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Andaz West Hollywood Hotel

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Andaz West Hollywood Hotel

Andaz West Hollywood Hotel

Photo © 2009 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

The Bottom Line

The Andaz West Hollywood has to be the hippest hotel on the Sunset Strip. From Jacob Hashimoto's "Tapestry" sculpture out front and guest-created masterpieces and mobile desk clerks in the lobby to the open-kitchen RH restaurant and the rooftop pool, the Andaz oozes West Hollywood laid back sophistication.
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Pros

  • Stylish design, remodeled 2009
  • Central West Hollywood location, popular with locals and traveling celebs
  • Highest rooftop pool in LA
  • Mobile desk clerks can check you in without leaving your limo
  • Overlooks the Hollywood Hills

Cons

  • Haven't found one yet, but I didn't sleep there, just toured.

Description

  • Address: 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069
  • Phone: (323) 656-1234
  • Neighborhood: West Hollywood
  • Room Rates: $$$ (search for the best rates at TripAdvisor.com)
  • Website: http://westhollywood.hyatt.com
  • Property Amenities: pool, restaurant, bar, business center, fitness center, currency exchange, dry cleaning & laundry
  • Room Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, iPod dock, free soft drinks, free local phone calls, in-room spa services
  • Parking: Valet
  • Discounts: AAA, Senior Citizen
  • Bonus: Free "bar bites" at the RH Bar during Happy Hour 5-7 pm

Guide Review - Andaz West Hollywood Hotel

The Andaz West Hollywood, completely made over in 2009 from the former "riot Hyatt," is the second in Hyatt's new line of trendy Andaz hotels (the first was the Andaz London).

The first thing you notice is that there's no front desk in the lobby. Roaming desk clerks can check you in with custom hand-held notebook computers. Since I didn't actually check in, I don't know how efficient this is when there is a whole line of people waiting to check in or out. But there is plenty of comfortable seating in the lobby, so it should be an advantage to take a seat until it's your turn and have the desk come to you.

Architectural features in the guestrooms include curved ceilings. Sunrooms overlooking the strip or the Hollywood Hills replace the balconies from which all manner of debris (and sometimes people) were thrown in the riot Hyatt days. The minimalist furnishings and lack of embellishment allow the space to be the primary statement.

The Andaz may not be the tallest hotel in town, but because of its elevation, the Andaz has the highest rooftop swimming pool in LA, with striking views from downtown to the Pacific Ocean on a clear day. A rooftop ballroom and sundeck share the view.

The open-kitchen RH Restaurant off the lobby is bright and airy in an upscale cafeteria kind of way with a design-your-own market-to-table salad and sandwich menu as well as chef-created delicacies. The restaurant and bar are popular with locals as well as travelers.

Note: I have only toured this hotel and have not stayed there. If you have stayed at this hotel, you are welcome to add your review below.
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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
November LA Visit -- Andaz is a must stay, Member GJfromOhio

Hotel is fantastic... employees go out of their way to impress and make your hotel experience a good one. The casual set up perplexed me at first, but very well received! Room space is great. Hotel features are nice, good gym, very cool rooftop pool, nice view... Food is fantastic... good wine selection. Having beverages, snacks and fresh baked goods complimentary was a total bonus. All my requests were accommodated and more... next visit to LA, I will stay at the Andaz no questions asked. Insure you use your drapes if having city view... many blinking lights at night. Noise level was minimal, with House of Blues across the street, and two comedy clubs nearby, great for evening entertainment.

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