Need a place to stay while you’re visiting Los Angeles? There are a huge number of hotels in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, so whatever you’ll be doing on your trip, it’s easy to find lodging that will fit your travel and budget needs.
Choosing a Hotel in Los Angeles
When selecting a hotel in Los Angeles, consider the geographic area where you’ll be spending most of your time. Since L.A. is a very spread out city, you may want to find a hotel that is near the sights and attractions you’ll be visiting. Though Los Angeles does have public transportation and many visitors rent a car when visiting L.A., you won’t likely want to spend a lot of time traveling to your desired destinations. For information on popular L.A. areas and their attractions, visit the Neighborhoods page.
If you’re traveling with children, you’ll want to find a Los Angeles hotel that is family-friendly and in a safe neighborhood. It’s also important to consider the hotel’s amenities. If swimming or getting a tan is on your agenda, look for a hotel that has a pool or is close to one of L.A.’s many beaches. Do you need to stay connected to the office while in Los Angeles? Look for a hotel that offers complementary internet access. Because parking can be limited in Los Angeles, make sure you choose a hotel or motel that provides free parking on or near the property if you’ll have a rental car.
When comparing Los Angeles hotels, price may also be an important consideration. With so many attractions and activities available in Los Angeles, you probably won’t spend much time in your hotel room. Therefore, you may want to consider a hotel or motel that has less amenities, but offers lower room rates. After all, most people would rather spend their money on the many things to do in Los Angeles or eating an special meal in one of L.A.’s fantastic restaurants than on lodging.
To find a hotel or motel that fits your needs, we recommend checking Hotels.com and major travel sites like Orbitz, Travelocity and for low-priced options, Priceline and Hotwire. You can also check out the hotels we’ve reviewed in the Hotels section of our blog.
If you’re traveling without kids, are a student or budget is your primary concern, consider staying in a hostel located in Hollywood, where you’ll be walking distance or a short Metro trip from many of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles. Hostels offer dorm-like rooms, a more communal environment than traditional hotels and discount rates for budget-conscious travelers.
No matter what part of town you’ll be visiting, there are many Los Angeles hostels nearby to choose from. Some of our favorites include the Vibe Hotel, the Orbit Hotel and Banana Bungalows. To find more hostels in the L.A. area, we recommend the websites HostelBookers.com and Hostelworld.com.
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