Once the picturesque Wolfskill Ranch, surrounded by lush hills and citrus farms, Westwood Village emerged as Southern California's original urban village nearly 100 years ago. Westwood Village combines Hollywood glitz with rustic Californian beauty - as well as close proximity to the ocean.
Westwood Village History
Once the picturesque Wolfskill Ranch, surrounded by lush hills and citrus farms, Westwood Village emerged as Southern California's original urban village nearly 100 years ago. The development - designed around an idyllic Mediterranean theme - was considered one of the best-planned and most beautifully laid-out commercial areas in the nation. Westwood Village's proximity to Hollywood also made it an ideal home for iconic theaters, including the Majestic Crest Theatre, Regency Theatre's Fox Westwood Village Theatre, and Bruin Theatre. Thanks to these establishments, the neighborhood became known as "The movie premiere capital of the world," a distinction it still holds. Today, the area remains an icon of casual, glamorous Los Angeles living, defined by sidewalk cafes, upscale boutiques, green spaces with flowering, fragrant flora, and star-studded events. And our stylish hotel is in the heart of it all.
Where is Westwood Village
Bordered by the opulent mansions and estates of Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Bel-Air (Los Angeles' Platinum Triangle), Westwood Village combines Hollywood glitz with rustic Californian beauty - as well as close proximity to the ocean. Clay roofs, decorative Spanish tiles, paseos, fountains, and open-air courtyards create a picturesque scene. Westwood Village is also home to the seven-acre Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden.
Things to do in Westwood Village
Year-round sunshine and creative freedom, combined with the charm of Westwood Village's tree-lined streets, make the area a magnet for a dynamic mix of creatives, celebrities, students, engineers, directors, Noble Prize winners from UCLA, and up-and-comers of all kinds. They congregate to pick up organic fruits and vegetables from the outdoor market, while live musicians provide the soundtrack. Numerous nearby museums and annual festivals, including music, book, and film events, offer endless opportunities for enriching things to do. Lounges and neighborhood bars provide the space for both relaxed gatherings and high-profile meetings. At night, these venues transform to host premieres and parties, infusing the area with an intoxicating energy. Be sure to experience it all during your hotel stay.