It’s been way too long since my last post, but I promise I have justifiable reasons! After I returned from LA, I was home for one night, went to game five of the Celtics playoff game (yay for the win!) and then headed to NYC the next morning. By the time I returned back to Boston I needed sleep and TV and more sleep, so I’ve neglected my dear blog for another two days. But now I’m back! Before I post a recipe, I want to write a brief post/review of the Andaz Hotel.
Now I know I’m no travel blogger, but I’ve done a bit of traveling in my day, and I have never stayed at a hotel quite like this one. For only about $250/night, the Andaz is located in a great location the West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. The decor and ambiance is unique and just plain cool. The lobby features a simple round table with employees walking around and greeting you at the door. There’s no sign of a traditional desk, concierge or bell man. The rooms are sleek and clean, the fitness center is basic yet nice and the view from the rooftop pool is gorgeous featuring panoramic views from the mountains to the coast.
The absolute best part of the hotel though is the free water, drinks and healthy snacks they offer. Let me ask you, when’s the last time you went to a hotel and had a free mini bar? Probably never, huh? Although the beer and liquor had a fee, the Popchips (which we know I love!), dried fruit and nut mixes, water, OJ and diet sodas were FREE. The lobby also offered a mini fridge with cold drinks while bowls of mini green apples were in multiple locations throughout the hotel.
Think that’s awesome? Well, there’s more… starting at 5pm (and until 1am I believe), there’s even a free “wine tasting” in the lobby bar/snack area. While they refer to it as a tasting, you’re actually able to have a glass or two or three in our case!
With friendly staff and lots of free stuff, I’d stay at this hotel any day of the week! Have you guys ever been to a hotel offering these types of amenities and perks? If so, point me to it!