By Gregory Mose
Los Angeles
California
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Whether you think of it as "The City of Angels" or as "Lalaland," Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities. Home to Hollywood, Disneyland, several world-class museums and an unbeatable climate, Los Angeles is a world unto itself. If no one in the family can agree on what kind of vacation to take, LA could just be the answer.

One thing EscapeWizard.com loves about Los Angeles is that it is easy to get to. Flights from just about anywhere on earth make their way into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), an airport so vast it is actually larger than the country of Monaco, but LA is also serviced by several smaller airports on example would be the Long Beach Airport (LGB). To book your flight to the city of the stars with EscapeWizard.com, simply follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Need a place to stay? EscapeWizard.com makes it easy, just go to our hotel page (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and we’ll help you find accommodation to suit your taste and budget. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we highly recommend the Crowne Plaza for an amazing stay in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is an enormous metropolitan area, and lacks a compact center like Manhattan, so it’s easy to become lost or overwhelmed. But EscapeWizard.com is here to help. Where you want to begin will probably depend on why you’ve come to LA, so EscapeWizard.com can give you the breakdown by interest.

Showbiz: Admit it, you want to see stars. Glitz. Hollywood. It’s all here. Head down to the corner of Hollywood and Vine and find your favorite actor or actress’s star in the sidewalk. At the famous Grumman’s Chinese Theater you can see their footprints set in cement. Over on Sunset Boulevard you can book a tour of the stars homes or, if you want to go it alone, buy a map from one of the many street vendors selling them up and down the Sunset Strip. Still want to see the real thing? Stroll up Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hill’s shopping street for the rich and famous. Stare into the window of Tiffany’s long enough and you never know who you might see wandering inside.

Culture: LA doesn’t have a reputation for being highbrow, but the list of museums and cultural events is staggering. No visit to LA would be complete without seeing the LA County Museum of Art, whose collection from ancient Egyptian and Chinese pottery through modern works of artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Chris Burden. But other EscapeWizard.com favorites are the La Brea Tar Pits with its collection of fossilized mammoth and saber tooth tiger bones and the stunning Getty Villa, an amazing collection of ancient art set in a reproduction of a Roman Villa in Herculaneum.

Shopping and Nightlife: Los Angeles has some great shopping areas, and visitors are spoiled for choice. For a pleasant day out, try Old Town Pasadena or Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, both packed with interesting shops and great restaurants offering a variety of world cuisines. If your tastes are on the more funky side, Melrose Avenue has a selection of fashion, body art accessories and urban bric-a-brac that can’t be beaten; and after dark, head to the Sunset Strip for a wide selection of bars and clubs, including several famous live-music venues. Or for a more mellow evening out, take in the laid back beach town atmosphere of Santa Monica and Venice.

Kids: If you’ve got them, you’d better keep them happy. EscapeWizard.com suggests you plan a day out for Disneyland to avoid having the little ones rise up and revolt, but Los Angeles for kids doesn’t begin and end at the Magic Kingdom’s gates. The Huntington Gardens is a wonderful spot for both children and adults, and kids will love the Children’s Garden with its numerous water features and hands-on activities. For older children, there are a variety of other theme parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm or Universal Studios, and an afternoon of rollerblading at Venice Beach can be fun for the whole family.

Whatever you’re looking for, EscapeWizard.com can assure you that you’ll find something to your liking in the vast and varied city of Los Angeles.
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Rebekah Medley
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood
2005 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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With a rich history of filmmaking, and celebrity sightings around every corner, the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles in downtown Hollywood is sure to bring out the star in everyone. Located just 12 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport and 6 miles from Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, your arrival into Hollywood via historic Sunset Boulevard couldn't be more convenient.  Just steps away from Universal Studios, the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles is an ideal location for theme park goers and movie buffs alike. Experience the thrill of dozens of movie-themed rides at Hollywood’s Universal Studios located just minutes from the hotel. If it’s fame you desire, see how your hand’s and feet compare to those of your favorite celebrity at Grauman’s Chinese Theater just around the corner from the hotel on Hollywood boulevard.

Guests my select either a King bedroom or a room with two Double beds at this 160 room property. Sink into the perfect slumber with Hilton's Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress while enjoying each rooms 37-inch flat-panel high-definition TV. Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles makes your morning routine simple by providing in room coffee makers and microwaves. You may also choose to enjoy an expertly prepared breakfast at the properties on-site restaurant, the Great American Grill.

Upon check in you will immediately be struck by the relaxing pool and hot rub surrounded by an upscale lounge area. With amenities such as a 24-hour convenience store, on site ATM and full service bar, you will find everything you need at your fingertips. Keep up on business with free in room wired and Wi-Fi access. Take advantage of the 24-hour business center with free printing directly from your suite.

If you choose Hollywood for your next California adventure or business accommodations, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles provides everything you need for an exceptional experience. Book now through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to secure your affordable Hollywood escape.
Hotels in Los Angeles
By D. Gregory Perrin
Crowne Plaza
5985 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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During your next vacation to Los Angeles, California, make Crowne Plaza LAX International Airport your choice for hotel accommodations. This hotel is conveniently located less than 5 minutes from LAX. There are 613 guestrooms in the hotel and all but 4 of them are nonsmoking. Guests of the hotel can check in anytime 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in Los Angeles. The friendly staff can accommodate guests speaking English, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog. There is a safety deposit box at the front desk for guests to store their valuables while at the hotel. If guests are in need of cash there is an ATM in the lobby. Then a bellman/woman will assist you with your luggage to your room.
          
The rooms come equipped with the option of either 1 king size bed or 2 double beds. There are also 4 suites in the hotel that guests can chose to book. The rooms have a color television with full cable package. There is the option to purchase pay per view movies. The rooms also have a CD player and in room video games. There is an ironing board and iron, coffee maker and all the usual features of a modern hotel room.
          
The room also has some fantastic amenities for its guests to take advantage of during their stay. Travelers who are into fitness don't need to fear because the Crowne Plaza has an in-hour fitness center. The center has cardiovascular machines and free weights are available. There is an outdoor heated pool for guests to swim in or just relax. After a hard workout, guests can relax in the hotel whirlpool and/or sauna. 
 
The Crowne Plaza even offers options for food to guests. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel: LAX Jazz Club (Open Lunch and Dinner), the Java Net Cafe (Open Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), and the Brasserie Restaurant (Open Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).  All of these fine restaurants offer a spectacular dinning selection.
 
Overall, the Crowne Plaza hotel on West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles, California is just the right hotel for guests vacationing in the city. Its convenience to the airport and friendly staff will ensure your stay is superb. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can book with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By D. Gregory Perrin
Kimpton Hotel Palmaro
10740 Wilshire Blvd. at Selby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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Boutique hotels are a marvelous option to take during your vacation because this style of hotel tells a story. The Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles, California will not disappoint, as it tells the story of art in motion pictures. This establishment is near Century City and only a 20 minute drive from LAX International Airport. Guests can check in at 3 p.m. on the day they arrive in the city, and check-out is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure. The friendly staff will go above and beyond to make your stay outstanding. And pets are welcome at the hotel no matter what the weight or size of your animal.

Guestrooms of the hotel have either 1 king size bed or 2 double beds depending on guests’ needs and request. For guests with pets, there is a complimentary doggie bed provided for guests with dogs. The rooms are equipped with a 42 inch color television with a full cable package. There is also an iHome docking station for music options.

The hotel has its own fitness center on the 6th floor of the hotel, with cardiovascular machines for guests to stay in shape. There are also free weights available between 2 and 50 pounds and, in addition, the hotel offers yoga options. The Hotel Palomar has a 40 foot outdoor heated pool to accommodate all of your swimming needs.

Dinning options are a breeze at the Hotel Palomar with BLVD 16. This restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. This restaurant has a local selection amongst its large array of food options. Then from 5 to 6 p.m., daily, in the lobby is the evening wine reception where different red and white wines are offered to guests complimentary from the hotel.

Hotel Palomar is owned by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. They have a program called Kimpton In Touch. This provides extra services for those enrolled like free wireless internet, choice of newspaper in the morning, 2 free drinks in the minibar up to 10 dollars, and a variety of other options.  The best thing about it is enrollment in Kimpton In Touch is absolutely free.

In conclusion, Hotel Palomar is a great hotel for any vacationer traveling in the Los Angeles, California area. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation today by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Sandy O\\\'Neal
Holiday Inn
9901 La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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The Holiday Inn Los Angeles Airport location is just one mile from LAX. You just can’t get more convenient than that.  The 24-hour complimentary shuttle to the airport runs every 15 minutes. The hotel’s convenient locations, nearby major Los Angeles businesses, make this hotel a perfect choice for business travelers. Leisure travelers will find the location nearby an array of things to see and do. You are just one block from the Ocean Express trolley where you can catch a ride to Manhattan Beach, or even go into the city, or take the family to Disneyland®. Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is noon. 

The hotel boasts 405 guest rooms spanning 12 floors. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection.  Typical room amenities include 32 flat panel TV with access to in-room movies, access to in-room video games, work desk with a lamp, coffee/tea maker, and complimentary high speed internet with wireless access. 

You can maintain your workout routine with a visit to the on-site fitness center. After your grueling workout, why not take a refreshing plunge in the outdoor heated pool. 

If you are looking for a location to host a group meeting, the hotel has more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate your needs. The hotel professional event staff is available to make sure everything is perfect. Why not let them cater the event for you.  

You can dine right on-site at Landings Grill. The restaurant is located in the lobby and serves California cuisine in a casual atmosphere. For breakfast you can enjoy a hearty buffet or order off the menu. They also serve lunch and dinner.  The Landings Lounge is a great place to catch up with friends, family, or business associates at the end of the day and unwind with your favorite cocktail. 
 
When your travels take you to Los Angeles, there is no better place to stay than the Holiday Inn at the Airport.  EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next stay. Just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Chrystyne Jackson
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside
5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA
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Conveniently located just 3 miles from the Los Angeles Airport, the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles provides outstanding comfort and location. The hotel has 195 guest rooms.

Guests can choose from rooms with one king size bed or two queen size beds. There are suites also available. All rooms are 100% smoke free.  Sit back in the plush bathrobe provided and read the complimentary daily paper. Laundry service is available. Free high speed Internet is provided.

The four Points has a heated outdoor pool. The fitness facility features cardio equipment and free weights. There is an outdoor fireplace to relax in front of. You can socialize at the Marin Steak and Spirits Lounge while munching on snacks and sipping on cocktails. Enjoy California cuisine at Marin Steak and Spirits Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you prefer to dine out, Cheesecake Factory, George Petrelli’s Famous Steaks, and the Charthouse boasting spectacular waterside dining, are nearby. The hotel is close to beaches and golf courses. Explore local attractions such as the Museum of Tolerance featuring exhibits concerning the Holocaust, the Peterson Automotive Museum, the Museum of Television and Radio, the J. Paul Getty Museum housing an extensive art collection, and the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. For those who like to try their luck a visit to Hollywood Park racetrack and Casino are a must. A day trip will take you to the Aquarium of the Pacific, a world class aquarium housing 11,000 ocean animals representing nearly 500 species in 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, Universal Studios and Disneyland Resort.

Make your adventure in Los Angeles complete with a stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Sarah Hay
Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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Whether flying into LA, or seeing the sights of the region, Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and visitors to the LA area don’t need to go far to find some of the best accommodations in the city. Welcome to Westin Los Angeles Airport, just four blocks from LAX, and yet, in the center of everything city has to offer.

The hotel is situated ideally close to shopping, restaurants, businesses, and beaches, and can provide 45,000 square feet of meeting facilities, just in case you need some room for weddings or major events. With 740 rooms from which to choose, guests will feel pampered in their Heavenly Bath and Heavenly Bed, offered in every suite, as well as 24-hour room service, down comforters, and wireless high speed Internet access (a service fee applies).

Features offered at the Westin Los Angeles include a business center with faxes and copiers, an outdoor heated pool and sauna, an executive club lounge, and valet parking (self-parking on the premise is also offered, at a daily rate). Even kids can get the royal treatment, with Westin Kids Club program offered at the hotel.

While staying at the Westin, there are a tremendous array of restaurants and shopping areas in the vicinity, and to start your day off, there is a Starbucks coffee shop on site. The hotel’s Daily Grille can provide a great wrap-up to your day, and if you’re in need of a workout, the renowned WestinWORKOUT Gym is here to refresh and re-energize you. Laundry and dry cleaning services are offered to help keep your clothes looking great, and if you want to bring your four-legged friend, the Westin accepts dogs up to forty pounds. If you’re in the LA area, be sure to make the Westin Los Angeles Airport your hotel destination, and make sure EscapeWizard.com gets you there for less, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Jaclyn Bealer
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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EscapeWizard.com encourages you to stay at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel on your next stay in LA. The newly refreshed hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to take you to and from the Los Angeles Airport, which is just minutes away. Check in is at 3 p.m.

Experience the perfect combination of luxury and comfort at Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. All 802 guest rooms, including the 103 suites, are all spacious and completely smoke-free and soundproof. EscapeWizard.com knows that you’ll enjoy the custom Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds with plush furnishings and all the amenities you need to feel completely at home. Each room comes equipped with a flat-panel LCD televisions with remote control with cable channels. If you’re traveling with a pet, request the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed for your four-legged family member.

In addition to its convenient location near LAX, the hotel offers a wide range of amenities to accommodate both business and leisure travelers. Enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, and the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. Guests also have a several dining options, including The Brasserie, a new full-service Starbucks, and the newly acclaimed Paparazzi. The Link@Sheraton found in the stylish lobby offers a comfortable space to use the complimentary high speed Internet access. Those on business can take advantage of the specially outfitted Club Level accommodations and Business Center, including 47 meeting rooms.

Stay in the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel and know that you’re in the leading green hotel in LA. Take part in the green effort by joining he Make a Green Choice program, you’ll not only help the environment, but also receive a $5 food and beverage coupon or 500 Starpoints® for each eligible night.

Book your next stay at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel and experience the welcoming atmosphere California has to offer. Check out is at 3 p.m. Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search for low prices today.
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Keleigh M. Quinn
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro - Port of Los Angeles
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA
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Located just steps away from Cabrillo Beach and Cabrillo Aquarium, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro - Port of Los Angeles places you right in the middle of the action and natural beauty of the area. This hotel is close to everything the city has to offer, but also gives you easy access to the Port of Los Angeles, the World Cruise Center and the Ports of Call, a small town modeled after New England fishing villages with cobblestone streets, shops and restaurants. You can also visit Angels Gate Park, Dodgers Stadium, or plan a fishing trip out of the marina.

The modern guest rooms and suites offer comfort and style. In the guest rooms, you will be provided with either one King or two Queen DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® experience beds, while suites feature a King bed and separate living space, including a dining room table that seats up to six people. You can also choose to book rooms with private balconies and views of the marina. All rooms feature 32" LCD high definition televisions and high speed internet access is available for an extra fee. You will also find a large desk and comfortable chair with ottoman. The bathrooms are stocked with Neutrogena products.

You will be able to take advantage of the lovely California weather while playing tennis or basketball on the hotel’s own courts. There is also a fitness center and large, outdoor pool for you to enjoy. The beach is not far away, and you can also play a round of golf at the Trump National Golf Course. A Business Center and Meeting Rooms are available, if needed.

Enjoy some fresh air while you dine, as well, when you enjoy terrace seating at Cabrillo Marina at Marina Bar & Grill. This restaurant, open all day, serves fresh, Californian cuisine in a beautiful setting. You can also order from their menu and have it delivered to your room.

Start your travel plans today with EscapeWizard.com by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Keleigh M. Quinn
W Hotel Los Angeles - Westwood
930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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Experience the glamour of Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Rodeo Drive when you stay at the W Los Angeles “ Westwood. This stylish hotel is located within walking distance of the UCLA campus and Medical Center. It is also just a few miles to Kos Angeles’ most exciting attractions, including the major movie studios, Mann's Chinese Theater, the Sunset Strip, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Santa Monica Beach and Pier are also nearby. Do some shopping on the famous Rodeo Drive, see where the stars live in Beverly Hills or head to the Disney-MGM studios for a tour.

You will feel like a celebrity when you stay in one of the beautiful studies or suites at this hotel. Choose how much space you need, with room sizes from 400 to 1,365 square feet. Splurge on the Mega Suite, which offers two bedrooms, a living room, and two bathrooms, or choose the Extreme Wow Suite which has its own screening room. All of the rooms offer 42 flat screen televisions, an iPod docking station, and a work desk. Internet access is available for a charge. Snack on the complimentary Munchie Box or order in room service 24 hours a day.

If you would rather go out to eat, you can try some innovative dishes featuring local ingredients at NineThirty; you can also order from their extensive wine list. Also available is The Backyard, with outdoor seating and delicious sandwiches and salads. In the evening, stop by Whiskey Blue where you can have a cocktail and socialize; there are also VIP and private areas available to reserve.

The W Los Angeles “ Westwood also offers a fabulous heated outdoor pool and 24 hour fitness center with updated equipment  and televisions to keep you entertained while you exercise. Spoil yourself with a treatment at Bliss Spa, including pool side massages.

You don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy the lifestyle when you book with EscapeWizard.com by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Los Angeles
By Sarah Hay
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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The historical Hilton Checkers Los Angeles awaits guests with charm and grace, and is the perfect stay when visiting the financial and business district of Los Angeles. Originally built as the Mayflower hotel in 1927, this downtown hotel offers a free town car service to the Music Center, and is within walking distance to area shopping and theater venues. The location is also near the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium and the Rose Bowl. Corporate offices nearby include Bank of America, KPMG, and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

The 188 guest rooms at the Hilton Checkers offer a wide variety of superior amenities, including 42 flat screen televisions, high speed Internet access (for a fee), Crabtree & Evelyn bath products, MP3 clock radios, weekday newspaper delivery, dual-line speakerphones with data ports, workstations with ergonomic leather chairs, coffeemakers and hairdryers and irons and ironing boards. Check-in is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon. Pets are allowed, for a fee, as is parking by valet.

There is a fitness room and pool on site, along with a concierge desk, complimentary beverage area, valet and laundry service, and cribs and high chairs are available for guests who are traveling with families. The highly-rated Checker’s restaurant offers three exquisite meals daily, and is open until 9 p.m. The Checker’s Lounge is open until 11 p.m. and was voted Best Martini by Downtown News readers. Room service is also available, 24 hours a day.

Guests can also utilize the business center at the hotel, including printing, copying, business phone service, fax, express mail and audio/visual equipment rentals. For special events, there are two outdoor and five indoor venues available, the largest of which covers 1,750 square feet. So, for your next trip to Los Angeles, be sure to stay at the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, and let EscapeWizard.com help find the best rate by clicking here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).