Step back in time and experience what it must have been like to sit in the lobby or by the pool of this historic hotel during Hollywood’s Golden Age, when Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn and Marilyn Monroe graced its tiled floors.
Built in 1927, and financed in part by Sid Grauman, the hotel played host to the very first Academy Awards in 1929.
Its lobby is a lovely place to enjoy a classic cocktail or glass of wine amidst a swanky interior brimming with Spanish, Moorish and Roman architectural influences.
As an added respite from the bustle of the Boulevard, you can escape to the hotel’s heated pool and plush loungers, where you do not have to be a hotel guest to take a refreshing dip.
Cocktails $15+; bar service 11:30am-2am
To commandeer a poolside lounger, you must spend a minimum of $50 per person on food and drink from the pool bar, Mon-Fri; $100 per person, Sat-Sun
Non-hotel guest pool access: noon (12pm) till midnight.
Metro Rail: Hollywood / Highland (red), plus 2 block walk