The Sky Hotel: Looks Cute But Has Thin Walls
A super-small boutique hotel has opened in Los Angeles this past year. The 28-room Sky Hotel reopened out of the old Allagio hotel and has given the place a top-to-bottom modern look.
While the website is super cheesy (a couple walking on a date, business men wheeling and dealing and what we believe is a Hollywood agent laughing about a recent back-stabbing deal), the rooms have adopted that whimsical but modern look we often find in boutique hotels today. Two in LA immediately come to our mind--the Viceroy and the Huntley.
Plus the place has the hip amenities we fussy travelers look for today like high-speed internet, an iPod docking station, flat-screen TVs. It's also 100 percent smoke-free.
But despite the new look, one recent hotel guest said the place has thin walls.
The walls are paper thin. You can hear everything that goes in the courtyard and the rooms next to yours. My neighbor came home at 2am and I heard his entire phone conversation loud and clear. On the positive; bathrooms are large and recently renovated. Nice flat screen tv. Only stay here if you need a place to get a few hours sleep and are expecting nothing else. It doesn't offer anything.
And we bet noise from the outside affects guests as it sits on Westwood Boulevard between Olympic and Pico Boulevards, a particular busy neighborhood. On the other hand, it's close to UCLA, Century City and several shopping centers.
We found a standard room with a queen bed for Friday, November 2nd for $199. That new look is not cheap.
· Hotels in Los Angeles [HotelChatter]