Beautiful Los Angeles. It attracts the wealthy and famous, not to mention hordes of sunseekers and Pacific beach connoisseurs. If you've got your eye on the City of Angels for your next beach trip, you wouldn't be alone; more than 47 million visitors made their way to this Southern California icon in 2016. But as dynamic and vibrant as it is, no one ever said it was cheap. Which brings us to the question on the lips of every budget-minded traveler — are there Los Angeles hotels near the beach for under $100 per night?
With a budget that low, it's not going to be easy to find a place that lives up to even the basic requirements. Airbnb and hostels might be the better option for hardcore penny-pinchers, but for those looking for traditional accommodations, plan to spend between $150 and $200 per night to be close to the beach (in a place where you'd actually want to rest your head).
Here are a few of our picks for hotels near LA's beaches that won't leave you broke:
Junior studio suite at Venice Suites - starting at $149/night
If beach access is top on your list of desired amenities, don't overlook the comfy studios at Venice Suites, located directly across from the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Rooms are airy and colorful, and each of the 31 apartments is equipped with a kitchen and free high-speed WiFi (for those moments when you can't resist a Netflix binge). You'll have access to a rooftop terrace complete with barbecue grills and sun loungers, not to mention spectacular views of the coastline.
Days Inn Santa Monica - starting at $129/night for King bed guest room, includes breakfast
Don't let the name fool you — this is not your run-of-the-mill chain hotel. This property turns heads with its playful pink facade and elegant Art Deco touches. It's located about 2.5 miles from the Santa Monica pier on Santa Monica Boulevard. Breakfast is complimentary, as is parking and internet. Get awesome city views from the rooftop terrace, decked out in bright colors, and relax a bit in the sauna.
Casa de Mary Bed and Breakfast - starting at $114/night, includes breakfast
Get comfortable at this delightful homestay in an enviable location within a mile of Marina del Rey and two miles from Venice Beach, home to what is arguably the nation's quirkiest and liveliest boardwalk. Your continental breakfast can be enjoyed in your room or on the outdoor patio. Trying to save money on your other meals? Make use of the kitchenette, which includes a refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster and a coffeemaker. Looking for a Los Angeles hotel under $100 per night that's near the beach? This might be the closest you can get.
SpringHill Suites Los Angeles - starting at $199/night for a studio, breakfast included
Located near the airport and less than three miles from Manhattan Beach, these stylish suites offer plenty of sleeping room (two double beds and a double sofa), plus a kitchen and a sitting area. There's an outdoor pool and lounge area lined with towering palm trees, plus a fitness center and a mini market right on the premises. Breakfast comes free with your stay, as does WiFi. These suites are an excellent deal overall, with the added convenience of being near the airport for your dreaded departure day.
Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel - starting at $169/night for deluxe Queen room
Another great option by the airport and just a few miles from the beach, the boutique Custom Hotel features stylish touches and a fun, contemporary feel. The Deck 33 Bar and Grill serves up American favorites in dishes such as the chicken BLT, the braised rib, and for vegetarians, the eggplant parmesan. Enjoy cocktails, wine or beer on the multi-tiered sundeck, complete with a heated outdoor pool. And when it's time to leave, a free shuttle service to LAX ensures you have one less thing to think about.
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