If you’ve never been to West Hollywood and are planning a trip, you’ve more than likely taken to Google to help you plan your stay. While a search engine will no doubt provide answers to all of your questions, we’ve always found that real tips from real locals help make an experience in a new city just a little bit better.

With that in mind, we thought we’d answer some of our Hotel 850 SVB West Hollywood guests’ most common questions.

What should I expect from West Hollywood?

WeHo has a reputation the precedes it and, for the most part, that reputation is deserved.

It’s trendy, It’s swanky. It’s high-energy. This is the place to come for buzzing nightclubs, world-famous restaurants, and – of course – shopping. You can expect to rub shoulders with celebrities and up-and-coming stars and are sure to see a place or two that you recognize from famous Hollywood movies.

How can I get around West Hollywood?

No car? No problem! West Hollywood is consistently voted one of the most walkable cities in California, spanning across just 1.9 miles. That means it’s easy for guests of Hotel 850 SVB West Hollywood to get out and see everything the area has to offer, from Melrose Avenue to Sunset Strip.

What’s the best place to stay in West Hollywood?

Well, this one is obvious. Hotel 850 SVB West Hollywood – a boutique hotel near Beverley Hills with a cozy but chic vibe, perfect for families, couples and solo travelers. Situated on a quiet street in West Hollywood, this 1918 bungalow conversion is the perfect mix of contemporary luxury and genuine comfort.

We treat our guests like family, with thoughtful touches that make our home yours for as long as you decide to stay. This is especially important in a place as bustling as West Hollywood!

What are the best places to eat in West Hollywood?

As you might expect, West Hollywood is home to some of the world’s most famous (and respected!) dining establishments in the world. Drawing in celebrity chefs from all over, WeHo is truly a foodie’s paradise.

Hotel SVB also has its own intimate dinner experiences featuring guest appearances from acclaimed local chefs. Get in touch with us for more information!

If your trip doesn’t coincide with one of our special dinners, make sure you check out a variety of the local restaurants and cafes, where you’ll be able to sample everything for the best Thai food outside of Thai town, outstanding (and sometimes bottomless) brunches, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian spots for those with different dietary requirements.  

What is there to do in West Hollywood?

A better question would be: what isn’t there to do in West Hollywood?

This tiny but mighty area of Los Angeles has something for everyone. But, you can find our top picks below:

  1. Check out Chateau Marmont, the West Hollywood hotel made famous by celebrities since 1929.
  2. Take a stroll down Melrose Avenue, a trendy (and famous!) street between La Brea Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue with funky shops and trendy cafes.
  3. Experience the best of LA with a night out on Sunset Strip.
  4. Take a tour of celebrity’s homes to see how the rich and famous live.

If I want to shop in West Hollywood, where should I go?

West Hollywood is easily one of the best places to spend an afternoon shopping…especially if you want to spend some serious cash. You’ll find everything from luxury to vintage and books to guitars.

Our recommendation? Just start walking! You’re bound to stumble upon some of the city’s gems without even trying.

If you have more questions about West Hollywood, we’re happy to answer them! Get in touch with our staff during or before your stay at Hotel 850 SVB West Hollywood for more local information.