The Grafton on Sunset

8462 W Sunset Blvd | West Hollywood, CA 90069  [SEE MAP]West Hollywood, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Hotel enjoys an ideal location on Sunset Boulevard and has a pool
Travelers say valet parking is pricey and bathrooms are on the small side

Recent guests offered mixed reviews for The Grafton on Sunset. Travelers raved about the iconic location, smack dab in the middle of the Sunset Strip, and the friendly, attentive staff. Reviewers also praised the outdoor saltwater pool and the complimentary shuttle, which can transport guests within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. But lodgers were more divided on the rooms, which were renovated in 2015: some liked the decor (a combination of leather and metal finishes with red accents), while others couldn't get past the small size of the bathroom and the pricey room rates. Aside from decorative touches, each room comes equipped with a 37-inch HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a minifridge, among other amenities. The same color scheme continues throughout The Grafton, including in its on-site steakhouse and bar. Past guests were complimentary of the restaurant, but also suggested exploring off the property as the hotel is within easy reach of some tasty West Hollywood eateries. But even with its enviable location, some reviewers were unsure about making a repeat visit for the parking fee alone: the hotel charges $40 a night for its valet-only service.

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Location
West Hollywood, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 108 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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Rooms are small, but large windows with plantation shutters and full-length mirrors help open the space up. Ask for a room facing the interior courtyard, both to avoid noise from the Strip and to overlook the heated saline-pool area with its mosaic-tile waterfall and striped lounge chairs.

Lonely Planet

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Located on the famous Sunset Strip, this boutique hotel offers the largest saltwater pool in West Hollywood and a 24-hour fitness centre. All guest rooms feature free WiFi.

Oyster.com

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The clientele is mostly couples, though a good number of families are drawn to the saltwater pool, one of the largest in the area. It could be worth comparing rates with the nearby Le Montrose Suite Hotel, which has a rooftop saltwater pool plus a tennis court. 

Forbes

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A rehab gave the hotel some pizzazz, including lively décor such as zebra-printed Italian bedding, oversized photographic prints and a heated saltwater pool (which means no need for toxic chlorine).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 542 have reviewed the The Grafton on Sunset, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 542 reviews 4.0 (based on 542 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Grays, creams and pops of red or fuchsia and unique modern furnishings – pop art murals, mirrored walls and flower-shaped metal lamps – are featured in all of the property’s 108 rooms and suites. Choose from king, queen or double rooms with pool or street views, or if you're willing to spend a little more money, upgrade to one of the hotel's four themed suites. Inside all rooms you'll find 37-inch HD TVs, minibars, rain showers and eco-friendly toiletries.
  • Babylon Suite features a circular bed

Standard room size250-365 rooms; 415-485 suites square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Sitting just blocks from Hollywood Boulevard on West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Grafton on Sunset is popular with both entertainment industry professionals and visitors seeking a swanky launching pad for exploring the lively area. In early 2015, the boutique property finished a $10 million revamp to its public spaces, guest rooms and suites. Edgy modern decor, featuring plenty of metal and leather, and the hopping on-site bar and steakhouse make this a popular choice for visitors looking to have a bit of fun in a a trendy setting.
  • Los Angeles International Airport sits 16 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Oliver's Prime Steakhouse serves regionally sourced beef seasoned with creative spice rubs to a clientele of hotel patrons and outside guests. The decor features darker colors with pops of white. In contrast, the almost art deco Bar20 features a full bar menu within a mirrored lounge that includes red-topped bar stools and low tables. And if guests would rather eat off-site, there are a number of dining options nearby.
  • Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse closed Sundays and Mondays but open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Continental breakfast served daily
  • Bar20 open daily starting at 11 a.m.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

With its modern, edgy vibe, there’s not much about The Grafton on Sunset that screams family accommodation. Still, kids will love the heated saltwater pool, which is the largest on Sunset Boulevard. And the location can’t be beat for exploring Hollywood: The Hollywood Walk of Fame sits 2 miles from the hotel, and another 5 miles beyond that is the Hollywood Sign.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged
  • Cribs and high chairs available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

This boutique hotel has a small, 24-hour fitness center with mirrored walls. There are weight and cardio machines, as well as yoga mats for guests to use.
  • Maps available for running
  • Bicycles can be rented for an additional fee
  • Runyon Canyon Park's running and bike trails sit 2 miles northeast
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The property has one 12-person conference room and several outdoor function spaces for meetings and events. A small business center offers two computers, a photocopy center, printers and complimentary incoming and outgoing faxing.
  • Event catering provided by Oliver's Prime Steakhouse
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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