Rate based on Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016

The Standard, Downtown LA

3 stars
View map of 550 South Flower St, Corner W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
7 reviews
Business

Location is in the heart of Downtown LA which makes movement through the city easier. Staff... See full review

  • Lemuel B.
  • Sep 1, 2015
Just OK

The Standard was probably once cutting edge but today feels like just another millenial hang out.... See full review

  • Eugie
  • Oct 28, 2015

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 te

General
  • 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)   
    Location

    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-coo

    Dining
    • 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
      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-F

      Property features
      • 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
      Nearby attractions
      • Business center
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi
      • 14,500 square feet of flexible meeting space
      • Customizable sound systems
      • In-room fax machines
      Transportation

      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

      Entertainment

      Downtown L.A. landmark is a hip gateway to city sights and nightlife

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Hotel Map

34.0504 -118.2563
Area served
Downtown LA
Nearby airports
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, (BUR), 12.00, MI, S; Long Beach Airport Daugherty Field, (LGB), 23.00, MI, NE; Ontario International Airport, (ONT), 38.00, MI, W; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 17.00, MI, NE
Area description
Situated midway between Bunker Hill and the Staples Center.LA Live. The hotel is conveniently located in central downtown LA. Close proximity to Wells Fargo - AON - Citycorp - the Paul Hastings Bldg - The LA Convention Ctr - Nokia Theater - Walt Disney Concert Hall -Museum of Contemporary Art - the US Bank Tower and abundant cultural amenities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Standard, Downtown LA

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3

43% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eugie
Couples
N/A
Oct 28, 2015

Just OK

The Standard was probably once cutting edge but today feels like just another millenial hang out. We are in our late 50's but felt comfortable and the price was OK considering what was comparable. The see through shower though has to go. It is plain weird. The bed two inches off the floor was less than wonderful. The rooftop bar was OK although over $3.00 for a coke was a bit much. All in all, it was just OK and convenient location for a downtown wedding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lemuel B.
Single
N/A
Sep 1, 2015

Business

Location is in the heart of Downtown LA which makes movement through the city easier. Staff remembered my name from previous visit and they are always very helpful. Rooms are relaxing. Rooftop bar is excellent for entwining the LA lifestyle with my visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Monica O.
Couples
N/A
May 27, 2015

Just for a night

the beds are really hard. couldn't sleep all night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 2, 2011

Better than average, but could be better

First room we entered was undone - kinda bad leadoff to the holiday. Requested room change, second one was the same size, I would've thought they would try to upgrade at least for the inconvenience. Had to request bathing robes twice - why can't they just replace the old ones every day? Rooftop was said to be the new go-to place in downtown, but after reading through a few Yelp reviews, decided not to because it was over-priced. Distance to Universal Studios or K-town was fairly close, so that was good - it took 30 minutes to get to Santa Monica, so that wasn't that bad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Universal Studio reachable in 15 mins by car

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nice Guy tells all
Business
Atlanta, GA
Dec 27, 2010

Lowering The Standard

Having stayed in hotels in 36 countries, I would say that I am a world traveler. With that said, you can take it from me that this is not where you want to stay. An example would be coming back to the room after a lunch appointment and finding that the 1 glass that was left for me had a huge crack in it. I didnt complain, but instead used the glass because I was in a hurry to make a few calls before I had my next appointment. The next day when I arrived back in the room, the bed was made, but the glass was still sitting where I had left it, and there were no towels. That was what it was- I didnt complain. However, when a friend who lives in LA came to the hotel to visit, the worst experience of my travels was about to happen. My friend brought homemade ice cream, but didnt bring any spoons. So, rather than calling House Keeping for a couple of spoons, I went down to the Front Desk. I waited there for close to 45 minutes while one person after another was helped. Everyone who came to that desk AFTER me was helped, but the Front Desk person would not help me, but kept looking at me to make sure I caught on that he was aware that I was there, but he wasnt going to help me. I spoke with the Manager the next day about this, and was informed "No, he wouldnt do that. He is a great guy." Well he did do that. He deliberately insulted me, and for no reason at all- I was dressed well, had my room key in hand, and was all smiles talking to my friend while we waited. Thus I must delcare that he wasnt helping me because I am white, or because I am gay, or because my friend there with me is Hispanic. Either way, there is no excuse for it. We all have our bad days, but that doesnt make it ok to be just down right rude to people. Therefore, I am going to tell it like it is- no more nice guy for them- As far as ammenities, there is a tacky gym in the middle of the building- thus, no windows, but it has the nicest wood paneling from the 60's if you care to workout in a wood box. At check in, the staff is very proud to inform you that you get 2 passes to the the roof top deck every night- Which I found that is when it becomes a hip hop club that brings in people that you will eventually see on the evening news. The club is hoppin all night, but dont worry if you cant make it up to the deck, you can hear the music and the people all the way down to your room- ALL NIGHT. I could continue with the horrors of my stay here, but will leave it at this: Dont lower yourself to their "Standard"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Life is short- Save yourself the time.

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Friends
Orange, CA
Apr 27, 2010

Security RUINED my whole trip!

When we got there the Valet was nice...when we got to the front desk the hotel staff ruined the whole 2 minute experience so far by their rudeness and unprofessional actions. not one time do they look at you nor answer your question untill you ask atleast twice.... i ignored that and me n my friend both checlked in along with my other friend checking in to his room... we had 3 rooms there oh and they messed up on my room too.... right before we were going to the club, the Female security/lady that gives wrist bands was completely rude and started yelling so we were rude back and she basically refused to let the birthday person up to the rooftop along with his 3 friends. BUT, we had given them business of over 30 people already paid and waiting for us upstairs! so we talked to the manager and yet, he was completely unprofessional and rude....he would videotape us when we spoke our minds and not record himself when he is cursing or being completely unprofessional/"tough"....he did not allow us up and or nor ANYTHING! so the birthday boy spent it in his room and the 30 plus people waited for him for nothing upstairs! alll because of the UNPROFESSIONAL STAFF! I would love a refund for everything and am gunna take this a lot further!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of The Standard, Downtown LA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dodger Fan
Family
North Carolina
Sep 19, 2009

Fantastic Club Atmosphere

I came to LA,California to treat my father to four baseball games to see the LA Dodgers play at Dodger Stadium. As soon as I walked in the Standard Hotel Room, I immediately felt uncomfortable because the shower, (which seemed to be the focal point of the room) was surrounded by glass and it had no curtain for privacy. One of us had to leave the room when the other one had to shower, which was ridiculous. The Hotel was gloomy and dark. This atmosphere is perfect for the younger crowd (college bound or young newlyweds). A plus was that the rooms were clean and the employees were friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

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