I've been obsessively reading forum posts and they've really helped with setting our plans for our time in LA, but I'm not sure where to stay at this point.
We're arriving at LAX around 10am on Thursday March 6th and then heading to San Diego on Sunday morning the 9th. While in LA, we'll be doing the science center/natural history museum, La Brea Tar Pits museum, Griffin Observatory, and 1 day at Universal. It will be 2 adults and an 11-year-old boy.
I've plotted all of them on Google maps and know how much driving/time it is from one to the other, but I'm struggling with where to stay.
I had found a great price at the Quality Inn Hermosa Beach, but I'm thinking that's maybe a bit too far out. I can get a 2 queen room there for $118 a night including tax and that includes free wifi, free parking, continental breakfast and a small hot tub outside.
Is there anywhere that would be more centrally located that you would recommend in the $100-150 range. We don't need fancy as we won't be in the room much except to sleep, so we're fine with motel style rooms as long as it's in a safe area for our son. We will have a rental car, so prefer free parking. We definitely need free internet access as I have to work while there, and would prefer 2 queens, but could live with 2 doubles. Continental breakfast would be great too, but not an absolute requirement.
Any ideas? Or should I stick with the Hermosa Beach one? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'll also need a super cheap LAX hotel for our last night (basically a place to sleep before we leave for the airport at 7am the following Thursday), so if you have any ideas for that too, would love to hear them.
Thanks so much!