KoreatownLos Angeles

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This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

Los Angeles is touted as having the largest population of Koreans outside of Korea itself and many of them live in Koreatown. Shaped by three generations of Korean and Latino immigrants, this 3-square-mile (7-square-kilometer) community has a lively collection of bars, restaurants, shops and spas. Admire art deco buildings, sample Korean specialties and sing your favorite tunes at lively karaoke bars.

Look inside Koreatown Plaza, a quirky 1980s-style shopping mall that offers an interesting mix of upscale brands and ethnic shops. You’ll find international brands like United Colors of Benetton and Jacadi, as well as a busy lower-level food court filled with Korean noodle shops and bakeries.

Walk past the distinctive blue-green tower of the Pellissier Building, which is considered to be one of the country’s finest examples of art deco architecture. The Pellissier Building and the adjoining Wiltern Theater belong to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Find out if any events are taking place at the Wiltern during your stay. Performances range from comedy acts to indie-rock bands here, in one of the largest theaters in LA.

Try traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap, a bowl of rice with seasoned vegetables, chili pepper paste and soy sauce, and galbi, which is beef short ribs. Take advantage of the neighborhood’s numerous affordable spas, many of which offer saunas, mud spas, hot tubs and cold pools, as well as a variety of treatment options.

No trip to Koreatown is complete without experiencing its famous nightlife. Koreatown is said to have the highest concentration of restaurants and nightclubs in all of Southern California, many of which are open 24 hours. An iconic Korean pastime, karaoke clubs are particularly popular. Look for noraebang (private karaoke rooms) where you can sing with a group of friends as well as American-style karaoke clubs with larger audiences.

Koreatown is located west of downtown Los Angeles, loosely defined by borders at Western and Vermont and Beverly and Olympic streets. The neighborhood is quite large. Access the area via a number of different metro stops, including Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western stations.

Top Hotels in Koreatown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
4 out of 5
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
CA $250
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Live and Staples Center. University of Southern California and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,168 reviews)

"Nice design. Easy but optimistic vibes. Pleasant fellow visitors. Insulation on windows not so great - noisy over-night- possibly unavoidable- things like helicopters over head for extended periods of time."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

The LINE Hotel
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA
CA $184
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Koreatown, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Wiltern Theatre, Melrose Avenue and Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Live and Microsoft ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,882 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, very clean and convenient location. Charming older building and very quiet"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Hotel Normandie
Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
2.5 out of 5
603 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $174
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of MacArthur Park and Wiltern Theatre. Melrose Avenue and Los Angeles Convention Center are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (1,903 reviews)

"Excellent stay clean good location for our plans that nite."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
Garden Suite Hotel
Garden Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
681 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA
CA $197
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wiltern Theatre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Southern California and Hollywood Walk of ...

3.3/5 (1,376 reviews)

"I like this place because it is central to ktown, across the street from a grocery store, easy to access, and has private parking. Also, their service is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2020

Garden Suite Hotel
Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
3.5 out of 5
745 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA
CA $158
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Wiltern Theatre, Melrose Avenue and L.A. Live. Microsoft Theater and Los Angeles Convention Center ...

3.5/5Good! (418 reviews)

"I was working at the Wiltern for an award show. Oxford Palace Hotel was just down the block so I did not have to deal with any LA traffic getting back to the venue. Plus the valet service had my car back in three minutes or less."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
Hometel Suites
Hometel Suites
2.5 out of 5
3160 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $158
per night
Mar 21 - Mar 22

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of MacArthur Park and Wiltern Theatre. Melrose Avenue and L.A. Live are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wilshire ...

3.9/5Very Good! (209 reviews)

"Clean place in a convenient location. Have stayed here twice with no major issues. Staff is friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Hometel Suites

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Small-Group Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour

100% of travellers recommend
CA $116
Per adult
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CA $105
Per adult
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Interactive Contemporary Art Experience at Flutter

CA $37
Per adult
LA: Small Group Food and Drink Tour with a Local Guide
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Per adult
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Per adult
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Per adult

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