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"Not so Standard"
First off, I loved the decor. Super neat vibe from the second you step into the lobby. Staff were great, really helpful - the receptionist even went so far as to help me with my bags when the front was closed. The rooftop pool is pretty neat, great views. The hotel is really well situated, and close to my new favourite cafe - Pitchoun. Seriously, look it up, it's amazing. Now.. There is a reason they supply ear plugs in your room. The weekends are Loud (note the capital L). It's not just the evenings, music seems to start early if you're on the side overlooking the carpark. If you're a light sleeper, this might not be the place for you. If you want the biggest hotel room you've seen in your life... this place is for you.
"Not the place to stay if you want to sleep past 7am"
I don't really understand how this hotel differs in quality from the others I have stayed in. Normally we are big fans of The Standard hotels but this stay has really been below standard. The maids servicing rooms are ridiculously loud. It sounds like they are trying to come through the wall/ceiling. I understand that rooms need to be serviced but surely the sleep of guests paying over 300 pounds a night should be respected too' Why have a hotel which is in the business of providing people beds to sleep the night, fall so short on the primary task of the business model.
"has seen better days"
I really did not want to write this review but a series of events at this property with staff and management left me no alternative. I have review many many hotels around the world but the STANDARD DTWN LA has serious issues not only internally but the locationseems to be a homeless ghetto …… I was staying at the STANDARD 2 weeks ago with a group in LA for a sporting event …. this hotel had always been are go to in dtwn since it was reasonably priced and really the only thing in dtwn LA in the boutique category ….. I had not been to this part of LA in about 7 years so obviously picked the hotel I had stayed before …. disregarding some of the not so good reviews….. First off ….. Dtwn LA ….. did someone let the meth zombies out' What a horrible place. The streets are filled with homeless, street people and drug crazed addicts EVERYWHERE ….. I thought dtwn LA was bad like most California cities but LA seems to have take the cake with dirty depressing feel. It reminded me of some urban third world city ….. with that said there are some good restaurants and bars popping up but I question how safe the area is walking around after dork and on weekends. On vacation I really do not want to feel like I will be mugged or watch addicts shoot up on every street corner ….. I guess this is the New Dtwn LA ' With that said the check in was easy friendly , the room was clean and useful for my needs…. where there seems to be issues is : 1. Items stolen from my room and a management staff who could care less. I departed the room and on the way out of town I called realizing that I left items in the room some 2 hours earlier. Unfortunately after numerous calls the items were stolen by housekeeping ….. it was nothing important / clothing items left but the fact that after emails and a letter stating the issue …. there was no acknowledgement from management regarding the theft. At the end of the day I could care less about the hat shirts and jeans left but the unprofessional stance the hotel takes by not even replying to my emails and a letter sums up the place. 2. The upstairs bar area is weird …. as a hotel guest you need to line up and get a wrist band and cannot get guests not staying in the hotel. Our first night there the pool bar was closed for an event ….. lame …. in edition to the pretentious LA vibe ….. on the SAT afternoon guest were being turned away for wearing “sports” themed attire …. Hummm 1/2 the hotel was going to a football game 2 miles away and the staff was denying them access to the pool bar for wearing a college sports team hat shirt colors, worn by fat middle aged guys ''''…. this leads me to believe they have gang issues there …. HUGE red-flag ….. even the door man said it was their attempt to keep out gangs and theft of items from the pool bar like bags and purses …. ''' Gang issues really are an alarm …. this alone would suggest that this has been an issue in the past …. 1. On a weekend everything dtwn closes shops close restaurants close its a wasteland …. the area then gets taken over by street people …. not a place you want to hang out …. In conclusion , dtwn LA sucks, crime homelessness and screaming drug addicts everywhere , potential gangs hanging at the bar , and stolen property ….. and a management that will not even address the theft leads me to believe this hotel and brand lack professionalism and could care less about guests…. There seems to be a lot more choices in the DTWN area so unless the DTWN STANDARDS deals with their theft issues I’d avoid this place ….. surprised a hotel is run like this ……
"Not up to Standard"
Reminded me of the hotel from American Horror Story. I actually enjoyed the design and Art Deco structure of the building. I had a couple of issues. One, car service from the airport to the hotel was booked but never arrived. Also since the hotel uses a 3rd party, you won’t see it as part of the hotel bill. Second, the original room I was staying in had small flies in it. For the first night, I tried to kill off the flies but then more appeared. The hotel did find another similar room for me for the rest of my stay but forgot to move my items over, which I did myself. Finally the rooms itself were a bit dated. The rooftop pool and bar is nice and the location puts you in the heart of Los Angeles. Otherwise it’s an average hotel.
"Hipster Hotel Definitely for The Young"
The Standard occupies a prime location downtown. The rooms are spacious, with clean lines. I was not a big fan of the see-through bathroom glass panel (yes, there is a curtain you can close on the shower side to block the view), or of the curvature of the bathroom floor that should have kept the water from running onto the other side of the bathroom but didn't. I also did not care for the vermilion red doors, and carpeting in the common areas. The sizable fitness center also is bright red, which I found very tiring. This is definitely a hotel for young people. I loved coming in at the time of a poetry reading in the lobby. The ping pong club on the second level also is unusual. Had I known that the construction on Flower Street was right outside the hotel, starting really early in the morning, I would have stayed away. But then again, I am older. :)
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM