Nomad Hotel Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA

The hotel

NoMad’s LA outpost had a lot to live up to, following in the footsteps of their flagship hotel in New York – but it’s earned its place in the family. Like its big brother, it occupies an historic building – this time, the old HQ of The Bank of Italy – and the same genius design flair of Jacques Garcia has restored its 1920s neoclassical grandeur (and its blue and gold Italianate lobby ceiling), while making it ‘fit’ the fashionable scene of its downtown LA neighbourhood, a walk from the Arts, Fashion, and Flower districts, Bunker Hill, and the Historic Core. The contemporary rooftop’s everything you’d expect from LA, with its city views, chic heated pool, al fresco café, and cocktail bar. But, inside, it’s a tribute to Italy, with its gilt-edged décor, opulent Venetian-inspired cafe, and refined Mezzanine restaurant, overlooking the grand lobby.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Downtown LA, walking distance to the Arts and Fashion districts and LA Live. Two blocks from the Red and Purple subway lines making access to Hollywood and Santa Monica both affordable and easy.

Hotel information

Rooms offer custom linens and bedding on a plush top matresses, large LCD HDTV, fully stocked mini-bar*, complimentary WiFi, bathrobes, safe, hand steamer, hairdryer and nightly turndown service. Superieur Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Atelier Rooms are larger with a walk in shower and free standing pedestal bathtub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites have a corner settee with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Suites are spacious with a separate living area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Corner Suites are larger still and offer a master bedroom with bright city views, a walk-in wardrobe, a double vanity and freestanding pedestal bathtub. They have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Lobby (casual restaurant and bar), The Rooftop (sweeping views of Downtown LA with café and cocktail bar), Mezzanine (formal dining), Giannini Bar (lobby bar) and Coffee Bar. Rooftop pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Room service*. Laundry service*. Valet parking*.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (119)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Addicted to the ambiance.

Jan 24, 2020 JynAloy

There is a reason I stay at Nomad properties. I feel like I am transported to the gilded age of America. Before Art Deco took over. Like the Pendergast novels by Lincoln & Child. The understated classic luxury spoken often in those stories. This Los Angeles location does not disappoint. With an added modern simplicity. If I lived in downtown Los… Read more
There is a reason I stay at Nomad properties. I feel like I am transported to the gilded age of America. Before Art Deco took over. Like the Pendergast novels by Lincoln & Child. The understated classic luxury spoken often in those stories. This Los Angeles location does not disappoint. With an added modern simplicity. If I lived in downtown Los Angeles, this is how my flat would look. One thing I would love to know how long it took to pic this building to renovate. Because it’s Perfect. Be sure to check out the roof top pool. Many little cozy spots to read a book, and soak up the sun. Highly recommended. Don’t forget to try bar for a whisky sour or other favorite cocktail. You may be surprised at how good they make them. But it may ruin them from Any other bar. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 khloecollective

The nomad is a different beast, the hotel is ran so smoothly from the moment you walk in you feel like you are the only person there. Very beautiful and full of life. The restaurants are the best of the best. The cafe has the best latte, trey everything it is worth it.
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Jan 12, 2020 sashdown Cayman Islands

Lunch terrace great. Good views. Cute (freezing) pool. Service for lunch was bad. Jeans waitresses. Got our drinks wrong 4 times? Our wine served in carafe for health and safety reasons (?). This is not OK. Table next door had a glass bottle. Our expensive wine appears in a plastic carafe. No tasting, no checking its the right wine, corked etc.… Read more
Lunch terrace great. Good views. Cute (freezing) pool. Service for lunch was bad. Jeans waitresses. Got our drinks wrong 4 times? Our wine served in carafe for health and safety reasons (?). This is not OK. Table next door had a glass bottle. Our expensive wine appears in a plastic carafe. No tasting, no checking its the right wine, corked etc. Amateurish. Worst case test it at the table and then decant in front of customer. Dinner was below average. Very limited menu and more than half the offerings are vegetarian. It's obviously not a vegetarian menu since there is steak and others on it, just too limited choice for non vegetarians for us to go back. If it hadn't been for the next bit I would have given 3 stars. Not terrible, but not good enough to ever go back. However disaster in the room. They have a stupid little screw in the bathroom handle that is apparently their locking mechanism. It's literally a screw. My wife cut her hand on it. When my wife scratched her hand on this weird screw, she had somehow pushed it to locked, and when we closed the door from the outside it locked us out. We didnt know this until I needed a pee at 7am. My wife was asleep and getting the first lie in for about a year. I couldnt call anyone because it would wake her up. I couldn't get into the bathroom. So I had to spend 2 hours crossing my legs, nearly passing out, because that was the only choice nomad gave me to give my wife a lie in. Then at 8.45 room service banged on the door! 8.45 on the day after new years day celebrations! Are you crazy. Why so early, it's outrageous. Anyway overall a right mess. Read less
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Jan 5, 2020 Lisa E La Habra, California

This hotel was extremely beautiful we loved the decor it was very clean and the front desk staff very welcoming. The room we had a reservation for did not include the tub the lady at the desk upgraded us and it was so nice it is a huge tub and very elegant. There is a pool and bar on the room we did not use either but did go up to take a look and… Read more
This hotel was extremely beautiful we loved the decor it was very clean and the front desk staff very welcoming. The room we had a reservation for did not include the tub the lady at the desk upgraded us and it was so nice it is a huge tub and very elegant. There is a pool and bar on the room we did not use either but did go up to take a look and it looked very comfortable the pool area had nice lounges and even though it’s January there were people enjoying the pool. The is a coffee bar that sales danishes which we did try and the decor is beautiful. The hotel also ha a restaurant but we did not eat there since we had reservations for another establishment. There is valet parking and there is a museum in walking distance also the market place where we went for lunch that has serval choice it was great! Read less
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Dec 30, 2019 travelworld1170 Hong Kong, China

This was my first stay at a Nomad property - I had previously lived in NYC not far from the original, and had enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant. We were originally planning on staying at a larger chain in DTLA (so sucked into the points/status hamster wheel from work travel) but happened to find a great post holiday discount here. Given the… Read more
This was my first stay at a Nomad property - I had previously lived in NYC not far from the original, and had enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant. We were originally planning on staying at a larger chain in DTLA (so sucked into the points/status hamster wheel from work travel) but happened to find a great post holiday discount here. Given the cheap rate we had what for LA was a smaller and interior room (LA small = HK or NyC pretty big) but the style and quality of the fixtures sheets etc was great. And having such quality F&B options right on site was a huge benefit if you’re just looking to relax a bit in the city. Cocktails were solid at the rooftop bar and the restaurant; coffee shop had solid croissants and Devoccion roasted coffee from Brooklyn in the morning. A simple dinner at the restaurant in the stunning atrium of the old Bank of Italy surprised us with artichoke and calamari dishes that were delicious and relatively unique. Service was very personal - you felt like everyone was being very authentic to who they were. Overall this was an amazing stay at a very good price for us. The hotel became more of a destination for us to hang out rather than just a place to sleep. I’m not sure how much that’s worth in the future at higher rates....but we enjoyed this time. Read less