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KoreatownLos Angeles

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.


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The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
4 out of 5
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $175 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (1,222 reviews)

"location was amazing and close to shopping and restaurants, staff was amazing and so polite and accommodating when i had to extend my stay"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2021

The LINE Hotel
H by H Hospitality
H by H Hospitality
3 out of 5
3206 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $111 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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 mi (5 km). Wilshire ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"This was my first time coming to L.A. for my little primas Quinceañera and we stayed in the H hotel on the eve of the party. I was happy to be a guest at the hotel and was sure treated as one."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2021

H by H Hospitality
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $175 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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

4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Normandie is a great old historic hotel with grand ceilings, staircases, thick and quiet walls, the staff was quiet friendly and helpful. They forgot to offer me a room upgrade when I checked in and the whole stay appologized each time for this over sight, even delivered a free bottle of wine complimentary ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

Hotel Normandie
Rotex Western Inn
Rotex Western Inn
2 out of 5
921 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $94 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

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

3.3/5 (585 reviews)

"The person at the front desk was very polite. Awesome customer service skills. The place was pretty quiet just what I’ve needed."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2021

Rotex Western Inn
The Rumi Hostel
The Rumi Hostel
820 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $37 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

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

3.2/5 (20 reviews)
My Rumi stay

"I had a great stay. Ola was a lovely hostess. I give the Rumi a thimbs up!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2020

The Rumi Hostel
JJ Grand Hotel - Wilshire
JJ Grand Hotel - Wilshire
3 out of 5
620 South Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $110 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wiltern Theatre, Melrose Avenue, and La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live ...

3.2/5 (473 reviews)

"Likes: Personnel, room preperation, lobby atmosphere, private parking at no additional charge, no complaints. Dislikes: None. As an honest reviewer however, the only thing I could find that anyone might have to make mention of would be a slightly aged corridor appearance with minor wall discolorations ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

JJ Grand Hotel - Wilshire
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