When it comes to Downtown LA, visitors can expect a wild night at the trendiest nightclubs and bars, and if they’re lucky – a celebrity sighting. Smack-dab in the center of booming DTLA, The Standard Downtown Los Angeles is the too-cool hotel replete with DJs, bars, a pool and intimate waterbed pods that is a constant draw among Hollywood scene seekers.
Decked out in hip and fashionable decor, the guest rooms and common areas are the hotel’s main attractions. Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil, The Standard DTLA’s facade is often the backdrop for historical movies. There is ample workspace in the guest rooms, which leads to productive days for travel curators and #girlbosses.
The hotel’s 207-room sizes range from “Medium” to “Penthouse.” However, our pick is the “WOW!” room that provides massive space for an entourage but can also be intimate enough for two. The room features a larger-than-king size platform bed (yes, they do exist!) and an enormous bathroom complete with an art installation.
Perfect for the morning birds, night owls, and everything in between – The 24/7 Restaurant serves locally sourced comfort classics in a vibrant brasserie setting. Head to the rooftop’s Biergarten to delve into an assortment of pretzels, weiners, and beer.
The Last Bookstore is the most unique bookstore and the perfect photo op with a tunnel of books. Another charming attraction is the twinkling Chandelier tree, which looks like it emerged straight out of a Disney fairytale.
Guests of The Standard DTLA know how to have fun while shredding some calories. SPiN Standard is the hotel’s professional-grade Ping-Pong club equipped with 11 bright-red tables, cozy club lounge, and three full bars.
Aside from the Biergarten, the full-fledged playground in the sky encompasses a heated swimming pool, dance floor, and an outdoor fireplace with stunning panoramic views of downtown LA and the mountains beyond.
Turn down for what? This hotel sets the standard for memorable snaps and a night well spent.