The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Take over LA at a price that suits you with one of these cheap hotels in Hollywood
Take over LA at a price that suits you with one of these cheap hotels in Hollywood | © izayah ramos / Unsplash
Samantha Ladwig

From wandering the Walk of Fame and catching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl to dining at the famous Musso & Frank Grill, there’s a lot to do in Hollywood – and most of it will cost. Stretch your dollars by staying at one of these cheap hotels in Hollywood, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Rodeway Inn near Melrose Ave, for a Hollywood hangout on a budget

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Double bed facing a TV over a desk with a chair in a Rodeway Inn near Melrose Ave room
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The Rodeway Inn is a budget hotel near Melrose Avenue and the launchpad for you and your friends to act out your own Hollywood soap. Grab your cast of characters à la Melrose Place and split a room with double beds. The in-room coffeemakers and a grab-and-go breakfast will fuel your adventures. With the Paramount Pictures Studio Tour and prime shopping on Santa Monica Boulevard at either end of the block, you can make the city your film set.

2. The Hotel Hollywood, for accommodation as cool as James Dean

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Single bed facing a wall-mounted TV in a white-toned ensuite room at the Hotel Hollywood
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The Hotel Hollywood – which has hosted Orson Welles, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and the ghost of Charles Love – is one of the coolest cheap hotels in Hollywood. With its sprinkle of movie magic, this simple, affordable lodging will leave you starstruck. Make a queen room with a sitting area and mini-fridge your retreat from the heat of Tinseltown – then when you’re reeling for a reservation at a hush-hush Hollywood hangout, the concierge will be all too happy to help.

3. The Steady, for love birds on a budget

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A bunk bed and one single bed in a room at the Steady
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If there was ever a hotel in Hollywood for a cheap date, it’s this hip hostel. Choose between shared and private rooms, depending on the alone time you desire. The private vanity in the Palm Leaves Room is especially handy for limiting your use of the communal bathrooms. Walk outside hand-in-hand and use the money you’ve saved on lodging to tour the LA Museum of Love next door. Playhouses line the block, and with cheap eats including Rincon Chileno and Gracie’s Pizza steps away, a romantic getaway at the Steady will keep your budget well and truly balanced.

5. BLVD Hotel & Suites, for movie enthusiasts

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A double bed next to a large bed in a room at BLVD Hotel & Suites, also with a soft seat and two lamps
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Hollywood and Highland is just a 10-minute walk from the BLVD Hotel & Suites. Influenced by its cinematic surroundings, the hotel uses Hollywood history as aesthetic inspiration, making it the perfect lodging for movie enthusiasts. Each room offers ecofriendly bath products, sleek furnishings and a kitchenette with a coffeemaker. After a long day of touring the city, relax in the Archive Lounge, outfitted with red velvet chairs, a fully stocked bar and a talented mixologist.

6. Hollywood Celebrity Hotel, for stars on your doorstep

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Simple room at Hollywood Celebrity Hotel with yellow walls, white dresser and queen bed topped with green quilt
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If you want to stay within striking distance of the Walk of Fame, then Hollywood Celebrity Hotel is for you. The clue is, of course, in the name – the hotel is at the rear of two of the city’s biggest theaters, so celebrity-spotting opportunities are rife, especially if you’re lucky enough to stay while a premiere is happening. If you’re looking to save some money on food, suites are equipped with full kitchens, offering ample opportunity to eat in, while breakfast is included in your room rate and goes beyond standard continental fare.

Molly Codyre and Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

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