About Our Hotel
Historic Los Angeles Hotel
The iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge is more than just another Los Angeles hotel. Our legendary halls pre-date the film industry, have been graced by the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable, and offer today’s guest full-service accommodations only minutes from the best San Fernando Valley attractions. If you’re searching for the true Hollywood experience, Sportsmen’s Lodge is the answer and one of the premier Los Angeles landmarks.
Our Rich History
A Classic LA Success Story
The rich history of the Sportsmen’s Lodge reads like a classic-Hollywood movie script. Rural attraction frequented by local farmers and their families soon finds itself at the center of a burgeoning film industry and the hang-out of choice for newly minted celebrities such as Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
As Studio City grew up around Sportsmen’s Lodge many film crew and cast made the lodge their unofficial hang out and could be spotted sitting quietly along the banks of the trout ponds, enjoying a meal or simply lazing about. Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne are rumored to have taught their children to fish here, while silver screen royalty such as Tallulah Bankhead, Lena Horne and Bette Davis are said to have lounged around the pond picnic-style, eating dinner on white linens and drinking martinis.
No other landmark hotel in Los Angeles pre-dates the conception of the Sportsmen’s Lodge – and the end is yet to be written.