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Hotel recommendations please!

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Hotel recommendations please!

We are departing out of LAX after some time south of the area and are looking for a good spot to spend a night or two before our flight home. We want to go to The Grove (girls want to go to the American Girl store) as well as the Science Center downtown. Travel mates of ours are likely to hit Hollywood and Rodeo, etc but we will all have vehicle rentals. Looking for family friendly :)


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1. Re: Hotel recommendations please!

Stay either in Hollywood or near the Grove. You haven't given us a price-range or star-rating so here are some general recs:

In Hollywood:

1.5-star: Orchid Suites

2-star: Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame Hotel

3-star: Magic Castle Hotel

4-star: Loews Hollywood

Near the Grove:

2-star: Beverly Laurel Hotel

3-star: Farmer's Daughter Hotel

3.5-star: Orlando Hotel or Elan Hotel

4-star: Le Sofitel Hotel

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2. Re: Hotel recommendations please!

Thank you for the many suggestions! I will look them over this evening.

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3. Re: Hotel recommendations please!

I think the area near The Grove is a ideal and will make a better impression than Hollywood.

Take a look at Culver City. The Culver Hotel in the downtown is nifty.


I like this B&B in Culver City.


Another neighborhood to take a look at is Little Tokyo. This is a lively and compact area in downtown near the Civic Center and Olvera Street/Union Station. I like the Miyako Hotel.


There's also a new Doubletree.

The Science Center is located south of downtown near USC. Check out the Science Center's parking lot. Very well done. Also, the Natural History Museum has a new dinosaur exhibit.

Lastly, if you're coming all this way from Alberta, I really think you ought to check out The Getty one morning and have lunch on the patio.


You might also want to take a quick look at the statue of Gretzky outside Staples Center.


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4. Re: Hotel recommendations please!

Thanks Hitch! We have been to southern CA a few times but haven't done much with the kids in LA. Now that they are getting older they are finding visiting museums more interesting and The Getty would be a great addition that I hadn't considered!

Thank you for your suggestions!

P.s. Seen Gretzky in real life a few times; we can pass on the statue ;)

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