Los Angeles is home to tourist sights and funky locals-only vibes. If you fall into the former category, you’re probably planning your trip around Hollywood, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and/or Venice.
But, perhaps unwinding at a not-so-touristy hotel with access to all the more activity-filled neighborhoods is the best choice. In Culver City, the trappings of West LA are at your fingertips – with short distances to both the beach and city. These are the best hotels in Culver City.
If you’re into historic buildings, the Culver Hotel is the place for you. Centrally located, this boutique hotel was built in 1924 and the walls are filled with secrets of early film stars. Fun fact: the casts and crews of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Ozboth stayed here. The building’s Hollywood roots go even deeper than just its visitors – Charlie Chaplin owned the Culver Hotel before losing it to John Wayne in a card game. Today, the legendary hotel houses 46 rooms, two bars, and an upscale restaurant. Patrons can listen to live jazz every night of the week as they sip on martinis and think about all the stories that live inside those historic walls.
Mayumi is not only a new hotel in Culver City, it’s a new hotel experience. The modern establishment provides visitors the option of a short or long-term stay, as well as offering shared creative spaces. The 35-room building boasts private rooms and bathrooms, a common kitchen (we hear the continental breakfast is legit) and courtyard to bask in the LA sun. Its southern location makes it not only easily accessible to downtown Culver City, but to Venice and Marina Del Rey, too. Just keep in mind this is an Adults Only hotel, so families will need to look elsewhere.
For those traveling with their families in tow, something like the DoubleTree by Hilton might be better. The rooms are affordable yet still upscale and comfortable, and this location is very close to the 405 freeway, making it easy to get to the beaches, museums, Hollywood, or even Universal Studios (because you can’t bring kids to LA without going to an amusement park).
While the DoubleTree is a wonderful family-friendly option in Culver City, Four Points by Sheraton LA Westside is a great choice for those visiting the City of Angels on business. The hotel is conveniently close to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), the Culver City Westfield mall, and the 405 freeway, making it easy to maneuver wherever your business may take you.
If the DoubleTree and Four Points aren’t your thing, but you like the comfort of a chain hotel (or have Marriott points, no judgement), Courtyard is another great choice for business and family trips alike. It’s in the same general location as the other two and boasts the comforts of an in-hotel restaurant, fitness center, and 11 event rooms.