The Los Angeles Athletic Club

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club is a historic Los Angeles hotel in the center of downtown, close to the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Financial District. Our private club and hotel is a perfect fit for business travelers attending meetings, conventions and seminars looking for luxury services during their stay in downtown. The Los Angeles Athletic Club was built as a men’s urban sports club in the 1880s. Visitors can explore the diverse areas of downtown Los Angeles nearby such as the Jewelry District, Fashion District and Pershing Square.

Major Attractions

Why not have some fun during a free day in LA? You can take the Metro to Universal Studios, the Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles to get your entertainment fix. You can see and ride movie and television themed attractions such as “Transformers: The Ride 3D” and “Jurassic Park – The Ride.” Universal Studios is also the site of a real working movie studio and the shopping and dining center, Universal CityWalk. Experience nightlife, restaurants and all the latest movies at CityWalk. Or, take the day off after attending your conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center and check out the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. You may even spot a celebrity!

Sightseeing

There’s plenty to see during your stay in Los Angeles! If you love contemporary art, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Miracle Mile. Both house unique facilities that showcase work produced since 1940 and large collections of art from all over the world. Music lovers will adore the Grammy Museum, an interactive and educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. Those who are fascinated by science can visit Griffith Observatory to take a look at the stars or simply enjoy a panoramic view of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park offers the chance to see over 1000 specimens of wildlife in a day and a beautiful botanical garden oasis within this sprawling city.

Entertainment

Take the night off to enjoy the entertainment hotspot L.A. Live! The Nokia Theatre, Club Nokia and L.A. Live hosts everything from live concerts, festivals and sports events, its one of the “most entertaining places on the planet.” The Walt Disney Concert Hall is another great place to experience music as it was designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. If you love film, visit The Orpheum Theatre, host of many historical productions as well as the hit reality series “American Idol.” You can also dedicate a night of your trip to see a sports game at the Staples Center; Kings and Clippers tickets are available through our Sports Shop. As spring rolls around, don’t miss a chance to attend a ball game at Dodger’s Stadium!

Shopping

Los Angeles is the perfect place to do some shopping for your loved ones. The Los Angeles Athletic Club is nestled in Los Angeles’ famous Jewelry District, the best place to find unique treasures such as bracelets, rings and earrings. The Fashion District is one of many shopping options in Santee Alley, with over 100 blocks of apparel, accessories, textiles, flowers and lofts. If you can only make one stop, Macy’s is located on Flower Street and sells everything from cosmetics to furniture, apparel and sportswear. Venture out of downtown to explore the eclectic shops of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. or shop with the celebrities in Beverly Hills along Rodeo Drive! You’ll find Armani, Gucci, Tiffany, Cartier and Chanel all in one picturesque shopping area.

Nightlife

If you’re looking to decompress, why not experience downtown Los Angeles nightlife? Catch a free live show with whiskey or bourbon at Seven Grand just down the street from our downtown LA hotel. Get bottle service and dance the night away at the Vault Night Club on Hill Street.You can dance the salsa, learn some hip-hop, and get moving at Club Mayan just further down Hill Street. A truly unique nightclub experience awaits you at Exchange Los Angeles, with a stupendous sound system playing house music inside a dim lounge. The Broadway Bar has a unique circular bar and great bartending staff to ensure that you have a fun night out!

Los Angeles is a great place to stay, with many options for attractions, sightseeing and shopping! Make a reservation to stay with us at the Los Angeles Athletic Club today to be a part of this bustling city. To read about events coming up nearby, visit our blog.