The Sunset Strip Hollywood
The Sunset Strip Hollywood during the day.

The Sunset Strip Hollywood.

The Sunset strip Hollywood is a mile and a half long segment of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.

The strip itself runs from “Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevard” to “Sunset and Doheny drive”. The Sunset strip has been immortalized in lots of Hollywood movies but in real life, it is equally famous for shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and celebrity sightings.

A trip to Los Angeles, California would not be complete without stopping by and checking out all the delights this amazing strip has to offer.

Getting To The Sunset Strip Hollywood.

Getting to the sunset strip hollywood by bus is also a great option.
A typical L.A. bus will run you from the Sunset/Vermont metro stop to the Sunset strip.

If you are visiting the Sunset strip, it is highly recommended to rent a vehicle because Los Angeles is a uniquely defined by it’s urban sprawl.

Most Los Angelenos prefer to commute by car, so not too much attention has been paid to developing an efficient and timely transit system that covers the extensive urban sprawl that defines the city.

If however, you are on a constrained budget, your next best option is public transportation. The “Sunset/Vermont” stop on the Los Angeles Metro system’s “Red Line” will get you to Sunset Boulevard.

Next, to get to the part of Sunset Boulevard considered the Sunset strip, simply hop on bus number 2. And get off at Sunset Boulevard and Clark. You will have to explore the rest of the strip by foot.


Where To Stay On The Sunset Strip Hollywood.

The good news is that the Sunset strip Hollywood has an array of really fun and amazing hotels where a vacationer can stay. The bad news is that the hotels on the strip are really pricey.

If you are on a budget, couch-surfing, staying in a hostel, or using Airbnb might be great alternatives to help avoiding a dent in your holiday budget.

With that said, we have compiled a list of some of the most amazing hotels on the Sunset strip.


The Standard

One of the Sunset strip's marquee hotels is the Standard.
One of the Sunset strip’s marquee hotels is The Standard Hotel.

The Standard on the Sunset strip is one of Hollywood’s marquee hotels. Just like it’s other location on 6th street downtown, it is defined by amazing and modern architecture, great interiors, a cool nightclub and lest not forget the in house restaurant serves amazing pancakes.


Andaz West

Andaz West on the Sunset Strip  Hollywood
Andaz West on the Sunset Strip

Hotel Andaz West is a staple on the Sunset Strip. This hotel has in-house dining and a swimming pool on the rooftop. As an added incentive, Hollywood blvd is just a stone throw away from this hotel.


Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont Sunset strip Hollywood
Celebrity Hangout Chateau Marmont is one the priciest hotels on the Sunset strip.

Chateau Marmont is the hotel to stay if you want the ultimate Hollywood experience during your stay.

This hotel is modeled after a castle and features an outdoor swimming pool that is heated and surrounded by a garden.

It is also the favorite hang out for the Hollywood elite as it has almost become a rite of passage for celebrities to choose this hotel when they are in town for work.

Chateau Marmont is very expensive and yet sells out it’s rooms quickly so plan accordingly.


Hotel Mondrian

Hotel Mondrian Sunset strip Hollywood
The Skybar is the Rooftop Pool At The Mondrian Hotel.

This is another awesome hotel on the Sunset strip. It has a rooftop pool bar called “Skybar” that is one of the places to see and be seen in Los Angeles, California.

The hotel also has rooms with floor to ceiling windows. Just like some of the other famous Hotels on the strip guests can dine at the hotel’s in-house restaurant.


Other Hotels On The Sunset Strip

The hotels we profiled above are some the most prominent hotels on the strip but there are some others that deserve some consideration too. Please use the resources provided to search for other hotels and hostels on the strip.


    Shopping On the Sunset Strip Hollywood

    Shopping on The Sunset Strip Hollywood
    The Sunset Plaza Outdoor shopping mall on the Sunset strip.

    The Sunset Strip has several options for shopping, from some high end boutiques on the strip to medium market boutiques, there is something for everyone here. Some of the best shopping options on the strip are

  • Sunset Plaza
  • 8000 Sunset Strip
  • Sunset and Vine


    The Sunset strip just like it’s sister strip Hollywood Boulevard has an amazing nightlife scene that ranges from high end clubs that require bottle service and a dress code to get past the velvet ropes to laid back lounges and pubs. We have compiled a list of some must visit spots on the Sunset strip.

  • Skybar
  • 1oak
  • Happy Ending
  • Bootsy Bellows
  • Whisky a gogo
  • Viper Room
  • Sunset Trocadero


    The Sunset strip has so many great restaurants to choose from. So many that it would take several pages to list them all. However we have decided to focus on a few of those restaurants because of their landmark status on the Sunset strip.

  • Pinches Tacos
  • Carneys
  • Sunset Thai
  • Toi on Sunset
  • Boa Steakhouse

    Other Things To Do On The Sunset Strip Hollywood

    Yes! There is more the Sunset strip has to offer. There are other cultural activities to partake in while on the strip. Some include:

  • Visiting the Comedy Store
  • The Sunset Music Festival

  • We hope we were able to give you a great snap shot of things to do and see on the Sunset strip Hollywood. Next we head over to Koreatown, another intriguing part of Los Angeles, California. Till then, Keep traveling.

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    This article was written by Dante, a Chemical-petroleum engineer by study. He is a nightlife aficionado, an avid traveler, and a culturephile. | To get into touch with Dante please email him at or Follow Him On Facebook and Twitter