The London West Hollywood was one of our first hotels in Los Angeles. In 2018, we wanted a little revival with the princess, for a few nights in L.A. before leaving for a road trip towards Sequoia, Monterey and Santa Barbara, among others. Did the place meet our expectations during this second visit … we are not sure about that.
Of course, The London West Hollywood still has many advantages, including its superb location and ultra-large rooms. A bit bling, but hey, you’re in Los Angeles after all, the hotel also has a rather “invigorating” rooftop pool, especially in the morning. And if you are looking for a cocoon feeling and a family spirit … well, go somewhere else!
We really like the bathrooms in the Suites, which are oversized and perfect if you are traveling with your family. The hotel rooms are relatively neutral in terms of decoration and once the extra bed has been added (which had not been planned before we arrived …), the room becomes much smaller.
For the rest, well, well the magic we expected did not happen.
Our family experience
Which room with a child?
The London West Hollywood does not have “rooms” per se, as they are only “Suites”. We booked a Vista Suite to get a view of the hills of Los Angeles. These suites are 68 m2, knowing that this space is largely occupied by the huge bathroom. I think a Double Vista Suite would have been better for the three of us.
The princess loved
The princess did not have a huge crush on the hotel either. She wanted to see the dog, who was not there, and found that the pool was far too cold. The only thing she remembers is that there were little colored “loops” for breakfast, a first for her, but she found it really neat! A criterion like any other after all …
On the plus side …
What about breakfast?
Breakfast is complimentary at The London West Hollywood, which is an important budget point. The buffet is not particularly vegan, but you will still have a choice of very good fresh fruit. If you are ready to pay, you can order smoothies or an avocado toast. The restaurant room is very pleasant as it is very bright: it is not uncommon to see squirrels passing over the wires.
We’ll be back for …
There is little, if any, chance that we will ever return. The London West Hollywood probably no longer meets our expectations and we were not very enthusiastic about the service and hospitality, unlike our stay at the Langham in Pasadena.
At the hotel
The swimming pool is located on the roof. Try to go there in the morning if you are brave enough to go in the water (yes, it’s cold!). From the beginning of the afternoon, it becomes the place to be for fashionistas … The London West Hollywood also has a very nice gym with the latest equipment. It is open 24 hours a day.
Close to your hotel
Well, you’re in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, so you’ll probably find plenty of things to do. For us, it was a great day at Universal Studios Hollywood. The park is only a few minutes drive from the hotel and you have absolutely need go there. You will love the attractions as well as all the reminders of your favorite movies.
Around 400 euros per night for a Vista Suite or a Vista Double. The London West Hollywood has a loyalty program allowing you to recover part of your stay by means of a refund.
The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles, West Hollywood