Hotels Close to the Hollywood Sign

by Baldwin Ellis

Hotels near the Hollywood Sign offer accommodations for traveling families as well as the young and hip. The properties range from a Hollywood icon that Marilyn Monroe called home for two years to a trendy hotel that offers suites with views of the Hollywood Sign. The hotels are steps away from a dizzying array of sites, including the Capitol Records building, famous footprints and signatures at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, theme parks, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel

Despite being within a five-minute drive of the Hollywood Sign, from certain angles, the Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel appears to be directly underneath it. The property is steps away from the historic Capitol Records building and within a 10-minute drive of Universal Studios Hollywood. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with photographs of Hollywood legends on the walls, iPod docks and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Amenities include an outdoor pool and a 1960s-style dinner serving up traditional American cuisine and alcoholic beverages to a colorful clientele that includes young Angelinos, retirees and tourists.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is an iconic property that has been a fixture in the city since the late 1920s. The property is approximately two miles from the Hollywood Sign and within walking distance of the Kodak Theatre and Madam Tussauds wax museum. The hotel is a living testament to Tineseltown’s history; it hosted the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 and has been frequented by a range of cinematic legends, such as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, who lived at the hotel for two years. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with vibrant decors and one-of-a-kind artwork; an outdoor pool that was the site of Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot; and “25 Degrees,” a diner-style restaurant offering burgers, steaks and cocktails 24 hours a day.

Comfort Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Comfort Inn Near Hollywood Walk of Fame is another budget-friendly choice within two miles of the Hollywood Sign. The hotel is near the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Kodak Theatre and minutes away from shopping along legendary Melrose Avenue. Despite being situated on one of the district’s busiest streets, the hotel is relatively peaceful at night. Accommodations consist of renovated guest rooms with traditional decors, laptop-size safes and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast buffet.

W Hollywood Hotel

The W Hollywood Hotel offers fashionable accommodations within four miles of the Hollywood Sign. The property is steps away from the historic Pantages Theatre, a former host site of the Academy Awards ceremony, and within one mile of the Hollywood Bowl. Accommodations consist of trendy guest rooms that offer iPod docks, DVD players, vinyl window seats and rainfall showers with peek-a-boo windows. The property’s “Cool Corner Suite” includes a media library and wall-to-wall windows with views of the Hollywood Sign and Capital Records building. Amenities consist of a full-service spa, a rooftop pool area with private cabanas, and a stylish lobby lounge offering a fireplace and resident DJ.

About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

Photo Credits

  • Hollywood Sign image by crossgolfing from Fotolia.com