Packed into 1.9 square miles, West Hollywood is a vibrant, inclusive city that welcomes all.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, nearly 40% of West Hollywood’s population identifies as LGBTQ. Visitors are assured a safe, welcoming urban environment that was built on the needs and interests of the community.
For LGBTQ visitors, there’s a lot to love about West Hollywood, including one of the world’s most thriving LGBTQ nightlife scenes, sleek designer hotels, and easy access to LA’s countless cultural and sightseeing landmarks. While there’s something exciting happening here year-round, the LA Pride Festival in June and Halloween street party in October both draw hundreds of thousands of revelers, making them great times to visit.
If nightlife is your thing, Santa Monica Boulevard is where it’s all happening, with hot spots ranging from pulsing dance clubs to friendly neighborhood bars. The Abbey, Revolver, Fiesta Cantina, Flaming Saddles, Gym Sports Bar, Micky’s and Rage are just a few of the bars and clubs that make the west side popular, while Gold Coast, Fubar and Hamburger Mary’s beckon visitors east.
Places to Stay
All of West Hollywood’s hotels are LGBTQ-friendly. Spend your afternoons beside a glamorous rooftop pool at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, Andaz West Hollywood or Mondrian Los Angeles. Ramada Plaza Hotels & Suites is located right in the heart of the action on Santa Monica Boulevard, buzzing with pedestrians, outdoor cafes, shops and bars. Spacious all-suite properties like the Petit Ermitage, Montrose West Hollywood, Le Parc Suite Hotel and Chamberlain West Hollywood are within easy walking distance of Santa Monica Boulevard, as are the chic pied-a-terre Palihouse West Hollywood and the design-forward La Peer Hotel.
West Hollywood also offers an array of options of places to get married, from hotel rooftops to intimate garden settings.
People to See
If you’re looking for an alternative to the clubs, West Hollywood is full of great restaurants, indulgent spas, sensational shopping, outstanding art galleries and LGBTQ-frequented coffee shops. Don’t miss the West Hollywood Design District, home to more than 300 art galleries, fashion boutiques, interior design showrooms, and outdoor cafes with awesome people watching. You might even run into celebrities shopping for new home furnishings.