Quality Inn Carson LA

Old Nov 8th, 2005, 06:59 AM
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Quality Inn Carson LA

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we have booked a holiday for next July, and are spending 9 Days in LA, we have booked in to stay at the Quality Inn South Bay, Carson,
90746, is this in a safe area does anyone know, as from maps i can see that it is quite close to the South Central region,

thanks

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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:07 AM
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Personally, I would not feel safe in Carson.
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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:08 AM
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Bad location. Carson is an industrial town-- oil refineries and railroad yards surround that hotel. You're around the corner from a VERY downmarket shopping mall (however, it has an IKEA!)-- and that's the only thing within walking distance as far as food. In fact, the closest thing of ANY interest to tourists is the Queen Mary down in Long Beach-- a 10-minute drive. Carson is absolutely not the right place to center an LA vacation IMHO.

Honestly, here's my advice: Cancel. You have time to find something better. You will have to spend a bit more money, but believe me-- you can find much, much better.

What do you want to do in the LA area? If you're doing the typical tourist stuff, you should stay closer to Los Angeles itself-- and there are much more pleasant hotels in better neighborhoods.
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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:11 AM
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Take a look at www.jollyrgr.com, a great budget place in a nice area north of LAX near the Marina. They have good weekly rates so since you're staying so long you would qualify.
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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:32 AM
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Agree totally w/ the others. I'd cancel that one for sure. But my question is mainly what are you planning to do during your holiday? The LA basin is absolutly MASSIVE and basing in one place for 9 days means you will be spending hours in the car some days. There is no one location close to more than a handful of the sites.

So what are some of your plans and then we can tell you the best place(s) to stay.

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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Hi

thanks for the replies

we are looking to do the usual tourist sites, disney, universal, we would like a couple of days at the beach, any other ideas would be great,

thanks again

Barry
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Old Nov 8th, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Another vote for relocating. Although that location isn't the worst section of Carson, it's not a place I would choose for a 9-day vacation. I agree with Janis. Tell us what sections of LA that you plan on visiting, and we may be able to help with budget lodging.

This reminds me of my first visit to Southern Cal as a tourist. My friend booked us into a motel right off of the 91 freeway..... in COMPTON. That's when I decided that I need to be involved in all future travel research and planning.
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I lived in So. CA for over 25 yrs and would not choose to vacation in Carson. While it is not all bad, it is not great either.

LA is huge, I am assuming you will have a car. You might consider staying in one of the beach towns, either Redondo, Hermosa or Manhattan Beach. There is a Quality Inn in one of those towns (Manhattan I think) if you have a reason to stay there. We have stayed several times at the Holiday Inn Express in Hermosa Beach when we have been back over there visiting friends (we live in AZ now). It's a very nice motel and mid-range price wise with included continental breakfast. Free parking too .. that is something to consider if you are traveling in LA area, many hotels/motels now charge extra to park your car.

The beach area is nice (cooler for one thing) and fairly easy to access the freeways. You can get on the 405 freeway and go up toward Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Getty Museum, etc. which is where alot of tourists head. All three beach towns also have a promanade and piers that are great to walk along.
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Incidentally, since you want to go to Disneyland perhaps a day or two in Orange County would be a wise choice. Anaheim has a zillion hotels, but you can also stay over near the beach - Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, etc. which are no more then 12-15 miles from Disneyland. I lived in Huntington Beach so I am pretty familiar with that area. I am not crazy about the area around Disneyland (very commercial) so I'd opt for a beach town myself.
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You will not die if you stay in that hotel, but it is really more for people in the South Bay on business, rather than tourists. It is right next the freeway and central. The location is safe, dire warnings to the contrary.

I would definitely book near the Disneyland resort for any period that you would be visiting the park. It's great to be able to go back to the hotel room by shuttle or walking during the day. There are tons of reasonable hotels within walking distance (Anaheim).

The beach areas are nice, but not very convenient for seeing the ususal tourist sites. Unless you want to sit a beach.
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