Los Angeles is a huge city, and it’s hard to find a hotel that’s close to everything. The most important thing when looking for accommodation in the city is that it be a safe area, since there are quite dangerous neighborhoods.
In this article I am going to talk about 4 great areas to stay in Los Angeles and some areas that you should avoid, not only to stay, but also to visit them.
Without a doubt, one of the best areas to stay in Los Angeles is Hollywood. It is an area perfectly connected with the bus and metro service. Also, Hollywood is one of the safest areas. That does not mean that things can happen, however, being an area very popular with tourists, it is more vigilant.
Some great accommodation options in Hollywood:
- Palihotel Melrose 3*
- Silver Lake Pool & Inn 4*
- Kimpton Everly Hotel 4*
Another of the best areas to look for accommodation is Beverly Hills. Although also one of the most expensive, although you can find good deals. It is home to many celebrities. In Beverly Hills is Rodeo Drive , where the most expensive stores in the city are.
It is a quiet, safe area with many options for hotels, apartments.
Some great accommodation options in Beverly Hills:
- Hotel Beverly Terrace 3*
- Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills 5*
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown offers many lodging options for all budgets . It is a fairly safe area, with a lot of atmosphere and places to go for a walk, eat…
We were the area we chose. The hotel is great; comfortable, clean… We would repeat the experience!
Some great Downtown lodging options:
- Freehand Los Angeles 4*
- The Wayfarer DTLA
- The Hoxton, Downtown LA 4*
The best way to get around Los Angeles is by renting a car. The city is not small and although there are very good public transport connections, the best way to go at your leisure and without worrying about timetables is with a rental car
Santa Monica is the best option if you are looking for a beach. It is a quiet area, but at the same time there is always an atmosphere, places to go out for a drink or eat… It is not usually an economic area, but in reality no area of Los Angeles is.
Santa Monica is quite far from the sights, but there are still good bus connections.
Some great lodging options in Santa Monica:
- Viceroy Santa Monica 4*
- Bayside Hotel 3*
Los Angeles has areas that are better not to step on, as in all cities. Some of the most conflictive neighborhoods with the highest crime rate are; South Central, East Los Angeles and Compton.