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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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Hollywood Hotel - The Hotel of Hollywood near Universal Studios

3 stars
3.4 / 5 350 reviews
Stylish comfort close to key sights and trendy Hollywood action Relaxing room amenities and state-of-the-art facilities give this Hollywood hotel its reputation for quality, comfort and convenience. Located in the heart of Los Angeles's dynamic east side, the hotel gives guests easy access to many of the city's best attractions as well as to trendy Hollywood shopping and dining options. Highlights Central Hollywood location near prime shopping and diningCreature comforts such as Moen Revolution Massaging and Sealy Posturepedic plush beds in each roomNearby premium attractions such as Universal Studios Park, Griffith Park and Grauman's Chinese Theater Location The nearby Metro Red Line stations offer rapid access to Hollywood, Miracle Mile, downtown and Burbank/Universal Studios Park. Griffith Park is also minutes away by car or Metro bus. For guests who prefer to drive, the 101 and 5 freeways afford connections to all points in the city and beyond. Rooms Tasteful mahogany or cherry furnishings adorn the hotel's 121 deluxe guest rooms, including six suites. Standard rooms offer one or two queen beds, while suites each come with a king bed. All guests enjoy Sealy Posturepedic plush beds, Moen Revolution showerheads and Poggesi bath amenities. Services include free Internet, Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as on-demand movies and Web TV (fees apply). Dogs and cats under 50 pounds are permitted for a fee. Features Elegant European decor with classic Hollywood accents adorn this AAA Three Diamond Award Winner. The hotel's 1160 Bar & Lounge evokes memories of vintage Hollywood. Chic yet casual Italian dining is what you'll find at Valentino's (the restaurant is currently open only for breakfast while undergoing renovation; call hotel in advance for updates). Re-charge with the fitness center's Nautilus and Quantum equipment before unwinding at the heated outdoor pool and sundeck (open year-round). Ample gated parking is also available for all size vehicles (fees apply). Transportation Metro Red Line Stations (2-4 blocks)Los Angeles International Airport (21.5 miles)Bob Hope Airport (10 miles) Attractions Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park & Universal City Walk (4.6 mi/7.5 km)Griffith Park & Observatory (1.8 mi/2.8 km)Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (3.8 mi/6.2 km)Mann's Chinese Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame (3 mi/4.8 km)Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills (6.6 mi/10.6 km) Business 30 business-class guest rooms with added services, including free desktops and laptopsFive event roomsBusiness center
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Stay on Main

2 stars
2.8 / 5 153 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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Luxe City Center Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews
Boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Los AngelesSituated on the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard, the Luxe City Center Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The Garment District and Chinatown are both within easy reach. This 4-star property has 178 guest rooms, including suites with impressive views of the city. Indoor and valet parking facilities are available. The hotel also has a fitness center and high-speed Internet access. Reasons to stay Modern guest rooms and facilities, equipped with free high-speed Internet access and iHome connections Select suites boast unobstructed views of the Staples Center, LA Live, and the Hollywood sign Located within walking distance of the Convention Center, and minutes from the University of Southern California Luxe City Center Hotel roomsThe guest rooms and suites at the Luxe City Center Hotel are crisp, modern and stylish, featuring handmade headboards, plush pillow-top mattresses, dresser and spacious work desk. Rooms also include 42-inch HDTVs with on-demand movies, GuestLink technology, and dual line cordless phones. Handicapped rooms/facilities and accessible facilities are available. Things to do nearby Staples Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Los Angeles Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Museum of Neon Art (1 mi/1.6 km) Walt Disney Concert Hall (1.1 mi/1.8 km) California Science Center (2.4 mi/3.9 km) Chinatown (2.5 mi/4 km) UCLA (11.1 mi/17.9 km) John Paul Getty Center (12.3 mi/19.8 km) Kodak Theatre (5.9 mi/9.5 km) Hollywood Sign (7 mi/11.3 km)
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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

4 stars
4.2 / 5 110 reviews
Downtown Los Angeles luxury business hotel with on-site dining and spaThe Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is the only 4-diamond convention hotel downtown. It is surrounded by landmarks, museums, government buildings and entertainment venues. This prominent 17-story high rise provides a distinguished, full-service stay in the heart of the city. Pretty potted palms and soft California motifs grace a large lobby, two restaurants and cigar bar. Business travelers at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza request personal fax machines and treadmills. Hit the luxury spa for a little pampering. HighlightsPart of a commercial office, shopping and dining complex in L.A. financial districtWalk to Museum of Contemporary Art, Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. City Hall and court buildings Noe Japanese fusion restaurant with skyline views Small dogs welcome (fees apply)Full-service spa  RoomsEnjoy dazzling downtown L.A. after nightfall with views of Bunker Hill or the plaza from the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. All 453 rooms and suites were recently upgraded with flat-screen TVs, fresh carpeting and brushed silver hardware. Rest in triple-sheeted beds with foam and feather pillows. Wi-Fi is available (fees apply). Mini-bars and Cuisinart coffee makers are provided at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.  FeaturesMultilingual staff is on hand 24/7 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza to assist with garage valet parking (fees apply), safe deposit boxes, shoe shine and kids activities. There is also free newspaper in the lobby. DiningMake a reservation at Noe, the in-house restaurant at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza that serves innovative global cuisine to elite Angelinos. Martinis are poured until 2 a.m. Also find breakfast, lunch, espresso and desserts at a cafe overlooking the Museum of Contemporary Art. Order room service 24/7 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.  RecreationThe Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza boasts an outdoor lap pool heated year-round and a large fitness center. Grab a yoga mat from the front desk or really unwind with a stone or deep tissue massage from the luxury spa at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. TransportationLos Angeles International Airport (18.3 mi/29.4 km)Burbank Airport (17.2 mi/27.6 km)Pershing Square Metro stop (0.1 mi/0.2 km)Union Station (1.5 mi/2.4 km)Local shuttle service within three miles Airport transfer (fees apply) AttractionsMuseum of Contemporary Art (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Walt Disney Concert Hall (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Courts and government offices (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Los Angeles Convention Center/Staples Center/L.A. Live (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Dodger Stadium (2.8 mi/4.4 km) Business24-hour business center (fees apply) Large in-room desks Secretarial and postal servicesComplimentary Los Angeles Times and USA Today 22 meeting rooms 8,520-square-foot ballroom accommodates up to 900 peopleCateringCurrency exchange
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Hotel Angeleno

4 stars
3.8 / 5 138 reviews
Retro-modern landmark combines sleek amenities with exciting locale This landmark boutique hotel combines vintage modern design with contemporary amenities and an ultra-convenient location. Celebrate the best of California with the on-site West Restaurant that serves braised pork, lobster macaroni, stuffed quail, farmers market salad, and freshly picked vegetables matched with a glass of local wine. Excellent shopping, dining and sightseeing in Westwood Village, Rodeo Drive and Third Street Promenade are all only short drives away. The Getty and Hammer Museums are minutes away, while the sunny pleasures of Santa Monica, the glamour of Hollywood and the thrills of Universal Studios Hollywood are easily accessible via nearby freeways. Highlights West Restaurant & Lounge offers spectacular penthouse viewsUltra-convenient location, close to Beverly Hills, UCLA, Santa Monica and Sunset StripSleek, contemporary rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas RoomsThe Hotel Angeleno's 208 guest rooms -- including its three one-bedroom suites -- come with private balconies and elegant urban-chic decor. Rooms are furnished with either a king bed or two double beds, and each features the hotel's signature bed, It's All About the Bed, complete with pillow-top mattresses, plush duvets and down pillows. Additional amenities include 30-inch HDTVs with HBO and on-demand movies, CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstations. Features West Restaurant and Lounge offers sumptuous specialties, a warm ambiance and spectacular panoramic city views. Guests here can unwind with exceptional cocktails, wines and eclectic live and DJ-hosted music. The Angeleno Cafe offers fresh on-the-go pastries and coffee. And each evening, the Hotel Angeleno hosts a free wine hour for guests. A cozy fireplace and the adjacent outdoor heated pool offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The fitness center allows guests to stay on top of their exercise regimen. Transportation Complimentary shuttle service to UCLA and destinations within a three-mile radiusLos Angeles International Airport (16 mi/25 km)Bob Hope Airport (17 mi/27 km) Attractions J. Paul Getty Museum (2.5 mi/4 km)Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills (5.5 mi/9 km)Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (8 mi/13 km)Los Angeles County Museum of Art (10 mi/16 km)Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (15 mi/24 km)Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (16.5 mi/26 km) Business Business center3,500 square feet of meeting and event spaceMeeting rooms offer spectacular panoramic views
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Fri, Jan 23 $317
Chicago Los Angeles Mon, Jan 19 - Thu, Jan 29 $237
Washington DC Los Angeles Tue, Feb 3 - Sat, Feb 7 $277
Atlanta Los Angeles Sat, Jan 17 - Mon, Jan 26 $320
Dallas Los Angeles Thu, Jan 8 - Wed, Jan 14 $137
Boston Los Angeles Wed, Jan 14 - Sat, Jan 24 $305
Newark Los Angeles Wed, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 28 $312
Seattle Los Angeles Wed, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 20 $157
Honolulu Los Angeles Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Mar 4 $448
San Francisco Los Angeles Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Feb 25 $137
Baltimore Los Angeles Sat, Jan 31 - Sat, Feb 7 $288
Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles Wed, Jan 28 - Mon, Feb 2 $257
Denver Los Angeles Wed, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 20 $145
Philadelphia Los Angeles Fri, Feb 6 - Tue, Feb 10 $346
Orlando Los Angeles Thu, Jan 8 - Mon, Jan 26 $271
Detroit Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 20 $207
Guadalajara Los Angeles Wed, Dec 24 - Mon, Dec 29 $330
Houston Los Angeles Wed, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 20 $135
Mexico City Los Angeles Sat, Jan 17 - Tue, Jan 27 $321
Minneapolis Los Angeles Mon, Feb 2 - Mon, Feb 9 $187
Raleigh Los Angeles Sat, Dec 27 - Sat, Jan 3 Check rates
Miami Los Angeles Wed, Jan 21 - Tue, Jan 27 $277
Portland Los Angeles Mon, Jan 19 - Wed, Jan 21 $207
Charlotte Los Angeles Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Jan 31 $418
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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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