Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasis on culture and green spaces.

From the magnificent beasts and dinosaurs of the Natural History Museum to Chinatown’s exotic buildings and temples to the Mexican music, traditions and foods of Olvera Street, Downtown LA is rich with artistic, cultural, ethnic and historic experiences.

The area spans eight square miles (21 square kilometers) and is split into 16 distinct districts, including the uber-trendy Fashion District, the educational institutions of Figueroa Corridor and the cultural delights of Bunker Hill.

Venture into the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown and Little Tokyo for a bounty of rich tastes, sights and sounds. Try some sizzling sliced eel in Chinatown, enjoy taquitos in Olvera Street and sample sushi in Little Tokyo.

Downtown LA is instantly recognizable for its collection of head-turning architectural gems, including a skyline of gleaming skyscrapers, Union Square’s fusion of art deco and Spanish Colonial Revival and the striking stainless steel curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The Frank Gehry-designed building is part of LA’s thriving performing arts scene. Here you can see classical music performed by choirs, orchestras and artistes with global reputations, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

If there are kids in your party, check out the Natural History Museum, where you can see T-Rex roar and prehistoric beasts roam. The California Science Center features interactive exhibits, shows and spectacles that explore how the planet and the universe work.

Though it’s often considered an urban jungle, Downtown LA has a surprising number of parks and green spaces. Kick back for a few lazy hours on the hillside haven of Angels Knoll, by the fountains of Maguire Gardens or on the rooftop of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where you’ll find a public garden.


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Hollywood Inn Express South
Hollywood Inn Express South
2 out of 5
141 N Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA, 90026
The price is ¥11,612 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,301 reviews)
"friendly"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Hollywood Inn Express South
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥28,406 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,307 reviews)
"Loved the fact that there was a 24 hour cafe and the bar in the lobby was opened late. The valet parking staff were great. The food was great but the morning breakfast was too expensive. The rooms need some touch up painting."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥31,932 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,246 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
4.5 out of 5
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥27,311 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy 2 restaurants, breakfast, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,401 reviews)
"Clean and centrally located to most places. A few more dining options would have been nice but overall we would stay here again."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
4 out of 5
361 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
The price is ¥24,387 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Crypto.com Arena and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (223 reviews)
"I loved staying at CitizenM. The experience here was amazing!! The staff were very kind, helpful and friendly!!! I’m definitely staying CitizenM loyal. Y’all have a customer in me."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Fully refundable
The price is ¥25,664 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,824 reviews)
"beautiful restoration"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
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