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The Standard

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • on-site, decent 24-hour coffee shop
  • poolside scene
  • live DJs

    Cons

  • extended party place for twentysomethings
  • staff big on attitude rather than service

Fodorite Reviews

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The Standard Review

Hotelier André Balazs created this playful Sunset Strip hotel out of a former retirement home. The aesthetic is '70s kitsch: pop art, shag carpets, and ultrasuede sectionals fill the lobby, while the rooms have beanbag chairs, surfboard tables, and Warhol poppy-print curtains. After a decade of heavy use, rooms show the wear-and-tear, and service issues and staff attitudes are commonplace. DJs spin nightly and lobby socializing begins at the front desk and extends to the blue AstroTurfed pool deck outside.

    Hotel Details

  • 137 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-10-2011

Fodorite Reviews

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    If you want to be treated badly....

    ...then stay at the standard. The rooms are like dorm rooms. The service is the worst I have ever had anywhere. The atmosphere is ok. Don't ask for anything to be brought to your room unless you want to call them 3 times to get it and you might not get it anyway. If you decide you can't take it anymore and want to change hotels...they could care less. I guess the only good thing is they don't charge you anything for checking out early!

    by KShamburger, 9/12/07

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