Hotel at a Glance: The Moment Hotel
The Moment Hotel is situated in Hollywood, just a few blocks from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and iconic Guitar Row—a stretch of Sunset Boulevard known for its rock ‘n’ roll history. Guest rooms are modern and sleek, with color palettes of gray, white, and black interspersed with pops of neon color.
- Head up to the rooftop deck to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
- In-room amenities: 46-inch TV, Keurig coffeemaker, robes, electronic minibar, rainfall showerhead, WiFi, and blackout shades
- Catch a standup show at the nearby Laugh Factory, where comedians such as Richard Pryor and Jim Carrey once performed.
Hollywood, California: Iconic Tinseltown History and Hot Spots
It almost needs no introduction: Hollywood, Los Angeles is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the United States, home to famous film studios, historic theaters, and that iconic name-bearing sign. On Hollywood Boulevard, you can see the Walk of Fame, which features plaques in the sidewalk honoring more than 200 celebrities. In addition to their handprints, celebrities have left some unusual imprints next to their name, including Groucho Marx’s cigar, Whoopi Goldberg’s dreadlocks, and the wands of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. In the backdrop of the Walk of Fame is the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre, where A-list celebrities have gathered for movie premieres since 1927. Next door, you’ll find the Dolby Theatre, which plays host to the Academy Awards each year.
Rock groups such as The Doors and Mötley Crüe got famous at raucous clubs in the Sunset Strip, one block south of Hollywood. One of the clubs, the Whisky A Go-Go, is still a boisterous nightspot today. About a mile east on Sunset Boulevard is the lovably retro Mel’s Drive-In; George Lucas filmed a few scenes of American Graffiti here in 1973. The carhop is located in the historic Max Factor building, where starlets such as Bette Davis once got their makeup done. Hollywood History Museum, also located here, houses film memorabilia including Marilyn Monroe’s sparkly dresses and Hannibal Lecter’s cell.
The Moment Hotel is also just a few miles from Beverly Hills, a glitzy Los Angeles neighborhood with quite possibly the most famous zip code in the world: 90210. Couture shops and designer labels such as Chanel, Prada, and Harry Winston line the cobblestone streets of Rodeo Drive. You’ll also find a handful of spas here, many of which have invented decadent massage and facial services that have become standard nationwide.