Its a chic, trendy locale that totally does not fit in with its surroundings in downtown LA. Great place to hang out poolside on the roof on a warm summer night and rather than deal with the red velvet rope and hassle to get into the club, just get a room! Totally well priced - usually under $175/night, which is great for an upscale venue like this.
Unique Quality: This place is very minimalist and funky - the showers are clear glass and look into the room, so best if you're very comfortable staying with anyone else who may be sharing with you as privacy is limited to say the least. When you're in the restroom on the rooftop bar, guys and girls share the sink so you can play hand-sies with strangers!
Its definitely an experience! Enjoy!
First staying at the Standard in Miami Beach, when I was transferred to SoCal I definately wanted to checks out this Andre' Balazs creation. Unimpressed witht he Hollywood location, the L.A. Standard actually topped the South Beach Creation. The lobby was ultra chic, with very sexy staff and guests. The check-in was was smooth and the room service was very quick, even at 2AM! Aside from all the coolsculptures and trendy design, the rooftop is the focus of this party-hotel. I LOVE the rooftop scene here. If you stay here, you get in, no questions asked, while if you don't- you might be waiting ahile to get up to the rooftop.
Unique Quality: The rooftop scene. The gorgeous pool. Unequaled in downtown L.A.
Directions: On the corner of Flower and 6th
This is a modern midprice hotel
Unique Quality: The rooftop bar is the scene...happy hour business men from the area. The evening crowd is full of movers and shakers.
It has a pool and places that have waterbeds for laying around in....the night time the dance floor is packed you can see the lights all around the city. It makes for a breathtaking view.
When I was in college, we would go to the Standard's rooftop bar quite often. A couple times we stayed here rather than getting an 8 minute cab ride back to school.
Mini bar is good, has mini bottles of premium alcohol like splits of Veuve Cliquot and mini bottles of Patron and Grey Goose.
Unique Quality: The rooms are kind of weird- the beds are essentially mattresses on the floor... the shower is see-through in some of the rooms and is adjacent to the main bedroom.
very funky, cool, cosmopolitan hotel. great decor and vibe. I would defintely recommend this hotel.
Unique Quality: awesome roof bar---if you are a hotel guest, you can skip the line! make sure to check out the phone in the hotel rooms, very fun---you can call "heaven" and "hell".
Chic but minimalist room, comfortable bed (on raised floor instead of bedsprings) and a shower with a glass wall towards the bedroom. Very functional and pleasant.
Unique Quality: The rooftop bar, which hotel guests get into for free and without waiting.
was in LA for a recent convention, bought into the hype and booked a room, the room is interesting, but between obnoxious and drunk (how did they get so smashed on $8 cosmos????) bar patrons arguing in the parking lot at 1:30 AM and the crashing of trash into garbage trucks at 4:45 AM it is impossible to ge a good niights sleep at the Standard...and after all isn't that why we stay at an upscale hotel in the first place. when i mentioned the noise situation to the front desk staff they just shrugged their shoulders...and i paid $$$$ for this...never again, a bud stayed at the Hilton Checkers in downtown, much better accomodations and within walking distance of the Standard scene. Suggest booking into the Hilton and walking the 5 minutes to the Standard's roof top bar
The Standard Downtown is very chic. It's got modern furnishings.
The best part of this hotel, however, is the rooftop bar and lounge. If you're really cool, try swimming in the pool while the wannabes drink around you. The bar has a spectacular view of Downtown LA.
Unique Quality: Oh... see above. The bar is worth going to. It's a hip hangout, though, so if you're not into that, then skip the whole Standard.
The Standard Downtown is the newest version of the very popular hotel on Sunset Blvd., The Standard. I normally would not recommend that visitors to L.A. stay downtown, just because it's a bit far from the major sights. However, this hotel is so chic and fun (not to mention fairly affordable) that I must give it some respect. If you're going to stay downtown, stay at The Standard Downtown.
Like its sister hotel on Sunset Bl., The Standard Downtown is very modern & minimalist, very hip, and a gathering place for L.A. twenty-somethings. The rooms are decently sized and feature low, platform beds, white walls and straight, simple lines throughout. You'll also find CD players, trendy aromatherapy toiletries and large mini-bars. The bathrooms are large and decorated with marble. In the larger rooms, the bathrooms include a sculpture of a giant foot. It's definitely unique.
Be sure to go up to the Rooftop Bar, one of the major reasons this hotel is such a success. The exposed rooftop offers amazing views of the downtown skyline and a wonderful pool. At night, it's frequented by beautiful people who sip martinis and lounge near the outdoor fireplace. The Rooftop Bar also present movie nights from time to time, where films are projected onto a neighboring building and can be watched from the rooftop.
Directions: Located at the corner of S. Flower St and W. 6th St.
South Beachish with white deco decor, thumping club/bar, and outdoor pool parties.
Unique Quality: It is in the heart of Sunset strip so one can walk to nearby clubs and bars. This is good for two reasons, one it help eliminate drinking/driving, two parking is a pain. Twenty bucks to park in a public garage if the hotel parking is full or try meter parking which if you can find one ends at the stroke of midnight. Another good reason is that the traffic is no fun and who wants to spend the evening in traffic jams or looking for a parking spot.
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Standard hotel room in Holiday Inn Hollywood
I have lived in the San Diego area for awhile but I have no knowledge of LA! I have friends coming from out of state and they have always wanted to stay a night in the LA area and go out at night since they have never been there. It will only be us three girls (we are leaving the men at home!) and we are all in our late 20's. We don't want to go places where we are not going to be able to get in because you have to be on a VIP list, but we do want to stay in a place that is fun and has a good night life with fun places to go to at night. Does anyone have any suggestions of areas to stay, hotels and restaurants/bars? Thank you so much!!
Century club is pretty good.
Pasadena Colorado Blvd is a happening place at night. Not too far from it is a shopping plaza. Everything is free, just walk around, enjoy the sights, sounds, people, etc. There's tons of shopping stores, as well as restaurants and bars, even a movie theater tuck away.
Id say stay on the sunset strip. That way everything will be close by and if you stay in a hip hotel you will automatically be in their club ie: The Mondrian Hotel has The Sky Bar, The Standard Hotel has the poolside club/bar, The Hyatt has a new spot inside that I havent seen yet and you could walk to The House of Blues, Viper room etc etc etc. Personally, I like the downtown Standard hotel and rooftop bar and for clubs Avalon in Hollywood
Close to the Hyatt and Mondrian, walk to House of Blues & comedy clubs & restaurants & shops, short ride up to Hollywood & Highland or over to Beverly Hills. Nice hotel, smaller than most so easy in & out and personal help from the desk.
Check out this website. It has all the info you'll need on what's happening in Los Angeles.
try universal city walk. hotels are right there and so are a couple of clubs, lots of restaurants and a movie theater.
the saddle ranch club is cool on a friday and saturday night. lots of people show up and it free to get in which is unusual. there's usually a cover charge for the clubs here in la.
also, if you wanted to checkout the hollywood area all you have to do is hop on the redline subway into hollywood at the bottom of the hill from universal. i think it's only one or two stops away.
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Address: 550 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, California, 90071, United States