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The Standard, Downtown LA in Los Angeles, CA

The Standard, Downtown LA in Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

The Restaurant open 24/7 (indoor & outdoor dining)
The Rooftop (Bar, Lounge, Pool)
207 Guest Rooms & Suites
SPiN Ping-Pong club
Happy Hour from 4-7pm
Whimsical design
Organic bath amenities
Sun-Deck with Poolside Bar
DJ Spinning Live in Lobby & Rooftop nightly
The Shop
Rudy's Barbershop
Venues for Private Events
Billiards, Ping Pong & Foosball
Outdoor lobby lounge and Fire Pit

History

Established in 2002.

The building was originally constructed in 1956 by William M. Keck, Sr. to accommodate the corporate headquarters of his family's company, Superior Oil. The Keck family recruited the preeminent Los Angeles architect of the period, Claud Beelman, to design a building that would reflect the technological advancements and corporate optimism of its time. His employment of unadorned, luxurious materials and elegant modernist design established the building as one of the finest examples of Mid-Century Californian architecture. The majestic lobby has now been designated a historic architectural landmark. Mr. Balazs acquired the building in 2000 and executed with designer Shawn Hausman his vision of the vibrant award-winning hotel it is today.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.28

Address: 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA, 90069
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

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Comments (925):

1. A L.
thank you standard hotel for giving me hope--hope that there are still los angeles clubs that care about their patrons.  picture it, friday night, two girls out to see what all the mumbo jumbo is about at this so call standard.  we get there, pay for valet and come to find out we had to pay to get into the rooftop bar.  i don't know why this shocked us but it did for a good five seconds.  we had no money left and so we were directed to their hotel atm.  we get to the atm and two men that were escorting guests to the elevator mentioned that the atm was broken.  what?  broken?  we had no money left on us.  one of the men pointed across the street and said we would find a bank over there.  great.  it looked like it was going to go downhill from there but then one of the guys said he would escort us to the bank.  what?  someone was willing to accompany us on a 7 minute walk and we weren't even paying guests?  so the guy escorted us and we found out bits and pieces of who he was.  thank you "chip" (that's what he said he goes by).  well, we got our money, conversed some more, and finally made our way back.  the security handing out wristbands was chipper too.  he was checking out where we lived (after examining our driver's licenses for a minute) and started talking to us about our hometowns.  the only grumps of the group was the other security guard that we tried to joke with and all we got was a blank face and short response.  we finally got our wristbands and were ready to see this suppossed gorgeous rooftop.  on our way up, the elevator guy was chatting to us about animals vs. humans.  he made us laugh and the minute we stepped out of the elevator my friend leaned over to say something to me and the guy (who i thought had already taken the elevator back down) popped his head out and yelled (jokingly), "i know you're talking about me...stop it!"
 
well, we were finally there and yes, i was impressed.  the view was amazing and i realized after looking down, i'm slightly afraid of heights.  i checked out the pool and it was simple but nice.  my friend and i got martinis, sat, and chatted.  we met some interesting people and for the most part everyone was friendly.
 
finally people started dancing.  although they played gnarls barkley's crazy four times, yes four, the energy was high and my feet were moving.  we danced for the rest of the night and finally decided to head home since we had to get up semi-early the next morning.  on our way to the valet, the elevator guy and chip, the guy who walked us to the bank, all said their goodbyes.  it was kind of weird thinking you knew these people.  i have to say the standard changed my idea of l.a. clubs and if there hadn't been a twenty dollar cover, i would have given five stars.  i definitely recommend this place- the view itself is amazing!!

26/09/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. jon w.
upside: mod/minimal rooms, cheap rates, sweet rooftop bar and so-so restaurant.  downside: it's in downtown la, some of the staff have serious la attitude, often a cheezy crowd at the rooftop bar, terrible dj's [bad music selection & progression, and i don't think any of them could mix a salad let alone two records].

28/06/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. eve l.
the rooftop bar is so pretentious and la - i love it! there were some girls in front of us who were turned away because there was a "private party" going on. my friend and i step up and the hostess asks us if we are wth the private party. we say no, and she asks us to step aside. she proceeds to tell everyone in line behind us that they're not letting up any more people and that there's no point in waiting. she then turns to us and tells us that we're with the private party if anyone asks. i had a blast that night and got waaaay too drunk. and not on my own dime either, natch.

29/03/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Esther S.
I had my "LA moment" here a couple of years back atop thier well known rootfop bar. The entire hotel has an ultra mod design made unique by encorporating elements of the stark white/steril with faux fur, pod shaped lounge chairs, electric signage artwork, bold shapes and contrast, natural elements and extra loud music in the evening throughout the lobby. The restaurant has a more mellow ambiance and is open 24 hours. The food is less than impressive, although thier hummus appetizer platter does keep resonating in my mind when im in the mood for it. I really enjoy the eclectic crowd at hotel lounges, but from my experience this one in particular draws the more greagarious and artsy types. The view is specacular, hands down has to be the best 360 degree view of the downtown LA skyline. Its particularly enjoyable when they start the small dancefloor and while shaking what your mama gave you you find yourself enjoying the sheer coolness of it all of being outdoors and feeling the cool high altitude air. I've avoided the weekends here to avoid the frenzy, but its great on a weeknight.

15/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. dae m.
nice scenery...both for it's environment and the chickies that run around the joint.  however, that one asshat from the real world or whatever works there and can't make drinks for his short-lived reality show career whatsoever. on top of that he's a humongous prick on the grand scale that hasn't seen tail in quite a while.  other than that douche nozzle, place is pretty cool.

06/06/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Ross L.
all style and no substance.  fine place to stay if you don't care about service, or clean rooms, or getting a decent night's sleep -- you'll invariably be woken up by people partying in a room down the hall at 3am.

25/06/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Annie P.
amazing nightttt!!! i celebrated my 18th here last night and it was the best bday ever! made reservations for 9 at the restaurant/diner and got seated right when we got there(we were even a little late). we took a limo so parking wasnt a problem at all. the waiters were so so nice and service was fast! they were all good looking hhahahaaa. the complimentary bread was warm and the butter was so soft. for food i got a angus burger (medium) +fries! comes with spicy ketchup YUM. others got penne pompadero(not the best), ORECCHIETTE (SO GOOD!!) , grilled chicken(didnt try but she liked it), meze plate(mmm), and someone got the entree of the day , it was spaghetti, didnt try it but he finished it all! three of us got burgers and the meat was so THICK&juicy. only finshed half+all the fries. its like two regular burger patties...anyways...my friends secretly told the waiter to bring out a a lit cake and it was realllly goood! i ordered two extra after. it was warm and goooey chocolate ooozed out from the inside. comes with a side of coffee ice cream with some cookie. it was reallly good. total came out to be pretty cheap. about $240 including tax,tip, food, drinks, dessert for 9! the bathroom was really funny..and the photobooth was FUN. after dinner we stayed around the lobby...there was a dj and a pool table. we only had like 15mins cause the limo was waiting. the waiter kept trying to make us buy drinks ...she was asian.  I WANNA COME BACK AND STAY IN THE ROOMS AND SWIM IN THE ROOFTOP NEXT TIME!

29/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. june l.
i love the roof, it's so bomb.  the drinks are fab, the food however, upstairs and downstairs, stinks.  i'd rather eat a microwaved pizza.  here's a weird thing, the dj downstairs almost always is better than the one upstairs, why do they keep him down below all by his lonesome?

08/07/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Sam Y.
the sign is upside down, and sometimes girls there are topless. great!

13/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. matt h.
i loved this place...I've read that the staff was rude...i saw nothing of the sort, everyone was very nice and accommodating..the rooms were a perfect size, see-through showers awesome, lobby was so nice, some crazy 400 ft long couch that encircled a DJ...you don't get that at Holiday Inn :-) ...after a night of partying in Hollywood, our last stop was the rooftop, amazing view, my girlfriend and i were blown away...it was a cold Wednesday so there wasn't too many people, but we had a great time, love this hotel!

08/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Meridith Z.
This hotel was horrible. I arrived on a Wednesday afternoon, and had to park my OWN car and hand my keys to the valet...in which he didn't seemed bothered at all that I had just done his job for him. On top of that, it was $33 to park overnight...which made me really happy NOT knowing that going into it...and being that across the street you can park for $9 overnight. The room was tacky, the bed was basically on the floor, and the TV although nice was sitting on a crappy shelf from IKEA about 1 foot off the ground, so as you are sitting on the bed you are looking down at the TV...not exactly comfortable. To add to this horrible ambiance, the room smelled like nasty lotion, not clean like a hotel room should. It's like they are trying to be trendy at this hotel, and maybe it was 20 years ago...but it's not now. Their restaurant was also severly overpriced for the quality of food. It was like one bad dish after another...we got aps, dinner, and dessert and nothing was worth remembering. They had the lights dimmed super low to cover up the tacky decor and the dust that had accumulated on their back bar. I have stayed at nicer Hampton Inns than this hotel...I've stayed at a number of 4 star hotels, and I would rather stay at a Super 8 than ever stay here again. I would seriously never consider staying here ever again. Their roof-top bar may be hip but that is ALL they have going for them.

02/03/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
12. Gil S.
Late night on a business trip, shoulder sore from computer bag. Hip lobby adorned with young rock star look-alikes, or are they real? Smartly attired and helpful but inexperienced desk clerks, friendly if you are. Fumbling with card key, switch turns on lights and. . . .  Yes, yes, yes!   Why jubilation? They get it.  The place is designed.  Arranged. Multiple dataports, free high speed Internet, quality CD/alarm/radio with aux ins and outs, largish TV on a rolling cart, long desk ledge against window, covered wastebasket (I think that's what it is) built into the bathroom counter, iron and board, wine glasses, robe, extra pillows. No usual tourist pablum but three glossy trendy magazines that make for good reading.  As I've seen in Italy they do a good job turning an old budget hotel into a showcase of wit and style.  Minibar?  Not just the usual crackerjacks, red bull, and condoms. . . but thougtful and reasonably priced extras: a map, sunblock, scented candle, a loungy CD, and my favorite -- pokeman vitamins!  Public areas follow suit. The rooftop lounge / pool / bar is what makes the Standard famous. A zoo with five security guards, stylish visitors from Japan, DJ and crowds dancing, drunk visitor escorted out the door, all on Monday morning. The room service menu is creative (24 hour a day miso soup), inexpensive, and runs all night long. Design touches are laugh-out-loud funny yet elegant and innocently sincere.  Room numbers are on "Hello, my name is. . . " cards. Toilet paper rolls are sealed with a sticker of. . . you have to see it.  Why not five stars? Rooms are small. You had better enjoy kids and their culture. There is no reason to be in downtown LA unless you have business there.  You had better be intimate with your roommate -- you can't shield the shower glass from the main room.  And despite the fun it is a budget hotel.

19/04/05 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Manali K.
Yay, The Standard.....otherwise known as the only place to get a drink and hang out in downtown LA. The first time I came here, I got kicked out with my friends due to being intoxicated, and the snooty, uptight waitstaff were annoyed that my friends and I were trying to start up the dancefloor and refused to serve us any more alcohol. The travesty! I guess thats what happens when you drink for hours beforehand on an empty stomach. So, me and my friends bounced and headed back to the hotel we were crashing at to continue the night. The second time was a more pleasant experience, because I did not get kicked out and even though we got there late, we did not have to deal with the aforementioned lines because our friends had rooms at the Standard, so they just got us passes into the place. I sort of hate the attitudes that seem to be prevalent at this place, its all very LA-ish, but I can't get over the breathtaking views of the LA skyline, the pool, and those waterbed pod things that I have rolled around in a few times. Summer is coming, so hopefully next time I am here, I can jump in the pool and maybe get asked to leave again:)

25/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Dottie D.
i don't want to love the standard downtown, but i do!  the bar is fun, the roof is fun, and i love the restaurant here at all hours of the day and night.  the food is good and reasonably affordable (especially for being in a hotel).  the crowd is eh but i feel that way about most crowds in los angeles.  come to think of it, i feel that way about most people in los angeles...  anyway - i don't feel that way about the standard overall.  it's a fun place and i dig the modern vibe and the rooftop views.

15/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Jill k.
i celebrated my birthday at this uber la bar/lounge/hotel a couple years back, and it was actually fun!

the drinks were strong, the people are pretty, the pool and waterbed/chairs are hip, and the view from this rooftop lounge in the middle of downtown la is awesome (albeit nippy!)

03/11/05 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. shoba d.
I love rooftop bars and the Standard in downtown L.A. has an awesome one.  It's super mellow on weeknights, and is a great place to have drinks and apps.  If you get hungry, the Standard has a restaurant that's also cool-- sort of a very retro hip diner-- and is open late night from what I recall.  I also enjoyed staying here-- their rooms are super hip  and fun, and made me feel like a rock star.

05/07/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Tabatha Y.
Trendy!!  The roof top bar is really cool but maybe a little too cool.  A friend of mine ordered a drink with two different shots in it (I think it was some weird combo of whiskey and amaretto) and was charged $22 for it.  When he asked why the drink was so much, the bartender said it counted as two drinks (even though it was in one glass)...makes me wonder how much they charge for a Long Island Iced Tea - $40?

03/02/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Food C.
the place is nice inside. but i have been here several times and every time i have noticed a consistent theme. the people that work here are the most impolite, rude individuals in los angeles. i went to the restaurant located in the lobby. it was not really that crowded. we were waiting to be seated and there was no hostess upfront. the bartender saw me waiting and i looked at him like, "ok, do we just sit down or is someone coming over?" he ignored me. i looked at him again, he made eye contact and ignored me again. I put up my hands like "hello, we're standing here" and he ignored me again. he was not making any drinks at the time just sitting back there. there was nothing said like "hold on one minute, we're going to get someone for you." so at this point i was pissed and went over to the bar and said "hey is someone going to sit us or do we just sit down ourselves." he finally goes to get someone. if im paying my money here, why do i need to be self-serve myself. he was a a-hole. there were other a-holes working there too. the people that work here are very unfriendly and have attitudes for no reason. i think they think this place is cooler than it is. after a few minutes, we decided to leave. this place blows and the patronage is a hodge-podge of random people so i'm not sure what all the hype is about this place. the one on sunset is whack too.

07/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
19. Jamie Q.
i ate at the lobby restaurant with two friends a couple of nights ago after a night out on sunset. the food sucks and its overpriced. the double whammy. our waitress was really nice, but it took literally 45 minutes for us to get our food. dont go here. just go to mcdonalds.

12/04/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
20. Anonymous P.
Dear travel agents, give me a real hotel, not this place. I don't mind funkiness or modern abstractness. I do mind an uncomfortable bed on the floor, and the fact that many of the amenities of nice hotels are missing. The Westin Bonaventure is a much better choice.

29/03/06 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Andrew W.
This place is a little too cool for me but since no one seems to notice or mind...

09/01/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Karen K.
I would not recommend this hotel, nor will I ever stay at a Standard Hotel again.   They don't clean their rooms well. The washroom was disgusting.  The toilet was nasty, and there is no way anyone cleaned that room.  After I told them the room was really dirty, their staff did a bad job.  They said their manager would call me, but he never did.  I called him many times, but he ignored my calls.  I even emailed their website email, and they haven't responded.  They have really poor customer service....

09/01/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
23. terra d.
the rooftop was pretty amazing but crowded. downstairs is pretty sleek too.

30/07/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. e w.
what can i say, everyone who was anywhere near this hotel was a wannabe, inside the hotel looks like ikea threw up all over the place, it is trying to be the next best thing to the W, but if they want to be fair they should lower their prices.  i would never go back, not even for drinks.  lame.

16/12/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
25. david l.
Been coming here for a several years, always thought the drinks were overpriced but the views made up for it.  Its only when I started living in LA and started coming here more often is when I saw the true colors come out of this place.  Don't get me wrong, the place is nice, views are fantastc and the waterbeds are cool.  Its the overly arrogant staff that bugs me.  One day a few buddies and I came here from a Dodger game trying to get in.  Girl at the front goes, "he's wearing a jersey, NO sports paraphernalia!"  We're like, "alright alright, we understand...its cool."  We were getting ready to leave when another worker goes, "plus he's wearing a UC Irvine sweater."  We go, "thats not sports paraphernalia...in a joking manner."  The guy goes, "oh thats right...you guys have a good ping pong team!"  WTF?!  Was he being racist?  I felt like dropkicking him right there.  The nerve of this guy?  I actually live next door to the Standard so I wanted to go to MY rooftop and drop eggs on this douche bag's dome!  Good thing most of my friends were a little drunk or else all hell could have broken loose.  STANDARD if you're reading this, all I have to say is "PLEASE!"  Yea we know the Mark Wahlbergs and NBA stars go there but most of your salaries are paid for by regular people like you and me!  Don't act like your establishment is so special that you can insult good paying customers and still expect to be admired.  You are the epitomy of the type of attitude that give "LA people" a bad name.  Don't worry, once the JW Marriot/Ritz Carlton gets built, you'll be out of business sooner than you can say, "that's hot."

06/05/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Marianne s.
This place makes me miss LA. Though it could be uber crowded at times the scene here gives LA hope! The only draw back was getting home.

10/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Paris W.
The view is amazing and especially when there is special events going on.  There's an event on St.Paddy's Day at the Standard Rooftop.  I heard it's going to be good with Leprechaun DJ's, Dancers and green jello shots.  Go to losbpms.com for the info to RSVP!

07/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Jessica S.
This was a classic LA experience in the very fact that after telling the huge crowd that was waiting, that they would have to wait at least 45 minutes longer...we get up there to find that it is MAYBE 1/4 full.  There was absolutely no reason for it.  And the only reason we got up was when our friend who was staying there came down to ask the bouncer to let us in.  Yes, the view is amazing and it can be a good night as far as dancing goes as well.  We were given a free hotel room by some guys who bought the room on their company card, just to get into the bar!  That is how ridiculous a) the bouncer was being and b) the crowd can be.

14/02/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
29. ilya a.
i've stayed here a couple of times over the last few years and am happy to report that the design has held up brilliantly (perhaps too brilliantly in case of the roof bar color scheme) as did the quality of the rooms and service. very friendly, gracious and good looking staff all around, with possible exception of the early morning shift, for rather obvious reasons. the attention to detail is reassuring. a particularly impressive touch is that the room service dinner we ordered was delivered in under 20 minutes and was not just edible but very well executed and presented.  

I am giving the hotel itself and thus the entire package a 5, but there is no question that the level of noise and douchiness of the roof top bar could sway others negatively...

26/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Blake W.
We came down from Chicago to see some friends and stayed here for the weekend.  I loved it!  $99 for a little studio room with super little exhibitionist shower.  The platform bed I thought was suprisingly comfy and the retro rooms sure beat the regular hotel vibes.  We enjoyed the Roof Top, although it was Feb. when we were there so we didn't have any crowds just liad around drinking and watching the movie project on the building across the street.  I'd definetely come again althought the other location might be a little better since LA's downtown really doesn't have much of a night life.....

13/09/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Rob C.
I love this spot...drinks at nice and overlook the city on the roof....come during the day- bring your laptop..soak in some rays and throw back some tasty cocktails while you "work" by the pool on a cabana that is a WATERBED...yeah and the beautiful ppl doesnt suck.   Even better I guess is the day they had Vivid video or whatever productions making their latest skin flick

26/11/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. hank c.
Sadly, Im not cool enough to review this place :(

17/07/06 | Link | Rating: 1.0
33. Elizabeth D.
THE GOOD:  staff, visually pleasing, some good food
THE BAD: drink prices, cigarette smoking on the rooftop
THE UGLY: no double pained windows so noise from outside as well as inside (music, partiers) invades the quiet of your sleep
THE VERDICT: go for the visuals, to party, to see the rooftop bar, but sleep somewhere else

We decided to have a getaway weekend and stay at the Standard.  Overall, we thought the staff was friendly and helpful (except for the valet - who stood watching while I struggled getting my large suitcase out of my trunk and subsequently dragging it up the stairs).  The hotel itself is very cool, visually.  There are many seating areas done stylishly and simply.  The room is bare bones.  The only color (besides white, gray and black) is by the window, where oranges and yellows blend from part of the wall, across the curtains and over a light that hangs in the middle of the window.  

We loved the cool rooftop bar that has a pool and more seating areas; complete with heat lamps.  Here is where all the cigarette smokers in L.A. congregate.  We haven't seen so many smokers since they banned it in bars here in 1998.  The She-J was good, playing a mix of old and new, keeping the place moving.  A beer will run you around $8 and a martini around $12.  If you are staying at the hotel, you have to go down to the valet and show proof of it and they will give you an armband (like a hospital identification band) to get in through security on the roof for free.  If not, I think you have to pay $20 to get in.  The secret, though, is to get in early and not pay anything!  

We ate at the 24 hour restaurant (they also have 24 hour room service and a 24 hour gym).  This place is very cool and diner-like washed in yellow.  We had the goat cheese and onion tart to start, which was delicious and the pancetta and mushroom pizza was also very good, but the Standard salad was below my standards;  full of iceberg lettuce -ewww.  I wonder why this place would put their name on that salad?!

So, time for bed (which is close to the ground on a platform).  We get snuggled in and notice a persistent rattling in the wall behind our heads (later we find out that there has been a problem in that room for quite a while due to some noisy pipes).  We call for help and are transferred to another room - this one being directly over the valet on the 3rd floor and drowning in techno music.  We were again switched to another room, this one on the 5th floor.  It should have been a red flag when the door, 2 away from ours, opened as we passed and 4 girls were dancing on the wall length desk, music blaring and the rest of the room full to capacity.  But once we got into the room it was quiet.  Ah, finally, a time to rest, right?  Wrong.  That party spilled out into the hallway and was finally stopped by the hotel staff around 3am.  Needless to say we did not get any sleep and checked out the next morning - not staying the two nights we had reserved.

06/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. santiago g.
thump thump thump, ROOFTOP BAR,  thump thump thump, PLASTIC BOOBIES, thump thump thump, STRIPED SHIRTS N HAIR GEL!!!!  I only go here when I have a room and even then I leave in search of a less pretentious L.A. If you got a room then fo' sure go upstairs, but don't go all the way to L.A. and make this your entertainment destination cuz you're definitely missin out on some dope shit that ain't goin on up there.

16/06/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Littleone P.
I've stayed at the Standard multiple times..and I've been a happy customer! I like the fact its not your "standard" hotel..they have clear glass mirror overlooking the bathroom, platform beds. I do love the rooftop bar!!..but the scene is sooo LA!

31/01/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
36. Edward H.
my friends and i stayed there for a night befor going to the lakers game,the rooms are kind of small we had a suite,which was descent size ,but the actual room were small ,the beds are really low.there almost like a fouton. the lobby was kind of retro.the rooms are like a 70s retro era.we went to the roof top club which was cool overlooking downtown la.close to the shopping district

09/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. helen l.
5 stars for design, 3 stars for comfort.
i suppose this goes for many trendy boutique hotels. you sacrifice comfort for design. very modern, the rooms look like they came out of a DWR catalog, and on a typical weekend, a crowd hanging milling around the lobby/rooftop bar. stayed in an XL room, but i can't say that it was comfortable. the platform bed looks cooler than it really is...i guess i just like my fluffy blankets and comfy bed. the main appeal of this place was def the rooftop bar.

* on a sidenote, the minibar door actually broke and fell on the bf's arm when he tried to open it...gave him a serious gash. i thought it was pretty funny that they could charge the rates they do, and not be able to maintain their furniture.

15/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Matthew R.
So, change in plans resulted in my needing to cancel a reservation.  Charged one night penalty -- and manager refused to give either a credit for future use or alter cancelation policy even though I am a frequent guest at hotel.  I promised to take my business elsewhere and I plan to make good on the promise.  Come with me everyone ;-)

04/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
39. YAYA-claudia J.
Cool rooms. Love the glass showers/see through to room and the rooftop bar. Love the fries at the main floor restaurant.

26/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Darren Y.
Tis a phatty date place after work with the view everyone's talking about and decent drinks. You'll get some static if you try to get up on this same room on weekends after, like, 8:30pm. Give a hoot, go early. Typical: dress to impress, LA-fad, pretentous air, but they got cool bathrooms!

Look for the upside down "Standard" sign. I probably drove by twice looking for the hotel thinking "what idiot installed their sign wrong and where is the Standard!??" Yes, I was the idiot.

18/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Matt D.
Drinks are over priced, but roof top bar is fun, but such a scene.

As far as food goes lunch is fun. get a bottle of wine and order some crab cakes to start. Not amazing/best ever or anything, but fun to have lunch outside with a few people.

01/07/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. Stacy H.
Alright - without being absolutely inappropriate I must say the suites here are very sexy - I wouldnt mind spending a hot evening here in a room. But for the bar on the roof  - the simple fact is this place tries its best to be an exclusive scene (I mean if the bar really offers a good scene maybe I can handle the fuss of getting in) without delivering. Once you get on top its a very typical sunset strip crowd (albeit there are waterbed lounges and the view really does make you feel as if you were in a real city). I wont be coming back here just for the bar - both the 20 bucks cost of entry and the begging to get in arent worth it. However if you book a room entry is free.

24/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Greg P.
Very nice view at night.  Drinks a lil pricey and the staff need to take tree trunks out of their azz, but it is nice and different there.  Weekdays are better than weekends.  You have to go at least once tho.

23/10/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
44. Dona K.
The ex  booked us a room here a couple of months ago.  He was always so easily seduced by hype and shiny things. Don't get me wrong, if you are young and  everything is new to you go to The Standard and have a ridiculous life experience. Seriously, it's perfect for that..
 But for those of us who aren't celebrating our 21st birthday , aren't easily impressed and demand good service there are far better options out there.
Initially liked the decor of the lobby etc but the novelty wore off pretty quickly. I don't care how trendy a place is I prefer service and comfort over shrieking drunks barrelling past my room all night (and I was up til after 3 AM myself so it wasn't a case of me wanting to settle in at 10 PM).
The bed was on the floor and the room had a sterile yet used (ha ha) ,institutional feeling to it that I didn't find appealing at all. It felt a little bit like a cramped studio apt. with cheap carpeting.
The mini bar stuff had charming little stickers all over it. I will say that.
The rooftop pool/bar was a cute distraction for a little while. The elevator ride up was a truly icky experience - Imagine being smothered in tacky wall to ceiling carpeting that smells like smoke, sweat, and puke.
We had to ask for towels 5 times and wait an hour and a half for them. Seriously, it was a real challenge to get a f'ing towel in the room. A small, scratchy towel.
Definitely a 2 star joint at a 4 star price.
By the by - We didn't get turned away like some did but if you are expecting to enjoy the pool without drowning in poseurs good luck, the line of non-guests paying cover to use the pool area was literally down the street. Also, they rent out the entire hotel pool/roof  area for private parties. Nice huh?
Brittany Spears recently hosted a private party on the roof at The Standard. I think that pretty much says it all...

08/08/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
45. Chelsea P.
When you want to feel like you're in the city - I mean the downtown feeling, this is your place. Rooftop pool & bar can't be beat. Drinks are small & pricey, but the view, ambiance, & vibe can't be beat. When the music's good it's a rooftop paradise.

04/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Carissa E.
nice posh atmosphere...nice lounge with good music. roof top bar has a great view of the city, but def. get there early if you want to go up there. it gets crowded pretty fast. overall nice place to go...

02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Freckles D.
If you're in your 20s-30s and you haven't been to the rooftop parties on Sunday afternoons...you need to.  The hotel is of course catered to uber hipsters and the like - so it's hard not feel like you're in the right place, but it's the parties that are held here that make this place fun.

20/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Kimi P.
The Standard Rooftop Bar is one of the trendiest place you can go in L.A. It's all about who you know at this place - particularly the host or hostess who's guarding the guest list. While I've never been turned away, many a guy friend has. Once up top, it's loud, it's proud, and it's the place to be seen. On any given night, Hollywood stars are milling around the rooftop or lounging in one of the Hershey Kiss waterbeds. My recommendation is to leave before the bar closes, there's only one (or maybe two) elevators down and I ended up waiting for 45 minutes to get off the roof once the bar had closed. Not fun.

31/03/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
49. Xenia G.
i finally bit the bullet and went to see what the fuss is all about...attended a toy release/signing event by the standard & kidrobot.  the event was supposed to start at 7pm and we arrived to a line half way down the side of 6th street at about 630pm.  when they finally allowed people in [i later found out they let ALOT of people in earlier that day and they were already mingling] it was chaos with people trying to get wristbands for free booze.  we pushed our way in with the baby stroller [no sitter and it was all ages lol].  the music was on and it seemed like a very nice vibe.  there was also free cotton candy [is that always there?]  

some staff lady approaches a group of boys behind us and tells them to get rid of their subway drinks and i ask her if there's an elevator [for the stroller], she tells me that if i'm going to the kidrobot event on the 2nd floor there's no elevator and that we'll have to take the escalator.  i later found out SHE LIED!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shakes fist:  

we finally make it up the escalator and see 2 different rooms, we go into the gallery room to get into the line to go into the signing room.  while everyone is ooohing and ahhhing over one of the pieces, it falls to the ground and breaks.  it took someone from the standard [there were guards everywhere] about 10 minutes to pick up the shattered mess.  then another standard staff member yells at the family that had the accident.  i truly believe if the standard had their shit together and LIMITED the number of people allowed on the 2nd floor there wouldn't have been a problem!  it was too chaotic and too overwhelming!  

we finally make it to the other room and there's LINE AFTER LINE.  there's a line to get into THE LINE!  

my point being, the standard or kidrobot should get their crap together.  it was a fire hazard and fire marshal bill would've shut it down.  if they intend on throwing more 'artsy' events, they need to wristband or limit entry till the area clears out.  i also didn't like how the chick LIED to me.  shame on you!  we had to take the baby out of the stroller and carry the stroller up your elevator and then as i'm trying to step off on the top you guys decide to turn it on.  

TWO THUMBS DOWN!

26/01/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
50. Nicholas N.
The Standard Hotel has a rooftop bar on the 12th floor. Since I was visiting for the weekend, I wanted to experience as much of L.A. as I could and I wasn't disappointed. When you first enter the building, it looks almost like a regular office building. The registration desk was off to the side of the entrance and hard to find. I took the elevator to the highest floor, which was the tenth floor I believe because when I exited the elevator, there were signs to the rooftop, but it seemed like a floor and a half. Anyway, the stairs led me to the roof and since it was nighttime, The lights were a sight to see. It was a cool night but not cold. When I first walked outside the area in front of me were filled with large red couches and floor heaters. There weren't a lot of people there when I got there but there was a small dance floor in the corner of the building with a speaker in each of the corners. Then next to that were more couches and a fire place. In the middle of the floor was a very small bar with two bartenders. The drinks were pricey but I expected that for downtown L.A. The DJ was in a makeshift spot next to the bar. Kind of seemed like he didn't belong there or something.  It looked very temporary. Just past the bar area was another sitting room with a glass wall that over looked the bar and the other room. This was the pool area. There were also about four cabanas with thin waterbed mattresses in them. They looked like space pods ready to take off. Then there was the pool. Lit up and spectacular. There was such a great vibe here. It was mostly a younger crowd but it felt very relaxing. I left after a couple of hours and proceeded down the elevator when four women from Miami walked in and I decided to ride back up with them. What a gentleman! I know! When I exited the elevator, the bouncers told me I had to leave but I told him I was just there three minutes ago. He eventually let me stay. This is a must see place to chill with a date, or just to sit back and take in the scenery. I'll have to stay there next time I go to L.A. I've heard great things about the hotel itself!

30/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Cyn D.
Haven't stayed in the rooms yet (they were booked, waa), but the scene up on the rooftop bar was aesthetically pleasing and relaxing after a long day's work.  Drinks were about $10-12 and I had a nice panini for about $8, but what you really get here is the view.  You can see all of downtown LA while surrounded by overly modern furniture and cute servers dressed as flight attendants, while surrounded by rock stars....as well as other delusional people who have convinced themselves they are rock stars (myself included). ha

27/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Tell Y.
Met old friends for spontaneous drinks on a Thursday evening. Since we hadn't planned it, we didn't even bother to get on the waitlist for the rooftop and ordered drinks and food in the lobby.

Over-designed hotel lobbies are supposed to get used, right?

On first glimpse, the lobby is pretty cool. But try finding the right seating arrangement to talk and you're in no luck. The comfy (-looking), deep, wide seats are far far apart, to the point you have to sit on the edge, leaning forward over the tables. At most points, the tables are also placed too far from the seating and if you're leaning back in your seat, you will have to crawl forward to rest/get your drink.

The table and furniture isn't the only obstruction to conversation. The sound system is not tuned well for the space--the highs were way too harsh. Or perhaps the DJ didn't know what she was doing and needed to roll off the high frequency. It hurt. There were only three small groups of people in the lobby and the volume didn't need to be as loud as it was. (These days, anyone with a record/cd/mp3 collection is a DJ...)

For drinks we ordered a few beers, wine ($10) and a top-shelf vodka cranberry ($13). For food, my boyfriend and I shared a Margherita Pizza and Mac n Cheese. The pizza was good, though too small for it's price (I think it was $10. Which is okay for a personal pizza, but smaller than what I had gotten elsewhere.) The Mac n Cheese was gross. I could have easily poured 3 ounces of grease out of that thing. It was floating in grease. I'm sick thinking of it.

The one cocktail-waitress in the lobby did a good job at pretending she's nice--she smiled once. We didn't get any cutlery or napkins for our food until we waved her down and asked for it. Maybe I should have wiped my hands on the magenta sofa?

Another instance of sugar-coating with design.

17/02/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
53. Matt R.
Definitely where you want to be if you're staying downtown.  The rooftop bar is definitely worth doing, although you'll need about 60 bucks to get any sort of buzz on.  The pricey drinks are a bum-out, but everything else about it (the view, the pool, the weird pod water beds) rules.  If you're staying there, you're guaranteed admission, even if its moshed.

I would recommend booking in advance online, sometimes you can nab a room for like 119.00, which is a steal for how clean and nice the rooms are.  Sometimes quikbook.com has good rates for this hotel as well, even if the standard shows it as sold out.  

The shower situation is borderline creepy, but works out if you're with someone who you are or would like to be boning; for "friends" it can be a touch awkward.  I recommend the downtown standard more than the Hollywood location as far as the quality of the rooms etc.  The Hollywood stando has it beat on location for sure.  

One of my friends, who will remain nameless, got a hando from a call girl here while his friend was hiding in the closet (to avoid an extra charge).  I guess if you run out of things to do, you could always try that.

19/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Noelle Q.
One of the only places to eat after 10 in downtown LA. I can only review the restaurant, but it was pretty great. After arriving 3 hours late (Thank you so much, Southwest), and missing a dinner reservation I had been looking forward to for weeks (thank you, Geoff K.), we tiredly walked the two blocks from our hotel to the Standard, and it was just what I needed- several glasses of wine and a burger. Perfect.

06/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. A. M.
I will say... if you plan on getting on you better get there earlllllllly!!!

06/11/06 | Link | Rating: 1.0
56. Nikki L.
The Standard Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We had trouble finding the building and had to circle the area two or three times before we found it. We declined on the valet parking because it was too expensive and there we plenty of parking spots in the self-park lot. We were charged $20 for one night of parking which was standard in Los Angeles. We walked in and the lighting was dim and relaxing. The whole building was very trendy with bright colors on the wall and abstract art. Mod; period. The front desk was very friendly and helpful explaining the area in detail. There are funny comments on all the amenity label like on the toilet paper there is a silhouette of a guy taking a dump. If you don't want to eat in the hotel, then there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The Staples Center is also within walking distance if you're interested in catching a game. The roof was the main attraction of the hotel where most people found themselves late at night. The roof had plenty of comfortable seating with a full bar and pool. There was also big igloo type water-bed shelters on the roof which can be a lot of fun also. The bed is on the ground and the sheets are a bit itchy. We prefer to sleep in a tall bed, but the hotel thought that would be an interesting idea. That was our major dilemma with the room. The morning, the maid service (Which was a guy) tried opening the door and walking in without knocking. We were fortunate to have locked the door before we went to sleep because we were both naked and that would have been a big problem.....FOR HIM! Make sure you always use the swinging clasp lock when you stay in a hotel. We thought about complaining to the front desk about that but had more important things to take care about and let it go. All in all, this was a good hotel and we would recommend it again. Make sure that you go during warmer weather so you can enjoy all the roof has to offer including the pool.

01/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. JN B.
BEYOND HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! I stayed here for my wedding last weekend along with my entire wedding party and most of my guests (we had 2 WOW suites and the rest of the guests had double bed rooms)  I have never been treated so poorly at a hotel and I WAS THE BRIDE!!  My biggest regret of my wedding weekend was picking this hotel.  From the moment I walked in the door with my wedding dress....and the front desk girl looked at me like I was from Mars when I asked if I could have a cart or help, I realized I had made a mistake(this was after I was standing there for 5 mins and another guest had stepped on the dress).  To make it worse, when my wedding party and family wanted to go to the rooftop bar, we were hassled by the douchey door guy (we're talking about my aunts, uncles, entire wedding party!!) and he yelled at my fiance! Are you kidding me??  Talk about embarassing.  I will never spend another dime at this hotel, and this goes for everyone who stayed that weekend.  We were all beyond disappointed.

01/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
58. Tatiana H.
WHEN STANDARD IS SUB-STANDARD. I stayed at the hotel with a friend for our birthdays. I was disappointed to find out that we could not have our guests join us for the celebration. After we invited a bunch of people, we had to go back to them and tell them they could not come. To top it off, once we checked out, we were not allowed to stay by the pool on Sunday because of some party. We had to be on the promoters list or get the heck out. This policy is ridiculous. Next time I will make sure to pay a little more to stay at a place that values good customer service and guest satisfaction. Standard hotel is clearly not one of them.

06/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
59. Jen G.
The rooftop bar is one of my favorite after-work hangouts.  Great views of downtown in your usual trendy/hip LA hotel bar setting.

21/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Ria A.
The rooftop bar here has a pretty great view of downtown.  The modern decor is unique with its mushroom-looking waterbeds by the pool.  The I've been here a few times for drinks and it is pretty crowded but wouldn't anyone rather be at a bar with people rather than at one with no one there?  The cosmos here are really good too.  Everytime I've gone there was no cover charge but I think they do charge now on Fridays or Saturday nights.

15/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
61. Todd S.
Rooftop bar is phenomenal and a must-see LA experience.  The rooms are very minimal.  I felt like we were staying at my Ikea-inspired dorm room.

Worth a visit to the bar on the rooftop.  Fun people, fun music, cool scene.

14/02/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
62. Bren L.
I was pretty pysched to stay at this hotel on my recent So Cal trip but after experiencing some not so friendly service, I'm not quite sure if I would go back. Sure, the bathroom shower is kinda cool; the bars are pretty popping on a weeknight; the valet boys are pretty good looking but man the service isnt up to par for me. I always thought that asking a belldude to pick up my stuff and bring it to my car was not asking too much but they made it clear it wasn't their thing by sending a houseman instead.

16/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
63. Gina P.
our first room smelled like vomit so we switched to another room that somewhat smelled like urine.  it smelled better than vomit though and we were late for a party so we didn't want to change the room AGAIN.  the design/colors of the room was so hideous.  it was probably cool 20 years ago.  the shower is completely see through from the room but from the bathroom there's a white curtain.  doesn't make any sense.  

but....the rooftop bar was very cool!  there were even waterbeds up there.  it's normally $20 to get to the rooftop without a hotel room.

17/12/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
64. Rockets R.
Puh-leeze. A "too cool for school" hellhole that dishes out just what all of its pathetic trendoids all deserve. It's a former office building in downtown LA for God's sake. They will never get the smell of urine out of the place. Tacky. Move to New York if you dig this type of velvet rope mindless "clubbing"

23/03/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
65. Kristen F.
It's all about the roof top bar! Where else can you go to see amazing views of the city? Alright I'm sure they're other places but this is The Standard we're talking about.... bitch.

My friend and I went on a Wednesday night during the summer (since it's warmer out) no cover thank god, the building was easy to find but we sorta got lost in the lobby.  Security was nice enough to point us in the right direction. Once you go up the escalator you take the padded elevator up to the top and when I mean padded I mean mental institution padding room. It brought me back to those days.

For a Wednesday night this place was certainly busy. It was mostly business men showing clients around to all the hot spots in LA and they happened to be here the same night we were. We grabbed a drink at the bar then sat in one of these awesome red pod, water beds.

We then took a quick stroll around the roof top. Checked out the pool and the other sides of the bar. I took a few amazing photos of the sky line. It's the type of place to kick back and relax during the week. They also have heaters aligned along the roof top since it does get rather cold out.

14/12/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Leslie C.
the location is great. right in the middle of downtown, surrounded by plenty of places you would want to visit. the employers are all very hospitable and booking my room with so easy especially with the help of Michael ( i think) who gave me advise and suggestions regards to my planning of a bachlorette party. my friend got a room the weekend before my reservation so i got a early taste of what i was expecting. but when i entered my own room i was totally shocked. the room was huge and very spacious. the style expressed that simple modern type feeling. i was on the top floor overlooking a  great view of the city. truth be told, taking a shower looking at all the big buildings at night was really awesome. i only stayed for one night but it was a night well spent in the hotel because they have a bar/club conveniently on the rooftop. so my partying and boarding business was all in one building. the swimming pool is also nice. nothing too fancy but if you wanted to do a few laps it's applicable here. the design of the whole building was stylist and i know that if i was visiting LA from another state and i still wanted to be in the main city then standard is a good place to reside for a few nights.

19/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Justin W.
The best hotel I have EVER stayed in.  The price isn't unreasonable compared to other hotels in the area.  

The rooftop bar is outstanding on a summer afternoon but you better be either extremely built or extremely ugly in that hipster kind of way if you want to fit in.  The drinks are LA priced (read expensive and not that strong) but you can't beat the atmosphere.  

Live DJs play here Sunday afternoons during the summer with a lot of celebs.  Annie and Bloc Party did DJ sets here last summer just to name a few.

The rooms are grand in that modern way.  The room service though is outstanding.  The prices are the same in the room as they are in the restaurant.  Who would want to go down there when you and your lady friend can stay in the room and have more fun with room service?

05/03/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
68. John W.
Consistent with everything at the Standard, the bathroom at the rooftop bar was way too hip for my taste.  The semi-communal sink really creeps me out.  I was afraid that someone in the girl's bathroom would reach under the partition and grab my hands while I was washing them.

09/09/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
69. Rachel T.
sunday nights are no cover...which means that's the only night i go. beautiful views of downtown from the rooftop...beautiful seamless pool...and really awesome red space ship tent/seating area type things with waterbeds inside. pretty dope.

the drinks are so expensive and the food menu is a joke.

pre-gaming is a really good idea.

there's a dress code, you know the deal...annoying, but whatever, such is life.

this place is a must see...try to get in on a free night (unless you can afford $20 cover)...and it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure there are no private parties.

they have a mini dance floor on the roof, so that's fun.

24/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Rah Rah C.
Love this retro minimalist chic hotel!  Every time I have stayed here usually with my gal, Teresa, I have an awesome time!  I adore the simplicity of the rooms; bed on a platform on the floor, see through glass showers, and striped walls.  I always have a rockin time at the Standard cause it is anything but standard.

17/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. christine d.
One of my favorite hotels! Hip, trendy, and in Los Angeles! What else do you want. Rooftop bar was amazing. Not many like there were I live. Love the decor in the hotel. Had a blast here! Will come back again..someday.

20/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
72. Adam B.
Why do super-sheik hotels have super-small rooms? I've never stayed here but I've been in the rooms and they're ridiculously tiny and for someone 6'4" like myself, I need room. I can get more at Motel 6. Rest of the place is uber-hip but in some ways is losing steam as the boutique hotel business keeps reinventing itself and the Standard can't always catch up.

08/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Stanley K.
COOL!

I guess I'm a little late to comment....

12/04/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. Karen C.
Have you ever felt like you were sick of staying at your own house and just needed to get away and stay at somewhere cool for a night?  Well that's exactly how I felt yesterday.  So I called my partner crime Andy and said hey lets go party at the standard and just get a room.  From the time we got there we were treated like gold.  The front desk people checked us in very effeciently and gave us a free room upgrade.  The staff here is incredibly nice.  They gave us wristbands for the rooftop bar.  That bar rocks.  Croud was actually pretty chill last night.  After getting completely trashed we went back to our room and ordered room service at like 2 am.  I was surprised at how fast it came and how good the burgers were.  This place rocks!  The staff is very nice and it's very reasonable for this cool of a hotel. The amenities such as a great pool table downstairs and a well stocked minibar make it a great place to stay.   I've been staying here for years and will keep going back

23/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Misse D.
What a great time.  I went to the rooftop bar for drinks after work.  Arriving around 5:30, there was already a little bit of a scene.  

The wait staff was attentive.  I would definitely recommend ordering the appetizers.  They were very reasonably priced and tasted delicious.  And that was before the 4 Vodka Gimlets.

31/05/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Christina S.
UPDATE 10/08/07: BF surprised me for our anniversary. He booked a room at The Standard and got us tickets to the Downtown Detour concert. We get to The Standard for check in but we were told that housekeeping was running behind and that the front desk would call us as soon as our room was ready. So, we head up to the rooftop bar for cocktails. About 40 minutes latter the front desk calls us telling us that our room was ready for check in. So, down we go in the elevator. So, we thought. The elevator was possessed. It went to other floors never letting us out. Then it finally stopped at the SB level. I think that means sub basement level. Whatever. We tried using their call system which by the way didn't work. We tried calling using our cell phones for help but we kept losing reception. We got through once and the staff at The Standard put us on hold then we lost our call. Finally we get some reception and they sent for help. About a half an hour latter a maintenance worker opens the door with a crowbar. LONG STORY SHORT..... The supervisor upgraded our room to the Humongous room. But, because we were stuck in their elevator I missed out on seeing the band that I really wanted to see  "The Aliens"........  

I really dig the Standard..... The rooms are rad.... The decor is very sexy chic and modern. The bathrooms are also a bonus. They are HUGE!!! I do however think that the restaurant down stairs sucks! YES.. We woke up and had breakfast downstairs because I was starved and regardless of the information on how bad it was I still had to get some food in moi.. I ordered a spinach omelette and it was bland as hell. The Bloody Mary's were good... But, skip the food... SERIOUSLY...

They should seriously try harder when it comes to the restaurant. But, regardless it is very aesthetically appealing to ones eye....

12/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Sara B.
This is the most fun hotel to stay in, in LA.  Go to the rooftop for drinks and yummy appetizers.  It can get a little windy and chilly at night so bring a jacket!

14/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Aspasia S.
The ultimate in Southern California boutique hotel experience where the lobby gives you the rock-star vibe, neon lights contrast the dark, hip funky chairs and pool tables.  A minimalistic check-in counter with beige drapes containing imprinted text flowing symmetrically.  The staff is a bunch of young men and women who seem to be working for a living while waiting for that big break or that much awaited audition call.

The roof top is marvelous.  During the late afternoon, the warm rays cast over the infinity pool and white lounge chairs surround the poolside.  The chairs are not too comfortable, but they look hip.  The sun's heat was omnipresent until 6:30pm within the pool area and in a synthetic grass space section.  Catching the sun while making follow-up business calls while clothed in one's skimpy two-piece is not a scene from your favorite phone carrier's connection, but a reality if staying in the downtown LA Standard on a mid-week for business.

The rooms are huge and if you are lucky to get a good deal, the price is cheaper than your corporate Marriott's rate.  I loved my room!  It was the epitome of hipness!  It was huge for a boutique hotel, unlike the Hudson in Manhattan or MyHotel Bloomsbury in London.  The space is huge where a large comfortable mattress rests on a platform.  A long rectangular table with a single white hip chair serves as your office space when away from one's home office or cubicle.  The room includes a basic black TV on a low white cart, a Nakamichi stereo with booming sounds.  My favorite part is the bathroom!  Simply tiled, all white and spacious.  Its walls are transparent, so that you can see the shower when in the bedroom.  Quite sexy, if you're with a lover or you happen to find a one-night stand for the evening!  However, when on business, things like that imposes a distraction.  Beside the curtained closet you will find a fully stacked mini-bar with various snacks and appetizers.

Dining at the restaurant below, you have the option of being seated by the patio, which is perfect during the summer.  Heated lamps proliferate around the tables.  I enjoyed a nice steak with fries along with a chilled glass of Chardonnay.

After dinner and a couple of hours of work, I decided to check-out the scene at the Rooftop bar.  It was amazing!  The evening was warm, the skyscraper panorama was spectacular.  The bar area is definitely hip, pink neon lights by the side and  a DJ station.  The vibe was energetic, the people were all in hyphy mode.  I planned to enjoy a drink or two while absorbing the fantastic views, in solitary bliss.  After a few minutes, my solitude ceased.  I had a fun evening hanging out with a couple of guys, chatting, BS'ing and requesting for Akon and various hiphop tunes.

It was a wonderful night spent.  I saved corporate expenses and enjoyed an evening dancing with a couple of strangers.

15/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Keith M.
The bar on the roof is a great location. Some of the dishes are good. I like the crab cakes. The couches are interesting....if I'm hanging with friends, leaning back is not my way of relaxing and enjoying their company.

25/01/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
80. Matt C.
The rooms are below standard, the staff was incompetent, unaccommodating, and rude.  You definitely do not get what you pay for at this hotel; its only saving grace is the view and atmosphere of the rooftop bar.  All in all I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.  Oh and the btw the rooms are nasty and the cheap carpet had stains all over the place..Yuck!

22/09/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
81. Marissa L.
I stayed here one night after I could not  remember where I parked my car due to one to many gin and tonics at the rooftop bar. It was a wise and good decision! I think I stayed in the "large" room. I remember being really impressed with how modern it looked and that the bathroom was just a big glass room. The shower was huge and you were exposed to anyone sitting in the room.( good times) The beds were comfortable and they even put a trash can with a little icon of someone throwing up in it right near the bed. That was really sweet of them cause I eneded up lerching for it come morning. They know their clientele. haha. If you check into the hotel you have access to the roofbar and lounge without waiting in line which saves some time.  I would recommened this hotel if your coming to downtown for buiness or to party.  The only thing it's that it's a little pricy but it's downtown so that should be expected.

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. George M.
Carl's Jr step aside. I had a hamburger at the Standard Hotel tonight. Let me tell you I have a new appreciation for a well cooked Angus burger and from a swanky hotel kitchen no less. Wow I am impressed. Pause. Yeah a Hotel Kitchen! Makes me want to camp out and order room service next time I go all out in downtown one night. Bring me the "Standard Burger" please with the spicy red chili seed ketchup on the side. Sit outside in the Patio and enjoy the view.

31/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. Ami T.
This place is entertaining and it has a mini plethora of things to do here.  
For all the times Ive been here it has been good fun.   A warning though that since it got really popular in the last 2 years, its harder to get in, the lines are longer, they have more stupid rules, and it gets more expensive, so the time now compared to then is probably not as highly rated.  But overall its good.
1) Rooftop Bar/Club
- this is cool because its on the roof, you get to see downtown los angeles with your eyes and not through the glass.  Its more breathtaking then Bonaventure.
- You can dance in Downtown LA air and on a rooftop
- They have waterbeds!! Seriously, 3 of them by the pool, they are fun  but being a germaphob i wonder whats there....
- the drinks are expensive
- they have grass on the roof!
- long line, weekdays usually free, hotel guests get priority, weekends are 20 a person, and if it gets full, they dont let you in until 20-30 min later.  if you know someone its better.  i knew someone so we didnt have to stand in line. 21+
2) The Lobby
- Its very ambient chill and posh decorations.  Dark, velvety red and purple, and a fun ticker to read, free pool if you leave your ID and ambient DJ
- free.  If you just want to check out the hotel lobby and chill there, get some drinks, by pass the line at the front (they are going to the rooftop) and just waltz in and have a seat.  OR the fire lobby outside.
3) The Restaurant
- 24 hours.  Pretty good, its expensive.  Price Quality Comparison is only So so.  Not impressive in that respect.  Again, bypass the line turn right in the lobby.
4) The HOTEL
- stayed here one time in one of the suites.  AWESOME.  Had a party here, it was terrific.  It was big, spacious, huge open bathroom, bathtub, big bed, comes with speakers, and simple chic decor.  And a good deal.  Just gotta know how to plan it. ^_~ *wink.

Bad:
- Expensive drinks
- Parking is expensive, you can try risking it and parking on the street
- Long lines especially Thu -Sat.
- Most Bouncers aren't super friendly.  But they have to do their job I suppose?? (no excuses)

09/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Aaron R.
Swankety Swank is all I can say.
Very modern, swank up-class bar, on the rooftop with a nice view.
Come here to look cool, or be cool.
Bartenders are hip and sassy, ask Olga for her jelly ring with the flashing lights in it, and she might give it to you if you're lucky.
Drinks are neither cheap or strong, but such is life.
There is a dance floor and a pool, but I'm not sure if they get used.
I'd hate to have someone step on my Manolo's.
Watch out for the water-bed filled pods, dismounting can be dangerous, but getting in can be fun.

02/02/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
85. Samantha G.
I came here with my boyfriend (now husband) when I was 20, so I didn't get to go to the rooftop bar at night (it's free for hotel guests). =(  But that's okay because our room was nice and big and comfy.  We stayed in the Gigantic room which was on a corner of the building facing Wilshire and Hope.   There was a nice soaking bathtub that would probably fit three or four people and the bed was pretty big.  Everything about the room pretty much screamed "trendy."  Because of that trendiness, I think this hotel is more suitable for a younger crowd, though, rather than a family or maybe an older couple.

10/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
86. Jenn L.
the restrooms and the lobby are aesthetically pleasing in a minimalist kind of way. the front desk staff were helpful, and professional. the general manager's assistant was pleasant to talk to the day after my visit to their establishment and was accommodating. :D (don't 'eff with me, i go straight to the top of the managerial chain, beeyotches) And thats where my positive-things-about-the-standard list ends, lambs!!!

i haven't stayed in one of their rooms (AND I NEVAR WILL) but i did attempt the rooftop bar/lounge area.  i could say a bunch of unpleasant things, some of which are incredibly un-ladylike but i'll just wrap it up with : THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!!!!!!

usually i'd give helpful tips on parking, and junk - but in this case i don't give a flying flip.

27/06/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
87. Mark C.
This is a review of the bar upstairs.  Later in this will be a review of the restaurant downstairs.  For both of them, their waiters are snooty, unkind, and make me feel like they have better things to do than get my drink.  I could see people thinking they are good looking, but they really aren't.  

The bar is nice.  On the roof, good seating, cool being surrounded by downtown buildings.  Drinks, I have no idea if they are good cause I don't know much about alcohol.  The venue is nice.  Annoying elevator though to get up to it cause there is only one and it is this strange red color like from the Shining or something.  Check out the bathroom here, the faucets are freaky to me.  Plus, you can look into the other gender's bathroom if you really want to.  

As for the cafe/restaurant downstairs, food is alright.  Burger I had was pretty good, but the wait staff once again is horrible.  The hostess was super great but then she left recently.  Friend of mine sat on a piece of broken glass and the waiter didn't even apologize.  Management was good about it.

So, basically, the low rating is because of the waitstaff.

20/06/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Hannah T.
Great place to enjoy a few drinks on the roof top.I like the silver sticker on the toilet paper that show a figure pooping and on the bottom of your trash can is a red figure barfing. The glass shower was nice. We hardly spent any time in the room. We met strangers in the elevator and ended up having drinks with with them. Fun place for sure to meet people and danced the night away.

03/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Daisy S.
Was in the city of Angels for a couple days for work (professional ass kicker of the stars) and I got to hang out in this hip/fly hotel for the duration. I'm a sucker for gimmicks and so I was a sucker for the humor and slickness that the Standard provided. The room with a shower you can see into fro the bed made me wish I still had the ex around for some kinky monkey love but alas . . .
Anyway I enjoyed the facility thought the TV should be bigger and it would be nice for the bed to be a bit higher from the ground.
Lastly I thought the pool table in the lounge/lobby was a good mark.
Oh a shout out to the Room Services dudes! They were quick and friendly.

31/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. altaf g.
A good place to stay when you are in downtown LA, much more interesting than alot of the older, boring hotels in the area.  The restaurant is good but you can walk across the street to Daily Grill if you want a low key dinner and to watch some sports.  I don't get it, hip hotels never have sports on, i guess that's just too ordinary?  Anyways, the rooms are big and comfortable and have everything you need and some things you don't.  If your room is on a really high floor you can still hear music from the rooftop bar, so if you are a light sleeper or have an early meeting the next day stay on a middle floor.

23/06/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
91. Michael S.
Amazing spot on Sunday nights live djs and stiff drinks!

23/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Vanessa C.
I lost my virginity for the umpteenth time recently here.

05/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Jaime Patricio M.
I have never stayed there.  i just found it to be very amusing.  i love love love the retro feel to the place.  it is fitting and appropriate to the sea of LAs young and those with too much money.  again, don't take it too seriously -- that is not what this place is about.

12/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Michael L.
A great place to hang out at!

I love the decor in the lobby of the hotel.  Very modern looking with lots of places to sit and hang out.  In the lobby they have these LED message boards that go from the floor to the ceiling scrolling the the strangest messages.  It was fun just hanging out with friends and reading the messages that were scrolled.  The lobby sports a DJ spinning tunes and pool table.  

For my Birthday my girl rented a suite and it was great.  Room design and decor were awesome.  The room had a large (very large) tub that could be accessed from the restroom and the rest of the room.  Bed was also large and pretty comfortable.  The room was pretty fully loaded, cordless telephone, dvd player, cd player.  The most unique feature of course was the gigantic foam foot in the middle of the restroom!

The restaurant was pretty good as well.  Not the most spectacular food I've had but it tasted pretty good.  Also it is nice that it was open 24hrs a day which more hotels should have.  

The rooftop bar is a must visit.  Lots of places to sit and talk including a couple of large water beds.  A great view of the city and the drinks were pretty good.  They even have a section with a lawn.

14/02/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. edward t.
The BEST!

Awesome ratio, hot girls, amazing place, how come there aren't more pictures of this lounge? It's the coolest place IMHO.

But you HAVE TO GET THERE AT 8:00PM - 8:30PM TO GET IN!!!

Don't listen to the guy on the phone, HE LIES, you have to get there at 8-8:30, no matter what, I tried getting there at 10:00, 11:00 etc.. no deal!

16/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
96. Joe G.
went here for new years 2009-2010 and for my wifes bday 2010, we stayed in the WOW room both times, its about 750 square feet, it has an open bathroom meaning you can see people shower, brush their teeth, or kick it in the jacuzzi (at least they closed off the toilet), it has a large L shaped sofa, a retro chair, a king sized bed (it felt like a king anyway) and a desk chair, basically it had enough room for about 10-15 people to party in, front desk staff didnt seem to friendly but the guy who fixed our broken phones was cool. we partied there after hours and werent bothered by security on a saturday night

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
97. Min L.
Dude, this place is hyped up for no reason.  The Standard and I got off to a bad start at the valet parking lot.  Asshole John, points at a sign that says Valet is full.  
Me: Excuse me, I'm trying to check in.
John: Oh okay.  What name is the room under?
Me: My friend, so and so.
John: We only allow one car per room.
Me: Oh, but we have a suite.  
John: I know sweetheart, but we only allow one car per room.
(walks off)
Me: EXCUSE ME! WHERE CAN I PARK?
John: stares off into space and decides not to help.
EVENTUALLY, we got John to come back and tell us alternate parking lots.  We park across the street and walk towards the hotel to find that John has now taken down the "valet full" sign.  Our other friend got to the hotel a minute after we did and got her car parked.  When we confronted John, he just shrugged.  
Complaint #2
The Standard is definitely a party hotel, especially on the weekends.  If you plan on sleeping, good luck.  You'll have random drunkards knocking on your door at 3AM. The hotel looks very nice at first glance.  Then you begin to notice how cheap everything looks.  For 600 dollars a night, we were provided with extremely scratchy wool-like grey blankets and itchy orange couches.  The bed was decent, but you can get a bed of that comfort level for 100 a night elsewhere.  Apparently, we can check out via television.  Television stated that the service was currently unavailable.  We had to wait in line to check out, only to have the hotel employee tell us that we checked out via television.  We then proceeded to complain about John, and the employee only said, "Awww, he's usually not like that."  
We will never return to the Standard in Downtown LA.

14/07/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
98. Don M.
The roof pool parties are one of the coolest things I've ever been to.

21/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. E. C.
I heart this place and the rooftop bar.  Thursdays are the night to go, as I refuse to pay $20 to go up on a weekend.   There's nothing like dancing under the stars while holding your $15 cocktail.  And all of the stories you're guaranteed to leave with from the oft  interesting/diverse crowd.  Where else do you meet Italians on vacation AND see a 70-year old couple freaking each other like there's no tomorrow on the dance floor?  Niiiiice.

It's also worth noting that it's a lot easier to get up if you come before 11, and I've never had trouble finding somewhat nearby street parking.

03/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Christopher L.
the jr suite is very nice. giant foot in the bathroom!
the rooftop bar has an amazing view, but no drink menu. come prepared with your signature drink recipe in hand.

13/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. A P.
The space is cool.

It's open 24/7 which is great!

The service kinda sucked for not being busy - got our coffee after we finished eating dessert.

Dessert was good.

03/01/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
102. Jen C.
Über hip hotel situated in downtown LA with an interior décor too cutting edge and swanky for words. Clientele is just as outlandish; we are talking young men dressed in snuggies all while singing and doing the duggy, I kid you not! It was after 2am so all the bars stopped serving but yes, we decided to push our luck at this place, and while we weren't entirely successful we did get some good laughs in, making it all the worth while.  The lobby is filled with loud, bright colors, bright purple loungers, and part of a mixed-media exhibit by Jenny Holzer!  She does the cascading vertical digital marquees which I happened to see at an exhibit at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, so imagine my expression when I turn my head and see the same thing here!  I love it when that happens!  Life hits you with an unexpecting surprise, linking you to the past that you'd almost forgotten.... But I digress.... Yeah, so I'd love to hit this place up when it is actually serving, it's got to be all the more crazier.....

10/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. jo l.
I wish I had something nice to say about the Standard.  We stayed one night for my friend's bachelorette.  We chose that hotel over others because we wanted to do something in downtown.  
The room is ok.  There's a gross factor in it and the sink in the bathroom did not drain.  You can tell they were going for trendy over comfort and function.  which is whatever if it was trendy but the bar upstairs was just a mess.  
I'd been there years ago and remember the prices.  However, what I'd forgot about where the douchebags and wanna-be starlets that hang out at the rooftop bar.  We were there on a Saturday night and I'm sure the crowd may differ depending on the night.  Saturday night, however, is like the worst of Miami (i know cuz I used to live in South Beach).  It's the guys in designer jeans and shirts that either were bedazzled or had some writing on it.  There was not one guy who didn't have sparkles or labels from head to toe.  The girls.....it was 65 degrees and the girls were wearing bikini tops w/ jeans, dancing like strippers around a heat lamp.  Just classy all around.
I guess if you want the fake, "Hollywood" experience w/ a bunch of wannabes, it's the perfect place.  If you are from LA or don't care for the "LA scene", save your dignity and money and go somewhere more real.
BTW, the staff are so pretentious, they made a big deal about letting us in and we had to have wrist bands to go up, even though we were guests there.  They also wouldn't let us take our drinks down from the rooftop to our rooms even though we were guests.  What's up w/ that?

21/05/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
104. Daniel N.
I've never actually stayed at the hotel, I used to be involved in the local Hotel Industry and trust me, you dont want to stay here. I'm strictly reviewing the rooftop.

The rooftop is one of the more "trendy" places in Downtown. Not that downtown has many  trendy places to begin with, but the roof top at the standard makes its living strictly on hype. Oooh yea that and the pricey drinks.  

The view itself from the rooftop is breath taking. Arguably one of the better views in the downtown area. Only rivaled by Windows restaurant in my opinion. It's right in the heart of downtown so you see all the surrounding towers and bright lights. Very intimate setting with an inherited trendy crowd.

My biggest complaint with this place is the absolutely horrid service. The service staff is extremely unpleasant and snotty. They act as if they dont even want your business. Like I said, this place does its business thru hype and its frequented by out of towners and tourists. If your a local and try to visit on a weekend night good luck.

11/08/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
105. Isabel L.
Wow, I went back and forth on this place. In the end, I've got to be honest,  though not my style, it was a decent hotel. Now as a scene, yikes. I hated that although I was a paying guest, I had to get a wristband for roof access. One girl was a snoot to me. The parking lot guy was a dick to my friend. Drinks were expensive. But the housekeeping, bar, restaurant and room service people were all really nice. The sage mint shower gel was a plus. The mini bar wasn't outrageous. So all in all, I'd stay here again for a bed and food. And the roof does have a great view, but it's best to me in the morning before the scenesters and bad music block it completely.

11/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
106. Andy D.
This place still holds up in my book.  Sometimes I gotta go back and look at my reviews of places from 2 years ago and change em' up a bit based on progression, but this place is still awesome.  The rooftop bar here is always great, and I've learned to use this place for more of a happy hour time than late night, cause it's before the doochebags come out.  This is one of my favorite places to hang.

02/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Nikki M.
Again a review of the roofdeck.

I went on a Sunday, just to check it out. I was turned away with 6 other people for not having a wrist band. So I marched over to the Valet area and asked them, point blank,  "what's the policy on wristbands?" See us San Franciscans don't get all this velvet rope VIP crap, at least not EVERYWHERE we go...so I just ask them. Who you gotta sleep with. They explained they start giving away bracelets to the elusive area at 12noon, but every sunday under labor day they have a private party. Lucky for us we were just two people and she had a thing for red-heads so she let us up.
Up on the roof was an mtv beach-house of people. Girlies with their boobs hanging out, lotsa drunk people. I loved the infinity pool and the little pods with mattresses in them for resting. I also loved sitting in the art deco white plastic chairs atop the astroturf and drinking mai-tais. They make a stiff one here!
Hands down an amazing  view and great place to hang out on a hot day. They even have food (mini burgers!)

I saw into a room that was being cleaned and it was really fun. It seemed very clean and bright with more modern furniture. I love the little signs outside that say "hello my name is Room 201". I would definitely stay here next time.

15/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. Morgan W.
I had a good couple of days here on a work trip.  A little thrown by the "old school" decor and the random quotes posted in random places, I was otherwise pleased with my service and accommodations.  The room was large and quiet and I got a kick out of the glass wall between the shower and bedroom.  The reservation from our travel dept. didn't take, but the hotel was great about giving me a king room as requested.  We went out both nights on the roof deck and though surrounded by a typical LA crowd, it was comfortable and easy to talk.  My only beef was the wussy pour by the bartender, even my three skinny fingers is better than what he gave.

24/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
109. Grace C.
This place is nice. The decor does seem like an upscale Ikea, but the size of the rooms are GINORMOUS for what you're paying for. Very modern and classy. two thumbs up.

15/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
110. Kelly H.
Fun place to party! That is all I'm going to say ;)

03/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Andrew K.
I liked the vibe and my gimlet and didn't think it was so overpriced. Good people-watching and views. Cool retro/funky lobby!

03/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Eli B.
Hmm. Once again I'm reviewing a Schrageresque place. When will the madness end?
Standard would get four stars for the rooftop which SUCKS except at off hours, but still has a nice view and is a decent place to grab a drink - plus the restaurant which I will admit is EXCELLENT. This is where I'd go downtown for a lunch. Fish and chips!!
However the rooms would get two stars for being the worst kind of el cheapo re-do, so, we end up at three.

26/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
113. Christina W.
+1 for the rooftop make-out view ... a breath-stealing picture of downtown Los Angeles.  The "standard" is anything but.  Expensive drinks, difficult to get to the top on weekends and waiters that look like genetic replicas of Jack & Meg White.  Oh yeah, and also a hot spot for swingers to pick up on you single folks.  So don't be surprised if 38-year-old wifey asks you to join one of her crazy parties where she's running down the street in just a bed sheet at 9am.

-1 for their rooms.  The telephones have buttons like "heaven," "hell" and "confession" instead of front desk, housekeeping and bell boy.  I dialed Satan, but the line was busy.  Someone has their hands full.  How does a sleep-deprived woman get a damn wake-up call these days?

The rooms carry a cold aura ... definitely not a homely place.  The shower was sectioned off by a wall and two curtains.  The fourth side faced a mirror.  Perfect for peepin' devils and the rest of the room to see your bare ass.  The bathroom was made completely out of tile and didn't have a single Renoir.  The room was decorated with lots of ... red.  Hey, at least Little Lucifer would appreciate this inferno.

23/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Carolyn B.
i had a good stay at the standard - just stayed 1 night while on a business trip.  the rooftop bar is definitely 4 stars - great view, lots of seating, service was just ok.  my room was spacious, bed was comfy.  i didnt mind the see-through shower since i was there alone, although it could be fun with the right roomie...
i would stay at the standard again based on my experience.

15/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
115. Karin C.
Great fabulous view on the roof. Didn't actually stay at the hotel but the concierge was very helpful. Clean, modern, and very happening on a Wednesday night. The parking is a fit fustrating at first if you are not familiar with the area because the streets are all one way. If you miss it, its quite hard to get back.

30/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. dj z.
This is the only hotel I actually enjoy staying in when coming to LA. Kitch and MOD paintjob for the rooms, and I love the interesting layout of the corner room I stayed in.

Of course the rooftop is a pimp bar with pool.
Of course it's pretentious as all hell.
Of course the egg-shaped waterbeds, astroturf, and plastic topiary screams "fall in love with me for my wit."

Is there really any other bar/hotel that projects movies as big as the Standard Downtown does?

31/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
117. Ceeh G.
The hotel needs to improve in customer service. It is a high priced Ikea and a bit over priced. Definitely needs some operational improvemement. The hype for the rooftop is good though and quite enjoyable. Thursdays are fun. The pool sucks in my opinion.  The pool chairs aren't comfortable at all and its not the greatest. so I would give it a...."I guess its A-ok"

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
118. Jarrod R.
Oh the Standard...What a reputation...Not upheld
Well after hearing my room wasn't going to be ready for a bit I decided to head up to the well known rooftop bar. After getting the third degree about wrist bands, id's and room arrangements, we made it up to the roof.
After four hours of waiting we hadn't heard any news on the progress of our rooms being available. I walked down to the front desk and asked if our rooms were ready, the gentlemen at the desk responded and was a bit snooty in telling me my room had been ready for two hous. I asked him why I didn't receive a call notifying me of the vacancy and he had no answer. I was told my luggage would be sent right up, after 45 minutes, and one call to the front desk my luggage arrived.
My bed was dressed with this itchy Grey blanket and my headboard smelled like vinegar; the shower was the coolest thing, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it had the water been at least luke warm.
The next morning, I picked up the phone to place an order for room service. The lady who answered was very aggressive, placed me on hold in the middle of my order then proceeded to tell me they were out of pretty much everything that I had ordered.
That continued...
Ill stop, because I know I am not the only one that will write about the Standard LA. It was one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in.
ADVICE: PLEASE GO THROUGH A RENOVATION...IT WILL BE WORTH IT IM SURE!

02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
119. Rachel K.
I LOVE the rooftop bar here. It's beautiful. If you wanna come and see Downtown in all it's glory, this is the place. In the summer at sundown, it's amazing. It's best to come on a Thursday night, cuz it still has a good crowd, and you don't have to pay cover. (I think it's lame to pay a cover for a rooftop bar..) I gave it three stars, cuz I had my birthday party here and they wouldn't let a friend in, saying that there was a private party going on. Basically, they lied to a brotha, cuz he wasn't a skirt.. LAME. A Few minutes prior, a couple of other friends had a bit of trouble too, but because there was a girl, they got in just fine.
Parking is kind of steep if you go with valet, so be sure to park yourself. If you come on the weekend, it's $20.. Trust me, it's not worth coming on the weekend. Just hustle on Thursday night.. Thank me later..

03/01/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
120. Kelly K.
My stay at The Standard in downtown L.A. was by far the worst hotel experience EVER.   If you want to stay in a night club, you might like the place because that's how it feels.  There is a phony sense of elitism permeating the place and all the staff are totally caught up in it.  What a joke.

If you want to go to the rooftop pool you must get a wristband at the hotel entrance.  My husband and I got our wristbands to go to the pool and asked if we could bring some friends up with us later.  The guys like, "sure babe, no problem.  How big is the group and what's the name?"  So we tell him, leave and come back with six friends at about midnight.  When we get there the rude and condescending people working the door tell us that they don't take peoples' names or make a guest list and that our friends can't get up to the pool because it's too crowded.  My husband decided to go up and check out the scene only to find that the pool area was virtually empty.  The only crowd was because of the bullshit downstairs.  So we go to the bar  on the ground floor, order $15 drinks and take a seat.  About 10 minutes later we're told by a buff but pouty (nice combination) waiter that we can't sit there unless we order food.  

Next day, the husband and I have our  wristbands on and head up for a dip in the pool.  This time the door guy rudely tells us that now we have to go down and get a red wristband for the private party -- even though there was nobody at the pool.  We had it.  We had reservations for second night and couldn't stand being there a moment more.  So we went to our room and called the manager at the front desk, told him we were unhappy with our stay and would like to check out early, and without ever asking why we were unhappy, he told us we needed to call hotels.com and hung up the phone.  Luckily we were able to negotiate with hotels.com and get the hell out of there.  

As for the room, I'm a big fan of modern design so I can appreciate the stark room.  Unfortunately it was dirty and gross.  I constantly wore my shoes in the room because I didn't want to get my feet contaminated before slipping them into bed.  Not that it would have mattered because of all the hair left in the bed by  previous guests.  I guess it doesn't  easily shake off of those soiled wool blankets.  Yuck!  The bathroom was disgusting too.  The tile, grout and even the towels were all stained.  

I seriously cannot understand why this place has positive reviews  and attracts a crowd.

03/09/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
121. John C.
The standard is a must see at least once. Once you have gone there, I think that is enough. The beer is very expensive and the plastic bottles do not help. I understand that it is a safety issue...but WTF!

Cool pool and waterbed seats. You are outdoors and you can smoke. Great view, but look for the days where there is no cover.

12/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
122. Megan S.
The see-thru showers were a trip -- definitely an unexpected surprise.  I think the room was well priced for the location and the "coolness" factor, and the access to the rooftop bar, which was clearly the highlight. However, they keep the price low by offering no extras at all .... which can be irratating if you forgot something.

If you're there and looking for breakfast, check out the nearby market Sunday morning.  It's full of locals and will give you a totally different LA experience than the Standard.

12/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
123. Charlie H.
Never a bad experience here. Must better than the Sunset location too. Always clean, very helpful staff and a killer breakfast menu. Bravo

22/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
124. Rochelle I.
stayed here recently with my man and we LOVED it. we stay at a lot of hotels and this was hands down our favorite. after staying at mostly hotel chains its nice to go to something different once in a while.

i booked the room for super cheap (148 for a queen). that's awesome given that its summer and such a trendy hotel. front desk person was nice enough to upgrade us to a king. great room. nice big and comfy king bed. i loved the see through shower. water pressure was weak though. hd tvs with HD channels. awesome! if you're a guest at the hotel you get a wrist band to get into the rooftop bar.

oh the rooftop bar is GORGEOUS. loved the pool. the view. tons of seating. prices are for sure pricey but hey its trendy hotel. what do you expect? we definitely had a great time there. we stumbled our way back to the room. ordered room service. 24 hour room service! i would be more excited if the food was actually GOOD. we ordered a burger and fries. fries were great. burger... was more like a microwaved meatloaf pattie. bleh.

overall we had a great experience and would definitely come here again. :)

20/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Zinat M.
I've not stayed at this hotel, but I have eaten their burgers. You'd never think such a classy joint could dish out such fantastic burger. There's trendy lighting and seating areas. The look is posh, but it's a diner! It's open late night, which by LA standards is really late. We were there 3am last time. You don't have to be a hotel guest, just go into the diner and order up some.

01/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. A. C.
Lots of ink about the rooms; I'm not a big fan myself, but some dig the spartan style of room. Give me a luxe room anytime.

This is more a rundown on the rooftop bar scene on Sunday, which just ended its season. So start planning for next summer, because it's great for all you clubbers.

It really is a dance club during the day, in the vibe of what's going on in Vegas at the Hard Rock. You wait in line until 12:30pm then get a wristband - if you're a guest you're in automatically. If you're a guest of a guest you can swing it also. If you're rif-raff than be prepared to pay at least $10 and hopefully be on some sort of a list.

Once upstairs it's game on. The pool area is basically L-shaped with a bar in the middle. All around are low-lying sofas with umbrellas, and the up a small set of steps is the pool itself - facing West and getting sun all afternoon.

The Sunday scene adds a DJ in the corner, spinning mostly house and ambient with mixed results. There's even a wedding style dance floor for twirling your glo-sticks. The drinks are good and pricey - $10 calls are standard at the standard. Bartenders are mostly dudes during the day and hottie ladies by night.

The food highlight is the mini burger duo when you get hungry. Tiny cheeseburgers and big serving of excellent fries are well worth the $10. And the service was good.

The pool is kind of nasty, with so much tanning oil and God-knows-what jetsam floating around that you just might get a rash. But the crowd looks good bobbing around after a few Jack & Cokes so go with it.

Parking Tip: Pay $7 for the underground lot - entrance across from the library. Your car will be cool and underground.

05/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
127. Diana H.
standard rooftop bar....I would have to say great location.  Good place to go if you have never been there.  Best nights to go if youre into saving money, want a chill environment  monday, tuesday.  Best nights to go if youre not into saving money & you want the whole "LA" experience friday, sat. Call ahead to make sure because they have special events where they are closed to the public.
The drinks are expensive, cover is usually $20.  Ive heard the security takes bribes if you really want to go. Crowd is usually upper crust type of wannabes, business peeps, and foreigners with thick accents. Tip: going after work (5-8pm) usually open, free, and the light from the sun setting is beautiful.

HUGE downfall of the standard....MUSIC is usually pretty lame to fair on a good night, which is probably by accident.
They dont feature any big name Dj's ever, nights are usually a smorgasbord of all kinds of  70, 80's, 90's, to pop. But not in a good way....its pretty disappointing because the location is so great. Sound is pretty wack too, considering people pay a lot of $$ to be there.
Pro: The 3 waterbed pods towards the pool, definitely worth a ride.
Con: They close pretty early, it ranges from 1:10am - 1:30am on a good night. I dont think ive ever been there past 1:35.
Pro: PHOTOBOOTH downstairs in the lobby, $3 photos old school style with film & blower.
Pro: Security guards are friendly, and some are drumstick (HOT) material, though stay away from the ones that call you beauty, gorgeous, and amazing....its a booty trap....!
Con: Restaurant hours also vary, this place is real inconsistent with their hours....I would call ahead.
Overall, its something worth to see, but not worth anything.

26/10/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
128. Chris F.
Avoid this place at all costs. The minimalist style of the rooms matches the minimalist style of the service. Front desk staff was clueless and unwelcoming.

09/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
129. Lalo L.
Thank you Standard. your rooms are great, so is your lobby. so is the party.

Sorry for barffing down your stairwell, your pretty bathrooms, your hallways. sorry for barffing on every floor of your hotel!

Big Bouncers, thank you for not picking picking me up and throwing me out on the street! i was feeling sick and wouldn't have been able to handle such quick movements.  Plus, i was able to stay, enjoy the room, and refuel with some crispy french toast at the restaurant downstairs in the morning.

07/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
130. Paula D.
* One star for the restaurant.  I always forget why I hate this place so much, then enticed by their sunny patio on a lovely January day, I give it another shot only to be reminded why I haven't eaten here in a year despite it being only a block from my office.  

Ingredients seem fresh and of good quality, but the menu is overpriced for the skimpy proportions.  I expect a little more soup for $8; at  that price it really should almost constitute a meal.  But in actuality it's a cup of soup filling half of a small bowl.  I even asked about the size when I ordered.  The server should have been more forthright since he knew I was ordering it as my meal.  

They're more successful in disguising their cheapness with other items, like my friend's chicken salad, which had hardly any chicken, but was artfully piled nice and high.  Or my other friend's ahi burger.  It looked beautiful but, not much tuna.  How about a Chimaya beer for the bargain price of $8.50!  

Overally, this place is not for downtown working stiffs.  The sunny patio is not worth the prices.  Nor do the service, ambiance, or "quirky" design make up for any of the lacking value.  All style, not much substance here.  

*** Three stars for the rooftop pool and bar.  Also extremely overpriced, only worth it because they've got the lockdown on summertime poolside fun.  Use caution when ordering a bottle.  They won't tell you that gratuity is automatically factored in ("bottle service") on your check.  I learned that the hard way.

11/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
131. Ella c.
The rooftop pool is very cool but uber crowded. It was wall-to-wall bodies inside the water on a weekend which kinda sucked because I was a guest and it's open to the public, and I didn't really feel like sliding between two hairy, oily guys with sunglasses on to get in the oily, unrefreshing, body temperature water. I imagine on a weekday, it'd be much better.
The rooms are very sterile, and not very comfy. I guess minimalism is kinda their schtick, but the amenities consisted of one bottle called "shampoo" and one called "lotion" and a bar of soap. Whoopdeedoo. The platform bed was really stiff and the bathroom is a total peepshow experience so you better really know the person you're sharing a room with.

23/08/06 | Link | Rating: 2.0
132. Clifford P.
This place will bring out the 007 in you.

Everything is red and modern. Kinda freaky, but once you had a few drinks around the beautiful people of LA at The Standard...nothing else matters.

My friend and I came to stay here for the 4th of July, and we had so much fun. The glass shower was so sexy. This hotel is for lovers because the shower is all about gettin' busy.

Speaking of sexy...every man employed at this hotel is hot. I know it's Los Angeles, but seriously I couldn't stop looking.

The rooftop bar is fantastic. We showed up at 1130am and didn't leave our space-age plastic pool chairs until 4pm. We were served by a waitress. Having mojitos, margaritas, coronas and sliced watermelon delivered to us is just ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.

The pool was a madhouse of skin and sunglasses and cigarettes. Too bad we missed a booby-clad Britney a month later.

The restaurant downstairs is awesome, too. You can never go hungry at this hotel. Room Service is fantastic. We had coffee and pastries delivered to our room pronto.

We stayed in the "CHEAP" rooms on the third floor because they're smoking. However, they're far from cheap. We spent a good amount of cash at the Standard, but it was a good investment. Like I said the glass shower is super cool and the furnishings are ultra-groovy, and were properly tanned and well-fed. I like this Standard much more than the one in Hollywood (although that one has a different atmos...more like a sunset blvd motel with contemporary art/design).

06/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Aleksandra E.
It's 'aight.

The view is pretty cool at night, the grilled cheese sandwiches and the fries taste good (what doesn't after 4 cosmopolitans?), and the mushroom water chairs are pleasing. The bisexual bathroom idea is rather chill as well.  

The cover charge is lame, and I don't necessarily appreciate the crowd. I might consider giving the Standard 5 stars if I could bring two friends and a few Guinness into the mushroom chair and pull down some shades, without the ability to see or hear anyone outside.

Yes, you're hot and I'll look for you on Myspace.

Not.

12/09/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
134. B P.
The Standard Hotel is Hollywood, downtown.  Unless I'm going to a work event or a friend has a room, I avoid this place.  I don't like the prices, attitude, or crowd.  If I wanted to hang out with Ed Hardy douche bags who get inspired watching Jon and Kate plus 8, I'd go to the Saddle Ranch.  Even with the cool view, I don't need this in my favorite neighborhood.

25/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
135. Kaylin O.
This is mainly for the lounge. I had a great time hanging out with my friend here. Nice view of downtown LA enjoying a cocktail.  Another friend and I tried coming on another night we couldn't get in.  You had to be on the guest list or something.

10/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
136. Stephanie W.
5-stars for the view. 3-stars for being overrated. 4 overall stars for being a trendy, "be seen" meet-up place.

We went there on a Friday night and it wasn't as crowded and crazy as it could be. Sure there was the initial pomp and circumstance to get up to the rooftop (and it does feel nice to bypass the line)...but other than the breath taking view, not much else going on that you can't find down below. The pods are fun. Bottle service is nice. The $8 novelty ice bars are good. But that was it on this night.

I would definitely go back...it is worth it. Just need to find the right crowd, with the right vibe, which I know is not to hard...it's LA after all.

25/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Stephy S.
I will give this place 5 stars, because quite frankly you cant beat the city views, however as a word to the wise, if you happen to have a camera on say your birthday with say a big group of your friends and are say spending lots of money on drinks and tipping VERY well and say, decide to shoot some fun pics, be sure to shoot AWAY from the building. I learned this the hard way as apparetnly the architect and designer of the cool bar in the sky are very protective over their designs, because God forbid you are a secret spy trying to steal ideas. Good God, get over yourselves, people.

Even still, this is a cool place to chill and I highly recommend it, minus the camera of course.

04/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Ashley R.
Negatives: Was not expecting the bed to be a mattress on the floor.  It really wasn't comfortable at all. Also, the blinds do not fully close so the light will wake you in the morning. The phone to call valet was not working, so we had to call the front desk the whole time.  There were bizarre stains all over the curtains. The toliet stopped flushing and the bathtub wouldn't drain the last day.

However on the plus side: large rooms, the towels are really large and dry you off well, the soap smells good, funky place to be.

Wouldn't stay there again unless I needed a downtown hotel and got a really great rate.

28/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
139. Azie N.
The downtown location has better rooms a much better pool with a nice skiyline view and cooler peeps since the Sunset location seems to draw a lot of the Sunset Blvd riff raff.

12/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Greg W.
My biggest complaint is the room lighting: the energy-saving CFLs give off a cold, blueish light.  However, our room had great views, a big bathtub, and a very cozy platform bed.  Room service was very tasty, and not outrageously priced for the quality.  The rooftop bar is unrivaled in Los Angeles; you're high enough to feel like your on a big city rooftop, and low enough for the surrounding buildings to tower impressively overhead.

16/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Sean P.
Rolled in here on Tusday night for drinks with the girl, and her coworkers to celebrate a bday. I had never been to the roof top bar, because well yeah, I am a loser. Loser as in I refuse to wait in line to pay too much money for drink in a plastic cup.

Either way, no line on a Tuesday, works for me. Drinks were pricey but well mixed. The plastic cups makes me feel like I am in pre-school but whatever you are on a roof, and the view is pretty sweet. The crowd was a mixed bag of tools, hipsters, and out of town whatevers in for business. The music was hit and miss, but whatever it was a Tuesday.

Got too drunk to drive home and decided to get a room, splurged on the "Wow!" Suite. I was not too wowed. The bathtub was massive and there was mr bubble in the room, good times. The shower was massive and open, it was like taking a shower in a school gym, but i liked it, i am trying not to rationalize why. The room was a good size but it felt like the kid from malcom in the middle had been there the night before with a dozen hookers and bag of blow. The couch had mysterious looking spots, and foot prints on the wall. All would be fine if i had left them, but i didn't so yeah, not too happy about that.

Anyways, if you want a room that really tries to be modern, yet still cheesy, it rules.

20/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
142. Jay M.
3.5

Atmosphere is amazing, but this place is too cool for me, which includes the trendy people, bartenders, and expensive drinks.  I was dressed in casual wear, and everyone's black outfits made me feel under-dressed and out of place.  

The outdoor seating area with the fire-bed is awesome, and the indoor lounge with the blinding bright-blue scrolling marquee is so futuristic.  I'll come back when I feel stylish and rich.

02/10/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Melon A.
My husband and I just hosted our 30th birthday party (for 100 guests) at the Standard in Downtown LA and there were absolutely no regrets! The Catering Manager, Maria, was a pleasure to work with from the start. She was always prompt with her correspondences with me and was up front and honest with everything. The room we rented for the event was perfect for our White Party attire theme. The drapes were white, the room was spacious, and they had the coolest red lounge furniture. She also gave me the mezzanine for extra party space!

The food choices were fantastic. The presentation was very nice and the food was delicious. The staff was so friendly and diligent, from the bartenders, to the servers, to the front desk, to the valet staff. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I was very impressed with their security staff too. Since it was a private party, they supplied two layers of security. We had no issues with party crashers and our friends didn't get hassled.

I also booked a sleeping room (I booked an "X-Large" room but I think I was upgraded to the "Gigantic" room) for the evening. I've read so many negative reviews about the Standard but to me, they're not true at all. You really have to have the eye and appreciation for Andre Balazs' style. You also have to have the money. I can see why some people would hate the sleeping rooms, but only because that's not their taste and they're very expensive rates. Balazs' work is definitely my taste and I loved every little detail he put into every inch of the hotel. The décor has clean and sharp lines, very uncluttered and minimalistic, there's a big touch of what I think is a 1980's era theme with the furniture, silver venetian blinds, and even the toiletries that looked kind of PeeChee Folder-esque. My most favorite are the adult-themed stick figure signs posted throughout the hotel. So witty and funny! And the bed as so damned comfortable with the fluffy goose down comforter and pillows.

You also have to check out the bright yellow 24 hour restaurant and rooftop pool/bar. They're awesome, to say the least!

Overall, an A+ experience. If you have a lot of money and want that hip and chic hotel experience, I'd definitely recommend The Standard!

10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
144. Jenn T.
I stayed the night and hip and trendy and retro (?!) Standard hotel in downtown LA. The last time I was there was three years ago and the place hasn't changed since. I really enjoyed the view from the roof, the fact that you can see through the shower walls (great for couples!) and the crowd was pretty mixed. I met some interesting folks there and enjoyed a delicious bfast of eggs benedict in the morning. Everything there is pricey but the cost for the room for the night was less than expected.

18/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. A S.
I have to say I was scared of this hotel after reading some reviews. Dirty.loud. gross. Rude. Etc. I got there on a Sunday and a band was playing in the lobby. So loud. Couldn't hear the check in guy. Who was also rude. However from there it turned up. The room wasn't bad. It was big. Id say clean tho there is carpet which is a no no for hotels. But all in all the bed was comfy, it was quiet, no body bothered me. Nice showe, nice products, good tv channels. Now nobody was there to help me had I neededd it but I was there for business and it was good. Good location. The one creepy thing though is i had read they often put on mysterious mini bar charges - so i looked at my bill when i checked out. sure enough, they said i bought a rice crispy treat. Which of course, i did not. so that is wierd. But they took it off the bill - although they did look at me as if i was lying, and i really wasnt!

11/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Mary R.
HOLY MOLY.  The view here is breathtaking!  Probably the best view on a rooftop bar I've ever been too.  This place is just high enough to be amongst the buildings at the perfect hieght.  There are weird waterbed thingys to lounge in and a pool?  No one was in it, but it's always nice seeing a roof-pool.

I immediately ordered a drink and JESUS...expensive!!  I want to say this bar is cheesy and not worth it for the drink price.  But the amazing view and laid back atmosphere makes it.  If you ever want a typical "LA" bar to see while visiting the city, this would be at the top of my list as a must see!

30/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. J K.
so a group of us stopped by to check out this place on a tuesday night the week of christmas, and it was pretty quiet which was expected on a tuesday night.  having a rooftop club/lounge like area to hang out at is cool.  decor was chic and modern.  nothing really amazing but it's one of those cool places you kinda bring friends from outta town to i suppose.  

crowd on this particular night we were there :  late 20's early 30's, kinda skankaliciously dressed.  girls taking slutty photos of each other in the waterbed domes lol  music was pretty good, dj was spinning old school hip-hop.  it's always nice to hear tunes that you know.  sometimes taking you back to places you forgot you were.  :]  then you get to share stories!

i was more interested in the vending machines that sold naughty treats for hotel guests.

08/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
148. Amelia W.
Great atmosphere if you're drunk.  Food is not really great.  Drinks are pricey.  Service SUCKS!!  Gets super crowded during the summer time.  The only plus is the view of the city.

23/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
149. Arestia R.
The only thing I can review about this place is the rooftop pool bar and I love it.  It screams LA, but is far from Beverly Hills and Hollywood, as is the scene.  Downtown LA has its gems among forgotten buildings and places as everyone moved west and this is definitely one of them.  It's swanky and cool with its couches and lights and large enough so you don't feel cramped.  There's nothing like being among LA's giant buildings, twinkling around you as you sip on an old fashioned gimlet.  My friends and I always made Thursday nights our night downtown and this spot always was the place we ended our evening.  I love it.

18/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Veronica V.
This place is very Los Angeles. As we drove into the parking lot girls with giant sunglasses and bikinis passed us after soaking up UV at the famous rooftop pool attempting to capture the Sex and The City vibe. The parking lot attendant was rude and didn't know what he was doing.  I had read reviews before our trip so I was already hip to the concept of the no-so-helpful staff at The Standard Hotels but I'm pretty easy to please.  What I care about most in a hotel is location, bar and decor.  The Standard downtown has two of these things but the downtown location make it out of the way from most cool neighborhoods.  

The highlight of the room were the 24 hour room service (neccesary after drinking at the bar/club upstairs) the sweet waterbed pods at the pool and the see through shower wall that looks into the bedroom.

The standard has a lot of cool perks and isn't too expensive.  Definitely not a family hotel, after the bar closes the party continues in the rooms, on a weekend you'll end up lulled to sleep by the bump of trance music and laughing girls dancing on tables.

A cool hotel. A cool hotel bar.  A novelty worth checking out.

15/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
151. Vegas l.
The New York Times can not be wrong about this Place. But just because this well known newspaper rated The Standard Hotel, does not means that we all were gonna be treated equal. Wouldn't you fix up your place to impress people and sometimes when no one is coming over you get to be more "relax" and some things are no exactly were they are supposed to be.
My experience at this beautiful and elegant place wasn't very beautiful. 1st.. staying over to relax wasn't really what we got. too many people at the entrance that we had to check in every single time we got out of the hotel. 2nd. Front desk...great!!! till they skipped one step on their check in routing (which i assume they do it at least 30 times a day and we were at the front desk given our names in order to be able to get to our room) and had to sent security to kicked us out. To their defense, they called twice but i picked up the phone and no one answered. If I had a business and offered my services, i am expecting to make a profit. Staff never made the attempt to collect any money, they just sent security staff (don't get me started with that little security chihuahua) and demanded to get everyone out while snapping his fingers. 3rd...when valet parking gets your car, they tag it with a number to secure both the owner and the staff. Well, we came out to get our car, we gave our number(card) to the staff, they came back and asked us if we actually left our car with them...???? 30 minutes later, they brought us our car. I missed Cali weather at the moment because is was really cold. 4th. we were ready to go to sleep and the room above us were jumping and screaming....didn't stop till 4a. called the front desk, but nothing changed. 5th. we obviously wanted and explanation for our situation.

Management was useless. As we explained our experience, and we dont like drama, we were very polite and calm to the manager/shift (Christina. She did very little to the situation. She didn't even do eye contact. At least lying to our face would be nice.... "thanks for bringing it to my attention and i will make sure this does not happen again".

Beautiful place, beautiful people and with this economy some people don't care about their job...they should be glad they are bringing some income to their house compared to those less fortunate.

New York Times, why don't you come and update your rating on the hotel but do it undercover. I bet that between " " will be totally different.

01/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
152. Grace L.
This review isn't about the hotel itself (which, IMHO is overrated). This review is for the restaurant downstairs - which, again IMHO is overrated. The food is mediocre - ie - you order fish & chips, you get fish & chips that taste like fish & chips. You don't get more than you expect. Nothing spectacular. Nothing horrible. It just "is." Other than that, I think the food is a little overpriced.

The restaurant itself is really odd. I get that they're trying to be retro and what not - but really it is what it is - a diner. And I'm not sure how I feel about getting a dishclothe as a napkin. Ironically, it's the same dishclothe my mom buys in bulk from Costco, so I KNOW it's a dishclothe and not some trendy napkin.

Adding to the random decorations of the restaurant is the random bar by the entrace. The restaurant itself is fairly small and crowded with tables. And in addition to that they add a bar for people who can't get into the rooftop bar (which is actually pretty nice). So you have someone like me, who's trying to eat my burger and fries and next to me is some guy wearing too tight jeans and a black jacket with weird embroidery all over it leering at me and my friends and trying to act too  cool for school.

And then you have the waiters. They, like the guy in the too tight jeans, can't seem to get into the rooftop bar and are wearing clothes that just don't fit in with the theme of the restaurant. They're all either very LA or trying to be emo. And I'm sure all of them are aspiring actors/models who may or may not be considering pursuing a singing career in their spare time. I do have to say that the service was actually pretty good. But don't get me started on the fact that they charge an 18% gratuity on all parties - even for a party of two. It's a little presumptuous don't you think?

In the end, this restaurant attempts to be trendy and hip, but really - it doesn't work.  It ends up being a mish mash of current trends with some what trendy people and some what trendy food.

My advice? Save your money and get some food at a real restaurant - like Cafe Pinot around the corner. Or the Watergrill down the street. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

05/12/06 | Link | Rating: 2.0
153. Leslie A.
THE ROOFTOP BAR is all-time.  Lounge on the loungy, low couches or the hershey kiss shaped water beds while you sip a glass of Veuve.  Though this is a place for the "cool" it's not as overpriced as the establishments it may compete with and has far better service.  I love the down-to-earth staff and the fact you can watch Tron while grooving next to the bar on any given day of the week.

The restaurant downstairs has yummy fruit plates on the breakfast menu that tend to hold the magical capacity to renew one from a bad hangover on any given day you've woken up wondering how the hell you managed to watch Tron twenty times in a row.

Lastly, the rooms are great and not at all pricey (under $200 for more than decent).  As a business traveller I appreciate the long desks that face windows into downtown, the in room CD player, and the Ligne Roset or Ligne Roset-esque furniture and design.  This is not for the snobby people who need whatever-the-fuck brought to their fingertips.  This is for the people who don't mind a little noise in exchange for 24 hour room service, Kiehls lotion in the superb mini-bar, and the option to call "Hell" on their speed dial cordless phone.  Who wouldn't want that choice?!  They also offer vitamin powders (similar to Emergen-C) to get you boosted for the day.

Enjoy.  I do every two or three months.

12/12/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
154. Diego N.
Great check in staff, room, view and rooftop was good for a moment.  Cons= high charge for valet, no public parking [downtown LA, duh] lobby was full of horny, Coyote Ugly girls and the greasy guys that love them.  A surprise charge on my credit card bill I had them remove when accounting finally did call me back.  Overall a good night with strange aftermath, like the date I was on.

27/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
155. Uche A.
My husband & I stayed here for July 4th wknd (we decided to tk a road trip from Vegas- bad idea) This was by far the worst hotel we've ever been unfortunate to stay in. Although, the staff were friendly. The first room we were assigned to smelled of stale ciggarette & cigar, even though it was a non-smokong room. The front desk lady apologized for this and changed our room. We travel alot & have had our share of hotels but this one is just plain disappointing. From the cheap looking design to the cheap accessories, to the money hungry hotel mgmt.  First, the hotel room design is low grade. You can see the paint patches on the wall from a touch up jpb. The LCD TV (not plasma)  in our room wasn't mounted on the wall so it was really hard to watch TV from the low platform bed that was basically on the floor. The NOISE! O don't even get me started on that. The walls are so thin that you can hear noise from neighboring rooms even from upstairs. I could hear vacuum running from upstairs, siren noises outside. Also did I mention the building is very close to an office bldg so better shut your blinds when undressing. The Bathroom- no tub, just a shower stall with glass walls next to the bed. The vanity was very low so if you have lower back issues (like me) you'll be bending over alot. The rooftop pool that is so hyped about is crap! They let non guests use the pool for a charge and the line was ridiculous that it blocked the entire entrance of the hotel. Not a good look at all. Did I mention parking is $30/day!!! There was a mini bar in our room and a charge for everything including the bottle opener! Like who charges to use a bottle opener??? In short, this hotel is money hungry and you should pick another hotel. We ended up cutting our trip short by checking out early & headed back to Vegas b4 returning home. We r definitely not staying here again.

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
156. Melissa A.
I'm not reviewing the hotel, but the restaurant.
Not impressed.  Waiter was super sweet, but disappeared for lengths at a time.  Lunch for two with no booze was over $50 and it wasn't that good.  I had fish and chips, chips good, fish soggy.  Profiterols for dessert, creme puffs stale.  Waaaaaaa.

Patio is nice though, lot's of pretty people watching.

30/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
157. Sheila F.
Everytime I go to LA I stay here. I think it is a fun trendy place to stay. I love the rooftop bar...its a great place to meet up with friends and the restaurant is yummy.  Everybody that works there is super nice to me (maybe because they recognize how much I stay there). I love the huge bathtubs and color schemes. Lovely. This is definitely not a place to bring children or people that don't want to party it up. I wanted to give it a 4 because I spend way too much $$ when I am there but that is my own fault!

06/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. Yumiko F.
I stayed there twice so far after a long flight.. it fits the style that i like and they serve room service's food menu selection was not that expensive and also decent food I thought..
Room was good size for one and it was just cool design :)
I did not have a guts to go to bar by myself so  I did not enjoy the rooftop bar but it looked really nice.
Definitely one of the place i would go back to stay and chill.
i wish NY one will open soon.....
And also i wish more hotels like this exists.......
Do you know any hotel like this?!

07/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
159. Stephen R.
Maybe I'm a sucker for a cool view of the skyline, but I love this place. It's sexy, sophistication combined with Los Angeles glitz. Plus, there are often porn starts in the pool!  

On any given night you can lounge up top on any of the comfortable sofa/chairs that adorn the patio area or sit at a proper table while a gorgeous actress playing a waitress serves you.

After your libations kick in, head to the dancefloor that offers a fantastic view of downtown while putting that tired moneymaker to better use.
If things go well, you can guide your new friend to one of the 4 Pod encased waterbed lounges that overlook the pool with a southern vista. Feel free to watch a complimentary film on the southern wall while you convince them that A: You really do work for a record label, and B: Yes, it is important that they take their top off...
Hell, you don't even need a room in the hotel half the time!

The Standard is a misnomer, as it raises tha bar quite a bit.

11/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. D A.
On looks alone, the Rooftop Bar would get a 5, but the crowd, bitchy bartenders, and ridiculous expensive drinks reduce the score bitches.

However, if you are visiting LA or have never been I would still suggest going because the atmosphere alone is worth it. Honeslty, lookswise and locale, this is probaby my favorite spot in LA---they just need to throw better parties and stop attracting such a posuery, tacky crowd and staff.

16/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
161. Michelle W.
The decor is amazing. The bars are gorgeous. The diner is adorable and the breakfast food--pretty yummy, despite the off reviews. Who knows, maybe I've just been lucky. Yeah, it's downtown LA. Yes it's a niche boutique hotel with the oft-overdone So-New-It's-Retro modern look. Context, people. Standard hotels are for the most part amazing, fun, colorful, geometrically obsessed, cater to a lavish, too cool for school (but sometimes just really cool) crowd... and this location doesn't do too shabby a job of keeping up appearances.

07/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
162. Deidre H.
With 45 reviews, WHO needs my two-cents? But, Im making a list so here we go:

The restaraunt downstairs BEST burger downtown!

The bar upstairs - giddy up, daddy. With the best view in town this is the ultimate Hot Spot to get your drunk ON. The standard downtown is sort of like vegas; what happens at the standard stays at the standard!

15/11/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Journey J.
The food, the MUSIC, and the view!!!!!! What a great Monday night combo to get that work week started. I'm not just saying that because i'm the Dj for the night, but...... Ooooh HELL!!! Come see for your self.

Check Dj Journey @ THe Standard Hotel Down-town LA Every Monday from 9:30pm-2am :o)

30/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
164. David G.
I came here for their july 4th pool party. It was awesome. Everyone was drunk having a good time at the roof top. I got a sick room for less than two bills. I will def. be back. Great service. Only thing Valet is overpriced. $30 for the night? Serioulsy?

02/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
165. Cindy H.
Ugh. I think someone has mistaken having no concept as BEING the concept. Hence, there is a mishmash of styles with Austin Powers-ish space age pods on the rooftop, 70's style forestry wallpaper in the hallways, Alexander Calder mobiles in the ceilings and retarded "Hello My Name Is" labels on the hotel room doors. Any one of those things on its own would hardly constitute a hotel theme. Throwing them together shows even less thinking. On top of this they have the nerve to charge $20 cover just to access the rooftop bar.

17/02/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
166. Holly B.
I think the Standard is kind of boring.  The staff was friendly and low key.  My room (a spacious 'extra-large') was like most other boutique hotel rooms, plus a gigantic tub (no mirrors over mine though.)  The Standard's sense of humor is unique, like the little sticker of a man pooping that holds the TP roll in place.  Still, sort of boring.

The rooftop bar/pool has spectacular views at night and fun waterbed pods (what should I call those things?) but for all the hype and the price that non-guest have to pay, I don't see what people are exclaiming about.  I ordered three different cocktails and found them all disappointing.  My $2 choco-chip cookie ice cream sandwich was more dependable, and certainly more affordable.  Bonus points to our knee-socked clad waitress for forgetting two of our drinks on the bill.  Still, the crowd was such a strange mix of moms who want to get down, after-work business types, hotel guests and so-called "hotties" (read: not so hot) that I was sort of confused what kind of person comes to this place...

I ate three meals in the restaurant (long live business weekends where you never leave the hotel) and was continually underwhelmed.  Cocktails no better here either.

So, why does the Standard even get three stars?  Mostly my friends & I had fun hanging out in the photo-booth outside the lobby bathrooms after we ditched the rooftop bar and decided to make our own fun...

All in all, I'm still looking for a fave boutique hotel in LA.

15/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
167. Mary S.
The rooftop bar at the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA is above standard, both literally and figuratively.

Surrounded by glittering skyscrapers, the amazing 360 degree views of downtown LA from the rooftop make you feel like you're in a real metropolis - not a spot of suburban sprawl in sight. Equally enjoyable are the multi-colored sunsets (yes, the smog is good for something).

A variety of suits, hipsters, and tourists mingle here. The decor is kitschy with Astroturf-like flooring and brightly-colored plastic furniture, but the infinity pool and modernistic red pods, enclosing water beds, lend a degree of sophistication.

The key to enjoying the Standard is to come on a weeknight. Besides avoiding the crowds, it's much easier to snag yourself one of the swanky water bed pods.

While passable, the food and drinks are not what make this place special. The wine and mixed drinks are generally so-so, but the $11 mojito is money well-spent. Basically, you're paying for the view here.

Feeling a snack attack coming on? The $5 thinly-cut fries should do the trick. There's also a kebab plate (good, but not very filling) and pita & hummus, amongst other sundry eats.

Warm evenings are the best time to come. Don't forget to bring a sweater just in case it's chillier up top!

26/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Jordan H.
This place is amazing. The view is good, drinks are free when swindled from overly-aggressive same-sex admirers and there are waterbed-style cabanas for when you finally decide to put out. But mostly I go there simply because you can't get in. ;)

03/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Christy M.
One of my favorite memories of college: second semester senior year, finals (after senior comps were long done and over), with not a care in the world, a friend of mine and I went on a downtown LA excursion and found ourselves floating atop a waterbed in a red pod at the rooftop pool of the Standard drinking gin and tonics at three in the afternoon.

24/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
170. Katy R.
Me likey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's so much fun here!  Still waiting to go back.  Pricey, but it's worth the fun for the money, especially the pancakes they deliver at any hour of the day.  You can hit two or three parties in one night, drive around in a cab all over downtown with drink in hand and conveniently drive back to your room with your ear drums blown out and order over priced food that is personally delivered to you by someone that you saw two weeks ago at another party.

And if that doesn't work, you can go talk politics on The Roof....

I should have taken their trade mark umbrella...but they were charging 150 quid.

04/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. D L.
The best rooftop lounge in Los Angeles.

Great views of the urban landscape and reminds me of Ava Lounge in New York.  

Forget about conversation because the music is deafening.  No ones sh*t smells up here including mine when I'm there.  

I recommend going early to avoid the lines and to secure a nice lounge set.

The cafe in the lobby is chic, good for conversation and the burger is as good as the reviews say.

05/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. Emily M.
Stayed here with a wedding party last weekend.

It was a big hotel - 13 floors - and very "designed" and stylized. The rooftop pool was awesome and the lounge/restaurant/bar downstairs was too. The style was modern but retro.

The rooms weren't outrageously expensive, but the restaurant/bar/anything else was (reason why it gets 4 stars instead of 5). There were a million crazy things in the mini bar - Mr Bubble, energy bars, an umbrella, sake, etc etc. On the toilet paper there was a sticker of a little iconographical man taking a shit. In the garbage can there as a piece of paper in the bottom showing a little iconographical man barfing into the can. You get the idea. And of course, the shower was completely visible to the room. Porn shower fantasy anyone?

I had a lot of fun and on occasion didn't feel cool enough to be there, but that's OK. Realizing the extent of my coolness is important. ;)

22/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
173. Roel C.
There are certain rules for Epic Summer:

1. Epic Summer never happened.

2. Epic Summer never happened.

3. When throwing a birthday party at the Standard Downtown with a muthafuckin PENTHOUSE!!! room, never leave any of the Epic Summer boys with the room key!

So it was my homegirl's birthday tonight...we're talkin' LBC, high-school, back in the muthafuckin' days, homegirl and she came up with a penthouse at the Standard.

The Standard was so major, they wouldn't even let some of the people with a room into the rooftop.

Anyway, my homegirl got some sushi and dope cheese spread, topped off with a big (the large) bottle of Grey Goose.

And guess what I was magnetized to? GG of course!

So I got so hyphy that for some reason or another I got the roomkey all to myself!

What do I do with a key to a penthouse, 12th floor room to the Standard?

I throw all the sushi down the window of course!!

LOLs all around.

Grey Goose is a helluva drink.!!

29/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. M K.
I have been here a few times and hmm...my thoughts? Seriously- you'll stand in line for an hour for that view? Go to Huntley Hotel or to Bona Vista Lounge- no lines and better view!!!
So, I don't have anything against the Standard- if going to hang out there in the early evening or a weeknight. But get there on a weekend- esp. Sat night, and be prepared to wait in line FOREVER. And- pay cover!
Oooh, once you finally get in, please have your $12 for was watered down vodka + sprite.
No, thank you!!

26/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
175. David S.
This is a hot spot in L.A. night life scene.  You'll find yourself on the rooftop surrouned by high-rises in the heart of downtown L.A. sitting in a swanky bar scene.  

After about 6ish It gets hot up there, so if you brought your swimming shorts you can jump into the pool or wisk a damsel and venture into one of the many semi-private pods and get your freak on.  I've seen girls get naked in this spot.  It happens so often office workers who do a lot of OT in the surrounding bldgs invest in scopes to get a little closer.  Perhaps it's because that's the closest those old farts can get since the doorman is a bit choosy about who's in.  

Get a room for $165-2something/night and get access to the bar during your stay.

28/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Natasha S.
Slip it in.

Seriously.  That's what the room key says.

Minimal, modern furniture; sleek design; retro-kitschy toys (Mr. Bubble!), accoutrement and mini bar items; see through shower facing the comfy ubiquitous platform bed.  This place screams, "Have sex here.  Have sex now. Have sex in this ultra comfortable bed.  Have sex in the see through shower. (But don't have sex on the toilet, because that stall is super tiny.)"  I love the concept, colors, feel, style and design of this place.

Offerings of private yoga classes / in room massages.  Gym was meh and empty.  Valet parking -- a must have especially when the Rooftop calls, or rather, hollers.  Room service = pretty good (dinner & breakfast).  Location blows.  Unless you have an early a.m. meeting downtown.  Then, you're like, "Ahhhh.. The Standard."

When you check in, they give you Very Specific Instructions to the Rooftop along with your comp'd wristbands.  So PAY ATTENTION!  Rooftop bar is really nice, with pool (so don't expect to be swimming at night); super nice bartenders and bouncers; typical LA crowd.  People really like, or used to like this place.  Overheard, or told to my face:

"Yeah, so I book a room here every Thursday night JUST so I can go up to the rooftop." [uttered with complete sincerity]  
"So there are a couple of guys outside wanting to get in.  They said they're friends of Ian Schraeger."
"There's a group of 10 people outside from Dallas.  Should I let them in? ... Now?"

This is LA politics:  the getting in and the keeping out. Oh yes, and how could I forget, every half fledgling star waiting to be discovered valeting / waiting tables / bartending / providing room service.

The Standard does it all so well.  In quintessential LA style.

19/03/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
177. Gabe b.
D-bag in a scarf and a cowboy hat, pretty standard.
Beyond the d-bags, though, a rooftop oasis awaits. Sometimes you wonder why you are paying $12 a drink, but with the view from the top of this rooftop bar, it almost makes sense. The bartenders are all business and serve you a drink asap. Note: to non-famous guys and girls who may not forsee a magazine spread in their future, show up early, b/c once this place reaches capacity you are assed out. Bonus: the waterbed filled 'pods'.

01/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Justine H.
The Standard angers me.  It angers me to the point where when colleagues who are traveling to LA for work ask me for suggestions on where to stay (I'm becoming an in-house expert, thanks to heinous doc review), I turn into a Tourettes' afflicted psycho if the Standard is mentioned.  

I stayed here cuz I've been to the roof top bar a few times, enjoyed the ambiance enough and thought that any place that serves White Castle-like sliders is worth a try.  Never, never again will I trust an instinct that is based on too many bong hits.

Oh, the Standard, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways.  I stayed here for 4 long nights and 5 days.  So, I had a lot of time to contemplate the ways that I hated staying here.  

(1)--
I should have known something was up just based on the elevator that you have to take to get up to said roof top bar.  It's like it's their service elevator but they didn't want to spruce it up at all so they threw a red blanket on the walls, sprayed some revolting air "freshner" and called it trendy.

(2)--
They probably think their rooms are avant-garde (hotel owner/architect/decision maker: "No, let's put the showers in the middle of the room!  How different!  No, we don't need beds!  Let's be different and put the beds right on the floor!"), but I think they're rooms are uncomfortable and stupid.

Fine put your stupid showers in the middle of the room.  But make it a functional shower for the love of god.  Give it real walls or a sturdy curtain or SOMETHING that will permit me to take a friggin hot shower after a day of heinous doc review.  Or give me a tub.  Don't give me a pathetic attempt to be "sexy" when I'm damn sexy enough without your stupid shower in the middle of the room.

(3)--
And give me a bed.  A real bed with a real bed frame.  I don't want to reminisce about my college years by sleeping on a mattress on the floor.  That's what photo albums and reunions are for.

(4)-(9)--
And don't leave your cleaning supplies in my bathroom, especially when you didn't even clean it, give me new shampoo/conditioner during my entire stay even when asked to (the ONLY  products that are provided, btw--no soap, no lotion, no cotton balls), provide me with proper lighting to see if I still have dirt on my face after my crappy shower, or even give me a real trash can in the bathroom (instead there is a sort of champagne chiller embedded in the counter).  

(10)--
And don't taunt me with your $20 Mr. Bubble bubble bath displayed at the mini-bar.  You, the Standard, are an asshole.  If you try real hard, even you could figure out that there is no tub in the room.  WTF am I going to do with Mr. Bubble?!

(11)--
God, and the gym.  It may be the worst of all.  The only good thing is that the water cooler actually functions and the art is kinda funny, even if the humor is "standard" (no pun really was intended).  Sure, pics of Wonder Woman is funny, but probably only for my generation and really only the first time I use your pathetic, shabby gym.  Sad machines.  Incomplete free weights.  And the red decor is a bit much.  It gave me a headache and negated the endorphins that working out usually provides.  But thanks for trying.

(12)--
On the night that I arrived, my flight was late and I just wanted some grub and a night's sleep before I had to head into the trenches.  I looked at the menu and was SO stoked to see salad nicoise.  I was excited: I got in my pjs, waited and then room service arrived...and...there was canned tuna on my salad.  It's not that I've never seen nor eaten canned tuna on a salad nicoise.  But, seriously? the Standard didn't have higher standards than Chicken of the Sea?  Not even for $17 (not to mention all the other room service charges) could you find some ahi?  And my opinion of the Standard's room service only got worse when I realized that I had to use it just to have a cup of tea in the morning...because, big surprise, the Standard didn't supply its guests with a coffee machine in the room (nor do they provide an iron or a hair dryer unless you ask and beg).

(13)-(20 million)--
I could go on and on about how much this place sucks.  1 star is being kind.  But, as you can read for yourself, this review is not.

18/02/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
179. D P.
Horrible customer service. Very rude people at the front desk, constantly making mistakes. My room went uncleaned one day while staying there four nights in a row. Nice hotel, very trendy, but will never stay there again

09/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
180. Julie G.
This is the most pretentious, obnoxious place I think I've ever been to. It's completely overpriced, there is a $20 cover to get to the roof bar on weekends, and it's hard to make eye contact with anyone because their noses are so high in the air.

That said, if you are baked out of your mind and looking for a really tasty grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato with some yummy crispy salty fries on the side and you happen to be downtown anyway, this is the place.

24/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
181. D M.
Hmmmm, so many mixed reviews. Service is shit, I would give them 1 star in this arena. Late night front desk guy had a stick up his ass. Thought he was too cool to give good service. KInda like "Look man , I am just doing this until my career in comedy goes big, hold on while I go do a line of blow and then come back with a bigger chip on my shoulder." First impressions are a bitch, so sorry standard, I would have left if it were not for the fact that I was tired and it was my bachelor party.

Rooms, kinda Ikea meets miami, minimalist, not enough chairs, 1991 Sanyo 38 inch TV is kinda funny. Beds are really comfortable. Bathroom. kinda partition board ikea, meets mid open space. Not impressed.

Mini bar was good.

Front desk, concierge and bell service is non existant. Phone system is whack.

Cafe. Food and drink were decent for brunch.  Decent looking people. Bloody Marys were almost perfect. Service a little slow. A little pricey for what you get.  PIzza sucked. think chef boyardi meets boboli.

The pool had T-minus zero women during the day, minus the 4 pregnant women. Sausage fest to say the least. Day time this seemed like a cool place to hang out with group of friends , not a great place to meet people. Maybe it was just a bad day. Pool again was weak.

Roof deck at night is a good scene. Although I was a hotel guest and had to basically beg for my 6 non hotel guests to get up with 20 minutesleft before last call.

Now you may ask, why am I giving this place a 3 after all this shit talking. Because from 1:20am until 6am, I have never seen a hotel party like this before. Problably 30-50 room parties going off. Debauchery everywhere, reminded me of spring break in mexico. It was really really fun. Even surfing the elevators was fun as people trolled the hotel trying to find a place to party. I have never seen anything like this before and if the rest of the hotel experience had been good, I would have given this place a 5.

However as a good friend of mine told me, "You don't stay at the Standard for the rooms, the service, or the food. You go to the Standard for the roofdeck and to party your ass off." FYI, great place for a bachelor party, although leave your bullhorns in your hotel rooms, they get a bit irritated when you blast it on the roofdeck.

08/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
182. Ruth K.
Fast checkout and hip rooms. I was kinda grossed out by the dried ketchup on the carpet...at least i hope it was.

03/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
183. Joey L.
FAQ

Q: I'm a native, I don't need to stay here, where can I drink?
A: There's a lounge/bar downstairs and the rooftop bar. Forget trying to make your way up there on the weekend. It's overrated. But go there on a weeknight and it's quiet and gorgeous.

Q: Wait, *how* much for a drink?
A: Yah, bring a bucket of money but just figure that you're paying for an incredible view of Downtown LA.

Q: Woah. I've never seen LA like this. It's nice.
A: They're really trying to revitalize the downtown area. A lot of cool lofts there and a lot of cool little bars. But, get this, downtown will go nowhere without a major grocery store. I hear they're working it, though.

FYI ... Get a mixed drink and it's TINY. The Roosevelt will get you a bigger drink at the same expensive price. But at least it's bigger. Might as well get some bang for your buck and get an AMF. Love that rooftop. Nice chill music from the DJ too. Don't get vertigo.

18/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
184. Vivian W.
Eh.  This hotel is just ok.   Rooms are a little too weird....seems like they are trying too hard to be cool/different.    

Rooftop bar is nice with the pool and cool seating...it would be fun with a group of friends.  However, my stay there was pretty forgettable.

26/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
185. Micaela L.
The Standard is a great place to stay if you need to be downtown.  I was in LA on business, and had to be sort of close to the convention center, so I opted to stay at this location rather than the one in West Hollywood.  It was a perfectly pleasant experience.  The sexy shtick wears a bit thin after a while (door cards that say "slip it in", etc.) but overall it's a good, reliable place to stay.  The in-room shower has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, so be aware of that in case you're planning to stay with a friend!

01/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Halle T.
Very fun hotel.  I stayed here with my girlfriend Lauren, and we were shocked that the bathroom walls were glass and that the shower is completely visible from the rest of the room.  Fine for friends.  Great for boyfriends.  Awkward for families.  

If nothing else, the rooftop bar and pool are incredibly fun and worth the stay.

24/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
187. Caleb B.
Two words best describe how to maximize your experience at The Standard -- THE.  ROOF.

The bar on the twelfth floor offers an experience like you will not find anywhere else.  Great music.  Funky mod furniture.  Astro turf.  Great cocktails.  Attractive people.  A pool.  Pods.  Foosball.  I find it the ultimate adult playground -- especially on Sunday afternoons.

It's an especially place to be while sun is setting as the horizon darkens and the immediate buildings go a flicker with their night lights.

One of my favorite places in the world :)

_C$

26/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
188. Not H.
5 Stars!
Very very happy with my stay here...

***More to be written later

28/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Robert T.
I stayed in the hotel on Saturday and was told that I couldn't use the hotel pool on Sunday because of a "private" party.  The "private" party of course was some promoter inviting 500 of his closest people that signed up on the internet and paid 20 dollars.

To make matters worse, the hotel staff had the worst attitude, from the waitresses all the way down to the front desk.  After complaining that we planned our stay assuming we could use their hyped pool, the front desk basically told us to pound sand.  A hotel just shouldn't treat their hotel guests like that so they can make a little extra cash from non-guests.  Standard operating procedure maybe, but I won't be back.  I don't care how nice the view is.

25/06/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
190. Christina Y.
This is a review of the hotel's restaurant next to the lobby, with the outdoor patio and yellow umbrellas.

I've been here twice for lunches and gotten the beet salad both times.  Pink beets, French beans, Humboldt Fog (or is it Farm?) goat cheese, and orange "segmants" (yes, the menu is misspelled haha).  It has a light vinaigrette dressing as well.  It's delicious and pretty filling, especially if you have it with a side of FRIES like I did HAHA!!  The fries are really good (a nice amount of salt), and the condiments come in these mini retro squeeze bottles.  Very cute.

I tried the yogurt panna cotta for dessert, which was great.  It's like a lighter version of regular panna cotta, but with a very similar texture and taste.  Surrounded by lovely berries.

Good iced tea, and pretty good service, though the waiter messed up the dessert order for one of my dining companions.  It's really nice to sit out on the patio during lunch.  Kind of hot but it's a great ambiance.

07/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
191. geoff l.
In my first year in LA this was probably my most visited night spot in town, if for no other reason than it being across the street from my danky (sp? not swanky) downtown apartment.  I think that to people who don't live and work downtown, this Standard is probably intensely novel; I mean where else in LA can you drink and look at tall buildings?  Well to answer my own question now you can across the street at Elevate, but that's a separate story, and hopefully one that motivates the Standard to make itself better.  

For the year I spent living across the street I was probably here twice a week, and the only thing that was consistent was its friendly door people and unfriendly bartenders.  I think that now that it's not so new anymore, it doesn't attract the consistent crowds that it did when it was younger (I hear, since that was before my time).  There are almost always the older dudes in suits that, at 11pm, look kind of like they went home to put a suit on and then came out, in an effort to look like they work late downtown.  The crowd is altogether impossible to stereotype; it's hollywood/downtown/hipster/tourist/fake-lawyer all at once.  I think the only consistent scene here is the bikini one that shows up Sunday afternoons.  

The Standard would do good by updating its tacky and faded furniture (except the water beds, the water beds can stay) and by getting over their self-imposed exclusivity.  As my friends and I got to know the people at the door, there were several occasions when we'd pass through the packed lobby to get upstairs to a vacant rooftop.  No it did not make me feel special, it made me want to go downstairs.  

My two favorite features: shared bathroom sinks and the 24-hour restaurant (albeit a mediocre one).

30/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
192. Vivan K.
Get to the hotel carrying about 4 bags and asked if someone can help me with my bags.  Valet guy says we can't do that.  We only have 2 valet guys, so I have no choice but to take it up myself.  Parking says $15.  By the time I leave the next morning it's $28 overnight parking.  The hotel decor is standard hence the name. The bed is comfortable and room is decent So 1 star for that.  

Go to the front desk and ask if I could leave my room key for someone that will be coming later and they were not even pleasant.  

Service is NEGATIVE STARS! Was there even SERVICE? Is this a SELF-SERVICE hotel?

People do not stay in a hotel to be granted HORRIBLE service.  I would NEVER stay here again.

END OF STORY.

06/05/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
193. N S.
This place is aweful, cheap and over rated. The carpet is dirty, couches have stains all over them. The pool is a joke, as there are "plastic" wavy benches you're supposed to lay on. When we asked for towels, as there were non up there, a staff member told us to go call house keeping and ask for one. And...what is your job excatly?

Rooms are smelly, PLAIN and decorated in IKEA. Roof top bar is filled with douche bags. Avoid if you can!

19/01/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
194. Evan G.
I *heart* The Standard.  This is the *real* Standard, btw, not the wannabe place over on Sunset.  

Love the rooms (and their sassy glass-wall-facing-the-bed showers), love the wallpaper in the rooms, love the barber shop on the first level (and the barber ain't bad, either), love the elevators, love the red guest room doors, love the crazy sofa/bed/chairs in the lounge, love the little signage figures who do everything from poo to have 3-somes (check out the room's "intimacy kit"), and also like the tasty (if a bit slow) room service (they have fresh carrot juice - c'mon!).  The young hipster staff is genuinely friendly come Sunday morning even though you know they had their Saturday night binge, too.  

The valets could use a little help, and the rooftop bar is more of a "scene" than it is truly enjoyable, but even then it's still a teensy bit FUN, just from a people-watching perspective.  All in all, The Standard is the place for me to stay in LA, whether I'm there for business or for fun.  Oh, and the hotel restaurant is open 24-7, so you can strap on the ol' feedbag even if you don't roll in until 5 a.m.

Note:  If you stay there, you get earlier rooftop bar access than everyone who's not.

27/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
195. Patrick N.
I've stayed in some swank places (Loews in Philadelphia, The W on Lexington, The Georgian, Bel Air), but this place doesn't do it for me. It's a once in a lifetime experience as in, "I'll stay here once, but never again."

The pros:

The rooftop bar. The rooftop bar. Room service before you go to the rooftop bar. The decor. The rooftop bar.

The food was pretty good, and for what they were charging for it, it should have have been better. The rooftop bar is a scene because it has one of the best views in Los Angeles, and this is one of the few places west of New York where you can EXPECT to pay $11 for a beer.

The cons:

How about spending some of that money you are spending on the exterior on the rooms? You know how there's this edge between cool and ikea? This place is definitely the Ikea, as in, "I just went through four years of college, and there a bunch of chips in my furniture as I move into my first apartment with my shitty job" Ikea. The bathtub in the middle of the room was pretty cool, but the room was completely WHITE. As in HOSPITAL WHITE.

The crowd. As cool as the bar is, the crowd sucks. Bunch of posers that could be compared to the bridge and tunnel crowd.

23/12/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
196. David B.
Went here twice, and wasn't all that impressed.  First time I came with some co-workers with supposed hookups, and that ended badly.  Apparently the only mealticket up the escalator to the pool party bar upstairs was a set of silicone Ds and Barbie blond hair.  Sadly, my group fit none of those criteria, so we were reduced to playing pool and sipping drinks in their lobby.  The decor style was minimalist and modern.  Solid reds or whites on large 4x4 blocks of cushion, a few similar couches and this rad glowing column that changed colors.  We were kept waiting a good hour and unless you fit the cookie-cutter profile, you were promptly turned away.

My second time out, my group (sans Paris Hilton) made it up and the view up top was pretty decent.  There was a pool lined with tanning chairs and a couple egg-shaped pods for those with spaceship fetishes.  Also, I was told that on some nights, movies are projected onto an adjacent high-rise for all to see, but I haven't experienced it myself.  (anyone wanna confirm?)  The couches up top were much of the same from the lobby, squared, minimalist and modern.  Drinks tasted ok and were pricey.  Parking was a few bucks underground too.

Would I come back?  It really wasn't all that.  Not unless someone dragged me out there again.

06/01/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
197. Certified L.
SOO first thing first ..THE DJ IS WACKKK WACKK WACKK!! i had to go around the coner to elevete (which i HIGHLY recommend for a good time).. so i book a room at standard at a good price threw travel zoo.. The best part about me staying here was  the staff ! she was sooo nice. She gave me a complimentary upgrade.. i booked an xtra large room but end up getting a gigantic room :) because i needed a smoking room ... but theywere coo with me having friends , and we were in and out alot. The room was Nice of course.. but HONESTLY i've seen Better.. but it was still nice. So me and about 8 friends of mines went up to the rooftop.. OMG the rooftop is SICK ass fuck !! VERY NICE.. love the view and the water beds..LOVE THE POOL.. HATE THE DJ !! i went on a Friday too and he freaking wack .. even the asain guy next too me was like can he play too short Lol. I ask the WERIDO DJ to play a song like 3x and he didnt... EVEN the bouncer ask and he NEVER did it :| This place is NOT a place TO PARTY! if you just want to CHILL then i guess.. other then that.. i SEEN and Had better... EVERYTHING was fine up intill THE WACK DJ !! i do recommend going here to stay maybe but dj suck soo bad.. you dont even care about the view...

05/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
198. Nick C.
Gross.

As a place to party, this hotel is pretty good. If you need a place to actually sleep comfortably then do not stay here.

When you sleep in a Standard hotel room, you are sleeping with everyone who has ever slept in the room. The layer of grime and funk on everything indicates they aren't cleaned frequently. Whether or not you like the decor, just imagine all the absolutely nasty things that have occured in the rooms.

13/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
199. Tami R.
Went for a party a while back, it was fun, but this past week I went for the summer pool party.... who goes to a pool party and doesn't bring their swim suit people!?! The water is heated for gods sake!

I had a great time and I love the idea of dancing to trance music in the middle of a Sunday afternoon, it reminds me of Miami.

Oh and the bouncer takes credit card for cover, which was super great b/c I never carry cash.

04/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
200. Crystal L.
The Standard kind of makes me laugh when I think of the "door guy" that let's me into my hotel. Upon entering the lobby, i notice that its nice, quirky, impressive, and small. The staff is pretty friendly.

The rooms are small, and even though they are decorated in a minimalistic retro style, you can still tell that this building is old and outdated.

The showers are a bare all no door situation so its really only ideal for couples.

The perk is that the rooftop bar is a destination spot for many party goers so if you are looking for a nice scene, just head upstairs.

Your only option for parking at The Standard is to Valet, and it usually takes about 15 minutes to get the cars.

07/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
201. Skyler W.
Roof bar is nice when you don't have to pay the cover. Swimming with sharks used to fun. Gets pretty crowded. Interesting view of downtown.

15/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
202. Sarah B.
The trick to the Standard is to show up during the work-week. On the weekends there's a line, often a cover charge, and an abundance of aloof d-bags. Let's be real: You don't want none of that.

But on say, a Wednesday, this is the ideal place to take your star-crazed cousin from Omaha. Its retro-future decor and downtown rooftop setting make for a fun evening out. There's a pool, dance floor, and private "pods," which are actually vibrating waterbeds (eh?). A little overpriced, but hey, it's L.A. If you didn't want to spend $14 on that mojito, you should probably move back to Nebraska.

22/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
203. Kathryn G.
Like most things populated by faux-hipsters in LA - it's all hype, no substance.

I agree with the reviewer that compared the hotel rooms to an Ikea showroom circa 1998.  I understand the hotel is trying to aspire to be minimalist (and I do appreciate the clean lines in the room) - but when I go to a hotel with Standard-room rates, I prefer not to get flashbacks to freshman year parties in dorm rooms.  Some more color would have helped, too.  The lone orange line on one-quarter of a single wall and the curtain did nothing to alleviate the sterile-feeling one gets when in a completely white room.  

I did like the glass wall separating the shower from the rest of the room, though.  But who doesn't like to explore their voyeuristic tendencies.  

The Standard seems to focus all its energy on being 'the spot' to be at in LA, and treats its hotel rooms as an afterthought.  

Biggest disappointment - we didn't make it up to the rooftop bar (it was closed for a private event).

06/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
204. Jay S.
Making a bid, rather late in the game, to be the better of the two Standards.

Not a damn thing to dislike about this place, except for the fact that downtown's growing popularity as a nightlife destination is making it harder and harder to get coked up and chase hookers down the street in peace.

11/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
205. Pat T.
Excellent one wants a fancy bar to spend their nights at. Good food, decent music, love the pool. Deffo a place to go at least one Friday night.

20/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
206. Jill C.
We visited a friend who was having a party in the Standard, so while we didn't stay here, our brief visit to his suite was enough to discern this is a run-down hotel with a cheap veneer of style.

I love modern hotels, by the way. But it just pained me to know how much cash this guy probably dropped on his corner suite, when the decor was peeling and the front desk wasn't helpful in sending glasses upstairs. Not worth it.

The rooftop bar was iffy. I'll review that separately. Fun if you've never been to LA. Not fun if you don't like standing in line and trying to play the "I'm cool enough to be let in" game.

After we got cold upstairs on the roof, we tried to order at the bar downstairs and were completely ignored. Since we love our booze strong, simple and rightnow, we knew we were in the wrong place and took off.

04/03/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
207. Jackie D.
After having walked around The Standard hundreds of times, I finally got the chance to go in and get the full experience. The lobby is really swanky and retro, definitely a cool vibe. However, it doesn't quite fit into the DTLA scene...but maybe that's a good thing? Went up to the rooftop bar on a Tuesday to a pretty decent sized crowd. Ordered a Maker's Mark Old Fashioned and was disappointed...the drink was so saccharine and just tasted like grenadine with a splash of whiskey. Sure, I'm a girl, but does that mean I need to mask all alcohol to properly enjoy a drink? Definitely not! Friends ordered their margarita, Long Island iced tea and their salty dog martini...the martini was probably the best of the four drinks, but even then it wasn't too impressive. The whole rooftop scene is really fun though, and if they had a better bar then I would make it a regular spot for me. Since there are so many other amazing bars in the area though (Library Bar is literally on the next corner...), I'll probably pass on The Standard until that shift happens..

10/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
208. Zedar B.
The valet was so incredibly time consuming and rude that I will not return.

26/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
209. Matthew M.
I wouldn't call this a comfort zone, but it's a fun, laid back, reasonably priced hotel downtown.  The rooms are a novelty, no question about it.  But novelties are... well, I guess you would say, novel.  It's nice to look at; some rooms more than others.  My quarters had the tub in the middle of the room with a mirror so you are forced to watch yourself shower.  That's modern, isn't it?  The thing is, despite all the self-conscious retro whatever chic-ness (like tubs in the middle of the room with mirrors so you watch yourself shower), it's still actually pretty cool.  The rooftop bar is great.  

Just don't check-in expecting to get any work done.

12/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
210. Shelby K.
I've stayed at the Standard multiple times for work purposes, and despite the business I've given them (i.e. always booking a penthouse suite for 10 days at a time, at least 3 times a year...) they can barely muster up the energy to return a phone call.  I've had to go back and forth a ridiculous amount of times to ensure a reservation, they've lost packages, and just don't seem to take the interest in keeping their steady customers happy.

However, its always clean, the room service people are great, valets are cute and nice and helpful and lets be honest, the Standard prices can't be beat.

I wish they offered more spa services - like facials, manicures, pedicures, etc.  And I could do without the cheesefest roof parties that seem to draw out every coke-dealer and his busted girlfriend from within a 30 mile radius, but I guess L.A. wouldn't be L.A. without that element.

01/10/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
211. Ms. Edna T.
negative 5 stars for parking:
$15 for self park? daaayam jigga!
for that amount of $, can someone please clean the parking lot? smells like piss walking up those stairs! yuck.

3 stars for the rest of the hotel (not including the rooms + restaurant):
- didn't go to the rooftop tonight (which is realllly nice btw)
- instead, celebrated a b-day party in one of the private rooms
- bathrooms: clean, BUT they don't have the toilet seat covers! what theee! ok, i subtracted another star just for that.

08/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
212. Hana G.
A great time w/ the BF makes up for the HORRIBLE service. Room service for brunch was pretty good though.

23/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Cliff S.
i stayed here last week on V day. the rooms were unique, cute and modern. service was great and quick. checking out was a breeze. get bored in your room? cruise up to the rooftop bar and have a few drinks. i'd definitely stay here again.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. rosie l.
114 reviews, do we really need another one??  
um.. YES.
so, $800+ a night, 12th floor "wow" room.  710sq ft of  YUCK.

the carpets were dingy,  the sheets on the bed looked government issued, and i've never seen a worse color combination for a room.  orange, yellow and gray??  WTF?

the only thing nice about the room was the excessively large bathtub - about as big as a full size bed.  (or not)  but they paired it with an equally large black foam foot.  right in the center of the bathroom.  ....huh??

.. although.. you may find the condom packaging rather comical.  (see pics) the shot is blurred, but you'll get the picture.

22/09/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
215. Laura C.
This place is so funky, and retro its really hard not to have a good time especially when with a good group of your favorite buddies, who will get hammered and roll around in the waterbed pod type things and find it as amusing as you do....

The rooms are perfect for what you need, fun to get ready in, (do i have to mention the glass wall shower overlooking the bedroom... dont worry if your their with your girlfriends theres a shower curtain to hide your modesty).

You reall dont have to go far from this hotel, the roof top has an amazing view, good bar food, and a great fun vibe... plus if your staying at the hotel you dont have to wait in the que that goes around the block on a friday or saturday night, you can just scoot up the stairs and get in for free...

03/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
216. Brian M.
Cool, chic, Kimpton feeling hotel - reminds me of the Royalton in NYC in a variety of ways.  Rooftop pool and bar area are incredible - great place to hang after a day of work or before a night of clubbing.  You are in the heart of downtown - enjoy it!

31/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
217. Mimi T.
A decent place to hang your hat if you must stay in downtown. The smaller rooms have a see through glass encased show all shower....so only room with people you are comfy showering infront of..otherwise, opt for the larger rooms.
The rooftop bar is cool and always filled with people. The cafe downstairs offers pretty good food and very chill atmophere...

26/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. danielle d.
I stayed at the standard about a month back and have stayed multiple times before. If you're looking for a trendy, fun hotel, then the standard is the place for you. It's also a good distance to many great restaurants and bars, which is ideal for me. I would say one of my favorite aspects is the rooftop pool, which is so much fun on a warm day!

What makes me give the standard a 5-star, if their customer service. After a bill discrepancy, the customer service rep. worked back and forth with me to try to get everything figured out. In the end everything worked out great and I'm excited to stay at the standard again!

02/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
219. Armani B.
My friend and I went here today for a late brunch.  I had the Baked Eggs Florentine and a Bloody Mary.  She had the BALT (Bacon Avocado Lettuce Tomato), OJ, and a Latte.  It was not busy when we went (only two other tables), so the service was quick.  My bloody mary was pretty decent and the juice there is fresh squeezed and very delicious.  We sat on the terrace (I don't think I could ever eat inside with the bright yellow decor), but everything was pretty good.  A good place for a casual weekend lunch.

05/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
220. theo n.
Do not go upstairs,
Go, pass the escalators,
And next to the toilet is: a color photo booth.

Smile!

17/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
221. Cynthia J.
My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend, and we really enjoyed ourselves, the rooms were so nice, and we got free passes to the rooftop club! Ryan checked us into our room, he was so helpful, and made our stay even more enjoyable, he was the best, I definitely will be back :)

07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
222. Erin O.
This review is about the hotel itself.  It's not 5 star quality, really it's 3.5 stars because the place was missing key things, like glasses in the bathroom, but read on.

This place isn't the Ritz, by any stretch, but it's hip, fun, and tongue-in-cheek, which is just what you need when you're on a business trip sometimes.  Yes, they're known for the rooftop bar, but I'll let others review that.  I'm talking about the rooms, the room service, etc.

Simple color palate, and it's high end no-frills. What does that mean?  Prompt service, with LA attitude, but room service is served on a baking tray. The food was excellent, the best in room order the night before breakfast I've ever had. The bacon that was perfect, and salad as an option instead of potatoes!  Genius!  The beds don't seem comfortable, but I was out like a light and felt fine the next morning.  Super minimalist look, with crazy wavy lines of grey and yellow on the walls that had the pattern flow through the curtains and the lamp as well.  Free internet access is always a big plus.  The bathroom was...interesting, with a giant shower with glass that allows you to be viewed by the rest of your hotel room if you want, but also then allows you to watch TV while taking your shower.  

The design elements of the room rocked.  With Hello my name is add-ons everywhere, and little stick man stickers and signs to show you what to do with your trashcan or toilet paper, well, it keeps life interesting.  The other thing I found lovely was that I could walk in after a serious drinking bender, and no one thought this was an unusual occurance, and no one looked at my strangely as I staggered up to my room.

12/11/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
223. Marco F.
Went to a company party on the rook top. The Hotel has a rather cheesy elitism to it. It appears hanging out at Hotel Lounges is very popular in California so there was blend of young adults and wanting to get into the business actors and actresses. If you are in LA for business close to downtown this is the place to stay but if its for vacation be warned it is rather plastic in all aspects.

18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
224. Bobby J.
I'll start with the positives...There is a building at the address, and there are beds in the rooms (kind of.)

This place is so overrated and awful.  Don't bother.  It used to be cool and fun but I think the ownership changed and it's gone down quickly.  You're better off staying in a private room at a hostel (and I'm not one to stay in a hostel.)

The Standard is trendy BS.  Upon arrival, the valet told me that he could NOT help me with my bags.  Huh???  (Which alternate universe am I in where I pay a premium room rate and literally trip over myself carrying all my crap to the room???  No cart, no bellhop...nothing.)

Then when I finally struggled my way to the front desk with my bags, the bored cool-guy acted like I was bothering him by checking in.  I was really looking forward to staying at the Standard but they let me down big-time.

I tried to find a new room the next day so I wouldn't have to stay there any longer, but unfortunately everything else was sold-out.  So I went to the front desk the next day to extend my room for a couple more nights...You'd swear I asked this guy to smother his entire family to death with a pillow.  "Boy are you a pain in the ass" was the sense that I got.  (And I was not being difficult at all.)  While this was happening, the 2nd clerk at the front desk said to the clerk "helping me:"  "I'm soooooo bored."  Hey moron...go practice your monologue for your audition.

Basically the place is "so cool" that you're interrupting the staff's coolness by patronizing the hotel.

The bed is 8 inches off the floor.  I feel like I'm in college, drunk, crashing at a friend's place, crossed with a hostel.  The shower has a clear glass enclosure, so only share a room if you're comfortable bathing in front of the other person.

My advise...Stick to a real hotel with real service.

The 2 restaurant staff I dealt with were cool and the bartender gave good restaurant suggestions (not the Standard restaurant oddly enough), but other than that, the staff is really poor.  The restaurant is so dark that the poor bus-boy poured 1/2 the water in my glass and 1/2 on the table, not even seeing he was missing the glass.

Verdict...Skip this.  You'll thank me later.

30/06/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
225. Diego P.
Came here for dinner with friends and originally had high expectations. Started off with tuna and mango dish. It was delightful however the menu doesnt have many options. I would of tried new things on the menu but what killed the moment was the poor service. Service  wasnt at par as the name and reputation of the brand, really you would expect to be fully equiped with knife forks..Waahh. Not enough refills too with that said I had to finish up lightly and finish down the street in wolf-puck... la live.

08/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
226. amanda j.
this is my first trip to a Standard Hotel. I was here for a wedding and we had a room block here. I was excited to check out a cool hotel in Downtown LA.

The check in and the general room was good. There was an odd glass shower that allows you to see right into the shower and the entire bath, a little quirky.

Our trip turned into a nightmare when the roof top bar closed at 2 am. Our neighbors proceeded to party all night. We had to call security three times and by 4 am we had had it. We knocked on the door and got them to shut up. it was awful. the hords of people in the lobby to go to the roof top bar reminded me a concert line.

We got our room moved and upgraded by the front desk (thank you Christina). We LOVED the wow room and the huge tub. HOWEVER, we had another late night experience on this floor with some girls doing cartwheels and yelling.  We told them to be quiet and then we got security called on us... We had to call security again at 3 am to stop a party that was happening above us.

We love a party but when it's time to sleep, it's time to sleep.

The reviews on Yelp are right, this is a 1 star sleeping experience. It's too bad because the restaurant, the roof top and a lot of the staff seem very cool.

I would not stay here ever again and if you are a busy professional type that likes to go to sleep when the bar closes, this is NOT the place for you. I will continue to stick to the W Hotel chain. More professional.

12/07/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
227. Angie S.
Oh Concrete Jungle, how I love you so.

To dine amongst the skyscrapers in the good ol' DT...

The patio at the Standard is a great place to have lunch out under the sun. It's shielded far enough away from the street that you don't have to breathe in bus fumes or fight away bums. I recommend the burger or the club sandwich. A little pricey, but well worth the atmosphere.

03/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
228. Cait B.
A DJ in the lobby, clean, modern and funky.  We stayed here last weekend and I absolutely loved it.  The first thing I noticed when I walked into the room was the large Japanese tub in the middle of the room.  The mini bar had Mr. Bubble and Orangina...style points!  The staff were very friendly and had outfits on that reminded me of Business Barbie.  You are also within walking distance of the Library and Takami...nothing beats that.  The rooftop bar is reviewed separately.

02/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
229. Susana M.
I spent last night at the "Huge" room at the Standard in downtown LA... My boyfriend and I had a party to go to at the same hotel so we decided to stay the night, it's more comfortable that way.
So....where do I start?
The room was amazing! This hotel is design for couples and it totally shows, our bath tub was in the middle of the room....the bed was comfortable and really big....I think the only complaint I can think of was my pillow, I spent all night awake, I couldn't sleep with those pillows!
The restaurant downstairs is very yellow, I think it's cute but....the waitresses are in desperate need of uniforms, our waitress was wearing less clothes than a hooters girl!
I read somewhere about the men that work at this hotel and I agree, they are all extremely attractive but completely out of reach if you know what I mean. Very good looking people though.
The roof top was amazing, I will definitely come back.
The overall experience was great, besides the fact that I didn't sleep a wink, and if I have the opportunity to stay again, I will without even thinking about it twice

17/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
230. Tia H.
If you think you are somebody, but you're really not - you should stay here. This is absolutely a hive for people like you. Twelve floors of pretentious people who enjoy repeatedly touching themselves - pretty much because no body else will... here are some of the highlights you have to look forward to...

1. Upon pulling up to the valet you will be greeted by some of LA's finest people who park cars for a living. They will probably be rude and definitely question if you are meant to be valeting with them. Clearly unless your car is an European import, you may not be welcomed by them, and they certainly will not be welcoming of the $2 tip which these people are totally not worthy of.

2. You will check in, with your confirmation number (as printed on your email) and your reservation will not be in their system. Despite your confirmation email, prepayment, and prepared hard copy - they will somehow be either unable to spell your four letter name, or unable to in fact locate your booking.

3. After a minor delay, potentially 15 minutes, your booking will be located.

4. Proceed to the elevator and proceed to your suite. Upon opening of the elevator doors you will be greeted with the pleasant aroma's of a mixture of dried vomit, and bong smoke.

5. Enjoy your suite, over priced, but expansive none the less. Don't worry about the desperate need of a facelift. This kind of decor is popular amongst the "wanna be" community.

6. Please enjoy the breakfast on the ground floor. "The Restaurant". The menu options are limited, however within the hour you should see your server, and you may even have a drink. By the 90 minute mark you may have some food. You're not in a rush anyway, and you certainly have nothing better to do - despite the fact you could have flown to Seattle in this time and probably finished your breakfast by then anyways.

7. Interested in some evening activities? Try the roof top bar! If you are lucky enough to be there on a weekend you will probably only have to wait 40 minutes to be told by the bar tender "don't even talk to me". You may get a drink, but let's face it, who is thirsty on a Saturday night anyways?

8. Question the length of time in which your service takes and you will need to kindly make yourself available for several profanities which the bar tender will pleasantly throw your way. Who needs to conduct a civil conversation anyway?

9. If your bar tab is over $200 you will be auto charged a gratuity. Try and question this, and the manager "T" will kindly inform you of how many years service his bar tenders have put in - and clearly despite your current state of soberness you are clearly wrong - and whatever you say clearly isn't worth listening to anyways.

10. Proceed to document your thoughts on Trip Advisor - on the Standard's free (yet painfully slow) wireless internet service wishing that your holiday could somehow be cut short - and you could return to your pleasant life as far away as possible from these Neanderthals.

15/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
231. D K.
A great party hotel with the best staff I've ever encountered.  We were a large group of friends, staying in adjoining rooms, and any request or question we had was met with total professionalism and helpful advice.  When the rooftop was closed for a film shoot, the adorable and really nice girls at the front desk called around to find the least crowded and nicest pool at a neighboring hotel.  

Our rooms were great, but we did have some big laughs about the glass-walled toilet being fully visible to the entire room.

The restaurant on site is just OK and the prices are inflated.  But, the room service menu was more reasonable than we'd expected and there are a ton of other places to eat within a few blocks of the hotel.

I'd stay here again anytime.

04/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
232. Wei H.
If you wanna impress someone in downtown LA area, look no further than Standard hotel. From the modern waterfall entrance to sleek pool table at the lobby area, this is the ultimate chic destination.

The room is spacious, with trendy wall design, CD/radio player, completed with the stunning glass shower. Better to work out these abs to show off to your date!! jk..

I been staying in Standard hotels for years, ( including the one on Hollywood)  and I notice the big inflation in pricing.  I used to be able to book the Medium room for 145$ per night compared to 245$ now!! WTH!!

Taken away 1 star for the ridiculous price inflation!

18/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
233. Kokoro I.
The review is for the cafe on the first floor and the upkeep of the hotel only.

The cafe is over priced, full of wannabe Hollywood attitude people, service sucks, the menu sucks, the only good thing about it was that it is open 24 hrs, and we got to park for free next door for whatever reason.

This is where I have to doubt my beloved Michelin guide: why is Standard even on that respectful majesty guide? ok, in the women's restroom, one stall was full of blood. BLOOD! and there was a guy cleaning right there. did you miss the blood old man?

I don't appreciate the artwork at all. It makes this place some wannabe high class get-your-freak-on hotel. and i think that's what it is.

How can a supposedly respectful hotel not keep the bathroom "bloodless" in 3 in the morning man? nobody was there! ooh, I forgot there was blood on the floor too!

I will never go back there or stay there! NASTY!!!!!

29/01/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
234. Thomas M.
Stayed here for an anniversary. Had a nice romantic bath in the large soaking tub which myself and my bf fit in.

Bed was VERY comfortable and our view was great.

Upon check out, the woman behind the counter was having obvious problems with the customers she was helping. being next in line, I walked up to the desk when these people left, to which she held up her hand and rudely said "YOU HAVE TO WAIT, I HAVE SOMETHING TO DO HERE!". I was actually shocked that she addressed me so rudely, but I said nothing. Went to sit back down on the seats for waiting until she gave me a nod, which I assumed meant that she was ready.

She acted like nothing happened. Like I was a new person she'd never seen before, with her fake smile and warm voice.

I explained to her that it was very rude the way she put her hand up in my face, and addressed me the way that she did. She immediately started to deny it, and explain why she was rude, but I simply said "no, you put your hand in my face, and that is unacceptable."

She knew she was wrong, she apologized and ended up taking off the taxes from our room, which made a very big difference on the price.

I felt bad for saying anything at all, because those other customers WERE giving her a hard time. I apologized as well, because I hate confrontations.

despite the front desk situation, I loved my stay at the Standard and will definitely go back!

18/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
235. Lauren R.
Very inexpensive fun place gorgeous rooms and excellent food

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. George B.
i had brunch here with a friend the sunday afternoon of the LA Marathon.  I had their omlette and watermelon juice.  I believe it was freshly squeezed from a real watermelon!  pretty impressive.  Their omlette was great as well.

our waitress was very very kind and efficient.

13/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
237. Claudia C.
This hotel might have been cool and innovative 10 years ago but it looks like they have been resting on their laurels too long. The daily room cleaning service was spotty, the front desk staff greets the hotel guests with what can only be described as an arctic chill. The rooms themselves look and smell dated, the couches look as if they have been in one too many parties.

The only bright spot was the roof top bar, the design of this outdoor space still feels as fresh as when it first opened.

With so many new boutique hotels to choose from in LA, I can't see why anyone who'd stay here would ever return.

18/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
238. Cash H.
very rude waitress... the manager had to come to try & appease us for the poor service. too bad- seems like a fly spot. won't be back.

14/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
239. Gyu K.
Jesus!  When did the standard become so ghetto?  However, if you get twisted enough who gives a F--K?  Right:)

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
240. Jack G.
I have only 'snapped' twice in my whole life - the first time was back in 2001 when I misplaced a $5K winning lottery ticket, the second time was at The Standard Downtown. Lettuce begin:

Like a bad trip to a 1998 Ikea showroom, this hotel's "modern" interior lacks that warm comfortable feeling we long for after a five hour roadtrip. Instead we are presented with an empty, gray, Alcatraz-Esq prison complete with staff as plastic as the poolside chairs. From the moment I arrived to the moment I departed I felt nothing but cold hard attitude.

Upon leaving the rooftop bar to retrieve a sweater from my room I return to be denied access back into the bar, both my ID and phone unfortunately still inside with my friends. Without ID, no access back into the bar - despite being my birthday, presenting them with a room key and dropping $100's in there that afternoon alone. Instead I was sent back down to the lobby and herded along like sheep with a line of people who were not even hotel guests. Unhappy? Oh yes. Return? Oh hell no. The best part of staying at this hotel (other than the fabulous company) was leaving. And for the record, this so-called amazing view: office buildings, looking up at lots and lots of boxy office buildings - certainly no Grand Canyon, thanks.

This hotel is a glorified jail, and the decor - fug.

03/01/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
241. Mariver C.
If you are ever looking for a place to eat and Denny's isn't exactly the 24 hour - late night/early morning hang out you were looking for then the restaurant (not the rooftop bar) at the Standard is a great place to go. The food is A-OK and the scene is much prettier than your average Denny's.

As far as the rooftop bar - it's got a great view of LA at night, but I think any rooftop in downtown LA would have the same view. But lounging around on a waterbed pod with martini in hand puts this place above the rest. Fun for groups of friends or a fun date place :-)

20/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
242. Babette C.
This review is for the rooftop area, not the hotel.

I hate clubbing.  Hate it.  Can't stand it.  Hate the crowds, hate the air of desperation to get laid, hate the way people act when they're drunk, hate it.  And yet I love the rooftop at the Standard.

I went on a Saturday afternoon with a couple of good friends to get drinks and to hang out.  No hassle to get in, so we plunked ourselves down on a couch and enjoyed the sun.  People were actually using the pool and having fun, the sun was beaming down and the view of downtown L.A. was gorgeous.

We had so much fun talking and taking in the scene that before we knew it, it was 10pm and poolside was filling up with hot little 20 somethings and was now a club.  Woo-hoo!  We came so early that we didn't need to pay the cover charge!

We jumped into a red plastic pod right next to the pool, which is the place to be if you want to make friends.  People are curious and want to hang out in the pod, so they stop in to say hi. My friend stood up and started doing her hot girl dance on the pod, which seemed very appropriate for where we were.  She spent the rest of the night trying to dodge some dork who attached himself to her hip.    

Across the way, on another building, the hotel projects movies.  That night they were playing Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man"  which made me feel nostalgic for my days in PR.

We made friends with a couple of girls visiting town.  They brought us down to their room, which was spartan in decor, but still pleasant.  

I'd been in L.A. for a year but this was the first time I actually felt like I was in El Lay.  For someone who hates the scene, I'm surprised how much I enjoyed the night.  I guess when you're with good friends, anything can seem fun.

12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
243. Nana S.
2.5 stars
we were in town in for USC vs. Ohio State, so there were a lot of buckeyes staying at the hotel as well as downtown LA in general.  The options were limited in downtown and the standard was fine for the weekend, but it does get very loud.  I heard a guy in the room next to us having a conversation on his phone (he wasn't even loud)...the walls are very thin.

Other turn-offs:
*overprice, overrated, "scene" w/strange people roaming the hotel and rooftop bar.
*they try too hard to be cool - almost seemed like we were staying at a spacious dorm room
*there was 1 soap for both sink & shower, and maid did not throw out the trash from previous guest

good room service tho, we ordered steak & eggs when we got the munchies late night, and it was reasonably priced and promptly delivered....it was also tasty.

29/09/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
244. Jin N.
This Standard is MUCH BETTER THAN the one on Sunset.  

1.  IT's got a pool you can actually swim in if you like.  I was told you can only go in either naked or in lingerie.  

I went in on some cold winter night at 1a.m. and this pool was actually heated and warm.  NICE.

2.  THE INFLATED WIERD LOOKING TENTS?  Those are SO COOL.  Seriously, I could spend the entire time jumping inside one of those.

It can seem a bit over-rated once you get in.  The drinks are $12 or so.  And I kinda like the open couches.  It's a place to go with a close group of friends.

27/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
245. Cristian I.
I should of listened to my fellow yelpers, such as Marilee V. and Amy P. because they identified this location perfectly.  
Staff--     Rude, Brainless, & Inattentive to clients                          
Room -   Mirror image of a dorm room & a stench b/w garbage and cigarettes  (positive: flat screen)        

** I want to thank this place for successfully sabotaging my girlfriends surprise b-day party. (Congrats--- at least you can get 5 stars for something "being complete f***-ups").

02/02/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
246. Michael C.
as a hotel the standard isnt very impressive and it seems as though everything is ikeaish...i think there was an ektorp and a skiig in my room along with a giant foot?  however the bed was comfy and there there were lots room for me too set up shop.

I got a corner room which was pretty damn big i mean i could have set up and opstacle course in there.   the fridge was stocked with all sorts of goodies and there was even a mister bubble bubble bath which i took full advantage of.  it kinda made me feel like a kid again although it was quite slippery. i dont think i was suppose to use it all oh well it was still pretty fun!

the rooftop bar is as cool as you would think.  drinks are fairly priced, the people arent pretentious and are actually quite friendly.  its a great place to have a few cocktails and unwind.  there's usually a dj spinning remixed versions of the latest pop hits along with a dance floor, a fireplace, and super cool waterbed pods.  

i hear there is also a pool party there on the weekends...didnt get to experience it firsthand but i love pool parties.  bars is dope hotel so so!

28/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
247. K J.
If I had a 3rd thumb, I'd give this place 3 thumbs down.

At first glance the room looks retro, modern, up-to-date and classy. After you get a closer look you realize that this room is akin to a really poorly made fake Louis Vuitton designer bag. The place just reeks of cheap. Where did they get the decor from? Target?! (No offense, I love Tar-jhay too but not for a pricey hotel room!) Even the bathroom felt like I was in a woman's locker room at the community center pool. Careful when you turn the hot water handle (you can't miss it, it is identified with a red circle on the handle) because the water comes out scorching hot!

The bed was comfie but the gray blankie gots to go - did they these from the san quentin penitentiary? ewwww...

I'd have to say the nicest thing was the TV - flat screen with swivel base - but even the TV was mediocre.

The place is NOISY. Not only are there party people screaming in the middle of the night, slamming doors, but you also hear the downtown traffic. Not a good thing when you are curled up in a fetal position with the prison break blanket keeping you warm.

SERVICE - what service? We requested house cleaning three times over a course of a weekend and they never came. Sorry, but isn't that just "standard" for a hotel to supply maid service daily? When confronted, all we got was a measly apology that was far from authentic.

Restaurant - its o-k. I've had better. The menu is limited and never changes. But the 24 hour service is one tiny star (more like a plane flying by at night with blinking lights disguised as a star).

Rooftop Bar - it was nice to get complimentary wristbands but I would think that's a given for any hotel guest to have access to the entire hotel.

Parking - There's no garage, its constant valet service. Which I suppose is nice until you are waiting at night to get your car in the midst of all of the bar guests or you are in a hurry.

Conclusion: Just pay $50 more and stay at the London in WeHo. Way nicer, fabulous service, fabulous food and decor, 4stars all the way.

22/04/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
248. Doreen E.
So I'm not crazy about the room decor (think minimalist meets tres chique 70s decor), but it was clean and the bed was comfy. You need to go here with your honey because there's no privacy here - no door separating the ginormous tub and open shower from the bedroom / living room. We had the Wow suite (huge). The big black foot kinda gets in the way. The lobby and other outside common areas - in the front of the hotel and upstairs on the roof are OUTSTANDING. The view from the rooftop bar was so beautiful.  All the tall buildings downtown surrounding you. The pool was a perfect temperature. truly 70 degrees. Be prepared to drop some serious coin here.  Martinis on the rooftop were $15 each. And you had to practically beg for one - the line was so deep.

21/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
249. Matthew D.
This place is super cool.  The rooms are ginormous, well designed, and comfortable.  The hotel staff is very accommodating, too.  We were a little needy on check in, asking for more hangers and help trouble-shooting the light switches, and the staff was very helpful and fast.

The room rates are very reasonable as well, especially for how huge and nice they are.

The rooftop is great.  I didn't spend a lot of time up there but it's a fun place to hang out in good weather.  The food is good and the drinks are a bit expensive for the size, but well made.  It can get chilly up there earlier than it does down at street level, of course.

The only minor complaint is that you cannot self park your car, and the valets can be slow.  On one morning it took me over 5 minutes to find the valet to ask for my car so that I could get to work.  On top of the unpredictable LA traffic I have to budget extra time to find the valet.  I would have been happy to park the car myself and save the time in the morning by getting it out myself.

18/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
250. Chris M.
I forgot I've been to this place last year...blame on the alcohol...yea this is i really nice unique hotel...we went there in hopes of going on the roof top...but apparently they were filming something up there again...the lounge is pretty cool...nice sexy blue lit with couches all around...at the bar they made my drink just like i like it...strong!!!...good drinks...like the previous time I've been here i can never get myself to stop reading that nonstop scrolling nonsensical but interesting I don't even know what its called...but if you've been there you'll know what I'm talking about...the lounge is chill cool and laid back...Hopefully I go back one day to see what the rooftop is all about...outside the lounge is nice seating area where u can drink at also...

26/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
251. Pierre G.
Really cool place to sit, cocktails are weak and expensive.

10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
252. James P.
If you are going to visit Los Angeles, consider staying downtown instead of Hollywood or Sunset. And when staying downtown- The Standard sets the standard.

The designers of this hotel have created a late 60s meets 21 century environment throughout the hotel. After checking in and riding the elevator you will agree with the assumption that this is the place Austin Powers would stay if he came to Los Angeles.

I got the lowest grade room and was impressed by the different setup. The mattress was on the floor with no formal type of frames. Their were all sorts of throwback items available for purchase in-room from animal crackers in the old school box that resembles a circus cage to the vintage bottle of Mr. Bubble bubble bath, The bathroom area was a room within the room enclosed by 3 see through glass walls and the shower wall. The bath/ shower curtain was another clear glass window it was all trendy Los Angeles style with a touch of throwback.

If you are going to a Lakers game or making purchases in the garment district, this is the place to stay.

06/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
253. J C.
Got kicked out of here about 2 years ago and have not been back. The few hours we did stay in the room were pretty nice though. Took a little nap in the comfy bed, and I did get to enjoy the glass door shower.

We then went downstairs and had a nice dinner and the husband has too many drinks and his beer "slips" out of his hand onto the tile floor. The security guys came over and HE TRIES TO BLAME IT ON ME! What a guy!  Security then finds out what room we are staying in and proceeds to go up there and pack up all of our stuff, bring it down to us, and escorts us to our car.
Didn't even make it up to the roof.

20/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Stacy C.
So disappointed in this place that we didn't stay here.  Way overpriced.  This place was trying to do something, but didn't succeed.  The first room we were sent to reeked of stale cigarettes.  The 2nd room reminded me of  "not cool" retro decor from the 1970's. It had a "cold" feel to it and frankly I was quite shocked at the $215 price tag. We were so "not" impressed that we left.   They gladly gave us our money back without hassle, which was commendable.  It's actually shocking to me that there are people that actual like this hotel.  Maybe they don't rent rooms there, only go to the restaurant/rooftop bar.

16/12/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
255. Jeffrey T.
Unfortunately, the room was a bit underwhelming. TV stand was very low--even from the low beds .  I turned the stand on its front so the TV would rest at a higher elevation.  The lavatory is eerily sterile.  The rooms are definitely lacking artwork (think pop art or modern art), but have a lot of potential with all that white space.  The hallways and elevators were very "The Shining."  The rooftop bar was modern and refreshing though.  I had a room on the 8th floor so it was quiet enough--away from the rooftop music.  Perhaps the next big upgrade for the hotel: double-paned windows?  All in all, it was a decent experience, and I'm glad to have tried it out... just not sure if I'd stay here if I had to do it all over again.

07/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
256. Kyle B.
Say what you will about dollar-to-value ratio -- from a raw hotel/guest standpoint, the rooms are definitely different...you gotta give them that.  And the beds are very, very comfortable.

There are probably nicer places in L.A. to stay for the dollar, and if you're looking to be right in the middle of the party, you should definitely head to the Sunset location and not this one.

Although I will say...the Rooftop Bar makes quite a bit of noise until 1:30-2am on weekends, and when it closes/lets out, it's like a summer camp in your hallway.  That might be a nightmare, or totally your bag.  Either way, I figured it was worth noting.

One thing's for sure -- if you need a hotel downtown, this is as hip and swanky as it gets.

18/12/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
257. Jeffrey G.
reviewing the rooftop bar only (not the hotel or restaurant)

the people here are very friendly. (came during the day with a friend and was basically escorted to the roof)
the furnishings are getting old.
elevator is suspect.
drinks are overpriced.
the atmosphere is excellent.
expect to wait in line at prime times (thursday-saturday nights).

06/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
258. Brandon A.
#10

I'm basing the stars purely on the hotel, excluding the rooftop bar (which is amazing). I stayed here about a year ago on a business trip. I can't believe we were able to get approval for this one, but it made it all the more convenient to be able to have a room at the hotel after spending the night on the rooftop.

I did not bring a vehicle to the hotel so I can't comment on the valet service. The front desk folks were average, nothing special. There are a lot of 'pretty people' working here but I have no problems with that since it fits their theme. The service at The Standard Hotel does not compare to the Bonaventure, but the two places are completely different.

I stayed in the 'Medium' room for three days / two nights. It looks really modern and chic to go along with the whole theme. There's even a little alarm clock speaker dock for your iPod. I thought that was a nice touch. They have a lot of stuff already stocked in the room should you need it, but they do charge for them.

Now on to some of the bad. The bed is low to the ground, which in of itself is not a problem, but it seems like there is no box frame. That, in conjunction with the firmness of the mattress didn't make for the most pleasant sleeping experience, but it wasn't the worst I've experienced. Also, there is no actual wall between the bathroom and the room itself. Instead, there a floor to ceiling glass pane that separates the bathroom and the room. This could be awkward depending upon who you are staying with, if anyone. You can block off the toilet and sink with the shower curtain, but the shower is still exposed (+1 for the shower being huge and being able to watch tv while showering). The walls seem to be quite thin. One night as I was trying to get to sleep, but I heard the couple next to me having um ... fun! Maybe she was just loud?

For the price of a room here, you're probably better off getting a room at the Bonaventure. Service is great and I love their beds. However, you sure can't beat the convenience of having a room at The Standard if you are going to party on the rooftop. Never had a bad time up there.

01/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
259. Sean M.
Very cool hotel.  The rooms are very sleek and comfortable.  Overall, the aesthetic is a little too "ironic hipster" for me, but next time I come to downtown L.A. for work, I will definitely consider staying here over the Bonaventure.  The view from the rooftop bar is stunning, but price of drinks seems a bit like prison sex.  Overall, it was a very fun place to stay and hang out.  The gym was also really nice.  It felt kind of stupid being in there:  the decor evoked a finished basement from the 1970's with cheap wood paneling, and framed pictures of Wodnder Woman and Lou Ferrigno.  But the equipment was top notch for a hotel gym.  Parking was expensive, but not that bad for downtown L.A.

27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
260. Tony T.
I came here for my friend's co-ed bachelorette party.  She invited her nearest and dearest, and yes that includes me.  We hung out upstairs for several hours sitting on the rooftop having booze, being loud and embarrassing my friend who is to be married in a few weeks.  Service can be a bit slow from the waitresses, but the busboys were prompt and kind.  We made a lot of noise, screamed and hollered quite a bit.  We saw some fun situations (it appeared like people were hooking up and breaking out in the span of minutes and an actress from a TV show called "One Tree Hill" was there too apparently).  Fun time, we made the male employees blush a bit because the maid of honor bought gag gifts associated with sex.  But it was still fun nonetheless and if you have no hang ups, it really wasn't a big deal.  A beautiful, but slightly windy day, but a great day to sit in the sun and celebrate a joyous occasion with friends!

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Gina G.
After a few phone calls we got a call back from Christina, the front desk manager who treated us very fairly and was very apologetic.  I now feel much better about the situation after getting treated with empathy and a personal touch.  Thank you, Christina at the Standard for making my bad birthday a little better!

19/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
262. Mems E.
the hotel is simple and nice. I love the fact that there is a roof bar/club with amazing views of downtown LA. GORGEOUS!

the rooms are simple, not very cozy but different and a good experience. We were in a non smoking room but for some strange reason the hallways smelled stale. If you are staying with someone you are not 100% comfortable with it might not be such a good idea as there is clear glass connecting the view from the bathroom to the bed. There is a curtain in the bathroom that you can pull but you can still sneak a lil peak.

Also, no frig and no lock on the bathroom door which again can be uncomfortable depending on who you are staying with.

The restaurant is good with 24 hour room service, very nice waiters. The person who checked us in was pleasant however not so much everyone else (with the exception of the nice waiter)

Very fun and trendy overall.

12/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
263. Erin J.
On my first visit, i wasn't offended by the decor as much as i was this time. it's just TIRED. they clearly haven't updated the place since that decor was completely unheard of. they need to get with it and step it up if they want to stay the happenin' place to be in downtown LA.

If you're on business, be sure to ask for a room on the front of the hotel. I got stuck in one on the back of the hotel and listened to the 20-somethings in line for the rooftop bar shriek and giggle until all hours of the morning.

The staff seems very indifferent about your presence, and i find it completely irritating.  Taking their sweet time to address you at the front desk and pretty much ignoring the issues you have with your room.

The rooftop bar is cool because of the view, everything else up there is again -- tired and totally overpriced.  if you are smart, you'll go Sun - Wed to avoid the next generation of "Less Than Zero" types that flock here.

30/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
264. Phil W.
We went to The Standard on a Saturday night with the intention of going to the rooftop club.  Not wanting to wait in line and pay cover, though, we settled on hanging out in the restaurant.  Since it was our fourth stop of the night, most of us were in the mood for some munchies anyway.  I tried some of the french fries and the chicken tenders.  I wasn't that impressed by the food.  While it was greasy and filling, (pretty much all we were looking for at that point...), it just felt a little out of place in the fancily decorated all-white restaurant.  The food itself certainly didn't do anything special to justify the prices.  The gracious servers kept the large bottles of water coming and happily accommodated all our requests.  Still, when it averages out to $18 a person for a late night snack, I'm not sure it's worth it.

25/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
265. Steve L.
This is one of those hotels that puts a lot of emphasis on the front, but not a lot on the back.  The lobby, restaurant, lounge & bar are very well done - trendy & unique.  However, if you're actually staying there, the rooms leave you wanting more.  

I think the hotel tried to be different/unique with their rooms, but I think they maybe took it a little too far.  If you're looking for something pseudo-trendy, try it.  But if you prefer comfort over minimalist Ikea styling, skip it.

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
266. Carina D.
My boyfriend and I love this hotel as it has been our go-to-hotel for any last minute special occasions. The rooftop bar is a great time with views of all of downtown and there is no cover as long as you are staying at the hotel... and why wouldn't you want to??

With amazing mod decor throughout, creatively stocked mini bar complete with condoms, ipod docks in each room, tilted trash cans intended for post-late night partying, and exhibitionist see thru showers.

It's a party nympho's playground ;)

The last time we stayed there they happened to even upgrade us for free because of overbooking to a room with a bathtub fit for 2.

All of these unique details makes the Standard one of my fav funky hotels.

My only real gripes include the valet cost, occasional slow service in the bar, and the grey scratchy blanket on the bed  (i usually throw it off immediately).

30/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
267. L N.
One word: FOUL.

I think my group and I would have been better off in a Motel 6.  I felt like I was in the set of a dirty porno during my entire stay.  Everything in the hotel (restaurant included) had a dirty look to it.  The "everything-must-be-white-and-stark" hotel room wasn't as crisp and clean as I'd imagined it would be.. there was a layer of dirt on everything and I felt extremely uncomfortable sleeping there.  The water out of the bathroom sink smelled like sulfur and my room in general smelled like vomit and Comet.  Blegh.  I HATED this place (as did all of my co-workers and friends).   Take my suggestion -- your $$$ should be spent at a much more luxurious hotel.  Standard is sub-standard and completely overpriced.

01/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
268. Y K.
D and I came here for his birthday weekend, and it was a lovely stay.

Things we hated: smelly hallways, lockless bathroom doors (I got sick and D walked in on me throwing up, and I was not down with that), inconsistent housekeeping (sometimes they gave us new shampoo, sometimes they didn't...), fucking expensive snack/water in-room, not-very-nice carpet (but undderstandably so).

Things we loved: nice, plush beds with real down comforter, simple color palette, contemporary light fixtures, the whirlpool (yeah!!), spaciousness of rooms, free WiFi... basically everything other than what we didn't love. There are a plenty of sunlight, a wonderful restaurant on-sight, reasonably priced parking around, and nice, efficient staff (happened to love the scent of the shampoo and conditioner - yes a decent conditioner for your hair).

We dined in the restaurant downstairs for a late-night meal on D's birthday of March 7, and we were served by an attentive and very knowledgeable man who walked us through the menu (not very descriptive). We ordered a bunch of different items, a shrimp and avocado salad for appetizer, flank steak with creamed spinach and potato souffle, and free range chicken with mashed potatos and a few glasses of wine. Everything was good, although the dining experience was slightly eclisped by the fact that we were a little drunk and the restaurant was only half full and those people there were the bro/ho types. Real loud, obnoxious, and there to pick up their one night stand...

We enjoyed our time here. Probably the least in sync with our taste was the rooftop bar. While we both love and appreciate the interesting touches of contemporary design and modern decor and the amazing view from the top, the crowd was not for us. We're big electro fans and the night we went they played bad techno, and the bartenders were rude. Drunk people were hitting on us everywhere. Apparently gaining admission to this bar is important to some people, and as hotel guests we were given complimentary wristbands. A dude who wasn't staying here try to sweet talk me into taking him in as my date. These seem mostly to be the gold-high-heel, tight-hem-minidress-wearing alcoholic girls with equally lame i-shop-for-my-button-ups-at-express-and-still-­wear-hair-gel kind of males. They're made for each other, and I'd like to stay out of that scene...

21/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
269. M K.
$30 a night for parking.
Super minimalist decor, to the point where I feel like I've seen the same things in IKEA. For the price they charge, I would expect more. The bathroom design is also strange - if you are staying here with another person, be prepared for them to see you while you shower.
Pros- the pillows are fluffy and comfy. The 24/7 restaurant downstairs has good sweet potato fries and fries, but be prepared to pay top dollars for what you get.

06/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
270. Alon B.
I go to LA about 4 times a year on business and this place is right across the street from the office where I work.

As a hotel I'm a huge fan. The rooms are modern without being cluttered and all of the little inside jokes are a nice touch. I also get a good laugh out of the mini-bar. I know what you're thinking... whats so funny about a mini-bar? Well, nothing unless you look carefully:

a jar of cashews in a store generally costs about $3. In a typical mini-bar they cost $7-10 and that about the range of the standard. Everything else follows this pattern UNTIL you get to the condoms... Those sneaky sneaky bastards... a THREE-pack of condoms costs $2 in a grocery store or $3.50 in a convenience store but at the Standard? When you're in the heat of passion? $15!!! Its highway robbery I tell you!! Not to mention they only stock ONE 3-pack!!

Anyway, the staff is really nice the service is great and the restaurant is above average. Its not quite W standard but I was very pleased.

The rooftop bar is excellent. Its a great vibe and appointed well and the bartenders were actually NOT assholes. Which, in my LA experience seems to be a 50/50 shot. The scenery is good from a literal and figurative standpoint and prices on drinks seemed to be about average for the type of place which the rooftop bar seems to be.

26/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
271. Jena B.
Things I like:
1) The Standard's beautiful rooftop bar and pool.
2) Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikinis.  As long as they flatter my body.
3) The LA weather
4) Attractive waitstaff

Things I just can't get behind:
1) Fifteen dollar drinks
2) 6-foot-tall, 95-pound women wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikinis and stilettos.
3) The LA scene
4) Spazzy waitstaff

30/04/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
272. Christine Z.
Uhm, so yeah, no. Staying at The Standard downtown was quite possibly the worse hotel experience I've ever had. I admit I had some expectations, but really the nicest thing I can think of is that the elevators were fast. Oh, and the location is central. That's all I got. I'm feeling a bit rant-y as I only got a couple of sporadic hours of sleep from my stay, but I feel that people should know some deets, so here I go! (Of course that is only if y'all care to!):

The problems began from the get-go, I'm afraid. I tried to structure this a bit, but all-in-all snarky service, the modernism felt forced & stale, noisy, noisy, noisy and it isn't like the stay was cheap.

The set-up:
My sister was in town for a meeting & I suggested she stay here, as I've been a long-time fan of the sister hotel on Sunset. So we decided to have a sleep over full of bad TV & cheap wine.

The check-in & out process:
I understand it is work having to run the front desk at a hotel. But this is a service industry & generally a "good day" and a smile are just common courtesy. The staff had to deign to assist us (i.e. do their job & check us in and then later, check us out). Last time I checked we were paying to stay, not the other way around, sigh.

The lobby was freezing. I mean freezing, and for me to say that is a bit scary, as I'm usually on the warm side. The lobby is nifty and spacious. I felt sad for the DJ that was spinning to the emptiness though. At best there were two people in that space (at least while we were there) and they all were trying to work on laptops.

The room:
I like modern, I really do. I stayed at the Drake last month in Toronto and it was perfect. What I'm not a fan of is when the room looks like they got 2/3rds finished and decided "Well, good enough." That isn't modern, that's just lazy. The furniture was Ikea Formica; the TV was so low on its cruddy roll-y console you had to crane your neck down from the bed to see it. Also, even though the console had wheels, it could only be wheeled about two feet before the cords were strained. Either you need longer cords, or no wheels. I'd recommend a higher, stationary console, less craning of the neck is happy.

The bed: so un-comfy, I feel like Elaine from the Seinfeld episode when she sleeps on the pull-out bed & has to take muscle relaxers and keeps quoting A Streetcar Named Desire. At work today I'm screaming "Stella!" on the inside.

The bed was on a 'platform' that was covered in carpet. Yes, the same carpet that is on the ground. Now I am not the most graceful person, but still, I tripped twice on this *@$%^?* bed. The headboard, more of the Formica motif & as the TV was so low, propping against the headboard is not advisable, as even with two pillows I've a dent in my neck.

Bathroom:
The bathroom is all glass & trendy, so you can watch TV & everyone else in the room as you bathe (and vice-a-versa). Which with the right suite-mate is happy, but with the wrong one, awkward. I liked the dimmer switch on the low-hanging globe light, but it had dead bugs in it, which wasn't the best visual whilst I brushed my teeth.

Noise:
I felt like we had the windows open, we could hear all of the street noise. Also, all of the noise in the hallway, which is somewhat common in hotel environments, but I could hear entire conversations, word-for-word. A little more sound-proofing would be much appreciated. (Especially as most of the clientele during the week were suits, one would think some sleep would be good, but maybe I'm old-fashioned.).

Parking:
$30 per day. We each had our own car, my car wasn't even in their lot for more than 12 hours, sigh. It is downtown, but really? $60 in parking plus tips for the valet makes me a sad panda.

Restaurant:
The service here was lovely, I will say. The food was pretty boring and pricey for what it is, my chicken was okay, but when I see "honey-lavender reduction" I don't think teriyaki; maybe that's just me. Thank goodness they serve Chimay (albeit in the bottle).

So all-in-all, if it wasn't for the great company, I'd have checked-out at one of my many awakenings during the night (probably the 2:30 am time, but definitely by the 4:15 am).

Sorry, Standard. In my book this was a fail.

25/02/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
273. Lissa -.
Great rooftop. Try to get there early or you have to pay a $20 cover.

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
274. Annie L.
My first time at the Standard was at the Rooftop Bar. The atmosphere was laid back and chill. The modern decor and ambiance was simple but nice. However, what really caught my attention was the surrounding skyscrapers and panaramic views at the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles that I very much enjoyed and found myself peaceful with. The overall environment is my reason for going back there again even though there were some cons to my experience which was the not so entertaining music the DJ was playing that night and the expensive drinks. Although, it is a great place to go with friends or romantic date to hang out and socialize. That is why the Standard is considered the most coveted nightlife desinations in Downtown.

09/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
275. Gianna K.
nice views!!

04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
276. Jin Y.
so i came back because i was starving and the library bar had no food on the weekends. since the standard hotel is across the street and i knew that they served food until pretty late, we came by here.

i have abs no idea what i got. i don't remember, anyway. that's a good thing, right? i just like the fact that it's always there and that i know it serves decent food, though i do pay an arm and a leg for it.

nothing stood out or anything but i must have not been horrified, or else i would have remembered.

10/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
277. Shean H.
Stayed here last year for 2 nights. Staff was friendly, room was minimalist but very comfortable. I would stay again, the price was good for right in downtown LA.

Italian place kinda across the street was good and the staff was friendly

23/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
278. Her Majesty Empress J.
absolute lovely modern wonderland rooftop. pool on roof with bar and lounge.. what more can anyone ask for? perhaps some bowling lanes or additional billiards or theater room to top it off.. all happening at once on the rooftop? perhaps!

just not too crazy about the too plain magenta maze like sofas. the decor of the sofas themselves can be so much better with better details of pattern. it's totally about time they do a make over with that area.
other than that, the rest is for now fine.

the sides of entrance to building is beautiful. due to the decor. atmosphere is equal to being in another country type of feel. nice.

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
279. Jason S.
Come to this hotel when my friend has a birthday party here , the roof loundge bar is pretty awesome. It also has a poor next to that and with some really fashionand comfort  sofa bed.  It's a good place to stay at night time and also you can overlook downtown LA , recommend this place if you want get away from your crazy day.  If you decided want to live here for a night , the room rate is kinda of high , so be prepared !!!

15/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
280. shortyjessie t.
I'm only here to review on the rooftop bars....

the rooftop bar is fuuuuuuuun~~~

they got these water bed tent you could lay in...

they got a beautiful scenery of downtown...

they got a dance floor (though no one danced but me and my friends which means a bigger dance floor for us anyways)...

drink was good... but the people there are...mmmmm...O.K.

I still prefer a dive bar, but if you like higher-end bars, you'll definately like this place! and the rooftop scenery...oh....so cute~~

05/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
281. Margarita A.
OK so here's the situation. I'm not commenting on the rooftop bar. That's awesome. I'm writing a review of the hotel, which is terrible.

First of all, they didn't know where to look for my Hotwire reservation. They just seemed confused. Finally, after I called Hotwire, they found it. And the couple after me that flew in from Brazil - apparently their reservation was cancelled and the Standard couldn't find that either.

OK fine. What about the rooms? Well, there was a wet spot in the middle of the room - on the carpet. Not sure what it was...but it did not go away in the morning.

Then I go into the bathroom to check out the amenities and notice that the lotion has been used! So I call hospitality and I tell them so they send someone up. I should also mention that when I was checking in I asked for a couple of toothbrushes to be delivered to my room.

The hospitality dude comes up and brings me neither toothbrushes nor lotion. Instead he brings me shower gel and I notice that this was not even provided for me in the bathroom. So I make my request more clear and he finally brings me 80 bottles of everything.

Also the phone was cool and had fun little buttons on it but none of them worked. I had to dial each extension in manually and when I did it took me to the operator each time so really having extensions is pointless at this place.

I feel I should also mention that the bathroom has glass walls so don't try to go there with someone and expect privacy.

Basically my experience was not 4-star worthy. This is a 3 star hotel - tops. The rooftop bar is probably what gives it its good ratings.

14/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
282. Noel Z.
This used to be one of my favorites, but as it's gotten more and more popular, it's lost some of its charm.  
Still very chic, though.

04/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
283. Lorraine S.
I have never actually stayed at the hotel or eaten a meal here. I have only been here for their rooftop bar/pool scene and in that regards I am a fan of this place. Honestly, I'm not too big on the upscale or classy scene, but of course with this place you can kind of go dressy casual or do the whole sha-bang. This place is really nice for a date since you can really get to know a person over a drink and just talk with a really nice atmosphere. This place is also great for groups, an after work drink, or party.

Even though I have lived in LA for a long time, I never really appreciated it until I came here and really saw the skylights coupled with the fog and with so many people mingling and just having a good time. (This place also has a dance floor on the busier nights). The cover charge was 20 the last time I remember, and it does get pretty busy with a long wait, so it's best if you are prepared for that. For me, I always liked going on the "not so busy" nights since this place was more so of a "go catch up with old friends" place for me.

The drinks are pretty "standard," I have never gotten anything but bottled beers here so I don't have much to comment there. There are cool water seats, but they are almost always occupied unless you come on a non busy night. The parking can be a pain and steep which is my only complaint about this place. Overall, I come here for a nice place for show my out of town friends and to catch up with my old friends over a drink and a wonderful view.

04/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
284. Cheri. A G.
The W Hotel ON ACID!  That is what I told the manager of the Standard.  The rooms are bizarre with stripes on the wall and giant foot print bath mat.  Pencils with text that say "GRIP ME" and key cards state "SLIP IT IN"  The mini bar is my favorite part.  If you go you must look through it.  Things like Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath, Necco Wafers, Mike and Ikes and condoms.  If you stay at the hotel you get a wrist band that allows you to go to the rooftop with no wait but do not think you and your 20 best friends can get a room and all go to the bar because they only allow 2 wristband per room.

The downside is people often strip down naked and jump in the pool. :)

WARNING:  THIS IS A PARTY HOTEL SO DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING MORE!

08/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
285. Lisa V.
We wanted a girls night and to do a little cocktail hopping between some places in downtown LA.  The Standard restaurant fit the bill since DineLA was going as well.  

Restaurant itself was smaller than I had anticipated, but everything we had was pretty good.  The pear martini was a great way to start off the meal.  Yum!   All the dishes arrived hot and everything tasted freshly prepared.  Its all the classics, but they are all done right.  I want to check out the rooftop in the summer now.

16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
286. Gabriela G.
The name of this place should be THE BELOW STANDARD HOTEL. This place gets one star because that's the lowest rating you can give. I would give this place no stars whatsoever.

Yes the place is nice and clean but for the price you pay, I rather go to Motel 6 for a clean room, at least there you get coffee in the morning and a smile.

Service was horrible with capital H. There was an issue and security shows up to our room and embarrasses my brother in front of all his guests. Valet parking is deserted, yet we have to wait about 20 minutes for our car. When I asked the guy what was the hold up I was told they were really busy... yeah really!!! When I complained to the person in charge about all the issues, I was told we had brought this on ourselves because we disregard the issue. I worked for a hotel for many years and I had never heard this before. The next morning when we spoke to the manager she acted as it really didn't' matter because we are insignificant anyway. I think I will take my $300 and find a much better place to stay than this $#!+ hole.

We didn't even make it to the lounge because after the issue with security, we were all really angry. I don't think one person in our group will ever come back to this place. The BELOW STANDARD hotel just lost at the very least $2,400 from us and that is if we were only down to party in LA once a year.

17/05/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
287. Embrey H.
We came here this past weekend and fell in love with The Standard downtown. Being from San Diego, and being on a tight budget, we consider LA a vacation. So for my Boo's burfday I booked a two night stay here at. It was about $130 (give or take a few bucks) a night, which I didn't think was bad at all, for a small yet comfortable room. Everything about our stay was absolutely wonderful, we didn't want to leave! The hotel itself is beautiful and has a gorgeous view from the rooftop. We went to the rooftop bar just for a drink...24 bucks later for two coronas and a pack of cigarette we decided to hit up La Cita down the street to continue our drinking.

The Valet here was $33 bucks a day and on our way down to LA we were contemplating whether to actually valet the car or not, but once we got there we realized it was worth it because of the in and out privileges. And the guys workin at the valet were suuuuuuper nice!

I also absolutely loved the wall paper up the escalator because it's the same wallpaper in my abuelitas house!!

I ordered room service one night, and did find it a bit pricey to pay $22 for a caesar salad and a cup of soup, but it's LA ... I get it.

All in all we fell in love with this place and will definitely be coming back!

23/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
288. Angela L.
ATMOSPHERE:

a.) The Room = Very interesting room. Cali King bed. Holy cow. Can roll over 5 times and not fall off! lol. Low bed on platform. Pretty cool. Very modern, chic design. Although not very practical, kinda wanted the traditional items in a hotel room like a drawer, coffee pot, chair, mirror in the bedroom... Oh yeah another interesting part of the room, is how the bedroom separated from the bathroom by a glass wall, so the bedroom has direct view into the shower. Hot. Definitely a honeymoon room.
b.) The Hotel = Overall it's nice. Has a hip trendy, modern art sort of approach, like even for instance the logo, is "The Standard" upside down, and yet the name of the hotel is ironically The Standard, when everything they do is I guess upside down of what the standard would be... ? So not so ironic after all. Also the room numbers is cute, it's a red hello my name is tag. Very mod. And also, I like the rooftop pool and bar and moderny waterbed cabanas ... Enjoyable in the daytime for a more relaxed scene. But later the night scene is different... typical going out scene, you know. 1017

27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
289. Samantha B.
I couldn't even tell you about this place because we didn't even get in. We were supposed to go to the rooftop lounge but waited in line for 2 hours. I guess they really don't let people in until 12am. inside was kinda cool tho..nice decor..

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
290. Gene D.
I had to get in and out of L.A. for business and wanted a (kind of) central location between Orange County and my usual digs in West Hollywood/Bev. Hills.  

I stay @ both locations of these Andre Balazs properties. Each has it's own flavor, but now I am partial to downtown. The rooms seem larger and the bath/shower fits nicely in connection with the rest of the space, separated by gauzy curtains. Chic.

Both the rooftop area and restaurant off lobby are great for meetings. Service is excellent.

The setting is aspirational, combining old L.A. with Ibiza, the new Hollywood,  Jane Jetson,  and lots of bold color.

Within walking distance of Biltmore Hotel, Pinot, Watergrill, etc.

Seattle's favorite barber shop, Rudy's,  is in lobby of both locations. Fun.

After your sitcom is cancelled and it's time to act 35 y.o. and above, this would be the Standard to stay in.

17/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
291. Jin L.
I actualy really liked the room we stayed in.  We upgraded to a suite, and it turned out to be really nice for 5 girls.  I was completely taken with the rubber foot thing in the restroom area.. in fact i have the pictures to prove it har har.

The cafe/restaraunt on the first floor was definitely just "whatevers".  The selection is very small, and the taste is just mediocre, if even that.  The chairs are uncomfortable too.

The rooftop was ok, only thanks to the scenery.  It's just a nice feeling being up there, but other than that it was once again just "whatevers".  It was a bit of an older crowd, and the bar was just insanely... insane?  I only ordered one drink, and didn't have it in me to fight my way for another.  I think we only stayed for maybe an hour, at most.  

I was actually really looking forward to my stay at the standard, only because everyone kept yapping away about it, but honestly, i didn't see or experience what was so great about it... i could have probably gone somewhere else for cheaper, and had WAY more fun, but eh whatevers.

12/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
292. Marshel S.
The true sign of a hotel is not how they handle everyday transactions, but how they handle the not so usual circumstances--and whether or not they do the right thing, especially if it is solely their fault for the wrong doing.

We went to pick up some friends that were staying at The Standard Hotel.  We parked our car on the side of the parking lot to let in our friends.  As we were letting them enter the car, a valet driver of The Standard hit my car while it was parked.  

Accidents happen, and that I am ok with.  What I'm not ok with is how the matter was handled during and after the incident.

Here are the big mistakes made by the hotel (so far):
1.)  The valet driver drove off without reporting the incident.
2.)  The valet didn't inform the other guest that their car was involved in an accident.  The other guests would have left not knowing that their car was damaged.
3.)  When I finally got them to take a report, I wasn't allowed a copy of it.
4.)  They didn't ask for my statement of what even occurred---odd.
5.)  When asking to speak with a manager ( Scott Rahbeck )---he nor did anyone "exist".  What type of hotel doesn't have managerial staff on duty at all reasonable times?  Oh, the incident happened at 1:30 PM on a Sunday.
6.)  I contacted senior management a day later, and even they don't follow through with things they promised--in fact, they don't even call you back when they say they would.

Overall, this hotel is totally unprofessional.  I guess this hotel is great if you like tacky design, poor hospitality, poor customer service, and no way of escalating problems.

May the recession help give this hotel what it deserves---Chapter 13.

21/03/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
293. Troy H.
Dissapointed.....
I came here for a friend's birthday awhile back. And though the location is nice, and the hotel itself is beautiful, service sucks, at best.
The shindig was held on the rooftop patio. Service was slow, at best. The patio was great. Lots of areas to lounge n relax.
The thing that really sucked was the ONE elevator!!! It took forever to leave. I was pissed. What really set me off was they wouldn't let us use the stairs. The overzealous security thought it would disturb those staying there. A bunch of crap.

09/04/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
294. Cynthia L.
I am finally revealing my favorite college hangout.  Check out the posh lounge below the escalators to the rooftop bar.  Why?  No cover (it's just the hotel lobby), live DJs nightly, two bars (one behind the escalators and one in the cafe), pool table, and large plush couches with tables; this was my go-to spot for a chill night in downtown.  Though the exception might be my unofficial post-graduation party here.  Ultimate craziness.  You can also order food from the 24/7 Restaurant in the hotel to be brought to your lounge table.  The hotel is valet only, but you could park across the street in the underground parking garage for a couple bucks less.

16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
295. Lucy M.
I just spent a bunch of nights here for the LAFF, and had a pretty good experience. I almost gave three stars because of their somewhat unpleasant staff, but its a pretty damn stylish hotel and I enjoyed my stay there otherwise. Definitely meant for a younger partying crowd I'd say.

The place has great decor (mix of retro and modern), spacious rooms, a cool rooftop pool/bar with fun DJs, nice little restaurant with patio, and reasonable prices. Unfortunately, the valet guys and cleaning staff were just about the only nice employees of the hotel. Front desk, waiters, bartenders, all were kind of attitude-y or just inattentive. What a shame, since this is the hospitality business.

22/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
296. Rich P.
In retrospect, the original review I wrote was probably a little harsh and I was a little hot when I wrote it. The room WAS pretty freakin' awesome. They DID upgrade us at no extra charge. Most everyone WAS friendly too. It was easy to forget because of the bad experience I had with Joseph.
They let us keep our cars parked at the hotel for longer than they should have the next morning so we could wake up later and grab some breakfast.
I know we were really loud too, and nobody said a thing.
If you're going with a big group, make sure you get the 'party in a box.' I didn't know it existed until reading the 'owner's response' to my original review. It probably would have saved us some money.
I originally rated this place as a one star, but I'm gonna change it to a four star. THEY REALLY DID TAKE CARE OF US. My brother keeps telling everyone how cool his bachelor party was, and I attribute it to the awesome room upgrade. He even got a personalized note wishing he and his fiance all the best.

30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
297. Timmy S.
Yellow decor makes me sick.  I don't like to eat in places that seem like they are stuck in a time warp.  Server was "cool," but the breakfast food here is just "ok."  There are plenty of better options around LA than the Standard.  It is a nice place to visit if you're not from here because of the rooftop scene and its central location.  Crowd is thirties and ever changing so you could go a few times a year and not see the same ol' faces, which is nice.  Not my scene though.
Cheers

02/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
298. Gary V.
For $179 a night you can get a room with no DVD player and 1 plastic chair! Plus they won't clean your room unless you ask. What a bargain! The rooftop bar is nice, and the service is great (after you ask for it). No need to stay here unless you need to see where Aldous compound fractured his arm.

23/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
299. Kali K.
The Standard is forever etched in my ethos. Its sultry, sleek, urban hipness is without a nearby contender. While other hotels may boast their equally impressive views & boutique splendor, The Standard's glam factor is above the charts. I mean, other places have deco/eco rooms, but nothing rivals the pop-glitz associated solely w/ this hotel. The Standard is to hotels what MAC is to makeup. Albeit, it borrows some of its cool from the Sunset Boulevard locale, but so what? It's "The S", and it can do what it wants, & *you will like it*.

17/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
300. Sean M.
I actually give this place 3.5 stars, but just couldn't justify selecting 4 stars if I had to choose 3 or 4. Overall I like this place. It faces Sunset Blvd so you definitely pay for the location. The atmosphere is very hip and modern. Our room had a massive bed, and very funny colored bathroom walls but hey, it's Hollywood. I like the outdoor pool area, they had some good music playing and we enjoyed the ping-pong table. After a fun night out, we ate breakfast the next morning at the outdoor patio area of the hotel. The food was good and we wish that we could have stayed longer. For the location and the price, this place isn't bad at all. It's not the classiest joint, but if you want class in Hollywood you pay $500-$1,000 a night, so I'll stick with this place.

04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
301. John D.
So far so good. Had an amazing Spanish octopus app followed by the pan seared scallops with seasonal vegetables. Everything was fantastic from the drinks made by the bartenders Julio's ,arroyo and Garcia, as well as the server ,Tamara. She really knew her stuff and made me feel very welcome. I will be back hungry for more waiting to see anything new the standard restaurant has to offer. Thank you again to the manager for buying my dessert for my birthday, josh gressel. The apple pie was amazing.  As well as the coffee, very fresh and always had a full cup. Needless to say I was very pleased with everything. I will tell my friends to come and join in the fun!

09/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
302. katharine r.
Ok, if you are not a celeb, and the staff thinks you are. I stayed here during the annual L.A. porn convention, not knowing it was the same time as my friend's birthday party, and I booked my early summer special deal room under my nickname, so of course, they think I am a celeb as it matches the "big event". Now I know how these celeb folks feel, even the low-brow folks.

Got VIP treatment, great BIG room (not the tiny Standard size), the standard platform bed, interesting bathroom looking out to a sea of office buildings, private, and view beyond belief.

After going through the challenge of getting picked to go upstairs, NOT, because we are VIP's escorted to the elevators around a sea of 20 something's. Got to the pool, security moved people away from the busy round water beds, so we could hangout. Way too many people at the bar, no problem, drinks delivered to us and the hotel picked up the tab. They didn't want the VIP to leave early, because we were unable to buy some drinks.  We went to the other quiet side of the bar, again oodles of security, moving people out nicely. I don't think those people knew why. The stares were incredible, like who are they? I kinda wanted to know who am I, too. Am I with the power executive, or am I the greatest living raunchy starlet, or what?  Loved the view and the movies projected onto a nearby building.

2 am came quickly, so we went down the elevator with our escort, who dropped us at our floor and bid us good night, and low and behold the door was locked from the inside out, and "the could have been celeb's" are stuck outside the door for 30 minutes until someone could fix the problem.  The halls were noisy, so if you are in a regular room, I kind of wonder if you can hear all that yelling, loud music, and what-not?

The next morning for breakfast in their sunny yellow, egg yolk colored cafe, we had our top of the world VIP table with RESERVED on it. An eye opener when you are hungover. Quick, brisk service and the food was exceptional with a Euro twist to it.

The best was when everyone is leaving for their show, and low and behold, even the valet thinks we are VIP, as everyone is going for hardcore profanity about how she can't be first, as they have been waiting forever as they claimed, My limo of a beat-up, been around the block too long coach comes flying around the corner to whisk us away to another day.

23/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
303. Albert B.
So the roof top pool is a pretty happening place.  It's super fun.  The atmosphere is pretty cool.  
Drinks are over priced because it is a hotel.  The door is awesome.  The Standard can't get any better.  Well drop the prices, but if they did it would probably end up being a whore house.  

The restaurant downstairs is okay.  The food is okay as well as the service.  I only went for brunch and had mimosas, but the food was sub par.  I like to go back for the decor.

25/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
304. Liz W.
I stayed here last weekend and I never got to go to the rooftop bar because a fight broke out and the beefy security guys just kicked everyone out, no refunds, nada. WTF? So that kind of sucked and I hope they get their act together. - 1 star.

Otherwise, I loved this place. The rooms were funky and cool, not too fancy but perfectly comfortable. I love that you can open the windows, and the walls are solid. I never heard a peep from neighbors or the rager upstairs. It was awesome to see all the gorgeous scenesters doing their thing. We wound up getting drinks at the downstairs bar and chilling in the lounge, with strange vertically scrolling inspirational messages for 20-somethings, but oddly no music - and then outdoors at a fire pit until 2 am. It was very cool how one half of the hotel was a raging, wildly lit party palace, and the other half was a mellow hotel lobby, so as a guest you could experience both sides. It was a short walk to the venue and a great experience overall. I would just like to get to the roof next time...

13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
305. Rob L.
The rooms have a contemporary, minimalist theme, there are a lot of tongue in cheek humor, like the poo-poo diagram sticker on the toilet paper roll LOL.  The shower has a glass surround that is visible from the bed platform, so it's probably not a good hotel for a family or guys trip, unless you want to see your buddies naked...haha.

25/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
306. Marcela B.
$700 for 2 standard size bottles of Grey Goose and Jack Daniels? Seriously? 2 bottles plus a couple mixers plus $85 "Service Fee" for bringing it to my room? Horrible hotel. Horrible service...read my other review about wedding dress. Do Not Stay Here. You will be disappointed!
Several random charges for visitors who knew my room number and charged $30 valet fee onto my room. No phone call from valet to verify?
Spoke to Yon Henningsen's office (hotel manager). They don't care. Too bad. They think $250 per bottle is the 'standard' rate for bottles of alcohol.
Standard rate for who? The SubStandard Hotel? Catering dept wanted 5 days advanced notice to bring a tray of sandwiches to my room. Maria in catering said it would be better to just order a bunch of room service. Putting sandwiches on a tray would constitute a $100 per tray fee? I gave 4 stars so that review would pop up on top of this list!

01/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
307. Kat H.
So much fun! The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, the room was absolutely gorgeous and room service was excellent.

09/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
308. Stephen P.
3.5 stars for the diner.

I've been here once or twice and the food is pretty good and has some nice seating for groups.

Tonight I came at midnight for dessert and (hot) tea. It was ok. I think my choice was sold out so I had apple tart. I ordered English breakfast tea and got Earl Grey, but I asked for milk and I got that.

07/06/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
309. bobby b.
cool spot for drinks..

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
310. monica m.
The Standard Hotel is like a 10 year old sedan that got a new paint job...at first glance it looks ok, but it's still basically an older, boring sedan. You enter the lobby, which is probably the prettiest part of the hotel, and head to the back to check in. Service at the check in desk is below average, they don't look you in the eye. No one offers to help with your bags. No one directs you in the correct direction to get to your room. You circle around back to the elevators and head up to your room. The hallways are decorated an offensive red with a complimentary stuffy feel and  bad smell.

The biggest disappointment was the room. We reserved an "extra large" room with a "sitting area" and a "soaking tub". I put these items in quotation marks because it's truly false advertising. There is nothing extra large about the room. The "sitting area" is comprised of ONE measly, uncomfortable chair. The "soaking tub" is a freakin' bathtub. The room is supposed to have a hip 70s look to it but it does not work!! These hideous gray/white/yellow striped curtains line the entire room with a single lamp covered in the same material hanging from the ceiling. A moderate sized flat screen TV sits atop a bench. Blech.

The bathroom is hideous. It's comprised of a plain white tub, plain white tiles, a plain white toilet and plain white towels of the same softness as the towels my gym dispenses. I'm all for minimalism but this just looked like a public elementary school bathroom in the bad part of town.

We had a friend join us that had a few too many on the rooftop bar and needed to stay the night. We called down TWICE requesting a roll away bed to be brought up. They notified us each time that it would be an additional $50. We said OK, and despite the repeated attempts, a roll away bed NEVER appeared.

I've had better, nicer stays at Marriott's for goodness sake! I've stayed in multiple hotels in LA and this one is certainly not worth it. False advertising on the rooms, poor service and inflated prices to boot.

01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
311. Lisa M.
After booking a room here for NYE, I was as giddy as a little school girl. I've been to the rooftop bar before, but never stayed. I couldn't wait to experience the actual hotel.

Well, not gonna lie, I was pretty disappointed. For all the hype about the Standard, I was expecting a lot more. Parking was a biznatch, granted I'm sure the fact that it was NYE didn't help, but the whole valet/self-parking thing in the same lot was just confusing. and pretty much a huge mess. Check-in was pretty prompt and hassle-free, but then it took forever waiting for a damn elevator to come.

Now on to the room. friggin small, is what it was. The whole contemporary modern feel was kinda cool I guess. I liked the low bed, but those pillows were useless. I may as well have just slept straight on the mattress, because your head just ended up sinking straight through the pillows anyway. The wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom area wasn't a wall though... it was more like. a wall of glass. I thought it was one of those things that frosts over when you lock the door, but no. It's just clear, 100% see-through glass. More specifically, when you're on the bed and turn your head, you can see the other person in the shower. or on the pot. Now, shower.. that can be kinda sexy. Toilet? not sexy. Oddness of the room aside, it was nice having an ipod player in the room for my pre-partying booty shakin' tunes.

Overall, our stay wasn't bad. But it just wasn't all that I thought it was going to be.

06/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
312. John P.
If you like getting the shaft as far as pool access when you're on staycation, stay here. Tremendously unhelpful front desk staff. Big mistake to stay at a place that sells out their basic amenities to non-guests and also applies dress codes that arent listed on their own website. Great concept but I can't spend money at a place that disrespects me and my business ever again.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
313. Liz O.
A night of drinking in LA is almost a 100% guarantee that I will wind up at some hotel. Why is that? Because I roll with "The Party Don't Stop" crew.
Unfortunately, the party continued to one of my least favorite hotels; The Standard. (Upside down).

The Standard (upside down) is just not my bag, man. This is one of LA's trendiest, overrated, overly annoying hotels where people dress up just to stand around on a rooftop listening to the "hits" and drinking $10 draft beer. The line just to access the rooftop bar is ridiculous. But not for hotel guests...so IN we were in a matter of seconds. Neener neeeeeener!

Before I dive into the rooftop portion of my review, let me touch on my actual room. Imagine sticking a bed mattress inside of a Pinkberry store. Plastic white chairs, flat screen T.V. on the floor...the bathroom had a nice size jacuzzi tub, but the shower was made for, I don't know, the vertically challenged?

There were two full body towels and one face towel available...one robe...no trash can inside the bathroom, no coffee maker...but plenty of candy, condoms and Mr. Bubble Bath for an absurd amount of money.

My favorite part was when I called the front desk and asked if someone would bring (enter private item here) up to my room. They happily obliged -- 20 minutes later, no one showed up with (enter private item here). I called again and they said someone would be right up...20 minutes later...nothing. So...room service kinda sucks. Oh and did you all know that this is A PARTY HOTEL? Yep. Expect to smell the Chronic and hear all kinds of screaming and laughter. Ahh, to be young and reckless again.

Our room was located right below the rooftop. Easy to access from our room...and thank GOD we couldn't hear the ongoings from our room. That would have sucked.

The Rooftop is:
Crowded. Loud. Girls. Boys. Smoke. Pool. Drinks. Security. Cholos. Girls.
I tried to ignore my surroundings and focused on the company at hand, the skyscrapers and buildings and traffic down below. It was a nice breezy night and I had a $9 tiny glass of vanilla and diet.

We hung out for a few moments, enjoyed the night and drank half a shot of Patron. *shiver*

Then my jam came on;

When I step on the scene
Ya'll know me, cause I walk with a limp
Like an old school pimp or a real og
I'm rocking VANS
I'm in the sand
I've a got a red bull and vodka up in my hand
Hey, you look kind of cute... in that polka dot bikini, guuuuuurl
Hey, this what I want to do, take off that polka dot bikini, guuuuuuurl.

Drink all day
Play all night
Let's get it poppin'
I'm in Miami bitch!
Drink all day
Play all night
Let's get it poppin' I'm in Miami bitch!

Other than that -- don't think I ever want to come here again. Trick!

18/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
314. Barret M.
The rooftop bar gets 4 stars, even though there is only a single bar to service everyone.

The hotel itself is pretty much crap. My room had paint peeling off the wall in the middle of the painted design that continues from the window curtain. I stayed for the New Years Eve party on the rooftop and was told different information by every person at the hotel as to what time it starts, where I can get my wristband, and in what priority I'd be given as a guest of the hotel to get the wristband. No free coffee at a hotel? I don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel without free coffee--cheap or not. That's unforgivable in my book. I had to pay a $30 overnight parking fee which was never told to me by the front desk when I checked in, by the front desk when I checked out, or the valet when I gave them my car. It wasn't until I was getting my car after checkout that the valet said I'd have to pay it.

If I was to go to their rooftop bar for NYE next year, I'd stay at a different hotel and walk to The Standard.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
315. Diego M.
I would have given it a 5 for the rooftop view and bar lounge but 250 for a room on a Monday night for an O.k room- overpriced but cheaper than a D.U.I-also forgot to mention the construction at 9 am

29/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
316. Andy T.
I came here to celebrate my birthday  weekend along with a couple of other girlfriends. We were so excited as we have heard many things about their rooftop pool with the gorgeous view.

After a couple weeks of planning, we managed to get a discount on our rooms for $100 bux/night so we were even more eager for our stay there.

Upon arrival, the valet parking in their tiny parking lot was a disaster. Although their valet attendant was running around and working his behind off, the service was extremely slow. As we made our way into the hotel and checked in, we finally were able to check out our room for the night.

My first thought as we approached the room was wow... you could totally tell that they tried to renovate the place, however, it was so poorly done you can see the paint chipping off the walls and the odor reeping through as you embarked throughout the hotel.

Our room was very clean and tidy upon arrival. It had a very modern look and feel to it, however, the oldness of the hotel was still very apparent. Another thing that disturbed me was their bathroom. I am not a big fan of tiles and this completely turned me off. I felt like I was using a restroom that you might find in junior high.

All and all, the rooftop and pool area was nice, but I was not overly impressed. There was just a tiny section for the pool and when we got there, there was no sun overlooking it at all so we were all freezing!

I think if it wasn't for the poor customer service that we received when we were there and for the place and room feeling so old, I would have given this another shot. The only positive experience that I got from this trip was the ability to hang out with my boyfriend and girlfriends over the weekend.

03/03/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
317. Duy L.
Stayed for one Friday night, Oct 1.

I was worried upon reading a few reviews regarding the pretentiousness of both the employees and the rooftop clientele.. but my experience was awesome.

The valet that afternoon was noticeably sweaty as he ran up to get my car.  +1 for eager assistance.

Walking into the lobby, I was impressed with the chic decor. +1

There was only one person at the check-in, and the guy was very polite.  Maybe because expectations were a little low after reading reviews, his "simply" polite manner seemed "amazingly nice" to me.  I had booked the "humongous" room online the night before, and I asked him for an upgrade.  He immediately looked for one, and informed me that I was pretty much at the top tier.  There's only a "wow" room, that is indeed bigger, but he preferred the layout of the "humongous" rooms, which were located on the corners.  I trusted him, so I asked him to hook it up with a high floor.  He asked if I planned to party that night because it could get a little loud on the top floor.  I said "sure, why not" and he gave me the top floor (12th), which has stair access to the rooftop bar (i.e. you can avoid the elevator... and/or you can get a girl back to your room in 3 minutes flat).

The room itself was indeed humongous.  Half the room, though, was a bit too minimalistic for my liking.  It did make me feel lonely that afternoon, before the party started.  The website advertises a "huge shower"... and indeed, it was large enough for probably 4 people seated against the wall (which, incidentally has a window w/ a view) and 4 more standing.  HOWEVER, there is only one shower head, and it's not even a rain shower.  Disappointing =(

Anyway, one random note: if you have little kids that like to play hide-n-seek, they would enjoy this room for one very special spot.  I'm a little weird, but I immediately thought of the game when I saw it: above the closet is a storage space that tucks away behind the wall... a kid can easily climb up and hide in that spot, and just put up a pillow to hide behind.  Lol, +1!

The bed, btw, is very big too.

The last bonus was the free guest passes to the bar.  They don't give them to you at check-in, but at 7pm.  Each person that wants in has to be there with you when you get the wristband because you have to show your ID.  I went 3x for a total of 5.  I heard it's $20 cover, so having a room easily shaved off $100 right there.  Plus, like I said, I got hooked up with the 12th floor, and ended up getting extra shots in the room.

Overall, it's a hip place to be.  The one time I called down for extra towels and toothpaste, they came up within 10 minutes I believe, and the towels were slightly warm!  I don't know if that's a normal thing, but I was very happy with my stay.

04/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
318. Michelle P.
Hotel room: A big thumbs up for the spartan modern furnishings.  I stayed here for 2 weeekend nights and didn't find it overly noisy, granted I did come back late on Friday night.

Rooftop bar: Definitely not my scene.  I spent approximately five minutes here only b/c I was waiting for the elevator to escape.

28/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
319. Liz C.
The hotel itself is special, but nothing too grand. The decor of the room I had been in was very contemporary and modular. I liked the way everything in it was so simple and had a slight epicurean flair.

The Standard is definitely an unkempt party hotel. I already knew this walking into the hotel, but I found evidence of it when my friends and I decided to move the couch to one side... we discovered treasures of popcorns, earrings, change, bottle caps, and a mint... gross. We had to call for the cleaning service within the first 5 minutes we were inside the room.

The only A-OK part of my experience at the Standard was out of my hotel room, at the rooftop bar. The bartender made stiff drinks and was friendly, but we waited for awhile and had to flag down the bartender from going away to take orders from the other side of the bar. By the time I ordered my 2nd drink, I was ready to leave.

21/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
320. Yuki M.
I didn't stay here. I didn't want to stay here. But I was DEAD CURIOUS about this hotel during my random travelings this summer. I made reservations at the Biltmore down the street and after checking in, I walked down to The Standard. I requested that I speak with a manager and to be given a full tour of the hotel and all the room types.

This place is themed to be very retro, modern, new-age, hipster, etc. It's got this sort of euro chic feeling to it with a touch of Chicago nightlife. At times it felt as though it was trying too hard to be cool, but whatever works, and it apparently works because The Standard charges nightly rates on par with extortion.

No, it's not expensive, but it isn't cheap, and for what I saw, it wasn't worth the price.

The rooms are plain and very "minimalist," to be nice about it. Nice concepts and simple floor frames for the beds. Bathrooms are interesting and VERY LARGE. Mostly floor space and little furniture.

The suites are huge and the bathtubs were originally designed for NBA players (at least that's what the manager told me), so don't be surprised if you book a suite and your bathtub looks like an oversized jacuzzi (literally). It could easily fit 8 normal sized adults or 6 Yelp-obsessed adults who have had too many Tito's and cupcakes.

Decor is again, very simple. View is questionable, but it's downtown so, yeah.

Basic rooms are also nice. Comfortable bed with simple white walls and spacious bathroom. Some rooms have a soaking tub right next to a window. Other rooms have a soaking tub right in the middle of the room. A few rooms have showers with glass panels facing into the room right next to the bed.

This hotel is obviously not of a normal sort of concept. They cater to your fantasies and more playful nature. Voyeurs are welcome as the rooms offer many windows and not-so-private showers.

The lobby is interesting. Large pink sofas set on levels to look like Q-bert on acid.

Restaurant on-site is yellow with an outdoor patio seating area with a border pond in a sunken area. Rectangular design surrounding a "fountain" and continuous cushioned seating all around.

Live DJs every night in the lobby.

Rooftop bar and pool were nice. Fake grass lines yet another sunken level with room for gatherings, tanning, lounging, etc. The center of the rooftop is the bar and elevator. Half of the rooftop is the pool and waterbed lounges (those were pretty cool). The other half is the bar and additional seating. Tables and bed are provided for your comfort along with some plantlife carved into a reindeer or something like that.

Would I stay here? Probably not. Feels oppressive and very dank. An old hotel that started out as the corporate offices of Standard Oil, hence the name. Elevators are old and some of them are very cheaply decorated with a red blanket hanging from hooks and no supports.

I get the theme and I can see it to be very enjoyable if I spent my entire stay in a drunken stupor.

Interesting, but not worth my dime (but then again, neither was the Biltmore).

30/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
321. Ashley D.
love it here! The 24hr restaurant downstairs is pretty good to :) cant go wrong here

23/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
322. Faryoung B.
Can someone tell me what the effing point was with the giant foot in the bathroom? Random.

The rooms are really cool looking, something out of a porno (people say.. I wouldn't know ;)) Birthday party got a bit out of hand and got couple complaints but other than that.. place is alright.

Sunday night and no cover charge. Not overly crowded and seats galore.The rooftop bar has a great view and funky seats with a nice heated pool. It took couple girls to jump in first for the rest of the crowd to follow suit. Men in boxers and girls in bras and panties. They actually have a vending machine for those that need a pair of shorts.The staff even brought out several towels for the guests jumping in.

The sleaze factor wasn't too bad until at the end of the night when too much alcohol went inside a few lonely men.

26/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
323. Melissa K.
I don't have a whole lot to say here...The rooms try to be funky and cool but they end up coming off about 10 years old. Which is OLD when you're trying to be new and hip.

The grey and yellow color scheme was blah. The beds were so-so. Not comfortable, not uncomfortable.

And the hallway smelled like new carpet. Oh and the elevators are in need of SERIOUS renovation. Green/black/gold marble with wood paneling and more gold....what????

12/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
324. Bradford H.
Completely five stars. I came here for my birthday in mid September 2011. My brother also flew out here from the mid west. Amazing service all around. Rooftop bar pool side service was amazing. Breakfast with bloody mary's was phenomenal. Room - cool, roomy and hip. All around amazing 30th for me. Cheers Standard!

06/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
325. yvette l.
The staff here were fine, the rooms were average and the common areas in the hotel are ok (the 1970's style gym was small and stuffy though- ew).  

The clientele seemed slightly varied but not much- the crowd upstairs at the Rooftop bar around 11pm on a Thursday night looked like 17 or 20 year olds near the pool and 35-40 year olds at the bar.  Kinda confusing.  We wished that we had reserved a smoking room but it was probably a blessing in disguise- I can imagine that those rooms are a wee bit nasty.  

There are better options in Downtown and elsewhere in LA.

13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
326. Julia G.
I received very good service from the front desk people here. They let me check in super early to my room (for some reason not all hotels will let you do this even if the room is available). Then, when I wanted to switch rooms a few hours later, it was no problem at all. None of the too-cool attitude that you typically encounter from the hip kids.

For under $200 a night in downtown LA I think the Standard offers a pretty good deal.

Plus - the rooftop pool is undeniably cool.

11/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
327. Betty N.
**GOOD TOP BUT BAD BOTTOM**

Rooms here are grittier and older.

Like Motel 6 gone bad.

You can't polish a turd.

Having drinks near the pool at night was nice, but the pool was really dirty in the daytime to swim.

Do yourself a favor and party at the Rooftop Bar

BUT

stay somewhere else.

14/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
328. jackilyn b.
Stayed at The Standard for my birthday weekend with my boyfriend. Despite all the negative yelp reviews I've read, overall, I was pretty happy with the hotel.

Yes, they have plastic-y cheap looking chairs and very minimalistic decor, but I get it. It is a hotel for people who want to hang out and party so don't expect to get a luxurious 5 star bed with 5 star service and decor. Go to The Standard expecting to get wasted and knock out on the bed that is low to the ground so you avoid getting hurt if you fall off!

The bed was not the most comfortable, but it wasn't bad either.

The room was clean and had cool funny little stick figure pictures.

The shower with the clear glass was a cool feature. Make sure you stay there with someone you are comfortable with or prepare to feel awkward every time you shower!

Room service was quick and the food was good. A bit pricey, but it IS LA and it IS a hotel...so I didn't mind.

Valet guys were cool and fast. Its like $30 a night with in and outs.

Rooftop is nice with a great view. Pool is nice and warm. Elevators are slow as a turtle, especially the one that takes you to the rooftop.

Lobby is cool and hip with a pool table and a dj. Plenty of cool pink seating areas.

I would definitely stay here again.

06/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
329. Paul J.
OK place if you're just looking for place to party and crash for the night, else you're better off elsewhere. My wife and I stayed for 4 nights: carpets dirty; no comp coffee/juice; cheap pasty white dorm room style furniture (1 metal chair for entire room); had to remind them to clean the room for that day at 6 pm (they did it while we were at dinner, but forgot to include towels), rooftop management a bit rude to our guests. On the plus side the rooftop dancing/bar scene was fun! In short -  a decent spot for a 1 night stand, but if you're moved beyond that stage in your life, consider staying at another hotel! :)

20/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
330. Brian B.
This review is of the bar/coffeeshop/yellow place downstairs. It's very yellow. They made it as yellow as they could and added a splash of yellow. It was a coffeeshop I'm sure at one time and they turned it into a bar/restaurant that looks like the inside of a lemon. The service was actually pretty good. The food was just OK. Nothing at all notable. Another spin on the comfort-food-as-new-hip-thing. Done in yellow. Vibrant yellow.

Walking through the lobby, it just felt like it was a W hotel without that Starbucksy chain feel. This is good and bad. Good that it didn't feel so much like a chain. Bad in that it had a slightly rundown feeling that the W would never tolerate.

05/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
331. Dave S.
Went to the rooftop bar.  Paid $20 at the door.  The bar is not on the top roof, but a lower roof.  You still get a good view of the city, but not what you might think if you haven't been there before.  The drink prices are reasonable considering the door fee.  I spent $20 for an 18 yo scotch that cost me $70 in Vegas, so I felt the prices could have been worse.  The best section of the roof is the pool area.  Beautiful pool lite up at night and they have 3 Hershey kiss shaped structures that have a round waterbed inside.   I'm not a music expert by any means, but it was just lyric-less music with a good beat.   Good clear night with plenty of heaters spaced out makes a cool night bearable.  Plenty of skirts on the roof, so it's still a good spot during the Winter nights.

20/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
332. Steph P.
This hotel is not bad at all. It is clean and it still looks new! It is much better than the standard in Hollywood!
Service is just ok. Client base is very much the 'hollywood scene.'

18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
333. Jeanette H.
I love this hotel. I've stayed a couple times now and its lobby art deco/modern design  is carried into the rooms. Self Parking is $10 and valet is $15.

The beds are firm but comfy. I stayed in both a regular room and a corner unit and they are very different.

The regular room is average sized with a big platform bed in the middle but its shower is a glass room next to your bed. Great if you are alone or with company but not so if you are shy LOL.

The corner room has a giant jacuzzi tub that can fit 2 people in easily with a separate little room (slidding door) for the toilet. This room is really spacious with more furniture pieces.

This hotel is recommended for the location in downtown LA, close to everything and it offers its own fun venue with The Rooftop bar which boast some of the best views of LA.

06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
334. Marti S.
i booked two rooms (1 was a WOW suite & 1 was a double standard room). below is a brief breakdown of my experience with The Standard, downtown la.

cleanliness = ddd = dingy-disgusting-dilapidated. this includes the lobby, our rooms as well as the rooftop bar & pool, and most of the furniture (ikea rejects).

service = pps = piss poor service

price = $$$$$$$ = INSANEly pricey for what you get

issues in the suite:
-a lightbulb was out
-the ihome (ipod speakers) did not work
-the bathtub would not fill
-the door number outside the room fell off. JANKY.
-the toilet overflowed
-i had to call maintenance twice before they finally arrived
-i had to call housekeeping twice before they finally arrived
-i had to ask housekeeping to bleach or use cleaning solution (they only brought a mop) when the toilet overflowed.  YUCK!

in room 2:
-we were on a non-smoking floor, yet the room reeked of smoke. NASTY.

we will NEVA EVA be returning to this hotel.

10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
335. Rye N.
When you name  your hotel The Standard. It means you set the norm, requirement, or process of a hotel experience. Well I can say that The Standard Hotel does set the norm, requirement, or process of SUCKING.

I give it to The Standard that they  get the rep for being cool. But like popular high-school jock / cheer-leader. You're all looks with no brains nor substance. You wonder why the signage of The Standard is upside down. Well because everything here is upside down. From the Valet, Front Desk, Room, and Room Service. I don't know how ANYONE could and would give this hotel a rating above 1 Star.

Valet : ( 0 stars )
- You damn Hipster Ray Ban Wayfarer wearing wanna-be actors are SO incompetent of doing your job. You think you're SOoOoO cool. Doing us a favor for parking our cars. I could have went down the street to the Marriott and gotten 10000000 times better service. When you see someone driving into your parking lot.  Remember that I pay your rent, alcohol use, and substance abuse.

Bell Hop: ( 0 stars )
- Calling yourself The Standard, it's a STANARD to have a Bell Hop! I've been to third-world countries that had a person carrying each and every bag I had. Not saying that I'm too good to carry my own bags. But If I had 2 suitcases. How the hell am I going to carry my bags up 2 flights of stairs?

Front Desk: ( 2 stars, and I'm being nice )
- You sir, are to greet your guests. With a smile and a chirpy personality. I don't care if your baby mama's mama decided to send you a court letter saying you have to pay more money for child support. I don't care if your three legged dog just lost another leg. I don't care if your pet rock just diet. I paid good money to stay at your hotel.

Oh..and when I put down that I want a room with TWO queen size beds. It doesn't mean you give me a room with ONE queen size bed. How hard is it to go over my reservations in the first place to confirm the room and length of stay? I must think that you once  worked at the HoJo in East  Compton. Somehow you miraculously moved up the hotel food chain. Drove your beat up Caddy to DTLA and still think you could give shitty service behind a plexi-glass wall.  

Remember you work at The Standard. The Standard for any front desk is to have a smile and #1 greet your customer.

The Room : ( 2-1/2 Stars )
- Now I know that this Hotel throws Dope Parties. But I don't want to walk into a room that smelled like a Dope Party. Room was clean. Decor was cool. Toiletries  were Dope. But behind the bed smelled like YACK!

Room Service / Conceierge : (1 Star )
- I don't even know why this hotel bothers to even have this option. It's not like you guys even want to pick up the phone. Me calling Valet to have my car ready doesn't mean when I get to down there I'll have to wait another 20 minutes!

All in all. I suggest that anyone considering staying at this hotel should STAY AWAY.  pAArtying here is cool. Drinking here is not bad. But staying here is a no no.

DTLA Stanard. You are The Standard at sucking.

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Rye's Notes:
- Park your car on the street. Valet SUCKS
- Don't Stay here. Just DON'T

10/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
336. Nellie C.
This place can be really tough to get in, and the crowd is not always that great. However, because it's on the rooftop its actually really nice and has a great feel to it.  Especially if you go to the club in the summertime when its warm, dancing on the dancefloor is pretty cool cuz you're surrounded by an amazing view.  I would even go there just to grab drinks with friends.  I've never been to the pool party but I am looking forward to it.

08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
337. Elaine T.
This is one cheeky hotel :o)

The rooms are very modern, and even a little raunchy. The only thing that divides the shower from the bedroom is a wall-to-ceiling piece of GLASS. Everything is visible both ways. Intrepret that how you will. The little stick-people labels 'n stickers are hilariously sassy. Check out pics of the trashcans/ toilet paper rolls/ landline phones already posted by other yelpers if you're unsure of what I mean.

The room furnishings were decent and modern, but weren't all that comfy-don't expect to be sleeping on any Heavenly beds here. The bathroom fixtures were very basic (almost felt like a public restroom). Keep in mind that the rooms at The Standard aren't meant to to feel romantic or cozy, and they are DEFINITELY not family-friendly. It's a party hotel, with rooms that follow theme.

3.5 stars rounded down, because $15 for self-park is kinda HEFTY. Boooo :p Convenient location- within walking distance to Pershing Square, Metro station, and nearby Famima! store for snacks.

08/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
338. tracy m.
This hotel is gross.

Unfortunately, I sometimes have to stay here for business since it's downtown and close to where I need to be. But this place, hands down, works my nerves!

The rooms need a makeover. Walls and window coverings are dirty. Stains on the carpet.  I'm always afraid to touch anything.

This is a party hotel. Drunkards in the hallways screaming and babbling at all hours of the night. Plus, the walls are paper thin so you can always hear what is going on next door. Unfortunately, I dont always want to hear whats going on between two girls and a guy at 4am after they've been upstairs in the bar all night and are feeling a little loose.

This is an unhip hotel full of tools and hookers.

29/12/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
339. Monica O.
This is such a cute hotel with friendly staff. I found a deal for the Standard Hotel on Hautelook.com , $168 a night usually its $200+ a night so it was a really good deal plus I was celebrating my bday. The room was very hipster looking with a really long desk. The room was really spacious its was like a large studio. Also good size restroom and shower. The only negative was that the room I got was a smokers room and I HATE the smell of cigarettes so that was my only dislike. I would def want to stay here again but not for regular price. Overall this hotel was very modern & hipsterish really good place to stay in downtown LA but its on the pricey side.

20/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Sarah B.
I stayed here while in town for business.  My biggest concern is the buildings security. They place more emphasis on who's going to the bar than the rooms. No key card is required in the elevator and people trying to go to the roof will roam. When I returned from work I took the main elevator up to my room and the door was wide open and when the cleaner returned they didn't ask for ID until an hour later. Thank goodness it was me and not some one coming in to steal my stuff.

The rooms were large and clean. I wish the shades kept the rooms darker as the city is so bright. The restraunt was convient and quick for breakfast.

19/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
341. Amy T.
This place is so cool, polar bears wear sweaters around it.  I'm being slightly facetious, but this place really was pretty hip.

A pool table and awesome lounge areas inside and out (including a Foosball table!).  A barber next to the registration desk  with bumble and bumble products among other interesting trinkets were available.

We were upgraded to a "large" room, which was nice and had quite a bit of space.  The shower wall is clear and you can see it from the bedroom.  Therefore, this is not a place to go and share a room with someone if you don't want them to see you nekked and showering.

The doors to all of the rooms are red and the room number plates look like "hello my name is...." stickers.  So fun.  Everything about this place elicits "fun vibes"  Everything has stick figure representation also.  Toilet paper rolls have a sticker indicating what you use the toilet paper for, the trash bin indicates you barf into it, etc.

You sleep on a mattress on the floor and the mattress is really squishy.  I like soft beds, but this one was even too soft for me.

Are you a light sleeper or dislike lots of noise?  Then, I don't know if this is the hotel for you.  Maybe higher floors are better, but we were directly above the lobby on the 3rd floor and we could hear the DJ and music clearly, which was kinda fun and you hear everything happening on the street below. I sleep like a log anyway so it didn't bother us at all.

They also have one of the coolest mini-bar selections I have ever seen.  Kiehl's lotion, flip flops, "The Standard" music cds, candles, condoms and a bunch of other neat things.

The decor is modern and hip and a little quirky, but totally cool.  Even though the towels aren't super thick, they give you humongous bath sheets to dry off with!!! Love it!!!

My only complaint is that the room wasn't the cleanest.  I admit that I can be a bit neurotic when it comes to cleanliness in hotel rooms, but here is what I found:  There was toothpaste smeared on one of the hand towels, the sheets had some extra "lint" (even if it got bleached and washed, it still grosses me out) and you could just tell the counters and floors don't get a thorough scrubbing between guests.....it wasn't totally grimy, but it just wasn't the cleanest feeling....  OH! and the remote control for the TV was disgusting!!!!  There were lumps of grime between the buttons.  *gag*

The check-in staff and valets were really friendly and helpful as well.
Other than the lack of cleanliness, this hotel was great!!

Cleanliness = 2-stars
Service = 5-stars
Amenities = 5-stars
Bed Comfort = 3-stars

10/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
342. Samantha T.
Why the hype? There's always a line and there is always NO ONE here. Not worth the wait

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
343. Candace W.
I'm working off three hours of sleep guys, so please bear with me...

Aside from the mixed reviews, The Standard is COOL.
Valet was ever so curteous and offered to carry our bags up to the room, maybe because we tipped him TO park the car. Haha who knows but even this morning, my car arrived in a matter of minutes - holla!
Walking in to the front lobby, the space was very open and there were these fabulously swanky, obnoxious, Barney the Dinosaur purple colored lounge couches. Later on Saturday evening, DJ was spinnin' in the middle of the lobby some dope underground hip hop while a few people were hanging around, found some of my homies playing pool off to the side.
The front desk was great. Friendy, fast and responsive. Gave me extra band-aids because I broke a nail. The elevators were right at the entrance of the hotel off Flower St. - two thumbs up for not having to pass by front desk every single time!
Missed by one - ROOM 421: clean, minimal, modern and contemporary - just like my daddy's architectural steeze minus the Ikea looking chair and plastic side table. Our view overlooked DT L.A. high rises, the Metro and 110 Freeway. The king size bed was on a platform but very low to the ground, just the way I like it. I sat in bed for a good hour, listening to music and staring out the window in awe of my surroundings. FYI - the room includes an Ipod sound dock as well.
There is a lack of privacy as far as the bathroom goes, but hey, we've all seen naked bodies before. There are no doors, just sheer curtains - extremely sexy. Once again, very minimal - sink, tub and sectioned off toilet. No bathroom trashcan which I found odd. The tub was GINORMOUS. I mean, if a 6'1" man can spread his legs out and even sink into the water - you can imagine the size - perfect for two haha ;) T had ordered extra towels in which they arrived promptly. Because he left the "Do Not Disturb" sign - they simply left the towels by the doors and notified him via phone.  
Only issue was I had forgotten my toothbrush, toothpaste and razor so I went to the store on the main level - total came out to $24.00. Yes, I felt robbed a bit but I was not in the mood to go elsewhere. At least my product packaging were once yogurt cups - always supportive of recycling!

31/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
344. Robyn C.
Having been familiar with The Standard in Miami Beach, I sort of knew what to expect. A hotel that is kind of fancy with great style and decor. The reviews assured me that I would get to experience a nice rooftop bar as well as being in a prime location. Perfect.

Overall service was decent. I don't recall being overly pampered by the employees but our bags were brought up in a timely manner and questions were not asked when multiple people entered and exited the room. Decorations and lounge areas were very impressive.

FYI - overnight valet is $35, I believe.

Word to the wise: This isn't a hotel that you come to stay at while traveling on the road with friends. In fact, it's less of a party room, more of a private couple's only kind of hotel. Confused? Allow me to explain.

Walking into the room, my friends and I were pretty much surprised to find that the shower was not in the bathroom where it belongs. Instead, by design, it's practically in the middle of the room. There are no walls for privacy, only shower curtains and mirrors. I kind of liked the idea but my friends didn't really appreciate showering while in a room full of people who could easily peek or walk past the curtains. I've never seen this kind of set up before but it's definitely interesting and made for good laughs. Needless to say, the boys kicked the girls out of the room when it was their turn to shower and the girls showered in bathing suits. That's what I call making the best out of an awkward situation.

21/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
345. Lisa M.
The Standard is in serious need of a Lilliputian uprising.  That's right, all you LITTLE people out there, you know who you are, don't you? Are you talkin' to me?  

True story:  After entering my room and marveling at the ironic juxtaposition of Voss, condoms and beer nuts on the mini-fridge, a pimple lasered kid delivers my bags then HANGS AROUND, post tip, leaning against the wall like it's a party.  Oh, it IS a party?  Whaddya know.  Kid thinks it's a party.  

Fast forward two days after my week-end 'getaway'...what's this? an email from said baggage boy propositioning me, WTF??!!   Apparently at The Stan-dahd, your personal information is part of the room fee.

The only reason I give it two stars instead of one is that the walls are so old and thick you can't hear a thing from anywhere else.

Thank god.

Postscript: Tell all rooftop pool bar review coming as soon as this nausea dies down again.

10/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
346. Briar G.
I ended up spending most of my trip at the hotel - front desk service is average but don't be put off by it...luckily the rest of the hotel's quirks make up for it.  The diner is good and reasonably priced with attentive service.  The roof top is the place to be, and be seen.  The barber shop is really convenient, and I had a good experience with 'cheating' on my hairdresser there.  The Shop is where my friends and I dropped our money - great selection.

All sorts of characters roam this hotel (staff included), and it makes for interesting people watching.  The diversity of the crowd- I love, as you get the feeling that everyone is excited to be at the Standard.  I also liked that everyone was dressed according to their own style, but all looked really well dressed!

This is not your typical hotel, and if you're a light sleeper on business, I'd suggest some ear plugs for those late night party trains that run through the halls.

18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
347. Cron P.
I live in the LA area but decided to go downtown for my birthday to get away for the night. As I've been to birthdays here before, I decided it would be a good home base for going to the local bars.

Check in went smooth, the clerks were very nice, and some friends met up with me in the lobby. Night was starting off early and looked promising.

That's when things changed. Right as we went to get on the elevator the elevator guy started questioning how many people I was letting into my room. Didnt bother asking if any were staying in the room, just how many were going up. At this point there were 5 of us and he told me that if I wanted them to go up "we'd have to have a chat ;)" At this point I just got done dropping a couple hundred on the room and was not about to put up with this, let alone in front of my friends. He knew i didnt want to do this right there so he said that we could all go up, but then I would have to "come back down talk about it." The elevator ride up was incredibly awkward and everyone in my group definitely felt as if he was asking for money. About 15 min later  my friend and I went back down to meet another couple to bring up and tried speaking with the elevator guy to clear things up for the rest of the night. At this point he was busy trying to hustle some other paying hotel guests so we walked away. At some point we came back and the guy was didnt say a word to us. Definitely not the kind of "being a home" feeling you would expect from an upscale hotel.

Next, friends had brought some wine and spirits up to the room but we were low on glasses. We called room service to please bring some more and the operator stated something to the affect of " we dont like bringing glasses up because guests shouldnt have their own alcohol in the room." I couldnt believe it... Did I get a hotel room or a dorm room?

We went up to the lounge on the roof and the bouncers were all very nice and accommodating, but the rest of the way hotel seemed to be functioning seemed so obtrusive and controlling for any hotel, ESPECIALLY one that advertises itself as modern, fun, and  connected with the party scene.

The standard downtown was quite a disappointment and really needs to rethink its staff and image if its going to continue to try to maintain its clientele and position downtown. The only redeeming quality really was the California King...making it overall pretty "sub-standard."

04/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
348. Paul N.
If you're going to be staying in LA, STAY AT THE STANDARD DOWNTOWN.  I really can't stress that enough.  Absolutely everything about the hotel blew my mind while we were there.

It's right in the heart of downtown, and while we didn't get to explore at all, from our room alone, you could see a thousand things to do in every direction.  Even staying in, we took plenty of time to appreciate the amazing architecture of the buildings around us.

Just inside the parking-lot/valet/patio entrance is a stunning common area with beautiful, modern furniture and a giant LED pillar standing haphazardly in the middle of the room, scrolling with all sorts of useful information.  The other entrance features a beautiful vintage Thomas organ with a stunning glass light feature hanging above it, a beautiful bank of clocks giving you the (inaccurate) time of major cities around the world, and a few small shops to browse.

The rooms themselves are a tribute to modern design: mattress-only beds on a slightly raised dais in the middle of the room, a neat wall-feature of lines that seem to pass through walls, curtains and lamps seamlessly, and a glass bathroom (the toilet area can be curtained off) with a shower that looks out over the room.  Because of that last feature, you probably don't want to share a room with your brother or sister or parents (or you might want to time showers appropriately).

The crowning jewel of the Standard Downtown is its roof-top bar/lounge.  Guests get free access (otherwise you have to pay cover; sorry I don't know what that is), and get to ride the escalator to the elevator, and the elevator to the roof.  Once there, you're met with what has to be one of the most amazing views in LA.  There are massive skyscrapers in every direction, and it really feels like you're just partying in the middle of them.  One side of the roof is covered with seats, topiaries and a fireplace, while the other side features the roof-top pool (beautiful!) and some group-sized pods that you can lounge in with friends.  While we were there, a massive projector was blasting an old-time movie onto the side of a neighboring skyscraper for guests to watch.  The only negative to the whole experience was that it was really cold (we were there in late August), but in their defense, it had been a terrible summer in SoCal.  It was so chilly, we weren't able to stay for long, but they may have heaters that they bring out for the winter months.

The hotel is an experience in itself.  You'd have a hard time convincing me to stay anywhere else.

16/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
349. Mary L.
This is a review for the downstairs cafe/restaurant.  This is "the standard" fare for restaurants in Los Angeles.  The service was kinda of there.  The food was edible and looked decent but the taste wasn't anything special.  It is conveniently located for business lunches downtown.  There wasn't anything wrong with the experience but it wasn't anything I would recommend or worth going back until you are in the area and someone else really wanted to go.  If you're there, and you're curious, it is worth a try.

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
350. Keila H.
We got a great room (huge room actually as they call it) rate thru Jetsetter and stayed over the fourth of july weekend.  I read all the reviews so was well prepared with room spray and a candle as the rooms allow smoking. Guess we lucked out cause we got in a non-smoking room.  Killer room, loved the bathtub in the middle of the room, nice views of downtown and very open and airy.  Rooftop pool is really fun and gets packed during summer weekends.  We scored one of the red pods Saturday and loved every second of it.  Drinks are pricey ($10-13)so bring a bottle and start before you go up.  We ate at the restaurant several times and it was all really good.

05/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
351. Nina C.
5 stars because of the overall experience.  A night at The Standard was our Valentine's treat, and it really was a fantastic time.  Valet parking was a breeze...they keep a list of all hotel guests staying overnight.  We found the waitstaff to be very personable and competent, and were able to get a non-smoking room.  The view from our room overlooking downtown Los Angeles was beautiful.  The room itself has a mod theme...standard furnishings and no frills, but perfectly comfortable.  The shower in the room was all glass and attached to the bedroom area, so it's best to be close with your hotel mate(s)!  The rooftop bar was pricey, but cozy, and I enjoyed my drink.  We couldn't take advantage of the rooftop pool given the chilly temperatures.  Room service the next day was on time, as ordered, and tasty.

Drawbacks include the price and the noise level (not a great place if you're looking for a quiet retreat).

17/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
352. Alan B.
They tried for hip, slick and cool.  Missed on all 3.  Staff was great but the rest was just sad given the rates.  Beds are midling mattresses raised up off the floor by a platform that itself is only inches off the floor.  Pillows are so flat I had to ask for four more.  Low thread-count sheets.  Not even a door on the "closet", but a flimsy curtain.  And even in the rooms with two beds, there's a GLASS WALL between the sleeping area and the shower.  Can you say awkward?

27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
353. Ron M.
Definitely a cool place to bring a group of friends and end the night. It's got a really chill vibe, and it's a place you gotta see at least once. The view is great. That's what this place definately has going for it. The service is slow and not all that great. Problem is the crowd. There's a ton of tourists and the rest are people who think their somebody important. They give the place a bad vibe. The drinks are expensive but tasty.

Getting in: Easy before 9pm or on most week nights. Dress up and bring some ladies and it's not bad on weekends. Come with a large group or all guys and, like at any club, you'll probably have to wait.

Drinks: The LA average at $7-14. If you want to pay $3 for a beer, why go to a a trendy nightspot? Be specific in what you ask for. If you want top shelf or that cold beer on the corner, you'll have to say so. Tip well up front and you'll get better service all night.

The crowd: Mixed. Hotel guests are usually there for business and just trying to relax and meet people. Locals often bring bday boys and girls or friends from out-of-town. Actually, it's actually great for a weeknight date. You can get a table, surprisingly good food, and chat it up in a stylish atmosphere.

The view: Beautiful. Maybe the one thing everyone agrees on--the city is amazing from the rooftop, especially at night. You're above the smog, and that alone is worth the cover fee.

04/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
354. Beth F.
Next step in my "200th review" evening:

George M had been craving and raving about the burger at the Standard Hotel Diner and actually having eaten there several times I mentioned I had fond memories of the Shrimp Caesar so off we went.

It was fairly early so the diner was pretty empty - and yellow. That's really the best impression I can give of it. Your typical wanna-be chic/hip menus with random faces on the front and the fare on the back. Your typical wanna-be chic/hip server who was actually very nice and good (surprise in this hotel for sure)  But it was so -- yellow.....I don't know how else to put it, just go for yourself and you will understand what I mean.

As to the food - the shrimp caesar was exactly how I remembered. A good balance of creamy and lemony in the dressing with a hint of sardine. The romaine lettuce was crisp and cool without being too cold. The shrimp...now that was some yum. Grilled and big, just the way I like 'em.   Even the parmesan shavings were plentiful and large and the little crispets that are served on top of the salad could either be eaten separately or crumbled to make croutons.  

George's burger was good too - at least that was what I discerned from his constant moans to my right and subsequent food coma. I did get a small tasting and it was damn fine, I would've liked to have had another bite but alas, he was not sharing. Fine by me, he didn't get much of my salad either.  

We don't share here - it's not wanna-be chic/hip.

02/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
355. Janet Bellydance B.
Stayed here twice and I expected more. Had my birthday party here this year and rented their big penthouse suite. Their big penthouse suite is more like medium sized. Definitely expected something bigger. The room itself had a big bathtub, big bed, large couch, ihome, huge table, view of downtown, and a huge mirror, and complimentary wine.

Their pool party is very Hollywood. You can expect to find Ron Jeremy frequenting it, random dudes squirting you with their squirt guns, and lots of beautiful people in sexy bikinis.

They turn their upstairs rooftop into a club at night. The view of downtown at  night is spectacular. I didn't get to spend much time up there though because one of my friends got rejected from partying up there by security.

Most of the partying was done at the penthouse suite. Unfortunately for us, security showed up to our room and told us we did have to tone down our partying because we were being too loud. It was fucking annoying.

If you do decide to stay at the standard, i actually would recommend the wow room over the big penthouse suite. it's cheaper for starters, and the penthouse suite isn't much bigger than the wow room, so I feel like the wow room is a much better deal than the penthouse suite.

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
356. David C.
Tamara Z was honestly the best waitress I have had in Downtown Los Angeles. She was sweet and made really good recommendation.  Loved the Kale Salad. Definitely coming back.

20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
357. Tina T.
Is this place supposed to be old fashioned L.A. style? Or do they encourage clashing of old fashioned interior with modern touches?

The entrance was a bit off for such a grand looking hotel from the outside.  $15 parking for a tiny lot was a little bit ridonculous too. The retro red doors and dark walls for the hallways of the room did not make me feel as if I was in the same hotel that I entered on the first floor....although it started getting better when I saw the view from our room.

To be honest, the proportion and size of the room and hotel was reasonable for a top notch hotel in a city like L.A., but I really expected a lot more than random retro furniture.

26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
358. Ian Z.
this place sucks. $50 for 2 beers and 2 house wine. what a joke.

the rooftop security are on roid rages and will kick you our if it looks like your having a good time. sorry i spilled some beer, i bought $200 in drinks that cost you $5. you guys are fukin goons.

cool got kicked out from the rooftop party at 7 by a short little black security guard standing by the elevator. he hates white people having good times. everyone saw i didnt do anything.

went back to my room and ive been in hoar house with cleaner carpets. this place is sick. never never stay here!!!!!! not cool

was cool 5  years ago. played out lame crowd ugly girls waste of time.

mean security fake people in stupid sunglasses. not la.

not smart to spend your money here

i really really hate this place. i will tell everyone i know and will never go there again

21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
359. Jesse A.
The DJ's do NOT take requests here. Very eclectic music. Deep House/Techno/Disco with some Indie and oldies thrown in....

Personally speaking, not a fan of the hip hop/top 40 stuff so this is a HUGE plus.

Hollywood is a great place for the top 40 stuff.

Other than that....  This is a great place to come have a drink with stunning views of Los Angeles.

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
360. Bryan S.
Review concerns the restaurant... Bacon Pretzel French Toast... just go.

22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
361. J S.
This place is CRAZY, in a good way.  It's like one of those places you see in a movie and think "yeah right, there is no such place"  well there is and this is it.  The photos say it all.  Roof top pool, vending machine to purchase a swim suit if your forgot yours, waterbeds to rest up but still feel like you're floating.  Movies to watch that are projected on the wall next door.  Crazy stuff.

06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
362. Jodi F.
I come here quite a bit because I live so close... Came here yesterday with a friend for a "Happy Hour" cocktail... The bar downstairs didn't seem to have one. I had a Watermelon Basil Lemonade.... so delicious. The downstairs bar knows how to make a cocktail that's for sure. Sometimes my friends and I will get our drinks downstairs and people watch on the furniture in the lobby (the drinks upstairs just aren't the same.) Cocktails, service and atmosphere are definitely 5 star worthy, price will break the bank if you plan to have a few. :/

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
363. Cee C.
Drinks on the rooftop was great! The crowd was a little bougie, but I can live with that as long as I hear a lil hip hop with drink in hand!

09/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
364. Janet L.
This is for the rooftop bar. AMAZING VIEW. The bar is your typical LA bar, but I like the beer garden they have. But again, AMAZING VIEW.

21/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
365. Ray C.
Cool rooftop pool

16/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
366. Rickey K.
I come here for their brunch and I enjoy it every time. The rooftop daytime pool parties are ripped from a page of Brett Easton Ellis, but hey welcome to LA.

22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
367. Elyse K.
I'm not going to add to any of the reviews as I'm just here to share probably the BEST tip ever.  You know how pissed you get when you order two drinks and the bill is about $30? Well, get this...... you can order a bottle of champagne from a cocktail server for $45.  Yep, that's an entire bottle for $45.  Now throw in some OJ or juice and you're really rollin'.

I know that champagne isn't everyones cup of tea and if it's 100 degrees out, you may just want a margarita or beer.  Also, if you're a group of guys, you may not want to be sipping on bubbly if you want to keep up your manly tough guy routine.  That's fine...  more champagne for me!

09/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
368. Gilbert P.
When you check-in, you get passes to the roof top bar. The rooftop bar was nice! Best view of downtown LA! Interesting people, quick bartenders! Generally a good time! But that's really all that's good about The Standard.

When I booked a room, some crazy, bitchy associate checked me in, which set the mood for my weekend stay. The woman in glasses and her 3 birds wrist tattoos rolled her eyes at me, was biting sarcastic, and was SOO NOTT HOSPITABLE! She was cold, callous, and seemed to go out of her way to make me feel uncomfortable. But, okay, aside from the bitchiest check-in of my life, at least I had a decent room, right?

No. Wrong. The Medium room was the size of a large walk-in closet (and a shower) with a mattress on the ground and uncomfortable sheets. The designer was definitely trying too hard to be trendy, but the trendiness clashed with the cheap furniture. I'm usually ALL ABOUT boutique hotels, but I really wish I'd have stayed at the Hyatt for the $189/night I'd paid here.

Checking out was easy with a more well-trained desk woman. She was much smarter than the check-in girl, and a million times more hospitable. However, my angst for The Standard had already hardened. It was too late.

I encourage visitors to stay somewhere else since I have many regrets about staying here. I recommend (with reservation) the rooftop bar to anyone, really, but beware of bouncers.

Yay for good bellhops, check out ladies, and downtown; boo for everything else. Sorry!

22/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
369. Danny E.
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, decent rooms, nice rooftop lounge.  The rooms are have a pretty nice design.  This isn't a 5 star hotel and you shouldn't expect as much.

Nice pool for a noon time swim.

That staff here has always been super friendly and helpful.

07/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
370. Randee T.
stayed at this hotel for a nightly getaway with the gf. the room was reasonably priced and the room was great. nothing five star or maybe even four star quality but i dont think its going for that. the room we stayed in was the smallest of the ones you could get but was more than enough for two people. nice comfy memory foam queen size bed and generous amount of pillows. the only strange about it was that it was on a platform only a foot or so off the floor, with a step surrounding the perimeter of the bed leading to it. the bathroom is also quite interesting as theres no privacy whatsoever. everything is glass, and the only thing preventing you from seeing your s/o taking a deuce is the the bath curtain you can draw close....but this does nothing but prevent water from spilling out when youre actually taking a shower. the hotel is of course also home to the famous rooftop bar and on the floor below is a new addition spin standard which is a ping pong bar.....had great fun in there. you get a discount if you are staying there and they can bill things to your room. and if you want to barhop, many great bars are in walking distance.

needless to say i had an awesome night at the standard.

06/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
371. Susan B.
If Andy Warhol and Paris Hilton could somehow, some way, defy time and space and have a baby, and if that baby where raised alone in a room with nothing but plasma screen TV playing "Clockwork Orange" and "Sports Center" that baby would grow up to design this hotel. Now, to some a hotel made by a Hilton/Warhol space-time baby is the top-notch, best way to travel, for everyone else, there are better choices.

Don't get me wrong, the rooftop pool is lovely, on a weekday afternoon in the summer (before the lame dudes who think "Entourage" is about them show up) I love swimming there, but as far as a hotel goes I just don't get it.
 
 I don't think it's entirely the hotel's fault. The staff here is very nice, when I've stayed here (several times ALWAYS in groups for birthday/ girl parties) they are great. The restaurant downstairs is actually pretty good and pool is fine and does have a great view (though the way people talk about it you'd think it's the Hearst castle pool). But the cheese factor here is just so damn high, I can't even go "ironically".

If you are looking for a cool downtown pool/bar I'd say Hotel Figueroa is the way to go. If you want to spend a wad in the area on a romantic room, go all out and go to the Biltmore. If you want to have a room that has a giant plastic foot in it for no reason, yet nowhere to sit, or you want to get hit on by dudes in "Ed Hardy"  t-shirt who do coke and use a lot of Axe body spray, by all means, stay at the Standard.

03/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
372. Minda w.
HELLO
my name is 712.

[Just a review on the lodging only. More about the Rooftop bar and 24/7 Restaurant in their respective posts.]

The corridors are a bit dark, old, and smelly but once you walk into the room, you forget about the outside. This is a kick-ass room.Big, spacious open floor plan. Perfect party room (well if they allowed parties in the room). The Emperor bed slept 3 very comfortably.

The bathroom was cool but the decor was a bit sterile. I kept thinking that it'd be a perfect spot for a horror flick. Yes, I have an overactive imagination. It is also a bit awkward since there is no curtain/door to the shower. Limited to one person in the bathroom at a time.

The cupboards were well stocked with the usual like alcohol but also with goodies like hangover meds, pepto, flip flops etc. And yes, I get amused by the stupid stuff like "Slip it in" key cards, poopy sticker on the toilet paper and visual directions on the condom box. 3 for $5 in case you need them. Boxed water is awesome too!

Briefly checked out the Bigger Penthouse as well and I definitely prefer the WOW room. Who can say no to a giant squishy foot in the bathroom?

Completely WOW'd in the WOW room. Love my girls! =P

15/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
373. Valentine K.
Saturday fun day, perfect for tanning and drinks!

11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
374. Treysea T.
hahah - what a joke this place is!  Just another overly trendy, overpriced joint - this time filled to the brim with coked-out wanna-be models and boys of questionable sexuality free-balling by the pool in their metallic gold Dolphin shorts...

Even the bartenders were burnt out on that scene and poured heavily and cheaply for my friends and I, such a non-Standard bunch we were.  

The cool parts:
* the wanna-be infinity pool
* the waterbed chairs
* the large loungy couchy seats
* the interestng furniture and lighting

The wack parts:
* ridiculous amounts of ridiculous wanna-be celebrities
* the hallways to the rooms are like a maze in the "looking glass" - you damn near gotta leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way around
* models, models, everywhere models and not a brain to think - I've never seen so many crack whores in one location ever.  I've also never seen so many people DYING to be noticed by people who could give a fuck about them.

The best part:
* watching an Australian crack whore, I mean model, who's bender just hit the wall, being manhandled by security at, oh, 3:30 pm...bitch, it's daylight out and you're passed out...
* laughing at all the curiously femmy "straight" boys who were trying their damnedest to get with all the crack-whores, I mean models.

My friends got a room - which I'm sure they paid way too much for - the room decor was bleh, the glass shower had nothing on the Andaz in Downtown San Diego and you couldn't open the damn windows...

If you must go, I guess...nice photo ops on the roof, but totally not worth the $20 cover nor the ride through traffic to get there.

29/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
375. Tina V.
Went on double date here with my bf and his friend to grab some drinks at the roof top bar but it was for hotel guest only so we couldnt get in and ended up lounging at the downstairs bar.  The service was so horrible but being patient the manager personally gave us a VIP section service our drinks and food to the point that we felt special because he only spent time on us while other patron tried to squeeze in around us. Which explains my 3 stars. I still think the prices are pretty steep tho.  over $400+tip for 12 shots and 2 orders of fries and 2 beers. so minus 2 stars for price.

27/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
376. Burrel V.
Great spot. Trendy rooms.

But, filled with hipsters, bed too high for the tv, drinks at the bar are overpriced (like everything else here).

Loved it here, though.

19/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
377. Nicole H.
So it's beautiful, love the rooftop view etc. but I had the WORST bartender experience of my life. He yelled at me for ordering a drink for the person next to me then poured me pucker and redbull instead of vodka and redbull to punish me. Then threw my receipt at me when I had taken my drink before he put a straw in it. It was really confusing to figure out how to get to the roof and the dance square was awkward and way not big enough.

17/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
378. Desiree P.
Pee-youuu!

Read through the reviews carefully, most of them on Yelp are for the roof top bar (which is designed like a red/white Ikea display, overpriced drinks, BUT with an AMAZING view worth seeing). The building actually has really cool period construction, the problem is, it is worn and if it weren't for the durable old-school material quality, this place would be falling over--ding, chunks, and holes in elevator/stairwell. We went straight up to the roof top by way of TWO elevators and a tower of terror stairwell (no signage at all!). As soon as we got into the elevator the place smelled so bad -- cigarette smoke from the 70s -- if you are sensitive to this type of thing, don't stay here-the 12th floor smell was just gross with worn red carpet. The signage on the street is TERRIBLE and we drove around many blocks (on poorly designated one way streets) to locate the front entrance to the Standard.

10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
379. DAVID R.
This is a great place to wind down and enjoy the views, drinks and meet people. The roof top bar is a lounge with a view.

23/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
380. Shingo A.
I've eaten at the restaurant in this hotel and hung out at the rooftop bar.  But I did not spend the night here.

This place reminds of Ikea so much.  Don't know why, maybe the fashionably designed interior made of lesser quality material?  I don't remember what I ate at the restaurant nor how the food tasted.  We had few drinks with our dinner and then proceeded up to the rooftop bar.  

The view from the roof top bar is amazing.  I could not believe I was getting drunk in middle of downtown L.A. and I was hanging out on top of one of the taller downtown buildings.  During the daytime downtown is full of cars, people and noises.  But at night, it's like a different world, almost no sound!  This bar is open air too!   There is this ball looking thing with holes on it.  Inside there is a water bed.  I was intoxicated and had the waterbed to myself, I started to doze off.  Then my obnoxious friend had to jump in and cause a tidal wave within the waterbed.  Does she even know I get sea sickness?  Ahahaha, no, I didn't end up puking.  It was a fun experience, felt like a kid again.

22/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
381. Amanda H.
I am an avid business traveler and this hotel was one of two (the other being the Sheraton) that was on my approved list while in Downtown LA.  I'm only 33 so I consider myself fairly young and hip and but this hotel was even too hip for my liking.  It was a cross between the show Mad Men and the Jetsons.  Some may think this is cool but to me it was very cold and unviting.  My room was on the 12th floor near the elevator, I didn't hear much noise so that was nice.  Upon entering, the bed was on a platform on the floor and I couldn't locate the TV (it was hidden behind curtains).  All that seperated my shower from my bed was a curtain (no walls) and while showering I had to stare at my naked self in a full length mirror.  The bathroom sink area reminded me of a locker room in a gym.  It was a cool looking sink but I had no wear within reach to put my flat iron or my brush.  It was awkward.  The actual toilet was in a seperate room but there was a tiny hair on the back of the bowl and in the shower when I first arrived.  The bed was comfy, but the desk area, the chair was plastic and so not comfy.  I'm used to a binder with laminated info on the hotel, but instead I got a folder with photo copied info.  No coffee maker in the room that I noticed so I headed down to the cafe, which OMG the decor and bright cannery yellow almost made me GAG.  The service was super slow and all I ordered was yogurt and an espresso.  There was 3 other tables inside and it took 18 min for me to get everything I wanted. I did not check out the roof top pool or bar, that probably would have been cool, but I was just in the for the night wanting a nice spot to sleep and eat in the am and I didn't get either.  I will not be returning but it may be more impressive for others.  Staff was very friendly in the hotel.

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
382. Lili C.
The rooms at The Standard are, well, standard. No frills or opulence so if you're looking for a 4-5 star hotel  to pamper you, go elsewhere.

We were 2 girls going to a concert at Staples Center so we wanted a cool, hip spot close by. We like the rooftop bar, so thought the hotel would be a good place to stay.

Unfortunately, The Standard was not the best choice:
1 chair, I mirror in bathroom, no fridge, no dresser, no trash can, minimal decor, and everything is very low (like Japanese style). They also charge $33/ car to park there. The restaurant was very dark, but had good food.

Overall, would not stay there again

13/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
383. Nara P.
My overall experience at The Standard was disappointing to say the least. The minute I walked in, I felt the negative energy. No one assisted me when I said I had a dinner reservation. I waited about 10 minutes, and my reservation was at 7:00 p.m.  The waitress then told me that I was going to be charged $3.50 per guest to cut my cake. She did not even bother to introduce herself. I found this a little ridiculous that I was going to be charged to cut MY OWN CAKE.  When I questioned her about it she was very rude and said I should have known.  I was quickly over it let her know it was okay because she does not make the rules after all. I asked to be seated outside and I was put in a corner. I nicely asked if I could be moved more towards the center of the restaurant because our party would be too close to the arriving party.  The waitress hesitated and was rude once again.  All she had to do was move five dinner menus to another table. What was the big deal? I could have done it myself. Once I was moved to another table, we ordered our drinks and we did not receive them until about 15 minutes later. She had drinks provided for the other party before our party, even though they had arrived after us. Keep in mind this was my birthday dinner. I asked for a straw and well, I never got my straw. We did not get to place our orders until about 8:15 which is ridiculous.  I should not have had to wait that long. The restaurant was not even busy. My party and the other parties were the only ones there. So why did everything take hours? When we ordered our meals, some of my friends had questions and she was not friendly at all when answering them. At that point I was extremely annoyed and was ready to get up and leave. I expected so much more from The Standard; so much for the luxury aspect. The food and service were below my expectations and I will not be paying another visit. It makes me more upset that this happened on my birthday.

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
384. maya c.
I would give couple of additional stars for the professionalism/friendliness of the staff and for the prime location of the hotel but other then that it was an overall disapointing stay.
we made a reservation to stay over the weekend Sat/Sun .When we got there, the overall 1st impression of the look of the hotel was not so hot....felt old, musty smell, our room has nothing in particular that would justify the $$$$ of the nightly room. A nasty odor of sewer pipe was coming from the bathroom sink as soon as your turn on the water.
we then decided to look at the famous roof top/bar of the hotel. the decoration is so poor, i am sorry but it is unacceptable.....the pool was closed for a private event which i taught was pretty bad to not inform the future guests of that amenity not beeing avaialable.
we left early Sunday morning to watch the football match between england and Italy returned at 5pm in the hotel to change and go out to dinner, our room had still not been cleaned, came back around midnight room cleaned with no bath towels called the service cleaning the next morning until we left we had no towels so we left.

I was looking forward to checking this famous hotel but this particular hotel needs attention.....its bad.
we will definetly would not return or recommend this place to anyone we know.

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
385. Claudia A.
Very well, Standard your lobby decor may be an extreme contrast to the white-walled sterile rooms you offer, but my taste is minimalist so I don't mind the white walls, white bedding, white desk, white vanity. I have decided that the huge room is my favorite because it's just the right size, not actually HUGE but comfortable.

Let me take the rest of this review to discuss the room service.
It is 24-hours.
It is extremely convenient after a night of excessive gin&tonics when you conquered the red hallways to make it to your room "Hello My Name Is: 402" YES! I MADE IT! I MADE IT! Slip in the card and throw myself in the "platform bed" which is a mattress (a plushy one) on top of a small platform. Eyeliner smudged, hair a mess, stomach grumbling, not really in the mood to venture downstairs to eat. Call room service.

"Let me have the 2 eggs your way, scrambled, spicy jack mac-n-cheese, and chicken and waffles...I am a hungry helpless drunk incapable of finding the elevator, managing to not throw up in it, and passing the dim lobby with the blue lights to the yellow restaurant. Feed me! Feed me!"

Food arrives: a majestic spread of 2 scrambled eggs, home fries, ham, toast, jam, butter, NUTELLA (my favorite! how did you know?!? Well, Nutella is everyone's favorite these days), chicken and waffles with a side of rooster sauce and the cheesiest mac and cheese with a small spicy kick. I was in heaven!

Morning rolls around and I could use some OJ, coffee and pastries, but I look like a maniacal raccoon zombie and I can't manage to get dressed or even find a hairbrush. Room service never fails! The orange juice, fresh squeezed, their croissants warm and flaky, their coffee not bad, and their berry muffins baked to perfection without artificial ingredients. Ahhh.

Front desk: the right amount of friendly and not pretentious as you would believe at first sight.

Still my favorite place to stay at when in L.A.

13/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
386. Gina G.
The hotel is "modern" but I found the decor and furniture cheap and cheesy. My room reeks of smoke and very loud. Tons of noise from hall late at night. Rooftop bar was cool. Checking out after one night to find someplace else.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
387. Marilyn R.
We planned a rehearsal dinner in the Biergarten at the Standard. I initially worked with Tristan Wood to firm up all the details. Once that was done, I worked with Eric Hinojosa. Working with the team at the Standard was wonderful. They delivered on every detail, and the team who waited on us during the event were wonderful. Everyone had an amazing time and I would like to thank the team at the Standard.

14/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
388. Lizzie C.
I actually like this hotel. It is pretty LA and a bit over-hyped, but... I kind of enjoyed it. I got one of the bigger rooms and the bed was comfy and I really loved the decor. The staff, even security, was nice to me too, so I don't know what other people are talking about in their reviews. My co-worker (we were here on a business trip) had a humongous suite with cute orange couches, HUGE bathroom, and a gigantic foot in the middle of the bathroom.

The rooftop pool/lounge is beautiful. At night it looks cool when it's all lit up. They have these waterbed seat type things along the pool. Uh... don't go in those. Seen too many nasty things going on in there in one night.

So, the things that probably affect my review:

1. My trip was paid for. Looking at the site, the rooms are pretty pricey, but from my experience, the pricetag matches.

2. I didn't drive there, so I don't know what valet/parking is like.

Overall, I liked it, and I'm actually excited to be staying there again next week. Who knows, maybe I'll find something I don't like then.

11/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
389. Caroline K.
I stayed at the Standard Downtown LA for five nights.  I like the vibe and design of the hotel, the rooftop bar was lovely and for the most part the staff is great.  Even though the hotel feels fairly large, I saw and interacted with the same staff everyday, which took away from that I'm living in a hotel for a week for work feeling.  

Downside is that in the standard rooms the TV is on a table lower than the bed, so you have to sit on the floor to watch TV.  I called and was told they'd send up an engineer to move it.  I asked that the engineer let himself in as I'd be out at meetings all afternoon.  Got home, no one had come to the room.  Called again, and this time the super great front desk guy said there was nothing they could do about the TV placement so they'd switch me to a different room type.  I appreciate this greatly because I did get upgraded quite a bit.  

Got to the new room and that TV was broken.  Called down, again they were going to send the engineer, I told them he could let himself in and headed off to the bar to get a drink so I didn't have to be in a room while engineer fixed the TV.  Came back, no one had showed up.  Called again and explained the problem again.  The engineer did come, he was in my room for over an hour.  At one point there were three TV's in my room and the engineer had been on the phone with the cable company for 20 minutes.  I said forget it, I really didn't feel like sharing my space with the engineer anymore.  Suddenly he got another TV that worked into my room.  Sigh of relief.

The free wifi was also extremely slow (think over 3 or 4 minutes for a 6 minute youtube video to load).  I called down to the front desk to let them know, and the girl told me that since wifi is free they don't guarantee that it will work well.  That seemed kinda lame and there is no option to pay more for a better connection.

A few other things of note, the restaurant and room service food is not very good.  I've never heard of a margarita pizza being smothered in ricotta cheese.  Most dishes were very bland.  Also, smoking area is just outside the restaurant, so while you are eating the place smells like cigarettes.  Not very enjoyable.

Overall I think the hotel was okay.  I think the value was worth it, but that's most likely because I paid for a Regular room and got to stay in the Huge room.  

Final note:  the oversized tubs are amazing.  So relaxing and I basically felt like I was swimming.

25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
390. Joy H.
With 'The Standard' as the name of your business, you'd better make damn sure that  you can deliver the exemplary quality and service that's fitting with the status of being the benchmark.

Upon first impression, The Standard Downtown LA had a promising potential for greatness. The outdoor dining area showed a spectacular use of space--foodies have the option of lounging around in the sunken area that was adorned with colorful cushion pillows (caution: you might not want to use this area if you're wearing 1) tight pants, 2) no pants (i.e, dress/skirt), and/or 3) high heels since you'd have to climb 2-3 big steps to get up/down from your table) or dine at one of the patio tables near the 24/7 restaurant. Likewise, the inside of the hotel screamed of fashionably modern designs from the maze of red lounge chairs to the unique unisex common sink area infront of the restrooms. The rooftop bar is also of a baller-quality since it has a 3-in-1 design which combines ample lounging space with a great panoramic view of the highrises of LA  as well as a rooftop pool. Look around and you'd find an interesting/questionable vending machine that offers anything from boardshorts to sunglasses.

With so much glamour and glitz abound, I expected that my experience with The Standard large room would be just as blinged out as the other sections thus far. To my surprise, I found the room rather bland and uninviting. I believe the concept that the designer was aiming to convey was that of a marriage between art and utility; in other words, form and function blending into one synergistic balance. In actuality, there was too much form and not so much function in the way the furnitures were arranged. Upon entering through a red door that appears somewhat reminiscent of a college dorm room, there is a king-sized bed sprawled out on top of a raised platform in the midst of the interior. On one side of the room, guests can enjoy a view of the magnificent wall of another building,

On the opposite side of the room, there's the oh-so-advertised 'unique' minibar that's not actually a bar unless that's your definition of an overstuffed minifridge right next to a squeeze-space of a closet.

And then there's the bathroom. Thank heavens for a curtain in this hospital-inspired design of a private space, since Standard wants to make sure you won't be doing anything funny without the (involuntary?) supervision of your co-inhabiting suite-mate.

With the glass panel serving as a wall between the bedroom and le toilette, voyeurism seems heavily encouraged to say the least. Quite ironically, it felt to me more like a freakshow. Taking a shower is one thing. Having someone watch you take a sh*t is a distant another. No, you should not bring sexy back that way. In fact, leave it where it belongs--in the bedroom.

After having been to the Shattuck in SF and The Ace in Palm Springs, I would consider this my least favorite boutique hotel. To me, I consider it a lackluster business to carry the name of 'The Standard'.

Overall: Go there if you're a die-hard college/bachelor-pad afficionado. Otherwise, stay elsewhere and just come here for the bar.

16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
391. Scott J.
A fun party hotel for 2 nights, but I'd hate to stay here for any longer. The bed is on a small platform on the floor. The TV is on IKEA furniture about 3 inches off the floor. Oh, and if you're sharing a room make sure you really know the other person - and by really know, I mean make sure you're comfortable with them watching you take a shower, use the restroom, etc. The bathroom is all glass.

Sweet for watching TV while taking a shower - not so sweet if you're sharing a room. Kinda like putting your junk in the Macy's window. Clientele can be a little douchey. I guess that is to be expected with this place.

The rooftop bar is very cool and the hotel has very fast elevators. Staff was also helpful.

14/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
392. Dougie G.
i was contacted by the management a couple weeks later,(should have updated this a few weeks ago sorry) and for that i appreciate it. so many businiess' loose out by not giving attention to their clientele, however , it looks like The Standard is committed to keeping thier customers happy! that is a good thing!  so i will be back soon. And if they execute this policy on my next stay, which i plan to be in May, then i will let all Yelpers know about it.

Telling it like it is.

26/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
393. Lina J.
i've stayed here numerous times. what a great hotel. a little on the pricey side but, you can't go wrong with contemporary interior and a comfortable platform bed. i also remember throwing my 21st birthday party in my room. i reserved the "gigantic". my room was completely packed with people smoking cigarettes in the shower. i also think someone broke the toilet. surprisingly, security did not interfere until 3am. this must happen often at the standard. however, i got my full deposit back, despite the minor carpet burns. (we fixed the toilet).

bear in mind, there's little privacy if you're getting a "medium". the shower is exposed next to the bed. it's interesting..

you also get a free wristband for the rooftop upon booking a room. to be completely honest, it's not THAT great. you're better off having champagne at chateau marmont on sunset, or even at a dive bar down the street. the people in charge of door are completely rude. don't really know why.

22/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
394. Archie R.
Things I hope get banned in 2011:

1) Girls who throw the peace sign in pictures.  Not pointing out any type of ethnicity of girl at all in this one.  I am sure girls of all backgrounds do this...either way, it should be banned.

2) Chronic picture taking of food at intimate restaurants.  I know, the pictures are providing a service, I get it.  But Jesus, one of these days I am going to have a seizure thanks to all the flashes from you trying to get that perfect angle of your whole wheat penne.

3) ROTFLMAO.  I'll let "LOL" stick around, that one I can buy.  But seriously, was that video of the hiccupping & farting cat really funny enough to make you fall over, roll around, and laugh so hard your ass flies off?  (ok, maybe it was)

4) Cheap Hotel owners.  I have an idea!  Let's buy a shitty hotel, and instead of putting some serious money into it, let's make it "hip" with some minor changes, blue lights, a DJ booth, and a glass wall between the shower and the room.  

The Standard is cool but you start to get the impression they are trying too hard.  

You know who isn't trying too hard and lives way beyond the line separating cool from not?  

The bartenders.

Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in downtown LA.

Even though there really isn't any reason to go down there.

Upgrade.

18/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
395. natalie m.
Friends from out of town wanted a nice view of downtown LA at night, so I took them here to the rooftop bar for a few drinks before we went out and about.  We got started at about 11pm, but there was no cover charge to speak of.  Bartenders were very friendly and charged almost nothing for pretty strong drinks.  
I took off one star because it was kinda windy that night and a few heaters were broken.  We told the staff about it and they just tried to hide from us.

07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
396. Tiffany A.
The standard rooms at the Standard are like whateve, nothing special, lol if that makes sense. I would say that they are BETTER than the rooms at the Belmont though
The suite are like whateve too but ok I guess.
I didn't pay for anything so I won't be able to say if they were fairly priced or not.
In the suite there was a giant black foot in the bathroom, lol RANDOM.
The bathtub is right in the middle of the room next to the little living room.
Decor is ok.
The entrance to the hotel is nice and so is the seating area, the lobby area is also nice. I believe they have a 24 hour restaurant.
My experience this day was very nice.
I hear its even better during SUMMER TIME!
Ping pong and Pool table in the lobby = fun  lol

04/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
397. Jeremy G.
We spent $2000 to reserve a meeting room for 4 hours with the promise that it would also cover access to the rooftop bar afterward. The actual meeting room (The Brunette) was decent, though the projector they provided was very old and low-res, and they looked at us like we were crazy when we requested a whiteboard. The service in the room and particularly the sandwiches they served us were pretty decent, however the staff running the bar and hotel were atrocious. When we arrived, most of the staff had no idea where the room was in the hotel, and once we had told them what floor it was on, they directed us to an elevator that didn't stop on that floor.

After our meeting was over, we were told that each member of our group would have to pay to go to the bar (which was a breach of the agreement we had made), and the manager to whom my colleagues spoke was crass and inflexible throughout the process, so we left and went to the Figueroa Hotel, which has a much better bar and vibe.

Overall, my impression of the Standard was that they had the appearance of being a decent place, they have a relatively nice rooftop (from a previous visit), but their management was terrible and had no understanding of customer service. As members of one of the largest non-profits in Los Angeles, we are perfectly happy to take our business and money elsewhere in the future.

So, if you like image and don't care about substance, I can recommend the Standard. Other than that, I'd avoid it.

29/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
398. Steph H.
Cruised by around 11pm or so on a Friday night and enjoyed a drink in the chill downstairs lounge/lobby. Some of the more fancier-dressed folk were going up the escalator to hang at the rooftop bar, but we were content to just take a load off and hang out on one of the many couches to just chat and soak in the retro-cool downtempo splendor. Not that many people there that night but it was kind of nice--was not in the mood for a crowded "scene". Drinks were typically downtown LA expensive, but that's to be expected. A good place for a nice chill-out session.

25/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
399. Francis M.
I love staying here.  I love the rooftop pool/bar and the gorgeous view of dtla.  My favorite room is the WOW! room.  I can't get enough of the massive black foot in the middle of the bathroom.  The bathtub is huge, thats a plus. The layout of this room is just great.

Service is fantastic. 24/7 restaurant is so convenient esp when you're too messed up to do anything.  I always have fun here.  And of course it's free to go up to the rooftop at night instead of paying $20 to get in.  

I love the ambiance and deco of this hotel.  It just makes my alter ego come out.. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing....

11/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
400. Andrea B.
Went here a month ago to stay for the night and it was disappointing. The decor is very old looking and cheap, seems to be from IKEA; it is not worth how much you pay for a room. Parking took forever to find! And now the security deposit has been on my credit card for 3 weeks and every time I've called to inquire about it, the front desk forwards me to billing and they never answer or have not called back after leaving them multiple messages. Definitely not coming here again. The only good thing about this place is the rooftop view but from what I've researched there are plenty of other hotels and lounges that offer the same view.

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
401. Sarah L.
If you're a partying 20-something hipster this (could be) the place for you.  If you're an early-30's professional, go somewhere else.

First off, I had two bad initial impressions of The Standard:  the girl that checked us in was snotty and unhelpful.  She rushed through her spiel and then had no time for my questions.
Then, the all-white walls in our room were dirty!  Gross.  Magic Eraser would solve that problem in a second.

As some of the earlier people said, the logistics of the room were un-useful:  TV lower than the bed, few garbage cans etc.

I do have to say that the check-out went well, the girl working was a darling and very friendly.

For $200 a night I will probably never stay here again, despite the great location in downtown.

26/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
402. Jennifer C.
I was torn in writing this review because I thought the hotel itself was actually quite nice. The decor and overall atmosphere of the place--from the fantastic food/coffee/drinks to the Warby Parker display in the lobby--was very on-trend, and tastefully so. The service was ok--nothing to write home about, but probably pretty good, considering most upscale hotels like this are usually pretty snobby. If I had to give a rating for the hotel on it's own, I would probably have given 4 stars.

That being said, however, the rooftop bar was AWFUL. Or rather, the DJ was AWFUL. I was there last night for a friend's bachelorette party and we went up once around 9:30pm and again around 11:30pm. The music in the early part of the night was your regular house music, neither good nor bad, but the music during the last part of the night was so bad that I was actually kind of offended in a "I-am-not-getting-my-money's-worth" kind of way (you can tell how offended since this is my first Yelp review ever). Not only was the remixing awful, but the song selection and pacing were strange and extremely off-putting.  We spent about 10 minutes on the dance floor before spending the rest of the evening sitting in the lounge chairs laughing at the pathetic music. It definitely didn't help that most of the guys there were creepy and unattractive. For a "party hotel," I must say, I really really expected so much more from the Standard, and the awful DJ and awful scene really soured what would otherwise have been a great night out.

26/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
403. Sandi I.
Lov, Lov this hotel! This place is ultra modern & chic. The interior is bright 80's colors. A  fun yellow dining room and outdoor patio. Maybe, not so fun if you have a hangover!  You will probably have one if you party on the rooftoop. Gorgeous panoramic views of Downtown LA, crystal clear blue swimming pool, large enough for a big party. Perfect place on a hot summer night..

This hotel is affordable and really close to the freeway. I prefer staying downtown than in a Comfort Inn/ Hollywood.  

If you are staying here for business, this place is a short walk to the Jewelry district, Biltmore Hotel, LA Public library and Starbucks is only 2 blocks away. However, there is quite a bit of noise from partiers. My room quieted down after 1:00am.

The rooms were clean and streamlined. grays, whites and a splash of orange. I like modern but wish they had a small soaking tub, extra bed pillows and a real garbage can in the bathroom, There is a large shower that is clear glass all the way around. The shower is large enough for your party but not so good to share with a co-worker.

The view was great from my room. Park  two blocks away for $15 a night at the Pershing garage instead of paying $28 a night that the hotel charges. I will def come back.

11/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
404. Jason L.
Hanging out on the rooftop is alright, but staying here just makes you feel like an ex-Hollywood d-bag. I suppose this place is okay if you want to pass out stupid in an overpriced bowl of spaghetti, within an enormous, wall-less room, with all 15 of your scumbag, hipster friends (like I did).

In keeping with the theme, it turns out the staff are a bunch of pretentious a-holes too.

30/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
405. Brian T.
This hotel is definitely very fun. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is expecting a 'traditional" hotel. The best way I can think to describe this place is as if you took Urban Outfitters (their style, attitude, viewpoint, and clientele) and made it into a hotel. I definitely would not recommend this for my parents as they are old-fashioned and conservative (and I don't mean from a political viewpoint).

The room is very minimalist, which I like. A very modern style. The bed is essentially on the floor; very low to the ground. It was comfortable and the linens were nice. There was a long counter against the window with one chair. This was the only tabletop in the room. There was an LCD flat screen TV on a small stand and that was pretty much it. The closet is a cubby hole with a curtain and the bathroom was very large. Also, the bed and the shower were separated by a glass wall. So yes, you could see anyone who took a shower. Kinda sexy and hot if you're staying here with your significant other. Not so much if its with a platonic friend (or worse family).

Like I said, its different and I wouldn't recommend this place for everyone. If you want a luxurious hotel with wall art, marble bathroom floors, a 4-post king-sized bed, fancy dresser drawers, and a work desk then this is not the place for you.

If you want a unique, cool, and hip hotel that is basically just a place to sleep and shower and you're staying alone or with your significant other (and you're fine with watching each other shower lol) then this is a neat place to check out.

Also, food at the restaurant was good. I had the pork chops which were very delicious. The rooftop pool/bar is really more of a bar and less of a pool. It's a cool location that you've probably seen on TV or in movies before (episode of Bones comes to mind), but the pool is rather small. Also the drinks at the rooftop bar are fairly expensive. $11 for a well drink on a Wednesday night. Wow. I think a bartender was skimming off the top or something. I hate to wonder what a brand-name alcohol cost. Probably better to drink elsewhere and party on the roof. Minus points for my $11 well drink.

14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
406. Nikki K.
So, my boyfriend and I were looking for a good place to stay for his 30th birthday trip to L.A. (and Coachella) and we found this location of The Standard and thought the pictures online were amazing.  Once we got there, our feelings remained the same, and it was not only what we thought it would be, but so much more!

The hotel room was mod to the core- cool curtains with a matching pendant light.  We got the room with a platform bed and the glass encased shower that jutted out into the bedroom where you were totally exposed to your roommate.  Good for couples, NOT good for friends sharing a room!

The bar on the roof with the pool was awesome- but the prices for drinks were a bit of a shell shock.  If you mixed your own drinks from the hotel room's fridge (that looked like an alcoholic's paradise) you would fare much better!

They had an assortment of things above the room's fridge that made us laugh- they have toilet paper with a stick figure taking a crap, condoms with pictures on the outside of stick figures doing it, etc.  Humorous to people my age, but I am not sure if parental folks would enjoy the comedy of it.  My parents would, but they enjoy silly stuff.

They have a restaurant, bar, exercise room, and hair salon in-house so you can get your hair trimmed up after spending too much money on the rooftop bar.   But, you have to check out the bathroom in the exercise room- the motif is "The Incredible Hulk" and the mirror is shaded green so you feel amped up, and the wallpaper has the hulk all over it as well.  Fun stuff!

If you are ever in the L.A. area I would definitely stay here- it's oddly cheap and cool and you will only delight in the mod stuff surrounding you!  But don't take pictures in front of the staff- they will chase you out!

15/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
407. Natasha N.
Cool roof top bar. Different areas to hang out. Nice selection of booze. Not too crowded on a Sunday afternoon. What else do you want?

17/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
408. Raymond H.
This hotel has seen its glory days come and go.

I planned on having a little vacation in LA this past weekend, and wanted a hotel to just hang out at the pool, have some food and drink, and enjoy the weather.

I check in and go to my room, and everything is fine until my girlfriend and I go up to the pool.  As the elevator door opens, a security guard tells us that the bar is still under construction and will not be open until 5 pm.  He then tells us that if we want anything to drink or eat, WE, AS GUESTS OF THE HOTEL, MUST GO 12 FLIGHTS DOWN TO THE LOBBY AND GET OUR OWN DRINKS AND BRING THEM BACK UP, so that he can put them in plastic cups.  To make things even worse, there was nobody working at the rooftop pool to even provide towels or any kind of service whatsoever.

I was amazed that the Hotel did nothing to accommodate the fact that their bar was going to be closed on a Saturday afternoon.  After all of this, I rolled with the punches and just decided to make the best of it. I took the elevator to the lobby to get some drinks from the bar. However, the bar was also servicing a fully packed restaurant, and to make things even worse, there was 1 bartender (who looked like he was 18), and looked like he had never made a drink in his life.  This took about 20 minutes, until I had to go and speak to someone.

That's when things went from amazing to incredible. I was met by the rudest human being on Earth, giving me attitude for even complaining for this mess.  She made it sound like I was the one with the problem, and that I had no right to complain about the crappy service for the day.  she told me to deal with it, but after a few comments back and forth, she gave me a $50 discount on my room.  

Unfortunately, that did nothing for me. I will never stay at the Standard Hotel again.  Poor service, rude managers, and its just a crappy place to stay.  It used to be the "cool" place to stay in DT, but no longer.

Gonna try the JW Marriott next.

19/04/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
409. D B.
I hate writing about places that suck as they are just unworthy.  Twice in one day I tried to go onto the roof top with an out of town guest.  1st time:  the private party decided to stay longer but who cares about all those people coming for a birthday party that was organized and calls ahead for the bar for the birthday revelers were told they were opening at 6.  So we all go somewhere else with our heads hung down.  But no big but rather bummed and we feel lied to.
The major problem in my mind was when myself and two other friends in 4th of July sexy sartorially appropriate outfits were told we did not know enough names to get us in the door for one last or two cocktails.  One of our guests was a local industry gentlemen and this door guy asked for management names and all of them were given yet still denied access only further frustration the situation. We were left at 1am in search for another taxi and no viewing of the Standard roof top for my out of town guest.  We had a great time at Spring Street bar instead.  
As far as hospitality at the Standard goes this place has none.  After all these years of hearing about this place I have the desire to see it about as much as I would like to experience eating rotten food but it did truly leave me with a terrible taste in my mouth.  The taste of this joint is YUCKY no matter how many times I brush my teeth.  
Far better places to spend money on a roof downtown or on a patio.  Go to Perch or visit the Library or Urbano or Las Perlas anything but this place.  Why go somewhere to be harassed about who you know and you know quite a few but in the end, don't care, don't think about it, and don't even say this place to me.  LAME.  
Stupid, over hyped place that just doesn't care about the guests.  No grace, no love, no soul.  Buh-bye.

04/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
410. Sonia R.
Stayed here for a quick overnight on a business trip and must say, everything was A-OK. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, yes the hotel is old but it was also spotless. Had a nice evening on the rooftop bar with colleagues and enjoyed the amazing view. All in all, it was spot on.

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
411. Ronnie C.
Great view, Awesome Rooftop, Nice Pool, Waterbeds, Outdoor Movie Theater, Great Atmosphere and Ambiance to chill, hang out, and mingle around, if you know what mean. *wink* *wink*. The staff is nice and friendly. You have ping pong to play on the 2nd floor. Drinks are well over-priced. Parking was $10, which is overpriced IMO. I had a good time last night, but this isn't the place for me to go there every weekend.

16/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
412. Roland L.
The DJ on the rooftop sux.  definitely not worth the cover.  The DJ in the ping pong room was much better and there is no cover.

03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
413. Big L.
long line almost made me leave- but waited and it was worth it. good vibe outside.

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
414. Rambler K.
I have been to a lot of upscale clubs. I don't mind paying a cover charge because if you want top of a high scale experience you should not mind having to pay for it.

I was just at The Standard last night and was so disappointed that I had to to warn others about it.

At about 12am a fight broke out in the dance floor... I am sure someone put this event on Facebook.  While fights sometimes happen at clubs what usually than occurs is that security is there before anything gets out of control. But those of you that have been to The Standard know that the rentacops just kind of hang around the bathroom area checking out girls and BS'ing with each other.

The result was a full blown mob fight and a guy getting knocked out...security finally got there about 2mins after it started...which is like 2 hours in "fight time".

Their answer to their lack of doing their job was to shut the entire club down and send all the patrons home...considering most of us just got there and paid the 20.00 cover...there was a lot of people upset.

The Standard should have offered a refund or something to make up for spoiling put Saturday nite. I am aware that it was others that started the fight but  at EVERY other club I have been at...is security jump all over it...kick the people that are fighting out  and the party goers continue to enjoy their nite.

I will not be coming back here again. If I want to see LAPD at a party...I will watch COPS...verse the 200.00 I spent on cover and drinks just to watch my evening get spoiled and fear for my safety.

11/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
415. Angela O.
The Yelp arbitrary star rating system has me down in the dumperoos, questioning the objectivity of ranking systems, upon which my dissertation methodology is partially based. Houston? Houston!!! We HAVE a Problem!

I Digress.

I am giving the Standard rooftop pool and affiliated bar and pool food 4 stars. Anyone who knows me beyong the etherworld of Yelpland is going to be like, "What? Angie gave the Standard rooftop pool and affiliated bar and pool food four stars???!!??" And here's the reason, the rationale: I took two Italian friends here today to celebrate the principle of midday drinking, and it was, of course, packed with skinny-ass girls in bikinis who "worked" at their bodies by combining the age-old methods of starvation and crystal meth. And cigarettes.

Me and my friends? We like nachos. And we look fine. FINE.

The skyline is pretty here, especially at night.

My two Italian friends were giddy with, well, glee. They were like, "finally, we are in L.A. It like Miami very much is!"

I replied, "yes, it is very much like Miami," while holding the barf in my mouth so as not to swallow.

They bounced around, hung out with the "tamarro" men (Italian men with gold chains, a serious strut, and no shirt - you know the type), and giggled, brimming with free well vodka drinks. I hid in a corner, smoked a j, and ate the worst hummus of my young life.

Four stars, Ang? Four? Yes. Because The Standard is the facet of Los Angeles often depicted in gangsta rap videos, which are the reason some people feel happy here, or visit here. It is real. It is plastic, but it is real. And here in Hollywoodland, that's not only possible, but it's fun. It is quintessential

26/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
416. Jessica W.
This was a horrible experience! I am so disappointed in the quality of service, staff, and accommodation. I arrived two hours before check in and was told that my room would be ready in the next hour. Not only did the front desk staff mislead me about my available room, but they did not accommodate my luggage or call me when the room was ready 3 hours later.

My group and I decided to wait in the restaurant cafe downstairs and the serviceman was so terrible I lost my appetite. Eye rolling, foot tapping, and menu snatching was at a all time high at lunch! Oh. Don't you even think about asking for ice or something crazy like a napkin. Don't even think about it!

I realize that it's a popular place to hang out on the weekends and i was lucky enough to have music from the rooftop thumping in my 12th floor suite.

My favorite part about my stay at this hotel was the Snoop Dogg up in smoke tour going on in the hotel. Don't get me wrong I never judge anyone, but you would think they would be on point if they are allowing people to blow trees all over the hotel.

I'm so over the entire Standard hotel chain. It's become riddled with douchebags, posers, and pot heads. And no I'm not talking about the guests!

I could have bought shoes with my money.

22/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
417. Eric H.
Went here for occasional Dub Frequency parties, deejayed a few as well. BUT, the main reason to go here is for the restaurant. They have thee best chicken and waffles in L.A. YES in L.A. beats Roscoe's hands down. Go there and try them. You won't regret it.

14/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
418. Fancy N.
Great spot to hang out and grab drinks. First place I found an ice cream machine by the bar! Love it. The rooftop view is amazing. They also have these cool water bed chairs (not sure if its the standard in downtown or the other location.

22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
419. Matt M.
I love love love the Standard. The view is amazing, like the little dance floor, but one thing I don't like is how expensive the drinks get. Given that I spend over $100 on drinks every time I go there with my friends, I don't like paying the $20 cover; but I guess that's what comes with going to a nice place!!!!

I have been here over 20 times and will continue to go there. again, my favorite place in downtown.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
420. Robyn R.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night on a recent trip to DTLA. The front desk staff was niceand let us check in a little early since our room was ready. The hotel itself is very cool- young and modern with super hip touches everywhere you look. The rooms, however... not so great. We had a standard room and the decor was lacking and the TV was almost on the floor in the corner. It just felt awkward and unfinsihed. The saving grace was the roof top bar and beer garden. We had a couple beers there in the afternoon, went to LA Live and then went back at night for the amazing roof top view.Drinks aren't cheap, but the prices are standard for that area. Perks of staying at the hotel is you get to skip the line of people waiting outside to get to the roof! We also ate breakfast the next day at the restaurant downstairs and it was good. Great place to bring friends visiting LA!

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
421. Julia S.
Writing this review purely based on an event I organized for my company during E3, a large gaming convention in LA yearly.

We were originally told the Rooftop Bar was available and I even signed and sent in a contract to book the space. Later I was told this was NOT true, and that there was a "miscommunication" regarding their event calendar and we'd have to have the event downstairs in the lobby bar. Not ideal 3 days for the event, but we didn't want to change location on our clients entirely so I went with. Despite this last minute, rather jarring change of plans caused by an error OF THE STANDARD'S, they were unable to offer us any sort of discount or gratis food. Basically their screw up, but we got nothing.

During the event, the wrong menu item was brought out by servers and afterward when we confronted the event planner about this, she denied it.  Basically same story as the location change, she acted as if we were in the wrong and offered no apology.

The event planner was pretty much the most unhelpful event planner I've ever come into contact with. Very unflexible, unwilling to accomodate our needs fully, also disorganized (sent me a bill for another event taking place that weekend that was not for our company).

Would NOT recommend hosting an event at the Standard as they are not very customer service oriented...which is obviously a huge handicap in the hospitality industry!

15/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
422. David W.
This is for the 24/7 Restaurant at the Standard... I liked the food... a lot. The decor was chill and the service was excellent. No fake chi-chiness.

My only complaint was the $20 valet. maybe its less on a weekday.

10/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
423. Mia D.
The hotel room was beautiful, spacey and clean. The rooftop bar, pool and waterbed pods were fabulous! The girl who helped us when we checked it was so sweet and helpful and explained all the amenities. We parked in the underground parking lot and paid 5$ and were told that if we left before 10am the next day, there would be no extra charge. This was awesome since the other option was paying or valet. The only two things that kinda sucked were there was no refrigerator in the room, and that the shower did not have a curtain or anything to cover us while we showered. There were a few of us in the room, so we had to pull the privacy curtain between the living space and bathroom space, and pretty much shower in the dark. Other than that, our stay was fabulous!

29/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
424. Sara L.
The Standard downtown has never failed me in terms of a fun place to get overly expensive drinks while hanging out at a beautiful rooftop pool.

Last week, however, they outdid themselves.  I'd just gotten domestically partnered, so we invited a bunch of friends to the rooftop here for an impromptu party (I know, not traditional) on a Monday night.  While weekends here can be crowded with drink-spilling douchbaggery, the Monday weeknight we spent was just SPLENDID!  Not too many people, great service, just really nice.  And the staff was super nice to accommodate our last minute decision to get a room, and they even gave us a nice little wedding upgrade!  Yay!  Thanks, Standard!  I think we'll make this a regular thing (the partying, not the marriages)....

30/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
425. Brandon V.
The Standard in Downtown LA is a modern hotel with a lot of sex appeal.  It reminds me of the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas.  They renovated an outdated building and turned it hip.  Just like Pimp My Ride - take an old/ordinary rundown car and add some funk to it.  In fact, they should have a show called "Pimp My ____".  Where they pimp anything out you want pimped.  

Back to the hotel...Now as you pull in the valet and enter the hotel, there's a bar/lounge to the right where you can grab a drink and talk sexy to someone.  To the left is a DJ playing sexy music.  Pass the sexy escalators and to the left is the sexy hotel registration counter.  Behind you are the sexy elevators, just after their sexy salon and sex(y) gift shop.  For you lonely women AND/OR men who play with "toys", the sex(y) gift shop sells them just for you horndogs.  I only know because it looked like a candy bar and asked what they were because the package looked strange in a sexy way.  The female worker told me with a slight hesitation that those were vibrators.  Next to the sexy elevators is this old looking piano.  I'm sure it also looked sexy back in the 70's.  I so wanted to mess with it, but I didn't want to break it.  Looked fragile.    

The rooms are P.I.M.P.I.N' hot.  It had a nice sexy low bed, a beautiful view of DTLA, there's a soaking tub in the middle of the room with no shower doors (super sexy), and if you stay the night, you get to visit their sexy club and sexy poolside lounge upstairs.  A new addition to their sexy lineup is their new Biergarten.    They also have 24-hour room service.  If you don't like loud hotels with partygoers, this isn't the place for you.  If you don't like sexy, this isn't the place for you.  

One other sexy note:  Their toast comes with Nutella.  Oh yeah....Nutella baby.

19/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
426. Jessica K.
There is absolutely no reason to stay here.  

This hotel had the worst service I have ever experienced. Everyone from the receptionist to the valet was unquestionably rude.  I waited 30 minutes for my car at the valet kiosk and there were exactly zero people in front of me.  When I asked why it was taking so long, the valet just laughed.

They open the pool to non-guests, so it's waaay too crowded on the weekends.  The drinks are exorbitantly expensive at the rooftop bar ($50 for three drinks, come on!).  The rooms have these open showers that are absolutely freezing.  All in all, I'd say it's one of the worst hotel stays I've ever had.  

Oh, and when I went to check out, they overcharged me.  Good times! There are hundreds of hotels in LA.  Whatever you do, stay somewhere else.

16/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
427. Sean C.
Great view.  Beautiful people but a bit touristy.  Drinks are a tad pricey.  Great spot for daytime drinks by the pool.

09/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
428. Hoa T.
Stayed here for one night during a quick LA work trip.  Checked in on a Wed afternoon and headed straight to the rooftop pool.  To my surprise it was packed!  The little cubbies were packed with small groups and all the pool chairs were taken.  Disappointed.. I headed to the bar.  Drinks were stiff and the food was decent.

My room was bare and basic.  Minimal decor.  The shower is all glass which means if you have company... there will be no privacy.  Could be good or bad depending on your company.  The TV stand is waaay to short for the bed.  You can't prop yourself up in bed to watch TV.  Needs to be changed.

Staff here was awesome.  Everyone I met was extremely helpful and friendly.  The housekeeper on my floor even escorted me to the right elevator since the direct elevator to the rooftop closes at a certain time.

After work, I came back up to the rooftop bar at around 10 to meet up with a few friends. Surprised.. again at how packed this place was on a random Wed night.  There was a DJ (who was horrible btw) and even a bachelorette party.  The crowd was diverse and everyone seemed like they were having a good time.

A popular place, the Standard has a beautiful view from their rooftop.  Overall a decent hotel.  I'd come back.

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
429. Lalaine G.
Loved the location and the surprisingly UN-pretentious service.  I was lucky enough to get upgraded to a super nice but a bit freaky-deaky suite.  I love how the lobby is laid out, modern seating with a random pool table here and a ping pong table there.  A bit random but it worked.  Despite being a hotel guest that stayed on the 12th floor who climbed a flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator, I got sent back down and outside to the valet for a wristband.  A bit unnecessary if you ask me.. but on busy nights I'm sure it makes sense.  The rooftop had a great view and some interesting characters.  It's more of a chill spot to chat and people watch versus having a crazy party.  I'll have to stop by on a nicer evening as well as it was a tad chilly.  I give it a solid 3.5 stars but apparently Yelp rounds-up :)

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
430. Lisa S.
Things witnessed: crotch grabbing, ass grabbing, unconscious girls, puny man-boys dragging aforementioned unconscious girls around, guy falling down escalator FACE FIRST, bathroom brawls, old and creepy dudes flying solo and just "watching," FREAKISH Asian dude on E or some bad trip watching the movement and reflection of a light through his cell phone on lamps, walls, mirrors, his own face...for like an hour....seriously...girls complaining that there are too many "fat chicks" around.  

Yes, people, my friend put it best when he sighed and said, "This place makes ME feel classy."  Ha.  ME too.

The lobby of this hotel on a Saturday night is a nightmare.  People who can't get in, or who are waiting to get in, or who just feel the need to lounge around a hotel lobby on a Saturday night are just plain weird.  

Yes, there are big, plush, pink bed/chair things everywhere at different height levels for your seating pleasure, but the space itself is void of any comfort or entertainment.  There's a DJ in the center, but no one to really engage in the music.  There's this moving LED screen at the front, spewing out random weird quotes that really aren't worth reading, but burn through the retinas anyways since there's not much else to look at.  

Drink service sucks.  People are rude.  Security is rude.  Organizers are rude.  What in the world is being projected on the wall?

My advice: get upstairs or go somewhere else.  It's really that simple.

21/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
431. Jamie T.
stayed here, had an awesome expierence with the rooftop bar and lounge. The rooms here were big and modern, and there was a nice ambiance to the hotel.
Would I recommend it to a friend? YES! Its a must if you are looking for a cool hip hotel to stay at in Downtown.

01/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
432. Ainsley D.
Last Christmas Eve, we stayed at The Standard. We made sure to book a room with a bathtub and when we got there, they put us in a room with only a stand up shower. Having to change rooms is a hassle, but once we did, they upgraded us from what we originally wanted to a much bigger room with a much larger tub (yay!!)

I loved the modern look, the bathtub was HUGE (and amazing), the bed was comfortable and the rooftop bar was awesome (make sure you go up there if you stay here)!

We ordered food to our room since it was Christmas Eve and everywhere was closed. The mac and cheese was a very small portion and pretty damn expensive...

I also didn't like that we had to pay extra for parking (and it was pricey!)

16/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
433. Nathan L.
Free entry to the roof top. It was a surprisingly unpretentious crowd - and fun too.

15/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
434. Angelina Y.
SPRING/SUMMER SUNDAYS.
Roof top POOL PARTY always is CHIC le CHIC.
live love dance Miss Fancy Pants.
get it.  check it.  review it.

Rooms are OK  (half staR) The BURGERS in the yellow Restaurant downstairs are DELICIOUS but to keep it real it is all about the Sunday's FUNDAY'S pool party folks.

06/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
435. Nancy V.
This review is for the rooftop bar - great Downtown LA views, pricier drinks but they are tasty & stiff.  Love the water beds, small dance floor, usually great DJ's and love the ping-pong stations downstairs.  Overall, a great bar to take out of towners.

22/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
436. Italian Bird Q.
I love this hotel!! I have stayed here in the past for a few work events (and a stay-cation!), and I have enjoyed it every time. It's s such a beautiful, modern hotel. I love the rooms too...they were well appointed and really comfortable. My room didn't have a great view...but that's what the rooftop lounge is for!! OMG, it's breathtaking- ultra chic perfection!

17/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
437. Paul C.
I've only had one experience with the Standard, but it was a good one.

Stayed there three days and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I start off with them upgrading my room which was a major plus.

Once I get in to this place it looks unlike most other hotels I've stayed at (and I've stayed at a few indies) in LA. It's big and open with lots of low-lying chairs. The place is clean without being antiseptic.

The front staff people were requisitely polite while still having that LA air of "I honestly don't care." That was fine because it felt relatively authentic.

The parking was neat and easy, the rooftop bar was cool and it's pretty easy to get everywhere from the hotel. I give it a thumbs up.

16/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
438. Mary Anne J.
Where do I begin? I love this place and have spent so many good times here. The rooms are modern, sleek and sexy. The rooftop pool and cool chairs are the perfect lounge spot. You can not beat that view in downtown LA. I definitely feel chic every time I come here. I've had the grilled caesar and the burgers here and I can hands down say it was one of the best burgers I've ever had. I seriously love this place.. I am from LA and I come here just to hang out. If you are coming to visit la or just want a fun day/night out I high suggest the standard

08/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
439. Julia W.
I'm not sure I'm qualified to review this place. I've only been here once and I was really drunk and happy. I came on a weekday night. No cover. It was empty, quiet, peaceful, and really fun. My friends and I just laid in the water beds giggling and enjoying the view. I really liked The Standard, but I'm sure it's totally different on the weekend.

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
440. Tricia M.
I'll start with what I like about this hotel and honestly it has nothing to do with the actual hotel, but the Sunday rooftop party that Droog puts together. Always a stellar party with the best dj's in the tech scene dropping beats. If you're into the beats this is a definite party you must check out, just wouldn't recommend staying in this hotel after the party. Pick one down the street...

Now for the comical part about this hotel. First of all...it's extremely overpriced for the quality and service. We showed up an hour and half after the 3pm check in time and our room wasn't ready yet. The front desk guy said he would offer us complimentary drink tickets but he didn't know how since he was new so our options were to go to the rooftop, restaurant or lobby to sit and wait until it's ready. He might as well have said..."why don't you go spend more money on our hotel why you wait for us to do our job."

We get into the room and it's decent and cool enough. Modern and minimal. We discovered the min bar that had some quality selections but everything was warm because the refrigerator didn't work. We tried turning the dial to make it cooler and the entire refrigerator was simply dead. The telephone in the room didn't work so when we wanted to order room service we had to use our cell phone to call down to the front desk and have them transfer us. Classic. Then we decided to fill up the huge tub to take a bath, but the drain stopper didn't work so we had to shove a washcloth down the drain. GHETTO!

When we called down to the front desk to inform them of everything broken in the room, they told us that they would move us to another room but they were fully booked so pretty much we just had to suck it up. We are not high maintenance people in the least, but what makes me laugh is I've stayed at motels in the middle of nowhere for $50 a night that have working phones, refrigerators and drain stoppers. The worst part was we paid $370 to be treated with disrespect and given a jacked up room.

Yes I know it's LA so it's expected to be graced with snobs, but seriously Standard...you need a lesson in customer service and class because my assessment of your hotel and staff is TRASH!

The Standard = GARBAGE!

12/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
441. Susan S.
My kind of place and my kind of poolside bar.  Be sure to get in prior to the velvet going up (8pm-ish, or a tad early).  Views of LA are absolutely stunning on a warm evening, drinks, food/snacks, service are on par with any upscale bar.  Valet parking.  Finding the building can be a bit challenging if you don't know the area, use your GPS to guide you right to it.  The vibe is true LA.  A can't miss experience that should be on your Downtown short-list.

27/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
442. Anne A.
Cool rooftop bar but not very exciting. Drinks are expensive and not a place I would go visit over and over again. I'll go if they aren't charging cover.

29/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
443. Eric I.
Love love this place. I celebrated my 24th birthday here. I've been to Perch rooftop bar and this one is definitely the better of the two. I loved the ambiance and the food surprisingly! great hang out spot and place to chill. Favorite bar in LA so far

02/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
444. Steve A.
Hotel is nicely located in the heart of LA. The showers are see through and unless you are sharing the room with your wife, i would highly re-consider this hotel. The parking is ridiculously priced 33 dollars a day plus tax, 3 days that's over 100 dollars just for parking your car. Most hotels I've stayed at before the parking is comped for their guests. I will probably stay in Hollywood next time as it seems that's where you want to be if you are visiting or on vacation.

After returning home from my trip, I was charged $10 for minibar charges, which I NEVER even looked at.

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
445. Steve P.
From the check in to check out, this hotel offers true Rockstar treatment.  
The valet service is quick and affordable, the front desk staff are friendly, professional and accommodating, housekeeping has fantastic attention to detail, and the rooms are truly fantastic.  
I have enjoyed upgrades in the past and cannot speak highly enough of the staffs ability to make your trip as comfortable and exceptional as possible. .  
Standard rooms are far from standard.  
The rooms and suites all boast clean lines, simple but comfortable furnishing, and effective lay-outs.  

The Standard's amenities are also top notch.  Wifi is included in your stay,and there are several cable TV channels available for viewing on the flat screen TV.  The rooftop bar is one of the best places in downtown LA, and you can't beat the view or the service.

I stay at the downtown Standard every time I come to LA.  No question.

16/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
446. Christina P.
After some good experiences in past years getting a nice  hotel room with my friends for NYE in San Francisco, we decided to do it LA-style this year and book a room at the Standard downtown. We originally chose the hotel because we thought it would be nice to ring in the new year on the rooftop overlooking LA. I called weeks ahead to get details about how difficult it would be to get our guests up on the rooftop bar. The answer, after many roundabout phone calls and transfers to other parts of the hotel was: yes, it will be hard. We are very exclusive and cool and don't care that you're putting down big bucks for a suite and even got the rooftop access package..it will still be hard. Later they told us that extra wristbands were $50 for hotel guests and $150 for everyone else, which seemed really exorbitant to me, especially after I got to see how the roof party really was.

We booked the Wow room anyway and arrived early on Thursday afternoon to try to work things out before nightfall. First, I was very happy with the bell service...he was super nice and happy to load all of our crap into our room. Our room was fun and stylish in an American Apparel kind of way. Nothing on the walls, but there was a giant foam foot in the bathroom that we put to good use throughout the night. I wouldn't suggest booking the room with a lot of platonic friends to stay overnight because the whole room is open, from the bed to the shower, with only a thin mesh curtain to separate the rooms. That being said, it was a great spot for a NYE party because it was one big open space, and most of us ended up hanging out in the tiled bathroom section for a lot of the night.  

When we got there, we rang down to room service for two knives and some glasses. Did I miss something where it's common to be charged for requesting items like this? Granted it was only about 6 bucks, but even when I stay in cheaper hotels I seem to remember that things like this are usually complimentary.

The hotel had this complicated system for getting wristbands to get on the roof, but everyone we asked about it (the front desk, the rooftop security, the people handing out wristbands, the random bouncers guarding the stairwells) had different instructions. It was very annoying and we ended up spending most of our night in the room. When a couple of us finally did go up to check out the roof, it wasn't even a great scene for the big hoopla they made about it. We did spend some time in the lobby, where they had balloons and a DJ, very high school prom style, and also the front patio area, which we actually really liked. They had the fire pits going and plenty of seating to hang out for a bit.

We also had some friends who had booked the penthouse suite so we were dying to go up there and check it out. Advice: the Wow suite is WAY cooler for probably about half the price! The penthouse felt narrow and small and not as cool and open as our Wow room.

I had a great new year's eve with my friends but next year I'm seriously considering convincing someone I know who lives downtown to throw a loft party or something on the roof of their apartment complex. Maybe we can charge $100 for wristbands and steal some business away from the Standard. And we can get butter knives for free.

03/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
447. Matthew R.
Great rooftop bar, but damn $20 cover charge, unless you know someone that lives across the street. The Pegasus has a free guest list for residents.

Still, great music, the rooftop rivals pools you'll find in Vegas hotels, and the drinks are STIFF!

02/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
448. Yifat O.
This is one of my favorite places!! I love coming here in the middle of the week just to enjoy the roof top atmosphere and sip on a martini. During the summer it's always packed, good music and the pool is enjoyable. Downstairs they have a pool table and an indoor bar. It's a great place to hang out and stay of your in town.

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
449. V T.
I'm reviewing the Rooftop Bar. I came back here twice just recently after a few years of hiatus. The rooftop is definitely a place to be at nights. A high-end posh bar/lounge where you can dress up nicely. Men come in suits also! :) The view is spectacular with the Downtown city lights. Beautiful. The pool at the rooftop was also a delight. The promoter (I think it was) were also very kind to gave my friend free entrance for being a newbie to the Standard. It is $20 cover charge (yikes I know). The water beds in the red pods were most comfortable. You can easily forget the time while at the Standard's Rooftop bar because it is quiet on weeknights. Weekends, on the Saturday anyways, was live DJ music mixing up....i'm not too certain what type of music it is perhaps dance & house?? I suggest on weekends to come by 8 or 9pm to secure a spot for large parties! -1 star for drinks that are too expensive for pretty weak drinks. Other than that everything else about the Rooftop area was ace. Next time I've gotta try the ping-pong tables!

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
450. Carla H.
I am IN LOVE with The Standard! I just recently stayed a night to celebrate my birthday.  As soon as you walk in the lounge you get that amazing friendly vibe from all the staff. We were wonderfully greeted by the the lovely lady at the front desk. We had arrived a couple hours before check-in time, and were still immediately given our room keys and information about the hotel and what it has to offer. We were very amazed by the beautiful view of the room. I right away was pleased with their customer service; whenever we needed something, they were there no later than 2 minutes with our request. When me and girlfriend were ready to hit the rooftop, we had gone with two other girlfriends that weren't staying in the hotel. We were aware that they only provided us with two wristbands that gave us free and automatic access to the rooftop, so my other two friends didn't mind waiting in line and paying for the entrance. I let staff know I was staying in the hotel with a friend and had two other friends joining us; they were very kind enough to give us all (4) wristbands. The rooftop was an amazing breathtaking experience; it made me fall in love with LA even more! Best birthday celebration EVER! This is the perfect place to bring someone from outside of Los Angeles and literally show them LA.  I have never felt more at at home in ANY other hotel, ever!
Whattayaknow, I'll be back! Thanks so much, Standard! DTLA!! :)

06/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
451. Loretta H.
They upgraded my friends' room for her birthday, which was great. We were there to also go to their pool party, which had an online RSVP (2 people per RSVP) that was supposed to give us free entry into the party. I arrived at the hotel at 2, checked in, and when I went back downstairs around 4 to pick up my wristband, they hit me with a $10 fee, saying the RSVP was only good before 3. They should definitely make this more clear on RSVPs and to guests checking in.

It was really crowded up there by the pool which was to be expected since it was Saturday afternoon during the summer.

I took a drink back downstairs to grab my phone that had been charging, and when I came back up, the bouncer told me to dump the drink. I thought, well that's annoying but alright, and threw the drink in the trash can. The bouncer then stopped me and said, "You just threw a glass away." "So... you... want me to dig through the trash to get it?" He nodded at me in a satisfied way. I thought about just turning around and leaving but after paying $10 to get in, and $12 for a drink that I just had to toss to get back in...

Room service was average, they did bring us extra blankets, and the hotel is pretty. $33 valet parking.

2.5/5

18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
452. Kimberley C.
Yeah..... Yeah..... Yeah...........

Everybody talks about the Standard hotels.  WE also love it that the owner is the magnificently opulent Andre Balazs.  HIs lifestyle and his women are of great interest to us earthlings.

Keep up the good work Andre.....because I will be watching your every move.......

Honestly,

The rooftop bar @ the downtown Standard does NOT make it superior to the other Standard hotels, its just different.   Very nice view and VERY nice staff.

This is not a posh place.  It's just fun.

After all,  if you don't know someone personally in West Hollywood or in Beverly Hills VERY well and aren't invited to any house parties at these mega mansions..... The Standard Hotel downtown & in West Hollywood will always come to your rescue.

28/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
453. Han-Sol H.
First of all this review is completely biased, because I've been in this industry for over a decade.  I'm here at the rooftop bar at 'The Standard', on a Sunday night and David and Rachelle are bartending. I am amazed at not only their speed, but, their chemistry together!!!  Which makes for the MOST two dynamic characteristics in my book, that there can be in the service industry.  And also they have MAD bartending skills.  I will always LOVE this place because the view of DTLA is the best in LA and these two behind the bar are DUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!Bottom Line, if you seek a chill spot to kick it come to the Standard.

23/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
454. Adam H.
Well, I've stayed in a lot of hotels before but this one is definitely a unique experience that you'll probably always remember. If not for the eccentric interpretative dancing man video on the wall of one of the main foyers, the bizarre lyrics streaming up the wall. The rooftop is a fun and unique experience although a tad cool if the breeze kicks in.

I would describe the rooms as pretty much Ikea with ultra contemporary minimalist style. We're talking a bed on the floor kind of deal of a place you might expect to see in Japan. Seriously for $250 a night it was sparse. It gets a little weirder with the entire bathroom being surrounded in glass instead of your typical walls. My friends who were also in LA for a conference unfortunately had to share a room and you can imagine how disappointed two guys were to find this shower that you could see through. One of my friends jokingly classed the hotel as a pickup bar. This is not the type of place you go with your family but the restaurant and rooftop bar are not to be missed.

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
455. Pritika C.
The hotel has a very modern setup...pictures to follow.

The gentleman at checkin was helpful.

The hotel rooms are clean w/clean lines, modern decor, and well...voyeuristic.  Pictures to follow.

One king size bed located in the middle of the room on top of a little platform.  One must be careful during the middle of the night to not accidentally step off and break one's neck.  

The bathroom is huge.  Although the bathroom is separate from the actual bedroom, there is a big glass wall that separates the shower from the bedroom...so, what I'm trying to say is...you can watch your flatmates shower from your bed.  So. Awkward.  

When my friends and I checked out the next morning we asked about the room and was told all the rooms are set up in the manner our room was set up/and or have some type of peekaboo to the shower.  Why?  

The hotel is conveniently located to the nightlife and Staples Center.  Cab ride from the hotel to the Staples Center was under $8.

30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
456. Jordon C.
I have to say for having to find a room last minute this was a great find the staff went above and beyond to get me a room. This is a hip spot for cocktail and entertainment.

19/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
457. Roy T.
Great vibe and chill crowd.  Music is just ok and could be better.  Needs more hip hop and less funk.  Drink are pretty good and decently priced.  I went on a Wednesday and it was still pretty happening.  Good times!

12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
458. Sahar R.
My old company put me up at the Standard for two nights on a business trip. Good news.

I had to share the room with a coworker. Bad news.

Ordinarily, I don't mind sharing rooms, to save the company money. The one problem we had was the glass door shower that faced into the bedroom. There was not a single place in the room where you couldn't get a glimpse of the full monty. I like my coworker but not in that way. So we went downstairs to maybe request a non nudity room. (By the way, there was no shower curtain as some reviewers had said or maybe they added that since) Here's the conversation:

Me: hey, can we possibly get a room with a closed shower? Me and my coworker don't play like that.

Front Desk guy: (Smiling really big) Unfortunately, all the rooms are like that. You should give it a try...

Me: I shower with my bathing suit on at the gym.

Front Desk guy:  Ummm...Ever thought about drinking before showering?

And that's how I ended up with the free bottle of champagne.

Other than the open shower thing (we decided to shower with the other person out of the room so I was jogging around LA alot) I love this hotel. Mainly the pool, the pool bar, the friendly service, and the funny graphic images on the condom containers in the room. I think the trash can with the graphic of the person barfing into it was good touch too.  Totally uncrowded on a weekday night, and some of my favorite LA dive bars in the neighborhood.

29/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
459. Kamilla S.
Didn't like this place at all. Only great part about this hotel is their rooftop pool parties the summer THAT'S IT.

To stay there -agh. Hallways smelled like cigarettes
Their bed is super low felt like I was sleeping  on the ground.
Their room service is alright.
NEXT

11/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
460. Nikki c.
Parts of it were 3 star and parts were 4 star, so I'm going to round to a 3 overall and give them room to improve on my next visit.  This place is someehwhat suffering from it's own success.  The process needed for guests to gain access to the roof is ridiculous.  Showing a room key is not enough.  You also need to get a wrist band and have your id checked.  Anywhere from 3-5 hotel staff members are needed to get you into the roof party.  The lobby DJ has great days and misses on differenty days of the week.  The same applies to the lobby bar.  Say hello to Wayne if you're at the bar, he's a local regular.  The bed was not that comfy, it was too low to the ground for my taste, I like to put my feet on the ground, not duck and roll out of bed.

The size of the room was weird, there seemed to be random wasted space.  The hotel staff was generally friendly.  Manolo at the front desk was very helpful.  When we asked for more towels they were speedy.  For the price, the toiletries should be nicer.

13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
461. Brendan J.
$20 gets you in to this hotel lounge/activity area. Feeling interactive stop by the ping pong tables while having access to a bar (just to make the game a lil more interesting). An elevator ride up will put you in a very different setting. With a view of skyscrapers,  you'll find a spacious area to hangout, a bar, pool, and interesting bed canopy thingys (there has to be a name for this). A small dance floor attracts a scarce crowd moving to the lounge music.

25/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
462. Winnie L.
i booked a room here so that we could drink a little less responsibly and enjoy the view again in the morning.   i was very pleased when the front desk upgraded the room from a medium room to a large room.  It's only a $20 difference but this, and the free fruit bowl and Smart Water and a warm letter, are pretty nice touches.  

The 380 sq ft. room has a king size platform foam bed, glass see-through walk-in shower and a separate loo.  you can watch the tv from the shower but do think about the glass shower before booking a room at this place or hilarity may ensue!   the free wi-fi was great.  the tv that turns on by itself?  not that great.

for a trendy hotel, they sure make the hallways pretty depressing.

the mini-bar is indeed interesting.  there are little tongue-in-cheek touches throughout the room.

overall a fun place to spend a day.

see pics!

09/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
463. Delece J.
DISAPPOINTING! Was excited to have dinner at The Standard in Downtown LA for a friend's birthday. I hadn't  been there in a decade but remember my former experience being a good one. Our dinner on Saturday night left us saying never again. We made a reservation for a large party over 2 months in advance and ended up having to wait 45 minutes for them to seat us. Once seated we waited 15 minutes for them to take our drink order then another 20 minutes for them to take our food order. Once our orders were placed they finally brought out bread, 12 small pieces of bread for a table of 16. When we asked them if they would bring out additional bread for the remainder of the table, they said they would "try" and find some. Oh joy, they ran out of bread!  Then to top it all off, our food takes an hour to be served!!! The food once served got mixed reviews, the Spinach salad was the star of the night, most found the Jidori chicken to be good, but average, and the Cioppino consisted of substitute seafood not listed on the menu mired in a sauce that was thick,  congealed and flavorless. Never before have I ever been to a restaurant where they promise you shrimp & prawns in your soup and then substitute it for a fish that could not be identified even by the chef when asked! With the increased number of allergies these days, I was shocked that the waitress barely batted an eye when I brought the deception to her attention.  And it was deception because when I initially asked her she told me the shrimp/prawns were in there and then retracted her answer 10 minutes later after 2 trips to the kitchen. Now about the dessert, l sadly have to say they let me down there as well. The menu listed a Molten Chocolate cake which offered the promise of something hot, gooey and chocolaty. It failed on all fronts except one, it was a chocolate cake, but it was a far cry from molten. When I brought this to their attention I was made to feel like I didn't know what I was talking about and that Molten cakes are never hot & gooey. Well I have been dining out a very long time and I'm sorry to tell you Standard Downtown LA - they are ALWAYS hot and always gooey. They tried to make it up to us at the end of the evening by bringing out a round of champagne for everyone but by then it was too late to wash away the saltiness we felt.  Especially since on top of everything else, they forgot to bring out the slice of cake with a candle out to my friend whose birthday we were celebrating!

27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
464. Tammara G.
I recently stayed at The Standard Hotel with my boyfriend and I have to say I was very disappointed especially when we were shilling out $295 a night. Upon arrival to our room the hallway smelled of vomit and funk, I immediately informed the bellboy/valet guy and he said he would notify front desk. Hours later, no change so on the way to their restaurant we informed them ourselves and they said they would inform housekeeping management, needless to say this matter wasn't taken care of until we checked out that Monday and we checked in on Saturday! We booked the extra large room (the decor was something  reminiscent of a modern jail cell) and while it was spacious the description didn't exactly match. The description listed a huge TV, now I don't about everyone else, but when I think of a huge TV 32 inches does not come to mind, it also said there was a glass in cased shower, but all we had was a plain cheap white shower curtain. As if that wasn't bad enough, whenever someone flushed or showered in another room we could hear them, I've been to mo-mo's and that's never happened!! As far as room service, their menu is so confusing (breakfast menu) and overly priced and the food does not measure up, not even close. I regret that I chose this place and didn't go with a classier hotel that was worth the money a la Sheraton etc.  instead of this modern hipster crap hole.

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
465. The Wing Man V.
Don't come here it's a waste of time ,  my friends came to LA from SF thought this was going to be ok,  I was skeptical at first but just went along.... I was right we waited in line for an hour and the line didn't move at all,  the line was full of dude and we had to pay to get in, so we cut our loses and just left,  it didn't seem worth it.  I had to apologize to my friends for this place. Good job,  you guys are single handedly killing the LA night life.

I will give this place a try for the 3rd time, next time I will get a table and will follow up with another review.

03/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
466. Penny L.
Oh, Standard. How you have fallen. Your perfect decor, awesome rooftop bar, and above-average restaurant can't make up for your terri-fucking-ble customer service. The phone in our room didn't work. The lights above the bed didn't work (luckily the light from the bathroom was enough). We called for more pillows and they said they'd be right up.. they never came. The service at the restaurant was AWFUL, it took 45 minutes to get another round of drinks. The rooftop bar is better, and the only reason I really tolerate this place. Also, paying for parking when staying there is kind of ridiculous at the rates you pay and the money you undoubtedly spend while there. A great hang spot, but almost not worth the money to stay there anymore. Unless you just really love the decor. Which is possible. Get your act together, Standard.

29/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
467. Sina K.
Saturday night
10:00 pm - We're going to a birthday party in Standard.
12:12 pm - We've been waiting in the line for more than 2 hours and have not entered the place yet.
12:20 am - Finally, the female guests are let in but males should still wait.
12:30 am - My feet hurt a lot now. I'm so bored.
12:35 am - Oh wait, the security guy is saying that there is no guarantee that we can go up tonight but we can still wait and not lose our hopes.
12:45 am - Thank you Standard. I'm not going to wait in this line anymore. It's not the only place in the world to spend a night in.

03/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
468. Steven D.
Sorry, but this is a FAIL in our book.  We even checked out early because we couldn't handle it.

From the sewer gas coming up through the drain in the sink, to the queen bed (was supposed to be a king) on a platform (probably intended for a king) that we kept tripping over, to the stench in the halls, to the rude security guards at the escalators, the list goes on.

Perhaps we are spoiled living in Vegas, but for half the price, we can get far better rooms.  Yes, I know the building is old, but a few cosmetic changes don't make a quality hotel.

16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
469. Corey P.
I spent some time hanging down in the lounge lobby area on a Saturday night with my friends. The focus of my review was on the roof bar, which you can read here: yelp.com/biz/the-standar… .

I can tell you that there is a very high class, if not old age, feeling about The Standard. There are lots of big comfortable couches, relaxingly dim-lit sitting areas, a neat bathroom sink where you can wash your hands, and a place to eat. The patio area is also very lovely and would probably be a nice place to have a meal. My biggest gripe is the shitty music being played by the DJ which is again addressed in my review for the Roof Top Bar.

I don't know how people rent a hotel room and stay here. It must be loud as shit at night or on the weekends. Maybe the walls are soundproof. The rooms look really nice based on the pictures, but I wouldn't be surprised if they took my first born child as payment.

Don't spend too much time in the lobby area if you come here to go out unless you're going to eat or want to just sit around with your friends. Everything exciting is happening on the roof.

26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
470. Samantha R.
If your going at night time, make sure you get there bit early so you dont have to wait in the long line.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
471. Anna M.
Le sigh. I've stayed at the downtown Standard twice and I'm always reminded of the fact that I'm NOT in Vegas. This time my girlfriend (I use the term girlfriend in a heterosexual manner) rented out the penthouse suite for her birthday. How sick is it? I wouldn't call it a fever, more of a head cold. It's nice for a regular room, but for $500, you'd expect something more exciting than 70s Ikea decor.

But, I will say this:

The bed fit four skinny people comfortably.
The bath fit three half naked girls comfortably.
The yellow couches are excellent for jumping like a 5 year old Tarzan.
The complimentary bottle of wine was a classy touch.
The 12th floor view of 6th Street leading East is dazzling.

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
472. Amaya S.
I had a great time at The Standard. From the top to the bottom.... literally.  Our room was nice, but being a tall girl..... everything was way to low to the ground.  It took ten minutes to sit on the couch lol.  Also there is a sense of privacy that is lacking.  OMG where is the shower door?  But all in all the room was nice.  Con: the hallways lack ventillation and smell.  The air is stale.

The rooftop pool was great day or night.  No complaints there.

The restaurant was wonderfull too. I love those portobello fries, woo delicious.

Really nice place.  Very trendy.....

10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
473. Matt S.
Uggh.  What a hole.  Was in LA for meetings and almost everything was sold out.  They had availability so I thought if it's like The Standard in NY it would be cool.  Absolutely not.  From the moment I got there it sucked.  Valet was not helpful, no offer to help with the bags.  Just pointed up a flight of stairs and said go there.
I was given a handicapped room without telling me.  It sucked.  The seat in the walk in bathroom was gross/horrible!  If you're giving a non-handicapped person a handicapped room, I think you should be required to tell them.   The room was hot and I turned down the temp but nothing happened.  I called the front desk and They said it takes 15-20 minutes for it to kick in.  The bed was just a mattress on the floor, no boxspring or frame.  So awkward to get in/out of.  The décor was horrible and the walls were really beat up.  Internet was free-but so slow it was ridiculous.
Shame on you The Standard.  At over $300/night!!  What a toilet.
NEVER COMING BACK.

30/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
474. D B.
Simple and not too expensive, but I love this hotel.

We stayed in a WOW! room and we were very happy. It's very minimalist, but has everything you need. I really enjoyed the extra large tub ($6 for the bubble bath in the room. Although it barely made any bubble. Not worth it). We also liked the dual showerhead in the shower, but ask for extra towels bc the floor gets pretty wet.

The beds we're comfortable and the service was great. Special thanks to Fabian at the front desk and our houskeeper that day on the 10th floor. They were awesome. The whole staff was friendly as well. Travis at valet was very helpful as well!

The food in the restaurant was solid and I enjoyed how nice and yellow the restaurant it. Great design all the way around the hotel.

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
475. Aimee I.
One summer I used to come here at least once a week and imbibe on fruity cocktails and take in the views of the city. Now that I've grown up a little bit more I still like to come here occasionally.

The rooftop bar depending on the night will charge their standard entrance fee, $20 I believe unless your a guest if the hotel or on a list :) they also host some pretty cool events here, a few times they've had live entertainment and painted ladies throughout.

The music is chill and the mini dance floor makes for great entertainment, especially when a drunk person is busting a move ;)

The restaurant downstairs has some really  tasty brunch items. I've never tried anything else besides breakfast and brunch, but I'm assuming the other items are just as good.

I've also been to The Standard in Hollywood. The vibe just isn't the same and neither is the ambiance.

24/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
476. Toni K.
Absolutely one of the best looking rooftop venue to have a mixer or private party at! Very edgy and trendy spot! Staff is friendly and professional and always on time.

27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
477. Rhea B.
Location, location, location is what the Standard Hotel has going on.  But the rooms are absolutely sub-par.  With the rates they charge, you expect a full-functioning room.  Meaning the ipod radio dock works, hotel card gets you into the room, there is more than 1 trash can, and that hand soap is actually made available in your room before you check-in.  

The hotel has an impressively boutique look; very posh and very modern.  There is a popular rooftop bar (so aptly named), a decent restaurant adjacent to the lobby, a gift shop/amenities store, and a tiny but stylish salon - because let's face it, when you're in LA you gotta look good.  The front desk was friendly, and they have good security 24 hours.  I should know, because when I came stumbling into the hotel drunk, they questioned if I was guest immediately, and I don't blame them ;).  At the time, this was a negative in my book, because all I wanted was a bathroom & a floor/bed to sleep on.  In retrospect (and now that I'm perfectly sober) , I respect the security.

While I enjoyed the LA bars nearby (I highly recommend the Library Bar across the street), I can't say that the Standard lived up to my standards for lodgings.  

If you decide to book a room here, my advice on parking is to go to the self-parking building right next to the hotel.  I paid $10 as opposed to paying the $30+ dollars at valet.

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
478. Emir E.
Doesn't worth it at all !

18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
479. Steve R.
Security at this typical LA wannabe hotel with a rooftop bar. Security thinking they can call the shots and make it appear like it's packed upstairs. We bring in 20 people and had one late guest who needed to go up and the douches in security would not let him up. Even after we had some of our party guest leave. They said hotel guests only. Really? We spend good money ordering drinks and tipping and you can't let one person in per our request? We are guests and can take our business elsewhere... guess that's what we'll do next time. the Standard thinks they are above other standards out there. Other clubs in town. Just go there.

04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
480. Jeryl B.
First off let me say, when you walk into this place, one word strikes you in the face---CLASS. It's like CLASS bitch slapped you in the face. That's right you ratchet ass people. CLASS.  Everything has this modern hip, chic, look & feel to it.

ROOM: I think we had the WOW! suite, the one with the big-ass black foot in the middle, that really does make you say WOW! there's a big ass black foot in the middle of my bathroom. The overall design of the room remits no privacy whatsoever. Come to think of it, one word to describe this room---RAUNCHY. 710 sq. feet of pure raunchyness. That's right mothafuckas, if you tryna shower up in here, everyone will see your ass--- butt ass nekkked. To me this is a good thing, to you it could be a bad thing. If you a fatty or you self-conscious as fuck, stop being a fatty and being self-conscious as fuck and get butt ass nekked. It's quite liberating. Anyway, this room was about $250/night and that was with the Livingsocial deal. For that price, I'm going to get BUTT ASS NEKKED! Big ass bed though, real soft and comfy. I couldn't really use it though because a couple of people I knew threw up on it. For some reason, the Standard always wins... Real talk though, you'd think they'd put an ironing board up in here, but NOPE. I had to use the damn floor...

ROOFTOP/POOL: To get to the rooftop it was almost as if we had to go through a hallway almost through the kitchen. I litterally thought 2Chainz was in there cooking YAMS. Anyway, one elevator takes you up to the roof. The Std. isn't fooling anyone. It's a BUCKET ASS elevator they try to upscale by adding some type of suede material rugs on the inside. That's like putting leather seats in a pinto. They really set the Standard there (all puns intended). They also have an elevator operator to make you feel like you are in a VIP elevator (no promoter required!). Nice try buddy, no tip for you! When you finally get to the top, it's a breathtaking view. The pool has a nice design and feel to it. In addition, the waterbeds where a nice touch, because everybody loves to rock the boat. It's overpriced to get to the top though, $20! Come on guys, I still gotta buy some drinks!

MUSIC: Or lack thereof. Seriously, do these guys even know what the public listens to nowadays? It was like the worst random playlist you could have. It went from "Girls just wanna have fun," to some real old shit, like from the 70's. Cot damn't this is Southern California! Get with the times! You could have put that shit on Pandora and it would have been better than the crap the DJ played. 2Chainz, pop a molly music, just a little here and there would have suffice!

Seriously, every time I go here, someone (in this case some people) over drink and throw up. The Std always defeats my friends for some reason, but it can never defeat me!

STEP it up STANDARD!

14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
481. Carissa A.
My girlfriends and I stayed here this past weekend and it was fantastic! It's such a fun yet relaxing atmosphere. We loved the ping pong and rooftop pool. I highly recommend staying here. Special thanks to Wally, Brittany and Tim Lovell for their outstanding hospitality! Can't wait to go back! :)

18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
482. Ryan S.
I stayed here with a business group. This hotel is very trendy and "cool". The rooms are nice, comfortable, and spacious. The decor is great and contemporary.

Some note are that the hotel is in a very old building. The elevators are very dated and don't exude confidence. When I first arrived only one elevator out of 4 was functioning.

I arrived at 2:45 PM and check in is at 3 PM. My room was not ready, which is very acceptable. I was pointed to the very fun and cool rooftop to relax. This I enjoyed. However, I let them know I needed in my room soon because I was meeting my group at 4. They assured me I would be in very quickly and they would call me when the room was ready. At 3:30 I began to get worried so I called down to check on my room and was told it was ready. They did not call me. When I got to the desk they gave me my room, but it was not the room I was promised. The room was great, but was not what I expected. I got into my room at 3:58, giving me 2 minutes to meet my group. The main factor in the delay was the very slow elevator because there was only 1.

I would suggest this hotel, and I plan to give it another chance. It was a very busy Saturday. Our group loved the ambiance and service at the hotel. We had a great time that evening at the rooftop club and pool where the service was great and the atmosphere was excellent.

31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
483. Kat K.
Neat atmosphere, and overall decor is nice.  The room can be fun or can be uncomfortable depending on who you are sharing the room with.  The reason is that instead of a wall to separate the bathroom from the sleeping area there is instead a glass partition.  So yes, from the bedroom area you can watch your partner in their full glory.  My only complaint of the room was that the TV was too low to the ground.

We had great customer service during our stay.  This hotel is conveniently located just a couple blocks from the Staples Center.

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
484. MalibuRum B.
I've always been a fan of the WeHo Standard so staying at the Standard LA while in town for business made it a no-brainer. An X-Large on the 8th floor for four nights. (A $1200+ stay - pricey). One star for the front desk service. Very professional, friendly, helpful and conversational.

MINUS STARS for crappy signage when you arrive on your hotel floor. Cheap, conference room signage with peel-off lettering for room numbers. And the maze that goes around. It took us a couple times going around before we actually found our room.

But the hotel room seemed a bit off. The mini bar area was off to the side and our refrigerator, while cool on the outside, didn't keep things cool inside. Also, the TV placement is lower than the platform bed. Awkward. Didn't work there and cheapened the place. If you're going to have a flat-screen TV, place it on a wall or somewhere I can see it. And there was a slight smell coming from the bathroom sink and tub.

Back to the crappy signage. Going to the rooftop pool and bar from Floor 8 was also not especially easy. We went around in circles before we just took the regular elevator and walked three flights of stairs.

Star for the rooftop bar service. Kevin was great and made some very good cocktails! (Food was mediocre, though).

For the money, I'd stay elsewhere next time. $1200 down the drain :(

02/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
485. Gilda B.
love the standard ! Great mojitos , and a beautiful view.. Wish they served dinner though...

06/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
486. Alicia L.
Rooftop lounge is the best!

Drinks and food were decent. The ambiance & scenery were amazing! They have these awesome waterbeds, beautiful pool, a bar and a dance floor, plenty of seating areas, and a breathtaking view of LA. I wasn't that into the music they were playing, but I can't really complain since everything else was amazing.

I'm definitely going back again to take my sister and my friends. =) It's just a really chill environment.

Cover was free, but I think before a certain time.

21/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
487. Emily W.
I stayed here for a week while I was in town for a trade show. I was really surprised how cheap it was. Much better than some of the hotels in the area. Most of the other people attending the hydroponic show stayed here too so that made it even more fun!

It is walking distance to the convention center and that was the main thing I was looking for.I love all of the decorations in the room and all through the hotel. Lot's of tongue and cheek things that are super funny.

This is not a hotel if you are sharing a room with your friends - the rooms have a glassed in shower that you can see from the bed...

All of the staff was super friendly... I think I had 5 or six boxes shipped here for a trade show alone with a 200 lb booth and the guys were very helpful finding me a cab and carrying all of my things.

I will stay here again this summer!

13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
488. Christina G.
Fun night roof top lounge, alot of out of country people! good place for a date. drinks are fair priced. pool is nice but small, also serve salty snacks. 3 water beds if you make it early and so so music, would go back, no cover charge.

01/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
489. Ads D.
Apart from the rooftop bar, its terrible value for money.

I couldn't get into my room until 3:45, and when I got there the iPod dock was broken. They replaced with another one that was broken and offered to send another one but it never came.

While I was waiting in the lobby to get into my room I loved the music and asked if they could give me a couple of songs to get. My pandora configured...no, they couldn't do that either.

The heating fan was so low and unchangeable It took 30 mins to lift the room temperature.

For $200 a night I would expect a lot more.

11/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
490. Sean L.
I'm going to go four. Just can't quite go five - it wasn't flawless.

Stumbled over here last night for 1 drink. We made sure to only have one. Haha.

Confusing set up in the lobby. No real direction on where to go.

Got into the elevator - only took us to the 12th floor - had to roundabout make our way up to the roof - came out like a secret back door entrance. Good times.

Bouncers were nice and the bartenders/wait staff were EXCELLENT.

Drinks were Standard. Haha - see what I did there?

View was amazing. Take a date here and he or she will definitely put out.

Decor is cool. 70s vibe. Old LA vibe.

Bar patrons were actually different than I thought. Not as stuffy or upscale as I thought.

PROS: GREAT VIEW
-Rooftop pool/bar - can you beat that?
-Nice decor
-Cool waitstaff and bartenders
-Nice bathrooms
-Great location downtown

Cons: Elevator layout
-Drinks over 10 bucks

This is a must see when in LA.

Best,

Sean

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
491. Brian N.
The Standard hotel rooms- where Form beats the hell out of Function; then stomps on it.  I felt like my room was an art nouveau project / psychological test of patience. The place screams " hey look at me, I am doing something different" with their decor. There is very little attention being paid towards the function of what they have.

You will like this hotel if:
You don't mind sleeping at floor level( no such thing as sitting on your bed for a minute)
You dont mind giving a shower peep show to whomever you're staying with
You don't mind moths the size of quarters living in the bathroom
You don't appreciate proper lighting
You enjoy sinking beds and paper thin pillows
You enjoy your tv sitting below bed level where you cant see it
You are a hipster and are currently fighting the man

If you plan on placing the bed on the floor, then provide more than one rinky dink chair. What happens if two people want to sit down and they don't want to get down to floor level.  ( Think about all the secondary functions you use your hotel bed for; sitting, unpacking, eating.... now do it on the floor or the ledge they call a desk) You feel spartan by the accomodations. They are more geared towards the look and style than the occupants comfort. Which brings me to the rest of the hotel. .

Check in- It's 3pm and there are no rooms ready. Ok, they take my bag and my cell number and will call me when they open up. I proceed to hang by the pool table along with a few others. 45 minutes later I walk over towards the front desk and ask a person who just checked in if they got a room and what type. Of course it was the same type room as I had booked; so much for giving them my cell.

Rooftop- Very nice view, friendly staff and great set-up. Downside- the 50% of the crowd dressed like they are at a costume show. Who wears a suit jacket, dress shoes wth no socks, cut off jean shorts with a beaded shirt ( seriously looked like a beaded string door) to a pool. This is what you will find here, people screaming for attention.

The food- I ate most of my meals here. I had the runs for 4 days straight when I left. I can't pin it on the standard but I highly suspect it was the bacon skewer I ordered on my last night at the ping pong lounge that took 45 minutes to get after I complained. On the upside, it tasted pretty good.

The staff- Pretty good overall. However I asked about 3 people including the front desk on where to watch the mayweather fight and none of them had a clue. I can understand though; it didn't seem like the people who work there would be into sports much. Also the guy watching the room elevators at night gave me and my girlfriend an attitude asking for room cards. We showed him the guests only wristbands we had on but he said if he wanted to see them he would have asked for those; bit obnoxious.

Overall; this hotel is probably great for some people but just not my type of place. I enjoyed the rooftop atmosphere, but i don't know if it is worth dealing with everything else for it.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
492. Hannah D.
I loved staying here (clear shower and all). The minibar had a solid selection of goodies and wasn't outrageously priced like most minibars tend to be. The store was awesome and I even picked up a few Voluspa candles. Room service was super prompt and friendly, no matter what time it was. The Rooftop was great for people watching (girl not wearing pants, I'm talking about you) and the bartender made a solid Moscow Mule so no complaints here.

If I have to be in downtown LA, I'd stay here again.

17/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
493. Taffany H.
I checked into this hotel expecting a not so Standard experience and it totally met my not-so Standard expectation. The room was mid-sized despite it's advertised description of it being a "Large" room. You see, you have the option of either Regular, Large, Extra-Large or Huge rooms and so on. This I thought was pretty cool.  

I would give this hotel a 4 star for the front desk staff and the 24-hour restaurant by the lobby where you can get a pretty good poached egg-benedict at all kinds of hours of the day or night (yes, even in your druken stupor, you can still eat a healthy meal.)

But the room itself is kinda off. While I was there, the hallway by the elevator reeked of the smell that I could only describe as a mixture of old stagnant water from a huge pile of old cigarette butts. The decor of the room was EXTREME minimalist--meaning your bed is on a platform on the floor, your TV is situated on a TV stand whose production looks very similar to what one may get from your local IKEA, and the bathroom--oh boy--I felt like I was in a hospital. The vibe of this bathroom did it for me. It made me feel like I was a mental patient--recently self-committed for a 24-h observation. But if this is how you roll--I will really TRY not to judge! ;)

Anyway, I still think the "Hello My Name Is:..." card is a very neat idea. See, when you check in, you're given this card with your name on it so that when you go down to the restaurant or up to the rooftop bar, you can merely just produce this card to the host and get your services charged to the credit card you left during the check-in time. It's dorky but this makes it super easy to spend money and yeah this can be either good or bad, but it's a fun experience!

02/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
494. Pete N.
Looking for a party Hotel with a modern look, well this is the place for. The Standard is about a mile from the Staples Center and located in downtown LA.

The highlights of the hotel are the younger crowd, the rooftop bar, and the shower. The glass shower with no curtain, I'm a fan. If you are in a double room, don't forget the curtain. The single room only has a curtain for the toilet.

The staff here are friendly and parking is only $33.00 a night, not that bad for downtown LA.

18/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
495. Clara Y.
5 stars for the breathtaking Downtown LA view from the rooftop bar :D BF brought me here and I instantly fell in love with the ambience/decor/music (EDM!) Make sure you dress nice because this is a very classy/upscale rooftop bar :)  Although we had to wait in line for quite a while and cover charge is $20 for both men and women, the overall experience made it worth the wait :) I love the outdoor patio area-very green, love the tiki-like lights. The lobby has a ping pong table and nice comfy couches-very metro feel to it. Once you go up the escalator, to your right is the ping pong tournament room. I love the pool, water beds, dance floor, the comfy couches, and the little Biergarten tucked away off to the side-they sell food/drinks here. Next time, I'd like to try the restaurant :P We'll be coming back for sure!

18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
496. Shiva A.
This review is strictly for the rooftop bar. I came by here yesterday for a pool party with friends. I've heard so many good things about this place so I was excited. Honestly it was OKAY. The layout was kinda weird. The pool was separated off upstairs while the dj was playing downstairs in the corner. ummm okay? I also thought the decor was a little tacky. The views were amazing and so were the drinks but damn they were expensive. don't ask the bartender to make you whatever he wants because he will rip you off. $17 mint juleps?! This isn't vegas, please.

Still, had a lot of fun though drinking and dancing the day away hah. Also, wasn't really impressed with the music. Turn the music up and book some better djs! I swear the dj yesterday was playing a cd for like 20 minutes and just messing with the turntables... I see you!

30/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
497. Nic B.
Security inside (short guy who says hes a manager but looks like grocery store security guard) is a prick. We asked if we could take photos, and he got an attitude and said no unless we asked the front desk, so we went to ask the front desk. Front desk said to ask the security out front, so we did. Security out front said it was fine (our friend was taking a couple engagement photos for us).
We went back to the restaurant and as we were taking photos the short guard ran up and got mad at us "I said no pictures!"
Really? Because you told us to ask other people they said ok.

You're in the service business, Standard. I'll be spreading the word that no one should come here for the restaurant, hotel, or anything.

08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
498. Zar A.
Very cool hotel in Downtown, LA. Very nice lounge on the top floor with a heated pool?!?!?!

----N I C E....!

One of the rooms on the top floor also has this huge black foam foot... Strange, yes, indeed....

16/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
499. Jaci C.
I love this place to have drinks, dance and have a good time, but I would not recommend staying here. The rates are a little pricey for what you actually get.
The staff at check in was very helpful, but room service took forever, I even had time to take a nap before my dinner came.
Ordering room service was a fiasco in itself. We were transferred around numerous times, then when we finally talked to someone, he was extremely rude!
The walls are super thin and you can hear everything!

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
500. Lizzy W.
No privacy in the bathroom.

No curtain other than a sheer gauzy piece of fabric so you are awake with the sun.

The water stinks of methane.

We actually complained after our first night and we were told that "no curtains are a style choice."  It's a very strange choice for a place in the hotel business, where people presumably want to sleep.  

We moved to a different room due to the methane stink which made showering and even brushing teeth utterly unappetizing.  However, the same stench was present in the water leading us to believe this is a hotel-wide problem.  (We also know for a fact that the methane issue in the first room was not addressed, as new guests checked-in within a few hours of our unexpected check-out).

I don't recommend staying here at all (esp not at the prices they're asking), but if you must, be sure to pack a face mask so you can sleep past sunrise, bottled water so you can brush your teeth, and some kind of tent so you can use the toilet without your sleeping companion witnessing the whole event.

FYI: overnight parking is $33/night.

24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
501. Annie L.
i couldnt find the check in for the roof, but this review is for the roof.

maybe i was a bit tipsy but it was romantic and service was great.

$$

spring and summer nights are great.

other seasons bring your coat.

14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
502. Josh K.
Not a perfect hotel, but the management staff made or attempted to make every adjustment requested and they did it with class and speed.

I voiced some of the same complaints you might read here and with a quickness they made accommodations, provided adjustments or used just plain old generosity to overcome.

Few of us are perfect, but it's those who act accordingly after an insult I appreciate.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
503. Pamela L.
The Standard is the hotel built with IKEA rejects. I get it, the theme is kitschy. But, if I'm paying $300 a night for a hotel room, I don't want to feel like I'm showering in a junior high locker room. I also want to be able to actually watch the TV, which is made impossible by the sad excuse for a TV stand that holds the TV a precious 6 inches off the floor.

The showers are all glass, which means if you're planning on sharing a room with someone you guys better be *very* comfortable with each other. The shower curtain can be closed so you don't have an audience while you are on the toilet, but since the curtain is white, your silhouette will still betray everything you're doing.

The parking garage has a sign that specifically says not to park down there if you are a hotel guest. So you go around the corner where the only choice is valet. Valet for hotel guests is $33 a day. But the sign for public parking in their lot says it's a max of $20/day. So drop off your bags and skip valet unless you plan on using your car a lot (there's unlimited in and out for the same price).

The service at The Standard is good, which is the only reason I'm giving them 2 stars. The front desk was always very helpful.

The gym has enough equipment to get you through an on the road workout. They have a lot of free weights which is nice.

The restaurant is okay...though we were a bit surprised when we ordered a pulled pork sandwich and it had no bbq sauce on it. It was literally just a bun with some shredded pork on it. We asked for bbq sauce and they said they didn't have any. They also don't have plain yellow mustard. Other than that, the food was decent. Service was pretty slow but it was midnight.

The rooftop bar is really the best part about The Standard. You'll have a hard time getting up there if you aren't a hotel guest. But there are plenty of other cool bars in LA. So stay at a hotel that won't make you feel like you're in a hostel in Europe.

27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
504. Michelle R.
This review is for the Hotel, NOT the rooftop bar: I had to change room 3 times due to the smell. After the 3rd room , I just gave up and stayed. The smell in the rooms reeked of a combination of things from smoke to weed. The rooms are minimalistic and very art deco-ish.
Not very comfortable bed as they are low to the ground.
The bathroom and room is separated by nothing but a glass, which looks cool & modern. Not a big deal if you're traveling alone but not so great if you have company.  This hotel seems to attract young business people and party-goers alike. It is quite loud so not the best place if you're looking to rest & relax.  I stayed on a weeknight so it was not too bad.
I wouldn't stay heare again.

20/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
505. Josh B.
I had stayed at the downtown location twice a year for about 3 years in a row for work purposes every March and October due to fashion markets going on in LA at that time...that was until March 2013.  At 1am in the morning, the fire alarm was going off through the entire hotel.  My coworker called the front desk and they said they would take care of it.  45 minutes later, it's still going off.  I call this time to a somewhat, "that sucks for you" type of attitude on the phone.  The fire alarm went on for literally 3 MORE HOURS after that!!  So, the next day you would think management would contact us and say, "Hey, you know what?  So sorry for the fire alarm going off for 4 hours in the middle of the night.  Let's upgrade you, comp you a night, comp a dinner, give you a bottle, etc."  Guess what?  There was NOTHING!  Their lack of customer service skills in this incidence were non-existent and unacceptable.  To top it all off, for the past 3 years we had been going, the hallways always smelled like wet mildew, but we had always brushed it off because it was convenient to get to our office from there. This hotel reaks in the hallways and needs to brush up on customer service #101.

26/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
506. Chris R.
Ok let me tell you that this place is a "10"STAR!,,       I made the wrong reservations to the hotel across the street and when I cancelled I got charged $250.   The reservations manger and Nicole made a deal for me I couldn't refuse.    THANK YOU!

ok the party at the Roof Top is AMAZING!   Every bartender and manger has a major attitude problem, EXCEPT DAVID!   He has the BEST attitude and personality.  

I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK TO THE STANDARD BECAUSE OF THE SUPURB SERVICE AT THE FRONT DESK AND AMAZING SERVICE FROM DAVID AT "THE  ROOF TOP".   I stayed an extra night looking forward to David and Roof Top.

23/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
507. Jason M.
Fancy and nice bar.

Amazing view!!! The pool is nice for summer-partys.

If you have enough money for that location.. try it!

I love that place.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
508. Kira S.
I hate writing negative reviews but I am just so frustrated and disappointed right now! We ended our epic 3-week national park camping road trip with a 1 night stay at the Standard to celebrate our journey and end it with a bang before we headed home to SF. We chose this hotel because it's super hip, modern, and it has an AMAZING ROOFTOP POOL.

We checked in after dinner around 7:30pm and I went to take a few photos (because it is awesome and there was no one around) and I was immediately approached by someone saying they have a "no photography" policy in any of the lobby areas.... GREAT, what the heck. (hmm, they don't want people to share this cool place? FINE.). This really got me started on the wrong foot.... Ugh!

This morning we woke up at 6:45 so that we could go up to the pool by 7am (when it opens) to see LA from the rooftop and enjoy the area before there were people around. When the elevator doors opened we were hit with a huge cloud of smoke.  Boy did it stink of cigarettes up on that floor, glad we weren't staying there.  After we climbed the steps to get up to the roof, we were immediately greeted by a guy who said "SORRY, the roof top is closed, we have a private event all day". What the hell... So we asked if we could just walk around the corner to see the pool because we hadn't even seen it yet (it is around the other side of the wall where we entered).. HE SAID NO. seriously? It was 7:05am, they had just barely begun to set up for the event which was starting at 9am, and they wouldn't even let us take a quick lap around the roof to freaking see the pool.  

When we called the front desk they seemed nice and said that they did not even know of the event until just now and that they could not allow us up there because it is out of their hands. They were also surprised that the people on the roof were not more accommodating.... Ugh!!

This was extremely disappointing to us because we had such high expectations of this place and we were very excited to swim on the roof.... We definitely would not have booked our only night in LA here if we knew the roof would be closed.  How could they book the entire roof for an all day (9am-7pm) event without posting a sign, partitioning off part of the area for hotel guests, or even having it only available certain days/hours. Come on, the whole freaking day?! The rooftop pool is their biggest asset and to have access to the entire area randomly unavailable is NOT OK. Check out is at 12 noon so that screws everyone like us who stayed for only one night. I totally understand renting the space but it really sucks for people who pay money to stay here, and I'm sure this isn't the first time this has happened to someone staying here specifically for the pool.  

So if you are planning to swim here, I would definitely call before you book your stay to make sure the roof/pool will be open!

Besides the disappointing pool experience, the rooms are cool but very unpractical. We stayed in a medium size room and there is absolutely no privacy - the bathroom wall is made of GLASS.  The bed is a platform bed and it is just a mattress on top of the platform.  The platform extends out about 18" past the mattress.  When we came into the room I tripped on it because the light switches inside the door did not control the room lights and it was pitch black when we walked in. The TV is small and on a cheap rolling stand that is lower than the bed itself.  You can't see the tv from the bed unless you are on the bottom half of the mattress... I just sat on the platform on the floor. Our room was on the 4th floor (non-smoking) and our big windows looked out upon a nice brick building = no view. Unfortunately for us, this place just turned into a room to sleep in, nothing more. :-(

21/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
509. M. L.
I love this hotel. It's one of the grandfathers of the ever growing DTLA area and it's great. The rooms are huge (love the massive soaker tub), the rooftop is awesome and the general vibe is funky and relaxed. The staff were all very helpful. I like that there are so many niches in this place...the ping pong club, the rooftop, the barber and novelty shop...I even bought a pair of funky reading glasses at the pop up warby parker stand in the lobby. It's also super close to some fun stuff in the downtown area. my fiancé and i have stayed here two separate times and loved it each time. definitely will be coming back!

02/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
510. Lisa Z.
The voicemail said, "I'm at an airport in Oklahoma right now, about to board a flight to LA. Will you at least consider seeing me?"

It was Christmas Eve and I thought, Jesus, I really don't want to do this.

But 12 hours later, I was walking into the lobby of the Standard Hotel to see him. That same lobby we had been in so many times.  Last time we were here, we had both just finished running a marathon and the entire place was buzzing with activity--crowds of runners draped in polyethylene heatsheets extended as far as the horizon line in every direction and there was not a single inch of sidewalk outside that wasn't littered in some half eaten orange slice or banana peel.

And then there was the noise. It was just loud everywhere. Loud music in the lobby. Loud crowds. Even the walls of the place seemed loud--all those different patterns. For a long time, I could imagine the Standard Hotel in no other way but as excessively lively and energized.

But this time it was different. Downtown LA on Christmas Day was like some kind of dreamscape--so eerily empty and quiet that I felt like I shouldn't be there at all. The sidewalks were deserted. There was street parking. There was simply no sound emanating from anyone or anything anywhere.

I walked into the lobby of the Standard Hotel and was struck by its emptiness too. The seemingly endless slick marble floors were without the sound of a single high heel or footstep. There were no faces illuminated by the glow of the soft, recessed lighting. No one was sitting on the myriad of interlocking sofas.

Except for him. Just one person in this gigantic, lifeless hotel. I walked over, took a seat next to him and we sat in silence for what seemed like an hour. I thought to myself, I've always hated this hotel. It's so goddamn tacky and stupid and there is no way we are breaking up on this fucking fuchsia sofa.

27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
511. Muneera M.
I stayed here this past weekend and was very surprised the offered a military rate. Thank you for that. If I paid anything more than I did, I probably wouldn't have been satisfied. I know that sounds mean, but really I'm not 21 anymore and I like to have my own privacy when I am taking a shower with my girlfriends in the room.

Pros:
the rooftop bar upstairs - beautiful space, well done. Good drinks. Lovely place to chill. Downstairs decor modern and clean

Cons:
rooms are really small. The shower has a clear glass wall (open to the bedroom).
Closet didn't have a door, just a see through curtain. Valet parking only $33/night.

I would stay here again if I wanted to be central to the downtown LA area and wanted to party it up a little.

04/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
512. Gail M.
I stay here last week and enjoyed it. A different kind of hotel, but I like that. It's true, there is a glass wall between the shower and the room, but hopefully you're sharing a room with someone who is very close to you. Other than that I loved all the interesting quirks and design choices. Not the typical look, which made it fun.

We made a major mistake in booking our hotel and accidentally booked for the wrong month. When we showed up and there wasn't a reservation for us we were concerned, but Fabian and Kyle took great care of us and made sure we got great rooms. They were so patient and helpful and took care of us so quickly. I've been to  many hotels that were condescending when there was any trouble at all and this was so refreshing. I am so impressed at how easy everything was.

It was stormy, so we didn't get to go up to the rooftop bar, but we will for sure next time. I'll be back to stay soon.

13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
513. David A.
always solid

26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
514. Kareem D.
I usually do not write reviews, but I had to make an exception for my recent experience at the standard. First of all I would like to say the hotel is definitely SUBstandard. Me and my wife were celebrating our first wedding anniversary we wanted to stay somewhere we could entertain ourselves all at one location. We figured we would have a lovely dinner at the restaurant and hit the lounge listen to some good music, and have a few cocktails ,then retreat to our "lovely" room. Well it started when we checked in we were advised by the front desk clerk of a $150.00 hold for incidentals, which would be refunded to us 24 hours upon making our final payment during checkout.We were not advised of this during the time of our reservations. We'll we checked out Sunday April 20th and still have yet to receive our funds, in addition the hotel charged my credit card twice the amount quoted for the incidentals. When I called to ask when my refund will be returned to me I was advised 3 business days. We checked into our room and quickly realized it was SUBstandard,the queen size bed was really small, so was the tv, and bathroom was in desperate need of updates. We continued on with our evening with dinner and once again realized the restaurant was SUBstandard. The dinner menu had VERY few selections and we ordered pizza and portabello fries which was recommended by our waitress, both were just "OK" at best. The food quality was a maybe a step above Dennys. I ordered a Long Island and it was horribly watered down, I might as well ordered a coke because that is all I tasted. After dinner we decided to attend the lounge which had a nice atmosphere, great bartenders but once again the Music was SUBstandard. I've been to clubs and lounges all over the United States and a few different countries and never been to a place on a Saturday night where the music was so HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've heard better music at my grandma's 80th birthday party. All in all service was great but the Room,Restaurant, and Lounge music we substantially SUBstandard.

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
515. Oronne N.
Was here for a meeting for (RADD). and I have previously been here for for a friends bday on the rooftop bar. I love the funkiness of this place. It's pretty amazing. And the location is the HEART of DTLA. Will come back again!

13/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
516. Gail G.
I think this place is great for a Sunday just chilin' looking up at the la skyline. No lines.

29/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
517. Sophie H.
My attempt to check out the standard was unsuccessful due to the security person who requested management names (or how he put it: "my guys") in order to get in- we provided him with such and apparently that wasn't sufficient after all.  I live in SF and have been working in the bar industry for years and know the deal- I'm sorry to say but I was ready to leave this establishment due to his utter lack in hospitality. It is one thing to not let people in due to maxed out capacity, or special events, but this whole "who do you know" crap is really a turn off to me. Go somewhere else. I was treated better in Las Vegas where security guys actually have reasons to be snobby.

09/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
518. Bobby N.
Great spot!

Been there a few times now.  Dinks are in te pricy side and parking is a bitch.  But the view makes up for it.

There is a beer garden with bratwursts that are really tasty.  No bun. Odd.  But standalone brats are yummy.

Staff is mostly pleasant and polite.  Drinks are good!

12/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
519. Gourmet G.
Hidden behind the facade of the one-time headquarters of the Superior Oil Company is a hotel with an over-the-top decor that screams hip, trendy, and ultra-chic . . . for those who like their furnishings to have a Jetsons-like flair in eye-popping day-glo colors. Some of the stunning 1950s architectural details, including a terrazzo-lined lobby with illuminated ceiling, oil production frieze, and a fifteen-time-zone lobby clock - have been preserved, but for the most part every remnant of the past has been replaced by an uber-modern design that definitely is an acquired taste. The smallish guest rooms themselves are sedate, almost to the point of being sterile, with odd touches like tubs in the sleeping area and bathrooms behind a glass wall that reveals all (I'm sorry, but no matter how close you and your significant other may be, there are some functions best performed in private). Amenities include portable two-line speaker phones with data ports, large-screen TVs, DVD players, stereo systems with CD players, mini-bars, in-room safes, and windows that open, for those who can't get enough of LA's fresh air. Clearly this property was designed with a young, party crowd in mind - on the roof there's a cocktail lounge and red Astroturfed-sundeck with cabanas surrounding the heated pool, and down below you'll find a well-equipped fitness center, a 24-hour restaurant, and dancing to a live DJ nightly. The hotel can be noisy when fully-booked, especially late at night when inconsiderate guests who have played a little too hard loudly stagger back to their rooms. In deference to them, the housekeeping crew waits until late morning to begin their chores, making afternoon naps a near impossibility. Some staff is friendly and attentive, others reek of pretension, making you feel like an intruder rather than their raison d'etre. The price tag - rates start at $99 - might be low enough to convince some to ignore the inconveniences in favor of saving big bucks.

21/11/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
520. Ryan V.
Hmmmmm, where do I start... Every E3 my company and I stay downtown to make our commute easier to and from the convention center.  This year, the only hotel we could get for some reason was the Standard.  If you're not familiar with the Standard essentially it's a scene.   They have a rooftop bar that has really good views, drinks are so so and food that I'd just steer clear of.  The rooms were cool awhile ago, now just feel outdated.   And if you'd like to get some sleep there, that's a bad idea... It's a party hotel.  I used the earplugs they provide (never a good sign) every night as there was always someone partying in their room close by.  If you want to party, definitely go here but if you want an overall good experience staying at a good hotel, stay away.

11/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
521. Toni A.
Awesome party hotel. the suites have an open feel, meaning you can see the bathroom/shower from the living area and bed area. Super cool, but I wouldn't want to stay here with someone other than my boyfriend. Awesome views, it is like being in New York.

The rooftop bar is ultra cool at night, my only complaint is that they serve their pricey drinks in plastic cups. Maybe it's just a pet peeve, but I really hate being served in a plastic cup especially in someplace so "hip" and "cool"

There is a photo booth in the bathroom in the lobby which is kinda different. Over all a fun place.

16/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
522. Sarah M.
Went to the Rooftop Bar for my 21st birthday. The view was absolutely stunning. The drinks were no pricier than any other LA hotspot and overall I had a great time. There was even a little dance floor with a dj!

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
523. Simon M.
This was my second time coming here. This time we decided to play ping pong on the second floor. It was awesome. $30 for the hour and they do half hour as well for $15. The person in charge lets you know when your time is up and asks if you want to extend it. He even gave us 5 extra minutes. Not a lot of better things than buzzed pingpong.

Went to the rooftop bar where there weren't many people because it was only 10 pm. Drinks are decently piced ($10 for a rum and coke even though at the pingpong place it was $9) and the views are great. Can't wait to come back

02/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
524. Changjia G.
Never come to this hotel!! The swimming pool is dirty!often disconnected with WiFi after paying for it. Room service is extremely slow and pillows, beds are uncomfortable.

26/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
525. Breeze D.
Very rude waitress and ridiculous policies about the attendee lists and when someone can come and when it's closed to guests. Very pretentious and superficial atmosphere. In this great city with so many cool options, give this s^%t hole of a place a miss!

27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
526. Phoenix H.
Booked several rooms FOUR months in advance for a bachelorette party. When we arrived, none of the prearranged rooms were available. Staff claimed to not have any other rooms avail. Due to a special event in the area that had the hotel booked solid. We ended up with a teeny "queen" bed in each room that had 2-3 girls per room...so some girls ended up spooning all night (something they hadn't planned on!) cuz they didn't get the room w/2 beds (like we'd requested waaaaaay in advance). The girls kept the asschewing and bitching at a minimum in order to avoid ruining the guest of honor's celebration. After all, we were there to celebrate, not rain down a fury of complaint and pissiness! The stinkin' manager's "fix"...roll 2 extra beds into the 1 suite that was booked, "free of charge"....are you freakin' kidding?! THEY make a mistake and then act like they're DOING US A FAVOR by saving us a $20 rollaway bed fee?! Pffffffffft!!!!! Thanks A BUNCH (insert sarcastic tone). Y'all can KEEP your stinking favors! Then, out of 5, only ONE elevator is in working order to take 600+ drunken, loud, twenty something douches that use (at every opportunity) words like "SWAG" and "YOLO". Piss poor planing by management NOT assuring that all the elevators were serviced and in working order for a "busy weekend". I am by no means a lazy bitch. I'm recovering from an extensive very invasive spinal surgery so taking the stairs to the 10th floor wasn't going to happen. So, waiting 18 minutes for the one overloaded elevator was my only option. The noise level that pollutes the rooms (with the door closed) is right up there with live fire exercises in a gun/grenade range mixed with a monster truck pit. Which is why they provide (with a mini hygiene kit) earplugs! (I was actually REALLY grateful for those!).  But, I'll have to admit, the rooms were clean, cool (temperaturewise) and comfortable (after the earplugs were deployed). All in all, this place is waaaaay overrated and overpriced for the service we got. if I'm paying a ton of money to stay in a hotel that messes up my reservation, there better be asskissing of regal proportions by the management! That gesture alone would've prevented this loooong, drawn out, detailed negative review. OH, and the rooftop bar had potential (the view was lovely!) but was completely overcrowded. This place's ONLY saving grace were the gorgeous ladies in our group making THE BEST of the weekend trying to make it memorable for a deserving woman who is to be wed soon.
And that's all I got to say about that...

25/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
527. Fiona L.
I often go to The Standard late at night for dining and drinks. I am a regular in the downstairs restaurant. I love the atmosphere, food, and people. There is one main reason I keep revisiting this spectacular place.

There is a server in the hotel named Jamal. He is extremely friendly and gives absolutely amazing service. I always request him every time I come in. He gives great recommendations of food on the menu. He is by far the best waiter I've ever had throughout all of the restaurants  I've been to in LA. I highly recommend Jamal as your server!

03/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
528. phil h.
The sub-Standard is more like it. This place is all style, no substance...picture IKEA wrapped in Ed Hardy. We ran into so many problems during our two night stay it's almost comical.

First off, we booked our room because we were coming to LA to help host a birthday party poolside on Saturday. Long story short, even though we were repeatedly assured that there wasn't an event at the pool that day, we found out the day before that there was indeed a private party and that none of our guests would be allowed up. The whole time we tried to work things out, no one seemed the slightest bit concerned about our plight, we just got a shrug and an "Oh well, sorry"

Speaking of which, does the Standard have some sort of rule that they must hire only bitter people? From the front desk to the valets to the people who did absolutely nothing to help us figure out our party problem, everyone we encountered had a bad attitude (well, except for the maids...they were sweet. Go figure)

What else should you know? Hmmm. How about good luck parking at Valet Parking when an event is going on - despite being hotel guests we actually had to pay $10 to park across the street for a couple of hours because the Standard's lot was overflowing.

Two stars for the following - the roof top pool is pretty amazing and I was able to get a swim in on Sunday morning. Also, room service was pretty tasty (Grilled cheese with bacon? Hello!) albeit outrageously priced. But for the amount of money the rooms cost, you can definitely get better service and quality elsewhere.

11/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
529. Vardan P.
I did like the view, I did enjoy some of the food and the vibe is also very new what I didn't appreciate is the 20 dollar cover. Why would they charge cover if im going to be spending it on drinks and food.

13/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
530. Kris L.
This place was so not what I thought it would be. First, I must clarify that i am in town for a work conference, so I do not need to pay for anything while I am here, and THANK GOD, because this place is WAY overpriced!

Along with that, I have actually never been to downtown LA. Um, if you don't need to be, don't come here. I've heard that they're really starting to build the city up, but this part of LA is just no good. With that said, I don't understand why this hotel is trying to be all hoity toity. i am not familiar with the other hotels in the area, but downtown LA just doesn't seem like a place that attracts the "rich and famous"... but i admit that I could be wrong.

So You walk into the hotel and you think, "wow this place is pretty svelte." but then you go to your room and you realize that the place is just using fancy lighting and curtains to cover up the old dunginess; he carpet is dirty and old and the tile in the "Bathroom" is grungy.

I don't know if other rooms in the hotel are different, but I am staying in the "medium" room and it's just ridiculous. It's more like a studio room, where the shower is literally in the middle of the room with only a shower curtain dividing it from the bed. The shower curtain also doesn't cover the whole tub, and right behind the tub there is a full length mirror... so yes, you can grossly watch yourself showering naked if that's your thing...... puke. I honest to God feel like I'm in a 70's porno room.

The toilet is the only thing that is in a separate area with a door... but the lights in there are the flickering old lights and i feel like i'm in an asylum when peeing in there. As for the vanity area, it's just one long seating area like you would se in a steam room. The sink in that area also keeps clogging up.

I originally really wanted to check out the rooftop pool and bar, but as I saw the clientele of people going there, i realized that it is sooo not my scene. along with this, I was getting very annoyed, because my room is on the same floor as the pool/bar, and so ALL evening I kept hearing drunk people walking through the hall stumbling around. SO annoying! One evening, someone was even fiddling with my door handle.

Oh! that reminds me! the locks and handles on my door are wobbly and falling off! you'd think with how fancy of a place this hotel is trying to be, that they'd have better quality doors. The elevators are also really creaky and sound like they're going to fall apart. The hallways make me feel like i'm in the moving The Shining.

I'm also pretty sure that the bed is on a bed "frame" from IKEA.

anyway, I am just very disappointed because of how expensive this place. It may be fooling other people, but it is very obvious that they think they can just put fancy furniture around to cover up how old and dingy the place is. Definitely not worth the cost!

The only thing it has going for it is the free wi-fi and friendly guest services.

12/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
531. HK M.
I liked this hotel, but it was almost too trendy for me. It's in a great location. There always seemed to be a lot of people coming and going.  I'm guessing it's a pretty popular place with the locals. The rooms were spacious and the beds were huge. The walls were kind of thin and my neighbor woke me up a few times slamming the door to their room. The shower was...interesting. I am 90% sure people could see me naked. The shower is nothing but glass...again, hip, modern, whatever, but a little over the top. Which leads me to my next point...

I think the hotel hired Ron Jeremy to do their interior decorating. There's a nipple hiding around every corner. I was waiting for the guys with 70s porn staches to walk on the elevator every time it stopped at new floor. (Guys, if you are participating in Movemeber, spare yourself the irony and don't stay here. Well, unless you are into getting mistaken for a porn star. Then getcha freak on big nasty.) Needless to say, but I will anyway because I know someone is wondering, I wouldn't recommend this place for families. But, let's say you disregard my warning and go anyway.... Your newborn may try to grab the "artistic" breast on the wall for their morning snack or your might lose your 13 year old son. If you do, check out the gym. He is probably glued to the mural of the naked women on bikes. (It's actually a pretty cool picture. I stared for a while, while I was running on the treadmill. It looks like they are chasing you.)

Now if you can over the ultra trendy, coolness of this place...you are in for a treat.
The roof top bar is awesome. There are these little egg shaped, bed things (I know very descriptive, you're welcome) that are fun to bounce on after a cocktail or two. (That's what she said.) The view from the rooftop bar is absolutely breathtaking. While admiring the skyline, you might even get lucky and see some naked people at the hotel across the street. I did! I considered it payback for them seeing my girlie bits. Again, the bar is not really a family place, but if you are taking your family to a rooftop bar (and you magically get in) in the first place, you should probably do some life reevaluation.

Oh and there's a salon in the hotel, you know, in case you need an emergency hair cut. I mean you're in LA. Swag to the max bro.

If you want to drink, be close to fun things in LA, laugh at naked things, have a strange sexual encounter with someone you know, by yourself or with a stranger, bounce on an egg bed, like to show off your naked body or have voyeuristic tendencies...this is the place for you!

But, if you are traveling with family or with coworkers for a business related trip (I was) this probably isn't the best place to stay.

21/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
532. Michael S.
I actually kind of hate this place. It's really trying to be trendy and neat, but instead comes across as a slightly dingy, hipster-wannabe hotel. The rooms are super odd and laid out poorly. This is a hotel for partying, not for staying comfortably.

Try not to stay with people that you don't want to have see you naked. You might wind up with a room with the shower in the middle and a thin curtain separating your naked body from the elements and prying eyes.

Walking down the hallways felt like I was in some sort of horror movie and was seconds away from death or torture. Red everywhere. Darkness. Strange noises echoing in the distance. Creepy.

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
533. Carl L.
There is a blonde hostess for the game room who was extremely rude to me and another member of my party. Basic customer service skills and professionalism are questionable. I don't care how hectic your day is do not take it out on your patrons.

29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
534. Terence W.
The Standard in downtown LA is not a hotel -- it's a 12 story bar.  Enter, carrying your own luggage, from the parking lot, past the papparazzi, and you are assaulted by disco lights and "music."  Looking for the lobby through a labyrinth of hipsters and wannabes is the last thing you want to do after a multi hour flight from a distant city. Naturally when I arrived at 3 pm, the declared check-in time, my room wasn't ready. So I went out and attended to my business. When I called at 11 pm to make sure my room was ready I was assured it was. Sure, if having no AC and no lights is ready. Not to worry, I called some poor sap whose job it was to fix all this and I went up to "relax" at much advertised rooftop bar. A jam packed noise factory full of characters from "Gotham" but I was without wristband from the lobby (they might have mentioned the need.) So instead I went to the all night bar down stairs. One vodka rocks... 26 bucks. I had not booked this garbage dump; this was somebody else's notion. I could have been at the Biltmore, a classy, dignified, REAL hotel, instead of this watering hole for nobodies.

29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
535. F H.
The rooftop bar is amazing and the customer service is great. I would definitely recommend an appetizer at the restaurant downstairs. The entire Atmosphere of the hotel is nice and classy just like the one in New York. Definitely will go back.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
536. Danielle F.
Oh how best to describe the Standard. Let me count the ways. When I think of the Standard that Katie Perry song comes to mind. You know the one, the song about Friday nights. The Standard is the place where you have nights where you dance on table tops and kiss people you forget. You may even end in the evening with menage a trios. Either way, you end up doing it all over again.. and most likely at The Standard.

What does this mean? The Standard is a great place to party but not the best place to stay and for obvious reasons. Comfort is not the main focus of this hotel, it's about the look and about the people. While damaged in a too hip for school kind of way, its clean and the service is great.

Everyone who works here is very nice. And while the pool is way small and the crowd too cool, it's a place you want to hang during the day, not like the Hardrock in San Diego for example where the pool is nasty and hungover like the crowd.

08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
537. John M.
Horrible Service, we waited for glasses to be brought to the room for 30 min. Very rude answers from security and personal. Terrible overpriced food, got sick after eating it. They run this place like a cheap nightclub. Stay away!!!!! You will get no respect here, and spend tons of money.

24/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
538. Ejay D.
Do you feel unwelcome? Are you about to pay $15 for a small mix drink? Did you have to beg to get past the eastern europe blockhead at the door? Well then! (drum roll) YOU must be at the STANDARD! Yay I'm on a roof top YO! And the crowd? Looks like I'm at a tech convention. If i return, it will be with a pocket full of stink bombs.

09/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
539. Monica S.
After all these years, I finally got to stay at the Standard downtown - for free!  I had a business meeting nearby and was stunned to see the Standard come up as an option through my corporate travel center!  Lucky me!  I checked in on a Tuesday, which is obviously an off night and got upgraded to a "WOW!" room!  I didn't even ask, they just offered!  Sweet!  

I headed up to the 7th floor and opened the door!  To my surprise there was a HUMONGOUS black foot in my bathroom!  No joke!  The bathroom was GIGANTIC so I still had plenty of space (even with the big black foot) but it took a minute to get used to!  There was a super size bathtub big enough for two or maybe three or four!  lol... Also, a separate shower and HUGE vanity!  

The room overall was GINORMOUS, I'd say about 710 sq. feet (at least that's what their website said)!  I had a bright orange L shaped sofa which easily could have been enough room for another two people to crash on!  Their mini bar was awesome!  Lots of great options for those willing to pay the price!  

The bed was on a platform, not your typical Mariott bed but still comfy!  There was also a super long desk and free wifi so if I really wanted to I could catch up on work e-mails!  Yeah, right? lol!  I'm in LA trick!!!  

Of course, I had to behave since I had to be up at 4am for a super early meeting.  Therefore, I couldn't really enjoy the room 100%.  Next time, I'm planning a later meeting!  Thanks for the upgrade Standard!

24/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
540. Anna A.
Fair rates, clean decent size rooms. The food at the restaurant is yummy, I've tried breakfast, lunch and dinner and all meals were delicious! The rooftop bar and pool is probably the coolest aspects of the hotel. They have water mattresses to lay on, and also beer garden. It's good to stay there once, not sure if I wanna come back

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
541. Nerrissa S.
I have stayed here in a hotel room and I've come here for Sunday Funday Pool parties. It's a great spot with a fun atmosphere. It can be hard to get into if you don't get on some kind of list for events but otherwise it's a nice spot to relax and have drinks ($15 each) The food is ok but I think Public School across the street has way better food for the price.

The rooms are very contemporary and stylish. They are very picky about how many people you can have in the room though so don't plan on having a party in your room lol.

Parking here is expensive and there is little to no street parking options but that's downtown LA for you.

13/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
542. Candice G.
loved the standard! We stayed here last weekend for a little LA stay-cation, and I couldn't have been more pleased. We arrived a few hours early, but the staff was able to find a room for us to check in early. Our room was on the top floor, right under the roof top bar/pool. Our room was the smallest of the sizes they have available, but it was still HUGE! Simple, modern decor with a very cool tub and bed.
Roof top is amazing! The pool is heated and there are waterbed cabana pods to lay in while you drink and view LA.

I wasn't really impressed with the beer garden or the restaurant..the food wasn't what I remember from Germany and the staff at both locations were not friendly or helpful at all.

BUT, aside from that, everyone else was fantastic! And I really enjoyed the fact that I never had to pull out my card for anything, I just signed everything to my room and they automatically deducted it from my card. It made for some frivolous spending, but loads of fun!

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
543. Amanda H.
Stayed here while visiting my (then) long-distance boyfriend and we loved it. Could just be the sentimental value of the hotel but I had the best time. Especially enjoyed the retro-cool vibe. Room service was amazing, room was a little shabby but it was very shabby-chic. Very sixties.
Went to the pool bar one night and had a really nice time, very relaxing.
The staff was lovely as well. And I love how the valets all wear old-timey mechanic uniforms.
And you can't beat the location. Lots to do in walking distance (not that we really walked much, no one walks in LA).

The trip I stayed here was so perfect, LA is my new home!

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
544. Kevin C.
Don't know about the food.

The bar, though, was pretty cool. The water beds and pools are pretty cool. The drinks aren't as expensive as I thought they would be.

The one problem was definitely the line. The bar definitely seemed like it wasn't at capacity and more people were going out than in, yet people still had to wait like an hour in line. Furthermore, it seemed like some people received special treatment and were able to get a wristband right away and walk right in.

30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
545. Ming T.
My friends booked the Wow Suite and it was A-OK. The decor looked pretty cheap, tired, and dated. However, you could probably share the room with a few people because of the u-shape couch. But the only separation between the shower/bathroom area from the sleeping/living area is a sheer curtain. The shower looked like something you would see from an 80's movie of a high school gym shower. And I guess that is the feeling you would get with your bum hanging out for the world to see.

There is a statue of a large black foot that you can move around for giggles. Or I suppose to put your drinks on it.

Self-park is only $10 if you leave by 10am. Or $30+ for Valet.

The rooftop bar is pretty cool and is probably one of the few reasons people stay here.

01/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
546. Lee D.
Stopped by their 24/7 Restaurant around 3 a.m. for a coffee break on our way to Yosemite - the atmosphere here is certainly different from having coffee at, say, Denny's or IHOP. Everything screams '60s at this place, down to their espresso machine. They offer some reasonably priced fare and yes, the coffee was decent. I did like my latte and server Jamar and our barista for the night (whose name I forgot to get) treated us like old friends. Nothing pretentious, just straight-up good service.

21/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
547. Heidi M.
Okay, this place is a party hotel. I couldn't imagine showing up here as a traditional guest... it could lead to a very disappointing experience!  But for what it is, it's a good spot.  There's not a lot to do at night immediately by the hotel, but it's right by the Metro and a quick ride away from Hollywood and other nightlife destinations.

I stayed here when attending one of the Culprit rooftop parties, and it was perfect for that purpose.  As such, the amount of noise in the hotel did not bother me (there were tons of people in the rooms - clearly not guests - and the neighboring room was having a party well past midnight on a Sunday night).  However, I can't complain since no one said anything about me having a dozen people in my room.  Plus, as a guest you get two tickets to the party and get to skip the line, which is a great perk.   The rooftop has a nice lounge area, good (though very pricey) bar, and a pool which was greasy with sunscreen by the time I got there.  Heh.

The rooms themselves are on the small size.  The beds are so very comfortable, but there is not much space in the room other than the bed.  Another thing that is a bit weird is the glass enclosed shower.  When I read about it on the website, I thought it had a glass door or something... NO, the whole shower is glass -- the sides that face the room have no curtain/privacy.  So that is a bit awkward if you're sharing the room with friends, and someone needs to take a shower while others are in the room.  

The front desk was really helpful, when making suggestions for dinner and stores in the immediate area (this part of downtown is kind of barren late at night) and arranging last minute airport transportation.

29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
548. Jon A.
When I needed to get out of my current element to go on vacation, I could've pulled a Garden State 2: I'm Not Really Acting, I'm Just Zach Braff being Zach Braff in Bermuda and lying on a beach, staring at the sky reading Infinite Jest. Instead, I was completely honest with myself and said, if I want to get out of the element I am in, I want to get into the element that feels like so much of myself: downtown LA. Disparate but dense,  an overwhelmingly large city but sparse, and an fully Air Conditioned room to hole up in for 2 days here at The Standard.

Their rooms are listed as straight forward sizes: Medium, L, XL and Huge. Apparently I booked the wrong room -- M -- as I needed a tub to heal wounds, so they upgraded me to the XL with said tub. I'm assuming the higher prices of rooms here relative to the accoutrements you get in return is entirely due to The Scene on the roof, and they know they can get their clientele to pay it.

The Bed. Ample Pillows, elevated platform and incredibly soft where you sink into it. That's not fit for everyone, but it's fit for me.

The Rooftop: I avoided The Scene entirely. Even though they provided me with two wrist bands for the room, maybe they didn't understand that when I finally left my room I roll with four top, so I'm not entirely interested in the $60 up front to be Somewhere. And, Friday night the ping-pong, foos ball, chill Biergarten was free of charge, but Saturday night.

Amenities; If you have to measure the amenities to your style: do you give a shit if there are speakers in your room or a wine hour in the lobby? Or, do you care if you can pick up a phone at 1am and request three batches of fries with 6 ramekins? Do you care if your mini bar has snickers? Or do you care that they have condoms at the ready for you? Jacuzzi whirlpool heat lamp jets or again, condoms? Do you care if the hallways are quiet or would like to see fellow revelers lying like watch hands outside random doors hoping their friends let them back in? The Standard opts for the latter in all of these choices.

Area: See above on downtown LA comments. Nearby cheap pubs: Hank's & Back Door Pub.

01/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
549. Brett S.
I am a long time fan of the Standard. As a local resident I've never stayed there, but I've sure enjoyed the restaurants and bars.

What's surprising is how unpretentious it is.  Great place to chill by the pool, free wifi too.

29/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
550. Kevin S.
The Standard is no longer the standard. Corn beef hash an eggs was good but the service was less than standard. When you ask for limes it should be an easy request. Server took my order and never came back except deliver my check. Thanks for nothing! Maybe the roof top bar will have better luck. But that's even high in status so I doubt it.

20/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
551. Maria L.
Nice rooftop view but terribly understaffed. Literally had to leave to go elsewhere for food after our server disappeared for 30 minutes. Just paid for our drinks at the bar and left. Wow.

13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
552. Cathy H.
This is an awesome rooftop bar with waterbeds, heat lamps, and a pool.  We went here fairly early (7 PM), so there were not too many people there.  I ordered The Downtown cocktail, which had gin, rum, Belvedere, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, and Sprite.  I think we all know girls have an affinity to blue-colored cocktails and I'm no exception.  This drink was very strong, though, so it took me a while to finish -- not a complaint, of course, considering the drink was about $14.  If you're a scotch-fanatic, they have Makellan 12 here.  You should go to the Library Bar for better grade scotch.

30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
553. Henry L.
FOOD POISONING ALERT AT THIS PLACE! I was in downtown LA for meetings and decided to come to The Standard for some breakfast/brunch. I ordered the steak and eggs because the waiter recommended it and they were described nicely on the menu. Everything tasted good until . . . I got home at 8:00 pm that night and the next 32 hours were a complete nightmare. Not to get graphic or anything BUT I can guarantee   It was the steak. That's all I could taste, smell, etc gross. I had to wait over a week to post this because just the thought of The Standard's steak and eggs made me nauseous.  I will NEVER EVER EVER eat at this place again. With food poisoning one time is enough to get a restaurant off my list.

On the plus side, the waiter was nice, except for his recommendation.

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
554. Diana T.
Whenever I'm in LA I always gotta make it to the standard. I've never stayed here, but I always go for the rooftop bar which is awesome.

08/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
555. Mane S.
Talk about a party hotel. I love this place. It was fun, happening, exciting, and I enjoyed it a lot. The rooftop bar...great and fun. The view was so beautiful. Good times.

03/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
556. John S.
Rooms - Modern decor but they smell like a dorm room after too many parties....perma funk.

Bartenders - Pretentious with poor customer service

Drinks - Mediocre and overpriced

Vibe - Hollywood meets Downtown hipster

Saving Grace - Great place to soak up the sun and have a cold beer on a nice summer afternoon.  Decent beer garden.  

Leave after the sun goes down!!!

Otherwise not worth the time, money, or frustration.

24/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
557. Christina N.
Full disclosure - I didn't actually stay at the standard while I was in LA, but my friends took me out and we went to the rooftop. Very cool vibe, had a lot of fun... until somehow I got lost from all my friends. I don't know what happened, but it felt like as soon as that happened, everything bad that could've happened did. My ID and credit cards I had given to one of my guy friends so I wouldn't have to carry a purse, and my stupid tight outfit had no pockets and my phone of course had died at some point due to selfie overload. I couldn't find any of my friends on the roof, so I went downstairs. No one in the lobby either. I made my way outside and one of the valet's asked me if I needed them to get my car. A little drunk, a little anxious, and probably a lot annoying at this point, I told him everything that had just happened. He was so nice to me. He told not to worry and that we would figure it out. He let me use his phone to find my friends, but I had to call a few people to get their phone numbers (because really, who knows phone numbers anymore?), so I had his phone for a while. But he never got impatient or anything. He actually was really funny and probably the reason why I didn't have a full on freak out. I wish I had asked for his name, but he was the tall one with a cute little afro going. I finally got a hold of my friends (turns out they were still in the hotel, hello embarrassment) and all was fine after that. But if I am ever back in LA and in need of a hotel, I will definitely be coming to the standard because of that valet.  Thanks for helping me out!

15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
558. Juju B.
Whaat?! I just stumbled upon this story on yahoo! Stayed at the Standard in the past. Will think again.  Cray!

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16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
559. Zee G.
Can't beat the view on the rooftop. If you're visiting L.A., going up to the rooftop at night for the view is a must. Keep in mind that weekends require you to be on a guest list, so recommend calling the hotel in advance for information.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
560. Michale R.
Best place to party.i got the wow room booked for new year cant wait. The staff herebis always friendly and attentive.  Plus good location for new years

16/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
561. Michelle Lei W.
Beautiful beautiful view..wow! So this is one of the first places I went out to after moving to LA. I parked across the street of the hotel and walked over. Not a long wait at all to get in and apparently you can leave and come back with a wristband. ($20 to get in)

Anyway so after taking an escalator once inside and then an elevator you emerge onto a rooftop of beauty. Tall buildings surround you..the wind is warm and light. The bar is filled with great drinks and attentive bartenders. The music is house/hip hop and a small dance floor.

There are a lot of chairs/seating areas but most are taken pretty quickly the pool is toward the back and gorgeous to look at, at night. I ended up meeting who is now a good friend of mine there and will for sure go back (when the weather is a little bit warmer)

I don't think they should charge $20.00 to get in though...its not that serious

16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
562. Jason M.
When the weather is nice The Standard is great. I came here Grammy weekend in-between shopping for a tasty beverage with two of my friends. I was excited to check it out, my parents have partied here before myself so I thought I'd keep the tradition alive.

The cool lego-esq furniture, mixed with the views, pool, and outdoor waterbed pods was a blast. We hung out in one of the waterbed pods for a few hours and had a few drinks. Nothing too special about the drinks, pretty...Standard, however they came at full price. I'm definitely bringing friends here next time I visit.

22/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
563. Kelly O.
I have slightly mixed feelings about this hotel but overall I'm giving it a 3 star rating because MOST of what I found to be a negative is more about LA in general not this hotel necessarily. This hotel as other reviews have said is very hipster/modern, what I as an LA outsider would call typical LA. What I mean by that is you walk up and there's an outside cafe and you just see TONS of people who all look they are agents or producers or women/men wanting to be on a show. A lot of smokers too outside which surprised me. (in chicago and so many cities, they don't even have official smoking sections anymore-- this hotel has ashtrays on every table outside.) Frustrating thing #1)-- I had a rental car this trip and used my GPS to get here-- the outside of the hotel is under some renovation and let me just say I had to circle around the blocks about 4x to just FIND where I enter for parking. It is NOT marked very clearly- at present (August 2013) you have to enter into a side parking lot that is not marked. Upon check-in, the front desk staff was VERY kind and professional and helpful. The rooms are-- again, very boutique hotel in nature--- beds on a platform-- they are comfortable and so are the pillows-- but they only have a big big shower, no bath. This for me, is an annoying thing. Granted, the shower is HUGE but-- it's all glass so if you are staying in a room with your friend or boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife- you are taking a shower on stage-- NO privacy. I'm a chick ok so if I am bending over shaving my legs and my man is in bed, maybe HE'D like the view but I'd like privacy. Now- I am here on business so i am alone but still. I also prefer to take a a hot bath at night. Very very annoyed by this shower-only trend. The towels are nice but they don't give you a ton. They have a closet only for storage which has tons of space but -- I don't know, I kind of prefer a dresser. Again-- not a deal breaker some of this is just user preference. The biggest disturbance for me is the noise at night when you go to bed. I'm not sure if this is WITHIN the hotel or just the surrounding restaurants/clubs but every night, even with the earplugs they provide for you-- I am trying to go to sleep with the thump thump thump of a baseline club beat outside. EVERY NIGHT. often doesn't start til 11pm or sometimes later. NOT FUN.--- perhaps not the hotel's fault per se but if you want sleep-- think about that. The restaurant/room service is another area of -- I tilt my head in wonder-- I've worked in restaurants and hotels and bars and am very familiar with how they run. If I call room service at 11:10am and the breakfast hours are over at 11am and I ask for an omelet-- don't tell me you CANNOT MAKE IT. An omelet is so simple, and I can guarantee you that the eggs and pans and all of that is not put away immediately at 11am. Customer service and especially restaurant service is about-- sure, no problem we can do that. I had repeated occurances where I would ask -- for example today- I asked to not have toast OR potatoes with my omelet but PLAIN oats. Just a cup of oats. A big container of oatmeal for consumers costs about $2-- for about 25 servings. It's NOT expensive. And when I say don't give me the toast and the bread just a cup of plain oats-- you don't say oh I have to charge you $9 for the oatmeal. That my friends is bulls**t. And yet, this person acted soooo confused by this request. He also brought up my oats with brown sugar and raisins on it after I explicitly said PLAIN-- NOTHING ON TOP NO RAISINS NO BROWN SUGAR. The first day I slept in too late and went to order-- it was past 11am. The guy would NOT make me an omelet but he said "Oh look there is a late breakfast menu you can order off of. " so the late breakfest menu has several egg dishes-- a hangover scramble and steak and eggs however you want it cooked. I asked, can I just get scrambled eggs no steak? He said no. I said can I substitute oats for the steak- again he said he'd charge me more for that. Think about that -- a steak- a big steak vs. a plain cup of oats. ABSURD. And when you are able to make scrambled eggs, you cannot tell me that you "cannot make an omelet". It's just absurd. Here is what is worse-- for some reason NONE OF THE RESTAURANTS that are like within 2 blocks of this hotel will deliver here. I don't know if The Standard Hotel has not allowed that so you are forced to order room service but it is highly inconvenient especially if you like me this week got stuck in your room on a lot of conference calls. I had mini-bar snacks for dinner several times. So--- you can see why I am conflicted in my review. It's a quality hotel. It's comfortable but also much is set up to be very inconvenient to the guest. To me, that's not a total score. I would never stay here again by choice.

10/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
564. Kara B.
I prefer modern and mid-century over antique-y and haunted, so I loved the kitschy, Jeston's-esque feel to this Hotel (and loved the Moog-looking organ in the lobby). Staff at the front desk were friendly, and slightly less friendly in the Hotel's restaurant.
But, as the restaurant was such a cheerful yellow (yes, it looked like a yellow Peeps chick barfed all over the place)... who couldn't help but feel like they just romped through a field of daises?  And, it's open 24/7.

The room was interesting and provided for a few giggles.  
Really?  Do I need instructions on my toilet paper? Am I not potty-trained?  
Are instructions needed on the box of prophylactics offered in the mini-bar?  Not really, but I certainly got a kick out of their graphic "instructions"!

The other interesting aspect of the room was the see-thru bathroom. Luckily, closing the shower curtain provided some privacy to the "throne" area.  But, throw your modesty out the window while using that see-thru shower; there's no hiding.  Just make sure you have hidden any cameras from your roommate, while you shower!

The only thing I didn't care for too much was the bed and pillows (way too much goose down for me).  Sure, the bed looked nice with the rest of the décor, but it was one of those low-rider beds; single mattress sitting on a carpeted platform. And, no nightstand in which to set down all of my crap.

The other thing that bothered me was (and, this is my issue) that the lotion they provided looked like it had already been used, since it comes in a little tub and had no seals to it.  Of course, lotion is the one item I forgot to pack, and I didn't want to use that petri-dish lotion.  So, I called housekeeping and asked for another towel and a new lotion.  To my pleasant surprise, they came within 5 minutes of my call.

I know there is another set of reviews for this hotel's rooftop bar, but I have to say this little spot sealed the deal for me and I would stay here and shower in that damn SHOW-ALL bathroom again!

15/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
565. George K.
Summary:
This is a tough spot to review. I've been here at night and during the day for the pool parties. I haven't tried the bier garden though. It's a chill go to spot for a rooftop venue in LA. Its always suggested to get there early to avoid the lines and you can always find cheaper parking than the valet that they offer nearby.

The Food/Drinks: (3/5)
Drinks seem like drinks you'd find at any place, with the price a bit higher because of the location.

The Atmosphere of the Venue: (3.5/5)
It is a nice view of the city and the roof top pool is a nice effect at night and an even better when you can go in it during the day. The music is usually pretty good and there's a decent amount of seating. I like the fireplace they have and the heat lamps are always great in the winter months

The Service: (3/3)
Nothing crazy to report. I order a drink and I tend to get it in a reasonable time.

tl;dr
Nice roof top bar during the day for the pool and can be at night with friends or out of towners.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
566. Ellen C.
Having lived in Los Angeles for years, I'm surprised it took me this long to finally check the Standard out.

Being a little tipsy and bored from the Golden Gopher, my friend and I decided to change venues and take a stroll to the Standard in our heels.

With painful blisters, we talked our way to the front of the line (we do NOT wait in lines....hell no), and paid a discounted cover charge and up the elevator we went.

What a beautiful, breathtaking view.
Bartenders are a challenge to get, drinks are pricey.

They have cute little cubicle things with beds in them and a cool infinity pool.
I would love to check this place out during the day to use the pool.

20/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
567. Jake M.
Stopped @ standard pool on Sunday Kat and Erin at the front desk were extremely helpful in educating us about the downtown area during our visit to the pool

03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
568. Brittany B.
Drinks on the roof with a view of the Library Tower, cozy couches, and a killer jazz band: really, how could one not love this place?  We visited after happy hour at The Library Bar, and it was a nice change and chance to get outside.  Plenty of heat lamps keep the temperature cozy.  The expansive space and placement of the couches makes it so a group can have good conversations without shouting over the conversations of others.  The only weird bit is having to get wrist bands outside of the lobby prior to going up.  Not sure what those are for; but that one glitch shouldn't stop you from having a fun time upstairs.  Lovely, lovely night.

19/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
569. Toni T.
Appetizers were yummy-the ping pong tabes looked fun-need to try em' out the next time!

17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
570. Mrs. A.
Saturday 8/2/2013 We went to the Standard Downtown.
The issue I have with this bar, isn't the bar itself --- It is the Bar Manager and the Staff!!

The water beds are a really fun feature -- more so when you are going to hang out with another couple and just sit and drink. We are a casual group jeans, wedge shoes, small over the shoulder purses and in our 30's and 40's. we are responsible and sensible. That being said ---- After about 20 minutes of sitting on one of the water beds, my best friend stated "I'm Wet!"  I told her it was probably from the damp air or perhaps the under side of the cover wasn't dry all the way. Then she stood up and her jeans were saturated with water. Upon investigating the water bed, the patch where she was sitting was leaking. It leaked so much it soaked her clothes.

I immediately got the attention of security and asked for a manager. Expecting customer service with a huge regret was my first mistake. The manager decided to engage me in a dialog that was accusatory. When I asked him what he was going to do regarding the wet clothes of my friend and our inconvenience, he replied with an attitude," How do I know you didn't do it...With your heals or your keys?" I said, "Excuse me?" He then repeated himself. I showed him our non healed shoes, our purses and that there weren't any keys in anyone's pocket, since we arrived in a town car. He didn't offer anything but a young kids "not my fault" mentality and to bad for you attitude. So I demanded her cover charge ($20.00) back and a round of drinks. He agreed and walked away never to be seen again. About 10 minutes later I found the same security guard and asked for a towel for my friend and inquired where the manager was? he nonchalantly stated that he had no clue where the bar manager was. Seriously?? Then about 5 minutes later the waitress walked up with a round of patron.. we didn't order that as our round. I don't drink patron. When we explained what had happened, her reply was "It is a water bed"... UHM, shouldn't the water stay in the bed??? Am I really being treated this way?

Bottom line, if I wanted to be talked down to or treated poorly - I would have stayed home with my 20 year old for free!!

05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
571. Bylle B.
I printed out my reservation which I made through a deal site and brought it to check in.  The reservation I made was for a room with 2 double beds as I would have four girls staying for a Bachelorette party.  I was checked in but had to wait 20 minutes for an elevator be ause only one in four worked and were mostly taken by hotel staff.  When we finally decided to take the stairs with all our party supplies and luggage to the fourth floor, the room was a single.  ONE BED for four girls.  So we took all of our stuff back downstairs and dealt with the manager, Star.  She informed me that she had no rooms available that could accommodate my party unless I wanted to upgrade to a Junior Suite for $500 per night.  When I refused and kept demanding the room I reserved a month prior, she kept trying to sell me on the &20 per person bracelets to use the pool.  I told her the only reason I booked a room at this craphole and not at The Roosevelt or The W was because it was only $285 for four.  If I wanted to pay $500 per night, it wouldn't have been at The Standard, anywhere.  She miraculously found the exact room I booked for us but treated me like she was doing me an enormous favor.

Our new room was on the 10th flood and since no bellman were available, we had to make several trips from the parking garage to the room, each trip taking about 20 minutes because of the broken elevators.  On my last trip, I asked the gentleman at the front desk if they would be fixing the elevators or if it was always that way.  He told me, "you can take the stairs, it's faster."  As my hands are full of an enormous platter of sandwiches, I answered, " I'm on the 10th floor."  He said, "yep...it's faster."  I was stunned at how much pleasure he took in watching a guest suffer.  

After the horrible treatment by the front desk, we all had to laugh about the ridiculousness of the rest of the place.  The NAZI pool guard who demands to see a hotel key by at least every other person in your party, the swimming pool that overflows off the rooftop and soaks everything if anyone actually swims in it, the cheap, plastic pool lounge chairs and the stupid wristband rule for every four hours...if this hotel actually catered less to rooftop bar patrons and more to real hotel guests, I might actually give it another shot but for the most part, I felt like I was part of a huge scam.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
572. Steven C.
Me and my wife try and come as often as possible because of the beautiful views. It's definitely a great spot for a date night with your significant other. Best days are during the week if you're looking for a few drinks and not to big of a crowd. Otherwise, the weekends get pretty crowded. If you don't mind spending on over priced drinks but want to enjoy a great view of downtown LA,, this is the spot for you. I have it for stars for the view and minus a star for the prices. Overall, you will definitely be fascinated and want to go again and again.

23/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
573. Cham T.
Ok the staff sucks big time. The only thing nice and decent about the staff is the valet who parks the car!!! So I stayed overnight at the hotel because I wanted to check out there club. Its a rooftop/pool lounge (not club) that I was told. If I because drunk, I could just walk back to my room and thats the only reason I stayed at the hotel. During my 5 hr drive down south, the valet was welcoming me there and they where the ones telling me about the rooftop lounge and 2nd floor ping pong room. When I checked in, the staff didn't greet me only asking for my ID and card. NOTHING ELSE.  No oreintation around the hotel or anything. My room had no refrigerator, you can see through the shower from the bed. Overall, I have stayed in a more modern hotel for a lot cheap that is way better. I already knew that this was a party hotel when I booked it. At night, you can smell weed in the halls. The lounge itself was nice, but I was told that it was a club (dancing) not lounge. So i left after an hour, and went to dance at a hollywood club. I should have stayed somewhere else.
Overall:
Staff: stuck up  
Cost: way overprice
Parking: overprice
Club lounge: Ok
Would I ever go there again: Never

12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
574. Ellen Z.
So fancy, people can actually swim in the pool! Very chill and nice environment.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
575. Khrysta R.
Check out The Standard, Downtown LA immediately!  The Dine LA menu is out of this world :)  Watermelon and Burrata Watercress Salad...yum!!!!  
The Spin Bar is so much fun.  Ping Pong and cocktails. zsa zsalicious.  Great space for a party.  Tristan Wood, The Special Events Manager is great to work with, and ensures a flawless event.  Saturday Nights are fab on the rooftop.  Tye throws a great soiree

19/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
576. Clint H.
a 5star review for a hotel is insane, but I mean, why not? We got a really good deal on the room, which had basically all you need. They even had condoms you could buy for the low low price of $6! I know, its crazy. With that said, the condom wrapper was kinda cool.

The shower in the rooms are the best part, by far. These rooms are really for you to go with a significant other, that's really all I can say about the shower! The concierge was really nice about everything because our room wasn't ready when we arrived but he was very nice about holding onto our stuff and making sure we knew when it was. They were also really good about sending us extra pillows and blankets and such, which they did with the quickness. This place is awesome, I would assume it's kinda pricey regularly, but it is Downtown LA after all.

25/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
577. Brian T.
If hipsters took business trips, they would stay at The Standard.

Perhaps it was because he sensed that I too have a liberal arts degree, but the androgynous guy with the messy shag cut, asymmetric side-swept bangs, and thick-rimmed glasses gave me a free room upgrade to a top floor suite. To maintain effortless cool, I tried not to let enthusiasm show.

My room was neo-retro.  The mattress was on the floor because bed frames are for the culturally sheltered. The sectional couch was orange but it was feigning indifference about it. There was a pass-through bathtub, a tiny bowl sink, and dual shower heads all clad in minimalist while tile because "negative space" is new "fixie bike."  Finally, there was a giant black foot sculpture in the middle of the bathroom floor because that's really edgy.

The downstairs restaurant was a little more schizophrenic in its decor.  It couldn't decide if it wanted to be Don Draper or Austin Powers.  The menu was small but the fair-trade and sustainable food was good and came out fast.

On the second floor they have a ping pong lounge. Actually, it's more like a ping pong health spa but with cocktails and upbeat music. There are attendants making sure paddles and balls are available to guests the way pool attendants hand out towels, and a bar with drinks and appetizers. There's even a mural of Obama hitting a wicked overhand.

Then there is the rooftop bar and pool.  Awesome city views, since the hotel is right in the middle of downtown.  The bartender - er, mixologist - will be happy to make you an old fashioned or a high ball.

Finally, there is the deliberately ironic fitness center with plaid carpet and framed pictures of Conan, Rambo, Wonder Woman, and Lou Ferrigno on the walls next to the pec deck, hamstring curl bench, and dumbbells.  Naturally, the gym was empty, since hipsters know a muscular and athletic body is merely a symbol of superficiality, insecurity, and dystopian future preparedness (think Hunger Games), which is SO 2012.

My one complaint was my wake up call coming 30 minutes early. I think it was their idea of playing a practical joke on the yuppie.

Anyway, be sure you hurry up and stay here before it's cool.

15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
578. Rachel Z.
Can u actually give no stars? Cuz the Standard is like a motel 6 in terms of services...altho honestly the rooms are not bad. I went to use the "amazing rooftop pool" but the bouncer would not let me in with water!!! And there is a super unhip beer garden...too bad! This place pretends to be hip like the soho grand but it is just stupid. Front desk staff are very nice tho! If you are 16 tho you will think it is very cool!

22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
579. Amber K.
Standard is Always a good time!

Love their summer weekend pool parties.
Love the view of DTLA at night.
Love their biergarten - curry sausage, the boot, and pretzel!
Love the water beds.

Getting In:
I've been to the Standard many times and have gotten in Free with no RSVP.  But if you want to be sure, RSVP in time and entrance is Free.  The last time I went for their weekend pool party, they wouldn't let anyone in unless you were on guestlist or a guest of the hotel because they were having a "private party".  We told the hostess we stayed at the hotel the night before and she let us in with $20 cover.

Inside ( Bar / Seats):
Inside is split into three sections.  Right when you exit the elevator you will see lounge chairs in front, and tall tables along the outside looking over DTLA.  You can order food here though most people just come to drink and chills.  To the right is the main bar, and once you walk up the stairs next to the bar is where the pool is at.  The drinks are a bit expensive, for 2 patron shots, OR 2 mixed drinks, it's $30.  To the left of the elevators is the biergarten.

Pool Party:
I love the water beds near the pool!  They have 3 water beds and it's a first come basis so get there early if you want a bed.  If not, there are lounge chairs around the pool.

Biergarten:
The biergarten is more relaxed than the main area or pool area.  People go in here to chill, eat or play ping pong.  They have wooden tables to sit on and I love that they have another mini bar where you can get the boot.  The boots plastic, and much smaller than the real boot, but it's still fun to get.

Don't get too rowdy tho or else you might get kicked out like me :P

09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
580. Edward N.
Great view, service, ameneties, atmosphere, root top club, night life and restuarant. My expectations were exceeded thoroughly on every front. I will highly recommend The Standard to anyone who has a little cash to spend.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
581. Ee Vonn Y.
This hotel is so pretty, hip, modern, and fun. Be sure to check out the bar, lounge, and beer garden upstairs for a gorgeous skyline view of downtown LA. This hotel is meant for couples and very close friends. Don't bring your kids here. there are more family-friendly hotels outside of downtown LA. Parking is an extra $10 but it's downtown so that's acceptable.

My boyfriend and I got the "Large Room" for a Friday night. They gave a complimentary upgrade for employees from specific businesses in the downtown LA area. The price is good for what you get in return. This hotel also has some perks to its individual rooms.

Most notably, the shower is a completely see-through to the bedroom. This sounds funny at first. Then, it becomes awkward. My friends who stopped by wanted us to leave our own room. The hotel room is nice but awkwardly bare. There's 2 steps that lead to the bed. On another end is an actual chair, and then a TV screen. That's it. That's your furniture. It actually didn't feel like a problem at all because you end up lounging on the bed or the steps the entire time and you won't be in the room that long anyway. The blinds are one-way! If you shut them all the way, you can see out but they can't see in.

30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
582. Dustin S.
Extremely douchey staff.  Get a better staff, one that doesn't insult the people who are bringing you business.  People being paid min wage treat guests who are paying $ to be there like they own the place.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
583. Patricia N.
If you want hip and cool, this place is for you. If you want a little more comfort, I suggest finding another hotel. Although this hotel is easy on the eyes with all of the cool decor and odd tidbits, I wouldn't be able to stay here for more than a couple of days.

The hallways are too dim for my taste. It made it seem a little creepy walking from the elevator to my room. Also, their elevators and escalators are confusing. Let me explain: there's one elevator that does not take you to the lobby floor, instead it takes you to either the 2nd floor or down to the basement. So you'll have to get off on the 2nd floor and take an escalator down to the lobby floor. But, sometimes the escalator is turned off and they block you from even walking down the escalator. WTF? Yeah, I was scared that they were trying to keep me in the hotel.

What I really liked about the rooms: They have a cool bathroom. So this is only cool if you went with a significant other or someone you're comfortable with seeing you naked because they only have a glass wall separating the bed and the shower area. I mean, they have a curtain, but it's white and you can still see the silhouette of the person showering. Also, their beds are just mattresses on the floor. Pretty soft mattresses too, so if you like a firmer bed, I suggest not staying here. I love all the stickers they put on the toilet paper and trashcans. Go look up the pictures I posted and you'll understand why. Oh, and of course, they have free Wi-Fi which is always a plus.

I admit, I only booked a stay here because I remember the rooftop bar from scenes in a Bones episode. I just thought those red pods were so cool! And now that I've stayed there, I feel just a little more complete with my life. Hahaha, can you tell that I'm a huge Bones fan?

24/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
584. Lia M.
The Standard is a hip party hotel in downtown LA.  I loved the music, the people, the décor, everything.   And the staff is super friendly.  If you are going for luxury, this is not your place, but if you want a party, stay here.  A 24/7 restaurant, rooftop bar and pool, outdoor fireplace patio, and billiards in the lobby make this a fun place.  Rooms are minimal - a low, yet super comfortable bed on a platform in the room center, shower window into the bedroom, no separation between shower and rest of the bathroom and blinds that do not completely block everything, plus a very well stocked minibar.  I love The Standard.

12/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
585. Kevin B.
Hands down my favorite rooftop bar.... during the week.

Weekends are a madhouse.  I don't mind bottle service but I don't do lines and I don't like to navigate the scene to gain access.

The tourists definitely hit this place up so if you're looking for a locals spot, head elsewhere.

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
586. Vee V.
Was here on Saturday for their wknd pool party. Arrived @ 1pm, per their flyer but waited in line (outdoor in scorching LA heat) for an hour and a half. You still pay the $10 cover charge regardless if you RSVP'd or not, which was fine...BUT, the pool is REALLY small. I think @ night it would look nicer but it was just 'OK'. Perhaps, I had high expectations and compared it to Vegas. The bartender was nice, Moscow Mule seems to be the biggest hit right now...yum! The hotel itself isn't bad...a little boutique hotel in downtown LA.

08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
587. Ayumi S.
The Standard is definitely a nice hotel, with very friendly workers. Everyone always acknowledges you, and asks how your night is going.

My bf's friends were celebrating a birthday, and they were staying at The Penthouse. Or just one of them was. Personally, I thought it was going to be a lot bigger.

The furniture I found very..strange. It didn't fit The Standard's look..but that's just me. You walk in, and there's a big couch in the middle, with a couple of chairs spread out. Windows to see all around, a decent sized bed in the next room (with a walk in closet with a curtain), and a fairly large bathroom. I guess the penthouse is one bedroom only, so it just seemed not..big haha.

There's also a guest bathroom near the front door, and the bathroom in the back includes a tub, and the next room has a walk in shower with 2 heads.

It was..okay.

29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
588. Nick B.
I don't see what people see in this place.

The rooftop is great. The hotel is awful. The staff is very rude and condescending. We had to wait over 90 minutes past our check-in time for our room to be ready. Our AC was broken. The TV didn't work. I would consider returning to the rooftop bar for the atmosphere & drinks, but never for the hotel.

10/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
589. Tiffany S.
This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at!! I stayed here for business and mind you we had 12 people staying at this hotel. We all had dinner downstairs and the service was awful. We had reservations and the waiter was so slow and brought out cold food for one of the people in our group. Not impressed. We did go up to the roof top which was neat but when you want to go to bed...good luck. You will lay there until the early morning hours listening to it from your room as I did and my co workers did.

24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
590. Jen H.
Room review

Room average from $200 and up per night for their basic room (300sq feet). The room is equipped with a queen bed and a glass encased shower. The design of the place is modern with a  gray/yellow/white/black color scheme. My design complaint is that the TV is literally on the ground and it's a pain to watch when there's plenty of room on the wall to mount the TV.

When I checked in, the receptionist warned us that they are having a blackout after certain hours. No discount for this inconvenience!

I've stayed at many hotels and there are certain expectation when you're paying more than $200. When I was trying to sleep, all I can hear is my neighbors talking at 2am. You would assume that a hotel as nice as The Standard would have thicker walls. Compensation for this mishap? NO.

Valet parking is $15, self parking is $10...overnight parking is a whole other story. Additional to this parking fee, you'll have pay $18 more if you park overnight after certain amount of hours. It's $2 every 15mins and max for $18. Big boo!

After all the disappointment, I'm giving them a one star only for their comfortable bed, clean sheets, and clean towels. I think this place is a big rip-off and geared for travelers that want to experience hip LA.

06/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
591. Iver N.
After my girlfriend told  me about this hotel, we decided to make GNO here.  The wait is crazy, especially if you aren't currently staying at the hotel.  We waited in line for 40 minutes before getting pulled out to get in.  There is a $20 dollar cover charge (this is for women too!) but you get what you pay for.  

There are three floors.  The 1st floor is the lobby where you will meet the bouncer. The bouncer puts on a bracelet once you've arrived and the elevator man will "secure" it once you've entered the elevator.  The 2nd floor is a glow-in-the dark table tennis room which costs $15 dollars for thirty minutes.  So, if you are really intoxicated and really want to blow money, you may proceed back to the 2nd floor.  However, on the 3rd floor, you get a beautiful view of Los Angeles.  Upstairs, there are two bars and a lit up pool.  Surrounding the pool, there are chairs and water bed bungalows that you can be silly in.  

If you travel further into the rooftop, you will find a Irish Sausage "bar" which has the feel of a garden picnic.

The crowd is a more mature one, and if you are looking for a "sugar daddy", this is the place.

05/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
592. Demetrius L.
I first went up to the rooftop for a few drinks then I went down for dinner. Initially I thought the prices were too High. When I received my meal and drink, I realized that every dime I spent was well worth it. If you haven't please try the chicken. I know people usually dont go to a place like this for chicken but it was TO die for!!. Service was great and the waiter suggested the perfect drinks to pair with my meal.

13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
593. Erin H.
Is this how it feels to be rich???

My friend and his friends rented out a penthouse suite on the 12th floor... just for funsies. Seriously, not occasion, just go to bar hopping and get trashed haha

Anyway, I stopped by to say hi, and the suite is pretty awesome. Huge bed, L-shaped "couch" thingie. It's very contemporary, and there's a giant foam foot in the middle of the bathroom... HAHA WHY IS THERE S FOOT IN THE BATHROOM?? But it makes for some fun photo ops.

The rooftop pool is awesome. It's not huge, but it's cool that there's a bar up there and a beer garden. There are also 4 pods of water beds. I guess I had never been on a waterbed.. and I was getting motion sick :[ haha

Apparently on summer nights, they also play movies by projecting onto the Pegasus apartment complex. PRETTY COOL SETUP. I'd def love to come back here for a pool party.

There's valet parking. However, I found street parking, but BE CAREFUL!!! I got a ticket the night before, so you always have to watch out for signs :[

02/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
594. Kimberlyn M.
I got a suite for my boyfriend's birthday. The room was great. It had a black foot in the middle of the bathroom that I still don't understand why was it there. Anyways, while I was getting ready with my girls. The boys wanna to go in the club already. Got them the wristband went in the club no problem. They came back to check on us left again. There was a BIG PROBLEM. The bouncer ripped my friend's wristband and said it was FAKE while they try to get in using extra force that's not needed because they weren't drunk or acting stupid. I went down stairs to see what was the problem. Especially if I paid almost $700 for one night only. Went to the front desk they didn't have anymore wristband told me to talk to the bouncer who ripped my friend's wristband. Got an attitude from the bouncer told me that there nothing he can do to talk to the people in the front of the line. So there I go to talk to the people in the front of the club. Explaining my situation to her. Got an attitude for her and said that the room is not under my name. Wtf !!! That's funny because they got my credit card in file with my name. I went to the front desk to complain about talking to the whole world and my problem is still not fixed. Btw while I was complaining the bouncer come to apologize  to my friend only because I was complaining about him. The man in the front desk went to talk to them. Finally, he said I can get my wristband with them. So I go back to get the wristband they are telling me I have to pay for the wristband because I used all the wristband for my room. But the bouncer ripped it so why do I need to pay for a replacement??? So my friend had to pay for the wristband. Terrible service !!!! I'm still waiting for a call from management. For all the problems !!! Stay awayyyy !!!!

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
595. Stephanie S.
The staff was great, the food and drinks were was tasty, the entertainment was spot on, and the view was amazing. Its definitely my new Hot Spot

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
596. Kislev A.
Event Manager is super friendly and helpful. Was willing to show us the venue... twice!

Modern and sexy!

11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
597. Andrew M.
Great hotel, young crowd, lots of people from Europe. The rooftop any night of the week is a cool spot. They card but there is not any cover. The pool is open all day and night.
The prices aren't bad for the trendy good sized rooms.

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
598. Denise A.
One of my besties wanted to come here for her birthday and booked a room.  We arrived at the hotel after sitting in the typical grueling Los Angeles traffic.   When we arrived it was mid-afternoon, we parked in the underground lot, and were charged $5.  We were told that if we left before 10AM the next day we wouldn't have to pay any extra for parking.  We walked in and through the funky designed lobby, went up to the front desk, and were greeted by a lovely girl who checked us in.  She explained all the amenities to us and there were quite a few, from a swimming pool, pool party, pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball tables, and DJ's it seemed like there would be plenty of pools and balls to keep us busy and entertained.  

When we got to the room I thought it was cute, but it seemed kind of half ass, like the cut corners during construction.  For instance there was a full length mirror in the entry way, but no light above to look actually see yourself.  Our friend's room had the glass shower wall and no curtain, which sucked because there were coed friends staying in that room.  The platform the bed was on made no sense as I am sure many people end up getting wasted and tripping on that thing on their way to bed.  Why not just spend the money on box springs, go figure.  The beds were so uncomfortable I hardly slept the couple of hours that we did lay down for.  With such an outrageous price to stay one night you would think things would have been up to par.  

We were hungry so after getting settled in we decided to head down the street to grab a bite knowing that we would hit up the hotel restaurant late night after everyone had a night of heavy drinking.  Upon our return to our room there was a bottle of champagne in the room.  My friend thought it was complimentary from the hotel for her birthday, but wanted to call and make sure.  Alas, it was not and they ended up sending someone hours later to retrieve it.  She was upset by this as were the rest of us; any other upstanding hotel would have apologized for the mix up and gladly given it as a complimentary gift or offered something else for the confusion (I know because this has happened to me before).
 
As guests of the hotel if you are going to attend the club you have to go down at 7PM to get your bracelets to get in, so we did that and that went smoothly so that was nice.  We then returned to the room to primp for our evening on the rooftop, which I will review on the Rooftop Bar page.  

Overall we had a nice time, but I think that had to do more with the Rooftop Bar and alcohol.  I would not pay to stay here; I think it is really overpriced for the quality and service that is delivered.

17/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
599. Steve G.
One of my out of town friends stayed here for 1 night and stopped by to join him... pretty cool rooms not bad. checked out there little pool party they had going on. Met some people from virginia that had moved out here pretty cool spot to mingle a bit. And my buddy ended up hooking up with some random chick there lol. Not a bad night $16 full beer mugs its cool.

22/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
600. Lexy S.
That's probably one of the best places in Downtown. Delicious cocktails and beautiful view from the rooftop make the atmosphere so romantic.

23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
601. Carlin S.
Only came for two reasons: the view and the drinks. Actually would have preferred Perch, but they had an event last night and the rooftop was closed until 9 PM. Great alternative + free entrance to the rooftop which is nice.

We brought a few out of town friends for the view, and worked out perfectly as we had a few rounds, and then just walked to dinner right after at Mo-Chica.

13/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
602. Armando P.
This place is so much fun! - Went here for my b day and I have to say the view is breath taking. If you're a local or in town on a visit you have to try and make it here. If you have the cash maybe even stay a night in the hotel.

27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
603. Patricia S.
After getting recommendations from many local friends, I decided to check out the rooftop bar at the Standard on my last night in LA.

My time there was brief but I did enjoy it. I only had one simple drink, a mojito, which was fine. This is definitely a place to see and be scene but no complaints. I enjoyed my surroundings as I lounged on a waterbed and watched "Freejack" being projected on the building nextdoor.

The pool was very inviting but it was a little chilly in that late Spring evening. Perhaps another time, Standard.

I will definitely try to stay in this hotel on my next visit.

03/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
604. Stephanie R.
It was my 21st birthday and when i went to order drinks at the bar on the roof, the bartender cast rude looks at my friend and me before finally being outright rude and lewd(when asked what was in a drink we ordered he said "its for me to know and her to find out" while humping the air wildly). We were nothing but courteous and excited; it was my first drink and when i asked again saying, no id really like to know what is in it he got super irritated, insulted my friend and i, and eventually i just walked away.
I returned to say that i didnt appreciate him being so rude and condescending, especially given that it was my birthday. His response? "FUCK OFF. Youre getting a free drink"
Needless to say, after a twenty dollar cover charge and an only decent crowd (filled with snobs and pretentious older people) i will not be returning

**I called for rooftop management the next afternoon and was sent to voicemail. I left a message with my name and number and the reason for calling and my call was never returned**

21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
605. Amanda G.
I've been to the standard more times than I could count over the summer; sometimes I was lucky enough to check out the crazy interior designs of the bedrooms - giant feet protruding from the center of the room, a not so shy clear wall between the bathroom and bedroom.  I'm sure you get my drift now - it's artsy, fun and flirty; and perfect for the young professional crowd it attracts.

Each weekend over the summer, different DJs take over during the day - and sometimes even at night - to set the mood; and it gets packed! So if this is what's drawing you there, make sure you beat the line and get there on time. The restaurant on the bottom level is perfect for those drunk munchines when you're not quite ready to leave The Standard - or conversely, if you're looking to get your morning drink on.  The pool on the rooftop is bonkers, and gives a stunning view of the downtown city scape.  And be sure to bring your sunscreen, that roof gets hot!

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
606. Sunny B.
I stayed here during the week and I would come back again and again. The rooms were comfortable and the glass showers are gorgeous. I love the modern open feel of the rooms. The rooftop bar is the highlight of this Hotel and while I believe it is limited to guests it is recommended for anyone in the area.

What really set this place apart for me was the level of service. I made the mistake of spilling red wine on my white jeans and not only did the bartender give me a new glass free of charge, but she brought me over a glass of hot water and bleach to clean my pants with. That attention to detail s amazing and appreciated. I don't remember her name, but I will always remember her thoughfulness.

If you have high standards, stay at The Standard. You won't be disappointed.

27/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
607. James S.
Haven't stayed here, so this is a review about some other elements available here. I participated in a conference/workshop at The Standard -- which turned out to be fun and a nice place to work. Nice skyline views, cool music to pump-in. More colorful and comfortable than the sterile Big Chain hotels.

Called ahead to learn more of the features and distractions, and learned, for instance, that to drop-in on the Biergarten roof requires an admission. Though I didn't have time to check that out, it still sounded sort of odd. To be clear: I haven't been to the rooftop so I don't know all the details on that other than what the Front Desk told me.

The lobby is fun and stripped down, reminiscent of the lobby when Andaz (the former Riot House on Sunset) opened.

Nice location near the library, and of course the Library Bar, et al. If you time it right, there's even street parking at the end of the workday nearby. I look forward to returning to see more here.

27/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
608. Lily K.
Fun day or night. Pool and bar up on the roof with a fantastic view. Restaurant downstairs. Cool/interesting decor, modern, great location.  Good place to stop by as a tourist even if you're not staying in the hotel.

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
609. Ira K.
The food is always good at the Standard Hotel. The initial impression of the yellow decor is that the food would be like that of coffee shop, but it is so much better. I go there for breakfast regularly, and sometimes for dinner. Service is great too - especially from Jesus.

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
610. Nicole V.
Honestly my favorite place ever! I have so many awesome memories on this fabulous rooftop bar. The hotel rooms are magnificent as well but the rooftop is the coolest vibe you can find in LA. Sipping a delicious cocktail while gazing at the gorgeous city view is the best. You can chill and mingle on their comfy couches or cozy up by the fireplace and feel like you are in the heart of LA and all its magic. If you're feeling more wild you can take a dip in their beautiful luminous pool and pounce onto their fun waterbeds. Some nights are really happenin...they have DJs spinning beats there's no better dance floor that one in the middle of the bright city light sky. Whether you come here on a popular night or a random weekday this place is always a hit. The view alone is epic. Any time I come here I am invigorated by it's cool vibe like I'm a celebrity and I own the night. Go experience the magic!

27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
611. Louis R.
The Sub Standard
The hotel room, upon arrival was not cleaned, the elevators(only 1 of 4) worked, there was an open pool party on the roof and we could not even use the pool. The room was not cleaned the second day until we asked after 3 pm, there was rotten food in the mini bar.  On a good note the food downstairs is very good and the staff and management is excellent.  They did try to turn the negative experience around.

17/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
612. Robert M.
Stayed here for the night, and it was a fun place to spend the night.  A hipster modern decor everywhere, lots of people that wanted to just have fun, and nice staff working the front desk and helping out.  

We had bottle service brought to our room and tried out the oversized tubs, and watched the television and checked out the view.  

Well done, The Standard, well done.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
613. Jewel D.
So in love with this place...I will never come here on a weekend, though. Lots of places to sit and not crowded at all midweek. I wish there were more waterbeds but it's OK because my friend and I got one so we were good. I have to say I think I like it here better than Perch because of the overall ambiance and how open it is. Never thought I'd say that because I absolutely love Perch. The view is comparable if not better. If they had a chill lounge band that'd be icing on the cake. Music was on point...they played Erykah Badu "Window Seat" at one point so I was automatically sold. They didn't have Glenfiddich but they had Point the Way IPA so I went for a nice brewski instead. Definitely coming back on a weekday.

19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
614. Lauren G.
Oh the standard. Let me first start off by saying that I have been here ten million times. I have never rented a room here and I have never ordered their food. (there are way better options in the area like public school or wokcano.) The drinks are also expensive ($12- $15 a pop...) but it *is* a hotel so understandable, I guess.

The pool itself is great to hang out by on a hot summer day or at night if you'd like to listen to some jazz.

I'm not the rooftop-pool-party type of girl but I've frequented this place with my book and enjoyed every moment. If you are a broke person like myself your best shot is a $4 pbr. If you want to splurge, get the bloody mary. I really really dig the bloody mary. Unfortunately the water here tastes like ass which makes their fountain sodas taste like more ass.

I will continue to come here but really hope they update the decor soon, the chairs and tables and couches (smelly) have been there for like 3 years at least.

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
615. Lauren S.
Do not stay here if you are in LA on business. Their pool/bar plays extremely loud music until 2AM. Maybe other rooms are better but I was in 300 and it was terrible. The room wasn't even that great and seemed kind of old and the shower had mold in it. I don't understand hotels that put rooms where they will obviously be affected by noise from their bar/pool or don't do proper sound proofing.

18/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
616. Eden F.
This is definitely one of those places everyone must go to at least once while in LA. The people watching here can't be beat. The hotel has several different bars and restaurants, so you're bound to find a part of the hotel that suits your tastes no matter what you're looking for. The rooftop bar has a great view and a small pool. There is also a ping pong bar up on the second floor. This is a fun place to hang out and you can even get lessons from a professional. The restaurant downstairs has a nice wine list and a great menu. The portobello fries are fabulous. The staff here are all really sweet and not at all pretentious. This is a good place for a date, with dinner in the restaurant and cocktails on the rooftop.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
617. Karen P.
As if the $20 cover wasn't bad enough, the aloof bar staff & so-so crowd sure didn't help matters no matter how many drinks I had. It felt kind of touristy...like tourists from the suburbs is the best way I can describe it. For a wicked rooftop, go to Perch. The view is way nicer.

23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
618. M H.
Simply stunned....what a joke.   No coffee or tea in room,  but you can buy a cup for $4.93 downstairs.   Elevators..3 out of 4 did not  work and they kept denying they were broke.   Beds..awful.  Staff service ok at best.  Pricing off the charts....even during "happy hour".   Valet in and out for $35 a day....we waited for our car again and again.   Cornell management school needs to get in here and fix this broken toilet bowl.

11/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
619. Bee P.
If you like paying a 20$ cover to squeeze through a laughable crowd (spoiled) and get mediocre service, here's your best bet. Avoid. There's so many other places to have a good time downtown. The Standard doesn't even live up to its own name.

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
620. Fitking U.
Cool place to check out. I didn't like the cover charge of $20 just to be accepted to have access. Great view, but cover charge to go up is bull..

30/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
621. Mayra P.
Great city view and very nice atmosphere. Great place to have a drink even on a weekday! One of my top favorite roof top bars in LA.

01/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
622. Alexander R.
Back to the Standard! Back for some social activities in Los Angeles. The hotel makes me laugh every time I visit; it's quirky and the other guests can be some of the LA stereotypes that are fun to laugh at and often fun to laugh with. The bed was nice and the glass shower became the greatest shower ever about 2:45AM (Note: always order a bottle of champagne before you head out and put that beautiful baby on ice. I don't trust mini bars) I do a lot of things that have been both described as calculating and lucky just by different people. You guess is as good as mine.
What I'm saying is The Downtown Standard is one of those hotels where fun seems to be encouraged. The pool time was unexpected but as I found a comfy place to sit and meditate over the events of my most recent trip. As stated last time, massive fresh!

27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
623. Michelle K.
I've stayed at quite a few hotels in the downtown area and this one by far is my favorite.  It definitely isn't somewhere you'd stay long term, but for a quick night on the town it does the job.

It's the little things that make you go "oh em gee that's so cute" and The Standard definitely pays attention to detail.

The keys are super cute compared to other room keys (what has my life become? getting excited about room keys).  It's so kitschy and says "slip it in" ;)

The room itself is very...I don't even know how to describe it.  There's a see through shower for crying out loud.  You definitely need to be comfortable with the person you're staying with cause things can get awkward REAL quick.

The bed...OH THE BED!!! SOOOOOO fluffy and comfy.  It's sitting on top of a ledge so be careful in the dark otherwise you'll break your ankle.

The bathroom is small but the sink is super cute.  Very ikea.

We didn't have time to hang out in the lounge or rooftop but I've been before and it's nice.  But how can you resist a 2 block walk to Bottega?

WINNER! :)

18/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
624. Mandy F.
The Standard is pretty standard.

I like the idea of the rooftop club and lounge, with water beds and comfy. Price on drinks are WAY off the wall, $22 for a long island ice tea?! holy smokes!!

Getting in is like pulling teeth, your hot, your in, your not, you wait, your a guy, pay me extra. It's sad that people just couldn't come and just have a good time and not have to worry about if they would get in or not.

I was also lucky enough to see the rooms in the hotel. Modern and gorgeous.

If you stay at the hotel you will get passes to access the club for free!

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
625. Alx M.
Let  me just  get straight  to  the point.  Came here to  meet up with  friends  and  when you get here  the douche  door guy will tell you we are closed and not  letting  anyone  up for  the  rooftop  at, 1240 on a regular Friday  night  so if you're interested by all means  good  luck   not that great  of  a spot  been here many times  and by far  will  never be back

15/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
626. Brandon P.
Hands down the coolest hotel in Los Angeles. Its always a pleasure staying at The Standard! The service is great, from the bartenders to the front desk, great service!!! They also have the best pool parties around, I'm a big fan!

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
627. Lisa H.
Tracy was our amazing waiter. 10 stars for him! Seriously. Brought my husband here for his 5th year anniversary of being cancer-free. The staff brought out a surprise dessert with "HAPPY Re-birthday" written on the plate in caramel. Wow. So nice! Then the separate checks come and I'm informed that our check has been taken care of by the management as a gift for my husband's celebration!!!! So surprised and so completely grateful. This place is now burned into my heart. Thank you times a million!

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
628. Lenny R.
This was my first "club" in LA, so it's always going to have a warm place in my heart lol. The standard is pretty cool, especially bc the vibe is so laid back and chill. The entire hotel is kind of designed to ward off uptight pretentious types, and it seems to be working. I love the pool parties which are often co-hosted by some up and coming company hanging out free goodies. Great looking people, good music which is never too loud nd a great view! Come here with your out of town friends for a taste of the good life or just to mingle with a chill crowd. The place is not really meant for dancing although there is a sort of makeshift dance floor and plenty of room. My best memory here is climbing on the roof and shooting people with a supersoaker a few years go ;) The bar is super small, however, like 8 feet long.

20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
629. Maeve D.
Went to a party at the rooftop bar and it was EXCELLENT! Great views, fantastic music, and good drinks (mixed by the wonderful, helpful, and friendly Jack), all enjoyed from from the rooftop pool. Really all I could ask from nw afternoon in LA.

22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
630. Marian W.
We stayed at The Standard while in town for a trade show at the convention center. The location was great. We didn't need our car the whole four days we were there. The room was clean and fresh. All the staff we interacted with where nice and helpful. Our first evening at the hotel we had drinks on the roof. There was a live band playing good music. We ordered room service twice during our stay. Both orders were hot and delicious, and arrived in a timely fashion. Overall a great stay.

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
631. Shirley K.
My friend and I have been here for drinks a few times on weekdays and enjoyed it. We liked just sitting on their couches and catching up for hours. Their water beds are kind of dirty and uncomfortable to sit on. I almost spilt my drink on myself. I really didn't like how the carpet smelled because of the pool. The floor without the pool was fine though and had cute and comfy outdoor furniture. The waiters were really nice and came by whenever we needed a drink. I tried to come here on a Friday night but the line was so long that after we waited for 45 minutes we decided to go somewhere else. I probably will be back but wouldn't go out of my way to come here.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
632. Jason C.
"Chic" room and comfortable bed, not impressed.

The room was clean and very empty. There was a long desk along the windows to put your stuff on, but no bed end tables. The bed is on a very low platform, only a few inches above the floor. Had to put my water glass on the rug. There was a flat screen TV. The bathroom wasn't anything special, weird shelves to put things on. The shower head seemed clogged, pressure was just okay. The air conditioning was quiet and worked well. Free wifi.

Was awoken in the morning hours when the sun came up. When it heated up the metal frame of the windows it constantly creaked and cracked. Sounded like pebbles being thrown at the windows. This went on for hours, couldn't sleep. Tried to open the window and could still hear it.

My friend's bathroom had some leaking tube coming out of the ceiling. The front desk said they would send maintenance, but they never did and whatever the liquid was, eventually puddled on the floor, gross.

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
633. Marisa Z.
I love this hotel, it truly has something for everyone. Multiple bars to choose from ( 4 from what I remember) a rooftop pool and lounge area, and the newly added spinz and biergarten.  

  First things first, we had zero problem locating the hotel since we both had been there numerous times in the past. The parking attendant was nice but not overly friendly, nor did he tell us that we would be required to pay an additional $20 if we left das auto in that spot after 10 am the following day. Anyhow once we were all checked in we headed up to the ninth floor and found our room, it feels a bit like the shining in those hallways, the lighting doesn't really help either.

  Once inside the room we were surprised that our extra large room wasn't that much larger than the large room we stayed in the year prior. The room we had this year had a large tub that the room prior did not. The hotel was very considerate and helpful. My Fella somehow got them to bring us an ice bucket to chill our champagne while we were out on the town, so when we arrived back at the room it was frosty and ready to be enjoyed. The view from our room was awesome, it looked directly into downtown and provided a lovely lit up city scape to view while we drank our celebratory bubbly.

  After a long weekend of celebratory Birthday drinking I really appreciated the blackout curtains and the ability to check out late. Thank you Fabian for making this a great trip. He really made sure our stay in the hotel was amazing. The bed was soft and so were the sheets, not what I expected from a hotel at all. The products and mini bar were stellar as well. A bit overpriced but then again it is readily available and who doesn't like that? I'll bet they make quite a bit of change off the three pack of condoms they sell for $6.00. I see those flying off the shelf on the weekends.

  We had drinks at the 24 hour restaurant in the lobby and were taken care of by Travis who was super friendly, attentive and made fantastic libations for us to enjoy. I really dug the lounge atmosphere of the entire hotel, it made me want to hang out and write about all the people watching I could do. Travis also hooked us up with passes to the new ping pong club on the second floor called Spinz.

 We had a blast trying to drunkenly volley the balls to one another, I was having a blast launching the balls across the room and off of the other tables. Upon reflection I am surprised this obnoxious behavior didn't get us 86'ed. All and all we had a great time, regardless of how terrible I am at ping pong.

   Next time we stay here I really want to partake in a nice breakfast in bed, while reading the times, cuddling with the Fella and looking out onto the hustling city that I am happy and damn proud to call home.

05/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
634. Maggie S.
What a crapy spot. The waiter was grumpy, in attentive and sloppy at his job.
I ordered a tuna tartar which smelled fishy and tested horrible. The shrimp was well overlooked and chewy. Pasta was also over done and bland.
Anyway, this place has nothing going for it.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
635. marylou b.
As a person who frequents this hotel and all it has to offer, I would say perhaps I am biased for giving it 5 stars. However, if yelp allowed it, I'd give it 4.5. This is why:
-ambience: it would be a 5. It's different in that unpretentious, modern, Piet mondrian kind of feel. It's common to find some of the worlds greatest contemporary artists leave their mark here. I've even spotted the infamous World graffiti artist Invader leave some of his art on a wall above the pool. Sometimes they have amazing DJs up on the roof top, and their pool is always clean.
-service: I've never had a problem with it. Some would argue that the cocktail servers are slow, but when your nightly effort is to drink your heels off or pound away the morning hangover, no service will ever be fast enough. Relax, enjoy the sun and scenery. Bartenders, I give you all a 5.
-Food: Finally, the food is what tears me apart. As a self-proclaimed foodie (as we all are here in Yelp), it pains me to say that the foods I've had here are... Well... Generic. I love the idea of their Los Angeles Benedict for brunch (asparagus and smoked salmon on poached egg), however, the hallondaise (and all other sauces I've had on the food) is bland. Like paper, like the color beige, like bland.

For what it's worth, I still come here pretty regularly. Try their strawberry mule cocktail or their fresh squeezed watermelon juice. But probably eat before you come to drink and dance :)

14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
636. Ryan C.
I only come here for my Sunday Funday pool party on the rooftop. Great party, great vibe and great music! The rooms here are just ok. It's just standard, hence the name.

29/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
637. Elton W.
The Standard (rooftop bar) is sort of a douche factory
Yet I still love it
Complete with its overpriced drinks
It's a good place to go
Unless it's Friday or Saturday because $20 cover is pretty weak
Come on, people
They will check your bag for you at the front desk.

08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
638. Stefanie G.
REAL TALK: Why in the hell do the security guards at this place take themselves so seriously?

Working at a club ain't a matter of life and death, bros. This message goes out to the doorman especially.

But screw the little people, whether you come here with one friend or five, you are guaranteed a beautiful view, interesting landscape, and adventure. The pool and greenery on this rooftop are gorgeous and you can't find the water-bed couch pods anywhere else.

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
639. Minkkwan W.
Love the view here, drinks are great. Cabanas and pool on the upper level of the rooftop are so much fun! Hide out in the Biergarten to get away from the crowds. They have a hot dog stand and a separate beer bar there. Love this place to death :)

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
640. A M.
Beautiful view and although I was on the guest list and got in for free.  I don't think I would pay $20 to go up there, it is not even that high.  Mojitos I must say are some of the best I've had, but of course some of the most pricey that I've had too.  They were peach mojitos.  Wow I think I need help.  All my posts are about mojitos! hahaha... It was a good experience.  I love the crowd it was very diverse --that's always fun.  Tip: go to the bar and get your own drink the waiters/waitresses take FOREVER!  They ruined my buzz, until I figured out that it would be faster for me to go to the counter.  They need more upbeat music too.  That's all.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
641. Kate G.
Loved the rooms,super comfortable,very clean,great service,fast room service,helpful,polite staff.Everything you need you have it or you can ask and they will help you with a smile!!!! loved the spin bar,so fun,great service and great drink.Thank you Standard team! will be back.

Was to chilly to swim in the pool but looked fun upstairs.

17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
642. Jessica N.
100th Yelp Review. Wooooo!

So I came here with my friends looking for a beautiful view of LA, and that is exactly what the Standard provides. It's gorgeous on the rooftop and the animal shaped bushes add to the ambience greatly. I would say it's like Alice in Wonderland at night type of feel. Very romantic setting where you can see all of the lights and buildings of the LA skyline up-close and personal. The furniture is modern and sleek. My favorite though are the water beds. Unfortunately there are only 3 and people like to be hogs. So sit down once you see one open. It's fun to sit on.  Oh you also get a view of people working out in the gym eye level to this place. It's really awkward when you make eye contact with someone- so try not to stare.

It's a good place to chill and get some *fresh air* (because we all know that exist in LA). Nice place to chit chat because it's really chill and has a great relaxing vibe away from all the noise in LA. For the ladies I would definitely say bring a jacket. It was warm but sometime the wind picks up being so high. Great spot for picture opportunities and such. Definitely reminds me of a scene from a movie.

Didn't drink or eat anything because my friends and I were going clubbing after. But everything did seem overpriced. They have a small dance floor and play some slow tempo jazz type music. I think they catered to the older crowd or the old soul around 30s-40s. Bouncers are nice and friendly. If you give them no trouble, they give you no trouble.

All in all I would come back for a special occasion like a birthday or date. Oh and it's definitely not worth the 20 dollar cover charge! So get there early. You will be disappointed if you pay the charge for this unless you're a baller and just don't care. Take the stairs! The elevator is old, decrepit and takes forever.

14/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
643. Eric H.
A very unique LA experience at the rooftop bar. Awesome view of the city skyline that surrounds The Standard, a lot of couch to lounge around and talk, beer garden to enjoy some snacks and beer, ping pong table to mess around, a small outdoor dance floor, and a pool to dip!

Went this time on a Wednesday after a meeting across the street. It was a perfect night to take in the city scape and have a few drinks. I prefer to go on a Friday/Saturday night (arrive early, 10-11pm to avoid any lines) Also be prepared to take your ID out because you get checked 2 times. Once before you enter the hotel and the other before you get on escalator inside the hotel.

29/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
644. Mitch R.
Amazing front desk.  Super helpful staff.  Rooms are very spartan.  Could be a little cleaner.  But very cool.  Pool was great.   Rooftop was great.   Go for a huge room.  Was much nicer than the medium.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
645. Elaine C.
I wasn't too impressed with this joint for many different reasons:

1. There is a $20 cover for everyone... including the ladies
2. For a $20 cover... the venue is just ok
3. They try to be all exclusive and look like they're poppin and it's empty inside after waiting for so damn long
4. This isn't their fault but it was real hot and muggy so it was unpleasant to be outside
5. The drinks suck balls and it's hella expensive. Bartenders need to step it up some
6. Bartenders are not very friendly and nice... was tempted to not tip them after tasting the nasty ass drinks and finding out how expensive each drink was
7. The "view" isn't that nice seeing that taller buildings are surrounding this building

I wouldn't come back here unless I had an event I couldn't miss... not somewhere I'd recommend.

03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
646. Tiffany H.
*review for the Rooftop Bar

Stop #3 on my first DTLA bar hopping experience. We spent the longest time here so it was of course the most memorable. But, all in all, service was great (came around and took everyone's order..and we rolled deep with 25+ people). The heated lamps are a nice touch for the "frigid" LA weather. They even heat the pool so there were a couple people in the pool (yes at night..). And I haven't seen a water bed since the 90s so that was cool!

Like the 4 star rating says, "Yay! I'm a fan."

22/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
647. Jeannine C.
Love this hotel!  I stayed here for 4 nights it was pricey but worth it. Excellent X large suite, great room service, and super fun roof top events at the pool. My guests had a blast everyday they came over. The only thing I didn't like was the valet parking. It was always a gamble whether they were going to be there or not after a late night of partying. Other than that if your plans involve LA stay here, this place will take real good care of you.

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
648. Brian V.
This place is great. I've visited here before. It is one of the hotspots in LA to go to. Upon arrival, there is underground parking available, but can be expensive if you come during a Friday or weekend (and they only take cash! so be ready for that!). Once at the main entrance, you can usually see that there is an outdoor restaurant and a common lounge area with a fireplace. If you come during a Friday or weekend, there might be a line outside the hotel for people making their way to the rooftop bar/lounge. So depending when you come, it may be a little crowded at the front of the hotel. Once you enter inside, the ambience is pretty mellow offering a 24 hour restaurant directly to the right, an escalator straight ahead, an inside lounge area with pool table, and a check-in desk past the escalators. Usually, there is a staff member here directing you on where to go. During this visit, me and my girlfriend went to SPiN, which you can read my review on that in my profile. The rooftop bar offers a full bar service, overlooking the entire city of downtown Los Angeles. There is even a pool, but is usually open during the daytime for guests. Overall a great place to come with a significant other or some friends for a great time.

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
649. Tatyana K.
This review is primarily for the rooftop, not as a hotel guest.  Five stars for amazing views, four stars for a pretty good looking pool, 1 star for the crappy, weak, overpriced drinks, and three stars for the beergarten where the food is alright, the beer is proper and it's a fun place to go to after work although I'm pretty sure there's no happy hour here.  The restaurant in the lobby is decent but I wouldn't order drinks from here either.

13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
650. Mark A.
Like the hotel and the contemporary look but im giving this place a 3 because of the electric wiring in the room I turned on my blow dryer and some other things plugged in and I blew out all the lights in the room wtf

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
651. Ani C.
I'm too old and savvy to do the wait-in-line for one hour charade, pay $20 (yes, even for a woman!) and go up to an empty rooftop. Only to wait in line again for lousy $14 drinks. B.S. With a capital B and S

Rude, actually EXTREMELY rude bouncer at the line. We were a group of about 40 people there for a wedding... Drinking a lot. He gave us the  "Oh well, I don't have to let you in at all" line. Our friends were in line for OVER an hour. It was empty upstairs. EMPTY. I wanted to punch him in the face. Wish I had. You're not GOD. You're a loser and a pathetic bouncer.

Let me reiterate- it was absolutely EMPTY all night! So, the long line BS is just that, BS. Pretty pathetic because they try SO hard to look exclusive.

Guess what, 10 people left after that stupid comment . Also, apparently there were 500 people on the guest list, priority for hotel guests, per asshole bouncer (Ridiculous. The place was empty and stayed empty all night) So stupid. So, so stupid. Boo on you Standard. I'm glad i'm from a classy city like San Francisco, where only the drinks are stiff and the people are friendly and have brains. It's not even a cool placel!!

Me no likey. Boo on you! Actually, POO on you!

PS.  The "bed" sheets were filthy and disgusting- if you want herpes, bedbugs, or leftover blow, sit on them!

04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
652. Sean B.
As a psychologist, I see a lot of likert scales used to collect data. Questions like "________ is for someone like me" or "________ is a place I would be proud to be a part of". Somehow, this is what I think of when I go to the Standard. It is actually for someone like me, and I would totally bring people to stay here when they come from out of town.

Massive California King bed. Incredibly stylish, reminds me of a CB2 showroom, my favorite housewares place. Modern and cool, with some interesting touches. Stickers on the wastecan and toilet paper showing you how to use them.  A hip, cool bar on the rooftop with an amazing view. The tub is awesome. The mini-bar, while not something I use, has condoms, bubble bath, and Necco Wafers, among other interesting quirky items.

It's young and fun, hip and cool. It's where I'd stay once I move from LA and I come back to visit.

21/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
653. Claudia A.
I went with some friends to this place. We wanted to have drinks and dance a little. Very pretty, however the music is terrible. Ended up leaving and going to 7bar.

07/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
654. Gary R.
I just recently had the opportunity to stay at The Standard for a wedding I was attending nearby. Located right in the downtown area, it's centrally located,  accessible to most popular LA destinations, reasonable in cost, and is staffed by individuals that have obviously been trained well in hospitality. Unfortunately, though, that's as much that can be said about its positive qualities.

The Standard reminds me of one of those really old ladies trying to look like she's in her 20's. You know, those women--whom we've all seen--that have no business wearing those tight jeans, short dresses and skirts. One thing that will turn me off in a heartbeat is being subjected to someone that fails to embrace the concept of "age appropriateness." The Standard is aloof when it comes to that ideal.

The exterior of the hotel portrays a very old, drab building, reflective of its mid-century roots in the city. Compared to the other hotels it's in proximity to, it's rather modest in height and looks; it's basically an erected cement slab of twelve (12) stories. Not very attractive. Upon entry, however, the antithesis of its exterior ugliness exists, revealing a uber-trendy, hip, boutique-like aesthetic. An intriguing retro feel, riding on the wings of a bright, eclectic color palette is what I encountered. There's just too much going on, and it's perplexing to find that type of interior design when you juxtapose it with its extremely dated elevators, musty hallways, narrow, dingy corridors and other small, antiquated nuances that reveal the true picture: they've applied lipstick to an old skanky pig.

The room I stayed in was way too cool for me. I must be an old fogie because I was momentarily stunned when I saw that the shower was designed in the middle of the space, surrounded by panoramic glass walls. In other words, there's no privacy when you take a shower; anyone in your room at the time can readily see your naked ass as you soap up. So, if you're not comfortable with others seeing you in your birthday suit, The Standard is definitely not for you. Additionally, the bed sat way too low to the ground; it was basically a mattress thrown onto the floor as an afterthought. No end tables that I can remember. No coffee pot. No hair dryer. No goodies from the bathroom that I was able to pillage and take home with me. Weird.

At the top floor, The Standard has a rooftop bar and lounge that is extremely popular. Hotel guests are given complimentary wristbands (2 per room) to get in; each additional guest must pay $20. Indeed, when we walked over to retrieve our wristbands, the line of non-hotel guests snaked around the building for quite a distance, flavored by oodles of peeps waiting for the chance opportunity to get in.  *ADVISORY*:  The  entry criteria to the rooftop lounge is extremely unethical and misandrist.  The entry fees for young, attractive women are arbitrarily waved (we witnessed this outrage!).  Alternatively, If you're a male and not a hotel guest, prepare to either (a) give the requisite number of handjobs necessary to get a wristband, or (b) cough up a $20 bill. Needless to say, I was sickened by the display.

The rooftop lounge is, in fact, quite impressive. The views of the downtown area are stunning. The space is graced by a number of sofas, tables and chairs that are very inviting. The bar, however, was disappointing. For around $12 a cocktail, you really don't have a lot to show for what you're given. I suspect we got lucky paying only that, though; a little bird told me that the prices at the bar tend to fluctuate, depending on the whim of the bartender at hand. Be cautious. Expect to encounter the typical Los Angeles vibe: douchebags running amok, hoes, cigarette smoke, douchebags, more smoke,  more hoes. I just never can escape it.

The restaurant in the lobby is open around the clock. We popped in around 1am for post-alcohol sustenance. My burger and fries set me back $16. The burger was good, but not anywhere near worth that obscene price tag.

Overall, I suppose The Standard is acceptable for a brief overnight stay. I just can't imagine myself tolerating it for much longer. Perhaps I would think differently if I was 10 years younger.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
655. Vivienne R.
Best breakfast ever.  I always get the eggs benny (one Canadian bacon and one salmon) and the watermelon juice is a MUST HAVE! The coffee is extremely delicious as well.  Service is a bit unenthusiastic - but they get the job done. In addition, complementary valet when dining in (don't forget to tip!).  

The rooms are enormous and it is overall a very great place to stay and the location is beautifully central to everything! (I would comment on the food first. Lol)

19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
656. Greg B.
BEWARE of VALET parking!!!!!!!!!!!!!Been here way too many times. Do not leave anything in the car when you valet your car. I'm  always missing a few things when I valet but thought I misplaced it. But last night I left a few things in the car before we left for the evening and pretty much got my car back this morning they stole three things from my car. They always steal things from your car thinking your not gonna realize. Let's talk about about the roof top club/lounge, the seats are so nasty and old it probably has bed bugs inside pretty much the whole hotel is super old. The rooms are old and smells . The security guards all think they are working in the White House. Relax guys you work for broke down standard it's not a big deal. If you get there at 9 pm you gotta wait outside for hours and maybee you can't even get in because they act like it's Eddie Murphy's house party or something. And everybody is too serious here. Broken down old hotel/ lounge disgusting.   Overall 10 years ago or so this spot was cool but this will be my last time coming here.

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
657. Jesse D.
All I see are  complaints and the "The Standard, Downtown LA
Business Manager"  not offer some form of discount or form of compensation to those customers not having a positive experience at the Standard. It's obvious they just care about taking your money.
There is an old saying, "When a customer is content, its is like they will return and bring their family and friends to the business."

08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
658. Laura L.
Omg, the line. Come early. The view is spectacular. :)

Came here on the last Saturday of 2013 and yes, the line was terrible, but we got there at like 10:45pm, so listen to the other Yelpers and arrive early. Once you do make it through the bouncers, up the stairs, up the escalator, and into the elevator, though--keep your eyes open. The view really is quite nice. It's pretty cool to be in the middle of high-rise buildings and be able to see them all.

The rooftop bar at The Standard does indeed have a great view--the pool's lit up at night, there's plenty of room to sit, the bartenders are nice (also: the drinks are STRONG!), but the dance floor's a bit small (though adequate since their music isn't really all that danceable unless you have a big fun group with you, which we did, woo!).

I would definitely go back to enjoy the view and a few drinks--at ~$13 each I prolly won't get too many, but they are very strong, so they're not really ripping you off. Just gotta get there earlier next time. :)

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
659. Amy S.
I've been teetering back and fourth about writing a review for The Standard DTLA Rooftop Bar. On one hand, I've been here numerous times. On the other hand, there are times I've rolled up to the entrance and have been sent packin'. But I think it's my own fault. I need to admit to myself that this is a special-occasion-type place and leave it at that.

The actual rooftop bar- the space, the decor, the biergarten, the furniture, the astroturf, the DJs (usually) are all top-notch and to me embody all the fabulous things about the city of Angels. That's why this place is so good to entertain out-of-town friends. The view is superb day or night. There's a little magic in the air. And it's fucking fun as hell to be all dressed up and lay on a waterbed poolside with the skyline as your backdrop.

But then there's the bad stuff, which to me isn't all that bad. The drinks and food are expensive, but  at least you can get a decent cocktail. The door staff is strict on who they let in.  On Friday and Saturday nights it's $20 cover. Don't even think about ordering a Red Bull as a mixer unless you wanna get robbed.

But really, for the amount of fun and splendor I've enjoyed at this place...to me, at times it's worth the cover. And sometimes I'm cheap and just go during the day and stay til sunset. Hehe.

20/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
660. Shouka S.
First off, gorgeous view! This place has a great atmosphere and cheap drinks! My friend and I ordered two drinks thinking we both owed $14, but the bartender said they were $14 together. I've been to places in DTLA where they charge $14 for a single drink. The bartender didn't skimp out on the alcohol either. I had a lot of fun here with my friend and we both loved the ambience and the music- can't wait to be back!

24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
661. Charles T.
exclusive feel and private. enter through the doors, head right, up the escalators on your left, up to the roof on your left.

walk into an atmosphere that's spacious, well dressed (for the most part) and a combination of wealthy internationals, downtown business yuppies, models, and other folks looking for a good time in a well designed space.

$8 draft beers, $12 Jameson & Coke. $4-7, 4-7 PM happy hour. not bad.

a great find with amazing views. city views and people watching galore. mixed crowd, not too social, folks come here to chill primarily with the crew they go with.

cheers.

25/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
662. Jack K.
Must they scream "we're cool! we're cool!" at every fucking opportunity? For example: subjecting guests to nothing short of a full-on rave on a Tuesday night is total bullshit.  The furniture is moving around in my room. It's 1:37am. On Tuesday.

I can't speak to how The Standard makes its money, and if they're killing it on the rave/dance/Tuesday crowd that's fine, but the hotel guest/paying-money-to-stay-here crowd has booked a hotel room, not a room upstairs from an over-modulated disco.

They need to figure out what they want to be and commit to it. If they want to be a dance club, open a dance club. If they want to be a hotel, let a motherfucker get some sleep and warn them that they won't be sleeping here due to choice old school Chicago house beats (and shit).

The Standard tries too hard all over the place with all the hyper-ironic bullshit, too. I don't need the wrapper on the soap to advise me on how to conduct my personal relationships, thanks. Top tier accommodations speak for themselves. If they have to remind everybody that they're in a cool place all the time it only proves that they're not in a cool place.

Finally, on every other goddamn elevator on Earth the floor that has a "1" & a star next to it indicates that you've arrived at the lobby, but not here! There's a floor with a "1" and  a star next to it, but it ain't the lobby. Sorry pal they're waaaay too cool for that. The fact that you've decided the lobby is not on the floor with the universal sign for "lobby" could probably use some exposition.

In short, as the Descendents would say, "this place sucks." Or as Awesome-O would say, "lame." Ugh, as I write this a disco/club version of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" is making the floor of my hotel room bounce around. Fuck me, now it's "The Final Countdown." Need I say more?

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
663. Bill L.
Families Beware! This is not a family friendly hotel! This leads me to ask why this hotel was included in the ISEF rooming list for the International Science Fair.  Condoms with sexual position artwork on them in the rooms, room smelling like marijuana,  sexually suggestive artwork, and the like.  Probably great for the trendy crowd but not for students to stay at. No real customer service and restaurant opens late. Walls were so thin, some loud screaming sex in the room next door kept us up all night. Fortunately, the JW Marriott found room for us and we saw what a real downtown hotel with great service was like!

15/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
664. Teresa B.
Omg, I have to use the restroom and the elevator to go down us packed!!!
The drinks are great but the literally closed the restroom in the bar area!!!!

I loved the ambiance but this killed the mood for me and my party... There are many other bars to choose d
From in downtown la...

03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
665. Jessica R.
It was an overall a really good experience. Good service. The burger is really good there! Our waiter was really nice and pleasant!

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
666. Pradipta S.
Enjoy a good wine!!! There is a beautiful opening on the roof makes it so romantic!! !! Loved it!

04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
667. Marlon T.
I came here just for the Rooftop bar during the day.

On the way to the elevator, I like how there was a Ping Pong bar. What place has nice bar that's ping pong themed? When we got off the elevator on the top floor, we noticed that lots of people were either wearing suits or bikinis and we couldn't help but think, "this is LA." We weren't sure where else in the world this (rooftop pool bar) would happen. We ordered some beers and just hung out by the pool while enjoying the view of buildings. I like how there was a somewhat secret red tile of some digitized monster.

I wouldn't mind coming back during nighttime hours to see if there's a different vibe. I'll be sure to be dressed up next time.

07/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
668. Anna V.
Worst customer service!  How was I suppose to know to get here before 7 for rooftop bar.  My clients stay here for business not going to recommend this place for my clients.

25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
669. Gerald C.
I love going to this place on Thursday nights with my friends! There's a $20 cover on Fridays and Saturdays so I just avoid that all together. Thursdays are great because there is no cover, and you typically don't have to worry about a large crowd or waiting in line on the street level. You're on a roof, so you have cool views from above of DTLA. You can do everything here: there's a dance floor area; several places where you can lounge around with people and it's not too loud from the music; an indoor bar area; and the pool area which has more places where you can sit, and these big round red structures with water beds inside. I'm not crazy about this place, but I admit that I do like taking my out-of-town friends here because it feels like "Ultimate LA".

Again, I haven't been here on Fridays/Saturdays, but I'd prefer to just avoid that all together because of the $20 charge and I can imagine it being very crowded.

17/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
670. Ema V.
This hotel is cute and funky, but is getting old. Our room was okay, as in, there was an "attempt" to make the room minimalist and modern. The elevators are scary and look like they are ready to break down. When we asked for a roll away bed, they said that they couldn't provide it to our room with no explanation.

I booked this hotel to enjoy the rooftop bar in the evening for my birthday. We paid almost 300 dollars a night, taking the parking into the account. I would rate this hotel a 2.5 to 3 stars overall, however am rating it a 1 star because I have to say that the customer service at this hotel is god awful. Nobody could give me a straight answer about the rooftop bar, when does the crowd get there? Is there a pool party during the day in late September (given the fall coming on), do we get complimentary access? Everyone I spoke with was in a rush to turn the other way and quit the convo.

The most awful part was one of the security guards up at the rooftop bar (very tall, olive, dark hair, walks around with a walkie talkie, one of the few that was not wearing a suit) who was so god awful rude to our friends when we asked about a taxi by replying, "I don't know, do I look like a taxi driver." Really? Completely ridiculous. Please do yourself a favor and upgrade your staff. Honestly, if you are going to spend your money for a hotel downtown, look elsewhere. This place is completely over-rated.

Also, tip, if you don't mind not having in and out privileges, avoid parking with these guys. They charge you 35 bucks a night. The parking garage right below charges 10 dollars. Rip off.

28/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
671. Anh-Dao T.
One of my favorite places to unwind during the week. I'm not up for weekends at the Standard, but a random Monday past the lunch hour? Hells yeah.

They carry Hangar One. They have big lounge chairs. They don't get mad if you accidentally drop your coaster down the vents because you were trying to get more comfortable in said lounge chairs.

And since one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE movies was filmed here, I love visiting the "set" and pretending I'll be running into RDJ in the lobby.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
672. Stacey Z.
I love the Standard in downtown LA!  The vibe is like no other hotel in the city.  I love going to SPIN on the second floor for a hip game of ping pong followed up by a nightcap on the rooftop overlooking the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  The pool glistening in the moonlight is an added delight.  

The staff at the front desk are so friendly and accomodate your every need... Joanna, Jessica, Rodrigo, Andrew & Fabian... you guys rock!!! They truly work to make sure the guests have a memorable stay.  

Also, the metro station is only a block away so it's very convenient to get to and from this location.  Whether you are visiting for a night on the town or are visiting overnight from out of town, you can't go wrong with this place!  It's the place to see and be seen!

08/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
673. Yeimi A.
First time being in this amazing rooftop and it definitely won't be the last! I love everything from the view to the bartenders. My boyfriend made the absolute best choice surprising me unto bribing me here.

14/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
674. Stacey D.
Great martini of bartender's choice! Loved the seating and views. Upbeat and energetic staff, including the security. Bathroom has a neat sink that could potentially aid in meeting someone... Overall fun and energetic atmosphere with unique touches.

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
675. Valerie S.
Very cute place. definitely an older building but they definitely played up that aspect in a good way. we booked an XL room and I was expecting a little bit more but was a comfy room. nice sized bathroom but could use a larger mirror.
Bed was comfy and the room was stocked with tons of cute and useful knick knacks. Their branding is definitely unique and fun. Mini bar is pretty on point too.
We ordered room service for breakfast. Love the fact that you can place your order the night before as long as you stick it on your door by 2am. Also very convenient that you get into the rooftop bar for free if you're a hotel guest, otherwise it will cost you 20$ a person.
Valet parking is 30 a day, I advise you to park in the underground structure right next to the hotel on Flower street. Cost is 10.00 and you can stay till 10am, if you don't move they will just charge anther 10 when leaving, which is still cheaper than what the hotel charges. The parking garage also has an elevator and stair case that leads to the hotel.
Rooms are a bit pricey for what you get but I know it's all about the location.
we'll be back the next time hotels.com has another sale.
Great for a staycation

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
676. Lilly C.
Every time I've been here, it's not poppin.  If you're looking for the party scene, this is not the place.  If you want a chill place to grab an overpriced drink with 30 year olds, this is the place to go.  I don't know why they make you wait in an unmoving line for so long just to go to the rooftop.  There's no one even there....  If you don't want to wait in line, go straight to the ping pong room located under the rooftop.  You can play ping pong in a dark room lit up with black lights (that make your eyes and teeth look scary).

06/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
677. Colette W.
Id been to The Standard a while ago but it was only for dessert at the restaurant, which was crazy good. Last night (Saturday) though, Me and my friends met at Library Bar across the street around 11p and headed over to The Standard for a cool evening.

We originally were going to just play pool to avoid the hassle of getting upstairs to the rooftop but my friend had a friend who hooked us up with wristbands. We on.

We took a tour of the place and signed up for ping pong and pool, then headed to the rooftop for drinks. Idk about the drink prices since we were with gentlemen, but they were mixed well. It was cold outside - California cold; a cool 55, but there were outside heaters so that was great. Crowd was attractive and dressed hip. About ten minutes into it we came up on a cabana. We on.

So we head back down to the ping pong and I say Hi to the girl behind the desk and ask her what her name is, because I'm a nice girl and consider it a courteous question. She says, and I quote, "What does it matter?"

- Pauses for dramatic effect -

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhkay. Rude. So I said it doesn't matter I'm just asking your name because I'm introducing myself. So she tells us. Alaina  or Alaiah or something of the sort. So I'm like well nice to meet you. That's the only reason The Standard is getting three stars. I mean c'mon get your stick out of your rear dudette.

Anyway. I had a great time even though I lost in pool by forfeit (Sad story) and the lobby is a nice place to just catch up with friends. Lobby closed at 2a.

I highly recommend the spot for a cool night out. Good music, good drinks, nice people to look at, ping pong, and pool.

One douche but it's Downtown LA. Whatevs.

09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
678. Jae K.
The roof top bar is complete bogus!!! Do not waist your time here. There are plenty of bars around this place you can go to for half the price and better service. The hostess in the front with tattoos and blond hair is extremely rude. She told my friend who waited for almost an hour to basically f-off!!!!!

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
679. Fatima M.
I haven't been here in about 4 years, wow I haven't missed anything! The music sucks and the DJ is a jerk!
No stars but I can't post if I don't choose at least 1. Honestly, this place doesn't receive any stars it's terrible. The ambience and crowd is terrible. I do have to say the waitress was great, I feel sorry they work here they probably are treated like crap by management.

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
680. Alex L.
The decor of the hotel is great...staff is awesome...however the music selection SUCKS! And kills the potential of a fun vibe with friends! #NewDjsPlease

07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0