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Narrow Down your Los Angeles Hotel Search with a Checklist

Los Angeles is a city known for celebrity sightings, high-end shopping and some of the top rated restaurants in the country. Given that there are hundreds of Los Angeles hotels to choose from, creating a checklist helps narrow down the best options for your needs and desired budget. The more specific you are with your requirements, the better the hotels meeting your criteria will be.

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Why you need a Checklist

Creating a checklist helps weed out sub-par hotels, those with few amenities or those that are not within the vicinity of your scheduled activities. It also helps you narrow down your search to a specific area of the city with better access to public transportation, locating restaurants within walking distance and the closest locations to your favorite shopping venders.
Items to Include

When creating your checklist it’s best to break it up into sections. These sections should include pet policies, luxury amenities, on-site shopping/restaurants/spas, children’s accommodations and security. Within these sections, break down your needs by category. For instance, if you are traveling with your children, include adjoining rooms as a requirement if necessary. Under the pet policy section, include what you need for your pet such as breed allowance, weight allowance and a dedicated dog run space.

The idea of this list is to decide what you really need from your hotel since Los Angeles is a big, busy city; you are not likely to spend much time in the hotel. Consider your absolute needs for comfort while staying at the selected hotel.

Finding Discounts and Hotel Savings

Now, finding a hotel in Los Angeles on a budget. That is where things may seem tricky. There are smartphone applications, travel packages, websites and physical publications where you can search for deals. Once you’ve narrowed down your options to about three or four, search for discounts or price breaks at those specific hotels.

In some cases, hotel and entertainment combination packages may be available.
Being in the heart of Los Angeles is part of the reason for visiting. Keep in mind that the closer your hotel is to major attractions and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the more expensive the hotel accommodations will be. Attempt to book hotels, flights and rental cars together in one package as it is often less expensive to work those items together than it is to purchase them separately.