Area Attractions

Count the stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, catch a comedy show after dinner on the famed Sunset Strip, or plan a trip to iconic locations like the Griffith Observatory. At Thompson Hollywood, located in the heart of Hollywood, you’ll find there’s no shortage of nearby notable attractions to discover. 

Thompson Hollywood

1541 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90028



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Area Dining


Drawing strong inspiration from TAO Downtown in New York, TAO Los Angeles is a dynamic two-level space, complete with four private dining rooms. TAO incorporates culinary components from China, Japan, and Thailand.

Beauty & Essex

Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll step through Beauty & Essex’s pawn-inspired retail shop, where you’ll find an eclectic collection of vintage jewelry, custom musical instruments, one-of-a-kind art, and plenty of other treasures.

Culture + Art

Griffith Observatory

Head to this free observatory to peer through its public telescopes, attend planetarium programs accompanied by a live lecture, and study exhibits at the Ahmanson Hall of the Sky. One of the most recognizable locations in L.A., it’s been seen in dozens of Hollywood films.

TCL Chinese Theatre

Also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, this iconic movie palace has celebrity hand- and foot-prints out front and hosts red carpet premieres year-round. It’s located less than a mile from our hotel, close to other Hollywood Boulevard attractions.

Day Trips

The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is viewable from all over L.A., but you can get better photos from locations such as the Griffith Observatory or the Hollywood Reservoir, with clearer views.

Runyon Canyon Park

Plan an exhilarating hike through this 160-acre park near our hotel, which offers scenic vistas overlooking the city as well as off-leash areas for dogs.

Santa Monica Pier

Visit this amusement park to see energetic performers, ride a Ferris wheel or 1920s carousel, tour an aquarium, or take a photo by a sign marking the end of Route 66.

The Sunset Strip

Head west from our hotel to reach this eclectic neighborhood—home to famous comedy clubs and music venues, buzzed-about brunch spots, and vibrant nightlife.

Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk

One of the city’s most popular destinations, Venice Beach’s Ocean Front Walk (or Boardwalk) spans two miles packed with street performers and small shops, plus a skate plaza, a famous gym, and much more.

Star-Studded Events + Parades

The Academy Awards

Held in the Dolby Theatre, less than a mile from our hotel, filmmaking’s most prestigious awards show draws millions of viewers each February.

The Emmy Awards

Television’s answer to the Academy Awards, the Emmys are a similarly star-studded event held downtown in the Microsoft Theater.

Golden Dragon Parade

This Lunar New Year celebration features dozens of colorful floats, myriad costumes, multiple bands, thousands of participants, and plentiful firecrackers. The parade route follows North Broadway in Chinatown.

LA Pride Festival and Parade

Held every June, the country’s second-largest Pride event attracts hundreds of thousands of participants to march in support of the LGBTQ+ community. The festival also features live music, speakers, vendors, and more.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Known for outrageous (and risqué) costumes, this enormous Halloween party attracts thousands of revelers to Santa Monica Boulevard every year on Oct. 31.