Hollywood & Beyond
From our central location on Sunset Blvd., guests at The Grafton can easily see Hollywood attractions and LA hot spots.
Walk of Fame
Inaugurated in 1960 with the engraving of 2,500 blank bronze stars on the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd., the Hollywood Walk of Fame honors celebrities who’ve had significant impact on entertainment history.
TLC Chinese Theatre
Impossible to miss, the TLC Chinese Theatre has an imposing exterior in the style of classical Chinese pagodas. Probably the most famous theater in the world, this theater has served as a location for movie premieres since 1927 and is a center of film culture, still holding film events in its 2,200-seat facilities.
An amphitheater carved into the Hollywood hills, the Hollywood Bowl holds up to 17,000 people and is known for the famous band shell that graces its stage. It has been the preferred venue of a vast array of pop and rock stars as well as world-class orchestras. A Hollywood Bowl performance is an event with one-of-a-kind acoustics and great atmosphere.
A 16-mile-long boulevard that crosses Los Angeles’ five main business districts, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica, Wilshire Blvd.’s dozens of landmarks include Art Deco architectural marvels like the Majestic Crest Theatre, Palisades Park overlooking the ocean, and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.
A narrow, two-lane road built into the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains, Mulholland Drive offers breathtaking views of the Hollywood sign, the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles. Featured in scores of movies, novels, and songs, Mulholland Drive and its vistas will leave you feeling elated.
Famous for its star turn on Baywatch, Santa Monica has not only a beach, but an amusement park, a picnic area, a park, and a gym. The pier is a 100-year-old landmark crowned by Pacific Park’s roller-coaster and a solar-powered ferris wheel that make it a truly unique sight.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House became Los Angeles' first UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its cultural and historical significance.
This three-block shopping district is the ultimate destination for the fashion-obsessed. Premier stores like Armani, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Gucci, and Prada are all found together in this relatively small area.
A diverse shopping strip, Melrose Avenue caters both to the demanding, high-end shopper and to those looking for sweet bargains. Check out Wasteland, a quirky thrift shop, and Posers, a shop filled with punk rock fashion.
Featuring more than 160 boutique shops, a food court, and mainstream national brands, the Beverly Center is the epitome of shopping, with four floors of excellent retail.
Just want to chill? Stay in and enjoy poolside drinks and The Grafton’s amenities.