Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

The beaches of Santa Monica, boutiques along Beverly Hills’ tree-lined boulevards, and Universal Studios’ movie sets set the scene for a perfect West Coast break.

Beneath the iconic “Hollywood” sign, Los Angeles sprawls out over 4,061 square miles (10,518 square kilometers). More than 80 neighborhoods spread up into the mountains, through bustling city blocks and down to the ocean.

Wealth and glamour reign in upscale areas like Bel Air and Beverly Hills, while eccentricity rules in Venice Beach. In the hills high above the city, art and architecture are on display at the Getty Center. For science and history buffs, there’s astronomy at the Griffith Observatory, prehistoric remains at the La Brea Tar Pits and a naval monument at the USS Iowa. A carnival atmosphere pervades Santa Monica Pier, and life beneath the water is the ticket at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Universal Studios is a good place to see big names in film and television hard at work. You might also see a celebrity practicing retail therapy at the designer boutiques of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Take a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the biggest stars of stage and screen have been immortalized with brass plaques on the sidewalk.

Despite the red carpets, velvet ropes and shiny limousines that seem synonymous with the city today, LA has lived through many guises since Mexican settlers founded it in 1781. Once a dusty cattle settlement, the city was at the heart of the gold and oil rushes in the 1840s and ’50s. In the early 1900s, major film studios arrived and the outback town began its evolution into the entertainment capital of the world.

To get a true sense of the city’s past and present, try and cover all bases with studio tours and beach trips, museum visits and fine dining. Even if you don’t sight a major celebrity, you’ll find Los Angeles a star in its own right.

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Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
4 out of 5
The price is HK$952 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 miles (10 km) of SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum. Loyola ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,133 reviews)
"We stayed overnight after a long flight. It was really convenient, the shuttle came right away. Check in was fast and easy. Everyone was really nice and helpful. We ate dinner in the tap room restaurant where service, food and atmosphere were all good. Perfect for what we needed!"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,674 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Hollywood Wax Museum, Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,666 reviews)
"Very courteous, very clean, comfortable."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Loews Hollywood Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,160 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 miles (10 km) of SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum. ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,481 reviews)
"Faculty allowed an early check in, shuttle was easy to find out. They have dine in options with open bar 24hrs and easy to commute. Front desk was helpful through out our stay Room was clean and exceeded our expectations so far happy with stay"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,082 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club and within 9 miles (15 km) of California State Polytechnic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,498 reviews)
"Clean. May Not be a 5 star hotel. But as far as quality/price 5 star hotel no doubt. We loved it. Ayres never disappointed us. Thanks"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,362 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University, SoFi Stadium and Manhattan Beach Pier. Venice Beach and Santa ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,056 reviews)
"The room is spacious. Having a kitchen, it is not really stocked up. It was missing chopping board, no cutleries and no scrub sponge."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,471 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,316 reviews)
"I loved the rooftop patio, and the room was nice with a great view."

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Venice Breeze Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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