Review – Hyatt Andaz West Hollywood California


We had a 1 night stay here in December.  Initially, I booked it using 20K Hyatt points, but then found a points + cash availability a few weeks ahead.  I was going to use a DSU, but all of the suites were being renovated at the time, and so we just stayed in a regular room facing the hillside.  We had been to the Andaz Maui and Andaz New York, so this was our 3rd Andaz.


Getting to hotel

Since we were there only 1 night, I had to decide if I wanted to just take an Uber the entire time or rent a car ($30) and pay for the $40 valet charge.  I ultimately decided to just go with an Uber.  For reference, it cost about $25 from the airport to hotel one way.  Uber in Los Angeles was relatively cheap, so I would choose that option again if I had to do it over.



The checkin was fairly easy.  Walk in.  Walk up to the people standing around a table and they’ll check you in.  If I recall, for the Diamond amenity, we had 3 options to choose from – 1K points, a cheese/fruit plate, or a sweets macaroon plate.  We chose the wine and macaroon plate, which was delivered about 2 hours after we got into the room.


Wine Hour


Like the Andaz New York, this Andaz also has a free wine hour.  If I recall, it was from 6pm to 7pm.  We didn’t partake this time since we were still jet lagged.  I assume they served a red and a white.



The wifi was name and room if I recall.  I had no issues with the wifi.



Our room was a standard double bed.  The view was ordinary.  Nothing special to write home about.  Like all Andaz properties, all of the snacks on the table and non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar are free.


The Diamond breakfast was pretty nice.  You could do the buffet plus order any ala carte items.  My wife was still resting, so I was able to get the buffet for myself, added an omelette, and the waiter let me order a smoothie to bring back to my wife.


Rooftop Pool

It was a bit chilly, so no one was swimming.  We saw some people in the lounge chairs though.  They said that during the summer, a bar area opens up.


The hotel was okay.  The location was okay.  Do I recommend it if you’re going to be around the area?  Sure.  Would I stay here again?  Most likely not.  I may try the SLS next time.  Maybe once the suites are remodeled, I’d stay here again.