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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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Stay on Main

2 stars
2.8 / 5 161 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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Hollywood Hotel - The Hotel of Hollywood near Universal Studios

3 stars
3.4 / 5 358 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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Miyako Hotel Los Angeles

3 stars
3.9 / 5 153 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 LocationThe 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. RoomsA 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.
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Custom Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 261 reviews
Mixing 60?s style with modern comforts near LA beaches Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a chic haven in Los Angeles that provides tastefully designed rooms and near LAX. The six social lounges on site with unique concepts and appointments are perfect spots to unwind and relax, play Xbox and Wii, enjoy drinks and snacks, or admire art collections. Custom Hotel also has heated outdoor pool for leisure. Several stylish meeting rooms are available for corporate or social functions of up to 400 people. The hotel offers airport shuttle service free of charge. HighlightsClose to LAXComplimentary Wi-Fi access Rooms All rooms and suites at Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel feature with contemporary charm and custom LED lighting system for personalized color scheme. Each guestroom offers up-to-date amenities such as 37-inch flat-screen LCD TV, iPod docking station with stereo, on-demand movies and music, safe deposit box, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Most rooms have work desk. Features Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, located just four miles from the famous Venice Beach in Los Angeles, offers complimentary airport shuttle service, secure valet parking and laundry and dry cleaning. A business center with printing service is also on offer.   Adjacent to the stadium-style sun deck and pool, DECK33 Bar Restaurant serves diners an array of Pacific Rim-inspired cuisines and various beers, cocktails and wines. Guests at Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel can lounge at the stadium-style sun deck, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, and exercise at the two fitness centers during free time. TransportationLAX airport shuttleLos Angeles International Airport (1.3 mi/2.2 km Attractions Promenade at Howard Hughes Parkway Center (2 mi/3.2 km)Westfield Culver City Shopping Center (2.3 mi/3.8 km)Venice Ocean Front Walk (3.2 mi/5.2 km)Venice Beach (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Los Angeles Forum (4.4 mi/7.1 km)Hollywood Park Casino (4.5 mi/7.3 km) Business Eight individually decorated meeting spacesFree Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel Policies and feesThe following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Know Before You Go: There are no room charges for children 17 years old and old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding. Policies: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.Check-in time starts at 3PMCheck-out time is NoonRollaway beds available upon request and availability ($25.00 fee per rollaway bed; available in in 1 King and 1 Queen bedded rooms only)Minimum check-in age is 21 Fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.                 - Valet parking fee: $27 per night (unlimited in/out privileges)
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Hollywood Stars Inn

2 stars
2.5 / 5 30 reviews
Hollywood Stars Inn is located in the heart of Hollywood, the movie capital of the world. After a long, tiring day on the road, there's nothing better than checking into a motel that offers the best location,in Hollywood, CA. Enjoy the modern amenities and a totally stress free environment. If you want truly affordable luxury, look no further! Choosing Hollywood Stars Inn will be the easiest part of your trip. At the Hollywood Stars Inn, we want you to enjoy your stay and to help make sure that happens we offer beautiful, clean rooms, to help you relax at the end of a busy day.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Los Angeles Fri, Feb 20 - Tue, Feb 24 $244
Chicago Los Angeles Wed, Feb 25 - Thu, Mar 5 $237
Washington DC Los Angeles Mon, Mar 9 - Tue, Mar 17 $248
Atlanta Los Angeles Wed, Feb 25 - Sat, Feb 28 $285
Dallas Los Angeles Mon, Feb 16 - Tue, Feb 17 $137
Boston Los Angeles Mon, Mar 9 - Thu, Mar 19 $244
Newark Los Angeles Wed, Feb 25 - Wed, Mar 4 $317
Seattle Los Angeles Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Feb 25 $157
Honolulu Los Angeles Wed, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 24 $396
San Francisco Los Angeles Tue, Feb 24 - Wed, Feb 25 $129
Baltimore Los Angeles Tue, Feb 17 - Wed, Feb 18 $311
Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles Wed, Feb 25 - Mon, Mar 2 $267
Denver Los Angeles Tue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 18 $138
Philadelphia Los Angeles Tue, Mar 3 - Mon, Mar 9 $343
Orlando Los Angeles Mon, Mar 9 - Mon, Mar 16 $338
Detroit Los Angeles Mon, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 10 $257
Guadalajara Los Angeles Tue, Mar 24 - Thu, Apr 9 $310
Houston Los Angeles Wed, Feb 25 - Thu, Mar 5 $195
Mexico City Los Angeles Sun, Mar 1 - Sat, Mar 14 $285
Minneapolis Los Angeles Tue, Mar 17 - Wed, Mar 18 $177
Raleigh Los Angeles Fri, Feb 6 - Fri, Feb 13 Check rates
Miami Los Angeles Mon, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 3 $276
Portland Los Angeles Fri, Feb 20 - Tue, Feb 24 $164
Charlotte Los Angeles Tue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 18 $421
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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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