The Historic Mayfair Hotel has featured prominently in Los Angeles' history. Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the hotel was the site of the first Academy Awards after-party and has been used as a setting in a number of films. Today, it retains its old-school, upscale charm while offering guests all the modern amenities they need. The Hotel Stepping into the marble, pillared hotel lobby is like going back in time. The Historic Mayfair Hotel was built in the 1920s, modeled after the grand European hotels of the era. Of course, the beds have gotten much more comfortable over the decades, free Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected, and a fitness center means health-minded guests don't have to break from routine. On-site parking is available for a fee, and public transit runs right outside. The in-house restaurant, the Celebrity, offers a very affordable full breakfast. Nearby Attractions Located in downtown L.A; the Historic Mayfair Hotel is near Bunker Hill and Pershing Square, while the metro outside will quickly take guests to Little Tokyo, Chinatown, or Koreatown. The Nokia Theater, L.A. Live, and the Staples Center are all nearby. The Page Museum, home of the La Brea Tar Pits, is within short driving distance. For families seeking out classic California pastimes, Universal Studios is 12 miles away, while Disneyland is a little farther, at thirty miles away.