This past weekend I redeemed points to stay at the Andaz West Hollywood for a night and wanted to share my experiences and review with my readers. The Andaz West Hollywood is a Category 5 hotel from Hyatt, which costs 20,000 points per night. Online, I only found a queen 227 sq. ft. room available for redemption so I called the Hyatt reservations line and they booked me into a King room with a request for a complimentary upgrade at check in to a king suite. Having the Hyatt credit card allows me to leverage my free Platinum status to request upgrades and receive some extra free perks like late check out. Upon arrival, the front desk woman named Cali was delightful and very accommodating and was more than happy to book me into the corner king suite with awesome views of Los Angeles from Sunset Blvd.
The hotel has a really modern and hip feel to it and is famous for its rock ‘n roll parties hosted by celebrities like The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin. The location is fantastic with a view of the city and the Hollywood hills nestled behind the hotel. The rooftop pool is small but has a really nice vibe with a great view and some perfect canopies to sun bathe.
The pool is heated and there is also a bar by the pool where you can order drinks and refreshments to enjoy while you’re out lying in the sun.
The room was fantastic and was much bigger than I anticipated. We had a living room, an area with chairs to enjoy the great view of the city, a large king bedroom, 2 bathrooms both with showers, and a dining set. This room was well worth the 20,000 point redemption value and we utilized the late checkout of 2 pm to enjoy the pool the next morning! The valet parking is mandatory and is quite pricy with a $34 charge if you keep your car there overnight but that was really my only expense so that didn’t bother me too much.
Soft drinks in the mini bar were complimentary, which was a nice touch.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Andaz West Hollywood and would not hesitate to redeem my points there again. Be sure to request a king suite if you have Platinum status and try to visit in the less busy seasons. The best way to accrue Hyatt Gold Passport points is by transferring your Ultimate Reward points to Hyatt from any of your Chase Sapphire or Chase Ink cards. The Hyatt credit card is also a great card to have with a sign up bonus giving you 2 free nights at any Hyatt in the world! It also comes with Platinum status and the card is worth keeping for its $75 annual fee with a free night at any category 1-4 hotel on your card opening anniversary. Gotta love Hyatt!