20 of the best places to stay in Los Angeles right now

Aug 20 2019, 6:31 am

Hollywood-bound? Then you’ll be looking for one of the best places to stay in Los Angeles.

LA is a magical city where hopes, dreams, and callback rejections seem to grow on trees. It’s a place where laidback beach vibes blend seamlessly with a pulsing urban scene.

Many have flocked to La La Land in the hopes of making it big, and that enterprising spirit still lives on today. LA is incredibly diverse in everything from its population and neighbourhoods to its entertainment and cuisine.

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The options in the City of Angles are overwhelming, the potential endless. Want to revamp your wardrobe and strut Walk of Fame? Head to Hollywood. Want to surf with dolphins and cruise a boardwalk? Santa Monica is for you. Prefer to wander an art museum followed by eating a work of art? Start at LACMA and follow your nose. Hoping to “bump into” (insert healthy actor/actress crush here)? Search anywhere but Hollywood.

Yes, LA has it all. But in a sprawling city with so much going on, you may be worried about one not-so-tiny detail — how do you find the best place to stay?

Don’t worry, we’ve gone ahead and taken care of this so you can focus on the adventure at hand.

Here are 20 of the best places to stay in Los Angeles.

The Line Hotel

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The Line Hotel. (Hotels Combined)

With views over Los Angeles, the 5-star Line Hotel offers a luxury stay in a central location. Amenities include an outdoor pool, sun deck, free Wi-Fi, and yoga classes. While its location in Koreatown offers many dining options, guests who wish to remain on-site will find fusion cuisine at Pot Restaurant and vegetarian options at Commissary Restaurant. Situated by the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and Wilshire/Normandie Metro Station, The Line Hotel is also well-connected with the rest of the city.

Address: 3515 Wilshire Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Koreatown
Starting price: $167.34*

Hotel Normandie

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Hotel Normandie. (Hotels Combined)

The historic Hotel Normandie offers a trendy base in the heart of LA. Each room at the 3-star hotel is appointed with a bathtub and Kimono-style robes for maxing and relaxing like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hotel Normandie also provides its very own library and barbershop. Guests dining on the premises can choose between Cassell’s Hamburger, Le Comptoir, the Normandie Club Bar, or the Walker Inn speakeasy hidden inside.

Address: 605 S. Normandie Ave
Neighbourhood: Koreatown
Starting price: $157.40*

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

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Los Angeles Airport Marriott. (Hotels Combined)

Los Angeles Airport Marriott is a contemporary 3-star hotel with all the ingredients for a pleasant stay close to LAX. Amenities include an outdoor pool, free shuttle service, coffee bar, and meeting facilities. Convenient services include an express check-in/check-out kiosk and daily breakfasts served at Latitude 33 and JW’s.

Address: 5855 West Century Boulevard
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $123.68*

Orange Drive Hostel

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Orange Drive Hostel. (Hotels Combined)

Just a 20-minute stroll from Hollywood attractions like the Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, this historic hostel is the perfect base for backpackers exploring LA. Perks at the 1.5-star abode include free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a tour desk, and concierge services. Rooms at Orange Drive Hostel also come equipped with an iron and hairdryer.

Address: 1764 North Orange Drive
Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Starting price: $39.64*

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport

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Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport. (Hotels Combined)

Guests at the Four Points by Sheraton will enjoy much more than proximity to LAX. Modern amenities at the 3-star hotel include an outdoor pool, golf course, and 24/7 room service. On-site dining options include Comfort Restaurant, Umbrellas Poolside Bar & Grille, and Brewster’s Bar & Lounge plus mention myriad options just beyond the front door.

Address: 9750 Airport Blvd
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $108.50*

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

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Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles. (Hotels Combined)

This 4-star Sheraton hotel is the perfect gateway for exploring Los Angeles while remaining close to LAX. The hotel’s well-appointed rooms look out onto the outdoor pool area. Guests wishing to dine on-site can choose between Italian cuisine at Paparazzi and local fare at The Brasserie. Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles also offers modern services such as a free airport shuttle, babysitting, and currency exchange.

Address: 6101 West Century Boulevard
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $113.84*

Grafton on Sunset

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Grafton on Sunset. (Hotels Combined)

This modern hotel offers 4-star luxury in a trendy neighbourhood. Guests at Grafton on Sunset can luxuriate on the sundeck or swim in the saltwater pool. Friendly staff are available 24/7 to assist with tickets and tour bookings. Guests are invited to dine in-house at Oliver’s Prime, followed by an evening drink at the lounge bar or the nearby Viper Room.

Address: 8462 West Sunset Boulevard
Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
Starting price: $195.13*

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills. (Hotels Combined)

This sophisticated Beverly Hills hotel offers a luxury stay close to LA’s top attractions. Conveniently located between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, sites such as the Armand Hammer Museum and Westwood Memorial Park are just a short stroll from the hotel Facilities at the 4-star hotel include a ballroom, gym, pool, and on-site dining. Each modern room is equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, and laptop safe.

Address: 10740 Wilshire Blvd
Neighbourhood: Westwood
Starting price: $166.62*

Melrose Hostel Los Angeles

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Melrose Hostel Los Angeles. (Hotels Combined)

Explore Los Angeles from this modern hostel in the heart of Hollywood. Guests at Melrose Hostel Los Angeles can take advantage of free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and air-conditioned rooms, and a well-kept communal bathroom. The hostel serves a daily breakfast to ensure travellers start their day right.

Address: 646 North Western Avenue, 2nd floor
Neighbourhood: East Hollywood
Starting price: $28.46*

Walk of Fame Hostel

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Walk of Fame Hostel. (Hotels Combined)

A stone’s throw away from Hollywood’s major attractions, the Walk of Fame Hostel is a great choice for budget travellers. The 2-star hostel offers a variety of amenities from a 24-hour reception desk and concierge services to free Wi-Fi. On-site recreation includes billiards, football, and the in-house bar. Proximity to Hollywood/Vine Metro Station allows easy access to the rest of LA.

Address: 6820 Hollywood Blvd
Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Starting price: $29.36*

Ramada by Wyndham Los Angeles Downtown West

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Ramada by Wyndham Los Angeles Downtown West. (Hotels Combined)

A 25-minute drive from LAX, this recently refurbished Ramada offers all the essentials for a comfortable stay. The 3-star hotel is situated close to MacArthur Park and the Alvarado Terrace Historic District. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, gym, and 130 rooms equipped with all the essentials. Services include express check-in/check-out, daily breakfast, and an on-site restaurant and bar.

Address: 1901 West Olympic Blvd
Neighbourhood: Westlake
Starting price: $129.21*

Super 8 by Wyndham Los Angeles Airport

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Super 8 by Wyndham Los Angeles Airport. (Hotels Combined)

Super 9 by Wyndham Los Angeles offers guests a comfortable stay just a 10-minute drive away from LAX. Amenities at the 2-star hotel include an outdoor pool, golf course, and fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy express check-in/check-out and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Address: 9250 Airport Blvd
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $99.70*

Holiday Lodge Los Angeles

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Holiday Lodge Los Angeles. (Hotels Combined)

For a comfortable lodge in trendy Westlake, book a night at the Holiday Lodge Los Angeles. The 2-star hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, cable/satellite channels, and an abundance of shops and restaurants nearby. Hollywood and Universal Studios are just an easy drive from Holiday Lodge Los Angeles.

Address: 1631 W 3rd Street
Neighbourhood: Westlake
Starting price: $84.64*

The Anderson Estates

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The Anderson Estates. (Hotels Combined)

This stylish hostel offers 2.5-star accommodation in South Los Angeles, just 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. There are six rooms at The Anderson Estates, which also boasts a garden, pool, and barbecue area for communal use. Additional perks include free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a concierge. Not to mention a price that can’t be beat.

Address: 1932 Rochester Circle
Neighbourhood: Exposition Park
Starting price: $32.13*

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

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The Westin Los Angeles Airport. (Hotels Combined)

For those seeking luxury accommodations near LAX, look no further than the Westin Los Angeles Airport. In addition to free shuttle connections with LAX, this 4-star hotel offers amenities such as a spa, gym, golf course, and outdoor pool. Express check-in/check-out, babysitting services, and a currency exchange provide additional conveniences.

Address: 5400 West Century Blvd
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $92.51*

Hollywood Hotel Los Angeles

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Hollywood Hotel Los Angeles. (Hotels Combined)

Looking for a hotel with a private cinema? The Hollywood Hotel Los Angeles has you covered. This charming 3-star hotel also offers wine tastings, a coffee bar, and a ballroom. Amenities include a sauna, outdoor heated pool, and gym. Easy access to Vermont/Santa Monica Metro Station provides a gateway for exploring the rest of LA.

Address: 1160 North Vermont Avenue
Neighbourhood: East Hollywood
Starting price: $112.82*

Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport

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Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport. (Hotels Combined)

Guests at the Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport will find a modern atmosphere in a convenient location to jet set. The 3-star hotel features an outdoor pool, a business centre, and an executive floor. On-site dining is available at Landing’s Grill while many other options are also available nearby.

Address: 9901 S La Cienega Blvd
Neighbourhood: LAX Area
Starting price: $103.63*

Hotel Aventura Los Angeles

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Hotel Aventura Los Angeles. (Hotels Combined)

Hotel Aventura Los Angeles offers a convenient base near downtown LA. Perks at this 3-star hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, 24/7 reception, a concierge, and an all-hours business centre. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. For those wishing to explore beyond the neighbourhood, Wilshire/Normandie Metro Station is just a 20-minute walk away.

Address: 1020 Fedora Street
Neighbourhood: Pico-Union
Starting price: $145.98*

USA Hostels Hollywood

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USA Hostels Hollywood. (Hotels Combined)

Operating since 1925, USA Hostels Hollywood offers comfortable accommodation in Hollywood for travellers on a shoestring. The 2-star hostel offers a complimentary shuttle service, free Wi-FI, laundry facilities, and rooms with en-suite showers. They also serve breakfast daily to fuel hostel guests before they visit the Dolby Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and other attractions within walking distance.

Address: 1624 Schrader Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Starting price: $30.60*

Hilton Los Angeles-Universal City

Situated just a short drive from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this 4-star hotel offers modern luxury close to LA’s most famous attractions. The Hilton Los Angeles-Universal City features an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and gym facilities. Rooms come equipped with minibars, iPod docking stations, and movies-on-demand. Multilingual staff are also on-hand to assist with tours or direct guests to Universal City/Studio City Metro Station for exploring further afield.

Address: 555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Neighbourhood: Universal City
Starting price: $162.26*

Now that you’ve got a handle on the best places to stay in Los Angeles, you’re one step closer to a dream vacation in La La Land!

*All prices quoted in USD.

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