Seriously though, how many hotel rooms do you ever get to stay in that have a spiral staircase? Like, actually in the room? My first thought entering my room at the luxurious Ramada West Hollywood was that I was in a room far fancier than I was used to.
The bottom floor of the room is a spacious living area with couches, a TV and large windows that show off a view of the city south towards Downtown. The bathroom is tucked away behind it all, itself well-appointed and boasting a bath-shower combo along with a large, well-lit basin area. There’s a small kitchenette that is particularly well-stocked and will make things easy for anyone looking to stay for longer periods. A balcony outside skirted the entire room, providing an area augment to the already stellar view. It’s rare to stay in a hotel room this wide open and I revelled in it momentarily before remembering that I could, in fact, head upstairs.
I’m about 90kg and as such, I’m often very aware of my weight when climbing anything. Thankfully, the spiral staircase is actually quite solid and never once complained about me clambering up and down it as I went about my business during the E3 2017 conference.
Upstairs is a rather spacious landing about half the size of the living area downstairs. A massive, very comfortable king-size bed sits against the south wall, putting Santa Monica Boulevard directly behind you. This was momentarily a concern for me – traffic in Los Angeles is a constant background hum, the honking of horns are a part of the city soundscape. How would I ever get any sleep? Imagine my surprise when, by night, I was never once troubled. Literally no engine noise made it into the room and I slept soundly the entire night — one of the first complete nights of sleep I’d experienced since my arrival. They definitely get the tick for soundproofing.
This is a beautiful, luxurious room that affords a stay beyond the criminally short single night I was very generously provided. It is comfortable, quiet, cool in the blazing LA summer and spacious in a way many other hotel rooms aren’t. And all in the heart of a bustling West Hollywood. I can’t wait to come back.
For bookings and reservations, head here.
Hotel Ramada West Hollywood
Address: 8585 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Contact: +1 310-734-4746
Hotel Ramada West Hollywood provided our writer with a complimentary night at the hotel.