Hiya...I am arriving from Seattle on 2/18 and require a nearby overnight hotel ...around $120 , can u make some suggestions and then the next day on to the airport and home...any suggestions? Thanks...Terry Sullivan, Colorado Springs
The nearest hotel is Metro Plaza Hotel, 711 N Main St, Los Angeles, about 1 block from Union Station, and in your price range. There is a Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn in Chinatown, 818 N Hill Street, that is about 15 mins walking time from Union Station. If you have a lot of luggage, Metro Plaza Hotel will be the most convenient.
An alternative is to take the Flyaway bus, which runs every 30 minutes, to LAX after you arrive in Union Station. In the LAX area you will have more options for hotels. Also, LAX hotels run shuttles to the airport terminals.
Terry - As the others have said, probably best to just head over to LAX. Unless there is something near Union Station you really want to see, just grab the Flyaway and head to LAX.
Once there, you have dozens, if not hundreds of hotels and motels nearby. For $70-90 you will find Motel 6, Super 8s, etc. If you can go up just a bit, to your $120-130, it gets MUCH BETTER. Four Points by Sheraton, for example, is about that much.
Not trying to sell the Four Points, but you'll get free shuttle to and from the airport terminals, free coffee, bottled water, free wifi, 24 hour fitness, and a pool.
So, if you are flying out, it's probably a nice way to chill and relax near the airport the day of your flight rather than fight L.A. traffic from downtown out to the airport.
Good luck, and have a great trip!
If you want to get straight to LAX, easily, take the FlyAway bus to the airport and catch a shuttle to a nearby airport hotel. The FlyAway departs from the back of Union Station, costs about $10 one-way, and delivers you directly to the airport terminal. Easier than taking the train and transfering. Allow about 45 minutes to get to the airport, minimum. You'll need a credit card for the FlyAway ticket, which you purchase in a booth and then show to the driver who then stashes your luggage.
It would be best to get a hotel at the airport unless you are going to visit downtown. The mariott at the airport is good.
I am not familiar with hotels and their prong. There should be good resources on the web that will help you
Re: Taking the Green Line METRO to get to LAX...
To my knowledge, the last 5 GREEN STATIONS Stops will be closed starting Jan 26 till April 7 2018... Make sure before you decide on the Green Line METRO to get to LAX...
You can also try Omni , quite close by . Low rates currently.
Metro is where we stayed nice place
Since I live in L.A., I don' stay at hotels in L.A. However, Union Station is a block from Chinatown, and there are cheap hotels in Chinatown, including one on Main St, within view of the station. I'd check the room before taking it, though.
If you are arriving at Union Station on Amtrak you will get there about 9PM if the train is on time, which somewhat limits your options. What I would recommend is the Sheraton Grand (which I have stayed at myself, but it will cost you about $200). When you arrive at Union Station, find the Metro Red Line (there are ticket machines in every station) and take it to the 7th St / Metro Center (2 quick stops). The Sheraton is right there, once you go up to street level.
To get to LAX from there, go back to the 7th St / Metro Station and pick up the Metro Blue Line, which goes south from there; at the Willowbrook - Rosa Parks Station you change to the Green Line west (not east to Norwalk); at the end of the line are shuttle buses taking you to the bus station where you catch the shuttle buses that go directly to the LAX terminals. The change to the Green Line is announced and will not require another ticket. The bus transfers sound like a pain but are free and actually straightforward. I would plan at least 2 hrs for the trip, and make sure to get to LAX well before your flight time.
You can take a bus, the Flyaway to the LA Union Station. It's about 40 min and ~$10, each 30 min. There is, for example, the Metro Plaza Hotel 711 N Main St, Los Angeles. I should be about 80-100 per night or less.
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