We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Between La Brea Blvd. and Fairfax Ave., About 8 km (5 miles) west of downtown Los Angeles, West Hollywood, CA
Description: Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for...
Trendy area filled with funky stores and cafes and great for people-watching.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 110 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great variety of shops

A long Avenue for shopping, great variety of stores and bars as well as a variety of budgets. Difficult to find a cab

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Lucy J
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oakville
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is the destination for all your home decor, dining and entertainment needs. The newly opened Restoration Hardware mansion is worth the trip alone. Not to be missed is Table Art at 8024 Melrose Avenue, ask for Walter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a place to be and to visit 10 years ago but now ! it is half empty and very cheap stores , if you like weird crowds and used clothing to buy , this is your place ! Just start by a visit in the biggest star bucks in LA , you will see thousand of people a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had breakfast at a very popular restaurant there on a Sunday morning. The line formed outside the venue. I think it was the called the Blue -----? Afterwards we walked down the street viewing very different types of shops that catered to the young, tatooed crowd that lived in the neighborhood.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A long Avenue for shopping, great variety of stores and bars as well as a variety of budgets. Difficult to find a cab

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This artsy/trendy street and surrounding area make for a great stroll in the day or evening. some nice restaurants along the route as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
64 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want high end chains like Chanel and Gucci, this street isn't for you but if you are looking for LA style in the form of great boutiques, hair salons, antique shops, vintage clothing stores and cafes, be sure to pay this area a visit. I'd suggest starting at La Cienega...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I walked to Melrose Ave specifically to visit the DASH store (being a closet Kardashian fan). If you love shopping and people watching it's excellent! DASH itself is great if you are the perfect figure with deep pockets. I will admit I did pay $11 for a souvenir water to bring home to my sister. All in all check out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lutz, Florida
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The hip crowd abounds on Melrose Avenue. Beautiful botiques, diverse pedestrians, and good restaurants, makes this a must-do to pass some time while in the Hollywood area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
uae
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved Melrose, it is so alive and vibrant. Each shop is different, the windows enticing you to go in. Chic boutiques and tattoo/piercing parlours dotted along it. It was rather invigorating to go there as it was so different to most places in LA. There are some great coffee shops too where you can sit and watch life pass... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Escondido, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Lots of novel ideas, some truly great shop-and then, there are the restaurants! It's not the open anything goes area that it was in the late seventies, or 80's, people watching is no longer for the early pump scene, nor Goth: for me that just makes people watching more fun, "there's a game afoote. A3+

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melrose Avenue also viewed

West Hollywood, CA
West Hollywood, CA
 

Been to Melrose Avenue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Melrose Avenue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?