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What COVID-19 safety measures are being taken in the city of West Hollywood?

Cloth masks are required to be worn in public by order of the City of West Hollywood. Be safe, but feel free to make it fashionable here in the Creative City.

West Hollywood is California’s most walkable city, according to WalkScore.com. Get outside, enjoy the amazing climate and sunshine in Southern California, and keep a reasonable distance from others when possible.

Our hotels are implementing new health and safety protocols with staff and guests to ensure your visit is a great one. Check out each hotel’s site for details. See all West Hollywood hotels

West Hollywood restaurants and bars have adopted new standard procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Expect to have your temperature taken upon arrival in most places, and be asked to wear a mask when you move around the restaurant. Thank you for doing your part to help us get things reopened safely.

Which hotels are currently open in West Hollywood?

Keep up to date with what’s open here: https://www.visitwesthollywood.com/hotels/

Where is West Hollywood?

West Hollywood is a walkable, 3-square-kilometre city in the heart of Los Angeles. Located at the base of the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood is a creative and progressive city that embodies the quintessential L.A. lifestyle.

West Hollywood is an incorporated city in California—distinct from Los Angeles and Hollywood.

When most people think of L.A., they imagine the cool urban spaces, bleeding-edge design, sounds and venues of nightlife, and the diverse lifestyle that is synonymous with West Hollywood, known by locals as WeHo. West Hollywood is located in the heart of Los Angeles, approximately 10 miles/16 kilometres away from Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles.

WeHo is home to 19 hotels, the famous (or infamous) Sunset Strip, LGBTQ-friendly Santa Monica Boulevard, and a high-caliber Design District.

When is the best time to visit?

Once international travel resumes, West Hollywood is blue skies and sunshine year-round with light breezes and no humidity. The best time to visit is anytime, with unmatchable events such as Halloween Carnaval, LA Pride and Awards Season being the most popular.

What's the best way to get there and get around?

As soon as international borders open, you can fly direct into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 12 miles/19 kilometres away.

West Hollywood launched The PickUp Line in 2013 and Sunset Trip in 2018— a complimentary trolley service running every 15 minutes that’s a cool and convenient alternative to driving for people who go out to nightlife and dining spots in the city. The PickUp runs on or near Santa Monica Boulevard on Friday and Saturday (8pm-3am) and ‘Sunday Funday’ (2pm-10pm). The PickUp is fun, flirtatious, and irreverent.

Is WeHo LGBTQIA+ friendly?

Rainbow-painted street crossings and year-round displays of pride flags are a welcome sign where the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Questioning community is celebrated; more than 40% of residents are LGBTQ.

WeHo is also the home of LA Pride, the city’s (and one of the country’s) largest pride parade. LA Pride usually runs during June.

What are West Hollywood’s districts?

West Hollywood is roughly broken up into three districts:

The Sunset Strip: The Strip first gained notoriety during the 1920s as a playground for the early celebrities and mobsters. Today, legendary entertainment venues pay homage to its indulgent past. The Strip’s rebel spirit lives on today in supercharged restaurants, posh retail and urban hotels with some of the best city views, and exclusive clubs catering to jetsetters and pleasure seekers alike.

Santa Monica Boulevard: Considered “Main Street”, this is where WeHo locals eat, shop, and play. The LBGTQ+ restaurant and nightlife scene on Santa Monica Boulevard creates an energised nexus between La Cienega and Robertson Boulevards. Along this route, The PickUp trolley provides free bar hopping on weekend nights and Sunday Funday.

West Hollywood Design District: Feed your creativity, furnish your home and satisfy your culinary urges. At the crossroads of Melrose Avenue, Robertson and Beverly Boulevards, high-end showrooms, fashion houses and elevated dining destinations showcase vanguard options all within walking distance. Hand-chosen items by expert designers appear in West Hollywood’s best dressed hotel suites and rooftop pool decks; visitors may effortlessly replicate the vibe in their own spaces.

What is West Hollywood’s connection to live music?

West Hollywood has been one of the centres of the music world for decades. Venues like The Troubadour, The Roxy, Whiskey a Go Go, and The Viper Room have hosted names like Elton John, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and The Doors, and continue to play a vital role in the city’s live scene.

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What's New

October 2020
  • Wolfgang Puck Is Set To Open Two New Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard
    Ospero and Merois are set to open within the Pendry West Hollywood Hotel. Merois, located on the 11th-floor rooftop, will have an indoor dining room and a large patio opposite the hotel pool. At Ospero, Puck is planning a “restaurant married to a bistro or trattoria.” Located on the ground floor of the hotel, with an entrance off Sunset Boulevard.
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September 2020
  • Meet Crudo e Nudo, a new coastal Italian raw bar in West Hollywood
    Operating out of Employees Only’s patio space on weekends, the focus here is on seafood sourced from local fisherman, like Pacifico striped bass and line-caught ahi. Plus, 10% of all sales goes directly to Black Lives Matter.
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  • West Hollywood’s new Aussie café from the E.P./L.P. Opens
    Strings of Life (S.0.L.) brings a bit of sunny Aussie life to West Hollywood. The same restaurant group behind neighboring E.P./L.P. is giving Angelenos a breezy spot for sausage rolls, fairy bread, flat whites and an impressive all-day café menu that pops with color and produce. Find it tucked away in the alleyway just off Melrose, order a few lamingtons, and take a seat to take it all in.
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  • Employees Only LA has gone outdoors!
    September 30 One of the most iconic bars in West Hollywood, Employees Only, has launched an amazing outdoor experience called Summer Social Club. This pop-up offers delicious cocktails, different food vendors, plants for purchase and haircuts by The Barber Truck.
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