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Andaz West Hollywood: Chic, Rock & Roll Boutique Hotel

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Recognized as the most striking urban-chic hotel on The Sunset Strip, Andaz West Hollywood fuses Hollywood’s iconic rock history with local, glamorous flair. Designed by Jason Goldstein, the hotel features a simple, modern, open design. Home of Los Angeles’ highest rooftop pool, Andaz West Hollywood also features 239 rooms with breathtaking views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills. Here, you will experience a sophisticated, unforgettable stay.  

Upon arriving in the hotel’s sleek and modern lobby, you will be greeted by a professional and friendly “Andaz Host,” who provides a speedy check-in and possesses expert knowledge on everything local-culture related. Andaz West Hollywood is walking distance from Los Angeles’ best entertainment venues, including The Roxy, Viper Room, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Whisky A Go Go, and more. Numerous restaurants, bars, and shopping are also nearby.

HISTORY Andaz West Hollywood has a rich historical record worth stating. Built in 1958 in a poinsettia field, it was opened as a Gene Austry’s Hotel Continental. In 1967, the hotel became the Continental Hyatt House managed by Hyatt Corporation, but in 1976 the named was changed to Hyatt on Sunset, also known as the Riot House or Riot Hyatt due to its infamous rock and roll musicians and celebrity guests. The guest book includes names like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, John Lennon, The Who, Ray Davies, Guns N’ Roses, David Bowie, and Tina Turner. The hotel changed its name to Hyatt West Hollywood in 1997, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. HOTEL FEATURES Rooms feature a modern, open design with elegant furnishings, a flat screen TV, comfortable bedding, complimentary wireless internet, in-room safe, hair dryer, ironing board, and complimentary, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, replenished daily.  Bathrooms are elegantly designed with Calcutta marble mosaics, delivering a modern look. Enjoy LATHER bath and body products, and a range of guest services: dry cleaning, laundry, and delivery services. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and valet.

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DINING Overlooking The Sunset Strip, Riot House Restaurant offers farm-to-table, Californian cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a comprehensive wine list featuring handcrafted vintage Napa Valley and French wines.  AMENITIES

Andaz West Hollywood offers the perfect accommodations and setting for weddings and special events. Fully staffed and equipped, The Panorama Ballroom, Mezzanine Lounge, and Sundeck Rooftop are ideal sites for personalized event. Plus, Andaz West Hollywood is known for their quality and involvement with the LGBT community, hosting a range of prestigious equality events. For event planning information, email

Andaz West Hollywood is located at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 For more information, call 323-656-1234 or visit

Words by Markin Abras. Images courtesy of Andaz


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