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Can you recommend an affordable hotel/motel near LAX?

Asked by anonyjelly16 (747points) May 3rd, 2008 from iPhone

I am taking a class that will be conducted near LAX.

On some days, it might be more time efficient to stay in the area rather than driving (50 miles) home in the evening only to drive back (another 50 miles) the following morning through (painful) Los Angeles traffic.

Do you know of an affordable hotel/motel in the area where I could stay a couple nights a week?

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anonyjelly16's avatar

I’m not sure if I’d enjoy staying at a place like that :-)

tia29's avatar

I stayed at a brand new hotel 6 off of the 405 and Jefferson. I think. I know its off the same road that leads to LAX. Good luck.

anonyjelly16's avatar

@tia29: Do you recall what you paid for each night at this hotel?

jeanne's avatar

Okay I am giving up my favorite “secret” motel that I give to visitors….which is nearby but not “walking distance” from LAX. To be exact it is at the south end of Santa Monica on Main street (that borders on Venice) and is called the Seashore Motel:

They are family owned, kind of 60’s funky and super nice people. Plus you are smack in the middle of Main Street with tons of shopping and great restaurants around and 2 blocks from the beach. And there is a great little Italian owned espresso bakery place called Amelia’s which makes great breakfast and brunch stuff. So to me it is worth the short drive-which isn’t bad if you aren’t during the major rush hour times since you end up 2 blocks from places where folks are paying $400/night to stay in. You are only 3–4 blocks off of Lincoln and then just straight on to LAX again. They start at around $100/night but might cut you a deal if you are booking a number of dates.

Google has a good street view look at them if you type in their address and then choose street view:

2637 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Oh, and they also have rooms with kitchens if that interests you.

tia29's avatar

I think it was about $65 a night.

anonyjelly16's avatar

@Jeanne: Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

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