Los Angeles, CA
California
By Gregory Mose

When people think of Los Angeles, they think of Hollywood, of Beverly Hills, of the beautiful people in their beach houses in Malibu. But LA is not just for the rich and famous. With the right information, anyone can enjoy the glitz, the glamour and the sheer fun of Los Angeles on any budget.

WhatsCheaper.com can help you get there easily. Most airlines fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), but depending on where you are staying, one of the smaller airports might suit you as well. WhatsCheaper.com has made it easy. Just visit our travel page (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) and we’ll help you find a flight that suits you. For a place to stay for any budget, WhatsCheaper.com can help book your hotel experience; visit our hotel page (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Going to a new city can be overwhelming, and Los Angeles is perhaps more confusing than most. LA is a very spread out city, and navigating public transportation can be tricky. WhatsCheaper.com recommends that you plan ahead, decide what your priorities are and pick a specific part of town for each day of your trip. Distances are surprising in Los Angeles, and you don’t want to spend your precious vacation time stuck in traffic.

If you are traveling with kids, you’ll probably have to visit Disneyland, but don’t forget some of the other child-friendly attractions LA has to offer. Santa Monica Pier is a fun day out for the whole family. It is the end of the famous Route 66, and is home to several restaurants, snack bars, and an entire fun park complete with an enormous Ferris wheel. As it happens to be right at Santa Monica beach, you can combine it with a dip in the Pacific Ocean or a stroll past the shops and restaurants at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

If seeing the movie stars appeals to you, you don’t need a tuxedo or an invitation to visit the homes of the rich and famous. Simply sign up for a bus tour of the stars’ homes, or get a star map – they’re for sale everywhere in the Hollywood area – and take a drive through some of Beverly Hills’ most glamorous neighborhoods. And of course, your trip to Tinseltown wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Grumman’s Chinese Theater or, a particular recommendation of WhatsCheaper.com, a walking tour in the area of Hollywood and Vine to find your favorite film idol’s star adorning the sidewalk. It’s free and fun, and always a great photo opportunity to show the folks back home.

If museums are more your cup of tea, WhatsCheaper.com recommends that you head over to the LA County Museum of Art or to the Natural History Museum to view an assortment of different cultural exhibits. Other Whatscheaper.com favorites are the La Brea Tar Pits, where Saber-tooth tigers and mammoths spent millennia trapped in black bubbly goo before becoming museum exhibits, the Getty Villa with its antiquities collection housed in a reproduction of an ancient Roman villa, and the Huntington Library and Gardens.

For other free or nearly free fun, make your way to Venice Beach. This is LA at its craziest, a long boardwalk filled with in-line skaters, jugglers, weightlifters, tattoo parlors, jewelry, souvenirs and assorted odd folks guaranteed to keep you amused for hours. Beach lovers might also want to head up the coast, where you can watch beach volleyball at Zuma Beach or, just a little farther past Malibu, go tide-pooling at Leo Carillo State Beach.

Other neighborhoods that WhatsCheaper.com can recommend include Melrose Ave with its quirky boutiques, Old Town Pasadena for its wonderful architecture and great shops, Chinatown for its amazing food, and Olvera Street for its Mexican style plaza, handicrafts and wonderful array of Mexican restaurants.

Los Angeles offers an incredible range of activities, from amusement parks to restaurants to shopping to beaches, none of which have to break the bank. Take your time, do it right, and WhatsCheaper.com can assure you that your visit to Los Angeles, California will be a memorable one.

MUST SEE IN Los Angeles, CA LIST:

  • 1. Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • 2. Venice Beach
  • 3. L.A. Live
  • 4. Griffith Observatory
  • 5. Walk of Fame
  • 6. Staples Center
  • 7. La Bea Tar Pits
  • 8. Getty Villa
  • 9. Hollywood Boulevard
  • 10. Natural History Museum of LA County

Los Angeles, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Chinese New Year & Lantern Festival - January
  • 2. Persian Food Festival - April
  • 3. Memorial Day Festival - May
  • 4. Playboy Jazz Festival - June
  • 5. 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza - July
  • 6. Tofu Festival - August
  • 7. Labor Day Festival - September
  • 8. Hollywood Film Festival - October
  • 9. Los Angeles International Tamale Festival - November
  • 10. Cajon Classic Cruise Parade of Lights - December

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SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
By Nicole Bozzella

Los Angeles is known for attracting people from all over the world to experience its unique take on luxury and style.  Anyone seeking to channel this lifestyle of glamour into a hotel should look no further than the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles, it is about a 30-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by shuttle or taxi. The hotel also offers an on-site, underground parking garage offering valet parking for a fee. Once there, it will become apparent that the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hill is truly a prime spot for trendy restaurants, nightlife, and shopping, with the world-famous Rodeo Drive being only a couple blocks away.  Check-in is at 3 p.m.

The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills provides a large variety of guest rooms and suites. Both guest rooms and suites offer the following bedding options: one king, one queen, or two double beds, depending on the type of room or suite. One of the guest rooms, the Pure Room, is designed for people with allergies or those interested in upholding a clean lifestyle while traveling. Hypoallergenic bedding is offered in all rooms upon request as well as a choice between hypoallergenic or organic pillows.

All of the guest rooms and suites come with standard amenities, such as an oversized soaking bathtub in the bathroom, 24-hour room service, and 24-hour laundry and dry-cleaning services. Every room is equipped with a 40 inch Sony Flat Panel High-Definition television, set up with customizable digital programming and a variety of on-demand selections. Additionally, there is a DVD/CD player hooked up to the TV as well as a MP3 connection. High-Speed Internet Access is available in every guest room for a daily fee.

Be sure to note the Altitude Rooftop Pool, which provides guests with the ultimate atmosphere for lounging in luxury: vast views of Beverly Hills, private cabanas, and pool valets to deliver delectable treats by renowned chef José Andrés. The Ciel Spa at SLS offers spa and salon services to ensure rest and relaxation. Appointments are required, so be sure to contact the spa concierge in advance.  

Although it will be hard to leave the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills after becoming accustomed to a life of luxury, check-out time is 12 p.m. Be sure to click the link to allow WhatsCheaper.com to assist in booking the reservation (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
By Courtney Singer

The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is a luxury hotel located only a quarter mile from the Los Angeles International Airport. Currently is one of the world’s largest airport hotels, the establishment welcomes thousands of international visitors. Built on a reputation for excellent customer service, the Hilton Los Angeles Airport stands ready to serve you. 

With a shuttle running back and forth between the airport and the hotel, the Hilton is quite convenient for the LA visitor. However, for those planning to drive, LAX parking is available.  Need a car but didn’t drive into town? There is a Hertz rental car kiosk located in the lobby.

Wireless internet is accessible in all public areas within the hotel. Additional amenities include a 24-hour Fitness Center and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. The Hilton also offers complementary safety deposit boxes, along with same day laundry and dry cleaning. In terms of food consumption, besides the always available In Room Dining, the Hilton offers four different eating establishments. 

Look to arrange a meeting or event? The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is there to provide all spaces and services necessary to make your occasion a success. The hotel offers 55,000 square feet of meeting space, including a banquet and exhibition hall. There is a 24-hour business center and an audio and visual team on-site. And, in the rare event things go awry, a hospitality desk is available for immediate assistance.  

Besides the city proper, the Hilton is within an easy distance from many local attractions. Weary from long, cocktail filled evenings? Put on a bathing suit and grab a towel, and relax on one of the areas many beaches. Trying to find ways to amuse the kids?  Head over to visit Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disneyland Park. And of course, Hollywood and all its stars are only a few miles away.

Fly into LAX and make an easy commute to the Los Angeles Hilton. The Hilton will help you prepare for (and recover from) a stimulating visit in this world-renown city. WhatsCheaper.com wants you to have the best travel experience possible, and knows you will enjoy your stay at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. To make a reservation now, go to (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).     

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Embassy Suites Los Angeles - International Airport/North
9801 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
By Scott Kennard

Whether an overnight layover or an exciting family vacation, Embassy Suites Los Angeles International Airport North offers everything you need in a truly elegant style. Located less than one mile from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Embassy Suites caters to the traveler. An ATM is located in the lobby. Self-parking is available on the premises for a fee. WhatsCheaper.com recommends using the courtesy shuttles that run to and from LAX every 20 minutes. Embassy Suites offers check-in times at 3 p.m., giving you enough time to use the room and all its amenities in preparation for the famous Los Angeles nightlife.

Every room at Embassy Suites LAX North enjoys a flat-screen, 42” television, mini-fridge, microwave and more.  The standard guest room at Embassy Suites consists of a king-sized bed, workstation, and restroom facilities. The Suites are separated into three categories: Suite, Accessible, and Executive rooms. Every room at Embassy Suites comes with a full cable package, including Pay-Per-View, HBO, ESPN and more. Internet is available at the Embassy Suite lobby workstation or in your room for a fee.

Embassy Suites Los Angeles is outfitted with an indoor pool accompanied by a Jacuzzi, fully-equipped restaurant with a constantly updated menu, exceptionally-stocked convenient store and other comforts to make your stay hassle-free. WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to dine at Embassy Suites AeroBistro. It supplements American meals with Asian, French and Italian additions. Room service is available and operating hours are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Embassy Suites LAX North provides a complimentary breakfast made-to-order and a competent bar perfect for relaxation after a long day in the Los Angeles sun.
Embassy Suites Los Angeles checkout is at 12 p.m. Quick trip to Los Angeles? Spend the night in comfort with Embassy Suites guest room, perfect for the overnight stay. Weekend with the family? Spring for the multi-room suite to accommodate everyone’s needs. Embassy Suites Los Angeles International Airport North prides itself on serving its customers, from made-to-order breakfast, to shuttles that replace the need for a rental vehicle. At Embassy Suites Los Angeles, your trip will be stress-free.

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Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown
711 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA
By Adam J. Mohney

Located in close proximity to some of the world's most popular shopping at Macy's Square, the Los Angeles Theater District and the area's most popular museums, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown provides a spacious and comfortable room to WhatsCheaper.com users right in the heart of L.A.

Sheraton Los Angeles provides guests wonderful access to the city center and a variety of room and suite options. No matter what style of room you choose, you will appreciate the standard amenities each has to offer. All rooms booked at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown include the popular Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and air conditioning for your comfort. All rooms include a dual line telephone, a television with in-room movies and a coffee or tea maker to get your day started right. Wireless internet access can be purchased at an affordable rate per evening.

Guests of the Sheraton Los Angeles will receive premium treatment and access to the hotel's facilities throughout their stay. The 24-hour business center keeps working travelers connected to their jobs, while the Bally Total Fitness Center, located directly across from the hotel, can be used for fee with a photo identification card and a Sheraton Los Angeles room key. The concierge and rental car services provide guests with information and access to all of the wonders the City of Angels has to offer.

The Los Angeles dining scene is diverse and unique; however, guests looking for stress free dining can eat right at the hotel. The Brasserie offers contemporary cuisine in a casual environment for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lobby Bar provides light fare and a diverse drink menu in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Guests hoping to dine in their rooms or suites can take advantage of room service, available for breakfast and dinner.

A comfortable room in downtown Los Angeles is only a few clicks away, where you can experience SoCal culture in downtown Los Angeles, including shopping, golf, theater, sports and more. Book your room at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown on WhatsCheaper.com now. Click the link to get started (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
By Sandy O'Neal

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is a perfect location whether you are in the Los Angeles area for business or for leisure. It’s located right in the downtown financial district with easy access to an array of things to see and do. You will enjoy floor to ceiling views of Los Angeles. The hotel is approximately 28 miles from Los Angeles Airport. You can catch the super shuttle or a taxi to be transported to the hotel.  Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is noon. If you are traveling with your four-legged friend you will be pleased to know that dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome. A Westin Heavenly Dog Bed is available for your pet. Non-smoking rooms are available.

The hotel has 1,354 rooms and suites, so there is something for everyone. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection. Typical room amenities include 37” flat screen TV, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker with Starbucks® coffee, and high speed internet access with wireless capabilities. A newspaper will be delivered to your door Monday-Friday.

The six story atrium in the hotel is the size of a city block and offers shopping, dining and recreation opportunities for the guests. You can maintain your fitness routine with a visit to the state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Gym. The gym includes an indoor jogging track, and outdoor swimming pool which is complimentary for all guests.

If you are looking for a location to host a conference or group meeting, you have come to the right place. The hotel has more than 130,000 square feet of meeting space. The California Ballroom will accommodate up to 3,000 people and it’s the largest in the city. The award winning convention services and catering staff will handle the details to make sure your event is perfect in every way.

The hotel has a number of restaurants and lounges right on site for your dining pleasure. You can enjoy a mouth watering steak at L.A. Prime, and you can enjoy American cuisine in a casual atmosphere at the Lakeview Bistro. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city while sipping your favorite cocktail at BonaVista revolving lounge.

All in all, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles is an excellent choice and comes highly recommended by WhatsCheaper.com. Book your next stay by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
9750 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
By Chrystyne Jackson

When visiting Los Angeles, nothing could be more convenient than a stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport. Guests will enjoy free airport pick up and drop off.

The Four Points features 567 guestrooms, including 20 Junior Suites. Guests may choose between a king size bed or two double beds. Refrigerators are available upon request. In addition to the guest Laundromat, the hotel offers laundry/valet service. Complimentary high speed Internet access is provided.

You can maintain your fitness regimen at the 24-hour Fitness Facility, which features weight machines and cardio equipment. Or enjoy a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool. There are a number of beaches nearby where you can soak in the sun. If golf is your game, there are several golf courses in the area. Tennis courts can be found at nearby Westchester Park. Savor a delicious cup of coffee at the Coffee Bar. You will find breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Comfort Restaurant, which serves American dishes. Brewster’s Bar is a sports bar that offers California cuisine between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There are a number of interesting places to explore in the area. Mann’s Chinese Theater, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, one of the largest stadiums in the country, and Los Angeles Coliseum. A day trip will take you to such renowned sites as the Getty Museum, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, considered California’s best amusement park, and DISNEYLAND Resort.

Los Angeles is an exciting destination to visit. Make your trip stand out by staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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W Hotel Los Angeles - Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
By Chrystyne Jackson

When traveling to Los Angeles, The W Los Angeles – Westwood has it all. Ideally situated in an area lush with boutiques and theaters, the hotel is in the heart of Beverly Hills. Near UCLA, and between Rodeo Drive and the Santa Monica beaches, it doesn’t get any better than this.

The W Los Angeles boasts 258 spacious rooms and suites, each offering panoramic views of Beverly Hills. Ranging from the 400-square foot Wonderful Studio to the 1,400-square foot Extreme Wow Suite, there is a space to suit everyone’s needs. All rooms come with a 42-inch flat-screen plasma television. There is free internet access throughout the hotel. Small pets are welcome at an additional fee.

Guests at the W Los Angeles experience luxury accommodations at their best. There is a 24-hour fitness center featuring state of the art cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. Relax in the sun, or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, which provides convenient cocktail and cuisine service. For extra pampering, visit the Bliss Spa Los Angeles. You will find a retail boutique, nail stations, treatment rooms, and separate men’s and women’s lounges. The hotel also offers excellent dining opportunities. The Whiskey Blue is a stylish bar with an outdoor patio that provides light fare and an endless martini menu. The Backyard is the poolside restaurant and lounge. Finally, the Ninethirty is a restaurant serving California cuisine and signature cocktails. There is no shortage of things to do in the area. In addition to shopping, beaches and theaters, there are attractions like the Disney-MGM Studios, Universal Studios, the Los Angeles Zoo, and Disneyland.

Make the W Los Angeles – Westwood a part of your Los Angeles experience. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today. 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA
By Sarah Hay

When visiting the City of Angels, be sure to place yourself in the middle of all the great downtown venues when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown. Conveniently situated under a mile from downtown’s main attractions, visitors to the LA region can take in the sights of the City Center, Staples Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live Entertainment Center, all within easy access of the hotel.

The 434 guest rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton are fully equipped with a complete range of amenities to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible, including 42” LCD high definition televisions, MP3 clock radios, down pillows, coffeemakers, hairdryers, mini refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, weekday newspaper delivery, and ergonomic desk chairs. Check-in is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m. Self- and valet parking is available, for a fee.

There is a fitness room on site, along with many services to make your stay more pleasant, including laundry and valet services, a recreation desk, car rental and concierge desks, foreign currency exchange and a gift shop. For guests with families, high chairs, cribs and a children’s menu are available. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, and room service is always a good option.

There are several event spaces and meeting rooms at the DoubleTree, able to accommodate any size event. There is also a fully equipped business center, offering printing, copying, fax, express mail services and audio/visual equipment rentals. When your next business or personal trip brings you to Los Angeles, enjoy a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown. To help get you there, and secure a room for you, for a lot less than you think, visit WhatsCheaper.com by clicking on this link: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo
2100 East Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA
By Sarah Hay

A mere two miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will bring you to a whole new level of relaxation and comfort, when you book a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo. A free shuttle runs between the hotel and the airport, and the Hilton Garden Inn offers quick access to such attractions as Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, Disneyland® and City Center. Local corporate offices of Chevron, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon are also nearby.

The 162 guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn LAX / El Segundo are welcoming enclaves from the hassle of your day, and include such standard amenities as LCD flat panel televisions, MP3 clock radios, complimentary high speed Internet access, mini refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers, free weekday newspaper delivery, two dual line speakerphones, and Neutrogena® bath products.

The hotel itself offers an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness room on premise, along with a convenience store, laundry and valet services and cribs, high chairs and a children’s menu, for guests traveling with little ones. Check-in is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon. There is a Great American Grille on site, serving three meals a day, along with a weekend brunch. The Pavilion Pantry at the hotel offers take-away meals, and on-site catering and room service is available as well.

For your business needs, the Hilton Garden Inn features a 24-hour business center, featuring printing, copying, modems, fax, express mail and audio/visual equipment rentals. There are meeting rooms on site, the largest of which encompasses 1,200 square feet of event space. So, if you’ve been searching for the perfect hotel to host your next event, or just need a great stay in the Los Angeles area, be sure to make your reservation for the Hilton Garden Inn LAX / El Segundo. To help make your stay as inexpensive as possible, turn to WhatsCheaper.com to find the best deals for you, and click here: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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