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Hollywood: How to be a star-for-a-weekend
If you're curious about Hollywood but feel a little tacky about buying one of those movie star maps or gawking with other tourists who board tour buses trying to glimpse their favorite stars, consider instead just living like a star yourself on the famous Sunset Strip.

This is the perfect solution for those who want to class up their visit to Hollywood but still satisfy the urge to be close to the rich and famous entertainers who live and work in the Entertainment Capital of the World. You might have to abandon the faade just long enough to see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or to place your feet in the Grumman Theater foot impressions left by your favorite star, or to hike up to the Hollywood sign, but not to worry: Just slip on your sunglasses and no one will know who you really are.
Hollywood Lodging
(For recommended restaurants and activities, please see below)
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Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Los Angeles, CA  91608
Ph: 818-506-2500   Fx: 818-509-2058
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is located high in the Hollywood hills at the main entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Citywalk on over six acres of landscaped ground. At the heart of the Los Angeles Entertainment Capital, our hotel is the first choice for farmily fun, group outings, Hollywood tourism and business travel. All the major studios are nearby as well as Grauman's Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater and the Hollywood Bowl. Enjoy spacious guest rooms and suites with all the amenities, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool; and dining at our award-winning restaurant Cafe Sierra.
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel Century City
10330 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90064
Ph: 310-553-1000   
Email: info@hiecenturycity.com
Holiday Inn Express Century City is located in the heart of West Los Angeles, just minutes from top film studios, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and more. Our stylish guest rooms and loft suites come outfitted with complimentary wireless Internet, HD TVs, a microwave and mini-refrigerator with an icemaker. Wake up each morning to a complimentary Express Start® Breakfast Bar before exploring Los Angeles. Receive star treatment and relax after a day of seeing the sights around our smoke-free hotel.
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Hotel Solaire
1710 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90017
Ph: 213-616-3000   
Email: info@hotelsolairelosangeles.com
As a leader among green hotels in Los Angeles, Hotel Solaire's prime location places you within walking distance of the Westlake/Macarthur Park subway station, which takes you to a number of iconic L.A. attractions. The Staples Center, Hollywood, L.A. Live and more are minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Free amenities include a heated swimming pool, deluxe continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and in-room microwave and mini-fridge.
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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA  90067
Ph: 310-228-1234   Fx: 310-551-3355
Surround yourself with contemporary glamour and style at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Beverly Hills. Perfectly situated on the fashionable West Side, adjacent to Beverly Hills, this elegant luxury hotel offers easy access to all the sights of this vibrant city. Set on seven lush acres, with 726 spacious and recently-renovated guestrooms, a world-class spa and fitness center and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, our hotel is a welcome retreat in the midst of the city. Discover why this Los Angeles hotel and spa has been the choice of dignitaries, celebrities, and Hollywood VIPs for more than 40 years.
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Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles
11250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90025
Ph: 800-308-5432   Fx: 310-478-1401
Email: Res.HIWLA@dknhotels.com
Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free high speed internet access, and an unbeatable location at the Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles! Conveniently located directly off the 405 on Santa Monica Boulevard, you are close to local attractions like UCLA, the Getty Museum, beaches, world famous Rodeo Drive, and exciting dining options. Our spacious guest rooms feature a well-lit work area with desk, cable TV with premium channels, coffee maker, and WiFi internet access. Access to a fitness room, and parking is available as well. Our friendly staff hopes to welcome you soon!
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Holiday Inn Express - Los Angeles
International Airport
8620 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
Ph: 310-645-7700   Fx: 310-645-2958
The Holiday Inn Express® Los Angeles - LA Airport is situated just off I-405 on Airport Blvd., close to numerous LA businesses and attractions like Northrop Grumman, Neutrogena, Raytheon Aircraft, Bayer, Xerox, Oracle, Microsoft and Venice Beach. We offer a 24-hour business center, and a 450 sq. ft. meeting room that can accommodate 40 people. Great shopping at Marina Del Rey, only 5 minutes away, or, famed Rodeo Drive, just 15 miles away. Enjoy an exciting game at Dodgers Stadium or explore Disneyland. Amenities: heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi; 24-hour fitness center; complimentary, hot breakfast bar and shuttle to LAX.
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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Ph: 213-617-3300   Fx: 213-617-3399
The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza sits atop historic Bunker Hill in the heart of sophisticated downtown Los Angeles. Downtowns only four-diamond convention hotel, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel features luxurious accommodations and modern conveniences that suit the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel captures the essence and spirit of Los Angeles and provides easy access to cultural and business destinations. The Los Angeles Civic Center, the Financial District and Staples Center, as well as Los Angeles world-class theaters and museums, are just minutes away.
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Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Ph: 323-656-1234   Fx: 323-650-7024
Andaz is sophistication made simple, a vibrant and unique West Hollywood hotel environment that highlights the very best of its locale, accessable for the independent thinker who's traveling for business or pleasure. Find yourself with a front row seat to the Sunset Strip, one of the most famed walkways in the world. Slide into a comfy lounge chair in your room with its very own sunroom as you enjoy the spectacular views of LA. From check-in to check-out, guests will enjoy all the luxuries of our stylish hotel, but with the warmth and comfort of home.
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Le Parc Suite Hotel
733 North West Knoll Drive
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Ph: 310-855-8888   Fx: 310-659-7812
Email: reservations@leparcsuites.com
A boutique hotel nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of West Hollywood. Le Parc Suite Hotel is an all-suite hotel whose stylish accommodations attract clients ranging from upscale designers to celebrities, the idyllic getaway for your next vacation. Stay in one of 154 opulent suites, each with its own private balcony. Enjoy all the comforts of home with, fully-stocked kitchenettes, as well as fireplaces and flat-screen high-def TVs. Enjoy our Skydeck oasis, with floodlit tennis court, heated swimming pool, and whirlpool, all with a spectacular view of the Hollywood Hills. Near all L.A. attractions, yet removed from the hectic L.A. bustle.
Recommended Activities
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Cafe Sierra Restaurant at Hilton Los
Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Los Angeles, CA  91608
Ph: 818-506-2500   
This casual dining restaurant offers Chinese, continental and California cuisine in a light and breezy setting. A seafood buffet is featured Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Our Sunday brunch is very special. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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