It’s hard to miss the Moment Hotel on Sunset Blvd. with its sharp modern angles and bright orange façade. With a nod to Sunset’s rocker vibe, this boutique hotel caters to a younger crowd of Hollywood bar hoppers and an international clientele who want to be near the action. Fun and loose, this hotel prepares you for wild nights on the Sunset Strip and beyond.
Well-appointed rooms with modern design touches feature Keurig coffeemakers, free water, and in-room tablets that help guide you to the best things to do in the area. If you splurge on the only suite, you’ll be treated to your own private patio.
The hotel can help you with discounts on tour tickets and Hollywood attractions.
The bathrooms have oversized rain showers and BeeKing products by Gilchrist & Soames.
The lobby is small but off to the side is the Sunset Room complete with a bar and sitting area to relax with a beer.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There’s no pool, gym, or spa at the hotel, so if you’re looking for more amenities, you need to search elsewhere.
There’s no gym, but the hotel can provide you with day passes to Crunch or LA Fitness.
The hotel also provides its guests with free bike rentals.
One of the nicest elements of the hotel is the rooftop deck and bar. Here, guests can order from an international menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are ample seating areas with cushy white couches to hole up and search the web while you nibble.
The bar on the deck is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and acts as the perfect start to a long Hollywood night.
This is an easy area to walk around in (though keep mindful at night, some parts of Hollywood can be dodgy). You won’t need a car (parking here is $22), as Lyft and Uber drivers are everywhere. Additionally, if you want to hit further parts of the city like Santa Monica, Downtown, or even Universal Studios, you can hop on the metro at Hollywood & Highland (15-minute walk). The hotel is in a prime location for restaurants, bars, shopping, and more. Being right on Sunset Blvd. has its pros and cons. There is always heavy car traffic, but you can also walk to everything.
Toi on Sunset (2-minute walk) is a rocker-style Thai restaurant with funky designs and incredible soups. Next door to the hotel is El Compadre, a classic Mexican restaurant with a mariachi band and stiff margaritas.
The Pikey (5-minute walk) is an outstanding British gastro-pub with great beer and tasty English bites. For a fun night, post up at the Roosevelt Hotel (15-minute walk) where you’ll find up to 10 different bars from the chill and chic to the wild and crazy.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This no-frills spot is ideal for Hollywood bar-hoppers who want to be an arms-length from the Hollywood tourists. This part of Sunset has great restaurants and is mostly free from selfie-taking travelers. The hotel itself has a chic modern design and helps its customers transition for fun and long nights around LA. Ideally located, guests have access to major thoroughfares and a metro station to easily get you anywhere in the city in not a lot of time.