Golden Age glamour at its finest. This historic hotel has been in operation since 1927 on the infamous Hollywood Boulevard. A bevy of stars have stayed there including Marilyn Monroe, who has a whole suite named after her. (Her ghost supposedly haunts it.) The Hollywood Roosevelt holds its place in Los Angeles as a noteworthy destination to stay or visit. You’ll find elegant rooms, multiple bar and dining outlets, and of course, the iconic swimming pool. During summer, guests will find vibrant pool parties that last until sunset. Drinks from the Tropicana Pool & Café top off the experience as a quintessential LA vacation.
Places to Visit Nearby:
The Hollywood Roosevelt Details:
Onsite, you’ll find Italian steakhouse The Barish by Nancy Silverton, run by a James Beard Award-winning chef. If diner food is more your style, visit 25 Degrees for a quality burger. Rosy Café is an extremely cute brunch spot off the pool with a tropical theme. The Lobby is also a stunning place to meet for bites and drinks, sometimes with live music. You’ve got options!
The places above also have drinks of course, but you’ll especially want to enjoy a poolside cocktail from the Tropicana Bar and Café. Only hotel guests can swim, but anyone can come for drinks with a view. Also, visit local favorite The Spare Room–an onsite bar with fully functional bowling alley lanes. Drinks all around are pricey, so be prepared.
There are two types of rooms at The Roosevelt–tower rooms and cabana rooms. Depending on your vibe, one could work better than the other. I’d highly recommend a cabana room if modern, art deco elegance and easy poolside access sounds like your vacation style.
Walking through The Hollywood Roosevelt, it’s almost like you can feel the history living within the walls. It was the site of the very first Academy Awards and has been frequented by countless actors, filmmakers and celebrities. Sky-high ceilings in The Lobby give you that “Welcome to Hollywood” feeling the second you step foot through the door. This hotel is the perfect mix of the Golden Age and modern LA sophistication.
📸 Photo Ops:
Poolside selfies will be a must and Rosy Café is extremely Instagrammable. Also, if you’ve got a waterproof phone, dive in to get a shot with David Hockney’s patterned artwork at the bottom of the pool.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Info:
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028
- Central location in Hollywood
- Beautiful décor and storied history
- Lots of onsite dining and bars
- Neighborhood can be sketchy at night
- Pricey drinks
- Kinda haunted 🥴