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Downtown Los AngelesLos Angeles

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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Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
4.5 out of 5
899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $180 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center. University of Southern California ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,212 reviews)

"Great hotel and lots of places near by, valet parking was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2021

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $121 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pershing Square, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Broad. Grand Central Market ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,118 reviews)

"Beautiful historic building. Nice stay. Generally safe area of downtown. I felt comfortable walking two blocks to a CVS."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2021

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $126 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, and Microsoft Theater. L.A. Live and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,316 reviews)

"Great and clean hotel! Fast check in! It was very clean and sanitized. Will book again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2021

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
Hotel Figueroa
Hotel Figueroa
4.5 out of 5
939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $183 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grammy Museum and Staples Center. Los Angeles Convention Center and Museum of ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,428 reviews)

"I did not stay in the hotel. I had to cancel due to Covid related issues. But the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Very helpful and understanding. I would recommend staying there in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2021

Hotel Figueroa
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $127 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Broad and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Museum of Contemporary Art and Los Angeles ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,430 reviews)

"Very friendly and welcoming staff. Easy check-in and check out, both were “contactless”. Room was clean, however if your neighbor is into smoking, a fair bit of the smell will seep into the room. Overall great hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
LEVEL Los Angeles Downtown - South Olive
LEVEL Los Angeles Downtown - South Olive
4.5 out of 5
888 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $309 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Staples Center, and OUE Skyspace ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,152 reviews)

"It's an apartment with hotel service. It's the best of both worlds."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

LEVEL Los Angeles Downtown - South Olive
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