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Free Booze and Views of Johnny Depp’s House at Andaz WeHo

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August 5, 2009 at 9:29 AM | by | ()

Last week, after we’d checked out the Chamberlain and the Avalon, we spent a night at Andaz West Hollywood. As devoted fans of the London branch, we were a little nervous. Would they have got rid of the things we love (like the stationery kits in every room and the free minibars?) Would they have developed a vibe-killing attitude?

We’re happy to report a no on both counts. The stationery kit is there, although it’s a bit more basic than in London – mainly a pencil and an eraser – and the vibe was smiley. Even the free minibar had more stash in it than those in the Smoke (although sadly, still no alcohol).

What we’re even happier to report, though, is that when we arrived (about 5:30pm), they were doling out free wine at check-in — and we’re talking big glasses (that we filled and snaffled up to our room). Plus, as we were nosing round, a member of staff happily pointed out not only the turrets of the Chateau Marmont, but those of Johnny Depp’s house next door. You can see it if you get a room facing the canyons out the back, rather than Sunset (although we wouldn’t recommend passing up on the people-watching down there from the enclosed balconies upstairs). Or you get a great view from the rooftop pool as well.

Our only quibble? The elevators. We had to wait a little while for them. Also, our room had no slippers, although we did spy them when we toured other rooms. Other than that, we were pretty chuffed. London’s little sister has done good.

Archived Comments:

now tell me...

does it cost extra to get "pretty chuffed"?

not at andaz

i put getting chuffed down to the free minibar