hotel suggestion needed in LA

Old May 29th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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hotel suggestion needed in LA

My husband & I are going to LA in October and the focus of our visit is both Getty museums and the Peterson Car Museum. What area should we stay in? We will have a car and will probably come in & out of LAX. When we get hotel set then we will build around that for sightseeing and restaurants. We prefer something mid price . Fodorites have helped us SO MANY TIMES!!! Thanks one more time.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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What do you consider "mid price"?

I'd probably stay in Santa Monica since LAX, Wilshire Blvd, PCH and the 405 would all be relatively convenient
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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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I agree - Santa Monica is a nice place to stay because it's one of the most pedestrian-oriented parts of LA. Plus, you're proximal to both Gettys, and an easy drive from the car museum.
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We just stayed at the newly re-opened Jamaica Bay Inn, in Marina del Rey. It is quite nice, with marina views. I would call it mid-priced.
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Around LAX the sheraton 4 points are nice

Also the Crowne Plaza betterbidding.com

best 4 star deals bidding Priceline for me.

Embassy Suites Huntington Beach my fav from $120

Westin Bonaventure downtown nice if you want

to be downtown paid $64 bidding Priceline.

Santa Monica MDR hotels expensive quality not great

at the lower star levels nice views though.

Usually rent a cheap car from Fox or Deluxe

carrentals.com easiest way to get around.

Happy Travels,
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http://www.meetings-conventions.com/...tion-Hotel/The

My first choice 1/2 mile from the car museum.

$64 bidding priceline for me last.
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2 years ago I stayed at Hotel Angeleno http://www.jdvhotels.com/angeleno/, based on a recommendation from this board. I was able to get a great Getty Museum special by talking directly to the front desk (not offered at 800 #), which included: free shuttle to Getty Museum (avoids parking fee there), free valet parking at hotel, & coupon toward dinner in their lovely restaurant with great views.

It gets some negative reviews for being close to a highway but we didn't have a problem with noise. Front desk and staff were very friendly. I loved the convenience for getting to the Getty and like boutique hotels, as opposed to large chains, so it was perfect for us. I don't know about the car museum.
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We like to stay at one of these suite hotels in West Hollywood:

http://www.leparcsuites.com
http://www.petitermitage.com/home.php
http://www.lemontrose.com/index.php?chebs=gl_lemont

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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Fodorites ae the best! Many thanks for all your wonderful suggestions. I see the Priceline suggestion here a lot & will try that. Sounds like Santa Monica might be our best bet. Next we will see about restaurants. Thanks
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The Sheraton Delfina on Pico is nice, and a good price. Probably about $249 plus parking.

We like Santa Monica, but we stay in Marina del Rey so we can have a marina view. Like at the Jamaica Bay Inn I mentioned above. We were just there and had a special package: marina view room with two queen beds, free internet, free breakfast for two, free parking for $220/night. It is a brand new facility, and they have some kinks in their service, but they are trying very hard and everyone was very helpful.

A more basic place I have stayed is also a Pacifica property: the Inn at Venice Beach. No view rooms, though. Best rooms face the inner courtyard. Continental breakfast is included. Covered parking is very cheap, like $8/day. It has a younger vibe, with good service. It is a bloack or two from Venice Beach, which is also a younger vibe, but I don't mind it.
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