Hotel Review | The Grafton On Sunset (West Hollywood California) Thursday 03 March, 2016
I told you all in a previous blog how I was in California for a week for a wonderful opportunity. California is a wonderful city, full of sun and fun and there are so many places to explore! As I was exploring, I stayed at the amazing renovated hotel located in the heart of West Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd called Grafton on Sunset. The Grafton at Sunset is located in the heart of West Hollywood and check out my full review of this fun boutique hotel!
This boutique hotel was one of the most plush hotel experiences I’ve had in a while. Very trendy, fun and in the middle of the famous Sunset Strip.
This is what it looks like immediately when you step inside the door of Grafton on Sunset. The interior decor gives you a taste of the feel of this boutique hotel. Very eclectic and chic with the details and a fun city like feel to the vibe as soon as you check in.
Also when you come inside the door of Grafton on Sunset, you will see this cool dining and lounge area called Bar20, that looks like a rockstar hangout.
My plush decor room. The minute I opened the door I felt like I was like a mini celeb getting the rockstar treatment. The walls had a rockstar mural with a babbled light fixture that stood out.
The best part was the mini couch. Not too many hotels have a relaxing lounge couch inside the room. Usually you have to upgrade to a suite to get a couch, but this was a standard Queen sized bed room So all the rooms have the couch.
Of course I brought my laptop with me as I was doing a little work on this trip. I loved I had so much room to work on my laptop and there was an extra surprise. You know how some hotel have lack of outlets and plugs? Well this room had an additional surprise for people who need the extra outlets.
As you can see installed by the lounge couch is a built in desk area with power outlets and usb ports! Any hotel who knows to have USB outlets and ports are keeping up with modern technology and catering to the tech savy consumer. So not only did I plug up my laptop, but at the same time I was able to directly plug my phone to the USB port. This impressed me so much. Kudos to you Grafton on Sunset, power outlets for our computers and phones are super important so thanks for go above and beyond to making sure your guest had these options!
The bathroom was amazing. Very modern with radiant florecent lights, motivational quotes on embellished on the glass shower door and a beautiful slanted rainshower head. I always give hotels a thumb up when they have an overhead rain shower installment. I thoroughly enjoyed my showers everyday.
Another thing I always pay attention in hotels is the toiletries provided by the hotel. The Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel provided by Grafton on Sunset was very elegant and full sized! To be honest I don’t think I ever saw full sized toiletries in a hotel before. In the picture above, Grafton is thinking of the beauty necessities too!
When you walk into the hotel hallways it has it own wall decor of the Sunset Strip minimalistic adorn on the walls. I though that was new and different. Makes the place look more trendy with the wall art instead of regular boring walls. Great touch!
The pool are was hands down (besides my plush room) was one of my favorite places to be during my stay. It was so inviting, the exterior decor very modern and fun and the pool was great. When you come into the pool area they are playing the lastest pop jams, there are fresh towels by every seat and lounge chair and it really wasn’t crowded at all. Sometimes I sat on the round lounge seating and listened to music and relaxed, and then there were times I actually go into the pool. I am not one of those people who think they are too pretty to get in. I am from Atlanta, it was currently cold when I left so I knew I wasn’t going to just sit pretty by the pool. I got in and enjoy the nice beautiful California weather. I didn’t want to leave. I loved the leafy faux manicured backdrop of the pool decor that gives you a semi Alice in Wonderland feel in the middle of Sunset Blvd.
What is also great about Grafton on Sunset is that they have two in-house places to eat, dine and lounge. Bar 20 is their chic bar area and Oliver Prime Steakhouse which is their upscale restaurant. I didn’t get a chance to dine at Oliver Prime due to they are closed Sundays and Mondays (I left Tuesday), but I did have a little fun at Bar 20. So first I indulged into their happy hour!
Everyday from 3pm-7pm is happy hour on all well drinks, drafts and wines! Drinks are half off. This night they even had a live performer to sing during dining which was a special treat. On my happy hour drink, I decided to get a Merlot drink (Im a red wine drinker). I would of gotten another but I didn’t want to be a lush by myself. I was dining solo at the moment until I met up with friends. So I also decided to order some food off their bar menu before I met with my friends. This was my last night not only at the hotel but in California as a whole, so wanted to see what Bar 20 had to offer.
I was actually pretty shocked the range of food Bar 20 had on their menu. It was not too expensive, as Oliver’s Prime has the full menu of more options, but this is great if you are hungry in between your happy hour indulgence. So I got the Cobb Salad to start (which is really a full meal) and Thai Chicken wings. The Cobb Salad is a huge plate so it definitely isn’t an appetizer at all. The Thai Chicken wings were more of the appetizer but I added fries to it to make it a meal.
I underestimated how great these wings would taste. If I wasn’t in such a rush I probably would of order a second helping for later. It was that good. The crispy fried wings with the Thai sauce drizzle with sesame topping just made these wings delish! Check out the menu here to learn more what else is delish as a dish at Bar20.
I really enjoyed this chic boutique hotel. When you think of a hotel it not always just a place you lay your head down, you want a nice getway experience while feeling like its a home away from home. I definitely felt home and super comfy here. If I could move here and pay rent I would. They attention to detail in the hotel made it memorable and it definitely would grant me to be a repeat customer to stay here. Grafton on Sunset is in the right place, plenty of shops and eateries nearby within walking distance and even driving distance. It’s an exciting hotel full of energy and a step up from a regular hotel. If you want an experience in the middle of West Hollywood on the famous Sunset Blvd please stay here. You will have fun!
If you are in the West Hollywood area near the Grafton Hotel I would also recommend checking out VisitWestHollywood.com to learn more about whats in the area for eating, dining, parting, and accomodations. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Bar20 | Oliver’s Prime