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Seeking recs for centrally located quality hotel in LA

Old Jun 26th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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The Noah's Ark exhibit has timed entry tickets. Same day, walk-up tickets are subject to availability.

http://www.skirball.org/noahsark/noa...on_and_tickets
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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 06:45 PM
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No it's not two buses to the Getty.

Palomar has free local transportation within 3 miles. Google lists the Getty at 2.5 miles.

This does not include return transportation. Catch the 761 bus just outside the Getty gates, $1.50 correct change only, or 25cents for seniors/62. Get off 10-12 minutes later at Westwood and Wilshire. Walk three long, uphill, horrendous, debilitating blocks to the Palomar. I hope you make it, such a strenuous ordeal.

The free Palomar van could also take you to the Westwood Flyaway Express Shuttle. It's $10 to get to LAX, drops off at each terminal. http://www.lawa.org/popup.aspx?id=300
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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Los Angeles is host to 3/4 of a million visitors each WEEK. Please folks, let's stop telling them all to rent a car. Have you looked at the freeways lately?......This is not rocket science.
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Old Jun 26th, 2013, 09:19 PM
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thanks Clargriswold. We are hardy Canadians and can walk in -40 (not really) I will make note of your transportation advice. For LAX I prefer to take the shared shuttle with my luggage.
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 12:42 AM
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Don't need a kid to see Noah's Ark. It is interesting for about +15 minutes without one.
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Thanks to all for the recs and entertaining replies. We have opted for the Palomar Kimpton Hotel as had a good deal on expedia.

No worries about muscling into my topic ita, by the way I'm not a he
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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I realized that after I wrote it. What is your rate on Expedia?
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I just checked Expedia for my dates. The rate is $230+taxes. On the hotel website I got a CAA/AAA rate of around $200 with taxes.
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Old Jun 27th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Tips for those going to stay at the Palomar, join their Kimpton InTouch loyalty rewards program before your visit. They will give you a $10 credit on the minibar and waive the wi-fi charge for members.

Also if you ever find a better rate on Expedia than on the Kimpton site, they will match that and throw in some extra cash.

http://www.kimptonhotels.com/intouch/KITNewGuest.aspx
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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thanks, migb, I joined and will check the Expedia rates just before travel.

My last question on transportation, I promise. Is it better to pay the $119 flat rate to Primetime Shuttle for transport from the cruise dock than to take a chance on the rate from a cab?
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Whoops, it is actually the other Kimpton we are booked at, Kimpton Wilshire - $620 for two nights (with canx option).
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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the Palomar is on Wilshire
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 07:59 PM
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They're both on Wilshire. The Palomar is in Westwood, closer to the Getty. The Wilshire is another 5 miles to the east, near the County Museum of Art.

ita, are there only 2 or 3 of you? If so, call them back and ask for the GoSedan rate. On the internet it is less than than $85. I do not know why they are quoting you that rate, there are several options that are less costly.

If you had trouble with booking this yourselves, try using Google Chrome and be sure you don't have any popup blockers.

Select From the Airport (one way) and under the drop down list you should find your cruise line port.
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 09:53 PM
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there are 2 of us, the rate is from the cruise ship to the hotel and I do use Google Chrome. I will try again online
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Old Jun 29th, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I tried online again. My problem is getting a quote from the cruise port to the hotel. It wants to only give me a quote from LAX to port. What are the less costly options?
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