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Last updated: 27 February, 2023
Expert travel writer: Luciana Bellini

It may not be as legendary as Chateau Marmont, but this Hollywood hotspot still has pedigree – the first Academy Awards were held here in 1929. Head here if you’re into celeb-fuelled nightlife: the hotel is home to the loungey Spare Room and the poolside Tropicana Bar, two of the glitterati’s favourite watering holes.

It’s in a great location in the heart of Hollywood. Hollywood’s hustle and bustle is right outside your door, from the area’s vast theatres (the Kodak Theatre – home to the Academy Awards – is a few steps away) to the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a ten-minute walk away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first


Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[1.9 miles]

The indomitable heart of the movie industry, where dreams are still made. See the star-studded Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater – where the biggest premieres still take place – and the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

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Hike up to the Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.1 miles]

Hike the picturesque but little-known Hollyridge Trail to the summit of Mount Lee, offering spectacular views and the closest point to the sign.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 2-3 hours

Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.3 miles]

The La La Land outpost of this movie-themed amusement park feels more grounded in actual Hollywood than the others, thanks to its popular tram tour that takes visitors behind the scenes of a real working studio.

Best for ages: 6+ | £85

Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.3 miles]

The Art Deco observatory is one of LA’s most instantly-recognisable buildings, home to captivating exhibits, an out-of-this-world planetarium, and the site of some of the best views in Los Angeles.

Best for ages: 5+ | £6

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Farmers Market on Fairfax

Farmers Market on Fairfax

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[3.7 miles]

This LA institution in West Hollywood first opened in 1934 and is home to over 100 food stalls and grocers, who specialise in everything from doughnuts and ice cream to beef jerky and gourmet pickles.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Life-size mammoth sculptures recreate Los Angeles prehistoric days at La Brea Tar Pits archaeological site in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles California.

La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.3 miles]

On Wilshire Boulevard, during the last Ice Age, asphalt bubbled from the ground, trapping sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and giant sloths. Excavations continue to unearth new plants and animals and visitors can come to watch, or explore one of the world’s largest collections of fossils, on display in the museum.

Best for ages: 6+ | £12

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Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[5.6 miles]

If this Tudor Revival mansion in Beverly Hills looks more than a little familiar it’s due to its stellar Hollywood lineage, having appeared in films including The Big Lebowski and X-Men. Come to explore its formal English gardens and elegant grounds.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Virginia Robinson Gardens

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[7.2 miles]

For a fascinating insider look at a period mansion and estate in Beverley Hills, call ahead to reserve a tour of the Virginia Robinson Gardens. The Beaux Arts mansion from 1911 is surrounded by stunning botanical gardens in a range of styles.

Best for ages: 13+ | £12

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Los Angeles

California, United States of America (USA)

The bright lights of Tinseltown are home to surfer-filled beaches, glorious mountain hikes, glitz and glamour in spades and year-round sunshine.

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