Hollywood

What do You expect from Tinseltown

Hollywood. The name conjures up ideas and dreams of glitz, glamor, excitement and making it big in showbusiness. Reality is that often these things are not so easily apparent here- by a long shot.

Let it be known that Hollywood is more a big mundane urban neighborhood than how it is portrayed in films and on TV. Working and wannabe showbiz stars, industry folk and a mix of blue collar immigrants make up a majority of the population. Notably, there is a great number of Russian, Eastern European, Thai and Hispanic ethnicities of various generations. The Hollywood area is pleasantly scenic and downright grungy looking. Some parts along and off Hollywood Blvd are notorious for drug abuse. But also, there are some great nature areas for walking and exercising, including Runyon Canyon and Lake Hollywood Park.

Think beyond the Walk of Fame and Hollywood Sign viewing when visiting. Do enjoy the affordable shopping, esp along Hollywood Blvd, spotting the many artistic murals around the city and do attend a show (concert and the Bowl or a club, movie at Mann Chinese or broadway performance at the Pantages).

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Loews Hollywood Hotel

Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0)
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Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles - Hollywood

No rating (0.0 out of 5.0)
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Hollywood Hills Hotel

Best (5.0 out of 5.0)
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Hollywood Celebrity Hotel

Best (5.0 out of 5.0)
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Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn

Great (4.0 out of 5.0)
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Quality Inn Hollywood

Best (5.0 out of 5.0)
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Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood

Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0)

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Hollywood Q&A

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mrsshow Dec 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Can someone tell me if its a good area to live cause I'm hoping to move to LA in February?

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    leics Jan 2, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Mrsshow, it would be a good idea to post your question in the LA travel forum where I'm sure you'll get helpfulreplies. Click this link to go directly to the forum:

    Los Angeles Travel Forum

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kevinism Oct 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Don't listen to what people say. This is a great city.

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