$175 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

The Standard, Downtown LA

4 stars
550 South Flower at 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
139 reviews
Fun times

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  • Fannypack
  • May 21, 2014
the perfect location

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  • Bunkermonk
  • Apr 5, 2014
Trendy L.A. landmark is a downtown home for exploring the city

This hotel really does set the standard for "urban cool" in L.A. Cutting-edge design and a dynamic vibe fill every inch of the hotel, from the swank lobby to the ultra-stylish rooms. Guests are dazzled by the super-cool Rooftop Bar, trendy 24/7 brasserie, and sexy, artful decor. Los Angeles cultural and recreational destinations, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Staples Center and more are just blocks away.

Highlights
  • Rooftop Bar offers spectacular downtown views and chic design
  • Stylish guest rooms with glass-encased showers and platform beds
  • Ultra-convenient downtown location near major cultural destinations
Rooms

Guest rooms vary in size from 300 to 1,000 square feet. Designed with bright, post-modern style, these spaces are sure to delight guests. All rooms come with either queen- or king-size platform beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, large-screen TVs with DVD players, iPod stereos and oversized work desks. Bathrooms come furnished with glass-enclosed walk-in showers or soaking bathtubs, earth-friendly bath amenities and plush bath towels.

Features

The grand lobby's dazzling 125-foot fuchsia Omnibus sofa by designer Vladimir Kagan is only one detail in the visual feasts that fill this hotel. The lobby also includes a conceptual Jenny Holzer art installation, an Alexander Calder-inspired mobile, billiards table, a 15-time zone clock encased in stainless steel, and, of course, a full-service bar and lounge.

 

Business travelers take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, fully equipped business center and state-of-the-meeting rooms. Unwind at the heated outdoor pool and the fitness center in between shopping, sightseeing and nightlife adventures.

Dining

The hotel's 24/7 Restaurant serves fabulous New American cuisine in a vibrant, retro-diner interior and an outdoor patio alongside a delightful fountain. At the Rooftop Bar, DJ's spin the hippest grooves, guests sip tempting cocktails in a sexy lounge setting, and L.A.'s downtown skyline is laid out for view.

Transportation
  • Closest Metro Stations: Pershing Square (0.5 mi/less than 1 km), 7th/Metro Center (2 blocks)
  • Union Station (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (18 mi/29 km)
  • Bob Hope Airport (15 mi/25 km)               
Attractions
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (less than 1 mi/1 km)
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (8 mi/13 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (10 mi/16 km)
  • Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills (11 mi/18 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/25 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 14,500 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • Customizable sound systems
  • In-room fax machines
Polices & Fees

At the time of check-in, the hotel takes an authorization to cover incidental charges. Please be aware that if a debit or check card is presented at check-in, your bank may place a hold on your account for that amount for up to two weeks after departure. Cash deposits for the incidental charges will not be taken. Overnight valet parking is available (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Standard, Downtown LA Rooms

WOW
The room offers one king bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, DVD player, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board, mini bar, modem/data port connection, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, radio, room service, safe in room, telephone, voicemail, flat screen TV's with local HD programming, I-home.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

34.0504 -118.2563
Area served
Los Angeles.
Nearby airports
LAX International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Standard, Downtown LA is situated midway between Bunker Hill and the Staples Center/LA Live. In close proximity are Wells Fargo, AON, Citicorp, the Paul Hastings Building, The Los Angeles Convention Center, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the US Bank Tower and abundant cultural amenities.

Nearby points of interest

  • Pershing Square: 0.3 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 0.4 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 0.5 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 0.5 mi
  • Music Center: 0.7 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Staples Center: 0.8 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 1.9 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 2 mi
  • Galen Center: 2.4 mi
  • Koreatown: 2.5 mi
  • Pershing Square: 0.3 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 0.4 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 0.5 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 0.5 mi
  • Music Center: 0.7 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Staples Center: 0.8 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 1 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 1.9 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 2 mi
  • Galen Center: 2.4 mi
  • Koreatown: 2.5 mi
  • California Science Center: 2.9 mi
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 3.1 mi
  • Holyland Exhibition: 3.2 mi
  • Heritage Square Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Amoeba Music: 5.3 mi
  • Griffith Observatory: 5.4 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 5.5 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 5.7 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 5.8 mi
  • The Grove: 6 mi
  • Kodak Theater: 6 mi
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 6 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 6.1 mi
  • Farmers Market: 6.1 mi
  • Magic Castle: 6.2 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl: 6.4 mi
  • Hollywood Sign: 6.9 mi
  • Autry Museum Of Western Heritage: 6.9 mi
  • Kitson: 7.5 mi
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center: 8.4 mi
  • Westwood Memorial Park: 10.6 mi
  • University of California: 10.7 mi
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: 10.7 mi
  • Pauley Pavilion: 11 mi
  • UCLA: 11.4 mi
  • J. Paul Getty Center: 12.6 mi
  • Getty Center: 12.7 mi
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag: 13.2 mi
  • Getty Villa: 17.7 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The rooftop pool and lounge offer panoramic views of the city. Live DJs play nightly. The sundeck features red Astroturf and waterbed cabanas. The Restaurant is open 24 hours a day, with indoor and outdoor seating, and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (139)

Ratings and reviews for The Standard, Downtown LA

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
139 out of 139
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Oct 7, 2010

The Standard Hotel Downtown

It was a great business trip! Great to sleep well & be ready in the morning! Discovered a restaurant downtown called, Luigi. So close to the hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MJSB
NYC
Oct 20, 2013

Great location; Caffee Primo down the street: Great

We are an older couple, so while a stall shower is best, the fact of being in a glass rectangle with no grab bars or slip prevention flooring created stress. We had to ask for a second chair. And a raised bed on a platform is dangerous for us old folks. But we knew it was a hotel for the young, so we managed. But if you are over 55, you might want accommodations elsewhere. The best gift was Caffee Primo down the street. Reasonable and delicious!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 8, 2009

Great stay at the Standard

A friend and I were there to meet up with some friends who were staying at the Sheraton downtown. The Standard was a great surprise! The rooms were clean and nice. Our stay was very peaceful and quiet. It was in a good location making it fairly easy to get around to the places we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If this is your first time to LA, definitely get a GPS system!

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nay2010
Thomasville, ga
Apr 8, 2011

First LA trip

Friendly, helpful, and will to please!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to West Hollywood for better dining and nightlife.

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Annandale, VA
Apr 4, 2010

Great spot.

Went to LA for class reunion at the superior university in Los Angeles, which is closer to downtown than Westwood. Standard is close to some of the newer hot spots. Bottega Louie, LA Live, etc. The hotel building has great history and the outdoor dining area is great for an urban setting. Only negative on the trip was that key to my room was given to someone else who checked in later. At about 2am, this person tried to get into the room. Luckily we had put the security bar on the door, otherwise this would have been ugly. Hotel comp'd parking to make up for it. All in, this was a good property and you get access to the rooftop bar, which is still happening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit Bottega Louie, which is just a few blocks away. Very cool scene and great food and drink.

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nandoflex
Texas
May 12, 2009

Fun atmoshpere

The vibe was cool at the Standard and the hosts were extremely friendly. The rooftop bar/pool is a hot scene and as a guest you get automatic entrance. I went for dinner and arrived at the hotel around 11:30 on a Thursday. There was a line to get in and they were not letting people into the bar to control the crowd. I showed my key and got myself and a couple friends in with no questions asked. They definitely take care of thier guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you plan to see LA, rent a car. Downtown LA is a work in progress, but there is not too much to do unless you're going to an event at the Staples Center or visiting the rooftop bar of the Standard (or work related.) It is easy to get cabs downtown, but because of distances, a trip to the Hollywood area for exampe can cost $40 one way.

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beaufort Realtor
Business
Beaufort, SC
Mar 28, 2014

Great experience

Attended a Real Estate convention this past week. I loved staying at the Standard. Mixed drink prices are off the wall but in line with other establishments. The staff was great. The food was very good and the location was super. Wish there was a shuttle service but cab fare was not bad. Would recommend to all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hockey fan from Dallas
Dallas
Jun 9, 2014

Quick trip

I flew in and out of LA on a brief stay to attend the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final game 2, so I did not spend very much time in the hotel itself other than for sleeping. The hotel is about a 1 mile walk from the Staples Center, so the location was handy. The hotel has a modern, northern Euro hipster vibe (gray and yellow colors, a bed very low to the ground on a platform, etc.). If you have back pain and have a hard time getting in and out of a standard height bed, you would find it hard getting in and out of the bed in the room since it was almost like sleeping at floor level. Staff was very helpful and courteous. As I had a very early flight the next morning (needing to leave at 0430 from the hotel), there was no problems as the hotel desk is staffed 24/7 as well as an attendant to get your rental car. It also has a 24/7 restaurant that serves upscale food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
May 20, 2009

The Standard - Downtown LA

Overall it was a great hotel. The food was delicious. The roof-top bar and pool is amazing. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are modern but little small for the standard room size.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Annandale, VA
Apr 4, 2010

Great spot.

Went to LA for class reunion at the superior university in Los Angeles, which is closer to downtown than Westwood. Standard is close to some of the newer hot spots. Bottega Louie, LA Live, etc. The hotel building has great history and the outdoor dining area is great for an urban setting. Only negative on the trip was that key to my room was given to someone else who checked in later. At about 2am, this person tried to get into the room. Luckily we had put the security bar on the door, otherwise this would have been ugly. Hotel comp'd parking to make up for it. All in, this was a good property and you get access to the rooftop bar, which is still happening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit Bottega Louie, which is just a few blocks away. Very cool scene and great food and drink.

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