The “City of Angels,” sparkles with the glitter of Hollywood’s glamour. But although Los Angeles is famed for its grand opulence befitting the largest city in California, it houses numerous budget hotels, hostels, and B&Bs offering low-cost accommodation in the heart of the city.
“Your private hideaway in Santa Barbara,” Villa Rosa Inn provides service comparable to that of huge hotels, but at an affordable price. Book a single or double room here, and you get a continental breakfast and complimentary snacks with evening wine and cheese. All the 18 rooms come with a view: choose from the ocean view, harbour view, garden view, or Santa Barbara Mountain view. Deluxe garden view rooms with fireplaces are also available. A swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and Crimson Aromatherapy Day Spa ensure guests’ comfort during their stay.
In the centre of L.A. is Banana Bungalow Hollywood Hostel, an “oasis for backpackers.” This hostel sits directly on Hollywood Boulevard, and the famed Hollywood sign is visible from the hostel’s courtyard. Enjoy £ 3 lunches and £ 6 dinners at the Thai restaurant next door. Banana Bungalow’s rooms explode with youthful, vibrant hues of green, red, violet, and yellow. There’s a movie lounge with a 50-inch flat screen television and surround sound system, and colourful couches all around. Hollywood flicks are shown here often, and they serve yummy popcorn! The Banana Chill Lounge features a spacious area with multi-coloured mats and huge sofas, a place to chill out, with free Internet access. There’s a backyard Tiki patio too, where guests can enjoy a free weekly barbecue and dinner party, as well as coffee and tea with free breakfast.
Other Los Angeles hotels offering excellent services for a cheap price are Sea Rock Inn, Acacia Inn, and Coast Anaheim Hotel.