Standard, Hollywood on a business trip. It was my first time in LA and the experience was great. The hotel is within walking distance of great restaurants and bars. It also had a great vibe in the hotel itself. The room was everything that you would expect from The Standard. Downside was that there seemed to be some type of construction work during our stay. Also, the walls are thin and we could hear everything from the neighbors conversations to the music bumping from the hidden lounge at the hotel.
The standard in Hollywood transforms a former retirement home into a bastion for the creative class. One of my favorite parts about this hotel is it’s ability to create a cool vibe and welcome a diversity of guests of all ages into its events and rooms.
My pool view room was perfect to enjoy the daytime pool parties as well as incredible music. My stay is always comfortable and they do a great job taking care of their guests.
I highly suggest checking out the standard in Hollywood!
I have been staying at the Standard in Weho on and off again for the last few years. The hotel may not be the epitome of cool that it once was, but if i'm honest that kind of brought it full circle and made it cool again. Like a friend who was always trying super hard and then one day stopped and just did there thing. You respect it for what it has been but enjoy it more for what it is now. From the semi raging party's at the pool (lot of very large very shirtless men). To a movie night where they turn the lounge into a theater and played Juno ( I was handed a box of orange tic tacs upon sitting down) It has a fun chill vibe that cant be found anywhere else on the strip. I have stayed at the Mondrian, the Andaz, The Jeremy, and the Sunset tower. Where those hotels maybe edge past the Standard the Standard more then makes up for in customer service. The entire staff is extremely helpful and awesome. It is LA so they are all waaaay more beautiful then they should be but don't let that fool you. They are all really kind, fun and friendly. Kelly who works at the front desk helped me with everything from dinner recs to tourist things I should check out during my stay. Aaron, Devon and Meaghan in the restaurant always welcomed me in the morning with a coffee, a smile and a joke and honestly the jokes were pretty funny. All in all after staying pretty much everywhere else on the strip I cant say id rather be anywhere else than the Standard as it is now. Thanks for the great stay. Keep up the good work.
Best - Sean