10 Best Chic & Budget-Friendly Hotels In LA

14 June 2015

We've featured five of Los Angeles' best 5-star hotels. Although LA may be home to the filthy rich and world-famous, there's no reason to fork out for extravagant accommodation.

Los Angeles can still be enjoyed when booking into one of the city's charming and budget-friendly hotels. These establishments deliver consistent service, unexpected perks and comfortable rooms that will leave you believing you should be paying more.

Here's a list of the 10 best budget-friendly hotels in Los Angeles.

Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills

A perfect combination of central location and comfortable accommodation, the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills offers visitors to Los Angeles an excellent base for exploring the city.

While the hotel itself is decked out with a swimming pool, fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site dining options, its South Beverly Drive address means easy access to LA’s best attractions.

Walk to world-famous Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard and take a short drive to Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Bowl.

The Garland

Founded by Hollywood legend Beverly Garland, this resort-style hotel is an oasis amid the high-energy buzz of Tinseltown.

 Vintage design at the Garland. Image: Garland Hotel

Set on three sprawling hectares, this place takes retro chic to a cool, calm and sophisticated new level.

The rooms and suites are characterised by vintage design, which is complemented by modern amenities – think flat-screen TVs and complimentary internet access.

Set in North Hollywood, this urban oasis is just two kilometres from Universal Studios Hollywood, with a free shuttle service to boot.

Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites

Enjoying a prized location in chic West Hollywood, this award-winning hotel on Santa Monica Boulevard is walking distance to Sunset Boulevard, iconic celeb hangout The Ivy and luxury shopping strip Melrose Avenue.

Less than 10 minutes’ drive away, you’ll find The Original Farmers Market, and Universal Studios Hollywood is an easy 20-minute drive.

Back at the hotel, make yourself at home in the comfy rooms and suites, complete with flat-screen TVs, or head to the sparkling pool and sun-drenched deck for a little rest and relaxation.

Magic Castle Hotel

Set between Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles, the Magic Castle Hotel is just 200 metres from Hollywood Boulevard and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre.

 Award-winning Magic. Image: Magic Castle Hotel

But this award-winning hotel is more than just its excellent location. Start the day with a complimentary breakfast and treat yourself to unlimited free snacks (think soft drink, popcorn, chocolate, cookies and pretzels) all day, every day.

When it’s time to retire to your room, indulge with cosy slippers and robes, a pillow-top mattress and premium bath products. Magic indeed. 

Andaz West Hollywood

Modern, chic and oh-so-hip, the Andaz West Hollywood is all about style.

Decadent rooftop cabanas, ultra-plush bedding and rich leather furnishings come together to make this boutique hotel an experience in itself.

Take in sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills, Sunset Strip and Downtown LA from the comfort of your room, or make a splash in the shimmering rooftop pool.

Set on Sunset Boulevard itself, this place is an easy stroll to the famed celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont.

The Huntley Hotel

A fusion of beachside glamour and urban chic, The Huntley is the definition of casual Southern California cool.

With eclectic furnishings and decor that combines raw timber with soft leather, the rooms and suites are warm and inviting.

 There's room at the Huntley. Image: The Huntley Hotel

Stay in and enjoy Egyptian cotton linen, Bulgari bath products and luxe bathrobes, or take to the sands of Los Angeles’ most famous beach and stroll to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, where classic carnival rides and fascinating people-watching await.

The Hollywood Roosevelt

Dating back to 1927, the landmark The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel has a rich and glamorous history that includes hosting the first ever Academy Awards.

Step out on to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to spot your favourite stars, then cross the street to explore the TCL Chinese Theatre.

When it’s time to rest your weary head, opt to stay in The Tower, favoured by Clark Gable, or The Cabanas, where Marilyn Monroe lived.

However you play it, a stay at the Roosevelt is an unforgettable experience.

Beverly Hilton Hotel

The prestige of Beverly Hills meets the pizzazz of Hollywood at this LA institution. With a history dating back more than 60 years, the Beverly Hilton Hotel has hosted some of La-la-land’s most glamorous red-carpet events, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Pre-Grammy Gala and the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.

 The sign says it all. Image: Beverly Hilton Hotel

With an unbeatable location – the prized corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards – this plush hotel is within strolling distance of the world-class shopping and dining of Beverly Hills.


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The Westin Los Angeles Airport

Enjoying a convenient location just four blocks from LAX (with a complimentary airport shuttle service, too), The Westin Los Angeles Airport caters to business and leisure travellers alike.

Relax and unwind after a long flight with signature Westin bedding and amenities, indulge with luxe spa treatments, work up a sweat in the fitness studio or make a splash in the glistening outdoor pool.

Fusing convenience and comfort, this place will ensure you enjoy a smooth landing in LA.

Sheraton Universal Hotel

Known as the ‘hotel of the stars’, the Sheraton Universal Hotel is located in the heart of Universal City.

 In the heart of starland. Image: Sheraton Universal

Step outside and lose yourself in the lights, cameras and action of Universal CityWalk, a glamorous shopping, dining and entertainment precinct at the hotel’s doorstep.

Then make use of the complimentary tram service to the gem in Hollywood’s crown – Universal Studios Hollywood. When you’ve discovered the secrets of movie magic, retire to your room to enjoy plush furnishings, Starbucks coffee, premium bath products and more.


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