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At first glance, LA may appear to be off-limits for the budget traveler. Guess again. Whether you're strolling Sunset Strip or soaking up rays on Santa Monica Pier, the beauty of a Los Angeles vacation lies in the people-watching. Forget hours inside museums, LA is all about the Angelenos – the ones who have made their mark on the past, and the ones still dreaming of making their marks on the future.

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Cheap Los Angeles Vacation Packages

Stay on Main

2 stars
2.8 / 5 144 reviews
Dynamic downtown hotel is city's gateway with affordable comfort Sporting a cool, colorful style, Stay appeals to all travelers looking to save money on accommodations without compromising on comfort. A variety of guest-room and pricing options fits any budget, while handy amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod dockings stations in each room add to the appeal. The downtown location means many of L.A.'s prime attractions are walkable or easily accessible via the nearby Metro or freeways. The trendiest downtown eateries and bars are also short walks away. Highlights Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areasConvenient downtown location means an abundance of nearby dining, shopping and recreationMetro Stations, Union Station and freeways all nearby Location Guests will find a wealth of attractions, from downtown L.A.'s heritage buildings, Little Tokyo and Chinatown to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Walt Disney Concert Hall, all within walking distance. Two Metro stations are only blocks away, putting Universal Studios, Miracle Mile and Hollywood within easy reach, while the nearby 110 and I-5 freeways allow connectivity to all of greater L.A.'s destinations. Rooms Stay's 138 guest rooms come in various types. Guests can choose from rooms with private baths and with queen, twin or bunk beds. The same bed options are available for rooms with shared baths located down the hall. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Guests enjoy 300-count bed sheets and European bath and body essentials. Features This boutique hotel caters to anyone looking for friendly, functional accommodations at a budget price. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. To satisfy every hunger and thirst, there is an abundance of the trendiest bars and restaurants within walking distance. The nearby fashion and arts districts offer fantastic shopping and gallery-hopping opportunities. Transportation Closest Metro Stations: Pershing Square (5 blocks) & 7th Street/Metro Center (1 mi/1.5 km)Los Angeles International Airport (19 mi/30 km)Bob Hope Airport (15 mi/25 km) Attractions Museum of Contemporary Art (1 mi/1.5 km)Walt Disney Concert Hall (1 mi/1.5 km)Griffith Park & Observatory (8 mi/13 km)Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (8 mki/13 km)Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (11 mi/18 km)Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/26 km)
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Historic Mayfair Hotel

2 stars
2.7 / 5 102 reviews
The charming Historic Mayfair Hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of Los Angeles just few blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, Nokia Theater, USC, Business and financial Center, Jewelry District, Fashion District, China Town, Little Tokyo, Korean Town, Courthouse, Music Center, Walt Disney Music Center, Macy Shopping Mall, dodger Stadium and Natrual Science Museum . Easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hill, Universal Studio , Santa Monica, Venice Beach by Metro Train, Bus or car. Corporate offices are within 2 miles. Los Angeles Police Headquarter, Mayor office, Los Angeles Court House, Immigration Office, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital.Financial offices such as Ernst and Young, Price Water House, Deloitte, KPMG, Bank of America, Capital, Chase Bank, Wellsfargo, Union Bank, Citibank.Lawyers nearby are O'Melveny and Meyers, Latham and Watkins, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. The Mayfair Hotel is completely non-smoking. If a guest chooses to smoke inside the room, a cleaning fee will be assessed and charged to the guest. Refrigerators are offered, based on availability, for a fee. If a guest would like to request a refrigerator for their stay, the additional fee can be paid directly at the Hotel. Once again, this is based upon availability and requests cannot be guaranteed. Children 12 years of age and younger may stay free with a parent in the same room, using existing bedding. Any person older than the age of 12 years will be regarded as an adult and be charged as such. BREAKFAST BUFFET at the CELEBRITY RESTAURANT Hours: M - F: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM SAT - SUN: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM $12.95 Per Person *Includes applicable taxes and gratuity Parking fee is fourteen ($14) dollars a day plus tax. Minimum age required to do the check-in at the hotel is 21 years old. Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM (Noon)
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Miyako Hotel Los Angeles

3 stars
3.9 / 5 140 reviews
Modern comfort meets exotic style at prime downtown Los Angeles hotel This distinctive Asian-inspired downtown hotel offers convenience, leisure and ample comforts. Prime L.A. destinations are within easy reach thanks to local Metro and freeway access. Guests can unwind at the hotel's luxury spa, enjoy first-class fusion cuisine at the in-house sushi restaurant and chill at the premium coffee bar or at the dazzling in-house karaoke lounge. Rooms offer complimentary comforts amidst uniquely elegant East-West decor. Highlights Central downtown location near fashion and financial districts and Metro StationsExciting in-house nightlife and dining optionsLuxurious, full-service spa Location The city's financial and fashion districts as well as museums, Metro Stations and Union Station are all just blocks away. The Metro and convenient nearby freeway link-ups offer smooth access to Universal Studios, Miracle Mile, Hollywood and beyond. Rooms A blend of elegant modern and Japanese decor welcomes guests to each of the hotel's 174 rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi access, cable TV with premium channels and DVD players provide comfort and entertainment. All rooms come with two double beds, while the deluxe and Tokyo executive rooms add luxurious duvets, executive work stations and modern Japanese bathroom amenities. FeaturesGuests have a luxury spa at their disposal, with Shiatsu massage, dry and steam saunas, private Jacuzzis available. The hotel's Cafe Take 5 serves up a health-conscious selection of coffees, teas and juices, while dazzling Asian and Japanese fusions are on the menu at Tamon Restaurant. Ohjah Lounge mixes exciting cocktails with classic karaoke action in a sexy, elegant setting. Transportation Closest Metro Stations: Pershing Square (1 mi/2 km) and Union Station (1.5 mi/2 km)Bob Hope Airport (16 mi/26 km)Los Angeles International Airport (19 mi/31 km)Long Beach Airport (23 mi/38 km) Attractions Japanese American Museum (less than one block)Museum of Contemporary Art (1 mi/2 km)Los Angeles County Museum of Art (7 mi/12 km)Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (8 mi/12 km)Griffith Park & Observatory (9.5 mi/15 km)Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (10 mi/16 km)Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills (12 mi/20 km)Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/26 km) Business Business center (fee applies)Meeting room and banquet facilityOn-site event specialists Polices and feesCheck-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 12 p.m. Spa hours are Mon-Fri from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. with the last massage at 10 p.m., Sat-Sun from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. with the last massage at 10 p.m.Valet parking rate is $18.00 USD + tax for hotel registered guests. $2.00 USD each 20 minutes for visitors.$5.00 USD up to 3 hours max with validation for Spa & Restaurant; after 3 hours, $2.00 USD each 20 min. For late checkout after 2pm, guests will be charged $2.00 USD each 20 min up to $18.00 USD. The hours of operation are 6 a.m.-3 a.m.The spa is being renovated from May 16 through September 1, 2011. During this time, all spa areas, including the exercise room, will be closed. The only spa amenity offered will be the massage room, available at the following times: Monday to Friday (3:30 pm-11 pm); Saturday and Sunday (1 pm-11 pm); last admission: 10 pm.Please be informed of the following street closures:06 August (LAPD 30th National Night Out) at 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM: First street between San Pedro and Alameda streets 11 August (73rd Nisei Week Parade) at 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM and 18 August (73rd Nisei Week Closing Ceremonies) at 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM: Few streets in Little Tokyo area including First Street where Miyako Hotel is located Guests need to inform the hotel in advance if cars need to be taken in/out during these times.
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Ritz Milner Hotel - Los Angeles

2 stars
2.7 / 5 44 reviews
The Ritz Milner Hotel, at 8th St. and S.Flower St. in downtown Los Angeles has been restored to it's original grandeur throughout the interior and exterior of this stately building and now joins the list of "boutique" properties operated by Milner Hotels. A full service restaurant and Pub are on the premises and are scheduled for restoration later this year. The new "boutique" Ritz Milner Hotel is proud of it's long standing reputation for having an experienced client-friendly staff and providing consistently clean, comfortable guest rooms at reasonable rates. The average tenure of the workforce at this Milner property is fourteen years, making our staff both well versed in the hotel's operation and downtown Los Angeles' many attractions for guests. It's prime location, a few blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center, makes the Ritz Milner Hotel an ideal property for all reasons and any season. The Milner Hotel is also convenient to the subway with connections to Long Beach and Hollywood. In addition, the hotel arranges tours to various places of interest such as: Universal Studios, Disneyland, Los Angeles city tour of the homes of the stars, Six Flags Magic Mountain, J. Paul Getty Museum, Various beaches, Knott's Berry Farm and even Sea World in San Diego. Whether visiting Los Angeles for business or pleasure, the Ritz Milner Hotel will provide the perfect stay. Please note: All ADA compliant rooms are being renovated and are unavailable at this time.
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Kawada Hotel

2 stars
2.6 / 5 68 reviews
The Kawada Hotel offers business and leisure travelers comfort, convenience and value with European charm. Located within the heart of Downtown, The Kawada Hotel is central to many of L.A.'s finest venues, and is within close proximity to beach cities and attractions. The Metro provides easy access to all points of interest, including The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Disney Concert Hall, Music Center, garment district, museums, shopping malls, government center, jewelry mart and financial district are a short walk or a dash ride away. There is a valet parking fee of $20.00 plus tax per day, per car due at check out.In and out privileges included.
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Los Angeles Wed, Nov 19 - Wed, Dec 3 $331
Chicago Los Angeles Sat, Dec 13 - Sat, Jan 10 $257
Washington DC Los Angeles Tue, Nov 11 - Wed, Nov 12 $317
Atlanta Los Angeles Sun, Dec 7 - Wed, Dec 10 $332
Dallas Los Angeles Fri, Oct 31 - Fri, Nov 7 $127
Boston Los Angeles Fri, Nov 14 - Tue, Nov 18 $334
Newark Los Angeles Tue, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 19 $349
Seattle Los Angeles Sat, Dec 6 - Wed, Dec 10 $189
Honolulu Los Angeles Wed, Oct 29 - Thu, Oct 30 $457
San Francisco Los Angeles Wed, Nov 12 - Fri, Nov 14 $125
Baltimore Los Angeles Mon, Nov 10 - Sat, Nov 15 $317
Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 13 $252
Denver Los Angeles Tue, Nov 18 - Mon, Nov 24 $155
Philadelphia Los Angeles Sat, Dec 13 - Sat, Jan 10 $349
Orlando Los Angeles Wed, Dec 3 - Sun, Dec 7 $340
Detroit Los Angeles Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $257
Guadalajara Los Angeles Sat, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 19 $246
Houston Los Angeles Fri, Oct 31 - Tue, Nov 11 $115
Mexico City Los Angeles Mon, Nov 10 - Thu, Nov 20 $367
Minneapolis Los Angeles Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15 $157
Raleigh Los Angeles Sat, Nov 1 - Sat, Nov 8 Check rates
Miami Los Angeles Fri, Nov 14 - Tue, Nov 18 $333
Portland Los Angeles Tue, Nov 18 - Thu, Nov 20 $200
Charlotte Los Angeles Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 8 $397
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Best time to take a vacation to Los Angeles

  • Best Time to Go

    Los Angeles is known for its year-round warm temperatures, but the ideal time for travelers to plan Los Angeles vacations is during the late fall. In November, the city is relatively smog-free and clear, which offers perfect weather for outdoor excursions and tours. In late summer, hotel rates are quite expensive due to the large number of tourists who come to the area, so the best time to reserve Los Angeles travel accommodations is fall or winter when rates are more affordable. Many of the city’s annual events are held in May, including the Valley Greek Festival and Earth Day WorldFest.

Insider tips for Los Angeles travel

  • Hollyhock House

    Book a public tour of the Hollyhock House, a private residence designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • San Gabriel Mission

    Plan a trip to the San Gabriel Mission, a massive church dating back to the late 18th century.

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Tour the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which offers a “Pay What You Want” admission special after 5 p.m. every day.

  • Griffith Park

    Visit Griffith Park, an outdoor green space home to hiking trails, children’s train rides, and the Los Angeles Zoo.

  • Off the Wall

    Enjoy the vintage Hollywood memorabilia at Off the Wall, a novelty museum located on Melrose Avenue.

Los Angeles highlights

  • Los Angeles highlights
  • Griffith Park Observatory

    When people talk about seeing the stars and heavenly bodies on their Los Angeles travels, they're rarely thinking astronomy. To see stellar bodies that have aged naturally, head to Griffith Park Observatory. Entry is free, but for an extra treat you can pay just $7 (even less for students, kids and seniors) for entry to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

  • Venice Beach Boardwalk

    If strutting your stuff was an art form, Venice Beach Boardwalk would be a world-class museum. For the cost of a hot dog and a beer, you can spend an afternoon of your Los Angeles vacation watching characters play out their dramas, comedies or action films … at least the ones they're starring in inside their heads.

  • Getty Center

    This museum is famous for a few reasons. Firstly, the art collection is incredible, featuring everything from manuscripts and photographs to paintings and sculptures. Secondly, since the Centre is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, the view takes in the LA skyline, the ocean and the Bernardino Mountains. Add to this the fact that entry is free and you've got yourself a date on your Los Angeles vacation.

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    If you're into Old Hollywood, it doesn't get much older than those stars already six feet under – many of whom are resting in peace at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Throughout the summer, patrons can enjoy classic films under the stars. Check out Cinespia's website for show times and details.

  • La Brea Tar Pits

    Forget Jurassic Park – the La Brea Tar Pits are the real deal, with over three million fossils. The pits contain woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and ground sloths that were trapped in the asphalt that's been leaking out of the ground for the past 40,000 years. The exterior of the pits is free to the public, but for a small fee (under $10) you can head into the complex and learn all about the process.

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