Travel insights from Jenna Buege, contributing editor of The Compass

Lovely Los Angeles: The Top LA Hotels Bookable on VAX

Hello, Hollywood. Los Angeles has earned its keep as a mega-popular travel destination thanks to its sunny climate, exciting attractions and gorgeous nearby beaches. Next time you’re looking to experience that LA lifestyle, consider spending the night at one of these great hotels.

  1. Hilton Los Angeles Airport

    1. Hilton Los Angeles Airport

    Located just 0.25 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport, the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel is the perfect spot for travelers visiting LA on business or just for the night. Here travelers can enjoy onsite 24-hour dining options, comfortable guest rooms with top-notch amenities and a complimentary airport shuttle. Nearby attractions include the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Park Casino, Sunset Boulevard and the Toyota Sports Center.

    Agent tip: LA fun

    “Explore Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign on a Hollywood Hills hike. A hiking guide leads travelers on a trek through the Hollywood Hills leaving visitors free to take in the sights. You can choose a daytime or sunset hike to fit your schedule and will see the entire city of Los Angeles with the most amazing view!” – Rosalinda G., EZ - Travels By Rose in Texas
  2. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

    2. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

    Travelers looking to explore California’s famous Orange County won’t want to miss a stay at the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim. Located just one hour south of Los Angeles, the Red Lion Hotel is a family-friendly hotel complete with pool-side fire pits. Many visitors choose this fabulous lodging option for its convenience to popular theme parks such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Traveling with a furry companion? No problem! The Red Lion Hotel is pet friendly, welcoming two pets of any size per room for an additional fee.

  3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

    3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

    Featuring lush tropical landscapes and waterscapes, this Mediterranean-inspired hotel is the perfect oasis for travelers to recharge their batteries (physically, mentally and technologically). The Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport is situated less than two miles from LAX and offers travelers easy access to other local attractions such as the LA Memorial Coliseum and the StubHub Center. Two hotel experiences not to miss are the Embassy Suites’ free made-to-order breakfast and free drinks and snacks at the nightly Evening Reception.

  4. Loews Hollywood Hotel

    4. Loews Hollywood Hotel

    Settled at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, the Loews Hollywood Hotel sits in the heart of the Hollywood district. Iconic venues and photo ops such as the Dolby Theater, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan await travelers just mere footsteps beyond the hotel doors. In addition to its close proximity to iconic attractions, the hotel is only a stone’s throw away from Universal Studios Hollywood where hotel guests can enjoy early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  5. Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort

    5. Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort

    Only two blocks south of Disneyland, the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort is travelers’ full-service answer to Anaheim lodging. Guests staying at the Clarion can enjoy a taste of luxury as they kickback in the hotel’s heated pool maybe even enjoying a drink or two provided by the attentive staff and poolside service. Another perk you won’t find anywhere but the Clarion is free breakfast and dinner for kids ages nine and under.

  6. Best Western Plus Carriage Inn

    6. Best Western Plus Carriage Inn

    The Best Western Plus Carriage Inn takes pride in their ability to provide travelers with a place to stay that feels “just like home.” The hotel accomplishes this feel with special touches like free high-speed internet, in-room refrigerators and 37-inch flat screen TVs equipped with all the best cable channels. Of course location is everything when it comes to LA and the Best Western Plus Carriage Inn is located eight miles from the Burbank Airport. Exciting districts like Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica are nearby as well as popular parks like Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

    Agent tip: airport must-know

    “Flying into Burbank is so convenient and a great location to stay too! Burbank offers easy access to LA Live, beaches and Porto’s, a delicious Cuban bakery.” – Jennifer B., Travel Goals in Ohio

  7. Disneyland Hotel

    7. Disneyland Hotel

    Travelers can immerse themselves in the spirit of all things Disney past and present at the Disneyland Hotel. Each tower of this sprawling hotel (Adventure, Fantasy and Frontier Tower) pays homage to the park’s original lands. Just a short stroll from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is the place to be for travelers planning to visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park.

    Agent tip: beyond Disney

    “If someone wants to book a trip to Disneyland, go ahead and book a Disney hotel or resort, but be sure to advise them to set aside a couple of days to enjoy the many other sights Los Angeles has to offer. You can take advantage of the features in the vacation packages and include it in their itinerary. Celebrity home tours, a Napa Valley wine tasting or even a Dodgers game. Get creative, it will increase your commission.” – Rosalinda G., EZ - Travels By Rose in Texas

  8. Hilton Anaheim

    8. Hilton Anaheim

    Whether travelers are in Anaheim for business or for fun, the Hilton Anaheim has everything required to have the best trip possible. Travelers can enjoy unique on-site amenities such as the indoor basketball court and the cruelty-free beauty salon, Pure Escape. In addition to being close to Disney-themed fun, guests of the Hilton Anaheim might also enjoy the nearby Medieval Times Dinner + Tournament, Pirate Dinner Adventure and Big Air Buena Park.

  9. The Anaheim Hotel

    9. The Anaheim Hotel

    Built upon nine acres of landscaped gardens, The Anaheim Hotel acts as a nice slice of green space in a bustling tourist hot spot. If the greenery hasn’t already convinced you to give this place a stay, perhaps you’ll be persuaded by the hotel’s heated Olympic-sized swimming pool and bubbling Jacuzzi. One amenity to write home about is the Anaheim Hotel’s onsite restaurant, The Pizza Press, serving gourmet entrees from Executive Chef Thomas Brown.

  10. Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

    10. Hilton Los Angeles Universal City

    Movie magic is just around the corner at the Hilton Los Angeles Universal City, which offers guests complimentary shuttle rides to Universal Studios Hollywood. In addition to being in the heart of the Hollywood action, this hotel is also making steps towards a green initiative. That’s right; the Hilton Los Angeles meets the Green Seal standard for waste minimization, water and energy efficiency, hazardous substance handling and environmentally responsible purchasing.

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