All you need to know about Los Angeles

What do I need to know about staying in Los Angeles?

Travel in Los Angeles

In 2020, Los Angeles was ranked as the sixth most congested city in the US. Although congestion has improved somewhat since 2005 when it was ranked as the worst in the country, we do recommend utilising the city’s alternative transportation methods to avoid delays on the roads. The city’s bus system is the second busiest in the US, whereas the subway system is the ninth busiest.

While getting around the city has its problems, reading the city from abroad is made easy thanks to the impressive LAX Airport being just a 20 minute drive from the city centre.

Shopping in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is famed for its shopping culture, especially the internationally renowned Rodeo Drive. This two mile long street in south LA is known for its luxury selection of high end stores, including Gucci, Breitling, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana. A more mainstream selection of shops and restaurants can be found at The Grove, which also boasts a double-decker 1950s trolley.

Going Out in Los Angeles

As can be expected with the city’s lavish celebrity lifestyle, Los Angeles boasts an impressive nightlife. An impressive array of bars and drinks lounges populate the city streets, including the amazing Rooftop at the Standard which offers some of the finest night-time views of the city to be found. Movie lovers can head to Universal CityWalk which blends movie magic with a plethora of bars and restaurants. Wherever takes your fancy, you can be sure of an easy journey back home when staying in one of our central Los Angeles serviced apartments.

Los Angeles is also home to a fantastic selection of comedy clubs such as the Laugh Factory – which launched the careers of many comedy legends including Richard Pryor. Visitors can also be sure of bumping into comedy royalty at Hollywood Improv – with performers such as Sarah Silverman making regular appearances.  

Los Angeles at night


Before staying in one of our serviced apartments in Los Angeles on business, it’s important to know a little about the city to help acclimatise to your new home-from-home. So read on to discover some interesting and unusual facts about Los Angeles:

  • The city sits above the third largest oil field in the US
  • Los Angeles is known for its tar pits – a new one was discovered in 2006 and contained ancient remains of sabre-toothed cats and a mammoth
  • The Hollywood sign originally read ‘Hollywoodland’
  • The city’s original name was ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula’ - meaning ‘The town of Our Lady queen of the angels on the Porciuncula River’
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame is home to more than 2,600 stars


When seeking Los Angeles corporate housing options for your business trip, one of the countless serviced apartments in Los Angeles should be at the top of your list. Featuring the high level of service expected in a hotel, combined with the space, privacy and homeliness of a rented apartment, serviced apartments truly provide the best of both world to business travellers visiting Los Angeles. With designated rooms and spaces in which to sleep, rest, entertain, cook, dine and work, guests can enjoy a homely environment to call their own – far from the often cramped and impersonal space provided in a standard hotel suite. With housekeeping, and other on-site amenities such as gymnasiums, meeting rooms and concierge services often provided, serviced apartment guests are able to live to their own schedule and utilise the flexibility afforded by having their own kitchens, lounges and personal space.


Booking your Los Angeles serviced apartments with SilverDoor ensures you have the experience, expertise and dedication of a specialist agency behind you. We have over 20 years’ experience in the corporate accommodation sector, and so are intimately familiar with the needs of business clients travelling all over the world. We provide an excellent service – as rated on Trustpilot – and support our clients through every step of their journey – from initial enquiry to stay and aftercare. We maintain excellent relationships with the world’s leading property operators, meaning we can negotiate the best rates and cancellation policies for our clients – whether you’re looking to book one of our serviced apartments in Los Angeles or anywhere else in the world, we will ensure your experience is the very best. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What different types of serviced apartment are there in Los Angeles?

    Los Angeles - also known as LA and the ‘City of Angels’ - is the largest city in California and the second largest city in the America. With a diverse economy driven by trade, finance, technology, aerospace industries, and, of course, entertainment, Los Angeles is a popular destination for both tourists and corporate travellers. To cater to demand, there are many serviced apartments in Los Angeles suitable for those visiting the city on business. From studio apartments for solo travellers, to four bedroom properties for groups or relocating families, there is an array of Los Angeles serviced apartments to suit every length of stay and number of guests. There is a huge range of different apartment types within Los Angeles, for example, the AKA West Hollywood Residences offers eight different accommodation types. A studio apartment, one bedroom balcony suite, one bedroom downtown suite, one bedroom sunset suite, two bedroom downtown suite, two bedroom penthouse bi-level suitesuite, two bedroom premium suite, and a two bedroom sunset suite. There are so many avenues of corporate housing options in Los Angeles to explore so your business trip to this fascinating city is sure to be successful.

  • Why is Los Angeles known as a business hub?

    While Los Angeles may be best known for its Hollywood neighbourhood and the associated celebrity lifestyle of the famous residents of nearby Beverly Hills, the city is actually a thriving hub for business in the west of the US. Indeed, the Los Angeles metropolitan areas has a gross metropolitan product of over one trillion dollars, ranking it one of the largest economic metropolitan areas in the world, surpassed only by Tokyo and New York. Home to major institutions such as the University of Southern California, and the base of major corporate headquarters including Activision Blizzard, Warner Music Group, Delta Scientific and AECOM, Los Angeles has major business appeal to investing companies from across the world. Begin your business journey to the City of Angeles with SilverDoor and choose your ideal base from our selection of serviced apartments in Los Angeles. The city is known as a business hub firstly because of all the industry clusters that are located within Los Angeles as many companies and businesses have overlapped and innovated making this destination the creative capital of America. It has a massive consumer market with more than 10.2 million individuals buying goods and services as it has the top Customs District in the U.S. in a two-way trade value. With around 5,000 tech companies and the third largest GDP in the world, Los Angeles certainly is one of the biggest business hubs in America. 

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