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The facial soap is the best!
We enjoyed the standard. The bed was comfortable, the room was pretty cool, and the bathroom was a HORRID shade of tangerine ORANGE...however, the facial 'aromatherapy' soap was the best darn face washing experience I've EVER had. The staff was VERY quick and courteous...except one pompous frontdeskman. Room service was great, also. Their french fries are great. I don't think i'd stay there on my next journey to Los Angeles, but it was pretty comfortable. I did realize that if i was a light sleeper...this would NOT be the place for me as you can hear the ROAR of sunset boulevard all night into the early AM, and i'm sure the poolside rooms are no better as you hear the din of trendy LA conversation.
It's really just a bar that has rooms to stay in if you're too drunk to go home.
The Standard Hotel is really nothing but sub-standard, in many ways. The rooms are too noisy for rest, as they overlook either the 24/7 activities of the Sunset Strip, or the hip-happening bar and pool lounge. The rooms have no drawers with which to put your traveling stuff away, so you have to live out of your suitcase. The one small closet is taken up mostly by the well-stocked mini-bar. When I finally got the iron and ironing board I requested 4 times before it arrrived, I tried to store it in the closet and found that the bottle opener attached to the mini-bar was being held on by gravity only, rather than the screw that kept falling out if you looked at it funny. The lighting in the bathrooms with the orange tiles was completely inadequate for anything more but not irritating you if you had a hang-over, and one of those inadequate lights kept flickering out for no apparent reason. The shampoo and conditioner they so graciously give you is enough for one person only; there was no table in our room, nor anything but one bean bag chair, so our room service food was eaten on the floor.
It's one of the hottest bars in town for the under-30 crowd, with rooms for them to pass out in after drinking all night. That's about all it was good for. And drinking THERE, was ridiculously expensive. Overally, the money we spent there was a waste. I'd rather have stayed in the Best Western down the street -- at least I might have gotten a drawer or somewhere other than the floor to eat.
The Standard is an experience I love
I love staying at The Standard WeHO. You have to keep in mind this is NOT a luxury hotel what-so-ever, but what do you expect for around &125 a night! I must admit this hotel is for a certian type of individual, many close-minded old fashion type would NOt like this place. If you are between the ages of 21-30..maybe even above and are into fashion, hollywood nightlife, interesting people etc then this is the place for you. I always look forward to friday and saturday nights in the lounge/lobby/pool area..The crowd is very interesting...lots of beautiful people...people say that the staff is rude but i have just the opposite opinion, One of the staff members took at least 45 minutes out to help me look for apartment listing on the internet, RIGHT at the front desk and printed out about 150 pages for me...bottom line, very unique place, beautiful people, cool rooms, very chill bar and lounge..oh and damn good food THIS PLACE IS NOT 500 dollars a night so why do peopl eexpect the world? its an experience fror sure...i enjoy every moment at the standard every time i stay there.
Awesome hotel in Downtown LA
The Downtown LA Standard hotel is so so cool! I visited it last weekend and went to the rooftop pool/bar for cocktails on Friday night. My boyfriend and I just had so much fun, everyone was so friendly and welcoming, the entire staff made us feel so comfortable. Plus, you've got to see the design elements! Talk about cool, the Lobby has an amazing serpent style purple couch and the rooftop has hippopotamus garbage cans that talk to you when you throw trash in them!
This place is a must stay...to top it all off, the rooms are only $95 a night!
Waste your money elsewhere
Good God. I don't know who's running the show here but that's all it is...a show. The staff are all waiting to get their big breaks in Hollywood and are completely uninterested in their jobs at the hotel. They are rude and classless. The decor is tired retro and nothing works in any of the rooms. I wouldn't even walk in the lobby of this place, let alone stay here again. I give it a negative 5 stars. I've never stayed in such poor accomodations!
Bad Service with A Worst Attitude
The Standard Hotel in downtown L.A. have bad service and their staffs are rude and arrogant
The Standard Hotel downtown lost my reservation, but they accomodated me with a room.
The first room--the air condition did not work, so I was moved to another room.
The second room--the room had a working air condition, but no hot water.
The third room--I moved into had a broken tv remote and no hot water.
I have been to 3 different rooms and they all had problems.
I voiced my complaint to the front check-in clerk and he called his manager.
This manager rude, arrogant, and had bad attitude.
His reply was that this hotel has had issues of not having hot water to some of the rooms.
I told the manager that I will be checking out and he actually charged me for my room! The front desk manager was a jerk! Stay away from that hotel--It all bad news!!!
My friend and I stayed at the hotel for 1 night and it was the worst experience we had ever had in a hotel. There was no hot water. When we complained about it to the front office. The manager at the front desk , was rude, unprofessional, and had an attitude. He told us that the warm water is what the hotel had and if we had a problem with it then we should find another place to stay and don't expect a refund. A Motel 6 would have been heaven compared to this hell hole.
The Standard has the worst staff
I went to have drinks with a few friends at the new Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angles. The security guards and receptionist were incredable rude and actually put us in danger of being injured! I would recomend the EVERYONE STAY AWAY from this hotel. The security guard that almost injured us refused to apologize and told us that we were wasting our time when we called the manager!
The Standard is the biggest rip off
The Standard Hotel is absolutely the biggest waste of money in all of the USA. The rooms are have less luxury then a Super 8. From the thim TP,sheets and towels, to the worst quality furniture, it is aboslutely no frills. They try and making everything cool and hip, but it really is a terrible place to stay.
The bar and pool are the only redeeming qualities, but if it's not hot (much of the time), the pool is deserted.
Stay elsewhere and come at night to go to the bar for the hotties. By the way if you are a guest there are no privileges at the bar, even if it gets crowded.
nice hotel, with no air conditioning! Management explained no air available, required balcony door on strip to be opened all night, very loud.