The Standard Hotel, West Hollywood

September 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve stayed in more than my fair share of hotels over the years and usually prefer something modern that makes me feel a bit pampered. The Standard is modern in philosophy, I feel like, if not in actual fixtures, but not particularly pampering, and yet? I was still a bit enamored with this place. I mean, not like the fixtures were falling to pieces but some things seemed motel-ly (by design?) and not very luxe. The sexual overtones in the rooms and the hotel itself are very overt.

I liked the colors in my room. Bold. Blue. And I liked that I had a private balcony attached to my room.

There was no furniture on the balcony, so I brought the beanbag chair from my room outside so I could sit and read on my Kindle and relax for a while before the Nintendo Wii U event.

Some views from the balcony. I just read on WeHo News (WeHo = West Hollywood) that the city is in a big fight with the owner of the El Mirador Apartment building, which is a historic landmark.

After the event, I relaxed on the balcony for a few hours, reading and going online (free wifi woo!) on my Kindle.

Bathroom sink outside of the toilet/shower area. Fun orange fixtures.

I loved this shower. The showerhead was amazing. I want to get one at home now. But not orange. And yes, that is cork!. The shower was mirrored? I was wondering what the hole cut out of the glass was for. I couldn’t figure it out. Then later on when I went to take a shower, I instinctively put my arm through it to turn the shower on and not get wet. So. That’s that. I want this shower.

In the mini bar I spotted my favorite medicine line. And also this:

It reminded me of the mini bar at the W in Boston.

Along that same theme, we have the A/C fan control and the key card for the room….

And this playful artwork on the front of the hotel.

The hotel lobby was smart and casual. The chairs were comfortable, but I didn’t like how low they were to the ground. I guess I’m just getting to be an old lady. There was also a large pool that I would have liked to relax by, but both days I was visiting they were having a pool party, complete with a Dj, which I was not into. See? Old lady.

The Standard Hotel is a hotel that likes to have fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that I liked. I enjoyed staying here on my trip to Los Angeles.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Tags: ·····

One Comment so far ↓

  • Couillens

    I loved this shower as well…enough to want to install one in my house. I am a little worried about water getting everywhere. Did you think that was a problem?

Leave a Comment