Places to Stay - Los Angeles

Last Updated: 5th Jan 2015

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="santa monica beach, la" alt="santa monica beach, la" /></p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/los-angeles">Los Angeles</a> is a huge city but is also a very spread out city and the distances between major sites and attractions in the city is also significant. No matter where you choose to stay, you will often have to travel significant distances to visit many of the major sights.</p> <p>The city center itself is home to businesses and commerce during the day but is certainly a place to avoid during the evenings. The far more popular places to stay in LA are the beach city of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/santa-monica-los-angeles">Santa Monica</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/hollywood-los-angeles">Hollywood</a> while <a href="/contikipedia/articles/anaheim">Anaheim</a> is a very popular tourist center.</p> <h2>Hollywood</h2> <p>Hollywood is a good place to stay if you are looking to check out Hollywood itself (with the walk of fame, Kodak Theater and the other tourist attractions along Hollywood Blvd). Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills the nightlife on the Sunset Strip are also close by.</p> <p>Hollywood is also reasonably close to downtown Los Angeles if are looking to sees sporting or entertainment events at the Staples Center.</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Orchid Suites</a> – Literally one minute from the Hollywood walk of fame and the Kodak Theater</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="">Orbit Hotel</a> – Melrose Ave, West Hollywood</li> </ul> <h2>Santa Monica</h2> <p>Santa Monica is a beach city just west of Los Angeles and is a great place to stay if you&#8217;re just looking to rest, relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the beach. There is some great shopping near by while the vibrant and very eclectic <a href="/contikipedia/articles/venice-beach-los-angeles">Venice Beach</a> is also near by. Still part of Los Angeles country, all the attractions like Hollywood are still within reach.</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Hostelling International (HI) Hostel</a> &#8211; At the beach in Santa Monica</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="">Bayside Hotel</a> – Santa Monica</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="">Venice Beach Cotel</a> &#8211; At the beach in Venice Beach</li> </ul> <h2>Kyoto Grand Hotel</h2> <p>The Kyoto Grand Hotel, where many US tours start, is a chic hotel in downtown Los Angeles. If you are staying in Los Angeles before or after your tour, you can book to stay at the Contiki accommodation at a discounted rate; you should do this at the time of booking your tour.</p> <h2>Getting There</h2> <p>The best way to get to and from any LA airport to any accommodation is via <a href="">Super Shuttle</a> and you receive a discount coupon for the Super Shuttle in your <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travellers-guide-booklet">Contiki travellers guide</a> booklet.</p> <p>Los Angeles International Airport (<span class="caps">LAX</span>) is very near to both Santa Monica and Hollywood. Many domestic and international flights arrive and depart from <span class="caps">LAX</span>.</p> <p>More detailed information on getting from <a href="/contikipedia/articles/from-lax-to-kyoto-grand-hotel"><span class="caps">LAX</span> to the Kyoto Grand Hotel</a>.</p> <p>If you are flying domestically within the <span class="caps">USA</span> before or after your tour check out some ways to get <a href="/contikipedia/articles/low-cost-flights-usa">low cost flights</a> in the <span class="caps">USA</span>.</p>