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The hotel scene in Los Angeles is hot, hot, and hotter! Oh, and it’s also just as diverse as this city’s stunning landscape, its eclectic culture, and its ever-expanding population. You can find hotels here that take extravagance to extremes, such as the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel and the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills, and then there are others that are hip and chic, but cheap (in comparison), like the Mosaic Hotel, the Avalon and The Grafton on Sunset. And for those travelers hell-bent on saving a buck – there are numerous economy hotels to choose from in any given area of the city.

While prices may be high up on the priority list for most people when deciding where to stay in any given city, the City of Angels is quite different. You just can’t decide where to stay based on price alone – location beats budget every time.

Here’s where the planning part comes in. Decide which activities are most important to you, then plan your accommodations around them. For instance, if you would like to spend most of your time on the beach, it’s best to search for suitable sleeping quarters in beautiful Santa Monica or the surrounding beachy areas. If you’re looking for luxury in Santa Monica, the buck stops at the beachfront Hotel Casa de Mar, along with Shutter’s on the Beach (located right on the sand, literally), coming in at a close second. If you’re attracted to art deco and wouldn’t mind keeping company with a bevy of European beauties, then grab a suite at The Georgian.

Santa Monica is surely high-end, but you can still find some sweet deals on charming digs here – try the Asian-accented Ambrose Hotel on 20th Street. For extreme savings on rates, book a room at the Bayside Hotel or the Palm Motel. Pick the Palm if you want to mingle with even more European beauties – this hotel is popular with the European set during the hot summer months.

And here’s an additional benefit to sleeping in Santa Monica – visitors have easy access to Pacific Coast Highway (aka PCH or Highway 1), so you can bounce back and forth from beach town to beach town with ease.

Partiers will appreciate the assortment of swank pads located throughout West Hollywood such as Chateau Marmont Hotel, while (super) laid-back lifestyle lovers will appreciate Long Beach where you can score a stateroom aboard the Queen Mary.

Other worthy L.A. Hotels include luxury hotels such as stylish Sunset accommodations including Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas and The Standard. Room types run the gamut from villas that feel like vacation homes to elegant suites and spacious studios. If you want to stay right in the heart of Hollywood, try The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Although you can always drive to attractions that can be found in places such as downtown L.A., Burbank, and Universal City, you can always book a room in these areas if the plan is to spend most of your time touring stadiums, studios, and the production side of tinsel town. Staples Center and Dodger’s Stadium can be found in and adjacent to Downtown L.A., along with several excellent hotels such as the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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