Los Angeles Sept 30 - HELP!

Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:25 AM
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Gosh, I can't believe people are recommending El Segundo for a place to stay near the beach in LA area. Alpine, there's a reason is it cheap! Seriously. I don't mean to get personal or insulting but this is NOT a very scenic place or anything I'd consider for a vacation.

Is there a reason you're not trying for something in Santa Monica or Venice?
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:45 AM
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Close to the beach, kitchenette, around $100/night. The OP cannot find anything in SM or Venice for that amount (big surprise!). On her budget, the properties in El Segundo will work. The ones I mentioned border Manhattan Beach and the Rosecrans restaurant and shopping corridor. They are also only 2 miles from the actual beach and very close to the 405 freeway.

This may come as a shock, but there are other beach towns in Southern California besides Santa Monica and Venice. I would chose El Segundo over Venice any day.

Alpinemccain, the closest beach to those El Segundo hotels is Manhattan Beach and is very family friendly. They can just drive west on Rosecrans until they hit the ocean. They can also head just a few miles farther south to downtown MB. www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com

I would advise them to stay away from Dockweiler Beach in El Segundo.

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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:01 AM
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My El Segundo experience is around the LAX hotels along that one busy strip. I simply can't imagine staying in the area gives a very good impression of Los Angeles. But I will humbly bow to a local for their better suggestions.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Suze, you may be thinking about Century Blvd., which is more in Inglewood and definitely not the place to recommend to tourists.

Have you been to El Segundo lately? Since the building of the new Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, the surrounding areas have been built up
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:09 AM
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hit post by accident.

The areas surrounding the Raleigh Studios, which include parts of El Segundo and Hawthorne have been cleaned up quite nicely.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 09:53 AM
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But I guess using priceline, I wouldnt know exactly where I would end up in that area....I will keep trying Santa Monica..I guess
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Ivk, Obviously I am not much help here. I have been back recently but to visit friends so am no expert on hotels. I just keep thinking of some of the ugly industrial areas of LA where a tourist could end up by accident that would not be much of a vacation or show off the city at its best. I will bow out to those with better current details for our OP (but still make a plug for Marina del Rey or Santa Monica on my way out -lol!).
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Ok,I tried my luck again with Priceline, I bid $111 in the Santa Monica area and it was accepter. I did not obtain the doubletree, however I got the following:

Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel

Any comments? I looked at the website and it seems $111 is a good deal for this hotel?
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 01:46 PM
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I haven't stayed there - but that is a GREAT location for that price. I'd say it's about 1/4 mile from the 3rd St. Promenade.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Yeah! I don't know the hotel but the price and general location is fantastic.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:24 PM
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You should grab the Delfina at that price. Have been to several events there - It's a stylish makeover of a standard Sheraton. Three long blocks to the Promenade, five blocks to the beach, three blocks to Main street. Directly across the street from Samo HS, which is why it's less expensive than other hotels in the area. Friends recently put up guests there for a wedding and their rooms were over $250.

lvk, Sorry, but I have to strongly agree with Suze. I live in the area and would never recommend El Segundo, "renovated" or not, to a tourist looking for a Southern California beach experience. Certainly there are other beach destinations here besides SM and Venice, but the OP said he/she wanted to see Hollywood and Universal - anywhere besides SM would mean too much time in the car.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:41 PM
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:31 PM
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crosscheck: "You should grab the Delfina at that price" alpinemccain already "grabbed" it - it was a priceline bid so already booked and paid for.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 09:00 PM
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Sorry, I was multi-tasking and not reading carefully.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 03:44 AM
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THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION EVERYONE!!! I CANT WAIT TO GO!
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