The Standard, Hollywood
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... floor they had various costumes from throughout the history of Warner Bros including the outfits for villains and batman from the Christopher Nolan trilogy. Upstairs was dedicated to Harry Potter where they had a whole heap of costumes and props from the movies including the death eater and dementors. The also had the Hermione dummy from when she is frozen solid in the Chamber of Secrets. It looked freakily realistic! The coolest costume they had there was the legs ...
... other pits visible today were produced between 1913 and 1915, when over 100 pits were excavated in search of large mammal bones. Various combinations of asphaltum and water have since filled in these holes. Normally, the asphalt appears in vents, hardening as it oozes out, to form stubby mounds. These can be seen in several areas of the park.As the bones of dead animals sink into the asphalt, it soaks into them, turning them a ...
... work and we were soon parked up overlooking it, it's in a really nice neighbourhood but quite quiet really, loads of people walking their dogs in a 'dog park' immediately below, then a steady flow of tourists looking for a quick picture in the prime spot a bit further up the hill. There wasn't a great deal there but nice to be there all the same and grab a few pictures as a record. We then headed off towards our hotel for the night at Marina ...
On Hollywood Boulevard Chris spent most of the day signing autographs and Ben was acting as his 'muscle' for crowd control... We spent the majority of the day at Universal Studios and Citywalk. Some favourite rides were The Simpsons, Transformer and Revenge of the Mummy. Matt's favourite attraction was the 'animal actors' show where birds stole money from the audience and dogs (pretended to) urinate on little ...
... scary otherwise. Public transport was fantastic and cheap. 4.50 each got us from Venice beach to Hollywood and back. Buses are efficient and tidy, though I could see the stigma of using public transportation a lot. First stop was paramount pictures, where we joined the line for dr Phil. We were sent away initially and told to return 90 minutes later for the second screening. So to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Standard, Hollywood West Hollywood
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.
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.
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!
The Standard Hotel in downtown L.A. have bad service and their staffs are rude and arrogant
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.