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
Service was great throughout my stay. Hotel has a cool retro vibe and restaurant was delicious. It is located in the heart of Hollywood so its a great base to explore the city. Would definitely stay here again
I had a room on the first floor and on the side of the street. It was noisy. The hallway looks old and shady, but the room is quite decent. The people are neither especially nice nor rude. It is just an average hotel for a high price.
There are so many cool things to say about this hotel! Not only has it been a staple since its conception but it never lets me down from every level. Their poolside is awesome but sometimes is a little crowded. Guests will always get priority but keep in mind this is Sunset Blvd. I've stayed in the Sunset and Poolside rooms and don't complain about either
Been a Standard fan for years, wanted to give it one last try but service has gone down (across LA properties)... needless to mention close $300 for a paper thin walls, street facing view and overheating room is a pure ripoff... and please forget any form of heads up to inform you that the pool is (again) under renovation.. I’d rather pay an extra buck and stay at the Chateau or anywhere else.... what you will get for sure for this price is free attitude at the front desk from teenagers who also seem to busy on their iPhone to answer the hotel guests. Simply sad.
We had a great time here. Stayed for a weekend and the room was great, minimal but very comfortable. Every staff member we dealt with was super nice and accommodating. Food was good and the restaurant is open 24 hours. Check out time is 1 pm..another plus. No need to wake up and rush out, we had time to relax, have breakfast before packing up to check out. BTW- Bed is SUPER comfortable.