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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 $138 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,262 reviews)

"Beautiful floor to ceiling window view of the Hollywood Hills! Exactly what we were looking for"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2020

The LINE Hotel
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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! (989 reviews)

"Great staff, beautiful charming and historic hotel, great location in Koreatown to a lot of dining options as well as having it's own cool, retro restaurant - Cassell's Hamburgers - with great options for both meat eaters and vegetarians."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Hotel Normandie
H by H Hospitality
H by H Hospitality
3 out of 5
3206 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $95 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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! (26 reviews)

"All was good. No cups or water bottle. Staff was very welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2021

H by H Hospitality
Rotex Western Inn
Rotex Western Inn
2 out of 5
921 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $127 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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 (570 reviews)

"Location is right across from Koreantown Plaza & many other restaurants. Closed by restaurant by walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 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 Jan 21 to Jan 22

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 ...

3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)
Safe and inexpensive

"This is an inexpensive place to stay. The TV signal is no good but I only stream video through my laptop and the wifi is great."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2020

The Rumi Hostel
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
The price is CA $121 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Clean faciliries, spacious rooms, friendly staff, close to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2020

Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
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