honeymoon dilemma (Los angeles info plz)

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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327 posts
Helper bee

@myweddingbee:  I recently used airbnb.com while staying in LA.  There were much more affordable options if you’re willing to look into it.  My favorite part of LA is probably Santa Monica.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@myweddingbee:  Downtown is undergoing a revitalization, but many parts of it are still creepy esp. at night.  I would not recommend downtown.  (Plus the cool stuff to see in downtown you can do in a day trip).

If you’re trying to save money Beverly Hills is not the place to go.  It’s awesome to visit, but again you can pretty much do that during the day.

For fun boutique hotels check out the Santa Monica area, many of the places are pricy but great deals can be found.

If you’re willing to go a bit further out try the valley, Burbank and the such.  You’ll still have Metro access in areas which is useful.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@myweddingbee:  Definitely check airbnb.com or vrbo.com – they are secure and offer great alternatives to expensive hotels!

Also, check hotwire hot rates where you book the hotel star level in a general area and don’t find out the hotel until after you secure the booking.  

I’ve done that in Vegas and Portland many times and saved a fortune!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@myweddingbee:  Have you already booked your flights? You don’t need 7 days to explore LA, 3 – 4 is enough. That can save you a bit on hotel costs. I also agree with everyone else on using Airbnb. LA area can be expensive since real estate is expensive. Santa Monica is a great area to be near, Downtown can be kind of dead. You should also make sure you have a car to get around. If you are comfortable driving longer, there are cheap hotels in Orange County. You’ll need about 1 hr to drive into LA and areas north of LA. 

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