Featured Hollywood Hotels:
1. W Hollywood
- Full Service Spa
- 24 Fitness Center
- Free Wifi in Lounge Areas
- Outdoor Pool
- Steps to Hollywood Walk-of-Fame and Capitol Records Building
- Beautiful modern, contemporary design
2. Hollywood Roosevelt
- Iconic hotel overlooking Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (can’t beat that location!)
- Outdoor rooftop pool famous for A-list Parties
- Spanish colonial lobby
- Extensively renovated in June 2015
- Former home of the Academy Awards
3. Redbury Hotel
- Located on Hollywood and Vine
- 24 hour business center
- WiFi in public areas is free
- 24 hour room service
- All rooms have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops and microwaves.
- Valet parking and concierge service available.
One of the most famous neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area is Hollywood. This well-known Southern California city boasts a wide array of attractions and is known for the large hillside letters spelling its name. Hollywood locals will give mixed stories about the origin of this town’s name, but it is commonly known that H.J. Whitley was the backbone of Hollywood. Hollywood’s first motion picture was created in 1911. After the 1920s, Hollywood gained fame worldwide with the many pictures produced and became an attraction for those fascinated by the film industry and lives of the stars. Still a major attraction today, Hollywood greets thousands of tourists every month. If you are in the United States, most airlines offer pretty favourable cheap weekend rates so that you can fly in a Friday, look around a bit, and be back in time for work on Monday.
Starline is a famous tour bus company, giving tours of famous Hollywood and surrounding area attractions including historic locations, stars’ homes and supposed haunted places. Tourists may board the double-deck bus and hop on or off at the many stop locations. Near Hollywood on a lookout point is Griffith Park. With a fascinating observatory, tourists may look out over the city or sky with a telescope. Hiking should be done cautiously as the coyotes in this park are known to attack humans on occasion.
One of the most famous free attractions in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. Covering a large portion of the sidewalks along Hollywood Boulevard are hundreds of tiles with a stars’ names, commemorating some of the most notorious and loved stars in Hollywood history. While on Hollywood Boulevard, tourists should be sure to visit Madame Tussaud’s Museum. Offering guests the unique opportunity to view wax figurines that exactly resemble the celebrity who inspired them, as well as learning how they are created is an experience sure to please everyone. Within a stone’s throw of this museum are several famous theaters every tourist will want to see. Grauman’s Chinese Theater, The Kodak Theater, Pacific El Captain Theater and the Egyptian Theater each offer their own rich history.
Along Vine, Sunset, Santa Monica and Hollywood Boulevard are plenty of shops, hotels and restaurants, all of which are high quality. Many tourists tend to shy away from local dining venues when traveling, but in Hollywood the best dining spots are independent small restaurants. The owners of these establishments take great pride in providing quality fresh food with a delicious taste. From trendy to traditional, Hollywood’s shops and restaurants offer plenty of diverse choices for every visitor who walks its streets.