Walking with the Stars

Written in cooperation with the Hipmunk Boutique hotel campaign.

Hollywood. That word is, justifiably, world-famous. For decades, young hopefuls have streamed into California, all with the hopes of seeing their name up in lights, and their handprints on the side-walk among the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For travelers, the name is synonymous with glamour. Mann’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip, and Melrose Avenue.

The iconic images of the movies are never far away in Hollywood. Whether it be a classic or Julia Roberts picking up Richard Gere. To find your own Hollywood memories, look for lodging options in the heart of the action.

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Wander a short distance to the Walk of Fame from your comfortable lodgings at the Magic Castle Hotel. One and Two bedroom suites feature pillowtop bedding and plush linens. The welcoming pool area and on-site restaurant will reinvigorate after a full day of exploring the sights along Hollywood Boulevard. All suites have full size kitchens for those wanting an evening in after a full day of sightseeing.

Just one mile from Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Bowl, the W Hollywood Hotel’s architecture brings to mind the heyday of glamour in this city. A rooftop pool and bar allow for lovely cityscape viewing over the lights and you and your furry friends will be comfortable on the lush platform beds covered with plush linens and your choice of pillow menu! This hotel features an intriguing “whatever/whenever” policy so staff is on hand 24/7 for all the guest needs.

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For true Hollywood glamour head for The Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine. This retro-style property epitomizes the style of old Hollyood, from the dramatic red façade to the eclectic style inside. The delightful rooms feature a kitchen and separate dining room to entertain friends. Unique furnished balconies complete the overall charm, and 24hr concierge service can arrange a multitude of tours and sightseeing attractions.

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The sleek, modern rooms at the Loews Hollywood Hotel will enchant even the most particular traveler. Stylishly decorated in soothing greys, deep violet and burnt orange, beds offer Egyptian cotton sheets and Keurig coffee makers. The hotel has a rooftop pool with private cabanas, 24/7 concierge service, and a luxury spa. Embrace all the excitement of Mann’s Chinese Theater and Hollywood Boulevard before retreating to your own deluxe suite.

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For the budget conscious traveler, check out the Motel 6 Hollywood. You may think you know Motel 6, but the Hollywood location may surprise you. Recently remodeled rooms include upgraded decor, free Wi-Fi, and a relaxed feel. Dogs are welcome to stay at no additional charge, and parking is a mere $12 per day. Spend your money exploring old Hollywood, while saving dollars at this centrally located destination.

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Every one will want to take their own walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame once in a lifetime. Pose with celebrities at Madame Tussauds, take in a show at an iconic Hollywood Bowl, or test your photography at the Hollywood sign. All of the symbols of Hollywood are at your doorstep when you choose a Hipmunk hotel.

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