The Best Hotels to Book Near the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County makes its home in Exposition Park
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County makes its home in Exposition Park | © trekandshoot / Alamy Stock Photo
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7 September 2021

Billions of years of history are under one roof at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It showcases dinosaur fossils, gardens, diorama halls of continents and the history of Los Angeles and lies in Exposition Park with other museums, stadiums and the California Science Center. Take an educational yet relaxing vacation, and stay at one of these hotels near the NHM – bookable on Culture Trip.

The Line Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4/5 (1101 Reviews)
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From $146 per night per room

Any former home of Hunter S Thompson is worthy of an overnight stay in our book. Standing in the heart of Koreatown, the Line Hotel delivers an impressive and memorable experience from wall to wall. Culinary creations by a Michelin-star chef, exciting live events and a pool terrace that makes you feel worlds away will combine to raise your standard for hotel living. The Natural History Museum is a short ride away, but you might be too focused on writing your own chapter in the history of this inspiring hotel.

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Aventura Hotel

Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (1269 Reviews)
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From $155 per night per room

Experience a few nights in Koreatown at Aventura Hotel. A mere 3mi (5km) from the Natural History Museum, the hotel’s suites have full-size kitchens – but who wants to cook when there’s so much Korean barbecue within an arm’s reach? When you’re not chowing down on grilled pork belly or decompressing your own stomach on your private balcony, you’ll only be a short cab ride from the museums, stadiums and other attractions at Exposition Park.

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Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

4.3/5 (1118 Reviews)
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From $195 per night per room

Stay right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at Hotel Indigo. This hip hotel has everything you could want and need, no matter the reason for your visit. Arriving for relaxation? Live entertainment is waiting by the pool. Need to work a bit? The 24/7 business center will help you meet those deadlines. Just looking for a change of scenery? Keep your weekly routine intact with visits to the fitness center and expertly mixed cocktails at the bar.

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Silver Lake Pool and Inn

Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (108 Reviews)
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From $200 per night per room

Silver Lake Pool and Inn’s distinctly Californian design and unmatched Italian dining will convince you to stay in the urban oasis. Wedged between the Hollywood Hills and Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake’s elevated pool deck is only enhanced by the adjacent al fresco dining of Marco Polo. You’ll also find a curated neighborhood guide, a minibar and a playlist in your room, setting the perfect stage, scene and soundtrack for your LA getaway.

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Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (276 Reviews)
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From $218 per night per room

Prefer your view of natural history to include blue skies, turquoise waves and golden sand? Stay at Mayumi, and you’ll be close to Venice Beach and only a short drive to the museum. Part private retreat and part social hub, Mayumi is a unique hotel experience dripping with SoCal vibes. Seamlessly control your room’s comfort levels from your phone, then step out of your comfort zone with conversation and cocktails around the communal outdoor firepit and indoor lounge.

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  • Palihotel Culver City

    Boutique Hotel
    4.3/5 (128 Reviews)
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    From $232 per night per room

    Striking a balance between Culver City’s classic cinematic majesty and its modern renaissance, the trendy Palihotel is as stylish and unique as any LA socialite. Spend all day working on your screenplay at Simonette, alternating between espresso and mimosas until you find the right groove. King rooms with courtyard or garden views may be equally inspiring – particularly if you take advantage of the in-room coffee maker and curated minibar.

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    Mosaic Hotel

    4.3/5 (885 Reviews)
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    From $269 per night per room

    Just because you’re visiting the humbling wonder of the Natural History Museum doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little of LA’s luxury. The Mosaic Hotel is a posh place in Beverly Hills, where a world-class wine list and intimate pool will make you feel like an A-lister. Take a complimentary bicycle for a ride up Santa Monica Boulevard to take photos of the Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive signs before hopping in a cab to go to the museum.

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    Hollywood Inn Suites Hotel

    Suite Hotel
    3.9/5 (627 Reviews)
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    From $99 per night per room

    A straight shot 8mi (13km) south of the Natural History Museum is the Hollywood Inn Suites Hotel, an all-suite boutique hotel close to LAX, Redondo Beach and plenty of casinos. Boasting some of the largest rooms in the city, you’ll settle into these modern suites in no time. The hotel is stylish yet affordable, allowing you to have room in your budget to play a round at the Chester Washington Golf Course or spin some slots at Larry Flint’s Lucky Lady Casino nearby.

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    Los Angeles’s cultural scene is second to none – you won’t want to miss the best art and food tours about town or the array of cuisines available in the restaurants in the region. For the foodies who want to explore LA’s eateries or cook up a storm using produce from local markets, see the top self-catered vacation rentals. Alternatively, if the Californian heat is making you sweat, discover the range of hotels with pools in LA, now bookable via Culture Trip.

    These recommendations were updated on September 7, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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