Need to know
137; two suites.
2pm. You can sometimes check out even later, although this is subject to availability and there may be a half-day charge.
Double rooms from $156.75, excluding tax at 15.7 per cent.
At the hotel
King-size platform beds, free cable Internet connection and minibars in rooms; shop, barber, front-desk DJ, WiFi, performance art, valet parking.
Our favourite rooms
The popular 'X-Large' corner rooms – they're bigger and have great balconies. 'Sunset' rooms on the second and third floors have views of Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood hills; most have a balcony or patio. 'Medium' rooms all have a patio or balcony, and more attractive views over the city or poolside; go for a city view if you want a quieter room, as rooms facing the pool can be noisy. 'Large' rooms have two double beds and private balconies with LA views to die for. The suites are killer, with wrap-around balconies, panoramic city views and a shower big enough to throw a small party in.
The heated pool on the rooftop is generously accessorised with Richard Schultz loungers and inflatable water toys – and surrounded by blue astroturf.
Lots of swimwear. Leave the dress suits at home, you'll feel totally out of place wearing one here. Massive shades, however, are vital for poolside and street cred.
You can have an extra bed in the room for US$50 a night. There are some smoking rooms, otherwise smoking is only permitted in outdoor areas.
Your furry friend can stay for free: just let the hotel know they're coming in advance. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Angeles.
The Standard is not particularly suited to families, but baby cots can be provided free of charge and babysitting can be arranged. Rates start at $15 an hour, with a four-hour minimum booking.