Hi LA Guru's - I found another post in this section today on hotels and found it helpful, so am sending out my message in a bottle to you hoping for more sage wisdom. :)
Have to go to a convention from July 9th-14th and all the hotels remotely close are booked. Not interested in staying at the airport and getting into monster traffic everyday (not to mention the hell of staying at the airport alone- takes all the fun out of travel, ya?!)
Here is what we were thinking:
Exploit light rail to maximize good accommodation list and travel time to and from Conv cntr. Santa Monica is just too far... What is the best compromise given the commute time?
Budget: Not really an issue when you can't find anywhere to stay, and must be there. Would be good to keep it under $300.
Caveat: there may be other people that need to glom onto our choice quickly, so would be good to have a couple options that are close to each other.
Hotel preferences: Swanky/cool biz is our favorite (e.g. Standard, Mondrian, etc.)
Thanks in advance!!