What: The Standard
Where: Downtown Los Angeles
For: All Ages/Nightlife for Adults
During one of our staycations, we decided to stay at The Standard in Los Angeles. This is a quirky boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. We had a really fun night here and ended up exploring both the hotel and the city.
The hotel itself is filled with interesting things to look at despite its bland grey exterior. There is a 24/7 restaurant where you can order food and drinks in the lobby. They have a ping pong room that’s open daily, and there’s an outdoor firepit to relax by in the lobby. The hotel itself is filled with bright and bold colors. The signs are upside-down, and the common areas are not over-decorated.
We had a standard guest room that was near the top floor of the 207-room hotel. The room had scarce furniture, with a large bed in the middle. There was a desk spanning the length of the bedroom wall with George Orwell’s 1984 on it instead of the standard Holy Bible. One chair stood in the corner, and an open shower separated the room from the bathroom. Keep in mind that when I say open shower I mean a shower with no doors or curtains, so your significant other will be able to watch you wash yourself. One thing that I don’t normally like is that the toilet was separate from the double sinks and there was a little door to separate the toilet from everything in a small closet-like room.
The views from the room were breathtaking. You could see a panoramic view of Los Angeles from the floor-to-ceiling windows that spanned the length of an entire bedroom wall.
The roof of the standard contains a large heated pool with water-bed-like cabanas surrounding it. There is ample lounge seating with a DJ spinning later in the night. We had to go on our phones and buy tickets for the Rooftop because it was considered a ‘special event’. I didn’t realize that you were required to walk outside along the entire perimeter of the hotel prior to entering from an outer door to access an elevator that brings you to the pool. Although it made the trip longer, it didn’t slow us down for the night. Make sure to check the hours the Rooftop is open on the hotel’s website.
This was one of the hotels that I most felt like they were targeting the millennial crowd. From the atmosphere to the quirkiness of the hotel, the common areas were filled with 20- and 30-somethings. I didn’t see any kids or families my entire stay at the hotel. Everyone that worked there was friendly and dressed sharply. I found out that there is a sister Standard Hotel in Hollywood which I would like to try out soon.
We booked our hotel through booking.com and had to place a credit card on hold for a $150 deposit for incidentals. Parking is valet for $45 overnight (there is no self-parking option). Entry into the Poolside Lounge was $20/person, and drinks took us to $17/drink.
The Standard Information
550 S. Flower, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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