West Hollywood/Melrose
The Sunset Strip is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

1. The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA
Neighborhood · 16 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: See Sunset Strip Tattoo (where celebs get inked), Sunset Tower Hotel (where celebs have cocktails), and Chateau Marmont (celeb-infused hotel on the hill). Crowd ranges from super sketchy to superstars Read more.

Canter's Delicatessen is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

2. Canter's Delicatessen

9.2
419 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Deli / Bodega · Mid-City West · 205 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Sure, it’s kitsch, but it’s got a certain spunky charm…and to-die-for pastrami sandwiches (over 5,900 lbs of pastrami sold every month!). Great for a quirky late night bite. Read more.

Katana Robata is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

3. Katana Robata

8.8
8439 W Sunset Blvd (at La Cienega), West Hollywood, CA
Japanese Restaurant · 72 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Try to score a table on the terrace–the views and the scene are divine. (As an alternative, the Tea Room is where the power set hangs out.) No booking? Try the sushi bar–they often take walk-ins. Read more.

Koi Restaurant is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

4. Koi Restaurant

9.5
730 N LA Cienega Blvd (at Waring Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Mid-City West · 66 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Don't miss the crispy rice with spicy tuna or the miso-bronzed black cod. The spacious and serene back patio is where super-starlets hold court, while baying packs of paparazzi hang at the entrance. Read more.

La Conversation is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

5. La Conversation

8.9
638 N Doheny Dr (at Nemo St), Los Angeles, CA
Breakfast Spot · 40 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Everything is made fresh daily–impressive considering they offer over 40 kinds of pastries. If you’re ordering hot food (like pancakes or a sandwich), they’ll be whipping up your meal from scratch. Read more.

Lucques is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

6. Lucques

8.7
8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St), Los Angeles, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 56 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Lucques is famous for its three-course Sunday Supper (It’s $45 per person- the set menu is posted online in advance.) A bar menu is available Mon.-Thurs. 9:00pm-10:00pm and Fri.-Sat. 9:30pm-10:30pm. Read more.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

7. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

8.2
7915 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Fairfax & Hayworth Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Shop · 43 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Scrumptious Ice Blendeds (way better than Frappuccinos, we say), free Wi-Fi, and the celeb-packed scene. Also, kudos for clean tables and plenty of seating. Read more.

The Griddle Cafe is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

8. The Griddle Cafe

9.1
7916 W Sunset Blvd (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Breakfast Spot · 360 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: If you want their pancakes but can’t bear the LONG waits (esp on weekends), 3 options: 1) go at off-hours; 2) try their takeaway; or 3) head to The Coffee Bean across the street to tide you over. Read more.

Urth Caffé is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

9. Urth Caffé

9.3
8565 Melrose Ave (at Westmount Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Café · 376 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Although Urth is all about healthy, what we really love are their luscious, not-so-healthy organic desserts. Perfect accompaniment to one of their lovely teas or coffees. Read more.

Sunset Plaza is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

10. Sunset Plaza

8.7
8623 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Miscellaneous Shop · 13 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: High-end hip labels like Calypso, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, and Zadig & Voltaire have set up shop here, drawing a well-heeled, fashionable crowd. Get nails done at Jessica. Decent parking. Read more.

Melrose Avenue is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

11. Melrose Avenue

8.0
Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Road · Mid-City West · 17 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Melrose first made a name for itself as hipster central. But designer boutiques like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs now mix with trendy Fred Segal and Kitson, Loyal Army (graphic tees), and vintage Decades Read more.

Maxfield is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

12. Maxfield

8.6
8825 Melrose Ave (at La Peer Dr.), West Hollywood, CA
Boutique · 16 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Ultra high-end fashion boutique where fresh-from-runway designer outfits are displayed alongside exorbitant curios and stratospherically priced home furnishings. Read more.

Fred Segal is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

13. Fred Segal

9.2
8118 Melrose Ave (at Crescent Heights Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Boutique · Mid-City West · 36 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Fabulously edited collection of fashion boutiques like Ron Herman and Bettina Duncan. Fred Segal has been an institution on the LA fashion scene for decades. Great for celeb and trend spotting alike. Read more.

Argyle Salon & Spa is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

14. Argyle Salon & Spa

8.2
8358 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Salon / Barbershop · 14 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Deluxe suites are available for groups. If you’re staying at the Hotel, the full treatment menu is available to you in-room. There’s a full med spa on site supervised by a plastic surgeon. Read more.

Jessica's Nails is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

15. Jessica's Nails

(Sunset Plaza), Los Angeles, CA
Nail Salon · 3 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Bright communal treatment room is a little lacking in touchy-feely ambiance–and the crowd and technicians trend older. But the super convenient location and user-friendly ambiance make it a winner. Read more.

Le Spa is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

16. Le Spa

8555 Beverly Blvd (at the Sofitel Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA
Spa · Mid-City West · 3 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: All services start with a foot soak and tea service in the Serenity Lounge before clients are whisked off for customized treatments. The separate mani and pedi spa is good for groups. Read more.

Warren Tricomi is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

17. Warren Tricomi

8.6
8327 Melrose Ave (btwn La Cienega and Crescent Heights), West Hollywood, CA
Cosmetics Shop · Mid-City West · 10 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Despite their hordes of A-list fans, this hip salon team remains ever-laidback and funky, a nice change from other establishments in town. We like the high ceilings and big windows and loft-like décor Read more.

Bar 1200 is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

18. Bar 1200

7.4
West Hollywood, CA
Hotel Bar · 4 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Pay attention to what’s on the stereo–artists recording in the famous NightBird studios downstairs often sample their latest creations in the bar. Wi-Fi and valet parking are available. No photos. Read more.

Chateau Marmont Restaurant Patio is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

19. Chateau Marmont Restaurant Patio

8.7
8221 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Hotel Bar · 43 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Entry is tough if you aren't a hotel guest. Smooth jazz and romantic candlelight make this a grown-up spot. In keeping with the old Hollywood castle surrounds, it is a throwback to days past. Read more.

Crown Bar is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

20. Crown Bar

7321 Santa Monica Blvd (at Fuller Ave), West Hollywood, CA
Bar · 8 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Plush 1940s vintage vibes pulse through this cool lounge. Servers zip around in Alexander McQueen-designed uniforms. If you need to dodge the paparazzi, there is a secret VIP entrance. Read more.

Formosa Cafe is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

21. Formosa Cafe

8.8
7156 Santa Monica Blvd (at Formosa Ave.), West Hollywood, CA
Lounge · 30 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Former regulars include Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, and Humphrey Bogart, while more recent star sightings range from Bono to Keifer Sutherland. Parking can be challenging Read more.

Lola's is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

22. Lola's

945 N Fairfax Ave (at Romaine St), West Hollywood, CA
Cocktail Bar · 55 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: With over 50 different types of Martinis to choose from, you could spend hours here! Plus, the vibe is fun–posh without taking itself too seriously. Read more.

Tower Bar is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

23. Tower Bar

8.9
8358 W Sunset Blvd (at Kings Rd.), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · 15 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Sunset Tower Hotel bar and restaurant where elegant Old Hollywood glamour vibes are palpable as waiters glide about in crisp white jackets and a piano spills out early 20th century classics. Read more.

Asia De Cuba is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

24. Asia De Cuba

Mondrian Hotel (8440 W. Sunset Blvd.), West Hollywood, CA
Cuban Restaurant · 49 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Try a mojito and the light bites from Asia de Cuba. We love how the grown-up look and the crowd manage to keep a funky, modern edge. It’s sleek and sophisticated but not stuffy. Happy hour from 5-7pm Read more.

Bar Marmont is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

25. Bar Marmont

8.4
8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Bar · West Los Angeles · 54 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love the deliciously posh yet quirky décor, the scene, and the decadent take on pub grub. Make a dinner reservation or stay at the hotel to ensure entry. Read more.

Bar Marmont is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

26. Bar Marmont

8.4
8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Bar · West Los Angeles · 54 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love the deliciously posh yet quirky décor, the scene, and the decadent take on pub grub. We were also pleasantly surprised by the engaging and friendly staff. Read more.

Sunset Boulevard is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

27. Sunset Boulevard

9.1
Los Angeles, CA
Road · 13 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: A drive down Sunset Boulevard lets you glimpse all that’s “la-la” about LA, from the garish to the glittering. Good to know: Outside of rush hour, traffic tends to zip along here. Read more.

24/7 Diner is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

28. 24/7 Diner

5.9
8300 W Sunset Blvd (at The Standard Hotel), Los Angeles, CA
Diner · 13 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: 24/7 stands out with its sexy vibes, classic yet worldly menu, location on the Strip (perfect for after the bars/clubs), and ever-so-convenient hours (as the name suggests, they never close). Read more.

Andaz West Hollywood is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

29. Andaz West Hollywood

9.0
8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Hotel · West Los Angeles · 103 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the city, and the cabanas are pretty sweet. Also, soundproofing and blackout curtains in-room are appreciated given the Sunset Blvd location. Read more.

Château Marmont is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

30. Château Marmont

9.4
8221 W Sunset Blvd (at Marmont Ln.), West Hollywood, CA
Hotel · West Los Angeles · 121 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We love the old school wooden elevators–very atmospheric. Bar Marmont is celeb clad, with priority offered to hotel guests. If you’re collecting an Oscar, make use of their red carpet styling service. Read more.

Sunset Marquis is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

31. Sunset Marquis

9.2
1200 Alta Loma Rd (at Holloway Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Hotel · 39 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The pools are fab and the terrace dining laidback and lovely. Guaranteed entry to Bar 1200 is a huge perk. We love the recording studio, which you can book for a jam session or private event. Read more.

Sunset Tower Hotel is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

32. Sunset Tower Hotel

8.9
8358 W Sunset Blvd (at Kings Rd), Los Angeles, CA
Hotel · 37 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: They’ve kept the Old Hollywood feel but feature slick new amenities. Great access to nightlife and the complimentary Kiehl’s bath products ensure that you look (and feel) your best out on the town. Read more.

The London West Hollywood is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

33. The London West Hollywood

9.3
1020 N San Vicente Blvd (at Sunset Blvd.), West Hollywood, CA
Hotel · 55 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: Lovely spot for pool lounging by day and ideal starting point for nightlife around Sunset Boulevard by night. Complimentary calls to London. Complimentary coffee by the pool in the morning Read more.

The Standard, Hollywood is one of West Hollywood/Melrose.

34. The Standard, Hollywood

7.8
8300 W Sunset Blvd (at Sweetzer Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Hotel · 73 tips and reviews

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: We heart the pool–great scene and entertaining blue Astroturf design. Note that the rooms are classified by size (S, M, L, etc.). Avoid the XL rooms– not much is added, and they feel empty. Read more.