Fish and farm cuisine at the celeb-chef helmed Herringbone restaurant
Poolside movies and DJ parties at Sayulita, the outdoor lounge and taqueria
Spectacular views of LA
Easy access to shopping on 3rd Street and Melrose
What To Know
Skybar gets packed with Hollywood's pretty people, so some rooms may pick up noise from the scene
The hotel is popular among twenty- and thirty-somethings
Parking on site
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Sunset Boulevard starlet with the always hot Skybar, a celeb-chef restaurant and a new poolside lounge
Acclaimed designer Philippe Starck's first foray into the Los Angeles hotel scene has made the transition from hectic hot spot to laid-back Sunset Boulevard classic. The minimalist feel of the original Starck design is intact, but since the hotel’s 2008 makeover by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, it feels a lot warmer and a little more relaxed, but just as chic. The new design has a touch of Alice in Wonderland whimsy, with oversize flowerpots on the roof deck, wing chairs with hooves for legs, and mod takes on cuckoo clocks. Guest rooms have similarly fantastical details, such as a curvy framed looking glass that’s actually a flat-screen TV and gold lamps that appear to grow from the floor like trees. Even the bathrooms have quirky touches, including a funky silver hand mirror and a wall of hooks that look like beckoning fingers. But there’s a lot of substance to go with the style: rainfall showers, Malin + Goetz products and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, the hills or the infinity pool. Surrounded by blooming vines and flowering trees, the pool (complete with underwater music) is the place to hang during the day. Skybar’s sexy Moroccan vibe, all teak furniture and glowing metal lanterns, makes it a perennial favorite among Hollywood’s pretty people, with evenings crescendoing into late night dance parties. You'll find a creative surf-and-turf menu at the Herringbone restaurant—think Edison bulb chandeliers, white Carrara marble and Italian Cypress trees on the patio—while the Sayulita taqueria and tequila bar attracts A-listers with its alfresco lounge, live music, and street-style bites.
In the Area
West Hollywood is LA's hottest ’hood, and its epicenter is Sunset Boulevard. Perched above that strip, on the precipice between the Hollywood Hills and the vast urban blanket that spreads out toward the Pacific, is the Mondrian. Start your day with a leisurely coffee just down the hill, at King’s Road Café, before browsing the shops on West 3rd Street or Melrose. Then have lunch among Hollywood’s power players at Koi. Work it off with a hike in Runyon Canyon, favorite running spot for celebs and the dogs that love them.
Mondrian Los Angeles
8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90069
How to Get There
Flights are available to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The hotel does not offer airport transfers. Taxis to/from LAX, about 12 miles away, are approximately $50 to $60 per taxi, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, valet parking is available for an additional $38 per day.