Located about a 10-minute walk from Pershing Square metro station and about a 4-minute drive from the nearest Harbor Freeway on-ramp in downtown Los Angeles, the Standard Downtown LA is popular with travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a party atmosphere and easy highway and public transit access.
This hotel has 201 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a DVD player, an iPod dock, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer.
Various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a separate bedroom and living room, a wet bar, bathrobes for each guest and a dining table. A variety of bed and room sizes are available, including a 1,000 square foot penthouse suite.
Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a beauty/barber shop, a gift shop, a billiards table and guest laundry facilities. 24/7 Restaurant is located on site and is open 24 hours a day, and The Biergarten rooftop pub is open 12 pm to 1:30 am daily. The Rooftop includes the bar, a heated pool, nightly dj entertainment, a dance floor, a deck, an outdoor fireplace and waterbed pods.
Pets are permitted for an additional $100 per room per stay, parking is $33 per night and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Walt Disney Concert Hall is about a 5- to 10-minute drive northeast of the hotel, depending on traffic. California Market Center can be found 6 to 10 minutes south by car. The Museum of Contemporary Art is roughly a 10-minute trip via public transit, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a 25-minute drive southwestward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $33/day, pets permitted for $100/room per stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: May 30, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise for the hotel's staff, rooftop bar and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received while at the hotel, and described the staff as friendly, efficient and attentive.
The hotel's rooftop bar was a highlight for numerous lodgers. They enjoyed the heated pool, and the daily pool parties that went late into the night, with music and dancing. However, guests should note that partly as a result of the rooftop area, this hotel can be a bit noisy, which some reviewers complained about (see more details below).
Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations and described their rooms as spacious, clean, modern and well equipped, with comfortable beds and great city views. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by several reviewers. They described the hotel as being a "party hotel" and reported being bothered by noise from the rooftop bar, guests in adjacent rooms, the street, the hallways and in rooms located near the elevators.
While many guests were pleased with their spacious and clean rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported worn decor and cigarette smells in non-smoking rooms. It was also mentioned by several guests that some rooms featured a glass window between the bathroom and bedroom causing a lack of privacy, and that the beds were on platforms 6 inches off the ground, which they felt to be too low.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #95 out of 301 Los Angeles hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 621 reviews.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 79% recommendation rate from 486 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 184 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 30, 2013 to verify some information.