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Hotels near theatre

Looking for somewhere to stay? This area of LA has both upmarket and cost-friendly options.

Conrad Los Angeles

For an extra-special break, consider the Conrad Los Angeles. It’s a 5-star hotel located just one block from the Ahmanson Theatre. With luxury bedrooms, vibrant public areas, and a range of dining options, your stay at the Conrad makes for a memorable trip.

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

Just three blocks from the venue, the 4-star Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is an excellent choice for any type of stay. It has an upmarket feel, with fitness facilities, great rooms, an outdoor pool, and easy access around downtown LA.

Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

The Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown is a fantastic choice if you don’t mind a short journey to the Ahmanson Theatre. It’s a high-class 4-star hotel around 1.5 miles from the venue. There are excellent dining options, beautiful bedrooms, and a 70th-floor observation lobby that gives stunning views of LA, Southern California, and the Pacific Ocean.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown is a great choice for families and more relaxed stays. It’s a 4-star property, located just one mile from the Ahmanson Theatre. You’ll find modern rooms, all the amenities you’d need, plus great access to the LA metro.

citizenM Los Angeles Downtown

For a more cost-effective stay, the citizenM Los Angeles Downtown is a fantastic hotel at an affordable price. It’s a 4-star hotel situated one mile from the Ahmanson Theatre. With funky decorations, large beds, and a delicious breakfast buffet, it’s got everything you need for your LA visit.

Local attractions

Los Angeles offers guests Hollywood, theme parks, culture, and beaches. But did you know about some of the more hidden gems? Here, we’ve got both popular and lesser-known recommendations.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios is one of the giants of movie production. While you’re in LA, why not take a trip to the Universal Studios campus? You’ll find cutting-edge theme parks, while close by you can tour the real working movie sets. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, this is one of the best ways to spend a day in LA.

LA City Hall

You’ve probably already seen the Los Angeles City Hall without realizing it. The unique, towering structure features on many official documents and has been used as a backdrop to countless TV and movie productions. So, why not visit it for real? Take in the stunning architecture from outside, or head up to the observation deck for unrivaled views of LA.

Visit Hollywood

No trip to Southern California is complete without seeing Hollywood. The center of the entertainment universe, it’s got decades of stories to tell. Head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to spot your favorite stars, take in the iconic Hollywood sign, and spot other entertainment venues, such as the world-famous Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Not many people know that LA has a cathedral right in downtown. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels — or COLA — brings beautiful architecture and serves millions of Catholics in the region.

Grand Central Market

If you want to get a true taste of Los Angeles, head to Grand Central Market. It’s been open for over a century, selling food, flowers, and almost anything you can think of. Nowadays, it’s a vibrant area of small food outlets, letting you sample cuisines from dozens of different cultures.

Best recommended restaurants

From classic to experimental, take a look at these recommendations for the perfect pre-show dinner.

Otium Restaurant

Locals and visitors alike make a trip to Otium part of their theater experience. It’s a quality restaurant that serves new American cuisine in a light, airy space. The cocktails are also excellent.

Maccheroni Republic

Another highly rated outlet, Maccheroni Republic, is worth the 5-block trip from the Ahmanson Theatre. It serves handmade Italian food — specializing in from-scratch pasta — and allows guests to bring their own wines along.

Au Lac Downtown LA

Just one block from the theater is Au Lac Downtown LA. If you’re looking for something a bit different, this could be a good choice. It fuses American and Vietnamese, all while using only plant-based ingredients. The result is an exciting blend of new, exotic, guilt-free flavors.


Redbird restaurant is one mile from the Ahmanson Theatre and is a great place to taste LA cooking. Its chefs create innovative dishes — with twists on some American classics — and pair them with imaginative cocktails.

Aqua Viva

If you’re staying at the Conrad Hotel — or even if you’re just in the area — try the food at Aqua Viva. It’s actually on the same block as the Ahmanson Theatre, giving you plenty of time to soak up the pre-show atmosphere. With rooftop views, modern drinks, and exciting food from star chef José Andrés, it’s a theatergoer favorite for a reason.