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Homewood Suites by Hilton, Anaheim
12005 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA
Price: Rooms starting at $139/night
A terrific option if you’re planning an extended visit to Disneyland. No need to cram sippy cups and snacks into a cramped mini-fridge as every suite includes a full-sized refrigerator, cook top, microwave, and dishwasher. Feel free to use one of the hotel’s outdoor grills for a barbecue. The Target across the street offers Disneyland souvenirs at one-third the price. (We won’t tell.)
Hotel Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA
Prices: Rooms starting at $400/night
If you’re looking to stay on the water and you’re willing to splurge, this resort is for you. One of only two beachfront resorts in Los Angeles, the Casa del Mar offers spacious rooms and a rooftop pool. Sister hotel Shutters supplies beach chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards in the summer, and out rents bicycles all year round. Think elegant, but low-key. Babysitting services are also available.
7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA
Price: Rooms starting at $175/night
The Magic Castle is a quirky and delightful inn with exceptional service and a great location. As a guest of this hotel, you can enjoy exclusive access to the top-drawer shows at the Magic Castle, a performance space for the Academy of Magical Arts. While not lavish, the rooms are spacious and clean, and offer full kitchens and pullout beds. There are no elevators, so if you’ve got lots of baggage, or if you’d prefer not to take the stairs, be sure to request a ground floor room.
Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn at Universal Studios (pictured above)
4222 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, CA
Prices: Rooms starting at $180/night
The folks at Beverly Garland know how to cater to families. The KidSuite room option is a standard room equipped with bunk beds a flat screen TV, fridge microwave and game table. At night, you can enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi or play tennis, while the children watch a complimentary movie on a large screen by the pool.
Le Park Suites
733 North West Knoll Drive, West Hollywood, CA
Price: Rooms starting at $249/night
While hipsters might prefer the scene at The Montrose, the sister property of Le Parc, we feel this more laid-back sibling is the wiser choice. Located on a quiet, residential street in chic West Hollywood, Le Parc is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown L.A. and the Sunset Strip. Unwind at the rooftop pool and rev up at the tennis court; this mellow spot earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com.
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