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Things to do at the Saharan Motor Hotel

Hollywood, California Attractions

From movie stars to tendy bars, Hollywood, California is an exciting vacation destination - famous for its cultural identity and history as the mecca of movie studios and stars. A vibrant destination for nightlife, shopping and tourism, Hollywood is home of many exciting attractions and landmarks, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios Hollywood, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Wax Museum, and the symbolic Hollywood Sign in the hills. Many historic Hollywood theaters, such as the Kodak Theater which hosts the Academy Awards, are just steps away from the Saharan Motor Hotel.

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Los Angeles Shopping

Melrose Avenue. A hip, trendy pedestrian neighborhood of Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue is a funky shopping and dining area on the forefront of fashion. To the cutting-edge trendies of the West Side, Melrose is the place to shop, stroll and be seen.

With its blur of neon, pierced noses and red Ferraris, Melrose is lined with eccentric, trendy boutiques, such as "A Star is Worn," "Humphrey Yogurt Cafe," "Warbabies," "Retail Slut," and "Wacko". Melrose also offers comedy clubs, night spots, nostalgia shops, and unusual stores selling records, books, Disney memorabilia, fine art, jewelry, and antiques. On Melrose, you’ll find L.A.'s hottest restaurants such as Chianti, Ago and Emilio's.


Beverly Center.

One of Los Angeles' top destinations, Beverly Center is the city's trendsetting shopping d estination and marketplace. With a variety of unique shopping, dining, and entertainment under one roof, the Center is an 8-story landmark reminiscent of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Beverly Center features 160 boutiques and restaurants reflecting the diverse styles of Los Angeles. Located at the edge of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Beverly Center is anchored by Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Macy's Men's Store, a 13-screen movie theater and California's only Grand Lux Cafe. With its mix of well-known stores and trendy boutiques, Beverly Center is a favorite shopping destination for Hollywood stylists and celebrities. The Rooftop Terrace showcases panoramic views - from downtown Los Angeles to the Hollywood sign. Dining options range from the first Hard Rock Cafe in LA ls to the Wave Restaurant. Visit beverlycenter.com.


Los Angeles Farmers Market.

California’s oldest outdoor market and an exciting destination, Los Angeles Farmers Market offers local flavor - from fresh produce to flowers to family events. This amazing marketplace features fashion-forward clothing and accessories, international cuisine and gifts, magazines/books, grocery and specialty foods, farm-fresh produce, art, body & herbal products, children’s toys, home and living products, jewelry, collectibles, and the finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce, ice cream and flowers in LA. Visit www.farmersmarketla.com.


Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard/Sunset Plaza.

Tourists and celebrities shop this chic stretch of Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd. that is lined with trendy boutiques with stunning clothes and accessories, outdoor cafés and hip salons. Top fashion spots, such as Madison, Anna Sui, and O adorn Sunset. Grab a seat at one of the Euro-style cafés and enjoy the scenery. At Sunset Plaza Drive, you'll find Sunset Plaza’s chic sidewalk cafés, trendy boutiques and great people-watching spots.


Rodeo Drive.

The couture capital of California, Rodeo Drive is Los Angeles’ famous shopping strip. High fashion shops are located along 3 hallowed amed blocks, along with new, cutting-edge labels. The street where Julia Roberts had her shopping spree in "Pretty Woman," Rodeo Drive sports designer digs such as Louis Vuitton, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Chanel, Bally, Gucci, Bulgari, and many fashion-forward boutiques. [Top]


Beverly Hill's Golden Triangle

Wilshire Blvd., and Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills). The 16-square-block area surrounding Rodeo Drive, known as the Golden Triangle, offers a colorful line of specialty stores. On nearby Wilshire Blvd., you’ll find Niketown, Barneys, and the infamous "Winona" Saks Fifth Avenue.


Universal City Walk.

With 65 fun things to do and 33 places to eat Universal CityWalk is LA’s hottest shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Experience a colorful Hollywood walk lined with shops - from Abercrombie & Fitch to Zen Zone - a myriad of restaurants and nightclubs, such as like Hard Rock Café and B.B. King’s Blues Club, and star-studded Hollywood events. [Top]


South Coast Plaza.

An exclusive shopping center in Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza features 322 stores, including major department stores, such as Macy’s and Nordstrom, designer stores and boutiques, events and exhibits, and a multitude of unique dining options. New additions include Ralph Lauren, New Balance and Barneys New York. Visit www.south-coast-plaza.com.

3rd St. Promenade/Santa Monica. Santa Monica’s world-famous shopping destination, Third Street Promenade offers fabulous shopping and dining, a bi-weekly farmers’ market, and exciting entertainment - from live theater to street performers - just minutes from the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. [Top]


Hollywood & Highland Center.

Shop, dine, and play at the world-famous Hollywood and Highland Center, an exciting shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Hollywood. Browse national, regional and local retail shops and boutiques, such as American Eagle, Gap and Louis Vuitton. Dine at a variety of restaurants, such as the Grill on Hollywood and Twist, or enjoy Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs, a state-of-the-art cinema, and the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The crown jewel of Hollywood & Highland, Kodak Theater hosts a range of prestigious artists and events including the Academy Awards. Visit www.hollywoodandhighland.com


Bella Terra.

An open air lifestyle center, Bella Terra offers a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience in Huntington Beach. Reminiscent of a quaint Italian village, with cobblestone walkways, courtyards and sparkling fountains, Bella Terra offers shops such as Barnes & Noble, Burlington Coat Factory, REI and Circuit City. Enjoy restaurants, such as California Pizza Kitchen and Kubuki Japanese Restaurant, and a new Century Theatres. Visit www.bellaterrahuntingtonbeach.com. [Top]

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Los Angeles Beaches
Redondo Beach

Experience miles of pristine, sandy beaches and coastal harbors at Redondo Beach and Redondo Beach Pier - the "seafood capital" of Southern California. Enjoy numerous shops, restaurants and an open fish market along the beachfront. Discover the Redondo Beach Dog Park, an off-leash place for dogs and excursion boats. The pier is an excellent fishing spot.


Santa Monica Beach

The world-famous Santa Monica Beach is an idyllic destination for a seaside vacation. Enjoy the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and views of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 3.5-mile Santa Monica Beach epitomizes beach life of Southern California. Along the sandy strand you can jog, bike, skate, play volleyball, build sandcastles, or ride the waves on to the shore. Surf a swell or work on your California tan.


Venice Beach

The world-famous Santa Monica Beach is an idyllic destination for a seaside vacation. Enjoy the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and views of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 3.5-mile Santa Monica Beach epitomizes beach life of Southern California. Along the sandy strand you can jog, bike, skate, play volleyball, build sandcastles, or ride the waves on to the shore. Surf a swell or work on your California tan.

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Burbank Airports
Los Angeles/Hollywood/Burbank Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Los Angeles International Airport is the largest and primary airport serving Los Angeles, CA. Located 15 miles from downtown, LAX is the busiest airport in California - serving 60 million passengers. LAX serves 87 domestic and 69 international destinations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. A major hub for United Airlines and Delta, LAX is the focus point for American Airlines, Southwest Airlnes, and Air New Zealand. LAX is also a famous location for commercial aircraft spotting, notably at the "Imperial Hill" area in El Segundo.


Bob Hope Burbank Airport

Bob Hope Airport is the closest airport to Hollywood, the Valley and downtown L.A. - 10 minutes to Disney, NBC, Warner Bros. and Universal. Link up to your flights with Metrolink (Mon-Fri) and Amtrak with their combined station within walking distance of the main terminal. The airport is a stop on MTA bus lines and Burbank Bus, which connects with Downtown Burbank and the Metro Red Line in North Hollywood. Visit www.burbankairport.com.

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The newly-renovated Saharan Motor Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood, California on famed Sunset Boulevard near La Brea Avenue. When you stay at the Saharan you enjoy access to all the exciting sights, sounds and scenery that make Hollywood one of the most magical and alluring destinations on the planet. Just steps from our attractive Hollywood hotel, you’ll find Hollywood’s most famous attractions, such as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Hollywood & Highland Center, and world-famous shopping, dining and entertainment on Sunset Blvd.


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Hollywood’s Central Hotel. Our ideal location puts the excitement of Hollywood at your fingertips. The Saharan Motor Hotel is 3 miles from the Hollywood Bowl and Universal Studios Theme Park and CityWalk, 4 miles from the famous Santa Monica Beach & Pier, 8 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and just minutes from Southern California's t popular tourist attractions, including Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Convention Center. For your convenience, the hotel can reserve your sightseeing tour pickup right from the hotel.


Hollywood Shopping & Nightlife. Discover Hollywood’s most fashionable shopping, dining and entertainment at Hollywood & Highland Center, Beverly Hills’s Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd., Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. From the chic couture of Rodeo to the largest outdoor marketplace at the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market, the Los Angeles Area is a shopper’s heaven.

 

Hollywood & Los Angeles Attractions

  • Sunset Blvd. - 0.1 mile
  • Hollywood Attractions, CaliforniaHollywood Walk of Fame - 1.4 miles
  • Kodak Theater - 2 miles
  • Hollywood Sign - 5.4 miles
  • Mann’s Chinese Theater - 0.7 miles
  • Los Angeles Farmer’s Market - 5 miles
  • Greek Theater - 5 miles
  • Dodger Stadium - 9.7 miles
  • Los Angeles Convention Center - 12 miles
  • Disneyland Resorts - 20 miles
  • Movieland Wax Museum - 30 miles
  • Hollywood Bowl - 1.6 miles
  • Hollywood & Highland Center - 2 miles
  • Universal Resort & CityWalk - 3.5 miles
  • Santa Monica Pier & Aquarium - 4 miles
  • Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive - 4 miles
  • Melrose Avenue - 5 miles
  • Downtown Los Angeles - 8 miles
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena - 10.6 miles
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain - 20 miles
  • Knott’s Berry Farm - 30 miles
  • Orange County - 25 miles

Beaches

  • Venice Beach - 15 miles
  • Santa Monica Beach - 4 miles
  • Redondo - 15 miles

Airports

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 13.1 miles
  • Bob Hope Burbank Airport - 10 miles