Palihotel Culver City
In the heart of Culver City – one of LA’s more laid-back neighborhoods – you’ll find the perfect spot to get to know the real La La Land. The Palihotel is a boutique property popular with trendy media types, and its rooms feature custom-made art and retro dial phones. Some rooms even open out onto a shared courtyard, which is ideal for solo travelers. It doesn’t have a pool or a gym, but you can tuck into unpretentious French cuisine at Simonette, a great spot for late-night oysters.