Hotel at a Glance: Sunshine Suites at 616 St. Paul
Sunshine Suites at 616 St. Paul is located in downtown LA’s Financial District, putting guests within walking distance of numerous attractions. The spacious suites offer a quiet respite from the bustling streets below. At the end of a long day, you can take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Dozens of restaurants are within walking distance.
- Go shopping at the nearby Macy’s Plaza; also close by are the garment and jewelry districts, where you can pick up unique apparel and accessories.
- Nearby attractions: You’ll find cutting-edge art on display along Gallery Row. L.A. Live is home to six live-entertainment venues, a 14-screen cinema, and the Grammy Museum.
- Explore LA: The 7th Street/Metro Center Metro station is just minutes from your door.
- Learn something new or discover a new favorite book in the onsite library.
Downtown Los Angeles: Shopping, Restaurants, and Museums in the Heart of the City
Stroll past the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles and you’ll see gleaming modern architecture, neon pagodas, and maybe even a celebrity or two. This 65-block district is incredibly diverse; its easy-to-navigate street grid is divided into multiple quarters, each of which enjoys a distinct cultural identity.
In Little Tokyo, you can visit bakeries, shops, and restaurants reflecting the residents’ Japanese-American heritage. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is also here; it houses a vast collection of abstract-expressionist, minimalist, pop, and conceptual work by the likes of Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Mark Rothko. A short walk brings you to the arts and garment districts, where you’ll discover cutting-edge galleries and unique shops.
Downtown is also home to some of the city’s most popular entertainment venues. L.A. Live features 6 performance spaces, 19 restaurants, a cineplex, and the Grammy Museum. The Staples Center is right next door; depending on the season, you can watch the Lakers, Clippers, or Kings in action. Nearby Pershing Square, meanwhile, regularly hosts outdoor concerts.
The dining and nightlife scene mirrors the area’s diversity. You can find nearly any kind of food here, from Peruvian to Vietnamese to Persian. Peppered between the countless restaurants are bustling bars, clubs, and holes in the wall. An opulent option is The Edison, an upscale bar built into a century-old power plant. While you sample artisanal cocktails and gourmet snacks, you can enjoy live music nearly every night of the week.