Hotel choices in the Burbank, CA area are plentiful. They are also, like the population of Southern California, diverse. From the posh Beverly Hills area to the simple no-frills rooms of budget national brands on Wilshire Blvd., hotels here can cost whatever your budget will bear.
Burbank-area hotels are concentrated in Central L.A., along Highway 101/Hollywood Freeway, along Highway 2/Santa Monica Freeway toward Beverly Hills, in Santa Monica, and near Los Angeles International Airport. There are a couple of hotels that service the Burbank Bob Hope Airport as well, much more moderately priced than those near LAX.
Beverly Hills hotels are iconic, fabulous, and expensive, but they come with every wish granted and every whim appeased. Rumor has it that there are more four- and five-star hotels per capita in Beverly Hills than anywhere else in the world. The names are familiar because that’s where the rich and famous hang out: the Beverly Wilshire, the Beverly Hilton, The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire start at the mid-$600s and go up from there.
More affordable options can be found in Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Culver City, and Burbank. Most nationally recognized brands have a presence in these areas, offering nice accommodations at a reasonable rate. Prices throughout the Burbank and greater Los Angeles area tend to run above average, depending on the neighborhood. Careful if you’re choosing solely by price, as some neighborhoods are less than desirable. Use extra caution when traveling through South Central and East L.A., as well as the Oakwood area of Venice.