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A Map Guide to What to Do When You're Staying on Broadway

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All Hotels Week long, we'll be providing map guides with advice on what to eat/drink/do when you're staying at five LA hotels in five different neighborhoods. Discover something new, whether you're a tourist or a cross-town staycationer.

The Ace Hotel opened a few months ago in one of the most exciting areas of Los Angeles—the Historic Core has been happening for a while, but now beautiful old Broadway is lighting up again too. There's tons to do in the neighborhood; here's a starter guide for your first trip to Downtown. Bonus: everything's less than a mile from the Ace, and most of it is within a couple blocks.

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1. Ace Hotel Los Angeles

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933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

You could happily hang out at the Ace for a couple days and never leave the building; there are great views from the Upstairs lounge, great food at the LA Chapter restaurant, and even local shopping in the lobby.

2. The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

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929 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

When the Ace moved in, it restored the neighboring United Artists Theatre, an incredible Spanish-Gothic movie palace first opened in 1927. Now you can see anything from Spiritualized to ballet there.

3. Umami Broadway

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852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 413-8626
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Have a burger and a cocktail at the high-end chain's giant outpost here, one of the first of the new wave on southern Broadway.

4. Eastern Columbia Lofts

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849 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

Admire the architecture (and the travertine sidewalk) at the Eastern Columbia Building from the outside, then head in to shop at Acne and have a coffee at Il Caffe.

5. Alma

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952 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 444-0984
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Book very, very early to get a table at chef Ari Taymor's Alma, which Bon Appétit named the best new restaurant in America last year.

6. The Last Bookstore

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453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-0599
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Head up to the enormous Last Bookstore (which more or less lives up to its name) and spend hours browsing in its thousands of square feet.

7. Perch

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448 S Hill St 13th F
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770
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Skip the food but have a cocktail at Perch, on the fifteenth floor of the Pershing Square Building, and enjoy some of the best views around.

8. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
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Bottega Louie, on the ground floor of the lovely Brockman Building, is the essential Downtown hotspot—always packed, always loud, always fun.

9. Santee Alley

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210 East Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Spend a few hours shopping for anything, everything, or nothing at LA's version of the Grand Bazaar.

10. Electric Dusk Drive-In

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1000 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This ad hoc drive-in the Fashion District shows classic movies year-round.

11. LA Live

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800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-5483
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Well, you might as well hit LA Live! See a game at Staples, watch a movie at the Regal, see a show at the Nokia, tour the Grammy Musem—a little something for everyone who's not epileptic.

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1. Ace Hotel Los Angeles

933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

You could happily hang out at the Ace for a couple days and never leave the building; there are great views from the Upstairs lounge, great food at the LA Chapter restaurant, and even local shopping in the lobby.

933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

2. The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

929 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

When the Ace moved in, it restored the neighboring United Artists Theatre, an incredible Spanish-Gothic movie palace first opened in 1927. Now you can see anything from Spiritualized to ballet there.

929 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

3. Umami Broadway

852 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Have a burger and a cocktail at the high-end chain's giant outpost here, one of the first of the new wave on southern Broadway.

852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

4. Eastern Columbia Lofts

849 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Admire the architecture (and the travertine sidewalk) at the Eastern Columbia Building from the outside, then head in to shop at Acne and have a coffee at Il Caffe.

849 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

5. Alma

952 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Book very, very early to get a table at chef Ari Taymor's Alma, which Bon Appétit named the best new restaurant in America last year.

952 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

6. The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Head up to the enormous Last Bookstore (which more or less lives up to its name) and spend hours browsing in its thousands of square feet.

453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7. Perch

448 S Hill St 13th F, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Skip the food but have a cocktail at Perch, on the fifteenth floor of the Pershing Square Building, and enjoy some of the best views around.

448 S Hill St 13th F
Los Angeles, CA 90013

8. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bottega Louie, on the ground floor of the lovely Brockman Building, is the essential Downtown hotspot—always packed, always loud, always fun.

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

9. Santee Alley

210 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Spend a few hours shopping for anything, everything, or nothing at LA's version of the Grand Bazaar.

210 East Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

10. Electric Dusk Drive-In

1000 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This ad hoc drive-in the Fashion District shows classic movies year-round.

1000 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

11. LA Live

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Well, you might as well hit LA Live! See a game at Staples, watch a movie at the Regal, see a show at the Nokia, tour the Grammy Musem—a little something for everyone who's not epileptic.

800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015