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City Hall

200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4801
+1 213-485-2121
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After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4801
+1 213-485-2121
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to change the elevators 3 times (the last one is one floor...More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This old TV show fixture is a worthy stop for an LA visit. Main reason, you get to see how strange the city is layed out and also get to peg a few stops. You can see the Hollywood sign, Chavez Ravine, and the Griffith...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A nice free way to get a nice panoramic view of LA. Go through security on the Main St side of the building and the the elevator. We walked from the 22nd floor not realizing you can also take the elevator from the 22nd to...More

1  Thank J L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This imposing structure is best viewed from the adjacent parklands. I thoght the building to be quite attractive. We did not go inside as it was a Sunday when we were there but I am told there are good views from an upper floor.

Thank 228Kevin
Reviewed 12 November 2016

After going through a security check you can enter an elevagor with stylish decorations that takes you up to the observation deck. There is a free access to it (unlike other tall buildings in other major cities), which is somehow surprising, but nevertheless good for...More

Thank Ula T
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is City Hall and who cares--it has one thing going for it, you can take an elevator to the top and see a great view of the City. It is free, but you paid to park. You will ask yourself why. Locals never go...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

After clearing security, you ride the elevator to an upper floor. From there, take a second elevator to the top and walk up one more floor to the observation level where you can go outside for a 360 panorama of downtown Los Angeles. Many buildings...More

Thank rick19348
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Take photos on the Spring St. side of the building or Grand Park (park right in front of City Hall) but public entrance is on the other side, 200 N. Main St. After you pass security and get your badge, you can go up to...More

Thank adrenalinejunkie007
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Free observatory deck that offers an excellent view of the city! A hidden gem of the city, LA City Hall actually offers a great skyview of the city in all directions that goes as far out as Catalina Island on a clear day. It's best...More

1  Thank Terrance Y
Reviewed 13 September 2016

FREE! Yes, really. You do have to have your bag scanned, and get a visitor's badge, but this building is a true Los Angeles treasure. Built in the late 1920s, it contains amazing art nouveau details, in the elevators and particularly in the third floor....More

Thank Organistagracia
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering
buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
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Response from pasares | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it has to be a photo id. no photocopies are accepted.
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