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Hotel in LA

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ITGUY911

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I am traveling to the US next week and this time am taking a couple of days on my own time in LA. Can anyone recomend a hotel thats convenient to both LAX and close enough to go and do some shopping sight seeing etc. would suggest $200AUD as maximum but as this is on my own money as opposed to works I would like to keep expenses down.

Thanks in advance guys
 

alect

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ITGUY911 said:
I am traveling to the US next week and this time am taking a couple of days on my own time in LA. Can anyone recomend a hotel thats convenient to both LAX and close enough to go and do some shopping sight seeing etc. would suggest $200AUD as maximum but as this is on my own money as opposed to works I would like to keep expenses down.

Thanks in advance guys
I recently had a colleague/friend ask for the same. Very difficult to find a hotel in LA under A$200 (unless you do priceline). The hotels near the airport are probably the chepeast in town, but I wouldn't want to stay there unless just overnighting for a connection.

Also depends on whether you will have a rental care and can get around - otherwise location is integral as public transport is almost non existent and taxis are expensive. I have seen some cheap rates are HGIs and the like in Torrance and surrounds, but you would need a car bc there isn't much there to do/see.
 
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mabunji

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No specific recommendations for hotels. Travelling to the US I tend to find that Hotel Reservations. Discount Hotels Worldwide have the best prices. Not sure what dates you are travelling but they have a couple of 3* hotels downtown at Aus$74/night next week under last minute deals.

Also check out the Los Angeles metro (metro.net | Transit Services and Information for Los Angeles County). The metro's not bad for getting around Los Angeles. It also connects to LAX via free shuttle (can be slow - allow plenty of time for your return flight).

I'm not a real big fan of LA. If I had a couple of days I'd probablly hire a car and head to Las Vegas driving through Death Valley. The national park is pretty spectacular - Las Vegas is wonderful in its brashness.

Enjoy your trip
 

Evan

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Price aside the hotels near the airport are mostly in the same area and after dark its not very nice, only for a stop over would i do it, in town there is plenty of hotels but all rather pricey, if you need i can look up the place i stayed a couple of years ago now but was about that $200 area.

I always have a similar issue in tokyo, business hotels are great (love the concept) but try finding someing reasonable if you want nice for a couple. Now i have a few i posted them already in other threads.

Back OT, travel agent have any ideas ?
Evan
 
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