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.
Whisky a Go Go
The first bar to feature a female DJ, the Whisky a Go Go started the go-go dancing revolution in the way-back days. A revered rock-and-roll institution since it opened in 1964, it was the launching pad for many now-legendary musical acts. The Doors became the house band in 1966, and it also hosted classic rock legends like The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix.
The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store has been the training ground for famous comedians since it opened in 1972. Comedians like John Belushi, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey, and David Letterman got their start here during amateur nights. This is a great spot for those looking for a good laugh and those interested in stand-up comedy history.
The Viper Room
Called by the L.A. Times the “most consistently hip club in town,” the Viper Room was opened by Johnny Depp in 1993. A longtime favorite of Hollywood's ultra-elite, original regulars included actors like Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Angelina Jolie, and Leonardo Di Caprio, the Viper Room is known for booking trend-setting alternative rock acts.
The Grafton's popular restaurant, bar, and music venue delivers Hollywood nightlife to you.
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.