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.
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.
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.