On the north side of the Sunset Strip, the ANdAZ is a youthful update of the former Hyatt West Hollywood, catering to hipsters, techies, and rock stars. Enter to find standing "hosts" welcoming guests and checking them in via tablets (there's no front desk). Sip a bit of tea or a glass of wine in the lounge and wander over to the wide-open hotel restaurant, Riot House, and its equally open kitchen that serves Southern French–accented dishes made with California ingredients.
Generous-size rooms are spare, but the sensible minimalism results in ample work space with task chair, a comfy seating area, and vented windows. One nice touch: The refrigerator is stocked with free nonalcoholic drinks and healthful snacks. Check out the rooftop pool deck for jetliner city views.
Nov 22, 2004
For a hotel renowned for its noise, I found this old friend an ocean of calm midweek. While short on amenities and extras, the staff is courteous beyond belief, the hallways oddly calm, location and transportation no problem. The key is not to expect too much, just a good room at a good price and that's incredibly hard to find in LA, much less in the heart of West Hollywood.
Jul 31, 2000
This is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. The noise level is unbelievable - not only can you hear through the thin walls, but the windows do not make a good seal, so it sound like you are living on the street. Service is non-existant and if the restaurant were moved to Podunk it would still be bad.
Jul 28, 2000
I had stayed in the Hyatt on Sunset a few times in the past mostly because it was convenient and inexpensive. However, this has changed. I will never stay at this hotel again. Although it has been redone, it has been done cheeply and in poor quality. The rooms have paper thin walls and you can hear 3 rooms away as well as above and below. They allow smoking in non smoking rooms. The bedding is extremely poor quality. The pillows are flat. The
beds must have been purchased from a used furniture store. The service from the front desk is non existent. The Hotel manager was useless. The restaurant is over priced and has terrible food and service. This is a "party" hotel and "cool" with the rock and roll croud. Do yourself a favor, check out of the Hyatt on Sunset and into the Argyle or Mondrian across the street!