Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil, The Standard, Downtown LA is Mid-Century California architecture par excellence. Smack-dab in the centre of booming Downtown Los Angeles, the 207-room hotel features massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of LA, an intimate rooftop garden bar, and a stellar 24-hour restaurant. There is also a quarry’s worth of marble on the façade and covering the lobby, which is, well, very impressive.
550 Flower Street Los Angeles California 90071 USA
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I guess this hotel is for a certain crowd. I think you'll either like the place or be annoyed by it. I think I fell under the 2nd group. I was solo so I didn't mind the odd fishbowl shower design, but I can't imagine how non-couples are supposed to be comfortable here. The rooftop area is kinda hard to get to but its an old place. What was wierd was that unless someone was there to open a door I found myself knocking and knocking to get someone's attention or waiting for someone to come down to open the door. I think they finally put a door jam to keep the door open. Service is also a bit spotty. Front desk is what you'd expect but I don't know if everyone got the memo. Here is a story i had, I went into the elevator and I was going up. Afterward, a dude who was working in the hotel came in inserted his override key into the elevator, and sent the lift all the way down to the maintenance level. I looked at him like "are you serious?" and he looked at me and shrugged his shoulders like "tough luck bro", and went his way. When i came in late with luggage they didn't have anyone to greet you at the door or help as i think i had to go to their alternate entrance which is not really helpful with the luggage. Experiences like this and others just gave me a vibe that the hotel is a bit comfortable with its rooftop, laid back, cheeky approach to hospitality. Maybe I'm a bit old fashioned. On the positive side: If you are coming here for the very cool rooftop then its your place. The roof is the staff of the hotel and meets the hype. The location is good, the price is relatively ok and the front desk did their job.
I have been coming to the Standard for a long time for brunch, and Jesus Meza is the man to go to in the restaurant on the main floor. Besides the amazing cappucinos and bacon, the service is always excellent. After 5 years, its still my favorite breakfast spot.
Thank you Standard for making my stay awesome. I’m not sure why but I was surprised with a nice bottle of wine and snacks when I checked in and a note from Jordan in Guest Experience. This little touch made my stay extra special. The rooms are spacious and food is really good. Rosco from room service was super friendly and delivered my order a timely manner. Thank you again stand for your hospitality.