The 6 Best Cheap Hotels in Hollywood

The iconic Hollywood Sign overlooks Los Angeles
The iconic Hollywood Sign overlooks Los Angeles | © Robin Runck / Alamy Stock Photo
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 check out in Hollywood – and most of it isn’t cheap. Stretch your dollar further by staying at one of these six cheap hotels in Hollywood.

Historic Hollywood is the home of film, and staying in its center can be costly. By opting for wallet-friendly accommodation, you’re left with more money to spend on tours, meals and seeing the sights – but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. From nostalgic Hollywood vibes to youthful boltholes, this is our round-up of the neighborhood’s best cheap hotels.

Ramada West Hollywood

Budget Hotel
Ramada West Hollywood
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Located west of Hollywood proper, the Ramada West Hollywood nevertheless guarantees comfort and convenience at a friendly price. Situated along Santa Monica Boulevard, the three-star hotel that has its own car rental service is just a short drive to some of LA’s most-visited attractions, such as Universal Studios, the Walk of Fame and the Farmer’s Market at the Grove. Before heading out to see the sights, enjoy breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a coffee at the on-site Starbucks.

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Casual, Traditional, Relaxed, Family Friendly, Budget

BLVD Hotel and Suites

Budget Hotel
BLDV Hotel & Suites
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Hollywood and Highland is just a 10-minute walk from the BLVD Hotel & Suites. Influenced by the cinematic surroundings, the hotel’s aesthetic uses Hollywood’s history as inspiration, making this the perfect lodging for movie enthusiasts. Each room offers eco-friendly bath products, sleek furnishings and a small kitchenette with a coffee maker. After a long day of touring the city, relax in the hotel’s Archive Lounge, outfitted with red velvet chairs, a fully stocked bar and a talented mixologist.

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Hollywood Angelina

Budget Hotel
Hollywood Angelina
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Calm, clean accommodations await vacationers at the Hollywood Angelina on Sunset Boulevard. Unlike the other hotels on this list, the Hollywood Angelina is self-catering. Each air-conditioned, pet-friendly room comes equipped with a full-size kitchen, bathroom, living space, sleeping area and sweeping views of the historic neighborhood. The hotel’s location offers easy access to iconic film landmarks that attract tourists from all over the globe. For families or groups hoping to save a few dollars on dining out, the Hollywood Angelina is the way to go.

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City, Budget, Stylish, Relaxed, Pet Friendly

Hollywood Celebrity Hotel

Boutique Hotel
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If you want to stay within striking distance of the Walk of Fame, then the 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 the celebrity-spotting opportunities are rife, especially if you’re lucky enough to stay while a movie event or premiere is going on. If you’re looking to save some money on food, suites come equipped with full kitchens, allowing for ample opportunity to eat in, while breakfast is included in your room rate and goes beyond your standard continental fare.

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The Prospect Hollywood

Boutique Hotel
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Do not let the sensible exterior fool you – inside The Prospect Hollywood is a riotous feast for the eyes. It brings the 1920s Golden Age glamor into the present day, and wouldn’t look out of place in a Netflix episode of Hollywood. Art Deco elements fuse with modern pops of color – think otherworldly wallpapers in emerald green and peachy pinks, leopard-print flooring and ornate gold palm trees in the hotel bar – to create a dreamlike effect. It’s hard to believe, in fact, that this hotel falls at the affordable end of Hollywood accommodation. Do your best movie-star impression by lounging in your room in a plush robe and drinking bubbles from the minibar’s crystal coupes.

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Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Mama Shelter Los Angeles is close to Hollywood’s hotspots
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Mama Shelter Los Angeles is a youthful, vivacious hotel that reflects its neon-bright surroundings perfectly. It aims to imbibe the budget stereotype with a bit of personality, pulling it off with panache. Rooms are Mexican-influenced with woven throws and hacienda-tiled floors. Meanwhile, dining and drinking spaces are cornucopia’s of color: both the rooftop and ground floor eateries are overflowing with visual tidbits, from chairs and tables in every color of the rainbow to a chalkboard ceiling scribbled with personalized messages. Head to the rooftop upon arrival to get your bearings with a cocktail and 360-degree views of the city.
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Boutique, City, Quirky, Relaxed

Molly Codyre contributed additional reporting to this article.

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These recommendations were updated on May 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.