Koreatown, CA

Los Angeles
Koreatown

This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

Los Angeles is touted as having the largest population of Koreans outside of Korea itself and many of them live in Koreatown. Shaped by three generations of Korean and Latino immigrants, this 3-square-mile (7-square-kilometer) community has a lively collection of bars, restaurants, shops and spas. Admire art deco buildings, sample Korean specialties and sing your favorite tunes at lively karaoke bars.

Look inside Koreatown Plaza, a quirky 1980s-style shopping mall that offers an interesting mix of upscale brands and ethnic shops. You’ll find international brands like United Colors of Benetton and Jacadi, as well as a busy lower-level food court filled with Korean noodle shops and bakeries.

Walk past the distinctive blue-green tower of the Pellissier Building, which is considered to be one of the country’s finest examples of art deco architecture. The Pellissier Building and the adjoining Wiltern Theater belong to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Find out if any events are taking place at the Wiltern during your stay. Performances range from comedy acts to indie-rock bands here, in one of the largest theaters in LA.

Try traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap, a bowl of rice with seasoned vegetables, chili pepper paste and soy sauce, and galbi, which is beef short ribs. Take advantage of the neighborhood’s numerous affordable spas, many of which offer saunas, mud spas, hot tubs and cold pools, as well as a variety of treatment options.

No trip to Koreatown is complete without experiencing its famous nightlife. Koreatown is said to have the highest concentration of restaurants and nightclubs in all of Southern California, many of which are open 24 hours. An iconic Korean pastime, karaoke clubs are particularly popular. Look for noraebang (private karaoke rooms) where you can sing with a group of friends as well as American-style karaoke clubs with larger audiences.

Koreatown is located west of downtown Los Angeles, loosely defined by borders at Western and Vermont and Beverly and Olympic streets. The neighborhood is quite large. Access the area via a number of different metro stops, including Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western stations.


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Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
2.5 out of 5
603 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $111 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wiltern Theatre and MacArthur Park. Melrose Avenue and Good Samaritan Hospital are also within 3 mi ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"1. I like their room service: it's rare now days 2. My room does not have USB in outlets. 3. WiFi a little weak at 4th floor"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
4 out of 5
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $169 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Live, and Staples Center. University of Southern California and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,166 reviews)
"Great!"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

The LINE Hotel
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $152 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Located in Koreatown, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wiltern Theatre, Melrose Avenue, and MacArthur Park. Larchmont Boulevard and Good Samaritan ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Wonderfully restored hotel with top notch service, within a block of bus and light rail. Staff took care to ensure our every need was met."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Hotel Normandie
H by H Hospitality
H by H Hospitality
3 out of 5
3206 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $120 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wiltern Theatre and MacArthur Park. Melrose Avenue and Good Samaritan Hospital are also within 3 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (97 reviews)
"The Resturant"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

H by H Hospitality
Hometel Suites
Hometel Suites
2.5 out of 5
3160 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $111 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wiltern Theatre and MacArthur Park. Melrose Avenue and Good Samaritan Hospital are also within 3 mi ...
4/5 Very Good! (322 reviews)
"Love staying here. Always so accommodating."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hometel Suites
Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
3.5 out of 5
745 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $143 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Wiltern Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Melrose Avenue and MacArthur Park. Paramount Studios and Microsoft ...
3.4/5 Good! (555 reviews)
"Great value. Its a lil old, but the room was clean and the shower had good water pressure. Plenty of places to eat/drink within walking distance. I wouldn't mind staying here again."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Oxford Palace Hotel And Galleria
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