Gay HOLLYWOOD Guide

Our insider Gay Hollywood guide to the best places to play and stay in Tinseltown, Los Angeles.

Gay Hollywood Guide

Our Inisder Gay HOLLYWOOD Guide!

Yes, there really is a city known as Hollywood. Though technically not a self-supporting city of its own (residents have ‘Los Angeles’ addresses), it is definitely set apart from the rest of Los Angeles by its unique sights and sounds. It’s about 3 miles south of Universal City. As you exit the freeway, the Hollywood Bowl is hidden in the hills to your right and a few blocks away is the famous CAPITOL RECORDS round building (that resembles a stack of records) that we know. At that point you are at the famous HOLLYWOOD & VINE.

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Take a stroll on the walk of fame!

Capitol Records - Gay Hollywood Guide

Visit Iconic landmarks such as Capitol Records.

As you continue your trip through gay Hollywood, a few blocks to the west is the (Graumann’s) Mann’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood WALK OF FAME. Check out the famous DOLBY THEATER where the Academy Awards are now permanently filmed. “The JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW” also tapes across the street. While they have fixed up the neighborhood and the streets with the theaters are packed day and night – the other streets are still a bit shady at night so the tourist stuff is best done by day.

Going south to Melrose Avenue, if you turn left, you will soon hit PARAMOUNT. The gates are instantly recognizable but no tours. There are also many other TV studios in the area but from the outside, they pretty much just look like office buildings. If you turn right on Melrose and then turn left on Fairfax, you can see CBS TELEVISION CENTER (more TV show tapings).

Down the street from Paramount Studios, there is the HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, where the Cinespia film society holds outdoor movie screenings during the summer. While admission is free, visitors are asked for a $10 donation upon entering. Here, you can spend an evening on one of the large lawns and watch a cult classic film projected upon a massive wall. It has grown in popularity in recent years, so show up well before the showtime to secure a seat, and make sure to bring a picnic dinner or a bottle of wine to complement the experience.

Manns Theatre - Gay Hollywood Guide

No trip to Hollywood is complete without seeing the Mann Chinese Theatre.

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Relive Hollywood’s “Golden Age” with a visit to Paramount studios.

If you don’t catch a glimpse of a real-life celebrity at an L.A. hangout, stare as long as you want at the still-life stand-ins at the Hollywood Wax Museum. The vintage ads and glamour photos at the Max Factor Museum of Beauty show you the magic and sizzle that make the stars shimmer. Or, feel the excitement of movie-making on a tour of Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Hills also are home to the world’s largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl, which features outdoor concerts all summer long. Of course, you can always go tourist, buy a map to the stars on a street corner and cruise past the driveways of the rich and famous.

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There are few gay bars in Hollywood and many have moved on over the years, but the stars of the show are the legendary landmarks not to be missed!

Recommended Hotels in Hollywood

The Hollywood area is one of the more popular neighbourhoods in Los Angeles. We have chosen the best hotels located close to, or with views of the most famous Hollywood landmarks.

Kimpton Everly Hotel
Ultra modern 4 Stars

Kimpton Everly Hotel



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Set in Los Angeles in Hollywood, 200 m from the Capitol Records Building, Kimpton Everly Hotel features a year-round outdoor pool.

Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 Star Readers Choice

Loews Hollywood Hotel



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Featuring a rooftop pool and a sun terrace, onsite restaurant this hotel is adjacent to Dolby Theatre and TCL Chinese Theatre.

Dream Hollywood Hotel
4 Star Fantastic pool



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Offering a rooftop pool and sun terrace, Dream Hollywood is located in Los Angeles in the foreground of the Hollywood sign. Free WiFi

Hollywood Roosevelt
4 Star Famous Landmark



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Located 1 minutes’ walk from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, this Los Angeles, California hotel has modern rooms and outdoor heated pool.

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