Koreatown

Los Angeles
Koreatown
This trendy neighbourhood 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-kilometre) community has a lively collection of bars, restaurants, shops and spas. Admire art deco buildings, sample Korean specialties and sing your favourite 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 Colours 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 Theatre 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 theatres 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 neighbourhood’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 neighbourhood is quite large. Access the area via a number of different metro stops, including Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western stations.


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Top hotels in Koreatown

Commerce Casino & Hotel
Commerce Casino & Hotel
4.5 out of 5
6121 Telegraph Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 90040
The price is RM509 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a casino. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in their ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
Commerce casino hotel
"We found hair in the shower before using it & the room smelled of cigarettes & cheap cologne, but had a no smoking sign with a $250 penalty. Everything else was fine."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
4 out of 5
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90010
The price is RM872 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Funny hotel in Koreatown with lots of good dining options within walking distance. Rooms prioritize arty feel a bit too much over comfort, but for a night or two it’s not a big deal."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90005
The price is RM870 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star boutique hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Beautiful Historic Hotel
"The Hotel Normandie is a beautiful historic hotel with added comforts to keep it current. Centrally located to many LA sites and activities, it was great for our one-night stay."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

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, 90005
The price is RM626 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Property was as advertised, easy to get to and conveniently located to major LA destinations. Staff was friendly, breakfast was good. Elevator is fast! I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM599 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,979 reviews)
"Clean rooms, close to airport with free shuttle service that runs very frequently and lots of options for food."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Hyatt Place LAX/Century Blvd
Hyatt Place LAX/Century Blvd
3.5 out of 5
5959 W. CENTURY BLVD, BUILDING TWO, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is RM805 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free breakfast, 2 restaurants and a free airport shuttle. Popular attractions SoFi Stadium and Venice Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (687 reviews)
Excellent Hotel
"This hoyel os one of the best i ecer stayed at. Super modern and clean. Staff is great."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

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