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Chamberlain Staff Picks

  • Hollywood or Hulywod: A Sign of the Times

    June 03, 2018

    Growing up, a lot of us here at Chamberlain thought of the famous Hollywood sign as something that had just always been there, as natural as the mountain beneath it. In fact, the sign originally went up in 1923—as a real estate advertisement.... Read more

  • A Trip Through Time on Sunset Boulevard with Philip Mershon

    May 08, 2018

    The Hollywood entertainment industry, infused with glamor, scandal, and revelation, comes to life in vibrant Technicolor detail with longtime Hollywood resident and historian Philip Mershon’s one-of-a-kind walking tour down Sunset Boulevard. ... Read more

  • Avalon Hollywood: The Best in L.A. Entertainment since 1927

    April 01, 2018

    When it comes to partying hard late into the night, Los Angeles has a club scene that rivals the best in the world, from Buenos Aires to Berlin to Bangkok. And for almost a century, Avalon Hollywood has been at the epicenter of cutting-edge L.A. entertainment.... Read more

  • Experience the Magic of Disney’s Aladdin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre

    March 06, 2018

    Founded in 1930 by vaudeville and motion-picture industry heavyweight Alexander Pantages, the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, just a short 20-minute drive from our hotel, offers guests the opportunity to see the very best of Broadway right here in Los Angeles.... Read more

  • Book Soup: A Cultural Hub of West Hollywood

    February 04, 2018

    Hollywood is not often thought of as a mecca for literary aficionados, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Book Soup, a one-of-a-kind independent bookstore located on Sunset Boulevard, just a quarter mile from our hotel. ... Read more

  • Luzia: A Dreamscape of Light and Rain

    January 08, 2018

    Founded in 1984 by street performers Gilles Ste-Croix and Guy Laliberté, the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil is now arguably the world’s preeminent circus troupe, with nearly two dozen unique shows on six continents.... Read more

  • Drive into Holiday Cheer on L.A.’s Christmas Tree Lane

    December 05, 2017

    ‘Tis the season for New Englanders to sing that the weather outside is frightful, but here in L.A., even the cool December nights are pretty mild, meaning you can enjoy a romantic twilight stroll without breaking out the parkas. That’s not to say our city lacks the holiday spirit, though.... Read more

  • Movies and More at The Downtown Independent

    November 06, 2017

    At a time when it seems like every mom-and-pop venue under the sun is being swallowed up by massive corporate behemoths, we’re very happy that we can still direct our guests to some of the finest independent cinemas Hollywood has been lucky enough to host over the years.... Read more

  • Bavaria Comes to Southern California

    October 01, 2017

    We may be half a world away from Bavaria here on the west coast, but you wouldn’t know it at Southern California’s oldest Oktoberfest, which runs from now all the way through October 28 at Alpine Village in Torrence, just a short drive from our West Hollywood hotel.... Read more

  • See the Human Body as Never Before at the California Science Center

    September 03, 2017

    As the largest interactive science center on the West Coast, the California Science Center offers a wide array of permanent exhibits to delight visitors of all ages.... Read more

  • West Hollywood's Best Sushi and Sashimi

    August 09, 2017

    For classic American cuisine infused with European elegance, you can’t top the Chamberlain’s own intimate and sophisticated Bistro. But for those times you find yourself craving the delicate flavors of sushi and sashimi, we recommend the following LA hot spots.... Read more

  • Summer Fun at the Santa Monica Pier

    July 01, 2017

    One of California’s most iconic locales, the Santa Monica Pier has been featured in countless movies and television shows. And with the wide array of entertainment available there, it’s definitely worth the short 25-minute drive from the Chamberlain Hotel.... Read more

  • What's Your Sign?

    June 02, 2017

    Few sites are as iconic as the Hollywood sign that adorns Mount Lee. The sign, however, was not always as pristine as what you see today. ... Read more

  • A History in Pictures

    May 01, 2017

    For a first-time visitor to L.A., it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the Hollywood tours on offer, and longtime residents are usually jaded by the idea of listening to some hack point out names on the Walk of Fame. But there is one tour we do recommend.... Read more

  • A Night of Delight in the City of Angels

    April 01, 2017

    As any LA club-goer knows, at night the City of Angels becomes a city of diabolical delights. If you’re in the mood for beautiful people lost in pulse-pumping music on the craziest dance floors, you need to get out to Avalon Hollywood.... Read more

  • The Leafy Way Hollywood Got its Name

    March 05, 2017

    It's a holiday that, at least in theory, marks the emergence of spring.... Read more

  • Places to Eat Your Heart Out in LA

    February 05, 2017

    Light up your valentine’s smile when you reserve a candlelit dinner.... Read more

  • The Perfect Cup of Coffee Is Just Around the Corner

    January 09, 2017

    Looking for the equivalent of your neighborhood coffee shop? Look no further than Coffee Commissary, a favorite of locals and travelers, which has received rave reviews from publications like KCET Food, The Daily Candy, Food GPS and The New York Times. ... Read more

  • Christmas Tree Lane

    December 05, 2016

    Sure, West Hollywood is cold in December by LA standards. But at the Chamberlain Hotel we understand that the weather doesn't quite feel like Christmas to our guests from the Northern latitudes.... Read more

  • Tinsel Town's Top Theaters

    November 07, 2016

    What better place is there than Los Angeles to catch a flick? Theaters are a dime a dozen in Southern California, so the Chamberlain wants to introduce you to the city’s most interesting and memorable movie going experiences. ... Read more

  • SoCal's Oldest Oktoberfest

    October 03, 2016

    The Oldest Oktoberfest in Southern California takes place at Alpine Village in Torrence, a quick trip from the Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood.... Read more

  • The Kelp Forest at California Science Center

    September 12, 2016

    The California Science Center is unique for its kelp forest tanks, which visitors will find in Ecosystems Hall.... Read more

  • Exotic Asian Fare

    August 15, 2016

    With more than 80 farmers across Los Angeles, you don't have to be stuck buying the same old watermelons, tomatoes, squash, and corn.... Read more

  • An Exquisite Selection - Sushi and Seafood of WeHo

    August 01, 2016

    From sushi to seafood, West Hollywood has an amazing array to satisfy your craving. Explore some of the best restaurants around the Chamberlain West Hollywood with the following recommendations:... Read more

  • Enjoy the Santa Monica Pier

    July 08, 2016

    Remember that scene in Forrest Gump when Forrest runs to the Pacific Ocean and says, "I figured since I made it this far I might as well turn around and keep on going?"... Read more

  • West Hollywood's Most Iconic Venues

    July 01, 2016

    Los Angeles is a city with an eclectic history, beautiful beaches and great weather—offering endless options for memorable experiences. Embark on a journey to the most notable icons around the Chamberlain West Hollywood with these recommendations.... Read more

  • Hike the Hollywood Sign | Iconic Landmark Near Chamberlain Hotel

    June 28, 2016

    The Hollywood sign sits atop Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains, and millions of locals and tourists hike these hills every year, but did you know that this iconic landmark was once considered an eyesore?... Read more

  • Kinetic Sculpture at the LACMA

    May 03, 2016

    Chris Burden is an artist who infamous for "Shoot," a 1974 piece of performance art in which a "friend" shoots him in the arm. His more recent exploits are less violent, but no less radical. Metropolis II is a "kinetic" sculpture.... Read more

  • Top Five LA Instagram Accounts to Follow

    April 08, 2016

    Getting a daily dose of Los Angeles inspiration is as important as getting brunch at The Bistro on Sundays. Whether you’re missing your West Hollywood home at the Chamberlain, or you’re in town for the next few days, you’ll want to keep up with our Insta favorites. Here are five Instagram accounts that are beautiful, uplifting and will make you want to buy the next ticket to LA.... Read more

  • A Pop-Up Shop Starring Rachel Zoe

    March 08, 2016

    Just when you think you couldn’t love The Grove any more, Rachel Zoe’s pop-up shop makes a debut and blows everyone away.... Read more

  • Live Wild and Free at Avalon Hollywood

    February 01, 2016

    If you’re the kind of person who seeks out the craziest dance floors, loudest music scenes and a night you’ll always remember as your wildest night ever, then you’ll want to know all about Avalon Hollywood.... Read more

  • Roll out the Red Carpet

    January 26, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for WeHo – not Christmas, but Oscar season! The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards are here and everyone is buzzing with predictions. We’re almost as excited for the movies as we are for all the red carpet glam and glitz!... Read more

  • 'Tis the Season to Be Shopping

    December 01, 2015

    Got a long shopping list this holiday season? Not sure what to get for everyone in your life? Thankfully, West Hollywood Design District is here to help with their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.... Read more

  • Easy as Riding a Bike

    November 01, 2015

    Want to see everything Los Angeles has to offer without dealing with traffic?... Read more

  • The Ultimate Halloween Party

    October 01, 2015

    If you're looking for the biggest party on Halloween, look no further than the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval (yes, it's supposed to be spelled like that).... Read more

  • Famous Pages

    September 01, 2015

    In the hustle and bustle of West Hollywood, sometimes a quiet moment is all you need. This can be found, along with a massive catalog of independent, rare and obscure books, at Book Soup, located less than a half mile from our West Hollywood hotel.... Read more

  • Starry Eyed Shopping

    August 12, 2015

    When in West Hollywood, shop like an A-lister on famous Robertson Boulevard. With a collection of stores ranging from chic and stylish Chanel and Louboutin to quirky spots full of unique and surprising finds, you're sure to score a few treasures made just for you or the hardest-to-please on your gift-giving list.... Read more

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