If you're keen to find a great area to call home in the city of Los Angeles, have a look at Venice, which can be found 13 miles (20 kilometers) to the west of Los Angeles' downtown.
After something to do in Los Angeles? The Universal Studios, Hollywood Sign and University of Southern California are some famous tourist attractions.
Within Los Angeles, Venice is one of many places waiting to be discovered by you. There you and your travel buddies have the option of booking a room within a few steps of the Santa Monica College at the Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar or the Muscle Beach Venice at the Viceroy Santa Monica and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
Relatively inexpensive hotel options in Venice are scant. Your best bet is the Cadillac Hotel.
If you're after a hotel in Venice, it is also worth researching other nearby accommodations in the Rodeo Drive hotels guide and the Travelocity's Westwood hotels guide. You will be able to discover Rodeo Drive approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Venice.
Travelocity's comprehensive accommodations page includes a selection of Los Angeles places to stay.