"I like this place and have been going here for the rooftop for the past 5 years. It is a boutique hotel with open bathtub. Which can be fun, but I do ... " More

By igoeverywhere, from New York, NY, USA on Thu 19 Jul 2012

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Los Angeles awaits you at The Standard Downtown LA. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Walt Disney Concert Hall and Microsoft Theater. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 207 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and safes. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

At the hotel's own poolside bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the nightclub and 24-hour fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and meeting rooms. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown Los Angeles hotel include Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

Room (Medium)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$199 per night

Room (Large)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Huge)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Gigantic)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Humongous)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (WOW!)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Standard Downtown LA ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Staff is perfection, but IT'S LOUD on the weekends

Pros: Location was perfect for most of our planned activities.
Cons: Perhaps they could turn down the weekend music a decibel or two.
Location: Grand Central Market is just blocks away. Public Schoolhouse across from the hotel is great for drinks and dinner.
We booked this hotel based on its close proximity to an event we had to attend over the weekend of September 18. We arrived at 3:00pm on a Friday afternoon and were greeted by the very helpful and courteous valet staff. The front desk staff were equally as welcoming. We were given a room on the 5th floor overlooking the valet lot. It was a particularly warm day and the AC was off so we immediately turned it to the lowest setting possible but couldn't hear or feel anything. A quick call to the front desk and we discovered that the hotel features a "soundless AC system". As promised we felt relief within 15 minutes. We left the hotel an hour later and didn't return until 11:30pm. When we saw a huge line snaking around the building waiting to join the rooftop festivities, we knew it was not going to be a quiet evening. From our 5th story room we could hear the music as if it was coming from the room next door. Earplugs were definitely needed (and provided by the hotel, just ask the front desk!) As I attempted to fall asleep I wondered why they would put a soundless AC system in a hotel where noise was an issue at least 2 nights out of the week when white noise would actually be a welcome distraction? Anyway, Saturday night was much less noisy but perhaps only because there was a private event on the rooftop that night. I'm glad we stayed but we won't be returning only because we prefer a quieter environment.

Posted by , from Sacramento on Sep 25, 2015

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2 out of 5
The hotel is in a great location downtown; however, the hotels interior isn't like the pictures on the website. The rooms were very basic with uncomfortable mattresses and pillows. The bathroom wasn't the cleanest either, we found hair in the shower. The floor needed to be vacuumed also. The hotel staff was pleasant with trying to accommodate my dissatisfaction. I wouldn't go here again especially not for the price we paid. Hotel needs more accommodations for travelers, no microwave in the facility.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015

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2 out of 5

Hotel that tries to be avant-garde but falls short

Pros: Central location. Reasonable price. Great mini-bar
Cons: Provide curtain against glass wall in bathroom for privacy.
Bathroom has no privacy: wall between bathroom and bedroom is clear class and is also the wall where the shower is located. OK for single traveler, but awkward for some couples and families. I was on 4th floor and loud music at bar didn't end until after midnight, making it hard to sleep. Bed is on a raised platform that is a trip hazard.

Posted by , from Northern California on Jul 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

Recommend only if you are a young couple!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
I like this place and have been going here for the rooftop for the past 5 years. It is a boutique hotel with open bathtub. Which can be fun, but I do not recommend for families or old-fashioned couples. If you are young and are ready to grab drinks on rooftop or in downtown area and DO NOT care about noisy rooftop visitors until 2 am, I highly recommend! If you want luxury LUXURY, go to Ritz-Carlton or JW Marriot in downtown.

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on Jul 19, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great service

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, really big bath tub, close to metro station
Everything was clean and everyone was really nice. Although it was in downtown LA, we did not notice the noise from the streets. One thing that bothered us was that you're paying for the hotel room, but if you or one of your friends are under 21 you cannot go swimming on the weekends after 6. It turns into a night club and they will not let you go even if its just for swimming.

Posted by , from Oklahoma City, OK, USA on May 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

I felt very safe and welcome

Pros: Free Internet
very fun hotel. Staff was awesome. Room service was fast and very good. Location was close to everything.

Posted by , from denver on Oct 24, 2011

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2 out of 5

Don't be fooled!

Supposedly sleek and trendy...more like shabby and cheap! Furniture was cheesy and IKEA-esque. Low bed (on an elevated platform) with a TV on a low shelf--couldn't even see the TV! My husband and I are in our late 20s/early 30s and enjoy getting the "experience" of any place we travel to--thought The Standard would epitomize the L.A. experience--sadly, we were unimpressed. Room was bare. Lobby was outdated. Strongly recommend staying elsewhere!!!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011

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5 out of 5

funky hotel!

this joint was really cool! It was very LA! The staff was outstanding, super nice, especially the servers in the diner-- they made sure my coffee cup was always full each morning!! The bathtub is enormous AND they have mr bubble! this place was great-- my only negative is that it was downtown-- not too much going on over the weekend-- but there were some great pubs int the area-- The rooftop pool and bar was a cool place to hang out! We had a blast and I would so stay at the Standard again!

Posted by , from boston on Apr 17, 2011

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2 out of 5

Trendy hotel but there isn't much in the area during the weekend so you must rent a car

Cons: Noisy
There are hardly any charis by th pool, and there is a great pool party w/DJ's etc. however, it is terrible that they make hotel guests who have been at the pool since early morning, evacuate and go downstairs to get a wrist band for the party and access to the pool so you have to fight with a mob of people that aren't hotel guests to get a band, by the time you go back up to the pool area, your chairs and space are gone. They should have a process where they give hotel guests band upon checking into hotel or at the pool area v/s making us waste our vacation/lounge time fighting in a line for access which we have paid for!

Posted by , from miami beach, fl on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

great atmosphere and hotel all around

Pros: Close restaurants
I really liked this hotel for the modern feel. I am always down to experience new and interesting places and this one definitely one of those. I really liked the bar up top, had a very nice view of down town. Real relaxed feel and fun hotel. the rooms were a lot of fun and different. only complaint...would have liked a complementry breakfast..:)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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About the The Standard Downtown LA

Location 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Property Features

The Standard Downtown LA offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. A nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Standard Downtown LA. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Los Angeles hotel is smoke free.

  • 207 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) (28.1 km / 17.5 mi)
  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Metro station: 7th Street - Metro Center Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Standard Downtown LA offers 207 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Los Angeles hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

The Standard Downtown LA has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel has a rooftop outdoor heated pool surrounded by a red astro-turf sundeck with sun loungers and vibrating waterbed cabanas. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Photo identification must be presented by the guest at check-in. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44 per night (in/out privileges)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Downtown Standard
  • Standard Downtown
  • Standard Downtown LA
  • Standard LA
  • Standard LA Hotel
  • Standard LA Hotel Downtown
  • Standard Downtown Hotel Los Angeles
  • Standard Downtown Hotel
  • Standard Downtown Los Angeles

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.