Hollywood is loaded with landmark movie theaters and iconic Los Angeles attractions—we certainly understand why it tops tourists' to-do lists. While the Walk of Fame is too clogged with bootleg superheroes to exude much elegance, you can still find a bit of that old glamour in the luxurious Hollywood hotels, or save your money for other Los Angeles indulgences by staying in a more budget-friendly option. It's not just a popular neighborhood for tourists to stay—Hollywood is centrally located and it's easy to get to many other parts of Los Angeles using the subway, bus lines, or freeways that run through it. Here are the best hotels in Hollywood for every traveler's budget.
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Top hotels in Hollywood
This 1927 landmark, a beautiful example of Spanish colonial design, once more welcomes the A-listers who frequented it during Hollywood's heyday. The hotel is at its most dramatic at the discreet Library Bar, The Spare Room (an intimate bar and bowling alley) and around the buzzing pool. Make sure to stop for a meal at the Public Kitchen and Bar and burger joint 25 Degrees.
Located in Hollywood, Mama Shelter Los Angeles is a boutique hotel that's high-design without being too hard on the wallet. Along with free Wi-Fi and fun amenities, Mama Shelter has a gorgeous rooftop and tasty restaurants; walk into the lobby of the hotel and you are immediately faced with a bar on your left, a smattering of tables on your right, and entertainment all around you in the form of a fusbol table, TVs and more.
This Hollywood hotel sits about as close as you can get to the Dolby Theatre and Chinese Theatre—that's right on top of Hollywood & Highland, for better or worse. With a rooftop pool, sun terrace and an offshoot of Exhale Spa, the 20-floor tower and its fully equipped rooms exude luxury.
Home-away-from-home may be a cliche, but for this hotel it's appropriate. The bachelor pad-chic boutique hotel features 57 generously sized rooms with paisley prints, old-fashioned English sofas and vintage record players. Don't be fooled, though—this is modern day Hollywood extravagance in every way possible.
This unusual property sits next door to the Magic Castle, an otherwise private clubhouse to which hotel guests gain access—which might just make it a must-book hotel. While the castle is certainly the property's most magical quality, there are other coveted amenities: apartment-style suites, goodies from Susina Bakery and attentive service.
This boutique hotel's location is particularly attractive for summer visitors: it's less than 10 minutes from both the center of Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl. Expect handsome decor for less money than a luxury highrise without having to settle for motel accommodations.
Within walking distance of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this Hollywood hotel features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Famous former guests include Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Guests of The Hollywood Hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast each morning, and laundry facilities are located on site.The Hotel Hollywood is just one block from Hollywood Boulevard and is central to many area attractions, including Universal Studios and the famous Hollywood Sign, both within 10 minutes' drive of the hotel.
Check out more of Hollywood
The list of things to do in Hollywood boasts big attractions, like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios, but it holds plenty of lesser-known places to visit, too. Whether you're a visitor hunting for star tours or a local looking to get off Hollywood Boulevard, you’re sure to find something to enjoy in our comprehensive guide to LA’s most famous neighborhood.